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Florida Medical Marijuana Cap and Regulations Ruled Unconstitutional

A Florida appellate court ruled that the state’s approach to regulating marijuana is unconstitutional, possibly allowing more providers to jump into a market positioned to become one of the country’s most lucrative. If the ruling stands, it could force state …

Mobile Home Residents Hit With Soaring Rent After Hurricanes

LUMBERTON, N.C. — For eight years, James Lesane paid what he could for his mobile home lot rental every month _ $150. But in February, five months after Hurricane Florence flooded the Lumberton region and shortly after Florida-based company Time …

Tropical Storm Barry May Form in Gulf of Mexico Later This Week

A tropical storm may loom in the Gulf of Mexico late Wednesday or early on July 11 as a low pressure system moves off Georgia into warm waters, gaining strength and threatening offshore oil and natural gas production. The patch …

‘Like the World was Ending’: Shopping Plaza Blast Injures 21

PLANTATION, Fla. — A vacant pizza restaurant exploded Saturday in a thundering roar at a South Florida shopping plaza, injuring more than 20 people as large chunks of concrete flew through the air. The blast flung debris widely along a …

5th Circuit Rejects Assertion that Drunken Driving Equals Intention to Crash

If a drunken motorist collides with another vehicle, can the incident truly be called an accident? A federal judge in Texas said “no” and dismissed a plaintiff’s lawsuit seeking punitive damages from Cincinnati Insurance Co. On Tuesday, the U.S. 5th …

Jim Beam’s Kentucky Fire Ruins 45,000 Barrels of ‘Young Whiskey’

A fire at a Jim Beam bourbon facility in Kentucky destroyed about 45,000 barrels, potentially causing hundreds of millions of dollars of lost spirits. The spirits that went up in flames were “relatively young whiskey,” a spokesman for parent company …

Vegan ‘Meat’ Makers Sue Mississippi Over What to Call It

For vegans, things have never been better: This Fourth of July, they can grill up their choice of plant-based burgers, sausages and hot dogs, dressing them with egg-free mayonnaiseand dairy-free cheese—before finishing off with a scoop or two of cream-less …

Fatal Lion Attack Nets 3 ‘Serious’ Violations for Center

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina labor officials have cited an animal sanctuary for safety violations after a lion fatally mauled a 22-year old intern last December. The state Occupational Safety and Health Division issued a citation Thursday for three “serious” …

Insurer Can’t Deny Coverage Despite Misinformation on Policy Application

An insurer that extended its workers’ compensation coverage for 90 days after discovering the employer had violated the terms of its policy could not then deny coverage for a claim on the grounds that those terms had been violated, the …

Kentucky Supreme Court Voids Liability Waiver in Trampoline Park Injury Case

Kentucky’s Supreme Court has ruled that a damage waiver signed by a parent at a trampoline park does not protect the park from liability in the case of an injured child. The Courier Journal reported that the court reached a …

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