For more than a year, no bank was willing to become Cuba's official bank in the United States--until a small community bank based in Pompano Beach stepped up.
For more than a year, no bank was willing to become Cuba's official bank in the United States--until a small community bank based in Pompano Beach stepped up.
Eight South Floridians are charged with securities fraud after allegedly taking millions of dollars from elderly people who thought they were investing in legitimate sports and gambling firms.
Attorney Mike Pike convinced a Palm Beach circuit judge to drop a weapons ban against National Enquirer heir Paul Pope, who was the target of an injunction obtained after he was accused of stalking his mother.
The Miami-Dade assistant county attorney has been tapped to lead the board that oversees the Bar's board certification, continuing legal education accreditation and compliance programs.
A federal judge says BP will begin paying up to $1 billion in settlements to compensate local governments across the Gulf Coast for lost tax revenue and other economic damages they blame on the company's 2010 oil spill.
Our experts take on what implications does discovery from Facebook and social media have on personal injury cases, can landlords help protect tenants from targeted attacks and how travelers can use a simple tip to protect themselves when accidents strike abroad.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal rules Bank of America made a costly mistake and subtracted $196,000 in interest before affirming the foreclosure.
Criminal defense attorney Richard Houlihan said it is likely the Florida Supreme Court will take an interest in whether confusion over Stand Your Ground jury instructions creates reversible error.
Employers will face added costs if rulings in Florida and California are allowed to stand, writes attorney Michael T. Landen.
The battle over the budget and Medicaid expansion, which resulted in a rare special session in June to reach a final deal, damaged the governor's ability to win approval of his top priorities and his campaign promises.
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Liquidating trustee Michael Goldberg says his job is nearly done after writing checks for more than $90 million to victims of Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
David O. Markus and Margot Moss won an acquittal for a client who was accused of ordering the drug methylone, known as "Molly," over the Internet from China.
Broward County Court Judge Stephen Zaccor started trying cases at the Broward state attorney's office as a third-year law student and was hired there after graduation.
A 66-year-old west Broward woman who developed oral cancer from smoking obtained a $14.5 million verdict against Philip Morris USA in Miami-Dade Circuit Court.
A new performance-funding system for state colleges was approved Thursday by the State Board of Education, the latest step in Florida officials' drive to tie money for higher education to how well institutions and their students do.
Nearly eight years after the subprime mortgage crisis violently shook the U.S. economy, law firms representing lenders and servicers in foreclosure actions are continuing to feel aftershocks that are sometimes fatal.
Popular Miami River eatery Seaspice has settled another lawsuit brought by a California investor that was seeking 30 percent equity in the restaurant.
Attorney Joey Michael Grant helped work a solution where a congregation in need of a building bought the note of a church facing foreclosure.
The U.S. Supreme Court places the burden on the employer to show that an inquiry—not about religion but about policy—is made at the time of hire, writes attorney Cheryl Wilke.
Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize medical marijuana this week sent 100,000 petitions to county elections supervisors, one of the first steps in getting the proposal before voters next year.
In a type of case a South Florida appeals court said has become increasingly common, the court Wednesday rejected a legal-dependency request for a Guatemalan teen who entered the United States as an undocumented immigrant.
McDermott Will & Emery has become the latest Am Law 100 firm to target opportunities stemming from the renewal of U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba, forging an alliance with Spanish firm Olleros Abogados to advise clients on Cuba-related matters from Madrid.
State Farm loses an epic game of cat and mouse against a driver it chased down for three years to serve with court papers.
Fireworks are expected when the issue of whether Florida should allow lawyers from other states to practice here without taking the Bar exam is discussed at Friday's Florida Bar Board of Governors meeting.
The Daily Business Review announces its 2015 class for Rising Stars—a selection of South Florida lawyers under the age of 40 who are making a difference in the community and will continue to do so in the future.
A Broward jury awarded $10.5 million to the family of a smoker who died of lung cancer, assigning $3 million each in punitive damages to R.J. Reynolds, Lorillard and Philip Morris.
On an expansion tear in Miami, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan has added new litigation partner Lewis Murphy.
The First District Court of Appeal has upheld the constitutionality of a controversial change in Florida's medical-malpractice laws, ruling in part that some privacy rights are "waived" when people pursue malpractice lawsuits.
Lawyers will soon be able to get “.law” domain names as a way to be distinctive and grow their brand.
The city of Fort Lauderdale urged the Florida Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that found part of a red-light camera law unconstitutional.
Many businesses with consumer-facing websites are realizing that they need to investigate potential accessibility issues and compliance efforts now, according to attorneys Anne Marie Estevez and Stephanie Schuster.
Podhurst Orseck aviation attorney Steve Marks has cleared a lot of hurdles to win hundreds of millions of dollars for plane crash victims in the past 25 years.
Attorneys Daniel Vielleville and Peter Berlowe represent a Weston resident who received a severance package in Venezuelan bolivars instead of dollars.
