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 Pinellas Settles Lawsuit with Flooded Hillsborough Residents

 Karen Murphy and her sister, Dianne Campbell, will no longer have to wade    through floodwaters to their front porch, pushing groceries in the recycling cart. They'll be able to take showers and do laundry the same day. And when they turn on the dishwasher, chances are the water won't back up.

That's because they no longer will be living on soggy land adjacent to a flooding lake in northwest Hillsborough County.


  In The News

Attorney John M. LeRoux Named To Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

     The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney John M. LeRoux of Clearwater, FL has been certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

     The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States.  Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts, awards and settlements.  The organization was founded in 1993 and there are approximately 4000 members located throughout the country.  Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.  Forum membership acknowledges excellence in advocacy, and provides members with a national network of experienced colleagues for professional referral and information exchange in major cases.  Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum must have acted as principal counsel in at least one case in which their client has received a verdict, award or settlement in the the amount of one million dollars or more.

A Polk Jury Awards $1.7 Million in Swiftmud Property Case

A Polk County jury has awarded a Lakeland couple $1.7 million for property sought by the Southwest Florida Water Management District for the Lake Hancock lake level project.

The award Sept. 2 went to Titus and Angela Weflen, who had a five-acre horse farm on Saddle Creek Farm Road, said John M. LeRoux, the Clearwater lawyer who represented them.