A medical equipment company is looking to get a whistleblower case tossed after a plaintiffs lawyer was disqualified for doing previous legal work for the defendant.
A medical equipment company is looking to get a whistleblower case tossed after a plaintiffs lawyer was disqualified for doing previous legal work for the defendant.
Becoming the first Colombian-American judge elected in Florida has special meaning for Diana Gonzalez-Whyte, who was inspired to pursue a law career after facing discrimination.
The state Judicial Qualiifications Commission filed ethics charges against Broward Circuit Judge John Contini.
The final auction of luxury items once owned by Ponzi scammer Scott Rothstein will feature a 12.08-carat canany yellow diamond hidden by Rothstein's wife from federal agents.
The owner of the Law Offices of Elizabeth R. Wellborn said she is closing her Deerfield Beach foreclosure law office after 12 years.
Professionals in Argentina and the United States are counting on reforms to expand investment and the business environment in the Latin American country.
A renewed fight over enforcement of a 17-year-old agreement on the treatment of homeless people in Miami went to court in 2014, but a federal appeals court rejected attorney fees in the latest round of litigation.
Companies first look in-house, then general counsel tend to look regionally and in their industries with networking plays a sizable role.
Bar exam passage rates sank in several big states, indicating a drop in the qualifications of students amid fewer law school applications.
Lawyers for Podhurst Orseck are accusing Greenspoon Marder lawyers of egregious conduct by filing the charging lien after withdrawing from the case before trial.
A New York federal judge approves the settlement with Citco Group for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
St. Thomas University School of Law has entered into a 3+3 partnership with Lynn University to allow students to get their undergraduate and law degrees in six years rather than seven.
Miami attorney Bruce Katzen has reached a confidential settlement with Wells Fargo Bank after suing the bank for $1.6 million in attorney fees.
Circuit Judge Meenu Sasser is one of the most highly regarded jurists in Palm Beach County, according to a Palm Beach County Bar Association survey.
The ridesharing company Lyft is facing a wrongful death lawsuit after one of its drivers allegedly crashed into a Miami motorcyclist.
Florida needs 24 new judgeships statewide, mostly owing to an increased workload in county courts, the Florida Supreme Court reports.
A federal judge orders Sentry Asset Group and its owner to pay $378,000 for fraudulent precious metals sales.
The Florida Department of Transportation and companies responsible for a Key Largo utility box defeated the lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist who crashed into the box on a grass median in Key Largo.
Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi defeats the town's motion to dismiss his lawsuit seeking attorney fees for successfully fighting to regain his seat after defeating public corruption charges.
Attention has focused on high-priced pain creams of questionable value produced at compunding pharmacies, writes attorney Bernard M. Cassidy.
A Miami judge stays hundreds of thousands of red light camera tickets and asks the Third District Court of Appeal to take a look at the issue.
In the latest twist in dueling lawsuits over blackjack in Florida, Gov. Rick Scott's administration is asking a federal court in Tallahassee to dismiss a legal challenge filed last month by the Seminole Tribe.
The environmental law firm Earthjustice files a petition challenging the air pollution created when cane fields are burned before harvesting.
Attorneys who wrongly assumed they'd reach an agreement canceled trial in a long-running foreclosure dispute over unpaid assessments at a Weston business park.
For more than 15 years since the privatization of child welfare in Florida, the Florida Department of Children and Families has contracted with lead agencies like ChildNet and Our Kids of Miami-Dade/Monroe Inc. to operate the system of care that has all too frequently relied upon substandard, dangerous group home placements, and sometimes even placements in motels, hotels, shelters or offices.
Miami attorney Howard Srebnick shares what he's learned from delivering two oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.
New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez has settled a dispute over $380,000 in attorney fees incurred by Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani related to the firm’s representation of him in a performance-enhancing drug scandal.
The Plantation Democrat joins Chicago-based Arnstein & Lehr as an of counsel in its Fort Lauderdale office.
The federal magistrate served longer than any other in the Southern District of Florida.
The recent rash of Chapter 11 filings deemed to be "prepackaged"—the secured lenders "purchase" the company in an equity for debt swap that's often the result of a failed leveraged buyout (LBO)—highlights the perils and pitfalls facing trade vendors, unsecured creditors and shareholders of a leveraged buyout entity, writes Charles M. Tatelbaum.
