"Empire" creator Lee Daniels settles a defamation lawsuit filed by Sean Penn, apologizes and makes a donation to Penn's Haiti relief charity.
"Empire" creator Lee Daniels settles a defamation lawsuit filed by Sean Penn, apologizes and makes a donation to Penn's Haiti relief charity.
The Fourth DCA calls out an "unripe" constitutional issue in long-running litigation over the mass removal of citrus trees.
A state appellate court dismisses a lawsuit over media rights to Argentinian soccer association games, finding the government of Argentina is an indispensable party and can't be sued.
Florida International University School of Law is unveiling a one-year juris master's program geared to nonlawyers who want expertise in banking compliance.
Thousands of youths in Florida's child-welfare system have gotten in trouble with the law, and when they do, their caregivers often refuse to take them back.
For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people's ancestral lands.
A South Miami woman is ordered to pay her estranged husband millions of dollars in a protracted fight over a $100 million bank account.
An Argentine TV commercial mocks the immigration rhetoric of presidential candidate Donald Trump by showing players stepping off a plane and fans passing through stadium turnstiles ahead of the upcoming Copa America championship in the United States.
Cole, Scott & Kissane lawyers won a defense verdict in a $3 million wrongful death case against a retail plaza in suburban Kendall.
The one-year foreign law clerk program helps Greenberg Traurig expand its contacts in Latin America and gives foreign attorneys a leg up on a partnership at home.
Hunton & Williams lawyers say they set in motion an inquiry over 28 classified pages of documents from a report about 9/11.
Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has sued Gawker again, saying the gossip website leaked sealed court documents with a transcript that quoted him making racist remarks.
A federal prosecutor asked that former President Cristina Fernandez and her son be investigated for possible illegal enrichment in connection to two businessmen accused of money laundering and tax evasion.
With two days to go until the Florida Supreme Court hears arguments in Hurst v. Florida, a coalition of legal luminaries is weighing in to urge the justices to turn all pre-Hurst death sentences into life sentences.
Joshua Krut, partner at Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert, represented developer Remy Jacobson on a $10.5 million acquisition in Miami's Design District.
A new federal lawsuit claims the Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation violates the rights of deaf inmates.
Medical marijuana licenses given to two northeast Florida nurseries by state health officials cannot be challenged by a grower who lost out in the application process, an administrative law judge ruled.
The opposition turned in petitions to Venezuelan electoral authorities that it said carried signatures of 1.8 million voters seeking President Nicolas Maduro's removal in a nationwide referendum.
Peter Lopez, who was assisted by real estate associate Randy Barcelo, was on familiar ground when Key International and 13th Floor Investments joined forces once again to build The Harbour, a luxury waterfront condominium in North Miami Beach.
It should come as no surprise that H-1B visas have been used up — yet again. If nothing changes, this is likely to be repeated next year, writes attorney Nicolas Watkins.
A new Defend Trade Secrets law may give Latin American companies reason to move computer servers to the United States.
The Holland & Knight partner leading the CABA discusses the organization's goals, including a conference on Cuba that aims to draw businesspeople from across the country.
A legal battle has been brewing between the founders of Bal Harbour Shops and Village Vice Mayor Patricia Cohen.
For years, Tampa venture capitalist John Kirtley has been a largely behind-the-scenes figure in Florida's de facto school voucher program.
The Florida Supreme Court rejected an attorney fee schedule in the workers' compensation law but rejected an umbrella challenge to the law itself.
On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American.
The impasse over Florida's next insurance commissioner has ended.
Study finds that law school rankings encourage cheating, lying. So it makes perfect sense to pick law schools based on the ranking on U.S. News & World Report, right?
The FBI has charged a man with plotting to bomb a South Florida Jewish center.
The court decides two workers' compensation cases, ruling in one in favor of the plaintiffs bar on attorney fees. But one major case is still pending.
Halfway through his second six-year term, Broward County Court Judge Alan Marks plans to leave the bench in June.
AutoNation faces a class action lawsuit in Broward Circuit Court claiming its service department charges cryptic shop supply costs.
The Florida Supreme Court disbars one attorney, suspends two and reprimands two.
The Florida Supreme Court needs to weigh in after the Third District Court of Appeal issued a pro-lender opinion that can only prolong the foreclosure crisis, writes foreclosure defense attorney Bruce Jacobs.
An administrative law judge rejected a state agency's arguments that a Gainesville abortion clinic should be fined for performing second-trimester abortions without a proper license.
Florida has paid more than $260,000 to private law firms in gambling lawsuits involving the Seminole Tribe of Florida, with the likelihood of hundreds of thousands of dollars more on the horizon.
Miami attorney Mason Pertnoy raised $17,000 to run for the seat held by former Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato, but Gov. Rick Scott now plans to appoint a replacement.
Broward Circuit Judge Ernest Kollra comes from a coal-mining town but focused on Latin to prepare him for the LSAT vocabulary.
Gov. Rick Scott told a group of Miami-Dade lawyers and judges that diversity is not his top priority when it comes to choosing judges.
Only nine of 1,000 members have signed up to participate in the St. Petersburg Bar Association's trip to Cuba in August.
The resignation of Palm Beach County Court Judge Laura Johnson leaves three openings on the bench.
Two Cuban-American are dropping their discrimination suit against Carnival Corp. after the cruise operator lifted a ban on bookings by U.S. citizens born in Cuba.
The Florida Supreme Court has removed attorney fee caps in workers' compensation cases, striking down a 13-year-old law.
The South Florida chapter of the National Black Prosecutors Association joins the Judicial Diversity Initiative, which is pressing for more black judges.
A Palm Beach Circuit Court lawsuit alleges publicist Christopher J. Donahue represented clients in court on criminal charges without a law license.
The Florida Bar is offering an online continuing leqal education course on the lack of gender equality in the legal profession based on recent presentations around the state by bar President Ramon Abadin.
A disagreement about the pending exit of Florida's longtime insurance commissioner continued, as the state Cabinet prepares to again try to end an impasse about hiring a new commissioner.
In a debate that includes major business and legal groups and raises separation-of-powers questions, the Florida Supreme Court will decide whether to reject a controversial 2013 law that tightened a standard for expert witnesses who testify in the state's courtrooms.
Victims of a secretive German colony in Chile hope that Germany's decision to declassify documents will help shine light on human rights abuses committed there.
Venezuelan cities cleaned up from a night of looting and fiery protests as government offices closed their doors for the rest of the week in the face of a worsening energy crisis that is causing daily blackouts.
Three doctors accuse Kendall Regional Medical Center of squeezing them out of a limited partnership worth more than $1 million each.
