A law firm working out of its clients' medical practice for a Medicaid fraud case claimed the government raided its litigation war room and put the defense in jeopardy.
A law firm working out of its clients' medical practice for a Medicaid fraud case claimed the government raided its litigation war room and put the defense in jeopardy.
Attorney General Pam Bondi has asked the Florida Supreme Court to clarify a ruling that struck down a portion of the state's death penalty law, arguing that failing to do so "will only generate confusion."
Members of the Miami legal community have pushed the issue of diversity in court-appointed roles to the national stage.
The aircraft maker settles allegations it bribed officials in the Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia and Mozambique to win government contracts.
The Florida Bar Foundation hired a South Florida pro bono program officer, who will work from Miami office space donated by Akerman.
Judges see a career opportunity for neutrals skilled in e-discovery disputes.
Jose Martin Davila, director of compliance for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide in the Americas and French Polynesia, has joined Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel in the firm's government investigations and white collar practice in Miami.
A comedy show from Carlos Mencia is part of a serious push to provide networking opportunities for female attorneys.
Baker & McKenzie Executive Committee Chairman Eduardo Leite will step down at the end of October after six years in that post to focus on the firm's growth in Latin America and New York.
Partner Michael Goldberg arranged the settlement with Citibank for money that went from EB-5 investors to the Miami owner of Vermont's Jay Peak ski resort.
Billing rates reach $950 an hour for litigators in Nissan class action.
Precedent matters in constitutional law. And there was certainly precedent for Amy Brigham Boulris' career as one of Florida's top constitutional property rights litigators.
Sergio Alvarez-Mena, the former head legal counsel for the 11 U.S.-based private bank offices of Credit Suisse Securities, has joined the financial institutions litigation and regulation practice at Jones Day's Miami offices.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled settlement offers do not have to mention attorney fees if plaintiffs lawyers never sought them.
For the second year in a row, Florida lawmakers will attempt to fix the state's death penalty sentencing scheme in response to court rulings finding that the process is unconstitutional.
As one of the ugliest political contests in U.S. history nears its end, a Florida orthodontist-turned-devoted political activist finds himself in a strange position: He doesn't plan to vote.
The public defender for Lee County is challenging a policy allowing a judge and magistrate to order involuntary commitments based on videoconferences.
A state appellate court refused to sanction an expert witness who reportedly showed "reckless indifference" to the truth in a criminal case.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agreed to better accommodate deaf inmates as part of a settlement.
A report says a former central Florida sheriff tried to profit off a crime-fighting kiosk business, violated several department policies and that the kiosks posed a safety hazard to the public.
A Miami federal judge on Monday ruled against Wells Fargo in its quest to compel arbitration in a class action several years into litigation.
Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry has resigned from the bench, months shy of the end of his term.
Intellectual property boutique The Rapacke Law Group has expanded into South Florida with the opening of a Fort Lauderdale office.
U-Haul International Inc. reached a $41.4 million settlement with PODS Enterprises LLC in a trademark dispute.
Miami personal injury attorney Ira Leesfield gained success as a personal injury attorney but now pushes to give back.
The Florida Supreme Court for the first time orders unanimous jury verdicts in death penalty cases.
Former Chief Financial Officer David Schwarz of a defunct development company that fleeced 1,400 investors out of more than $300 million in a real estate investment scheme was arrested Thursday in Orlando.
Military contractor Point Blank Enterprises Inc. defeated a $10 million breach-of-contract suit over a failed bid to provide tactical vests with body armor to the U.S. government.
Major League Baseball star Albert Pujols escaped a $7.5 million libel lawsuit filed in federal court in Florida. But the cousin suing him for libel said he plans to refile in Missouri.
Former NFL offensive lineman Darryl Ashmore filed a federal suit in West Palm Beach against the NFL Player Disability & Neurocognitive Benefit Plan.
Miami's former independent auditor general will have another chance to prove the city discharged him as retaliation for whistleblowing.
The Miami attorney will create the firm's ethics, professional responsibility and white-collar defense practice.
Ford Motor Co. agrees to settle the nationwide class action with owners of Explorers made from 2011 to 2015.
A Miami-Dade County Commission subcommittee will review a mandatory plan to require workforce housing in all new developments.
A federal judge extends the state deadline for six days under a lawsuit filed by the Democratic Party.
A judge has determined the copyrights to the telenovela that gave birth to the current U.S. television series "Jane the Virgin" belongs to RCTV networks and not to a screenwriter who wrote it over a decade ago in Caracas, Venezuela.
