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Orlando-area developer sues LongHorn Steakhouse parent

August 6, 2016|Byrd Campbell in the News|

A local developer that was a longtime joint-venture partner in three Central Florida LongHorn Steakhouse restaurants is suing the chain’s parent company for alleged breach of contract, according to court documents. Maitland-based Ronical International Trading LLC [...]

Court backs earlier ruling on local luxury real estate exec’s alleged fraud charge

July 7, 2016|Byrd Campbell in the News|

Longtime Orlando luxury homes specialist Roger Soderstrom was unsuccessful at his third attempt to ward off a claim that he allegedly defrauded a real estate investor out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, court documents [...]

Sisters settle bitter lawsuit over 50-year-old La Cantina steakhouse

May 19, 2016|Byrd Campbell in the News|

Three sisters who worked at the same family-owned Orlando steakhouse since they were teenagers recently settled a nasty lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges co-owner Karen Hart cut off her sister's income and ownership rights, and told [...]

Orlando luxury real estate exec takes on new role, battles fraud charges

January 29, 2016|Byrd Campbell in the News|

One of Central Florida’s most well-known names in luxury residential real estate still has a lot on his plate, despite having sold his company recently. Roger Soderstrom — who last October sold Heathrow-based Stirling Sotheby’s [...]

Christian groups duke it out in ‘Mighty Men’ lawsuit

August 26, 2014|Byrd Campbell in the News|

In a battle of the brands, an Orlando Christian organization is suing a Nashville megachurch over the use of the words "Mighty Men." Orlando's Mighty Men of God Inc. contends the World Outreach Church of Murfreesboro [...]

FDIC, investors claim millions in Old Southern Bank deal

August 14, 2014|Byrd Campbell in the News|

Former leaders of Orlando's first bank to fail during the U.S. financial crisis have agreed to a set of multimillion-dollar deals to settle allegations they caused the bank's demise, regulators and lawyers confirmed this week. [...]

Tucker Byrd Represents Omni Healthcare, Doctors in Suit Vs. Health First

October 21, 2013|Byrd Campbell in the News|

A new lawsuit filed against Health First, the company that runs both Holmes Regional Medical Center and Palm Bay Hospital in Brevard County, alleges the company has maintained a monopoly through intimidation of doctors and [...]

Miami judgment hits Dominican Republic for $50M

June 11, 2013|Byrd Campbell in the News|

Two South Florida companies have won a $50 million foreign judgment against a government agency of the Dominican Republic over a canceled contract to build an irrigation system. U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga signed the [...]

CAFTA agreement boosts Latin American trade and legal disputes in South Florida

March 15, 2013|Byrd Campbell in the News|

A free trade agreement with Central America and the Dominican Republic is boosting South Florida’s trade and business connections, even as it increases legal disputes with those regions. According to World City data, trade volume [...]

HSN personalities’ court battle a cautionary trail

July 12, 2010|Byrd Campbell in the News|

Two personalities who have made millions of dollars hawking Huggable Hangers and custom guitars on HSN have made the Pinellas County Circuit Court their new stage in a fight over publicity rights and product marketing. [...]