Venezuela's public employees will work only on Monday and Tuesday as the country grapples with an electricity crisis.
The Fourth DCA largely ruled against investors who claimed they were duped by misleading marketing for the failed Trump International Hotel & Tower in Fort Lauderdale but reversed on attorney fees.
Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater refused to go along with Gov. Rick Scott's nominee for state insurance commissioner, maintaining an impasse over a high-profile appointment that they must jointly support.
Cuban baseball players paid a South Florida-based smuggling ring more than $15 million to leave the communist island in secretive ventures that included phony documents, false identities and surreptitious boat voyages to Mexico, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, federal prosecutors say.
Venezuela's electoral council took steps to allow opponents of President Nicolas Maduro to try and initiate a recall referendum against the socialist leader.
A federal receiver appointed to oversee two Vermont ski resorts amid allegations of massive fraud says Jay Peak could close and Q Burke Mountain may not open without additional money.
Twelve people have said they witnessed a local police department's fatal shooting of a black motorist over the weekend, but none has stepped forward to say what they saw, a Florida sheriff investigating the death said Monday.
The parents of 43 missing students who disappeared in September 2014 accused Mexico's government of lying to them, planting evidence and not adequately investigating the case.
The ruling clears the way for developer Minto Commmunities to develop 3,800 acres in the Acreage.
Akerman lawyers won a $1.52 million trade secrets verdict against a window and door hardware company whose revenues seemed unusually high.
The legal team represents developer Edgewater Two on construction financing for a midrise condominium in Miami's Edgewater neighborhood.
The state agency responsible for enforcing Florida's tax laws is drawing ire from gun supporters as well as from some elected officials.
On appeal, a former commodities trader whose houseboat was demolished by Riviera Beach is seeking reimbursement for his home and a new trial in a false arrest case.
The Florida Bar board of governors gets its first first Asian-American member with the election of Fort Lauderdale attorney Jay Kim. Two other South Florida lawyers won runoff elections.
Fox Rothschild is absorbing a small law firm in Boca Raton and New jersey as its picks up four attorneys and a patent agent in West Palm Beach.
A coalition of voluntary bar associations is asking the Broward Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission to submit black attorneys' names to Gov. Rick Scott for consideration in judicial appointments.
The 18-branch bank announces regulators have lifted the consent order imposed five years ago over its capitalization and compliance.
Greenberg Traurig had about $1.3 billion in gross revenue last year, compared with Holland & Knight's $744 million and Akerman's $337 million.
Gov. Rick Scott and the state Cabinet on Tuesday will interview four applicants hoping to be the state's next insurance commissioner.
A Kelley/Uustal attorney won a $13 million verdict Friday against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco company.
Residents of the 374-unit BrickellHouse tower are adding a construction defect claim to their lawsuit against developer Harvey Hernandez.
General counsel for companies such as Lennar, Ryder System and Gulfstream Park offer legal tech solutions and tips for working with outside counsel.
The Cuban government backs away from a policy barring Cuban-born Americans from the first Carnival Fathom cruise set for May 1.
Individuals who are voluntarily being questioned by authorities have to be told when a lawyer is present, the Florida Supreme Court decided.
Jason Bloch focused on a career in entertainment as an undergraduate before finding the law.
At the flame-lighting in the ruins of Ancient Olympia, Brazil's sport minister Ricardo Leyser tried to assure the world about the troubled Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
In tapping a distinguished pediatrician as head of its children's medical programs, the Florida Department of Health signaled a new approach to caring for the state's sickest kids.
In a potentially far-reaching decision, an appeals court struck down a state law restricting a police officer from paying a law firm to help her pursue workers' compensation insurance benefits.
One of Cuba's most renowned advocates of economic reform has been fired from his University of Havana think tank for sharing information with Americans without authorization, among other alleged violations.
University of Miami law students get hands-on experience doing pro-bono work for South Florida startup companies.
Unit owners are suing the developers of the Trump Towers in Sunny Isles Beach, claiming several hundred alleged construction defects.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Beatrice Butchko threw out loan servicer Ocwen Financial's records after describing the loan servicing transfer process as a "legal fiction."
The class action lawsuit against Chipotle Mexican Grill over genetically modified food survived a motion to dismiss.
The law firm's Colombia office has expanded with the hiring of a Bogota international trade and arbitration attorney.
Two Miami attorneys, once friends, are locked in a bitter battle over legal fees in a case against the Cuban government dating back to a 1959 suicide.
A state appellate court rejected a state siting order for adding two nuclear units at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point plant near Homestead.
Miami's Carey Rodriguez Milian Gonya and Spain's Diaz-Bastien are working together on new business ventures in Cuba.
Panza, Maurer & Maynard opens a Coral Gables office, its third in Floriida, and expands its Fort Lauderdale headquarters to accommodate its growing health care division.
The Florida Supreme Court is ready to wade into a dispute between State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance and a major Jacksonville hospital about contracts and other documents that contain detailed information about how much the hospital charges for services.
Sweeping development plans for a remote area of northern Vermont, a biomedical research plant, a hotel and conference center, an airport runway extension and big upgrades at two ski areas, brought the promise of jobs to a region that has some of the highest unemployment rates in the state.
The former guerrilla fighters who founded Cuba's single-party government will hold power for years to come after a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress kept President Raul Castro and his hard-line deputy in the top leadership positions.
Attorneys Dennis J. Olle and Jason P. Jones review the risks and rewards of doing business in Cuba's Port of Mariel.
The parents of a young girl who was allegedly sexually abused by a Coconut Creek preschool teacher won the award against the school's parent company.
The American Bar Association will host a discussion of "stand your ground" laws at a May meeting in Key West.
Florida's fierce fight to keep intact a voter-approved ban on gay marriage is going to wind up costing taxpayers.
Florida's long, twisted legal drama over its congressional districts may finally be reaching its end after a panel of federal judges rejected a push by U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown to throw out the current district boundaries.
Cybersecurity experts suggest precautions that companies can take to help protect themselves from data breaches.
The American Bar Association will host a discussion of stand your ground laws at a May meeting in Key West.
Gov. Rick Scott has appointed Shutts & Bowen partner Linda Robison to the Broward Health board, filling one of two seats left open when he suspended two members.
The South Florida family of beheaded journalist Steven Sotloff is suing Syria in U.S. court, claiming the government supported Islamic State militants behind the killing.
A securities-lawyer-turned-entrepreneur says a diverse financial technology workforce is needed to help address economic inequalities.
A federal appeals court rules for the operator of a defunct imaging company and against U.S. Bancorp in a case that hinged on filing deadlines.
