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Fired Largo seabird sanctuary founder still fundraising for non-profit

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A seabird sanctuary founder is continuing to seek donations for his nonprofit, even after being fired and replaced by his son. Now the two generations are heading to court. Ralph Heath, 71, founded Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in 1972 as a not-for-profit corporation. Located in Indian Shores, Suncoast hit some turbulence recently when Heath’s children started taking control of the business. In a suit filed against their father, the children claim Heath took donations from the sanctuary for personal use. A…

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USF dean accuses doctors, hospital of misdiagnosing stroke

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A misdiagnosis has led University of South Florida dean to take the doctors and hospital responsible to court. Wallace is suing the doctors and the hospital, claiming to have lost the ability to properly continue her job as Vice President of Student Affairs. On May 15, 2015, during a speech at USF, bystanders noticed a change in Wallace’s mental status. She was lowered to the ground, where it was found she had slurred speech and weakness in her right side. After…

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Former Redington Shores Mayor sues city over short-term rental law

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A past mayor of Redington Shores and several other property owners are suing the city over what they claim is an unconstitutional town law regulating short-term rentals. The ordinance in question prohibits properties to be rented for less than a month throughout the town. Former Redington Shores Mayor Jay Beyrouti claims to have been renting his property on a short-term basis for the past 10 years. Other property owners in the suit have also rented short-term since 1982. They haven’t…

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Irishmen sue ‘trusted friend’ over real estate short-sale ruse

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A group of Irishmen are suing a friend and local real estate agent for fraud after they learned the truth about a 2008 home purchase. Ronald Fair, Robert Galbraith and Paul Donnelly are residents of Ireland; they purchased a 3,868-square-foot, waterfront Belleair Beach home in 2008 using licensed real estate agent (and “trusted friend”) Paul Kelly. Kelly initially said the property was listed for nearly $2.3 million, but because it was in foreclosure, it could be purchased for $1 million less.…

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‘World’s largest’ SEO company on the run in Pinellas from California court judgment

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A lawsuit in California is hitting the East Coast, attempting to retrieve money owed from a court settlement. LBA Realty from Irvine, California, won a suit against a former tenant, Attracta Inc., which now owed $405,147 based on the court judgment. However, LBA has yet to receive all the payment. On Dec. 12, LBA filed an affidavit with Pinellas County for permission to go after Attracta in Florida to collect money owed. Before 2013, Attracta Online Services operated out of…

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Square 1 Burger co-founder squares off with accounting partner in rival suits

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While there may be two sides to every story, in one pair of competing lawsuits, it is difficult to determine on which side the truth stands. Leich & Teeling is a Tampa CPA firm co-owned by Barbara Teeling and Ray Leich, both 58; up until 2009, the company was only owned by Leich. Leich and his wife are co-founders of the popular Square 1 Burgers chain of restaurants. In a suit filed Nov. 7, Leich asserted that Teeling stole company funds…

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Dunedin public works employee accuses city of favoring younger women in agency

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Dunedin is coming under fire after an ex-employee says she faced discrimination when applying for a field position because she is an older woman. On Dec. 6, Palm Harbor resident Lisa Massarelli, 53, filed a suit against the City of Dunedin for violating the Florida Civil Rights Act. Massarelli worked for the city from 1993 to 2010 before budget cuts forced her to be laid off. For over 12 years, Massarelli worked as a Field Service Representative for the Public…

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