The famous Miami attorney adds the website to his roster of high-profile clients, which has also included Justin Bieber and Rush Limbaugh.
The famous Miami attorney adds the website to his roster of high-profile clients, which has also included Justin Bieber and Rush Limbaugh.
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod has jumped in to assist Legal Services of Greater Miami, providing the organization with office space while it remains without power.
Resolving a district split, the Florida Supreme Court rules home health employees are bound by noncompete agreements.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has closed the book on a lawsuit alleging the firm didn't do enough to scrutinize a $19 million investment that a Tampa, Florida-area surgeon agreed to put into a local Arena Football League team.
A class action was filed against Florida Power & Light Co. by two customers, and both Coral Gables and Pinecrest have both voted to explore suing the company in the aftermath of the storm.
Florida International University College of Law was the top performer in the July 2017 General Bar Examination, which drew 3,247 applicants.
In the wake of Hurricane Irma, several attorneys and public adjusters who represent insurance policyholders are alleging that insurance companies and their agents are advising policyholders not to hire attorneys and public adjusters, an action that is not permitted under state law.
The lawsuit seeks to preserve the facility's records before they can be destroyed.
The lawsuit claims the project will harm the Grassy Waters Preserve, which provides drinking water for the city and a habitat for several endangered species.
The deaths of eight Hollywood nursing home residents has attorneys calling for a closer look at the facility's owners and state regulations.
Law firms that handle insurance claims are marketing themslves to hurricane victims, anticipating that a flood of insurance claim disputes will arise in the wake of the storm.
Miami-based Akerman reportedly participated in a lobbying dinner that caught federal investigators' attention, and fueled speculation of alleged unethical behavior by President Donald Trump's nominee for a top job at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA.
The group of prosecutors will investigate claims of fraudulent charities, disaster relief claims and other schemes targeting Floridians as they recover from Hurricane Irma.
Many law firms and legal aid agencies were up and running Wednesday following Hurricane Irma, but lack of power and phone service kept some legal aid locations in the state from reopening.
Two homeowners who felt misled on a mortgage refinance sued the three companies involved — even after getting what they wanted.
Large firms with offices in Florida reopened some offices on Tuesday, two days after Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys.
If you emerged from Hurricane Irma with a few downed trees but no major damage to your home or health, you might be wondering how to make yourself useful helping those who weren’t so fortunate.
State and federal environmental regulators issued a blanket waiver for Florida electricity companies to violate clean air and water standards without penalty for the next two weeks.
The cranes were among two dozen such heavyweight hazards looming over the city skyline as the monster storm powered across the state.
Irma promises to test hurricane-resistant windows installed since the last major storm hit South Florida.
Law firms that suffer business interruption because of Hurricane Irma should document not only damage to their office and what they did to get up and running again, but also the number of referrals they would normally get during that time.
Florida lawyers are preparing ahead of the massive storm.
Leaders in business and law draw from long memories of hurricanes past, and recent disasters, as they make way for one of the most ferocious storms to threaten Florida in recorded history.
A federal jury awarded John Steinbeck's stepdaughter more than $13 million in a lawsuit claiming the author's son and daughter-in-law impeded film adaptations of his classic works.
Gov. Rick Scott rejected the Obama approach but doesn't favor "punishing children for the actions of their parents."
A judge's finding that a new Lynyrd Skynyrd film violates a "blood oath" made by the band to not exploit the group's name following a fatal plane crash hasn't stopped the film's creators from threatening to distribute the film.
The litigation is part of the fallout from the German automaker's emissions scandal.
Andy Hall may continue to pursue litigation against Jeremy Alters despite previously representing him in a separate matter, an appellate court ruled.
A new law set to take effect July 1 requires condo associations with 150 units or more to post their business records online so unit owners have easy access.
FSU President John Thrasher announces a review of all campus monuments to support "a more inclusive campus."
We asked lawyers who'd been through Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago what lessons they learned about the impact to their practices and how changes in technology could blunt Hurricane Irma's impact.
Wealthy investor Douglas Von Allmen and his family allege the firm never repaid a loan made in the midst of the Scott Rothstein litigation.
A federal appeals panel rejected an appeal by a man caught with nearly eight kilograms of cocaine at the Miami airport but suggested the defendant had a valid complaint about one aspect of his trial.
South Florida law firms were closely monitoring Hurricane Irma Wednesday.
Lackluster two-horse races met the legal requirements for running races at a pari-mutuel track, which should not be punished after trying to comply with state regulations, an appeals court rules.
State courts in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties will be closed Sept. 11 due to Hurricane Irma.