Gov. Rick Scott signed two bills that are expected to help people get mental health or substance abuse treatment and make it easier for military personnel from Florida to vote. Scott also vetoed a controversial overhaul of alimony laws (SB 668).
A new prison health contractor began moving into nine North Florida facilities Saturday, an initial step toward providing care for more than 80,000 inmates, the state Department of Corrections said.
The Arizona-based law firm snaps up Akerman shareholder and litigator Robert Squire to head its new Miami office.
Some tax attorneys are getting more calls from clients concerned about offshore accounts, and the attorneys expect more scrutiny to come.
New Jersey-based Cole Schotz is the latest law firm to expand to Florida, opening in Boca Raton.
Five Miami partners, including former Akerman president Robert Zinn, and four associates from Carlton Fields Jorden Burt are decamping for Duane Morris.
West Palm Beach lawyers and the U.S. attorney's office negotiated a $1.1 million whistleblower settlement with a pain clinic accused of Medicare fraud.
Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga is one of six chief justices invited to the White House for an event on access to justice.
A beauty queen who was dethroned as Puerto Rico's representative at this year's Miss Universe contest after organizers accused her of having an attitude problem is taking her fight to court.
Venezuela's government is changing the clock again as part of its efforts to stave off an electricity crisis.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Stanford Blake filled one of the seats that opened after the Operation Court Broom corruption scandal.
Attorney Matthew Graham explains the complexities of domesticating foreign judgments and searching the world for the money to pay them.
Gov. Rick Scott vetoes a controversial alimony and child-sharing bill, saying it put parents' desires before children's best interests.
The Florida Supreme Court issued a broadly worded ruling that made clear public agencies are liable for paying attorney fees if they violate the state's open-records law.
State Sen. Dwight Bullard put the kibosh on rumors that he'll bow out of his race in a newly drawn Miami-Dade County district that could pose an uphill battle for the incumbent.
A new law effective July 1 will give relatives and executors access to social media accounts and other digital records after an account holder's death.
A group seeking to put existing solar-energy regulations into the state Constitution expects to spend "millions" in the coming months to promote the utility-backed amendment.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. defeats a $37.5 million wrongful death lawsuit in the case of a Winston cigarette smoker who died of lung cancer.
A Key Biscayne man who owns the Jay Peak ski resort in Vermont is charged with securities fraud for allegedly misusing at least $200 million in funds raised through the EB-5 immigrant investor program.
Reports on the Panama Papers alert Daddy Yankee's judgment holders to more companies that may hold assets. Yankee's lawyers deny he had accounts at the law firm where client records leaked.
Comedians in Peru ridicule his American accent and his long-standing ties to Wall Street anger some in an impoverished nation increasingly hostile toward foreign mining companies.
Holland & Knight, on a hiring spree in its Miami office, has picked up international arbitrator Joseph Mamounas, snagging him from Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod.
Longtime lobbyist Bob Levy, whose proteges included state lawmakers, dies at 67 after lengthy treatment for salivary gland cancer.
In a victory for the University of Florida, the state Supreme Court declined to take up a dispute about whether guns should be allowed in university housing.
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axellrod has lost a partner in international arbitration and gained a partner in its corporate department.
The full Third District Court of Appeal in Miami sides with lenders on the time allowed to file a second foreclosure lawsuit on the same mortgage.
Convicted and disbarred attorney Steven Lippman, a former law partner of Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein, plans to teach a CLE class on avoiding the trap he fell into.
A West Palm Beach jury issued the award to the owners and insurers of horses killed by a tainted supplement.
A lawsuit filed in Miami federal court and the Cuban American Bar Association want to reverse a Carnival Corp. policy banning ticket sales on Cuba cruises to Cuban-born Americans.
The recent scene outside Gov. Rick Scott's office may have been even more acrimonious than the alimony bill awaiting his action.
A jury has sided primarily with a property owner in a premises liability case.
After a 2½-week trial, a Florida jury took less than an hour to clear an emergency room doctor and hospital of liability for the death of a 12-year-old girl stricken with a sudden and unforeseen diabetes-related complication.
The high-profile Stuart litigator files a personal injury lawsuit seeking $250 million in damages from Takata and Honda over an allegedly defective air bag.
Miami-based TotalBank is suing its former CEO and his new employer, Doral-based U.S. Century Bank, for allegedly "raiding" its client list and officers.
Siegfried Rivera attorneys tied up the sale as well as $50 million in financing for a Doral office complex.
Former Coral Gables Mayor Donald Slesnick is the recipient of this year's ABA solo and small firm division lifetime acheivement award.
A real estate brokerage and attorney-homeowner defeat a $7 million defamation lawsuit over a newsletter testimonial.
A congressional committee voted to recommend that the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff move forward, bringing the possible ouster of the embattled leader a step closer.
A state appellate court found JPMorgan Chase Bank improperly won at trial despite a lack of "any document or other evidence to establish its foreclosure action."
Broward County Court Judge Nina Di Pietro is named in a conflict of interest complaint filed with state judicial watchdogs, and a judge lifts her husband's suspension from the Broward Health board.
Timothy Cerio, Gov. Rick Scott's general counsel, has rejoined GrayRobinson as a Tallahassee shareholder.
A workers' compensation appeal that bubbled up through the administrative law process has trouble attacking the system.
The Department of Justice urged a U.S. judge to keep secret many of the court records in the now-abandoned lawsuit over leaks in the investigation that led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus.
Florida International University hires Ring Bender McKown & Castillo's Carlos Castillo to replace M. Kristina Raattama.
The Florida Department of Children and Families is under fire for backing off a proposal that would protect LGBT kids who live in group homes from discrimination, including so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing their sexual orientation.
Florida International University was the top performer on the Florida Bar exam in February.
Goldman Sachs agrees to pay $2.4 billion in civil penalties plus $1.8 billion to distressed borrowers in the sale of shoddy mortgages before the housing bubble burst.
A Miami jury tacked on $50,000 in punitive damages to an $800,000 verdict against a criminal defense attorney who didn't properly share fees with another lawyer.
The president-elect of the Miami-Dade chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers objects to coverage of Florida Bar president Ramon Abadin's speech about gender bias in the legal industry.
An Austrian laboratory has not found evidence that can confirm that remains found in a trash dump in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero belong to 43 students who disappeared in September 2014, authorities announced.
The law firm at the center of the Panama offshore accounts scandal routinely usurped the name of the Red Cross and other charities to help obscure the origin of millions of dollars in questionable funds, two newspapers involved in the investigation reported Sunday.
