The owner of Southern Bride Boutique, which shut its doors on Florida Avenue in July, tells News Channel 8 that all ordered dresses and accessories will be delivered on time.
The suit seeks compensation for lost property value, environmental cleanup and medical monitoring for people who purchased homes in the Oakbridge and Grasslands communities that were built on reclaimed phosphate mines. It was filed in Tampa federal court on behalf of Oakbridge resident John Jerue by a Houston law firm that advertised for claimants on Facebook and by Lakeland’s Lilly, O’Toole & Brown. Drummond Co., the target of the suit, has not offered comment. The suit also raises questions about political interference in EPA attempts to assess radiation levels, The Ledger reported.
After Lakeland approved Sunday sales in 2015, bar and convenience store owners near city limits pushed the county to follow suit. County commissioners voted 3-2 against Sunday sales last year, but a proponent has replaced an opponent on the board since then.
A survey that went live today at lakelandvalues.com lets you tell City Hall what services are important (or unimportant) to you and what you’d like to see in the future. The information is used in setting priorities as officials develop next year’s budget. The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete — at least it did for me. Take the survey.
The Lakeland part of a $44 million total settlement involves allegations the company failed to report suspicious drug orders sent to pharmacies in Florida and in Maryland.