The dispute between a Broward multimillionaire's sons and her husband over her estate has led to an international battle.
The dispute between a Broward multimillionaire's sons and her husband over her estate has led to an international battle.
Genovese Joblove & Battista made two new hires in its international practice.
After losing his dealership to Hurricane Andrew, Robert Zinn decided to start over again as a lawyer representing automobile dealers.
The Argentine subsidiary of a Chilean energy company has taken a $150 million loan to expand offshore oil and gas exploration and production in Argentina. The banks were advised by Jones Day.
A former municipal water treatment plant operator's $762,250 award was greatly reduced on appeal.
The Third District Court of Appeal provided clarity in a decision Wednesday on discharging lis pendens in real estate disputes.
A Marcus & Millichap team has found a sweet spot in today's retail market: Wendy's restaurants.
Latin American countries may be more emboldened to enact bolder anti-tobacco legislation after Uruguay succesfully defends itself against tobacco company investment lawsuit.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal has wiped out most of a $2.3 million award that attorney Patrick J. Casey won from his former firm.
Some product liability cases end with the parties collaborating on a resolution, while others grind on for years until one side falters and the other conquers. Multidistrict litigation over denture cream with zinc that allegedly hurt users is getting resolved both ways.
Lubell Rosen partner Liz Consuegra Messianu petitioned for sanctions against an outspoken critic of the probate court's guardianship system amid an ongoing dispute over a multi-million dollar estate.
Holland & Knight advised Colombian infrastructure bank on $74 million loan enhancement for a, $850 million road project that will connect the cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla.
A fight over attorneys' fees continues in a Miami-Dade courtroom in the case of a pregnant woman wrongly suspected of being a drug trafficker.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Catherine Brunson certified a class alleging The Gardens of Boca Raton defrauded Jewish clients who purchased burial space.
Lawyers representing seven Arizona death row inmates want information about the drugs used in Florida's lethal-injection procedure, but corrections officials are asking a judge to keep the documents secret.
In the Daily Business Review’s diversity special section, articles focus on race and sexuality in South Florida law firms.
Broward Courthouse evacuated after inmate's escape.
Jesse Panuccio joins as a partner splitting his time between the Miami, Tallahassee and Washington offices.
Wells Fargo Bank triumphs in a foreclosure appeal despite a predecessor lender's alleged fraudulent loan documents.
Miami attorney Carlos Loumiet won a D.C. Circuit Court appeal reinstating his $4 million in claims against the government for damaging his career.
Berger Singerman is making its first formal foray into business immigration work with the hire of the incoming president of the Venezuelan National American Bar Association.
Lucas Games spent years fighting its landlord after a legislative change forced it out of business.
Holland & Knight's Tammy Knight was driven from childhood to get a professional degree, but the courtroom wasn't for her.
Broward County Judge Robert Lee has been given the Chief Justice Award for Judicial Excellence by Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Jacqueline Schwartz has resigned amid an ethics investigation.
Florida appellate courts disagree on what insurance companies need to do to inform medical providers that they're planning to limit reimbursement of medical bills.
The Fort Lauderdale-based law firm leases a 5,000-square-foot space in the Regions Bank Tower for eight attorneys.
Handing a win to gun rights advocates, a Florida appellate court breathed new life into a lawsuit challenging a sheriff's refusal to return a gun owner's firearms without court approval.
Weeks after his arrest on a federal money laundering conspiracy charge, attorney-lobbyist Alan Koslow battles cocaine addiction while on probation.
A defendant in a Palm Beach County foreclosure suit accused Bank of America of forcing her into foreclosure by inflating premiums on lender-placed insurance.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Barbara Areces rejects the budget approved by the City Commission.
U.S. and Argentine firms are representing the Argentine Province of Buenos Aires in another $1 billion bond issuance and a $300 million issuance from the Province of Salta.
The former owner of a Plantation apartment complex where two siblings were killed persuaded the Fourth DCA to reconsider the case after an adverse ruling by the Florida Supreme Court.
Jury instructions took center stage in a case of European beauties reportedly hired to scam bar patrons into running up high tabs.
Here are the six JNC-nominated candidates to replace Broward County Court Judge Alan Marks.
Deborah Baker-Egozi, a member of the Florida Bar board of governors, shifts to a new law firm in Miami.