Insurance adjusters are bringing more drones with them than ever before as they head to Texas to assess the damage from Harvey.
Matthew Leopold is a Tallahassee attorney and former general counsel at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The jury found the surgeon who made the injection was acting on behalf of a South Florida medical center.
The proposal filed in Miami federal court covers up to 16.5 million Hondas and Acuras made since 2001.
The Florida Supreme Court answered a certified question on the right of incapacitated people to marry.
SeaWorld is seeking a restraining order against three animal rights activists who disrupted a killer whale show at its San Diego park last month in a protest led by actor James Cromwell.
Wells Fargo & Co.'s disclosure that its salespeople opened significantly more potentially unauthorized accounts than previously stated may jeopardize the $142 million class action settlement with customers that won preliminary approval from a judge in July.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres rejected former President Ricardo Martinelli's attempt to stay in South Florida.
The attorney failed to comply with a plan to combat alcohol abuse, the court found.
The University of Florida expects to be sued for not hosting National Policy Institute president Richard Spencer. It just doesn't know when.
The court found Scott acted within his authority when he reassigned cases from Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala.
The Third District Court of Appeal reversed a judgment in favor of a radiologist sued for medical malpractice.
A Greenburg Traurig team represented Intec Pharma Ltd. in a public offering that raised $57.5 million that the company intends to use to fund further clinical trials of a product that could improve the treatment of symptoms of advanced Parkinson's disease.
A state appellate court ruled against a woman seeking sanctions against famed litigator Alan Dershowitz.
An attorney wants the high court to decide whether a judge created the appearance of impropriety by "friending" a lawyer on Facebook.
Real estate professionals must operate under a new legal precedent when marketing private units in properties where branded hotels also operate.
While the FIU community generally gives Alex Acosta high marks for the seven years he served as dean, the group is unhappy with his silence regarding President Trump's hardline stance on immigration and controversial statements on race.
A Florida-based evangelical ministry is suing a liberal watchdog organization that called it a hate group because of its stance against LGBT rights.
World Patent Marketing allegedly duped potential entrepreneurs by touting nonexistent services and business relationships.
Attorneys for a Palm Beach County millionaire convicted of DUI manslaughter will go before the Florida Supreme Court this week to challenge state rules for testing blood-alcohol levels in drunken-driving cases.
University of Florida Levin College of Law Dean Laura Rosenbury is an expert on gender bias issues in the legal profession.
A judge in Palm Beach County allowed an individual plaintiff to proceed with a claim linking cancer to Chinese-sourced drywall, despite defense arguments that ongoing multidistrict litigation, or MDL, barred the suit.
Florida State University is asking for a lawsuit filed by a former student paralyzed in a 2014 shooting at the university's Strozier Library to be dismissed, asserting the school is not liable for the "action of a madman."
Attorney Kathy Deutsch took up mountain climbing after she moved to the flatlands of South Florida, and after she got into the law.
Before his death, Ultra co-founder Alex Omes argued his shares of the company were worth millions.
About half the entering class of the University of Florida's Levin College of Law is receiving scholarship money this year, after an alumnus' $1.5 million fundraising challenge turned into a $4.5 million windfall for scholarships.
Broward real estate company Isram Realty is not backing down from a suit by a senior citizen who claimed it duped her into signing a $300,000 lease.
A state appellate court refused to cancel a restrictive convenant that prevents a landowner from redeveloping a Lauderhill golf course.
Two former Tenzer lawyers who have been friends since high school have struck out on their own to open a women-owned commercial litigation and arbitration firm.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko is not disqualified from a case just because she's Facebook "friends" with an attorney in the matter, an appellate court ruled.
Former Panama President Ricardo Martinelli is accused of wiretapping political enemies using publicly owned equipment.
Akerman partner Christopher Oprison, who was at one time a special assistant and associate White House counsel during the George W. Bush administration, has jumped to DLA Piper in Miami, the fifth major lateral hire to DLA Piper's Miami office in the past year.
Joanne Braddock Lambert, a partner at Jackson Lewis who has been with the firm for 17 years, has been named office managing partner in Orlando.
A closely watched multimillion-dollar suit before Florida's Supreme Court could change Florida rules on expert testimony.
A federal appeals court upheld the conviction and 40-year prison sentence of a man convicted in a plot to carry out terror attacks in the Tampa Bay area as "payback" for the death of Osama bin Laden.
A wake is set for Monday evening for retired Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat, with a funeral service scheduled for Tuesday.
A government agent asked for a continuance based on his plan to visit the solar eclipse's zone of totality Monday.
Florida cities and counties are in a dilemma about pot. State lawmakers approved regulations in June that left city and county officials with a Hobson's choice about the sale of medical marijuana in their communities.
