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Kenneth Welt, senior trustee, United States Bankruptcy Court

Trustee Demands Becker & Poliakoff Documents in Fashion Mall Dispute

By Samantha Joseph |

Becker & Poliakoff fights the bankruptcy trustee's request to turn over emails in the Fashion Mall's Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.

This is the air hose that was sliced off a dive tank by a propeller of a boat from the incident leading to Adkins v. Big Dipper Charters, Inc.

$12 Million Settlement for Father, Son Hit by Boat Propeller

By Celia Ampel |

Jared and Calvin Adkins suffered head injuries when a Florida Keys dive boat backed over them.

Broward Circuit Judge Mily Rodriguez-Powell

Broward Judge Allows Punitives in Case of Alleged Preschool Abuse

By Celia Ampel |

A judge allows jurors to consider punitive damages against a Coconut Creek preschool operator after a music teacher was accused of sexually abusing 3- and 4-year-old girls.

$15 Million Construction Claim Revived on Appeal

By Noreen Marcus |

A state appeals court reinstates a condo association's construction defect claim in a case that hinged on three days in a 10-year window of time.

 Gov. Rick Scott

Military Records Exemption Measure Reaches Gov. Scott's Desk

By News Service of Florida |

A proposal intended to make it tougher for evildoers to track the home addresses of military service members and military families has been sent to Gov. Rick Scott.

4 Lobbying Firms Reportedly Haul In Millions During First Quarter

By News Service of Florida |

Millions of dollars poured into lobbying firms during the first three months of the year, as they sought to sway Florida lawmakers on issues such as gambling and health care, according to newly filed reports.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Barbershop Raid Case Settles After Full Appeals Court Orders Mediation

By Alyson M. Palmer |

A civil rights case over a raid on a Florida barbershop has settled for $125,000, leaving unresolved a federal appeals question about whether law enforcement officers can be liable for constitutional violations committed by other officers.

Former office of Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler

Scott Rothstein Rip You Off? Good News, Victim Fund Grows by Nearly $3M

By Samantha Joseph |

Good news for investors swindled by disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein: Nearly $3 million has been added to the fund to repay victims.

Sunset falls over the Florida Supreme Court building

No Retroactive Medmal Cap as $1.47 Million Award Stands

By Review staff |

The Florida Supreme Court refused to place a retroactive cap on medical malpractice damages in the case of a Miami oncologist slapped with a $1.47 million award.

Larry Ross, Alonzo Mourning, Alberto Delgado and Michael O. Mena

After Hours: Zo's Hoop Law Madness

Attorneys from more than 20 law firms gathered at the Overtown Youth Center for Zo's Hoop Law Madness. The event raised money for the center, which was founded by the Mourning Family Foundation.

4th DCA

Appeals Court Backs Contractors in Insurance Benefits Battle

By News Service of Florida |

Wading into a high-profile issue in the insurance industry, a South Florida appeals court sided with contractors who do emergency repair work for homeowners and pursue payments from insurance companies.

Takata airbag components presented before a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation at a hearing on Nov. 20.

Takata Air Bag Recall Falls Short, Plaintiffs Lawyers Say

By Amanda Bronstad |

Plaintiffs lawyers praised Takata Corp.’s admission that a defect was causing its air bags to spontaneously rupture, but they insisted that the company still hasn’t gotten to the root of the problem, which they hope to reveal through discovery in more than 100 pending cases.

Larry Krieger, the Florida State University College of Law professor who co-authored a recent study about attorney happiness.

What Makes Lawyers Happy? Not What You Might Think (Take Our Poll)

By Celia Ampel |

The strongest response by lawyers surveyed about what makes them happy was experiencing a sense of autonomy. Income was way down on the list.