The Daily Business Review is honoring five general counsel's offices and eight law firm litigation departments in an annual contest.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Jonathan Pollard helps reverse a noncompete injunction against an IT company looking to do business with famed motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
A Miami jury awarded $301,000 to Joey Malvaes, who had an experience that was indeed "miles away from ordinary" after taking a Corona Extra bottle out of its case at a family Christmas party in 2013, which then exploded in his hand.
A high-profile case tests for the first time whether a business-expansion group that's a government contractor must comply with Florida's public records law.
While at first glance an asbestos case may seem not to have much relevance to other product cases (such as automobiles, recreational products, appliances and so forth), Aubin has mass appeal because it involved tensions between the consumer expectations and risk utility tests, as well as other issues involving causation.
The Justice Department has beefed up its stance on white-collar crime in corporate America under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, write attorneys Alison Tanchyk and Melissa M. Coates.
Nationstar Mortgage deserves a new trial in a foreclosure case after the clerk's office send a trial notice email into electronic oblivion by mistake.
The Fourth DCA rules Fort Lauderdale attorney Bradley Edwards can pursue his malicious prosecution claim against convicted billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, but there's a hitch.
The Florida Legislature is being asked to modify alimony and child timesharing laws once again, writes attorney Lori Barkus.
A retrial is ordered in a bad faith claim against Geico after a federal judge erases the company's attorney-client privilege claim to more than 100 pages of documents.
A Miami federal court approves a combined $200 million settlement with mortgage servicers Ocwen and Nationstar over a home insurance scandal.
Partners Michael Goldberg and David Spector will lead an Akerman team that will litigate fraud cases, manage settlement funds for fraud victims and help banks, insurers and retailers detect fraud.
Amid growing scrutiny of the fantasy sports industry, two top Florida Republicans announced they have filed legislation that would make it clear that betting on fantasy sports is legal.
The jury award goes to a former Royal Caribbean crew member who developed kidney trouble at sea and didn't understand what doctors found when she was treated in Portugal.
Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro of San Antonio tells a Miami legal summit that he wants relations between the U.S. and Latin America to focus more on trade and other economic opportunities than the negatives of immigration, drugs and corruption.
The sandwich restaurant chain emerges from bankruptcy in Miami with a $2.5 million cash injection from its Spanish parent.
Dade Medical College is facing litigation from at least one former student following its abrupt Oct. 30 shutdown.
Miami-based Diaz Reus is expanding to gain more flexibility dealing with existing clients.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, who loudly opposed a medical marijuana measure that appeared on the 2014 ballot, is staying on the sidelines this time around.
Judicial ethics rules encourage judges to get out and mingle with the bar and the public. At the same time, those rules place restrictions on judges' relationships off the bench to minimize conflicts of interest—real or perceived.
Two Jacksonville law firms are asking a Tallahassee federal judge to approve fees of $500 an hour in the successful fight for same-sex marriage in Florida. Bills from other firms are expected.
Miami-Dade County is working to update its criminal court computer system, which has not seen substantial upgrades since it was installed in 1992.
Miami Beach real estate lender George Kalivretenos is going from a penthouse suite to federal prison for seven years in an escrow scam.
Former Miami Dolphins guard Ed Newman started law school while still in the pros and moved on to the Miami-Dade County Court bench.
In a move that could help boost recovery of troubled Apalachicola Bay, U.S. senators from Florida and Alabama have asked a Senate panel to intervene in what they call "the Army Corps of Engineers' ongoing mismanagement" of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.
More than two decades of case law development outweigh outdated fears of a change in Florida expert witness standards, writes attorney Christopher Johnson.
Miami-based Akerman reports growth in revenue and profits in the year ended Oct. 31.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal rules a Broward judge went too far in barring a man from posting online comments and photos about a police officer he accused of mistreatment.
No one wanted to pay for the repair work on the steel at the 63-story 900 Biscayne Bay condo tower. A federal judge orders ACE American Insurance to pay up.
A jury awards $14.5 million to a Miami chiropractor who suffered permanent back injuries in a collision with an uninsured motorist near the Golden Glades interchange in 2004.