Our annual Review 100. Movement into and within the South Florida legal community has been picking up steam and law firm leaders say they are focusing on value, targeted practice areas, client demand and other factors to build revenue.
The Jacksonville Democrat is accused of fleecing a charity offering scholarships to poor students.
New York and Florida lawyers helped luxury auto company BMW AG defeat a fraud and defamation lawsuit over a derailed German acquisition.
The veteran of BP spill and Chinese drywall litigation focuses on cases with the potential to bring change to an industry, company or families.
Shutts & Bowen prevailed on appeal in a legal malpractice case filed against the firm.
Robert "Beau" Blumberg is named to the American Bar Association's Board of Elections.
Miami-Dade Circuit Court has created the first juvenile court in the country dedicated to human trafficking victims.
The Fourth DCA declined to grant a writ of mandamus over allegations of a faulty foreclosure complaint and missing certification.
A Miami judge decided attorneys whose lawsuit included private medical information were protected by litigation privilege.
Snide emails to fellow lawyers earned one attorney a 90-day suspension.
A lobby bar. No offices. Lounges and cafes. Hoping to update their staid image and dodge pricey leases, South Florida's law firms are chasing a contemporary look.
The Florida Supreme Court will decide whether to approve a permanent access to civil justice commission for Florida, one of just a few states without a permanent commission.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jeffrey Gillen has declined a motion to wipe out four years' worth of court filings in a messy real estate business dispute.
The lawsuit filed by the late woman's children says medical records reported staff found maggots in her mouth and on a leg.
A railroad executive alleges Greenberg Traurig failed to protect him and his companies from future litigation liabilities when it drafted a stock purchase agreement.
A divided appellate court Wednesday certified to the Florida Supreme Court a novel question regarding a ward of the court's right to marry: If permission is required to wed, does marrying without that approval render the marriage void?
Federal and state judges in Florida are hearing challenges to abortion restrictions and have a fresh U.S. Supreme Court decision to analyze.
A Tallahassee federal judge weighs a Planned Parenthood attempt to block the law set to take effect Friday.
The family of a 17-year-old girl who lost four inches of bone in her right leg after a utility task vehicle rolled over her received a $3 million settlement negotiated by Miami lawyers.
The Washington attorney gained fame administering compensation funds for victims of the 9/11 attacks and the BP oil spill.
Two lawyers who plotted to ensnare an opposing counsel in a drunken-driving arrest ask the Florida Supreme Court for something less than permanent disbarment.
Honda and BMW should turn over documents related to Takata air bag problems other than explosions, a special master recommended in a small victory for the Takata litigation plaintiffs.
Intellectual property attorney Jorge Espinosa shifted to a legal career after writing software for the Bee Gees and gamblers looking for better odds.
When it comes to matching Cravath, Swaine & Moore's base salary bump for associates — which will see first-years earn $180,000 and eighth-years rake in $315,000 — firms with big Florida bases are a mixed bag, with the definition of "top of market" becoming increasingly nuanced.
When it's Miami versus London, the South Florida city is now the safer option for deep-pocketed real estate investors. While the Brexit may deter Europeans from purchasing Miami real estate, international investors may fill that gap.
South Florida firms filed an exploding-refrigerator class action against a Pompano Beach company, following on the heels of similar litigation that ended in a $36 million settlement.
A Miami-Dade circuit judge is expected to rule Monday on a case of first impression in Florida, linking Bitcoin to financial crimes.
Colombia moved closer than ever to ending a half-century of bloodshed when its president joined leftist rebels in celebrating a cease-fire and disarmament agreement at a dignitary-studded signing ceremony in Cuba.
For the second time in two weeks, the Miami-Dade criminal courthouse was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
The Fourth DCA wipes out a ruling creating a defendant class in a suit over charges for medical records for insurance claims.
South Florida law firm Kluger Kaplan filed a complaint against an Aventura nursing home for allegedly allowing workers to steal $2.5 million from a patient.
The state landed in the bottom third for how closely its judges reflect the race and ethnicity of the population.
In recent years, tenant demand for smoke-free living environments has led property managers to extend bans on cigarette smoking to cover marijuana. But some landlords worry that forbidding the use of medical marijuana might put them on the wrong side of fair housing law.
An appellate court denied the city of Miami's petition to disqualify a Miami-Dade Circuit judge from hearing litigation over the Miami International Boat Show.