The work ethic a Kelley/Uustal attorney learned from her early days on a horse farm put her on a path to success.
The recent violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has raised the national consciousness about racism in the U.S., prompting many business leaders to respond and some to recall Martin Niemoller's famous quote about the importance of speaking out for others.
GrayRobinson's Tom Loffredo in Fort Lauderdale notes discrimination suits are possible if private employers don't fire openly racist or other discriminatory workers.
Former Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat is dying after a nine-year battle with cancer, according to his son.
A tobacco case took a strange turn when attorneys focused on the race and gender of two white men struck from the jury.
A bar committee recommended litigation against Coral Gables startup Tikd for the unlicensed practice of law.
A Delaware bankruptcy judge on temporarily halted the prosecution of lawsuits filed by Hawaii, New Mexico and the U.S. Virgin Islands against Japanese auto-parts supplier Takata over its lethally defective air bag inflators.
The article on a Florida Supreme Court opinion was co-authored by attorneys from Colson Hicks Eidson and Siegfried Rivera.
The SEC charges fraud organizers put some money aside to buy oil-drilling operations to make their high-earning scam appear real.
"Holy crap!" That's how Craig Price, a UBS AG senior vice president, told securities regulators he reacted when he saw the $2,600 tab for a client-development dinner he attended at an upscale Palm Beach restaurant. It wasn't the size of the bill that stunned him. It was who paid for it — an ailing, 90-year-old UBS client.
South Florida recruiters are seeing a legal market hungry for real estate lawyers, especially at the senior partner level, while corporate M&A, private equity and health care practices are hot, too.
Sessions praised Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez for directing jails to hold those sought by federal immigration officials.
Rival luxury real estate auction houses tussle over defamation.
The public university denies a request for Richard Spencer to speak on the Gainesville campus next month.
University of Florida's president calls out the "racist rhetoric" of organizer Richard Spencer.
Private lawyers seeking to represent Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman in his U.S. drug-trafficking case failed to get assurances that they'll get paid, leaving the Mexican drug lord's defense in limbo.
Gov. Rick Scott selected a litigator and a prosecutor to fill vacancies on the bench.
Bad news for Miami-based Pinnacle Housing Group LLC: A state appellate court refused to lift a suspension order barring it from receiving public funds.
Thousands of new students are flocking to law campuses across the country this month to kick off their legal careers. It's safe to say that most all of them can legally order a beer at the bar. Not Boca Raton's Aaron Parnas.
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton represented a group of underwriters in a $400 million equity offering by BBVA Banco Francés S.A., a leading Argentine bank, that will allow the bank to take advantage of growth opportunities in the Argentine financial sector. Davis Polk & Wardwell advised BBVA Banco Francés.
As general counsel at the University of Florida, Jamie Keith may have altered and withheld requested public records and unlawfully used university funds to pay for outside legal counsel, an internal audit has found.
A federal magistrate has preliminarily approved three settlements totaling nearly $15 million in a national class action accusing mortgage servicers of taking kickbacks from residential insurers.
Two former Fowler White Burnett attorneys have jumped to Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck in Fort Lauderdale.
Emil Infante joined the firm's corporate and latin America practicies.
The Miami attorney's practice has moved through phases — a coin seizure, pornography, cartel drug trafficking and white-collar cases.
Florida's First GREEN Bank has taken on a risk that most other banks have refused: opening accounts for medical marijuana dispensaries and the lawyers, doctors, and vendors that serve them.
Podhurst Orseck partner Roy Altman files a lawsuit in Miami federal court alleging a tire-wearing alignment defect in VW's luxury midsize sedans.
Nearly three months after former Foley & Mansfield partner and federal prosecutor Beranton Whisenant Jr.'s body was found on a Florida beach, local police have determined how he died.
Big Beer brands are buying up craft breweries and generating work for deal-thirsty lawyers.
An $8.3 million agreement would resolve complaints over unsolicited text messages triggered by sweepstakes entries.
Real estate partner Bruce Wiener has been named managing partner of Broad and Cassel's Tallahassee and Destin offices, succeeding longtime office managing partner M. Stephen Turner.
The Third District Court of Appeal rules Guy Lewis and Michael Tein cannot sue the Miccosukee tribe for destroying their Miami law firm.
Attorneys Marc Wites and Harry Shevin win the award for the young daughter of a customer who was killed looking for a part at Rechtien International Trucks.
Florida Children's First president Howard Talenfeld calls child welfare privatization a failed experiment.