Miami attorneys for "Empire" creator Lee Daniels agree to move his $10 million defamation claim with Sean Penn to New York state court, paying Penn in the process.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal orders s do-over by either a judge or jury after $30 milllion was awarded in a Broward Circuit Court smoker case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco.
The Miami-Dade jury award goes to media company Caribevision in a breach-of-contract case.
A Fort Lauderdale attorney files South Florida's first lawsuit against the owner of El Faro, whose 33 crew members died when the ship sank in Hurricane Joaquin.
Miami aviation attorney Steven Marks settles a malpractice suit with an insurance company seeking to recover a $2 million payment in a helicopter crash involving billionaire developer Jeffrey Soffer.
Florida Power & Light Co. wins a $2.9 million final judgment against Verizon Florida LLC in Miami-Dade Circuit Court over unpaid bills.
American Business USA Corp. in Wellington, which uses its 1Vende.com website to receive orders for out-of-state deliveries, was hit with a $137,000 tax bill.
University of Arkansas Little Rock's Angela Epps is named dean of Florida A&M School of Law in Orlando, beating out 28 other applicants.
Sen. Bill Nelson delivered the biggest understatement during a weekend-long state Democratic Party convention that was supposed to fire up activists for next year's election.
Latinas’ share of the labor force has nearly doubled over the last 20 years. However, they continue to face a significant wage gap, earning less than Latinos, white women and white men.
As the Obama administration enters its final year, lawyers keep up the pressure to close the prison.
Florida managing partners see nothing but sunny skies these days, but they're prepared for challenges in the future, based on the Daily Business Review's annual managing partners survey.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplines 11 South Florida attorneys, disbarring three and suspending eight.
Broward Circuit Judge Michael Gates was recovering in the hospital after being shot in Vietnam when he met his wife and decided law would be his career after the military.
A state appeals court rejected arguments by a gun-rights group that sought to overturn a University of Florida ban on firearms in residence halls and other university housing.
A well-funded family law attorney backed by judicial kingmaker Hector Lombana is challenging first-term Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jason Bloch.
The Florida Supreme Court quashes a lower court decision in an asbestos case and reinstates a $6.6 million judgment for a former construction supervisor with mesothelioma.
The state insurance commissioner said the time might be right to end Florida's "no-fault" auto insurance system, but lawmakers aren't expected to focus on such a change during the 2016 legislative session.
Meet Jared Spector, 26, the highest scorer in the latest Florida Bar exam, who beat out 2,687 other people and was asked to speak at the Florida Supreme Court official induction ceremony.
It turns out 100 Lincoln Road is not the "corner of happy and healthy" for the Walgreen Co., after the Third DCA blocked its $28 million deal in Miami Beach.
GEICO General Insurance Co. was ordered to pay $9.6 million after one of its car insurance policyholders successfully sued the company for bad faith.
The easing of U.S. restrictions against Cuba entice businesses to explore new markets, but Americans need to know about the breadth of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act before venturing south, writes attorney Aryeh Kaplan.
NAWL's survey is out—and the picture for women is bleak.
Orlando-based Morgan & Morgan and Fort Lauderdale's James Sokolove Law Firm are national leaders in TV ad spending, a U.S. Chamber Institute for legal Reform report says.
The Daily Business Review has selected finalists in 12 categories for its annual Most Effectve Lawyers recognition program.
A fair housing nonprofit is suing Jungle Island and the city of Miami for charging $2,200 for a ramp for an event honoring people with disabilities.
Legalization of same-sex marriage nationally raises questions about same-sex divorce and the role of prenutpial agreements in marital planning, writes attorney Mitchell K. Karpf.
Nova Southeastern University has named its law library the Panza Maurer Law Library in honor of the Fort Lauderdale law firm that donated $1 million for scholarships.
A federal judge in Fort Lauderdale sentences Michael Szafranski to three years in prison for helping attract new investors for law firm chairman Scott Rothstein as his $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme was sinking.
A family who lost jewelry and cash worth more than $2 million during a Chase Bank robbery in Boca Raton is suing the bank for negligence and breach of contract.