Coral Gables attorney Richard Diaz is suing former co-counsel Donald Fitzgerald of Miami, claiming he is holding up distributions to a smoker's widower and the five-member plaintiffs team.
At least six law school classes have gone to Havana so far this semester and more schools are planning visits now that the U.S. government has eased travel restrictions and renewed diplomatic relations.
Broward Health's suspended chairman David Di Pietro asks a judge to throw out an executive order removing him from the board of the public hospital district.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled the state is required to pay $502,462 to CSX Transportation because of a legal settlement and expenses related to a fatal traffic accident on the road in 2002.
A West Palm Beach federal judge approves a receivership plan to repay victims of George Theodule's $68 million Ponzi scheme targeting fellow Haitian-Americans.
One month after President Barack Obama's visit, islanders are now looking to Cuba's upcoming Communist Party congress for the clearest picture yet of how far their leaders will open the economy to deeper free-market reforms, if at all.
As Florida courts have struggled in recent years with a flood of foreclosure cases, retired judges have played a key role in reducing backlogs.
The Florida Bar pushed for three attorneys to be disbarred over the same secret settlement that led to Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson's removal from the bench.
Miami and Palm Beach are among the top 10 office markets nationwide in terms of absorption and rental growth.
Broward County Court Judge Peter Skolnik brought a colorful past to the bench.
Advocates took action on two fronts Wednesday to push for better treatment of immigrants in federal custody, claiming they are having their belongings taken by U.S. agents and are languishing behind bars because of unfair bond conditions set by judges and others.
The Florida Supreme Court waded into a constitutional fight about a higher state tax rate for satellite-television companies than for their cable TV competitors.
Lawyers for a Honduran immigrant on death row in the slaying of two neighbors implicates a relative of the victims in the 2004 killings.
U.S. Senior District Judge Paul Huck and Third District Court of Appeal Judge Frank Shepherd lead the list of plaintiffs suing the exclusive Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables over fees.
For the first time since shortly after the Civil War, it is no longer a crime for unmarried men and women to shack up in the Sunshine State.
Photos from a Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers event honoring Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle with the Women Making History award.
The man who would take over if Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is impeached, Vice President Michel Temer, could now be running that same risk of impeachment.
Florida health officials have reached a settlement ending a decadeslong class-action lawsuit that alleged the state is violating federal mandates by failing to deliver critical health services to 2 million children on Medicaid.
Berger Singerman was terminated five weeks after it was hired to do an internal review of the troubled Broward Health agency.
Gov. Rick Scott's judicial appointees have been mostly white males.
Florida Bar president Ramon Abadin told a chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers that he expected a survey of female attorneys to show no gender bias, but 43 percent reported seeing it personally.
Honduras' president said the government would suspend several top police officials amid mounting evidence they conspired to kill the country's top anti-drug prosecutor and two other prosecution employees several years ago.
A congressional review panel said there is "substantial reason to believe" that Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida violated federal law and broke House rules in a number of business and legal activities and in managing his congressional office.
Miami lawyers defeated a $2 million personal injury lawsuit against a boat manufacturer by showing the operator had likely tinkered with engine mounts to increase speed.
A Miami company has been cleared of liability in an employment dispute case.
A discount retail chain has been exonerated in a premises liability case.
Attorney Charles M. Tatelbaum calls for constructive action to relieve Puerto Rico's financial crisis.
The New York-based law firm will focus primarily on international transaction work.
More money will be floated yearly to the state's 15 seaports under a wide-ranging transportation bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.
A Washington state prosecutor told a Florida panel charged with fighting human trafficking that it must crack down on men who seek to buy sex from prostitutes.
Panamanians have long shrugged off their country's checkered reputation as a financial haven for drug lords, tax dodgers and corrupt oligarchs. If they're crooks, they've learned from the world's wealthy nations, they like to joke.
A Boca Raton-based security company defeats the lawsuit filed by National Union Fire Insurance to recover its outlay on a theft claim.
Kopelowitz Ostrow partners guide the purchase of Hialeah's Palm Springs General Hospital after an initial bidder failed to close.
Don Stevens of West Palm Beach-based MHCapital Funding arranged the nonrecourse first mortgage for Emerald Beach Resort in St. Thomas.
Newly retired Second District Court of Appeal Judge Chris Altenbernd has joins the Tampa-based law firm as a shareholder.
Numerous transfers of a real estate debt muddied ownership and put JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. on the losing end of a foreclosure appeal.
A new Florida abortion law seeks to ban Medicaid funding for family planning services at clinics that also offer elective abortions, such as clinics run by Planned Parenthood, but the federal government appears unlikely to allow that part of the law to take effect.
Florida's guardian ad litem program has reached its goal of recruiting 10,000 volunteers.
The Judicial Nominating Commission is looking to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Judge Amy Smith.
Mossack Fonseca, whose client records of offshore accounts are international media fodder, has been targeted by Brazil's anti-corruption investigators and may be open to U.S. inquiries.
A veteran Miami police officer with two decades of experience dealing with the media and community leaders will take over as police chief in Ferguson, hoping to help the St. Louis suburb heal as it rebounds after the fatal 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown.
A federal judge issues summary judgment in an order highly critical of Florida state agencies in companion same-sex marriage cases.
In the garage of his home in a rough-and-tumble Havana neighborhood, Rolando Alfonso is fixing up a 1960 Oldsmobile he hopes will be a ticket to a more profitable future: Driving tourists around Cuba.
Cyberattacks are increasing in Latin America, but the region is lagging when it comes to technology and the knowledge base to prevent cybercrime.
A look at facts vs. fiction in the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, strategies for entering China and the implications of artificial intelligence for the U.S. patent system. Plus, how to protect your trademarks on social media and an unvarnished view on the forces rocking IP litigation.
Partners and security experts reacted with alarm to news of the massive document leak from Panama offshore firm Mossack Fonseca.
The Fort Lauderdale-based law firm recruited nine lawyers from Jacob, Medinger & Finnegan.
Joseph DeMaria, formerly of Tew Cardenas, has been named the first managing partner of the Miami office of Fox Rothschild.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is facing possible impeachment by Congress. The effort comes amid an angry public mood over the South American nation's worst recession in decades and a big bribery scandal at the state oil company Petrobras, yet it is not tied to either of those. Here's an explanation of what's behind the movement to oust her, and how it could play out:
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Judith Rubinstein planned a career in teaching and switched to customer service before a chance reading of her neighbor's Florida Bar Journal, which helped pushed her into a law career.
