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Hillsborough Sheriff petitions for cash seized in raid of major meth dealer

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Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee is petitioning for the nearly $45,000 found during a raid that led to the arrest of a local drug dealer to be kept by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. In the Application for Ex-Parte Order Finding Probable Cause for the Seizure of Property, Gee asks the court to find probable cause that the money was used in violation of the Florida Contraband Act. In Florida, the application must be filed within 10 days of the…

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South Tampa properties in court over shared entry, parking at new ‘Sprouts’ site

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Two neighboring south Tampa properties are battling it out over construction and proposed parking spaces at a shared entryway. The property in dispute is a four-unit strip mall at 1515 S. Dale Mabry Hwy. in Tampa owned by JLR & CER Properties. WPG-Estrella, an entity created by Tampa developer Wagner Property Group, owns four properties to the south of the strip mall. It plans to develop a shopping center called “The Plaza at Estrella.” To the west of the properties…

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Top Florida insurer claims broker sent ‘slanderous’ letters to poach business

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Two insurers are going head-to-head in a lawsuit where one claims the other sent slanderous letters to customers in an attempt to take away business. Tampa-based American Integrity Insurance Company is suing Southern Insurance Group and Tom Johnson, owner of Southern Insurance, in a suit filed Nov. 8, 2016. Plaintiff Robert “Bob” Ritchie is the CEO and founder of American, which has grown to be one of the largest homeowner insurers in Florida, with more than 200,000 policies outstanding. Southern…

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Tampa townhome builder slams contractor for cascade of collapsing walls

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A Plant City contractor is on the hook for a faulty wall installation at a construction site in Tampa that resulted in a cascading domino effect, nearly ruining an entire townhome project. On July 4, 2015, a third-floor masonry wall collapsed at the site of a pair townhomes being developed on a vacant lot at 206 Audubon Ave. in Tampa. The failure, due to improper bracing, caused surrounding walls to cascade, with estimated damage of nearly $100,000. American Zurich Insurance…

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Clash between Station House, manager gets ugly over termination, theft

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When Station House fired Alex Gilmour, it allegedly failed to hold up its end of a contract between the two parties. Restaurateur Alexander Hutton “Alex” Gilmour IV, 42, is best known for The DrYnk Soho nightclub in Tampa. As the former manager of Station House, Gilmour is now suing the downtown St. Petersburg eatery for breach of contract and civil theft. In the suit, he demands payment for unpaid salary and management fees. On July 11, 2014, Station House SP…

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Mobile-home chain wrestles with ex-con tenant over rent payments sent in error

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When Tampa’s Livingston Family Communities came under new ownership at the end of 2015, problems arose for one long term resident of the mobile home park. Kenneth Moore Jr., 54, originally filed suit January 2016 against the newly formed Livingston Family Communities LLC. Although Moore lost that case, he didn’t give up hope. Moore filed an appeal on Nov. 14, 2016. The community was purchased by a newly formed company, Livingston Family Communities. They company paid $1.465 million for the…

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Man thrown off Tampa garage blames strip club, police for failing to prevent attack

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A new lawsuit is opening old wounds for the victim of a 2013 gentlemen’s club brawl where a man was tossed off a parking garage. Jordan Archuleta of Edgewood, New Mexico was in Tampa for work when he decided to visit The Penthouse Club, a gentlemen’s club on Westshore Boulevard. After Archuleta got into an altercation with another patron — purportedly named Raymond Andrew Mondracon — the two were removed from the property. Once outside, the quarrel between them continued.…

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