Companies with vested interests in standalone liquor stores like Publix and ABC are opposed by other big retailers pushing for supermarket liquor sales.
A decision favoring a mentally disabled man's request to review conditions restricting him at a Gainesville group home opens the door for potentially thousands of people to live freer lives.
The year 2015 was an active year in the evolution of EU privacy law, and could set the stage for further issues down the line.
A state appeals court finds 'trustworthiness' in mortgage lenders' records after the foreclosure crisis, writes attorney Evan Rosen.
Claims stay alive in a lawsuit by residents challenging plans to develop a condo tower that would carry traffic through their affluent single-family neighborhood.
Attorneys for Takata and several major automakers argue vehicle owners who allege they took an economic hit by buying cars with defective Takata air bags should take advantage of a mass recall.
A state judicial disciplinary panel recommends a three-month suspension and a $20,000 fine for Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato following her drunken-driving conviction.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman said he always wanted to do litigation after interning with a circuit judge during college.
Florida Senate President Andy Gardiner is exploring what the state can do to shut down daily fantasy sports, even as federal prosecutors are probing the online industry that has taken the nation by storm and drawn accusations of illegal gambling.
John Sumberg of Bilzin Sumberg writes about United Way being supported by 34 law firms and nearly 500 Miami lawyers.
Miami-based Diaz, Reus & Targ has announced a strategic alliance with Austrralian firm Holman Webb Lawyers to capitalize on increasing cross-border work between Latin America and Australia.
A Fort Lauderdale law firm is bringing a class action lawsuit against the makers of Natural American Spirit, alleging its cigarettes are fraudulently advertised as "natural" and "organic."
A fired sales representative formerly with a Palm Beach Gardens subsidiary of an medical equipment maker Biomet files a whistle-blower lawsuit in New York state court.
Miami lawyers are defending Lee Daniels against a $10 million defamation lawsuit filed by Sean Penn.
Berger Singerman celebrates its 30th anniversary by giving $300,000 in donations to 30 charities in the Floirda cities where it has offices.
Outrage over the fatal shooting of a Boynton Beach man by a Palm Beach Gardens police officer reached the state Capitol, as members of the black legislative caucus called for an independent review of the man's death.
A federal appeals court allows a financial hardship inquiry when evaluating noncompete agreements under Florida law, raising the stakes for employers, writes attorney Paul O. Lopez.
A Palm Beach County couple is leading a federal class action suit against AAA and Auto Club South, claiming they were charged hundreds of dollars in hidden fees.
The Third District Court of Appeal gives a Miami lawyer a slap on the wrist for failing to work on a case after his clients stopped paying.
A former litigation practice group leader at Roetzel & Andress in Naples has filed suit against the Ohio-based law firm, accusing it of trying to enforce a noncompete agreement banned by the Florida Bar.
A case before the Florida Supreme Court asks whether mortgage lenders can get a second chance at foreclosure beyond the five-year statute of limitations, writes attorney Bruce Jacobs.
Three gun bills that will be considered during Florida's legislative session next year continue to pass through Senate committees.
Outdated community association covenants and declarations mean foreclosing lenders can skip paying past owners' overdue fees, writes attorney Michael E. Chapnick.
U.S. Magistrate Judge John O'Sullivan approves the final settlement with Anheuser-Busch in a class action alleging the packaging misled U.S. consumers about where the beer is brewed.
Former members of the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa Jupiter dropped the club from a class action lawsuit alleging their deposits should have been refunded when Donald Trump took over.
A social media privacy bill introduced in the state Senate would safeguard the private social media accounts of employees and job applicants, write attorneys April Boyer and Yamilet Hurtado.
A major battle is brewing between supporters and opponents of a stricter standard for expert testimony in Florida state courts.
South Florida is getting a piece of the litigation action against embattled fantasy sports sites with the lawsuit filed in Miami federal court.
The lawyers have joined forces to create a community association, real estate and banking law firm, Backer Aboud Poliakoff & Foelster, with offices in Boca Raton and Miami Beach.
The state attorney general's office is asking the Florida Supreme Court to review the wording of a medical marijuana legalization referendum, and another measure is in the works.
The Miami office of Lawyers for Children America, which advocates for foster children, needs help to overcome a $45,000 funding shortfall.