A Republican candidate for Congress in Florida has launched a contest on his Facebook campaign page to give away a semi-automatic rifle on Independence Day.
In a hospital industry battle, the Florida Department of Health faces legal challenges about decisions that could revamp trauma care in Miami-Dade County.
It was a rough ride at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday for the attorney defending a Florida law that bars doctors from asking their patients about guns in the home.
A Miami federal judge moved claims forward against Subaru in the Takata air bag economic loss litigation.
Broward's drug court program plans a memorial for the retired judge, former Broward County Commission chair, Holland & Knight attorney and lobbyist.
Three attorneys face sanctions in a messy probate case, while one is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation.
In the United States legally through the H-2A visa program, these farmworkers, like most American citizens and legal residents, must be insured. But reaching them is an uphill battle.
The nation's chief law against racketeering applies to some activities outside of the United States, but private plaintiffs must claim a domestic injury, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in a closely watched business case involving a major American cigarette and food producer.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away a challenge to Connecticut’s assault weapons ban, which was enacted after the mass shooting of 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook elementary school.
The Florida Supreme Court orders a new trial for a bank customer whose life changed for the worse when a Bank of America teller frantically pushed a silent alarm, thinking he might be a robber.
The regional editor-in-chief for the South has been promoted to ALM editorial director.
Big Law's push into the South Florida market has continued with news Monday that Am Law 200 firm Dickinson Wright has set up shop in Fort Lauderdale.
The Village of Palmetto Bay is facing an excessive force lawsuit after police shot a 25-year-old accused of vandalizing cars with a pickax.
A family law judge is recommending a litigation budget to detail all costs in an acrimonious family dispute, pitting a millionaire's adult children against his third wife, that's on track to rack up more than a million dollars in attorney fees and costs.
Gawker Media Group and Hulk Hogan's temporary litigation cease-fire didn't stop lawyers for the two parties from duking it out at a Friday media law conference in Orlando.
Broward Circuit Judge Alberto Ribas Jr. is a veteran prosecutor, triathlete and CrossFit games participant.
Standing ovation for lawyer receiving Florida Bar's humanitarian award.
Thye Justice Department has decided not to pursue a civil suit against Countrywide Financial co-founder Angelo Mozilo, who became a poster child for suibprime mortgages after the housing crash.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc. agreed to expand coverage of a breakthrough cure for Hepatitis C to about 2,000 policyholders as part of a settlement negotiated by Miami lawyers.
The Zelle insurance and antitrust law firm is opening an office led by a former Cozen O'Connor partner.
Twenty years ago a Canadian developer won the right to build golf courses and condominiums across 2.5 miles of lush green ridgeline and crescent beaches lapped by the emerald waters of the Florida Straits just 40 miles from Havana.
Claudia Willis is taking her 25 years of experience in family law to a new business, helping newly single women organize their lives after a divorce or the death of their spouse.
Retired Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Gill Freeman is among the honorees recognized by the Florida Bar's young lawyers division.
Warding off threats to Florida's justice system requires that the public understands the importance of the courts, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga told 600 judges and lawyers at the Florida Bar Convention's annual judicial luncheon Thursday.
Berger Singerman partner Katie Phang is the new president-elect of FAWL's Miami-Dade chapter.
Former prosecutor and longtime Baker & McKenzie partner Lee Stapleton has joined K&L Gates in Miami, becoming the fifth lawyer to join the office since May.
A Miami woman who peddled designer knockoffs from her home showroom will spend two years in prison for bankruptcy fraud, money laundering and trafficking in counterfeit merchandise.
A Miami federal judge entered a $46.7 million judgment in a patent infringement case against Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. over its Sea-Doo personal watercraft.
U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno dismissed some claims against Mazda in the Takata air bag economic loss multidistrict litigation.
A woman who overturned a $1.2 million judgment a former chief judge helped secure against her in a civil theft suit pleaded guilty to grand theft in a related criminal case.
A Miami-Dade jury found boxer Canelo Alvarez liable for $8.5 million in damages on an unjust enrichment claim filed by his former promoter.
A former Miami Beach resident who staged tours for the Rolling Stones, Elton John and other big acts pleads guilty to defrauding investors in his concert promotion businesses.
The annual Florida Bar convention starting Wednesday highlights technology, diversity and other issues.
A Jones Day Mexico City team advised publicly traded Ennis on the $109.4 million cash sale of an apparel division to Gildan.
