Celia Ampel

How Takata's $1B Settlement Could Impact Civil Class Action

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Takata's $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over defective air bags will not affect the nationwide class action against the company and automakers, according to plaintiffs counsel in the civil case.

UBS to Pay $18.2M to Puerto Rican Bond Investors Duped by Firm Employee

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A Palm Beach Gardens attorney helped a family win an $18.2 million arbitration award against UBS Financial Services Inc.

Court: Infringement Case Fees Not Covered by Insurance

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The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rules liability insurance does not cover legal fees when a policyholder waits — and waits — to notify the insurer of the litigation.

Son Ordered to Pay $1.47M After Jury Finds He Stole from Dying Father

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A complicated family drama ended in a $1.47 million final judgment against a son who allegedly raided his dying father's safe deposit box.

VW Exec Held in Miami on Conspiracy Charges

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Oliver Schmidt, who is accused of taking part in the company's emissions cheat, was arrested over the weekend and ordered held without bond after a first court appearance.

Stamina Yields Mega-Settlement in Marathon Securities Suit

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When Boies Schiller & Flexner took over a securities fraud case against Halliburton Co., chairman David Boies believed it might never get off the ground. Instead, after 14 years, repeat visits to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and two seminal decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, t

Florida Bar to Honor Pro Bono Efforts

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The Florida Bar will recognize three South Florida attorneys for their pro bono work.

Sessions Attorney General Nomination Opposed by 29 South Florida Law Professors

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About 30 South Florida law professors were among those who signed a letter opposing Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to be U.S. Attorney General in the Trump administration.

The Road to Recovery: How a Law Firm Tracked Down Ponzi Schemer's Lost Funds

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Miami attorneys tell the story of how they recovered millions of dollars for victims of a Ponzi scheme whose mastermind squandered all but $28,000.

Six South Florida Attorneys Disciplined, Three Disbarred

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The Florida Supreme Court disbarred three South Florida attorneys and ordered lighter discipline for three others.

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