Miami-Dade Circuit Court receives a $350,000 federal grant to launch a specialized court for veterans.
Duane Morris partner Driscoll Ugarte represents New Jersey-based Soligenix in a $3 million biopharmaceutical licensing deal.
South Florida boutique Young, Berman, Karpf & Gonzalez has opened a third office in the region with the launch of a Boca Raton location.
Already facing state ethics harges, Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry is reversed on appeal for failing to conduct "sufficient inquiry" after a request to change attorneys in a murder case.
Greenberg Traurig invites the legal and journalism communities to honor late Daily Business Review reporter Julie Kay with a Celebration of Life on Tuesday
The city is testing the right of municpalities to sue banks for the tax losses from redlining under the Fair Housing Act.
The future holds litigation for two Louis Vuitton companies that featured television psychic 'Miss Cleo' in a commercial.
Argentina has agreed to pay a settlement of more than $40.5 million to Banca Arner S.A. of Switzerland, one of the last remaining large holdout bondholders from national debt restructurings that occurred under the country's previous administration.
Former federal prosecutor Robert T. Watson joins Kobre & Kim's Miami office, and Alexander Heylin bolsters the firm's British Virgin Islands office.
Court on Florida's peninsula were closed with the 120-mph hurricane spinning near the Atlantic coastline.
It's a man's world when it comes to construction mediation, leaving female neutrals facing unique challenges.
Hinshaw & Culbertson's Ross Manella learned English and French growing up in Montreal and uses both languages in his bilingual real estate practice.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred three attorneys involved in a secret settlement that also led to the removal of a Broward judge.
A Miami Beach developer turned out to be a nightmare tenant, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.
A Miami accountant who audits law firms shares his tips for keeping client trust account management in line with Florida Bar rules.
A juror's Twitter rants weren't enough to secure a new trial for a plaintiff in a personal injury case.
A federal trial that could shape the future of gambling in Florida has begun as attorneys for the state and the Seminole Tribe accused the other side of reneging on its promises.
A multimillion-dollar class action in Miami federal court accuses American Airlines of misleading passengers about profits from travel insurance sold on its website.
Podhurst Orseck aviation litigation expert Steven Marks plays a role in everything from a jet crash in the Alps to the NFL concussion settlement.
Most South Florida courts will close early Wednesday as a safety precaution for the approaching hurricane.
A Miami federal judge sentences Worldwide Entertainment's Jack Utsick in fraud touching nearly 3,000 investors.
A Miami-Dade jury awarded $4.5 million to the family of a woman who allegedly spent the last years of her life in pain from a car crash.
Slightly more than a decade after the Florida Supreme Court rejected a controversial school-vouchers program, voucher opponents hope for a repeat.
The decision rejects an appeal by the state attorney general's office after a federal court ruled the death row inmate had ineffective counsel.
A federal appeals court refused to reconsider a judgment putting Sudan on the hook for USS Cole bombing damages days before Congress opened the door to 9/11 lawsuits against Saudi Arabia.
Attorney Daniel Stermer of Development Specialists Inc. discusses how he tracks digital information in financial fraud cases.
The Florida Supreme Court disbarred one attorney, suspended seven others and revoked the licenses of two South Florida lawyers.
A Palm Beach Gardens condo association reached a $22.5 million settlement with Kolter Signature Homes in a construction-defect case that grew so large it required court administration to build a new venue.
Attorney Jed Frankel discusses federal guidance for associations and landlords using criminal background checks before making decisions on new residents.
The Florida Supreme Court said a property insurer must pay the attorney fees of a homeowner who successfully challenged the company's contention that her home was not damaged by a sinkhole.
Allegations against Broward sheriff's deputies feature prominently in a real estate dispute involving principals and the former CFO of the Festival Flea Market.
Matthew Feeley discusses in a Q&A some differences attorneys from the U.S. should be aware of when conducting corporate internal investigations that reach into Latin America.
The lawsuit started with an unusual set of circumstances: A patient escaped from Shands Vista psychiatric hospital in Alachua County and went onto Interstate 75, where she was killed by a truck. Eventually, the case made it to the Florida Supreme Court. But before justices could rule, the estate of patient Ashley Lawson and Shands Teaching Hospital and Clinics Inc., reached a settlement. But the court rejected the settlement. .
The Eleventh Circuit has thrown out $5.8 million in civil penalties against BBX Capital Corp. and its CEO stemming from fraud charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps, under new laws that go into effect Saturday.
City Attorney Victoria Mendez keeps her job after push by City Commissioner Ken Russell to remove her flops.