Florida State University has almost completed a more detailed policy on sexual conduct and sexual harassment while coming into compliance with federal Title IX standards.
To some judges, the military-style weapon used in the Orlando mass shootings is a “lethal weapon of war,” but to others, it is a “common self-defense weapon.” Regardless of the description, courts increasingly are being asked how far governments can go to regulate them.
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Davis Polk & Wardwell and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft are advising on Microsoft Corp.’s $26.2 billion buy of professional networking service LinkedIn Corp.
The Florida Supreme Court considers issues with both open carry and concealed weapons.
The Florida Supreme Court issues a show-cause order to hear from Circuit Judge John Contini about his recommended punlishment for misconduct.
The Richard E. Gerstein criminal courthouse was closed briefly while the police investigated a bomb threat.
Jones Day represents Atlas Holdings in its purchase of NCR's private paper products division.
Early reports of the nightclub's off-duty police officer firing at the gunman could favor the club in litigation, lawyers suggest.
Lawyers across Florida are organizing efforts to assist the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting and their families.
The U.S. Supreme Court is refusing to hear an appeal by the Seminole Tribe of Florida challenging payment of state utility taxes.
The Florida Bar has closed its investigation of Duane Morris partner Lida Rodriguez-Taseff.
With the worst mass shooting in American history in the background, the U.S. Supreme Court on June 16 will take its first look at a challenge to Connecticut's ban on military-style firearms. But as past actions show, the justices may have little interest in revisiting Second Amendment disputes, including the regulation of the AR-15-style weapon reportedly used in the Orlando shootings that killed at least 50 people at a night club.
Amit Agarwal takes over for Allen Winsor, who became a judge on the First District Court of Appeal.
More than a dozen years after a fierce political fight about the state's medical-malpractice laws, the Florida Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality of limits on damages in malpractice lawsuits.
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., an avid golfer, could not resist mingling golf with law in a recent decision that did not get much attention.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Peter Lopez's dream growing up was to work side by side with his dad, but it didn't work out that way.
Orrick contributed guidance for Stripe's new startup toolkit, Stripe Atlas, which provides entrepreneurs with a host of resources.
A former chief judge is accused of abusing his prior position to secure inappropriate sanctions against opposing counsel.
A gun rights group wants a new hearing, with a new judge, in a lawsuit over firearm-related information in Florida State University's 2015 football "game day" guide.
Who knew lawyers have such moral scruples? According to research lawyers approach networking with absolute dread because they feel guilty that they’re doing it for purely selfish reasons.
Companies operating in Brazil, India and Russia face heightened ethics and compliance risks, according to a global survey of 13 countries.
A Miami lawyer is suing investment firm Raymond James Financial Inc. over the Jay Peak scandal, using a legal theory he says hasn't been tested in Florida state court.
State Sen. Gwen Margolis pulled out of her re-election race after dismissing her opponents in language that sparked demands for an apology.
A new case from a recent law school graduate will test how bankruptcy courts treat student debt.
A workers' compensation law that left a disabled St. Petersburg firefighter without benefits after two years is unconstitutional, the Florida Supreme Court rules.
Coral Gables attorney Jose Baez is joining the defense team for former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez in a double-murder case.
The Florida Supreme Court orders a new sentencing hearing for a woman sentenced to life without parole for a vicious hammer attack when she was 16.
Attorney General Pam Bondi faces ethics and bar complaints for asking Donald Trump for money in 2013 and receiving $25,000 around the time her office was reviewing a New York probe into his allegedly fraudulent Trump University.
Law-abiding Floridians should be allowed to openly carry firearms in public, a gun-rights groups argued to the Florida Supreme Court on behalf of a man arrested four years ago while strolling with a visibly holstered weapon in Fort Pierce.
Steering the direction of law firms is no longer the exclusive province of upper-echelon partners. Cushman & Wakefield’s latest survey of the legal sector finds that law firms increasingly are including the younger generation in decision-making, especially when those decisions revolve around real estate. The survey of 1,100 US law firms is conducted in partnership with ALM Legal Intelligence, sister organization to GlobeSt.com.
Antonio "Tony" Martinez retires from Shutts & Bowen after 52 years. He speaks about the changes he's witnessed since his first day at the firm.
