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Army reservist sues Gov. Scott saying he was illegally fired after being deployed to Afghanistan listen

09/17/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Tags: Rick Scott, labor, lawsuit, Iraq, Afghanistan, Florida

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An Army reservist is suing the administration of Florida Governor Rick Scott because he claims he was illegally fired after being deployed to Afghanistan. Master Sergeant Walter Kreitlow had been employed in law enforcement since 1989. But he says on his third overseas deployment he was terminated from his position with the state Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In a conference call with reporters this morning, Kreitlow’s attorney Thomas Dickens said in doing so, the Scott ...

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The ACLU Challenges Florida Voter Purge in Federal Court; The Conservative Effort to Divide the Working Class

06/11/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Monday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today we'll talk about the ACLU' s lawsuit against Florida over the voting purge. And we'll talk about the conservative strategy to divide working class voters. But first some listener comments about last Friday's program. Several listener comments wanted to discuss the voting purge and tax breaks for Wal-Mart. Here's what three listeners had to say.

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SEIU Challenges New Florida Law Reducing State Employee Pay

06/22/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up we'll talk with a union president who is challenging the new law reducing state worker pay by 3%. But first some listener comments about yesterday's program, the interview with former state Senator Nancy Argenziano. (tape)

Last week the Florida Education Association (FEA) and the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) filed a lawsuit in Circuit Court in Tallahassee, Fla. attempting to block Senate Bill 2100, which levies a thre...

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Pam Bondi Pursues Health Care Reform Lawsuit listen

11/02/10 Kimberly Vlach
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Republican nominee for state attorney general Pam Bondi says it’s important to continue with the multi-state lawsuit against the federal health care reform law passed last March.

In the last push of her 11-month campaign, Pam Bondi looked full of energy and optimism. Surrounded by supporters, friends and family, including her parents, sister and nephew, all were waving Pam Bondi signs. Despite the pouring rain, Bondi still talked to me about Florida’s lead in the lawsuit, calling the ...

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Hillsborough County V. Hillsborough County Commissioner Kevin White listen

01/21/10 Joshua Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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For the first time in history the Hillsborough County Board of County is suing one of their own board members. Today Commissioner Rose Ferlita moved to file suit against Commissioner Kevin White, so that he can be financially accountable for his shared guilt in a sexual harassment suit. White maintains his innocence, and says that if the County takes action against him, he may initiate a countersuit.

Hillsborough County is responsible for almost half a million dollars in legal fees since ...

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Azalea resident sues Raytheon over contamination listen

04/09/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Last year St.Petersburg residents living in the Azalea neighborhood learned that they were living within contamination from underground wastewater seeping from the nearby Raytheon Company plant.

Two class-action lawsuits were filed, and one homeowner has filed her own separate lawsuit.

Colleen Galligan owns a home on Farragut Drive in Azalea Park. That home is one of 19 wells that tested positive for contamination last year. Galligan said that, in one of the worst housing slumps ever, ...

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Tampa Bay Water to sue reservoir contractors listen

10/20/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Tampa Bay Water Board of Directors voted today to initiate a lawsuit against the companies that designed, constructed and provided quality control over the construction of the state’s largest reservoir.

Cracks in the soil cement of the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir in southeastern Hillsborough County were first discovered almost two years ago. The reservoir opened in 2005, but since then, cracks more than 1-inch wide have occurred in two areas of the reservoir embankment, a tot...

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DiMaio re-files political lawsuit listen

04/10/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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A federal lawsuit asking that Florida’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention be seated was amended and re-filed yesterday.

Previously a Tampa judge had said that Tampa Democrat Victor DiMaio did not show that he had standing to file the lawsuit against the national party, the DNC. But in a press conference today, DiMaio’s attorney, Michael Steinberg said the new lawsuit proves DiMaio’s standing.

Steinberg said the lawsuit also adds a count claiming that the DNC violat...

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