Embattled Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry is now facing formal ethics charges from the Judicial Qualifications Commission.
Pointing to a major Florida Supreme Court ruling on attorney fees, state regulators issued an order that said workers' compensation insurance rates should increase 14.5 percent starting later this year.
The Third DCA deferrred to the high court on an insurance payment question.
The Cuban American Bar Association held its first conference addressing doing business in Cuba.
Florida-focused Gunster has expanded its leadership ranks in recognition of its growing footprint across the state and desire to more formally expand its offices outside of South Florida.
With Gov. Rick Scott getting his first chance to name a Florida Supreme Court justice, an analysis shows Florida's district courts are now dominated by Republican appointees.
Following a sixth lawsuit, attorneys with expertise in cybersecurity review the potential legal blowback from the Yahoo cybersecurity breach.
A juror's failure to reveal her litigation history led to a new trial for a plaintiff in a $12 million real estate dispute.
Everything pointed to a great deal--until Remy Jacobson's purchase received a historic designation for its Miami Modern style.
The Florida Supreme Court will hear arguments in a patient's medical malpratice case against a Boynton Beach hospital nurse who left a 4-inch section of tubing in a patient after colon surgery.
The Miami law firm signs an $18 million lease for the 34th floor of the downtown tower.
Former Colombian presidential candidate and former Minister of Agriculture Andres Felipe Arias is fighting extradition in Miami.
Veteran Miami litigator Andrew C. Hall is a Holocaust survivor who is known for taking on the cases of terrorism victims.
TeleSUR, a global television network supported by six left-of-center Latin American countries, is being sued for defamation by a Miami woman who says the network aired a fake documentary that called her a CIA agent out to destabilize democracy in Ecuador.
A federal judge dismissed a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against Florida in what the state's counsel called a test case of the DOJ's authority to bring discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The former owners of a Tampa apartment complex agreed to pay $1.8 million to the family of a visitor who was shot and killed.
The Daily Business Review recognizes Florida law firms for legal achievements in the past year.
Toyota owners with Takata air bags saw most of their economic loss claims against the automaker go forward Thursday.
An appellate court ruled against Publix and Cutler Bay in a zoning dispute that began as a landlord-tenant spat.
A state appellate court said Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry should have recused when a defendant sought to challenge his sentence as overly harsh.
Palm Beach County's Clerk & Comptroller office uncovered more than $5.1 million in unsubstantiated disbursements, missing assets and fraud in the probate court's guardianship program, earning it recognition at the 4th World Congress on Adult Guardianship held Sept. 14-17 in Berlin.
Jeffrey Bartel will continue in his role as chairman of investment advisory of Hamptons Group while taking his land use, real estate and government affairs-focused law practice to Berger Singerman.
A Coral Gables lawyer falsified documents and disobeyed an asset injunction, a judge found.
The debtor, construction executive Donald Kipnis, is challenging the trustee's bid to invoke the IRS' power to pursue assets outside the state's statute of limitations.
Baker & McKenzie executive director Angela Vigil in Miami has been named the recipient of an American Bar Association award for her pro bono work.
The attorney general says her office received only one complaint about Trump University that she didn't know about before getting a $25,000 political donation from Donald Trump.
Miami city commissioners are set to vote on hiring a private attorney to investigate accusations against City Attorney Victoria Mendez over a planning issue.
Florida International University had the highest Florida Bar exam passage rate for the third time in a row.
The Florida Bar posthumously honors the veteran Daily Business Review reporter with the Susan Spencer-Wendel Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding legal journalism.
ALM Intelligence’s Latin American 50 Report shows that independent domestic firms hold more than two-thirds of market share, measured by headcount, in every Latin American legal market.
His eloquent concurrence in a redistricting case reminded readers of a time when Americans "had to fight and die for the privilege" of voting.
Law professor Elena Maria Marty-Nelson becomes the first dean for diversity, inclusion and public impact at Nova Southeastern's Shepard Broad College of Law.
The Miami attorney has spent 35 years with a single law firm but kept moving up, now serving as co-president.
A look at the personal side of McDermott's new Miami-based chairman Ira Coleman.
Shutts & Bowen and partner Kevin Cowan are fighting an antitrust lawsuit with a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. They are among 14 defendants in a suit by investors alleging they rigged bids in a real estate deal.
A murky constitutional question about property owners' rights during rezoning led to strong dissent within a Florida appellate court Wednesday.
A state appellate court reversed an $8 million verdict in an asbestos case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and industrial manufacturer Crane Co.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal decided to reconsider a case after the Florida Supreme Court issued instructions, then backed off. That restores a $1.8 million award in a double murder at a Plantation apartment complex.
