A bank owned sign is seen in front of a foreclosed home. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Floridians Who Lost Homes To Receive $1,500 Checks As Part Of Settlement

More than 1,700 Floridians who lost their homes to foreclosure will receive small payments as part of a national settlement with five major banks.

CBS Tampa–01/25/2014

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ACLU Sues School District Over Gay-Straight Club

The ACLU is suing a Florida school district for the second time this year, claiming it is once again refusing to approve a gay-straight alliance club at a middle school.


Casey Anthony smiles in court before the start of her sentencing hearing at the Orange County Courthouse Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Anthony was found guilty of lying to law enforcement officers but not guilty of murder charges. (Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel)

Federal Judge OKs Settlement In Casey Anthony Case

A federal bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement between Casey Anthony and a Texas search group that helped look for her missing 2-year-old daughter, Caylee.


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Anthony Reaches Deal In Bankruptcy Case

Casey Anthony has reached a settlement in her bankruptcy case with a Texas search group that helped look for her missing 2-year-old daughter.


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Former Fla. Judicial Assistant Alleges Harassment

A former Florida judicial assistant says in a complaint filed Wednesday that she was fired this month for reporting an affair between a Polk County judge and a bailiff and was later sexually harassed by that bailiff.

CBS Tampa–07/25/2013

File photo of Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin (L), the parents of Trayvon Martin. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Trayvon Martin’s Parents Settle With Fla. HOA

The parents of a teenager who was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer last year have settled a wrongful-death claim against the homeowners association of the Florida subdivision where their son was killed.


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Fla. Gets $8.6M Share Of ‘Robo-Sign’ Settlement

Florida will get an $8.6 million share of a national settlement with a loan processing company over so-called “robo-signing” and other improper mortgage foreclosure practices.


A crane stands on the beach at dawn on the one-year anniversary of the BP oil spill on April 20, 2011 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Orange Beach on the Gulf Coast was impacted by oil in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion which killed eleven crew members. 206 million gallons of oil eventually spilled into the Gulf of Mexico until the BP well was finally sealed. April 20 marks the one-year anniversary of the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. (Photo Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gov. Rick Scott’s Office Criticizing Settlement Reach With BP Oil

Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office is sharply criticizing a settlement reached between the federal government and oil giant BP.


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