A lawyer with a revoked license failed in a defamation suit against the Florida Bar, which described him as "disbarred."
The Fourth District Court of Appeal is tired of talking about standing in foreclosure cases after doing it more than 80 times since the housing crash.
Former Judge Gill Freeman will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master in a range of litigation.
A Palm Beach jury found Bethesda Memorial Hospital liable for mistreating a woman after botched plastic surgery.
Nikki Fried is branching out after successfully lobbying for medical marijuana and foster child education bills.
The Florida Supreme Court hears oral arguments on a controversial gambling case that could expand the use of slot machines statewide.
Facing wire-fraud and tax charges, state Rep. Reggie Fullwood is asking a federal judge to block prosecutors from arguing that the Florida Division of Elections is a victim of an alleged scheme to divert campaign funds to personal use.
Accusing the state of essentially reneging on a 2010 deal, the Seminole Tribe of Florida is asking a federal judge to declare that tribal casinos have permission to keep operating banked card games, including blackjack, for 15 more years.
An appellate court returns a case for sentencing before a new judge after one handed down a 66-year prison term to "send a message" to the community.
Two months before the Olympics, the world is eyeing the sewage off Rio de Janeiro with both alarm and black humor: marathon swimmers say they are afraid of getting sick while Saturday Night Live has depicted President Dilma Rousseff saying blithely that Brazil just needs to "take 1 million poo-poos out of the river."
As some states pass increasingly pot-friendly laws, Am Law 200 firms are building out national marijuana practices to capitalize on the growing industry, but to do so they’re embracing fairly different strategies.
And a U.S. arm of Sumitomo came up the winner in a $220 million cash deal for the Miami landmark.
A new law won't help a nursery whose score was a fraction of a percent less than the winner of a highly sought-after medical marijuana license in Central Florida, an administrative law judge ruled.
Meet the new head of GrayRobinson and the highest-ranking female law firm leader in the state: Mayanne Downs, who is taking over for retiring Byrd "Biff" Marshall.
The court requires sales tax no matter where an online florist's customers are and no matter where the flowers are delivered.
An investor insists it spent years litigating because Wells Fargo Bank N.A. wouldn't let it pay off the multimillion-dollar mortgage on a disbarred lawyer's house.
Convicting a police officer for an on-duty killing hasn't happened in Florida in nearly three decades, in part because officers are given wide latitude to protect themselves from perceived danger.
Holland & Knight represents Colombia's infrastructure development bank on financing for a $1.1 billion road construction project.
Broward Circuit Judge Nicholas Lopane's parents ran a plant nursery but wanted an indoor life for him, and his grandfather stressed the need for public service.
Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit asking a federal district court to block restrictions on abortions signed into law earlier this year by Gov. Rick Scott.
A federal judge in West Palm Beach allows Colombian families to pursue torture claims against Chiquita Brands International Inc., which is blamed for funding a violant right-wing paramilitary group.
The Florida Supreme Court rejects the governor's legal logic and orders an electrion for a Palm Beach County Court opening.
Fort Lauderdale-based Greenspoon Marder is opening offices in Denver, Las Vegas and San Diego to support its new marijuana practice group.
Thomas Cunningham takes charge of the West Palm Beach and Miami offices, which have 14 attorneys.
Even if state regulators signed off on a popular type of card game years ago, that doesn't make the games legal, a Department of Business and Professional Regulation attorney told an administrative law judge.
Cozen O'Connor acquires the intellectual property boutique Feldman Gale. The founders and 13 other attorneys are making the move.
Thousands of Venezuelans rallied in support of President Nicolas Maduro as regional governments seemed to back away from a threat to punish his socialist administration for violating its commitment to democracy.
A federal appellate court tosses prominent Washington lawyer Larry Klayman's defamation suit against alternative weekly newspapers in Minneapolis and Phoenix.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Amit Agarwal wins national recognition for a successful Fourth Amendment appeal.
Rodney Barreto, head of the South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee, is at the center of a new foreclosure suit by the Doral-based U.S. Century Bank.
George Andrews leaves Shutts & Bowen to take on consumer protection litigation.
Greenspoon Marder attorneys defended a more than $12 million lawsuit from investors in a Fort Lauderdale hotel project that never got off the ground after the recession.
The head of the Organization of American States called for an emergency meeting of regional governments to evaluate Venezuela's respect for democracy, a move that could lead to the country's suspension from the hemispheric body. President Nicolas Maduro responded by saying he would take action against his country's opposition-controlled Congress.