The Florida Supreme Court invalidated a state elections law that kept a Miami Gardens mayoral candidate off the ballot because of a bank error.
As the election looms, partisan plays keep seats empty on Florida bench. One nominee has waited more than 18 months for a confirmation hearing.
Earthjustice has hired Tania Galloni as its new managing attorney for Florida, succeeding David Guest, who retired in June after 12 years in the role.
A 50-year-old woman from the Dominican Republic is suing the Miami-Dade Corrections Department, claiming jail staff examined and photographed her genitals before misidentifying her as male and incarcerating her with more than 40 men.
A federal appeals court didn't jump at a chance to decide a Florida red-light camera case with litigation pending in federal and state courts.
United Healthcare agreed to expand its coverage of hepatitis C drugs as part of a nationwide class action settlement valued at more than $300 million.
Justice James E.C. Perry, the Florida Supreme Court's fourth black judge who grew up under Jim Crow laws in North Carolina, has announced his retirement.
Andrew Smulian is set to be replaced by David Spector, a 45-year-old partner whose swift rise inside the firm mirrors its performance in the market.
The 1,200-lawyer law firm tapped a former statewide prosecutor to lead the West Palm Beach office, one of three for the firm in South Florida.
An expensive guardianship fight involving a wealthy real estate developer has ended after a failed appeal.
KW Property Management — one of the largest property management companies in the state — is facing a Miami whistleblower lawsuit and disgruntled residents in another tower it manages.
The Daily Business Review will recognize eight legal departments at a Nov. 10 event in Miami.
Colleagues pay tribute to longtime Broward clerk's office employee Lisa L. Foreman, who was found dead with her family at her Lauderhill home.
Fired City Manager Roy Stephen Shiver is suing Opa-locka alleging wrongful termination, discrimination and violation of Florida's Whistleblower's Act.
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs is shielded from a lawsuit filed by a former state ombudsman for long-term care residents who was fired after she made critical comments about the operation of the program, an appeals court ruled Thursday.
The U.S. has formally ratified a convention that is expected to make it harder for a parent who owes child support to hide abroad.
Intellectual property attorney Elio Martinez is a man with a mission — visit every major league ballpark. He's well on his way, ticking off 24 of 30 venues.
The victim's widower is suing security companies at a Davie gated community in the home invasion slaying of a Halliburton heir. The suspect made a daring courtroom escape weeks earlier.
Coral Gables attorney Maria Elena Perez has temporarily lost her law license for ethics violations in her representation of University of Miami scandal figure Nevin Shapiro and another client.
The University of Miami School of Law's investor rights clinic receives $107,282 from the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Regions Bank related to U.S. Pension Trust's fraudulent sale of unregistered securities in the 1990s.
More than 30 years after the body of a woman was found partially clad with 36 stab wounds, a state appeals court Wednesday ordered a new trial for a man convicted of first-degree murder and sexual battery.
A receiver overseeing two ski resorts at the center of a fraud investigation says a $13.3 million settlement with Citibank will subsidize operations at one of the resorts and a newly opened hotel at the other and pay contractors and vendors.
A Miami Beach condo association is accused of trying to turn away a tenant on moving day and retaliating against her afterward because of her disability.
Carlos Padilla moves from Bogota's Castro Leiva Rendon Criales to growing global firm Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria.
Patricia Menendez-Cambo is among the vice chairs named by the law firm as it expands its leadership.
Ruben Diaz Jr. leaves the Nicaragua-based conglomerate to take a new post as co-chairman of Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Latin America practice in Miami.
Donald Trump spoke to Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi before his charity cut a 2013 check to support her re-election effort, but his campaign said Tuesday the two never discussed whether her office would join a lawsuit against Trump University.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Meenu Sasser had two notable achievements in one day — she became a finalist for an appeals court opening and was reversed by the same court.
Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel successfully argues improper venue on appeal to defeat a legal malpractice suit tied to a bank's collapse.
An appellate court rules against a 51-year-old man who never established who his father was until he wanted a cut of his estate.
A review of compensation for 30 general counsel at publicly traded Florida companies shows 23 earning seven figures a year.
The best-paid general counsel are ranked according to total based on salary, bonus, stock awards, options awards, non-equity incentive plan compensation, change in pension value and nonqualified deferred compensation earnings, and all other compensation.
In the Daily Business Review’s general counsel compensation special section, articles look at how much Florida GCs pull in—and how much they think they should.
Attorney Luis Salazar offers tips for pinning down contracts when online data is collected in Latin America.
