Law News

Attorney Javier Lopez with Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton

Rothstein Investor Seeks Reversal of Arbitration Order

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Don Beverly, a victim of Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme, is asking a state appellate court to reverse an order compelling arbitration in a dispute with his financial adviser.

I Object: Introducing a New Blog From Carlton Fields

By Julie Kay |

Attorneys at Carlton Fields Jorden Burt are introducing a new blog geared to trial, appellate and in-house counsel managing litigation.

On Trial's Eve, Rothstein Feeder Fund Owner Agrees to SEC Settlement

By John Pacenti |

On the eve of trial, the SEC reached a settlement with George Levin, the owner of the main feeder fund for Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.

Corrections Chief: Don't Judge Agency by Bad Apples Alone

By News Service of Florida |

Corrections Secretary Michael Crews was picked two years ago to oversee an agency that is responsible for more than 100,000 prisoners.

State Seeks Fine Against 2 Miami Companies for Unlicensed Mortgage Work

By Adolfo Pesquera |

The Florida Office of Financial Regulation gave notice of intent to fine two Miami-based companies $25,000 each for processing mortgage loans without a mortgage lender license.

Alexander Martini with his wife Melissa Aponte Martini

Meet Alexander Martini, FIU Law Grad and Top Scorer on Bar Exam

By Julie Kay |

IRS agent Alexander Martini beat out 2,800 others who took the July test. Martini is Florida International University's law valedictorian.

In Shakedown Scam Thousands of Victims Were Coerced to Pay Fees for Nonexistent Merchandise

By John Pacenti |

A Peruvian man has been convicted of running a shakedown scam threatening Spanish-speaking victims in the United States.

Judge Nixes $83M Settlement With Developers of Failed Fontainebleau Las Vegas

By John Pacenti |

A federal bankruptcy judge in Miami rejected the proposal, partly because it would have protected Aventura's Soffer family from other recovery efforts by contractors on the unfinished project.

NBC's "Bad Judge" is Offensive, DBR Readers Say

By Julie Kay |

Based on an online poll by the Daily Business Review, 55 percent of respondents agree with the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers that NBC should yank the prime-time television series "Bad Judge."

Judge Jorge E. Cueto

Workers' Comp Test Cases Before Florida Supreme Court

By Noreen Marcus |

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Cueto's finding that workers' comp fails to provide "a reasonable alternative remedy to the tort remedy it supplanted" would upend a system that dates to the Great Depression.

Protest for the legalization of medical marijuana

In Debate Over Medical Marijuana, Some See Dollars

Thousands have attended workshops about how to start medical marijuana businesses.

Circuit Judge Orlando A. Prescott

Judge Prescott Seeks Out Causes, Not Symptoms

By Carlos Harrison |

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Orlando Prescott said he got tired of sentencing people to state prison as a prosecutor: "I'd rather give somebody a chance with their life," he says.

Scott Rothstein

Broker Pleads Guilty in Rothstein Ponzi Scheme

By John Pacenti |

A Miami stockbroker has pleaded guilty for helping generate business for disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.