For unaccompanied immigrant children seeking asylum in the U.S., where they apply seems to make a world of difference.
McCalla Raymer, with offices in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, is merging with Chicago-bsed Pierce & Associates.
U.S. financial institutions will be required to list beneficial ownership on all accounts in two years. While calls for beneficial ownership are gaining steam, some are calling for balance with confidentiality needs.
A judge orders 77-year-old Guy Bailey to be taken into custody for funding family trips but not paying restitution in a grand theft case.
President Mauricio Macri said he will repatriate $1.3 million in savings from the Bahamas and use the money to buy Argentine treasury bonds because he is confident the struggling economy will recover and thrive.
After a Florida Supreme Court ruling last month that struck down a limit on attorney fees, workers' compensation insurance rates could go up 17.1 percent, according to a proposal submitted to state regulators.
A liberal group is spending $100,000 in television ads in South Florida to call out embattled Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for not cracking down harder on what many call the predatory practices of the payday lending industry.
Ocwen says it's been vindicated by a third-party investigation into allegations from institutional investors led by Wells Fargo.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplines 12 South Florida attorneys, including three who were disbarred.
The Miami criminal defense attorney died after a brief illness, and his colleagues heralded him for his exceptional career despite physical limitations.
Requests for bribes is common in some countries, but experts offer four tips for avoiding and responding to illegal solicitations.
The winning bidder who thought he purchased one waterfront mansion found out he was on the hook for two at double his $6.2 million offer. It didn't end well.
Miami attorneys are suing the makers of Vita Coco coconut water for using the phrase "Born in Brazil" on its packaging when the drink may be manufactured elsewhere.
A Miami receiver in a $14 million Ponzi scheme is suing JP Morgan Chase Bank, claiming it negligently allowed tainted cash to flow through its accounts.
Outgoing Broward Clerk of the Courts Howard Forman is suing the state, claiming it's skimming millions of dollars of filing fees from clerks.
U.S. contractors face different legal challenges in Latin America, but there are strategies that can help.
The 1,800-lawyer Clyde & Co. plans to open its sixth U.S. office in Miami, merging with insurance defense firm Thornton Davis & Fein.
A Brazilian tourist's case against Miami Beach security guards is reinstated after he shows he made a good-faith effort to return to the U.S. for the civil assault trial.
Hunton & Williams is in merger talks with midmarket U.K. firm Addleshaw Goddard, Legal Week has learned, with Addleshaw managing partner John Joyce expected to discuss the negotiations with partners Tuesday evening.
Lawyers are receiving emails disguised as official Florida Bar communications telling them they are targets of bar complaints or owe dues. Attorneys who respond reach a malware link.
Automaker defendants in the Takata air bag case did not sway a special master with their effort to obtain engagement letters for plaintiffs class representatives.
The case of a man walking down the street with a holstered .38-caliber pistol raises all kinds of gun-rights issues.
Florida law firms, in contrast to the national average, pushed up revenue to climb in the Am Law 200 rankings.
City officials are considering new rules for waterfront development following repeated tide-driven flooding.
A panel of EB-5 experts discusses the legislative hurdles faced by the cash-for-visa program amid heightened federal scrutiny.
Experts weigh in on how the Jay Peak ski resort scandal in Vermont might lead to EB-5 reform.
The award goes to a man injured in a Pompano Beach bagel shop when a car crashed through the window.
Holland & Knight and Linklaters advised on an Argentinian province on a $500 million offering in one of the first sovereign issues since the country returned to international credit markets.
Fort Lauderdale-based Kelley Kronenberg adds attorneys and space in a new Miami office.
Seeking a judgeship was a given in Miami-Dade County Court Judge Patricia Marino-Pedraza's family.
Investigators say a duffle bag stuffed with cash was one of the first clues in unraveling an alleged $2 million fraud by Fort Lauderdale bail bondsmen.
Two small bankruptcy law firms with offices in Miami and Fort Lauderdale are merging and keeping both offices.
The Florida Supreme Court rejects a state Public Service Commission decision putting Florida Power & Light customers on the hook for Oklahoma natural gas drilling.
Four companies that sell life insurance in Florida are trying to get a judge to block a new law that requires them to annually check to see if policyholders have died and then try to find beneficiaries when they have.
