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South Florida Legacy: A Look at the Scott Rothstein Saga Five Years Later

By John Pacenti |

The Scott Rothstein case rejuvenated South Florida's legal industry even while tainting the profession.

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7 South Florida Lawyers Disciplined, Find Out Why

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Seven South Florida lawyers receive disciplinary actions from the Florida Supreme Court.

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His Conviction for Killing Witness Set to Testify Against Him was Overturned. What happens Next?

By John Pacenti |

The Fourth District Court of Appeal has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with gunning down a witness set to testify against him.

Suit Settled Over Broward Ballot Layout

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Broward Circuit Judge Dale Ross accepted a settlement after a nonprofit organization complained about the layout of Broward's ballot.

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Find Out Why Another Dade County Courthouse Courtroom is Closed, Though This Time It Isn't Mold

By John Pacenti and Julie Kay |

An absestos problem has shut down another courtroom in the historic Dade County Courthouse, which would be replaced if voters approved a $393 million bond measure next week.

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Rainmakers Leave Colodny Fass for Greenberg Traurig

By Julie Kay |

Colodny Fass insists it is doing just fine and may even be expanding following the departure of three high-profile partners this month--Howard Talenfeld, Fred Karlinsky and Rich Fedei.

Potential Civil, Criminal Liability for STD Transmission

By David M. Gersten |

In a lawsuit by a former spouse for negligent transmission of a sexually transmitted disease, the Fourth District Court of Appeal affirmed dismissal of the former wife's case against her former husband.

Court Says Google Can't Withhold Private Emails if Consent is Given

By Adolfo Pesquera |

Google does not have the discretion to refuse to turn over a client's account records after that client has given consent for litigation purposes, a California appellate court ruled.

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Why is Scott Rothstein's Former Partner Steven Lippman Suing Rice Pugatch?

By Julie Kay |

Former Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler partner Steven Lippman is suing Rice Pugatch, which hired him before he went to prison.

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Florida Supreme Court Turns Down Ballot Appeal by House Candidate

By News Service of Florida |

The Florida Supreme Court has declined to take up a dispute about whether a Republican House candidate was improperly kept off this year's ballot, a move that cements the reelection of state Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami Beach.

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State Asks to Make Case Again on Children's Health Care

By News Service of Florida |

Federal Judge Adalberto Jordan is set to consider new evidence in a nearly decade-old case that centers on the adequacy of care provided to low-income children through Medicaid.

Lawsuits: Air-Bag Maker Knew of Defects in 2001

Takata Corp., the Japanese parts maker at the center of a global auto-safety crisis, knew at least as early as 2001 of manufacturing defects that could lead its air bags to explode, U.S. drivers claimed in lawsuits.

Proposed FinCEN Rules Define Beneficial Ownership

By Bao Q. Nguyen |

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network wants banks to strengthen customer due diligence and offers a definition for determining beneficial ownership.