September 24, 2020

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| 9/15/2020

› Red-light camera fight goes to Supreme Court
A dispute about whether a South Florida city’s red-light camera program violates state traffic laws has gone to the Florida Supreme Court. Motorist Lee Stein is challenging a ruling by the 3rd District Court of Appeal that backed Aventura in the dispute --- one of numerous legal fights in recent years about red-light cameras in the state. A notice filed last week at the Supreme Court, as is common, does not detail the arguments Stein’s attorney will make in the challenge.

› Miami-Dade now reports over 50 cases of West Nile virus after 5 new cases announced
Miami-Dade County has now seen more than 50 reported cases of West Nile virus this year, health officials say. Five more cases have been announced. On Friday, the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County announced five more human cases of West Nile virus infection from local transmission in Miami-Dade residents. This brings the county’s total to 54 cases in 2020.

› UWF wants $15 million from state to create 1st cybersecurity department in Florida
The University of West Florida is planning to request $15 million from the Florida Legislature to establish a new Department of Cybersecurity. The proposal, presented to the university's Board of Trustees last week, is part of a larger initiative to build the Pensacola region's reputation as the "Cyber Coast," a national hub for cybersecurity education, careers, research and innovation.

› Orlando Mills 50 bakery ‘Paris Bánh Mì’ sues competitor with a similar name for copyright infringement
The Vietnamese bakery in Orlando’s Mills 50 neighborhood Paris Bánh Mì is suing one of its competitors, claiming that its nearly identical name is a violation of copyright infringement laws. The owner of the bakery in a federal lawsuit filed Sept. 2 alleged that the owner of the other bakery “willfully and with the intention of causing confusion, mistake, or deception” stole the name Paris Bánh Mì “and did so fully aware that he had no permission.”

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