Governor Ron DeSantis Appoints Two Successful Lawyers to Judicial Positions in Seminole and Sarasota Counties

Sanford, FL – Two lawyers with proven track records have recently been appointed as judges in Seminole and Sarasota Counties, respectively, by Governor Ron DeSantis. These appointments come as replacements for judges who have been promoted from county courts to circuit courts. In Seminole County, Sylvia Grunor, a former donor to Governor DeSantis’ presidential campaign, has been granted the position. Grunor, who hails from Sanford, has a long history in the legal field. She was interviewed by the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission in 2016 and previously ran for the trial bench in 2000. Grunor … Read more

The Battle for Climate Justice: States, Counties, and Cities Take on Energy Industry in Massive Lawsuits

Los Angeles, California and numerous other states, counties, and cities across the country are engaged in an intense legal battle against the US energy industry in state courts. These entities have filed lawsuits against major energy companies like ExxonMobil and Shell, as well as the main trade association for the oil and gas industries, alleging that they have contributed to or facilitated the public nuisance of climate change. The plaintiffs are hopeful that, based on previous mass-tort settlements related to public nuisances, they will be able to secure a massive settlement worth potentially billions of … Read more

Former Virginia Delegate Les Adams Appointed as Judge for the 22nd Judicial District: Southside Politician Begins New Chapter in Danville, Pittsylvania, and Franklin Counties

DANVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia Delegate Les Adams has been appointed as a judge for the 22nd Judicial District. The Virginia General Assembly selected Adams for the position, which covers the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Franklin County. Adams, who had previously served as a politician in the Southside region, represented the 48th House District from 2014 until his resignation in December. During his tenure, he advocated for various issues impacting Henry County, Pittsylvania County, and Martinsville. As a General District Court Judge, Adams will begin his six-year term on February 1. This appointment … Read more

Pajaro Residents Seek Justice and Relief as Lawsuit Blames Counties for Devastating Levee Failure

PAJARO, Calif. – A 64-page lawsuit has been filed by residents of Pajaro, including homeowners, renters, business owners, and even children, against Monterey and Santa Cruz counties and other entities. The plaintiffs, numbering around 800, claim that the failure of the levee has caused them both physical and emotional damage. Antonio Hueso, a Pajaro resident, referred to Pajaro as “the tail of the devil” due to the community’s vulnerability to the disaster. The lawsuit accuses the defendants of negligence, breach of duty, and creating a nuisance. It alleges that the flooding was a direct consequence … Read more