The Florida Supreme Court rejected a request for the state to pay the legal fees of groups that successfully sued to overturn the state's congressional districts, the latest blow to the groups' efforts to get repaid for the costly battle.
Floridians will get a chance this fall to put solar-energy regulations into the state Constitution.
Former Miami attorney Frank Amsalem owes nearly $225,000 in child support and wants the latest judge on his case to be removed.
The We Robot conference at the University of Miami School of Law posts questions of law, morality and sociology on the advancement of the robotics culture.
Colombia and the country's second-largest rebel group announced that they will hold peace talks, heightening expectations for a definitive end to a half-century of political violence in the Andean nation.
President Dilma Rousseff looked to shore up the support of parties still in her governing coalition after Brazil's biggest quit the bloc, complicating her fight to fend off impeachment proceedings as a plunging economy makes reforms difficult and has some lawmakers worried about hosting the Olympics in August.
The Russian American Bar Association of South Florida has formed as a voluntary bar association to promote the interests of Russian-speaking attorneys.
County supervisors of elections will see their salaries rise under a bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.
Eric Snyder, who led department inquiries into the Benghazi attack and Hillard Clinton's personal email server, will focus on white collar defense and investigations.
Sen. Anitere Flores, R-Miami, wants Senate leaders to establish a select committee to review the recent discovery of a radioactive isotope in Biscayne Bay linked to a nuclear power plant in southeast Miami-Dade County.
Members of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin face a May 10 trial over claims that they ripped off another artist to make the iconic song “Stairway to Heaven.”
An international sex trafficher known as "Drac" must pay an additional $400,000 in restitution to a woman he prostituted, a federal appeals court rules.
Becker & Poliakoff is offering software to introduce electronic ballots for condo association elections.
An appeals court says a Wellington homeowner association wrongly barreled through a foreclosure sale after the owner filed for bankruptcy protection.
The owners of copyrighted content must consider fair use before sending take-down notices seeking the removal of online material, writes attorney Jose Sariego.
A month after filing to run for re-election, Miami-Dade County Court Judge Judy Rubenstein had a change of heart and withdrew from the race, opening the door to candidates.
Greenspoon Marder wins a $28 million verdict against a funeral home that disposed of a baby's body in a gas station garbage bin.
The Dutch Caribbean Securities Exchange is pitching itself as an affordable venue for Latin American startups.
Days after President Barack Obama's historic visit, the leaders of Cuba's Communist Party are under highly unusual public criticism from their own ranks for imposing new levels of secrecy on the future of social and economic reforms.
A University of Miami law professor who founded the We Robots conference aims to involve legal minds in the robotics field to prevent liability problems down the road.
Miami lawyer Howard Srebnick wins when the court rules criminal defendants are allowed to use untainted assets to hire defense attorneys.
Readying for oral arguments in June, attorneys for the state and Second Amendment groups are urging a full federal appeals court to uphold a 2011 Florida law that would restrict doctors from asking questions and recording information about patients' gun ownership.
A wild carjacking by a man dressed as a valet led to a negligence suit against JW Marriott Marquis Miami and its valet company.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said he believes his embattled successor and protege can survive mounting pressure in Congress for her impeachment.
As she debated on the House floor last month, state Rep. Jeanette Nunez said a bill calling for compensation in the death of Andrea Castillo was "personal" for her.
High-profile Miami attorney Kendall Coffey represents Donald Trump's campaign manager, who is charged with misdemeanor battery for allegedly grabbing a journalist at a Jupiter campaign event.
Speaker Paul Ryan promised that House Republicans would have a plan to help Puerto Rico deal with its $70 billion debt by the end of March, yet some island officials are finding the emerging draft difficult to swallow.
Prosecutors in Polk County have dropped charges against a man who shot his neighbor during a confrontation.
A lawyer for veteran Congresswoman Corrine Brown relied mostly on the region's long history of discrimination against blacks in an attempt to convince a three-judge panel to block a new North Florida congressional district from going into effect.
The Florida Supreme Court is being asked to consider whether to uphold a no-fault workers' compensation law under attack by employees as "eviscerated."
Miami-based Lydecker Diaz is expanding to the New York market by opening offices in Melville, New York, Hawthorne, New York, and Jersey City, New Jersey.
Leon Cosgrove lawyers win a $4.78 million summary judgment for breach of contract against a spinoff of Volvo in a dispute over aviation equipment purchases.
Florida health regulators drop their push to fine three Planned Parenthood centers accused of performing second-trimester abortions. The group calls the charges a political attack.
Alumni of the Florida International University evening law program have donated more than $50,000 to help second-career law students.
Associates have been promoted to partner in record numbers in South Florida, thanks to a strong economy and a desire from law firms to retain talent.
Former City Commissioner Marc Sarnoff of Shutts & Bowen was appointed to the Florida International University board of trustees.
In the Daily Business Review’s New Partners 2016 special section looks at who made partner and how they did it.
South Florida law firms are snapping up attorneys who can bridge language and culture gaps to build relationships with Chinese investors.
The wife of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Antonio Marin pushed him to go back to school. He was attracted to law and had a criminal defense practice before reaching the bench.
A state appeals court rules against paying attorney fees to a voting-rights coalition and voters who successfully sued the Legislature for different congressional district boundaries.
Akerman associate Dale Noll has been named president-elect of the 1,200-member LGBT Bar Association, the largest LGBT organization for the legal industry in the country.
Smokers suing tobacco companies don't have to show how early they were diagnosed with a smoking-related disease to pursue their lawsuits with help from disbanded class action findings, the Florida Supreme Court rules.
A state appeals court rules a couple can't claim a Florida homestead exemption when one spouse has a similar exemption elsewhere.
Wary U.S. attorneys want the option of arbitration in a third country if they run into problems on contracts in Cuba.
A judge orders Hollywood city commissioners to sit for depositions in litigation over a derailed downtown development.
A change in state law opens the door to subsidized health insurance for thousands of Florida children starting July 1.
A state appeals court allows heirs of a German publishing mogul to pursue claims against a former in-law, Miami Beach developer Thomas Kramer.
The Florida Supreme Court holds a subsequent landlord responsible for a default judgment after failing to answer a tenant's slip-and-fall lawsuit.
Three major South Florida law firms give a $1 million grant to the University of Miami law school to boost Miami's reputation as a center for class actions and multidistrict litigation.
Overzealous plaintiffs attorneys who bashed opposing counsel cost their clients a $3.8 million jury award in a tobacco case.
An annual survey on class action spending conducted by Carlton Fields Jorden Burt shows that, after four years of declines, companies increased their spending to $2.1 billion.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton lawyers pierce the corporate veil to hold a borrower liable for $15 million in damages plus interest.
