Celia Ampel

Banker Facing Retrial Accuses SEC of 'Intellectual Dishonesty'

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Former BankAtlantic CEO Alan Levan says he's ready to confront a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit that's headed to a retrial after appeal.

Michelle Suskauer Wins Florida Bar Presidency

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The West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney is elected to lead the Florida Bar in 2018-19.

Law Firm's Unusual Goal? Drive Its Top Practice Area Into the Ground

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A Coral Gables law firm has carved a niche in negligent security cases, winning a string of multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements.

Jury Says Landlords Can't Turn Blind Eye to Fake High-End Goods

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Miami lawyers won a $1.9 million verdict showing commercial landlords who turn a blind eye to tenants' trademark infringement can be held liable.

Who You Gonna Call? Developer Hopes It's TIKD Traffic Ticket App

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An app that promises quick and hassle-free traffic ticket defense is getting South Florida ticket lawyers talking.

Class Action Spending on the Rise, Survey Says

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Companies are changing their class action defense strategies as the cases they face become riskier.

Florida Lawyers Win $46.5M Verdict for Baby's Bilirubin Brain Damage

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South Florida attorneys won a $46.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice case.

Man's Suffering, Not Death, From Tobacco Yields $3M Verdict for Widow

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A decadelong court battle against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. will likely continue for a World War II veteran's widow, who turns 90 this year.

Race Car Driver's Swerve Around Service for $7M Judgment Could Mean a Pit Stop in Jail

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A Brazilian former race car driver is ignoring a lawsuit filed against him in Miami — forcing the judge and opposing counsel to take unusual steps.

No Need for Honda to Produce Defense Agreement, Says Takata Special Master

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Honda won a small victory in the heated dispute over documents in the Takata air bag litigation.

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