The 300-attorney firm acquired the seven-attorney Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack trust and estates firm with offices in Boca Raton and Delray Beach.
Broward County Judge Olga Levine's passion is devoting her legal life to helping children.
Civil rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz, a defendant in a defamation case, initially used the deposition to attack the plaintiff lawyers.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John K. Olson in Fort Lauderdale questions the underpinnings of a Chapter 11 case in colorful language, and the parties quickly agree to a dismissal.
The board rejected reciprocity and admission by motion on a unanimous voice vote.
A legal battle over the Miami International Boat Show seemed near resolution, but Key Biscayne has added to its complaint against the city of Miami.
Miami attorney Oscar Sanchez, a 25-year partner at Akerman, is the first Hispanic chair of the board of the University of Florida Law Center Association.
Setting up another potential tug-of-war over spending, Gov. Rick Scott vowed to push for another hefty package of tax cuts in the coming year.
At every law firm, accounting practice or other professional services provider, practitioners are expected to bring in fee-paying clients. But what separates those who do the work from those who are admired, even revered, for being rainmakers generating business that builds the bottom line?
A West Palm Beach apparel company is suing PacSun and Kendall and Kylie Jenner for alleged trademark infringement.
A Miami federal judge dismissed two employment claims filed by construction workers who helped build Marlins Park.
Retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz says he was used as an example in a $1 billion extortion plot targeting retail magnate Les Wexner.
According to estimates, more than 57 million Americans play and wager on fantasy sports making it a $27B annual business. With the rise in popularity comes a slew of legal and workplace issues.
A state appeals court rules Fort Lauderdale has sovereign immunity that could block bills for unpaid services provided by the Broward County sheriff's office.
Port St. Lucie marine photographer Tony Ludovico is suing the Pelagic apparel company that allegedly lifted his copyrighted "Portrait of a Bull" mahimahi image.
Fort Lauderdale trial lawyer Gary Farmer, former president of the Florida Justice Association, has filed to run for Florida Senate, but already has a strong challenger.
Meet 20-year-old Robyn Crawford--one of the youngest people to graduate from law school, pass the Florida Bar and land a job as a state prosecutor.
Workplace bullies increase health costs, decrease productivity, force out good employees and harm customer perceptions. That make it imperative for employers to identify and deal with them, writes attorney Kelly Kolb.
Twenty honorees are honored at the Daily Business Review's second annual Women in Law recognition luncheon at the JW Marriott Miami.
Carlton Fields Jorden Burt wants more than $1 million in fees and costs for work in a guardianship case called the talk of Miami-Dade's probate court.
Attorney Robert Fernandez, who said the case had a "soap opera of a fact pattern," argued his clients were misled into signing away majority control of their company.
Three Fort Lauderdale attorneys claim Gainesville's Uber Promotions has a yearslong lead on the California-based ridesharing company in the transportation field.
Justin Sayfie, publisher of the Sayfie Review pollitical website, joins Ballard Partners as managing partner of its new Fort Lauderdale office.
Disbarred Pompano Beach attorney Jeff Norkin is filing after his disbarment in a case where the Florida Supreme Court described him as "defiant and contemptuous."
Foreclosure defense attorney Thomas Ice is gearing up to launch a program to offer free legal services and allow clients to hire attorneys for piecemeal work, instead of entire cases.
The Florida Supreme Court has accepted for review Norman v. State, a Fort Pierce case that tests the Second Amendment in Florida for the first time since McDonald and Heller wrought a fundamental change in the way the judicial system treats firearms possession.
Longtime Broward Circuit Judge Robert Lance Andrews was known for his wit, colorful rulings handlebar mustache.
The chief of the Florida Department of Children and Families told lawmakers his agency is making progress at carrying out reforms but still has a long way to go.
A Southwest Florida lawmaker is renewing a push to better protect elderly Floridians from unscrupulous guardians who take control of seniors' assets.
Former members of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission worry the next group could be too political to be productive.
Two Colson Hicks Eidson attorneys won an $11 million verdict for two women injured by a driver who was allegedly drag-racing.
Unfortunately, there’s no shortage of crooks for our annual list of the dirty dozen.
