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Romano: A heartless decision by St. Pete could change workers' comp in Florida

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In this case, it appears the city of St. Petersburg may get a hefty legal bill, and the state of Florida could see its business-friendly workers' compensation laws blown to bits.

And why does that feel like karma?

Because the city turned its back on a St. Petersburg firefighter injured on the job nearly seven years ago. And because the state was too foolish to realize how much was at stake over what should have been a relatively simple negotiation.

And so now the state Supreme Court has essentially slapped both the city and the state and, more importantly, Florida businesses could come unglued over the potential fallout.

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