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Appeal: How much information about 9/11 must FBI share with public?

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A federal appeals court has been asked to overturn a Miami district court judge and order a Freedom of Information Act trial to determine whether the FBI made a proper search for records about its secretive 9/11 Review Commission.
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FBI boss Comey and ‘inexplicable’ delays in matters of ‘highest national importance’

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
The FBI’s renewed push to dismiss a Miami Freedom of Information lawsuit seeking records of the enigmatic 9/11 Review Commission and FBI activities “of the highest national importance” should be denied, court papers contend.
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U.S. judge cites ‘shameful’ FBI delays in making public 9/11 records

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

By Dan Christensen
FloridaBulldog.org
A Miami federal judge Tuesday excoriated the FBI for what she called its “shameful” delays in making public certain records about the bureau’s 9/11 Review Commission.
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Joe Negron resigns from Gunster law firm

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Senate President Joe Negron has resigned from the Gunster law firm, four days after Gov. Rick Scott suggested ethics reforms affecting lawyer-legislators.
Negron’s resignation was announced Monday by H. William ‘Bill’ Perry, Gunster’s managing shareholder.
Negron, a Stuart Republican, had been “of counsel” with the firm, usually referring to an attorney who works on a case-to-case basis for a firm, not as an associate or partner.
“Joe has been a great colleague and a valuable member of our litigation team,” Perry said in a statement. “We have accepted Joe’s resignation with both regret and the knowledge he will continue to dedicate his time and talents to the people of Florida as the leader of the Florida Senate.”
Last week, Scott had proposed a series of additional ethics measures to House Speaker Richard Corcoran, who has focused on heightening ethical standards and government transparency this year.
One provision would ban lawmakers from working for companies, including law firms, that lobby the Legislature. Gunster has a “Government Affairs Law & Lobbying” practice in Tallahassee.
And Corcoran, a Land O’ Lakes Republican, is of counsel in the Tampa office of Broad and Cassel, practicing commercial litigation. That firm too has a government relations practice, including members who lobby in Tallahassee.
Negron’s webpage on the Gunster website, still active as of late Monday morning, showed that he practiced “business litigation” and “corporate law” for the firm, including “the defense of commercial law claims involving millions of dollars at stake.”
His “experience includes claims involving contract law, real estate and construction matters (including construction lien litigation), and insurance coverage,” the site said. “Of particular note, Joe defends litigation claims involving nautical and maritime law matters. He has also represented both for-profit and non-profit corporate directors and officers sued for breach of fiduciary duty.”
In a separate statement Monday, Negron said the “notion of a citizen legislature – people from all walks

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Personnel note: Gunster law firm promotes Lila Jaber, three others

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

A former chair of the Florida Public Service Commission has been promoted to a leadership position at Florida’s business-oriented Gunster law firm.
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Lila Jaber has become Regional Managing Shareholder, joining three other shareholders who also joined the firm’s leadership team, according to a news release.
She already was in charge of firm’s government affairs practice. Jaber has served on Workforce Florida’s board and was a former chair of Leadership Florida, according to her bio.
She was appointed to the PSC, which regulates investor-owned utilities, by former Gov. Jeb Bush and served two terms.
Jaber’s responsibilities now include “recruiting and integrating top talent in north and central Florida, and enhancing the firm’s presence in Tampa, Orlando and Tallahassee,” said H. William ‘Bill’ Perry, the firm’s managing shareholder.
The firm adopted a corporate structure in 2008.
In addition, Derek E. Bruce and Allison E. Turnbull have become Orlando Office Managing Shareholders, and Bill Adams is now Jacksonville Office Managing Shareholder, Perry said.
“Developing our leadership team is the next step in advancing our singular focus on Florida,” he said in a statement. “Local knowledge helps us have a greater impact in these communities, and attracts the best talent to Gunster.”
Gunster, which has 180 attorneys, in 2016 hired four shareholders, 10 associates, and one “of counsel” shareholder, the release said. The firm recently added two offices in Winter Park and Boca Raton.
For the full press release, click here.
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