Bank of America has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by investors in Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme days before trial was to begin.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal sides with Port St. Lucie, which has withheld photos of the scene where a woman fell up to her knee on a uncovered sewer valve access pipe.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Veronica Diaz said she wanted to be an attorney "from the time that I could understand what an attorney was."
In an apparent tactical move, retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz offers to settle a defamation case filed against him by a Fort Lauderdale lawyer and a Utah law professor.
Federal judges can't eliminate convicted fraudsters' obligation to pay restitution in exchange for cooperation in another case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rules.
Broward Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal is stepping down from the bench Oct. 31 in the fallout from her arrest for driving under the influence, leaving a courthouse vacancy unlikely to be filled before January.
Former TD Bank executive Frank Spinosa pleads guilty to fraud conspiracy in Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
Danny Hertzberg and Jerri Hertzberg Bassuk describe the implications of the newly mandated form for residential real estate closings.
When Robert Murphy said he wanted to try to get his student loan debt erased, the person overseeing his bankruptcy case told him he had a better shot of getting hit by a bus. Now he's closer than ever to victory.
The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice calls for technological improvements and rule changes to expand free legal services in a world of limited resources.
A Fourth DCA panel upheld Palm Beach Circuit Senior Judge Eli Breger's finding that a certified process server followed state law when he served a foreclosure lawsuit on two homeowners.
A federal judge allows Florida law firms to advertise specialties even without board certification in a lawsuit brought by West Palm Beach plaintiffs firm Searcy Denny.
Consultants estimate $14 billion in lost productivity due to fantasy football, but in-house leagues can be good for employee engagement. Employers should be aware of the ins and outs before deciding whether to get involved, writes attorney Lisa McGlynn.
With the Department of Health unable to say when licenses will be issued in the state's new medical-marijuana industry, a House Republican blasted delays in carrying out a 2014 law billed as helping children with severe epilepsy.
The chairman of a key House panel says a controversial bill about background checks for workers at after-school programs won't get a hearing "in its current form" from his committee.
A federal judge dismisses a class action filed by graduates alleging the Jacksonville law school misled them about their job opportunities after graduation.
Florida Bar President Ramon Abadin acknowledged reciprocity is likely a dead issue this year.
Five general counsel and their staff will be honored at an event next month in Miami.
The Palm Beach County legal community renews commitments to fight domestic violence.
Bankruptcy trustee Ken Welt says he can't meet demand for a pilot program selling houses in bankruptcy and converting no-asset properties into distributions for secured and unsecured creditors.
Taxi drivers are suing Broward County, for regulatory changes to accommodate Uber and Lyft ridesharing services.
The late Miami criminal defense attorney Richard Sharpstein will be remembered with a fundraiser benefiting homeless people on Oct. 18 in Miami Beach.
Most employees and job seekers could refuse to turn over private user names and passwords for social media sites without retribution, under a revived measure approved by a Senate panel.
A scholarship fundraiser is set Thursday in memory of the late Miami-Dade Assistant Pubic Defender Rodney Thaxton, who died 20 years ago.
A landmark divorce case challenges Florida's birth certificate statute, which lists only one parent for same-sex couples.
A Fort Lauderdale attorney won a $3.2 million verdict for a client who suffered orthopedic and brain injuries after a tractor-trailer accident.
An engineering company ends six years of litigation by agreeing to a $1 million settlement with the family of a postal worker who died in a collision on the job.
Retired Miami-Dade Circuit Judge William Gladstone, who dedicated his life to children's issues and lived to see a new children's courthouse in Miami named after him, died at 85.
FIU's Karen Gottlieb praised Judge Adalberto Jordan's dissent while viewing the majority's ruling with disbelief. "To summarily deny her even the possibility of going forward was quite extraordinary," Gottlieb said.
Florida businesses benefit from a new deterrent to combat harm or loss caused by unauthorized access to protected computer systems, writes attorney Matt Grosack.
A former oil executive must pay his ex-wife $34 million for a five-week delay in transferring company stock to her. West Palm attorney Jeff Fisher persuaded a judge to rely on a little-used precedent for damage calculations.
An overview of law firm compensation may show that a lawyer in South Florida probably has less of a chance at a substantial raise than a fast-food worker.