Nissan joins four other automakers that have agreed to settle claims by owners of vehicles with faulty Takata air bags.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal rules that investors suing David Stern cannot pursue their case in state court after being dismissed by a federal judge.
With South Florida as the proving ground, these 10 women became overachievers in a profession that has slowly made room for them over time.
Burton Landy took his time choosing to pursue a legal career and then became a force in Florida for international arbitration.
A June U.S. Supreme Court decision does not change the SEC's ability to pursue its disgorgement claims against the estate of disgraced businessman David Brooks.
After a divided appeals court sided with Gov. Rick Scott, a battle about his 2015 veto of pay raises for state firefighters could be decided by the Florida Supreme Court.
The family-based immigration system would be completely upended by proposed legislation that got an endorsement from President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
Attorney General Pam Bondi's office Thursday asked the Florida Supreme Court to reject an appeal from Mark James Asay, a Death Row prisoner whose scheduled Aug. 24 execution would be the first in more than 18 months in the state.
The court warns scammers are demanding money -- purportedly for courts -- by phone and email from vulnerable people.
A federal control board overseeing the finances of Puerto Rico's government said Wednesday that it will investigate the causes of the island's economic crisis as well as examine how its debt was issued and probe disclosure and selling practices.
The Justice Department will dispatch 12 federal prosecutors to cities ravaged by addiction who will focus exclusively on investigating health care fraud and opioid scams that are fueling the nation's drug abuse epidemic, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Wednesday.
Miami-based Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson has signed a 10-year lease to open a small Coral Gables office to help some clients avoid the drive to its headquarters in downtown's Museum Tower.
Attorney Gloria Allred blasted Florida prosecutors Wednesday, saying they violated the privacy of her client after the woman accused former Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin of sexual assaulting her last spring.
The family and domestic violence divisions will be back in business Friday and the probate division Monday.
The plaintiffs asked for up to $65 million.
A woman who died as a result of a Florida Highway Patrol officer using a Taser and a Tampa chef left disabled after a crash with a city water truck are among the subjects of "claim" bills filed Tuesday in the state Senate.
It's not unusual for lawyers representing death row prisoners whose execution dates have been set to file last-minute appeals to try to get more time to argue about why their clients should be spared.
The courthouse will stay closed at least through Thursday, and ceilings must be replaced in the first and 11th floors.
The case highlights the challenges of showing consumers didn't get the benefit of their bargain.
A federal judge has called for the return of 11,000 bitcoins, in a decision considered the first of its kind.
A Florida hotel manager is questioning why a former police officer has not been arrested for punching and knocking out a valet parking attendant during a dispute over an $18 charge.
A federal appeals court is poised to hear arguments in a class action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law that has led to Florida Power & Light and Duke Energy Florida collecting money from customers for nuclear power projects.
Broward County Court Judge Robert F. Diaz receives a top award from the Florida Conference of County Court Judges.
A divided court ruled against investors who claimed lenders duped them into purchasing 123 rundown condos.
A federal court tossed former Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson's lawsuit against attorneys who worked on her discipline cases.
A Florida health care administrator accepted bribes in exchange for helping a nursing home owner accused of orchestrating a $1 billion Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme keep his license, federal prosecutors said.
There is one small problem with Argentina’s incipient economic recovery: consumers aren’t feeling it. And that spells trouble for President Mauricio Macri in congressional elections in October.
Michael McAuliffe, a current judicial candidate and former top prosecutor for Palm Beach County, and commercial and media law litigator L. Martin Reeder Jr., whose clients include the cable giant CNN, have joined business litigation and trial law firm Atherton Law Group, prompting a firm name change.
A Tampa jury sides with the cigarette maker in the case of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer at 51.
The suspensions included one attorney who pleaded no contest to a felony charge.
Pitchmen told victims that an ex-Apple CEO and the "Dog Whisperer" were financial backers in health care and smartphone gaming companies.
When many law firms are struggling, and grappling with what to do to attract and retain clients, AXS Law Group is branding itself as an edgy kind of different.
The lawsuit was filed under seal using a pseudonym to avoid "scuttlebutt and talk," the tribe's attorney said.
A bit of good news for embattled West Palm Beach-based Ocwen Loan Servicing: Its customer satisfaction score rose 11 points, according to a J.D. Power ranking.
The co-founder of Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm dealt with plenty of rejection from employers and law schools before finding his way to a legal career.
U.S. District Judge Judith E. Levy appointed South Florida attorney Theodore "Ted" Leopold and Michigan litigator Michael Pitt interim co-lead class counsel for residents suing over contaminated drinking water in Flint.
Holland & Knight is honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of founding partner Chesterfield Smith with a $100,000 gift to Legal Services of Greater Miami, Inc.
