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National homebuilder blames Tampa contractor for stucco problems in 8 communities

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One of the country’s largest homebuilders is accusing a past subcontractor after multiple complaints sprouted from eight Florida communities. Weekley Homes is a Houston, Texas-based homebuilder founded in 1976 by brothers David and Dick Weekley. Weekley entered a contract in 2005 with A & D Construction in Tampa. Per the contract, A & D would install stucco in single-family homes. Homeowners have been making claims of defects in the stucco against Weekley. They claim the stucco does not comply with…

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Riverview woman sues electrical contractor for assault, attempted rape

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With an electrician left alone at her home, a Riverview resident was beaten and attacked with a knife as the worker attempted to rape her. “Jane Doe” is suing the electrical company, Big Daddy Electric and its owner, Aaron Allen, after an employee attacked the tenant of the property they were working at. Doe claims the company should have known of the potential danger posed by the employee. A background check performed by Doe revealed the employee was convicted of…

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Homeless man forces question: Is Hillsborough County anti-panhandling ordinance working?

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A homeless man arrested at least 7 times since 2011 for panhandling stirs up the question of whether Hillsborough County panhandling ordinances are truly effective. Hillsborough County increased the limits of its panhandling ordinance to include all public roads in 2011. Previously, it only stretched to county roads. This meant homeless could no longer hold up signs asking for money or goods off roadways anywhere in the county. The goal of the new ordinance was to get people off the…

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Pricey Palm Harbor home rental brings nightmare to tenants, lawsuit to landlord

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After spending a year in a $7,650-a-month home rental, a couple is suing their landlord, claiming the house is falling apart. Jeramie Concklin and his wife, Honor, moved into the 7,600-square-foot rental in Palm Harbor Jan. 15, 2016. Now, Mr. Concklin is suing the landlord to terminate the lease and get a refund of the money spent suing him. The suit was filed Dec. 14, 2016. However, the original landlord, Kamal Nasser, deeded the home to his son, Rifaat Kamal…

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Student paralyzed as six-year-old dies at 17, mother sued for $15.5K funeral costs

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After becoming a quadriplegic 11 years ago at age 6, E’traveon Johnson passed away last year, leaving his mother to pay thousands of dollars for a funeral. Now, Lawson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is suing St. Petersburg resident Chantelle Ross, 37, for refusing to pay nearly $15,500 funeral costs for her 17-year-old son. Lawson Funeral Home is at 4535 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. The suit seeks payment for the funeral, interest and fees associated with bringing the suit.…

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Ashley Furniture founder’s firm accused of defrauding Chicago company

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To settle a $20 million Illinois lawsuit, a Chicago-based company is suing a local firm created by the St. Petersburg-based founder of Ashley Furniture to retrieve documents necessary to help its ongoing case. When M & J Wilkow filed suit in April 2016 against its former employees, the company subpoenaed Third Lake Capital — an investment company of Ronald Wanek, founder of Ashley Furniture — to provide documents providing information on the employee scheme in September. However, Third Lake denied…

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Insurance company sues lawyer for malpractice after $2.5M wrongful death settlement

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After an insurance company had no choice but to pay a $2.5 million settlement for the wrongful death of a 22-year-old Tampa woman, it is now suing its lawyer for malpractice. David Kadyk, of Tampa-based Kadyk & Delesie, P.A., represented Axis Surplus Insurance Company in a wrongful death suit against Axis’ client, Paul Castellano Auto Sales, located at 1205 E. Jackson St. in Tampa. On Nov. 16, 2015, Robert Smith went to Castellano Auto to find a new car. Employee…

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