"They just took his magic little box, and they put it into their system,'' said Alfred Fabricant, who represents Blitzsafe Texas in a patent infringement suit filed against six major foreign automakers in the Eastern District over a device that integrates music players into car stereos.
Boies Schiller attorneys Sigrid S. McCawley and Lauren Fleischer Louis are part of a legal team claiming sponsor organizations have colluded to keep au pair wages at $4.35 an hour.
At least two years in the making, proposed pari-mutuel regulations continue to leave industry operators divided, with some saying the rules don't go far enough and others complaining that the plan will put them out of business.
Senate President Andy Gardiner and House Speaker Steve Crisafulli have sent a joint memo to lawmakers announcing that a court-ordered special session to redraw eight of the state's 27 congressional districts will begin Aug. 10.
Logikcull CEO Andy Wilson says it's time to end e-discovery in the form it exists today.
A group of 522 attorneys is asking the Florida Supreme Court to reconsider its 4-3 ruling denying a petition allowing the Florida Bar board of governors to increase annual dues by up to $100.
The Florida Supreme Court gave the Legislature 100 days to redraw eight districts and realign the boundaries of about 14 more, get voters to vet the new map and submit it to the court, which will oversee the process.
Al McCray knows many people don't understand his defense of the Confederate flag and Confederate States of America. "I understand the true nature of the war, and slavery was not the primary issue," he said. "It was an issue of northern aggression and northern imperialism."
As if battles with financial backers, its landlord and neighbors weren't enough, the club is battling the city for the right to keep its doors open.
Julie Braman Kane, a partner at Colson Hicks Eidson, is set to lead the American Association for Justice, a national plaintiffs trial lawyer advocacy and lobbying group.
The Florida Association for Women Lawyers hosted its 35th annual installation and awards dinner at Jungle Island.
Miami-Dade Circuit Court's probate division will soon move out of its cramped temporay quarters, but even the new location is a temporary fix.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Laura Anne Stuzin finished a day in court as an alternate juror and grabbed an application for a judicial opening.
Federal authorities have suspended the license of a Miami-area blood bank for violations that include improperly notifying donors who may have been HIV-positive.
SeaWorld suspended an employee accused of posing for years as an animal-rights activist and trying to incite violence among peaceful protesters, company officials said.
A Broward County committee recommends changing the injunction process for victims of domestic violence, starting with more locations to seek stay-away orders, writes attorney Mike Ryan.
Citing an alleged grudge over a missed chance at a federal judgeship, a state appeals court disqualifies Palm Beach Ciircuit Judge Meenu Sasser from a tobacco case.
Herssein Law Group blames the firing of 15 employees in Miami and Tampa on an alleged breach of contract by United Services Automobile Association for PIP defense work.
Pointing to a time crunch, a Leon County circuit judge gave the Florida Legislature little more than two months to draw new congressional districts and to defend them in court.
Miami Beach investor Sam Herzberg has made millions in the real estate boom, but a lawsuit claims he's shorting the Miami Marlins on a bill for season tickets.
The lawsuit in federal court in Brooklyn alleges several employees—including Rastafarians in Florida—were victims of religious discrimination in the past decade by the nation's largest package delivery company.
The judge is the recipient of Florida's first Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence.
It's better to be on the safe side and review pay practices than get an unannounced Labor Department audit, writes attorney Steve Muscatello.
A state appeals panel barred a bankruptcy real estate buyer from a foreclosure case involving the same property, and a dissenter calls for sanctions against the buyer's lawyer, Thomas Ice.
Debt-collection lawyers can be liable under federal fair collections law for their work in court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled.
Five black bar associations in South Florida have formed a judicial diversity committee to increase the numbers of blacks on the bench.
It looks like Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley won't be collecting a $2.5 million payday in a medical malpractice law litigated since 1999.
Wrapping up Legaltech West 2015, 26 vendors, lawyers and technologists were recognized at the 2015 Innovation Awards in San Francisco.
The Second Amendment should supersede a Florida law that bans firearms from state university housing, a gun-rights group argued before seemingly skeptical appellate judges.
They're eager to invest in real estate, but a backlog might lead Chinese investors to delay deals under the EB-5 visa program.
A decade of mergers has led to four major U.S. airlines and a problem for the government that blessed those deals: how to rein in behavior that may amount to collusion.
Amendments change the notice requirements under a dispute resolution mechanism in construction defect cases, write attorneys Gary M. Stein and K. Stefan Chin.
Who's the leader of the club? Stock options and equity in general stage a comeback in this year's General Counsel Compensation survey.
Seven months after his client settled out of a case, a Florida attorney whose pro hac vice admission privileges were strictly limited by a Fulton County State Court judge who found that he had made misleading statements has sued to get the case closed so he can appeal his punishment.
Two partners in a real estate development and finance company and a senior underwriter plead guilty to wire fraud conspiracy charges.