Judge Leslie Rothenberg will become chief judge of the Third District Court of Appeal when she succeeds Richard J. Suarez in 2017.
A South Beach landlord will double its rent after evicting a tenant to make room for Steve Madden's shoes.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Rosa Figarola spent 18 years in the public defender's office before being appointed to County Court in 2000 by then-Gov. Jeb Bush.
Nine days after arguments, the Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld the verdict for a Palm Beach Gardens woman whose car rolled over three times on Interstate 95.
Criticism of Gov. Rick Scott for his alleged failure to make diverse appointments to the Miami-Dade bench fails when the full list of appointments is presented, writes attorney Levi G. Williams Jr.
Robert "Bobby" Gilbert, who led Grossman Roth's class action and complex business litigation practice, is joining Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert as a name partner.
Sonia Escobio O'Donnell of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt helped win an acquittal of an American woman accused of murdering her husband in Costa Rica.
Miami attorney Paul Kunz said a lawsuit was the only way he could get his child's kindergarten class down to 18 students.
Auto magnate Norman Braman withdraws as a plaintiff in a lawsuit against the city of Miami over a $9 million subsidy for the planned SkyRise tower in downtown Miami.
Miami litigator Michael Higer is getting a lot of questions about his view of reciprocity.
Uber is on the road to defeating a state decision that its drivers should be considered employees, not independent contractors.
A state appeals court rules sellers are obligated to disclose known hidden defects even when houses are sold as it, writes attorney Oscar R. Rivera.
The Internal Revenue Service has a deadline this week to deliver more information on foreigners with U.S. bank accounts to their home countries, writes attorney Eduardo Arista.
County Court Judge Jacqueline Schwartz will be suspended without pay starting Nov. 6 for ethics violations.
The Third District Court of Appeal calls for better definitions in Florida probate law in a dispute over wills made in New York and Argentina.
The Third District Court of Appeal sides with a man wrongly accused of being a deadbeat dad. The state Revenue Department was off by a middle initial.
The Florida Supreme Court disbarred two South Florida attorneys and imposed lesser punishment on six others.
Judge Jay Bybee's decision says colleges can cover the full cost of attendance, but scraps compensation for use of players' names, images and likenesses.
Chartwell Law Offices is set to acquire the 22-lawyer Florida law firm Wadsworth Huott, bringing Valley Forge-based Chartwell to more than 110 attorneys, including 40 in the Sunshine State. The merger is expected to go into effect Oct. 5.
The Florida Justice Association is the latest legal group to come out in opposition to recirprocity proposals by the Florida Bar.
Brace yourself for unpleasant surprises at courthouses in Palm Beach County, with the clerk's office projecting docketing delays of up to eight days.
The Third District Court of Appeal rules on a landmark guardianship case involving a doctor and his in-laws, and an estate of $12 million that allegedly has been drawn down to $6 million by legal fees.
Former TD Bank executive Frank Spinosa agrees to plead guilty to fraud conspiracy next month for his role in disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein's Ponzi case.
While law firms are taking steps to improve their perception, not focusing on the data breach war at home is a huge misstep.
The new law carves out an exception to the general rule that a financial institution is obligated to fully comply with a properly issued subpoena.
U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno won't delay the air bag multidistrict litigation while the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration looks into allegations of product defects, deaths and injuries.
Amendments taking effect Thursday change the state law to require more details and early confidentiality, writes attorney Phillip J. Harris .
A former Tampa Bay Buccaneer who claims he contracted a drug-resistant staph infection at the team's training camp wins the right to pursue his claim in state court.
The lawyers in the niche practice of business aviation have joined forces to open Lapayowker Burgess.
There's no relief in sight for South Florida clerks of court, whose offices face multimillion-dollar budget shortfalls.
Bounced from the Broward circuit bench by the Florida Supreme Court, Laura Watson now faces Florida Bar disciplinary action that could result in the suspension or loss of her law license.
A recent Florida Supreme Court ruling means that prenuptial contracts don’t need to be so carefully worded to include every possible situation.
Manuel Dobrinsky and Randy Rosenblum left their former firm and joined forces with Miami solo practitioner Dan Dolan to form Dolan Dobrinsky Rosenblum.