A fight between Arnstein & Lehr and an investment company over nearly $400,000 in legal fees has turned into all-out war, with the client filing a legal malpractice case seeking $4 million in damages.
A handful of Miami lawyers are in Cuba for President Barack Obama's visit, while others decided to stay home.
Florida's real estate community tallies its wins and losses in the legislative session, including a gain in affordable housing funds.
Miami attorney Dennis Kainen wins a fifth term on the Florida Bar board of governors, while three other South Florida races are head to runoffs.
Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Lawrence Tynes is wearing out the team's defense, winning his bid to keep his lawsuit out of arbitration over a toe infection he claims he contracted at a Bucs training facility.
Federal prosecutors charged a Miami man running a factoring scam cost lenders and the U.S. Export-Import Bank more than $11 million.
The Third DCA produced an unusual and stronger second panel opinion three years after first ruling the city had the authority to create a citizens review board.
Time is running out for a North Miami condo association facing sanctions in the case of a misdirected complaint.
Palm Beach Circuit Court is No. 1 in the state for judicial e-filing, creating a system that cuts down on wasted time and paper.
The Daily Business Review announces the finalists in 14 categories for Top Dealmaker awards.
The state Department of Juvenile Justice is moving ahead on seeking new contractors to operate its facilities after canceling work with Youth Services International.
Two sets of talks have been reaching milestones around the same time as longtime adversaries shoot for normalization.
The Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled a new death penalty law enacted this month should apply in the cases of Larry Darnell Perry and William Theodore Woodward.
A federal court will hear arguments this week in Rep. Corrine Brown's battle against a redistricting plan that would force her to run in a dramatically reshaped district stretching across 200 miles of North Florida.
During the first 100 days of his administration, conservative President Mauricio Macri has overhauled many of the signature policies that his populist predecessors spent 12 years implementing for Argentina.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurel Isicoff added her voice to the divisive surrender issue, finding homeowner actions in bankruptcy don't preclude foreclosure defenses.
A Florida man who showed up drunk for jury selection shouldn't have been sent to jail for it, the state's supreme court ruled.
West Palm Beach-based business law firm Gunster opens its 13th Florida location in Boca Raton. The six attorneys include two from Berger Singerman.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Linda Singer Stein worked on an Eastern Air Lines case and attended Supreme Court arguments, cementing her desire to become a judge.
A Florida Bar referee recommends permanent disbarment and nearly $1.4 million in penalties against ousted Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson for misconduct as an attorney before she reached the bench.
Five corporate shareholders and five associates from Greenberg Traurig's Miami office are defecting to Holland & Knight.
An appeals court agrees with homeowners who claimed Community Bank of Florida accepted $52,000 in catch-up payments but double-crossed them on a deal to avoid foreclosure.
Miami Judge Steve Leifman, a widely recognized authority on substance-abuse and mental-health issues in the criminal-justice system, closely watched two reform bills that passed the Legislature last week.
Federal regulators are looking into whether Florida failed to properly investigate if farmworkers sickened in a crop-dusting accident were told not to report it to authorities.
Sick Florida smokers may seek punitive damages under negligence and strict liability theories in lawsuits against cigarette makers, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
The United States is dropping Coast Guard restrictions to make it easier for U.S. cruise ships, cargo ships and ferries to visit Cuba.
Practicing civility inside and outside the courtroom isn't just the right thing to do — it could cure what ails the legal profession, Florida Bar President Ramon Abadin said.
Some foreclosure defense attorneys say the Third District Court of Appeal is abusing per curiam affirmances to avoid explaining its rulings on lender standing in foreclosure cases.
The Cuban American Bar Association is urging President Barack Obama to cancel his planned trip to Cuba next week.
The talks are off between the 1,950-lawyer Greenberg Traurig and London's 550-lawyer Berwin Leighton Paisner.
Weiss Serota successfully defended the city of Homestead against a $3 million claim that the city defrauded John Ruiz by not telling him about the traffic patterns around a sports stadium he purchased.
With time running out in the legislative session and a gambling deal all but dead in the Senate, industry lobbyists and the Seminole Tribe scrambled to put together a new deal that included major concessions from the tribe regarding slot machines.
The Supreme Court said it accepted a plea agreement with the former Senate leader for the governing Workers' Party, whose testimony in the sprawling Petrobras corruption case includes incendiary allegations against Brazil's president, her predecessor and other prominent public figures across the political spectrum.
The Third DCA rules homeowners who changed their minds about a property deal can't use homestead protections to avoid the sale.
Bacardi Ltd. is asking a federal judge in Washington to revive its lawsuit challenging Cuba's Havana Club trademark in the United States.
Searchers recovered the remains of 14 people belonging to a group of more than 20 missing miners believed to have been killed by a gang seeking control over a wildcat gold claim in southeastern Venezuela, government officials said.
A Proskauer Rose legal team represented a real estate investment company that acquired Tower 101 in downtown Fort Lauderdale for $56.3 million.
As the 2016 legislative session came to a blessedly peaceful end, you could look at the 60-day assembly through a variety of prisms.
Foreclosure defense attorney Bruce Jacobs achieved a rare feat: He got the Fourth DCA to withdraw its original rejection and write a reversal.
The University of Florida has done it again, taking the top spot among Sunshine State schools for a second consecutive year in the U.S. News & World Report's annual law school rankings.
A suspected drug cartel boss linked to a string of deadly weekend gun battles in a northern border city was arrested at a horse racetrack in the capital, Mexican officials said.
President Barack Obama said sentiment in Congress is building toward lifting the decades-old trade embargo with Cuba, but it's "not yet at a critical mass" and that the next big step in restoring relations with the island nation will be left for his successor.
A showdown over Florida's public schools that began in a Tallahassee courtroom is expected to delve into whether the changes pushed by Republican governors and a GOP-controlled Legislature over the last two decades helped or hurt the state's school children.
Mammoth demonstrations across Brazil are putting even more pressure on embattled President Dilma Rousseff as she heads into a tough week for her attempt to survive impeachment proceedings in Congress.
Lawmakers called it a heavy lift, a three-dimensional game of chess and a Rubik's cube.
Florida lawmakers approved measures that would expand the drug-prescribing powers of advanced registered nurse practitioners and address a controversial health insurance issue known as "balance billing."
Goldberg Segalla, which is recognized as a best place to work, opens offices in Miami and West Palm Beach with Wilson Elser defectors.
A decision by Circuit Judge William Pryor cites a book by the late Justice Antonin Scalia is rejecting a consumer appeal.