A former Boca Raton securities lawyer gets 30 months in federal prison for tax evasion on $1.5 million in hidden income.
Akerman partner Whitney Untiedt was recognized for leading pro bono work for juveniles seeking resentencing based on a Florida Supreme Court decision.
The new overtime salary threshold issued by the Obama administration will require employers to analyze salaries and overtime hours before deciding how to respond, writes attorney Brian L. Lerner.
Florida State University won't have to pay damages to a gun-rights group for incorrect information about firearms published in a 2015 football "game day" guide.
A Florida Supreme Court decision on workers' compensation attorney fees is expected to generate higher awards and more claims, writes attorney Beth J. Leahy.
A Doral seafood company may have filed the first federal trade secrets suit in South Florida under a new trade secrets law against a former employee and a nearby competitor.
A three-member legal team won the largest tobacco verdict in Palm Beach County history.
Beef and wine producer Uruguay is branching out into a product not normally associated with the pampas of South America: caviar. And it isn't just any caviar, it's premium ossetra caviar, and give it another few years, the even more expensive beluga caviar.
Public-private partnership boosters welcome a federal appellate decision rejecting a federal law requiring payment of prevailing wages to construction workers, writes attorney Neal I. Sklar.
A physician has been cleared of liability in a disability discrimination case.
A West Palm Beach lawyer is at the center of a new sexual battery lawsuit against Bill Cosby and Hugh Hefner.
Jayson was a first-time voter in the Dominican Republic, or would have been, if he'd had any intention of voting. Instead he was figuring out how to turn his ballot card into cash.
Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross has absorbed the Boca Raton firm McClosky, D'Anna & Dieterle and opened a new location in Boca Raton.
A Dania Beach lawyer wins a defense judgment and $1.2 million in damages for a Hollywood company whose ship was seized in Panama at the behest of an Orlando shipping company.
A Florida businessman seeking to replace Marco Rubio in the U.S. Senate is standing by comments where he called President Barack Obama an "animal."
Lobbying firms pulled in more than $35 million during the first three months of the year for their work in the Legislature, with five firms each earning at least $1 million, according to newly filed reports.
Eight Floridians are charged with bankruptcy fraud for hiding $3 million in assets including homes, furs, jewelry and luxury cars.
Miami-based Biscayne Bank turns up in the Panama Papers linked to a Colombian sold waste company owner, but the bank calls the listing a mistake.
They are called bachaqueros and they start their day at 2 a.m. They line up and sell everything, even their place in line.
International tax attorney Mitchell Fuerst, managing partner of Miami's Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, dies of complications from chemotherapy.
'I believe in forced labor' when it comes to improving access to justice for the poor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said.
Law firms did not act illegally when they sent debt collection letters on stationery bearing the name of the Ohio attorney general, the U.S. Supreme Court rules.
Prominent Miami accountant and bankruptcy trustee Barry Mukamal has filed a $5 million fraud suit against former firm, Marcum, and its New York-based managing partner.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida dropped its legal fight to try to block the disclosure of financial information about its casinos, saying that the issue became "moot" after details were published by Politico.
A woman's silence before she was arrested in her ex-husband's shooting death cannot be used against her as evidence of guilt, the Florida Supreme Court rules.
The Fort Lauderdale law firm and one of its former attorneys are being sued by a Chinese company that claims millions in losses on bad contracts.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida, owner of Florida's largest casinos, is trying to get a federal judge to block the publication of information related to a trial that could upend their businesses and seal a key deposition until it can be redacted.
The venues are, in the words of organizers, 99 percent ready. The torch is winding its way around the country in a three-month relay ending at the opening ceremony. Even if the country is preoccupied with the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, organizers insist the Olympics won't be touched by the ongoing political turmoil.
In a case that started with a dangling tag light, the Florida Supreme Court made clear that police officers have broad authority to pull over motorists whose license plates are not fully visible.
A Miami jury sided with homeowners suing Citizens Property Insurance after a marijuana grow house exploded on their street and damaged their home.
Class action plaintiffs are asking a Miami federal judge to stop Transamerica Life Insurance from "drastically increasing" cost-of-insurance charges on policyholders entering their later years.
A Palm Coast company claims its Visa payment processing business was cut off after the disclosure that three banks in Belize lacked the proper licensing to handle its online transactions.