July 7, 2020

Friday's Daily Pulse

What you need to know about Florida today

| 5/22/2020

› Legal woes force Florida carrier to file for bankruptcy protection
Florida-based DM World Transportation LLC of Longwood, Florida, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This action comes just two weeks after a trailer leasing company filed a motion for final summary judgment in a breach of contract lawsuit against the carrier and its CEO for nearly $1.3 million.

› Sarasota County wants to be reimbursed for costs of redistricting lawsuit
Sarasota County commissioners want to recover the $20,000 in court costs associated with the redistricting lawsuit they won. The wealthy Palmer Ranch developer who spearheaded the legal challenge has offered to pay them. “You spoke succinctly today on your stance that the plaintiff should pay the costs of the county,” Hugh Culverhouse told commissioners in an email on Wednesday. “With the virus and need for our county to open and rebuild, this case needs to be finished.”

› New 18-hole championship golf course opens
Taylor Morrison has unveiled its new 18-hole championship golf course within the Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch community. Golf Course Architect Chris Wilczynski designed the course. It's now open to the public with special introductory prices, according to a press release.

› Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex reopens May 28
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will reopen to the public — with new limitations — on May 28, the Brevard County attraction announced Wednesday. There will be attendance limits, face-covering requirements and a ticket deal kicking in at that time.

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