The court rules a jury should decide the foreseeability of suicide in the case of a depressed woman who died the day after getting new medication.
A Miami lawsuit by trustee Kenneth Welt accuses Panasonic Corp. and Sanyo of price rigging.
Tropical Storm Hermine is closing courts from the Tampa Bay area to the Florida Panhandle.
Growing up in rural Jamaica, Bacardi North America Vice President and General Counsel Marlene Gordon found inspiration in her overachieving mother.
DLA Piper is expanding its white-collar practice in anticipation of increased federal regulatory scrutiny of the health care and securities industries and foreign corruption.
The trio of law professors hoping for a seat in Congress is now a duo.
Miami firm Lewis Tein is striking back against the Miccosukee Tribe after years of what judges have ruled frivolous litigation.
South Florida political legend Joe Carollo comes out ahead in his beef with Doral city officials about his corruption claims against them while he was serving as city manager.
David Rothenberg, a former lawyer at Conroy Simberg and Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer was sentenced Friday to 17.5 years in prison after pleading guilty in June to child pornography charges.
U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown, who more than two decades ago became one of the first blacks elected to Congress from Florida since reconstruction, is battling to stay in office amid a criminal indictment and a revamped district that includes thousands of new voters.
The Hispanic National Bar Association wants a greater voice in U.S.-Cuba rapprochement and is launching a task force to review the countries' changing relationships.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra certified a class in a lawsuit against digital currency exchange, Cryptsy, and CEO Paul Vernon.
Miami attorney Peter Prieto rose high in law firm management before redirecting back to the courtroom.
PricewaterhouseCoopers on Friday settled a multibillion-dollar negligent accounting case for an undisclosed amount.
Attorneys warn a new appellate ruling on Florida's lis pendens statute could hurt investor interest in distressed properties.
A jury returned a defense verdict for seatbelt manufacturer Takata Corp. and tire maker Michelin North America Inc. after attorneys for two disabled victims injured in a rollover crash asked for $80 million in damages.
Miller & Chevalier Chartered has hired Alejandra Montenegro Almonte as a new parter in its international practice.
The attorneys are permanently disbarred for arranging their opponent's drunken-driving arrest during trial. The target lost his trial bag for hours before he was released from jail.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jason Bloch’s efforts to kick his election challenger Marcia Del Rey off the ballot are rebuffed by another judge.
The appointment of Fort Lauderdale attorney Jose Izquierdo came through in May, 13 days after Trump's recommendation.
Importers taking advantage of free trade agreement exemptions must be prepared to document whether every button and string on a dress qualifies under the agreement. They aren't always prepared.
Head count in the New York offices of Florida-founded firms have grown this year as firms look to hire corporate attorneys to help with real estate and finance work coming to Florida.
Greenberg Traurig is working with a European startup accelerator to give young health care companies in Miami a boost. Not to be outdone, Greenspoon Marder has launched its own partnership with an accelerator in South Florida, also with the intent of coaxing startup growth.
Defense attorneys say Judge Elijah Williams, the first black man appointed to the Broward Circuit bench in more than two decades, is changing the lives of minors appearing before him in juvenile court.
U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga rules against a member of the tribe in a case that should apply to all.
If passed, a question on the November ballot would grant citizens standing to sue the city of Miami if it violates its own charter.
Scott Wagner got an undergraduate degree in political economy knowing he would be heading to law school.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says in a new suit that a network of fake foreclosure defense firms duped homeowners and lawyers across South Florida.
State Attorney Angela Corey, the special prosecutor in the losing case against Groge ZImmerman, faces two strong challengers in this month's primary.
The West Palm Beach additions include Neil Schiller, a municipal and government partner, who joins the Chicago-based firm from Becker & Poliakoff.
Attorneys for almost two dozen media groups argued in federal court in Florida that a lawsuit demanding the release of 911 calls involving the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando should be moved back to state court.
The retirement of Fourth DCA Judge W. Matthew Stevenson leaves a spot open on a mostly white, male bench.
A West Palm Beach company portraying itself as a high-powered arms manufacturer duped investors while operating out of a virtual office with about $509,000 in cash, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A $5 million trial against a Donald Trump-owned golf club in Jupiter ended Tuesday with the judge asking for proposed judgments by Sept. 16.
Legal and real estate professionals discuss the issues surrounding the steep gender gap found in both industries.
The Florida Supreme Court was asked Wednesday to consider whether Miami Gardens legally disqualified a mayoral candidate whose filing fee check was returned.
A former colleague credits Timoney with taking the department "leaps and bounds forward."