Members of a Palm Beach Gardens condo association staged a protest at a developer's latest project as part of a buyer-beware campaign after years of legal wrangling over alleged construction defects.
South Florida's top federal prosecutor Wifredo Ferrer believes a Justice Department settlement with the Miami Police Department will reduce unnecessary police shootings.
Alan Amron has invented a battery-powered squirt gun, a digital photo frame, even a laser system that may someday provide a visible first-down line for fans inside NFL stadiums. He holds 40 U.S. patents, but he's most interested in an invention for which he gets no credit: the Post-it Note, that ubiquitous sticky-back product made into a worldwide success by 3M Co.
President Barack Obama is wagering that reforging links between the U.S. and Cuba will do more to change Cuba's single-party government and centrally planned economy than a half-century of confrontation.
Golf led indirectly to Miami-Dade County Court Judge Joe Davis teaming up with the men he would be partners with for three decades. His former college roommate led him to the bench.
U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno dismisses auto recyclers' fraud claims against automakers that produced vehicles with Takata air bags.
The board of Wounded Warrior Project, one of the nation's largest veteran support groups, has fired two top officials amid news reports accusing the group of wasteful spending.
Trade agreements are global political tools that affect more than the domestic job market, attorneys with cross-border practices say.
A long-running legal fee dispute between two Miami criminal defense attorneys culminates in a jury award of $800,000 for lawyer Nathan Diamond.
A farmworkers coalition will march through the wealthy town of Palm Beach near the home of a billionaire fast-food executive, but a federal judge will decide how loud the demonstration will be and where it will be held.
The Florida House unanimously passed a bill that would end years of legal wrangling between the state and counties over juvenile-detention costs.
A bill aimed at reducing corruption by Florida public officials is headed for Gov. Rick Scott's desk.
A multimillion-dollar award hangs in the balance after the implosion of a partnership dating back to the condo conversion heyday.
Peru's electoral council barred the main challenger to front-runner Keiko Fujimori from the country's April 10 presidential election on a technicality.
A panel organized by the Florida International Bankers Association tackles the federal geographic targeting order on high-end Miami housing transactions.
President Nicolas Maduro announced that Venezuela's top diplomat in Washington would be called back to Caracas to protest the decision to renew a U.S. decree imposing sanctions on several top officials from the South American country.
The legal team represents the financial advisers handling the $217 million debt exchange for Mexico's Cobre del Mayo.
Attorneys in Miami and Chicago are suing Boeing Co. on behalf of the families of passengers who disappeared on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 two years ago.
Fort Lauderdale attorneys received preliminary approval for a $24.5 million settlement in an overdraft fee case against the Mississippi-ased bank.
Florida is one step closer to overhauling laws that allow law enforcement agencies to take property, cars and cash from suspected criminals after lawmakers sent Gov. Rick Scott a bill that would give more protection to citizens targeted by police.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal considers a case challenging a school zone speed limit and claiming the Broward Clerk of Courts pockets more money that state law allows on speeding tickets.
A federal judge sentenced the former president of the country's largest construction company to more than 19 years in prison for involvement in the massive corruption scheme at Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras.
Authorities moved in early Tuesday and bulldozed the home of a slum dweller whose fight to stay in her residence near Rio's Olympic Park came to symbolize the fight between the city and residents of the Vila Autodromo shantytown.
An emotionally contentious bill that would end permanent alimony payments and urge judges to enforce equal time-sharing with children of divorcing parents is headed to Gov. Rick Scott.
Daily Business Review articles related to Adalberto Jordan, who told U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson he's not interested in being considered for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Miami's Adalberto Jordan, a federal appeals court judge twice confirmed by the U.S. Senate, tells U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson that he's not interested in being considered for the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Third District Court of Appeal backs a Hialeah ordinance that keeps street vendors from displaying their goods and staying in one place.
Wells Fargo comes out on the winning side of a foreclosure appeal after the Fourth District Court of Appeal rules a general release in a settlement agreement did not cover a suit in Broward County.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit revives a defamation lawsuit, finding the newspaper's Page Six gossip items should be treated as factual statements, not opinions.
A proposal to adopt the national uniform bar exam or shrink the number of subjects covered by the Florida Bar exam is stirring controversy.
Terminally ill patients would have access to marijuana under a measure that would legalize full-strength pot for the first time in Florida if signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott.
Can Donald Trump really make good on his promise to build a wall along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexican border to prevent illegal migration? What's more, can he make Mexico pay for it?
The Florida Legislature is trying to wrap up a lot of unfinished work in its final week.
The legal team focused on the details of the sale by Biscayne Petroleum and Everglades Petroleum.
The legal team led by Miami's Norberto Quintana advised on a line of credit for construction of a toll road in the Colombian Andes.
Veteran negligent security plaintiffs attorney Michael Haggard comments on the $55 million award to sportscaster Erin Andrews.
A Fort Lauderdale federal jury awarded $1.1 million to a woman who tripped on a bucket on a cruise ship operated by Carnival's Costa.
Miami criminal defense attorney Brian Bieber won an acquittal for a Pompano Beach doctor charged with Medicare fraud.
The once-secretive Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has launched a public relations blitz, calling on his lawyers and even his common-law wife to keep his name in the news.
A Gainesville abortion case that may go to the Florida Supreme Court tracks the Texas abortion tumult in the U.S. Supreme Court.
Since charging into office some five years ago, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has routinely had an awkward relationship with the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature and other GOP officials.
Two appellate courts allow lenders in foreclosure cases to show constructive possession when third parties have physical possession of promissory notes.
Florida's justices seem divided over whether the wording of a ballot measure set for review in November is misleading.
The head of a purported charity with close ties to Florida U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown pleaded guilty in a federal fraud investigation.
The Boca Raton house owned by the late auto magnate Ed Morse sells to return money to victims of disbarred law firm chairman Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzo scheme.
The National Law Journal annual report on the U.S. law schools supplying the most associates to the nation’s largest law firms.
Boca Raton attorney William J. Reilly pleaded guilty to tax evasion for skirting more than $1.5 million in income tax payments.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Maria Ortiz bucked a family trend to practice medicine when she announced she was going to law school.
Instability in Ukraine and Russia is prompting more Russian-speaking entrepreneurs to immigrate to the U.S. to start or expand businesses.
Retired Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Robert Kaye has died after a career that included presiding over the landmark Engle tobacco trial, the court confirmed.
Former Coconut Creek City Attorney Paul Stuart died at age 75.
Attorney Michael Kosnitzky says some real estate professionals and attorneys are talking about trying to circumvent a federal order targeting cash sales of luxury Miami real estate. He strongly suggests they consider compliance instead.