National news organizations began working on stories about the verdicts in the Dewey & LeBoeuf case long before the jury’s deliberations ended. “What are the lessons?”
Marcia Cypen, executive director of Legal Services of Greater Miami Inc., recognizes 50 years of achievement by the legal aid group.
A Florida Bar committee offers guidance to attorneys on what clients should do about their embarrassing and unflattering social media posts, writes attorney Brian M. Karpf.
The owner of a Miami mortgage company has been sentenced for running a $64 million mortgage fraud scheme.
Ford Motor Co., Honeywell International Inc. and three other companies have settled with the estate of a Florida woman who died of mesothelioma after alleged asbestos exposure.
Five candidates have filed to run for Broward clerk of the courts, including the incumbent's wife, the former Broward Democratic Party chair and the Broward public defender's administrator.
The Daily Business Review held its 2015 Rising Stars event at the Rusty Pelican in Key Biscayne.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Alberto Milian fled Cuba as a child and saw his dad overcome injuries in a bombing that ripped his father's legs off.
Carlisle Development co-founder Lloyd Boggio, who is accused of misusing $26 million in federal tax credits and grants, wants his day in court on federal fraud charges.
Two federal courts offer guidance on insurance coverage for defective construction claims, writes attorney Ronald L. Kammer.
BBX Capital and its chairman, Alan Levan, are ordered to pay a combined $5.85 million for fraud as bad loans brought down Fort Lauderdale-based BankAtlantic.
The Daily Business Review will recognize eight law firms in the third annual Litigation Department of the Year Awards at a ceremony Nov. 17 in Miami.
The court rejects a Florida Bar proposal that would have allowed lawyers to accept referrals from agencies not owned by attorneys.
The Florida Board of Bar Examiners and the Palm Beach County Bar Association are the latest groups to come out against allowing out-of-state lawyers to practice in the state without passing the bar exam.
A co-worker sues a Palm Beach Sheriff's Office sergeant she claims infected her with herpes.
A federal appeals court has found that two famous versions of the Batmobile were protected under the copyright for the original Batman comic strip held by DC Comics.
A childcare franchisee has appealed a Fort Pierce federal judge's order awarding nearly $1 million to the franchisor, finding that the franchisee was responsible for the failure of a daycare center.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal sides with a gay student seeking in-state tuition based on marriage in Massachusetts to a Florida resident.
Matthew Greer, former CEO of Carlisle Development Group, pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit theft of government money in a fraud involving 10 low-income housing developments.
Florida legislators, state attorneys and public defenders are working to get minor criminal records and juvenile records expunged so people can get jobs and housing.
Robert Kohlman wants to revive a defamation suit for his client, who he says was the target of an attempt "to muzzle a free press."
The Schlesinger Law Firm sues on behalf of a Beetle owner over the growing scandal over emissions software.
Judge John Olson Tuesday lifts sanctions imposed on Miami attorney Lida Rodriguez-Taseff in a dispute between partners trying to redevelop Plantation's Fashion Mall.
Florida International University College of Law has, for the third time, achieved the highest Florida Bar exam passage rate in the state, with a passage rate of 89 percent.
Fired Miami Dolphins offensive line coach James Turner blames the attorney commissioned by the NFL to write a report on Miami Dolphins bullying for making him a scapegoat.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that claims for unpaid wages could be pursued by students who took part in a 16-month clinical program to work as a registered nurse anesthetist.
The Federal Trade Commission lays out its cybersecurity expectations in consent decrees, attorneys Jon L. Mills and Pedro M. Allende write.
A federal jury awards damages to five women who said they were raped and sexually harassed by their supervisors at Miami-based Moreno Farms.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Maria Espinosa Dennis was on course to be a doctor until a college professor asked her to consider law.
The Florida Supreme Court rules the Bank of New York Mellon waited too long to challenge a judgment favoring a Hallandale Beach condo association in a foreclosure case.
A Miami-Dade Circuit judge entered a $4.9 million default judgment against an imprisoned fraudster who pretended to be an accountant and allegedly stole his clients' tax money.
A federal jury awards damages to five women who said they were sexually harassed by their supervisors at Miami-based Moreno Farms.