Wednesday's round of appellate decisions appeared to contain good news for defense attorneys seeking guidance on "standing." It didn't.
The honorees will be recognized in a special report to be published Aug. 7.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal affirms the conviction of polo millionaire John Goodman after a retrial in a 2010 fatal collision.
Former Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Mary Barzee Flores is running for Congress to replace longtime U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, whose attorney-husband Dexter Lehtinen is an ex-Miami U.S. Attorney.
Marcos Jimenez, the well-known litigator and former South Florida U.S. attorney who is representing ex-Panamanian President Ricardo Montinelli, has left McDermott Will & Emery to strike out on his own.
A state appellate court ruled against bankruptcy trustee and fiduciary Barry Mukamal in his suit against his former firm, Marcum LLP, and chairman and CEO Jeffrey Weiner.
As The Florida Bar embarks on creating a framework for a wellness initiative, several large firms in Florida already have wellness amenities
Andres Rivero was on a yearslong winning streak when he learned a personal lesson about "shades of gray" that made him walk away from gleaming prospects and a coveted job.
Trump's policy, tech's innovation and an island of opportunity make for interesting times in Cuba.
Management-side labor and employment law firm FordHarrison has named Amy R. Turci the managing partner of its Jacksonville office.
A Honda engineer who was involved in a 1999 Takata air bag test and sent emails calling himself "a witness in the dark" to inflator problems should be compelled to testify, a special master recommended.
GrayRobinson's South Florida offices hired another three laterals with a mix of backgrounds as shareholders in the last month, moving forward on its stated plan to grow in lawyer head count in 2017.
Strafer contracted a mystery infection on a European cruise and told colleagues about his illness before going into a coma.
Initiation of foreclosure proceedings does not rise to the level of "irreparable harm" sufficent to justify a temporary injunction, the Fourth DCA ruled.
Dismissing concerns of a constitutional crisis, lawyers for Gov. Rick Scott asked the Florida Supreme Court to reject a petition that seeks to bar Scott from appointing three new justices on his last day in office.
The Fourth DCA found Riverside Hotel wasn't negligent in the death of a pregnant guest, killed when a drunk driver smashed a car into a poolside cabana.
Judge Gisela Cardonne Ely is retiring July 31.
Todd Watson recorded himself leaving voicemails for several judges, whom he accused of criminal conduct.
The former Wall Street hedge fund employee stole his ex-coworkers' identities to get fraudulent loans, according to prosecutors.
A Fort Lauderdale lawyer's ex-wife wanted to have his new spouse cover her court costs.
Billboard magazine puts the University of Miami's School of Law on its list of the top 12 programs nationally.
Bankruptcy trustee Barry Mukamal "righted the ship" for a troubled homeowners' association before getting it an $11 million settlement.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is designed to protect consumers, but it's doing the opposite for some attorneys.
White & Case has lured away Schulte Roth & Zabel partner Brian Pfeiffer as part of an expansion of its global financial restructuring and insolvency practice.
The Fort Lauderdale attorney is recognized for his 25th novel.
In the last 15 months, Florida-based Am Law 100 firm Akerman has added 17 labor and employment lawyers to that practice area across the U.S.
A second Baker McKenzie Miami office leader has left in less than a month, this one headed for Holland & Knight. Baker McKenzie has appointed a new Miami managing partner and financial partner.
Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis tells the governor he is treating homeowners in a 15-year legal battle like "yo-yos."
Mexico Transportes, the largest railroad company in Mexico, has completed its purchase of Florida East Coast Holdings Corp., the owner of the Florida East Coast Railway, paying more than $2 billion.
U.S. Sens. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson announced their picks for Florida's federal judicial nominating commission.
A Louisiana flood protection board has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to revive its lawsuit seeking to make oil, gas and pipeline companies pay for decades of damage to coastal wetlands, hoping to reverse losses in the lower federal courts.
Republican lawmakers have overturned more than a dozen regulations issued under President Barack Obama. Now, they're looking to do the same to a rule that would let consumers band together to sue their banks or credit card companies rather than use a mediator to resolve a dispute.
At tonight's Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Miami, umpire Angel Hernandez will work at first base. Hernandez recently sued MLB and commissioner Rob Manfred for racial discrimination.
Solidifying a growing circuit split in the wake of "Spokeo v. Robins," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held on Monday that a single unsolicited call to a woman's cellphone was enough harm for her to sue under the U.S. Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Florida courts have detailed rules requiring openness in litigation.
The Miami-Dade County Court judge since 1999 is recognized by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga.
Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn't the result of a crash.
Civil rights activists are challenging President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud in Miami federal court.