A team of South Florida attorneys wins the award for the family of a smoker who died of oral cancer.
Greenberg Traurig will open its 38th office and fourth in Europe this fall by taking over the Berlin office of London-based Olswang.
The clock starts ticking on a statute of limitations challenging a developer's actions when their building's association is turned over by the developer to the unit owners, attorney Michael L. Hyman writes about a state appeals court opinion.
Futurists and e-discovery experts talk changing legal processes, new e-discovery technologies and more at Legaltech West panel.
Miramar-based Spirit Airlines is facing two class actions for allegedly printing more credit card information on customer receipts than federal law allows.
A quadriplegic on a Celebrity ship is suing in Miami federal court after his wheelchair was removed from a tender to keep him off a shoreside excursion.
The federal government is requiring South Florida check cashers to ask for extra identification from people cashing federal income tax refund checks larger than $1,000.
Osvaldo Miranda Diaz so impressed the lawyers he met last month on a trip organized by the Florida Bar's international law section to Cuba that one obtained a scholarship for him to attend Duke University School of Law.
The improving economy and better lender outreach mean fewer South Florida homes are being abandoned during foreclosure.
The satellite TV industry scored a noteworthy tax victory in state appellate court, but cable companies are looking at an appeal.
Mark Zuckerberg's backyard privacy showdown has grown more tangled with competing claims about a mysterious African prince and a private eye accused of bullying a witness.
Chinese investors accept a rate of return on their invested capital as low as 0.5 of a percent to get the certainty of job creation and green card approval, writes attorney Ronald Fieldstone.
It takes a case against Marvel comics over a foam-shooting Spider-Man toy glove for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the duration of patents, write attorneys Alexander D. Brown and Scott D. Smiley.
This could be the story of an American dream. An immigrant family builds a successful business and buys a four-bedroom house in a quiet neighborhood with good schools for their young son. But not all is as it seems on the steep, curving streets of San Diego's Rancho Penasquitos. A 45-year-old Chinese woman, Xu Ting, lives in a brown shingle house with a weedy driveway. She has been sued for counterfeiting by eight luxury brands, including Gucci and Louis Vuitton, and owes Chanel Inc. $6.9 million in damages. None of this has stopped her from becoming a legal permanent resident of the United States and achieving a comfortable suburban life.
Good news for condo associations: A new law creates penalties for owners trying to pass their pets off as service animals.
Four judges and two other attorneys have been nominated to fill the seat vacated by Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Victoria Sigler.
Five years after law school, Broward Circuit Judge Mark Speiser led a team investigating the killing of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and questioned James Earl Ray's brother on the witness stand.
Singer Enrique Iglesias beats all but one of the traffic charges he faced in Miami.
A bankruptcy judge rules rare currency seized from a Palm Harbor coin dealer could be used to enforce a $3.7 million judgment against him even though a business partner claimed ownership.
The Florida Supreme Court says thanks, but no thanks to attorneys suggesting higher Florida Bar dues to fund legal aid.
The Florida Supreme Court is throwing out the state's congressional districts, saying the Republican-controlled Legislature violated a constitutional amendment approved by voters 2010.
After a high-profile legislative debate this spring about concealed weapons on college campuses, a state appeals court is poised to hear arguments in a dispute about whether guns should be allowed in residence halls and other housing at the University of Florida.
A federal trial began for a married couple accused of orchestrating a $300 million fraud involving thousands of investors who were promised big profits by purchasing dilapidated properties in the Florida Keys and elsewhere that would be transformed into luxurious resorts.
A First District Court of Appeal decision redefines the statute of limitations in asset transfers, writes attorney Robert M. Kramer.
Singer Enrique Iglesias and his attorneys from Roy Black's high-powered law firm have a court date in Miami to answer charges the Grammy Award winner swapped seats with a passenger after a traffic stop.
Boca Raton-based Tyco Integrated Security LLC is set for trial this month in a $42 million civil negligence case after thieves stole thousands of boxes of prescription drugs from an Eli Lilly and Co. warehouse.
Private agencies that play a major role in Florida's child-welfare system will share an increase of more than $17 million under a new funding formula approved by lawmakers during last month's special legislative session.
As last month's deadly shooting at a predominantly black Charleston church places pressure on state and local governments to release their embrace of Confederate symbols, the state of Georgia is defending its attempt to distance itself from an affiliate of the Ku Klux Klan.
Carnival's plans to begin Cuba cruises highlights the hurdles that cruise operators and passengers face with the U.S.-Cuba trade embargo still in place, attorney Robert Kritzman notes.
As the U.S. Department of Justice investigates whether airlines conspired to keep ticket prices high, consumers are already going to court, filing class actions in federal district courts across the country.
Carnival Corp. plans to offer trips from Miami to Cuba, becoming the first American cruise company to visit that island since the 1960 trade embargo.