Brazilian police pulled former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and two of his sons in for questioning and searched homes and other buildings connected to the family, drawing the country's most towering political figure closer into the sprawling corruption case centered on the oil giant Petrobras.
A bill that would allow judges to place the best interests of children in adoption cases above the biological parents' wishes is heading to Gov. Rick Scott.
University of Miami School of Law's Scott Sundby is heading to Ireland this summer and participating in a program to reverse wrongful convictions.
Drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is willing to plead guilty to any charges in the United States if U.S. authorities promise him a short sentence in a medium-security prison, one of his lawyers.
Attorneys Rebeca Sanchez-Roig and Bruce Solow advise how to present the best possible case in court for immigration clients.
Hours after hearing arguments in the case, the Florida Supreme Court indefinitely postponed the execution of Mark James Asay, a convicted double murderer scheduled to die on March 17.
A Wellington painter who accused UPS of systematically stealing art from packages and reselling it wins in the Florida Supreme Court.
After years of wrangling, lawmakers are poised to approve an alimony overhaul that would do away with permanent alimony and change the way judges decide how much time children should spend with their divorced parents.
Broward County Court Judge Nina Di Pietro has raised $238,000 for her election, a quarter of it from Broward Health-related sources. Her husband chairs the troubled public hospital district board.
Required building certification and safety inspections lapsed at the historic Dade County Courthouse, the county inspector general reports.
The Florida Bar launched a new app seemingly designed to strike fear into the hearts of young adults before they consider breaking the law during spring break.
Berger Singerman has hired Pamela Cothran Marsh, a former U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Florida, as a partner dividing her time between Tallahassee and Miami.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri painted a grim picture of the nation on Tuesday, telling Congress that the state is broke, drug traffickers are prospering and institutions, including the armed forces, are so weakened that the borders are barely protected and many military planes cannot fly.
The U.S. government filed complaints against a pest control company in Puerto Rico and two businessmen for the illegal use of a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in the neighboring U.S. Virgin Islands.
A proposal that would have ratified a $3 billion gambling deal between the state and the Seminole Tribe folded in the Senate, indicating the bill is doomed for the legislative session that ends next week.
The House is sticking with a proposal to create a 10-year funding pool only for Everglades restoration, setting up potential negotiations with the Senate on how to spend voter-approved money for land and water conservation.
Jay Shapiro of Stearns Weaver helped negotiate a $151 million antitrust class action settlement for indirect purchasers of products containing polyurethane foam used in mattresses, pillows and furniture.
A Miami-based team of Jones Day attorneys advises Credito Real on a $70 million purchase of a majority stake in Costa Rican lender Instacredit.
Farm Stores persuaded a Miami-Dade judge to set aside a $1.8 million breach-of-contract verdict and enter judgment in its favor instead.
Ira Rosner of Greenberg Traurig, William Scherer of Conrad & Scherer and Whitney Untiedt of Akerman will be honored at a May 19 event at the Coral Gables Country Club.
Johnny Vega rarely carried his 9-mm pistol when he wasn't on duty. He wishes he had that day.
Calling it a "love note" to the Senate, a key House committee signed off on a sweeping gambling bill that would ratify a $3 billion agreement with the Seminole Tribe and allow pari-mutuels in at least five counties to add slot machines.
After a tense debate, a Senate committee backed a bill that calls for allowing terminally ill patients to have access to medical marijuana and revamping a 2014 cannabis law that has been tangled in legal fights.
On the lending side, Wells Fargo economists see the most activity on the multifamily side.
A federal judge dismisses Venezuela's suit against a Delaware-based online currency rate publication but leaves the door open to an amended complaint.
A staffing agency claims Fort Lauderdale stiffed the company on bills for temporary workers and hired some of them.
BRG's Frank Holder says demand is on the rise for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act due diligence.
The Florida Supreme Court has disciplined four South Florida attorneys, including two who were disbarred.
The wording of a utility-backed constitutional amendment on solar power comes before the Florida Supreme Court for review.
Akerman, Florida's largest law firm by number of attorneys, ended the fiscal year on solid ground, reporting a 4 percent boost in gross revenue to $337 million and a 5.5 percent rise in profit per partner to $675,000.
Two recent court cases highlight the intricacies of interpretatind the tax code and an 80 percent test to qualify as a home construction project, writes tax accountant Laurie Jennings Arcia.
They outnumber boomers, they’re different from Gen Xers and they’re starting to become Big Law partners. Here’s what to expect.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has for years provided inadequate medical care at its detention facilities, leading to in-custody deaths, according to a report by a coalition of advocacy groups.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Lawrence King didn't set out to follow in his father's judicial footsteps, but he eventually made it to the bench after his restaurant plans were derailed.
Florida lawmakers are poised to resolve a fundamental flaw with the state's death penalty sentencing system, as a Senate measure heads to the floor for a vote as early as this week.
About 90 percent of U.S. remittances to Cuba are going to the white population, leaving blacks and mulattos out of the economic upsurge, a University of Miami researcher reports.
A state appellate court wiped out a cyberstalking injunction in a side dispute over the technology behind Michael Jackson's hologram at the Billboard Music Awards.
The House did not take a second shot at a proposal to change the burden of proof in "stand your ground" self-defense cases.
A Coral Springs homeowner says Wells Fargo Bank and Ocwen Loan Servicing misapplied mortgage payments for years before filing for foreclosure.
Federal regulators cited $558 million in suspicious transactions handled by Coral Gables-based Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust for disbarred law firm chairman and bank shareholder Scott Rothstein.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled the state's outdated red-light camera law was invalid for rental car drivers.
A Miami law firm files a class action lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. alleging the company knowingly sailed the Anthem of the Seas into a severe winter storm.
Fort Lauderdale attorneys won a rare federal civil RICO verdict against two fund managers who defrauded about 1,800 German investors.
The Cuban government has loosened travel restrictions on some of the island's best-known dissidents, granting them one-time permission to travel abroad ahead of President Barack Obama's trip to the island, activists said.
A lawyer for large U.S. hedge funds owning Argentine bonds said his clients have nearly settled on a $5 billion deal with Argentina to end a 15-year-old dispute that has interfered with the South American nation's efforts to end a debt crisis and gain a healthier footing in the world's financial markets.
The House narrowly approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit Florida appellate court judges and Supreme Court justices to two full terms, in a move that could serve as a springboard for the initiative in the future.
The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott a bill to replace the statue of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith as one of the state's two contributions to the U.S. Capitol's National Statuary Hall Collection.