Law News

Mixed Results on DUI Test, Red-Light Ticket Challenges

By Adolfo Pesquera |

A challenge to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's oversight of breath test equipment failed to sway the Fourth District Court of Appeal. In a second case, the court upheld the dismissal of a red light camera ticket.

Fort Lauderdale Trial Aims to Topple Top Level of Secret Bank Accounts

By John Pacenti |

The Fort Lauderdale tax trial of a high-level former UBS executive is the latest example of Justice Department pressure on Swiss financial giant UBS.

Ted Leopold

Veterans, Relatives Sue Iran Over 1983 Beirut Bombing

By Adolfo Pesquera |

More than two dozen injured veterans and relatiives of service members killed in the 1983 U.S. Marine barracks attack in Beirut are suing Iran.

Florida Voters Shifting to No-Party Label

By News Service of Florida |

The overall numbers of registered Democrats and Republicans are down from 2012 election levels. Meanwhile, there has been an uptick in voters who declare themselves free agents from the major parties.

Advocates Say Children's Issues Missing From Campaign

By News Service of Florida |

Florida children may not be able to vote for governor, but they still have a lot at stake in the race. Advocates say they're frustrated that the future of the state's youngest residents hasn't played a larger role in the discussion.

11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Federal Decisions Guide Change in State Evidence Rule

By Lara Bach and Erica Rutner |

Eleventh Circuit precedent guides Florida courts adjusting to the adoption of Daubert rules.

Judge Ed Carnes

11th Circuit Chief Declares End to Emergency

By Alyson M. Palmer |

With his court back to nearly full strength, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has announced the end of a court emergency.

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.