Law News

Kimberly Cook holds the bible for her husband Ramón A. Abadin as he is sworn into the president of the Florida Bar by Chief Justive Jorge Labarga.

Cuban-American Florida Bar President Plans Cuba Trip

By Julie Kay |

Newly installed Florida Bar president Ramon Abadin is planning an attorney trip to his native Cuba but won't be making the tourist stops taken on the international law section's visit.

Laura M. Watson

Now What? Appeals Court Rejects Ousted Judge Laura Watson's Appeal

By Samantha Joseph |

Ousted Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson was dealt another blow in her fight to get her job back.

Appeals Court Sends Culverhouse Investor Case to Delaware

By Celia Ampel |

The Delaware Supreme Court will consider whether Coral Gables attorney Hugh Culverhouse Jr. can sue a hedge fund to recover $460 million in lost investments.

Christina Kitterman

Five-Year Sentence Stands for Attorney in Rothstein Case

By Eleazar David Melendez |

A federal appeals court rejects an appeal by disbarred Boca Raton attorney Christina Kitterman, a minor player serving a five-year sentence for wire fraud in Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh

Judicial Profile: Lisa Walsh Takes on National Leadership Role

By Carlos Harrison |

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Lisa Walsh will lead the National Association of Women Judges as its hosts an international meeting next year.

A ship floats amongst a sea of spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster.

Gulf States Reach $18.7B Settlement With BP Over Oil Spill

BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

Pope Francis

With Pope's Challenge Comes Call for Attorneys to Fight Climate Change

By Roza Pati |

The U.S. representative to a Vatican council responds to Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change by calling on attorneys to help reverse environmental damage.

Pam Bondi

Bondi May Want More Applicants for Environmental Job

By News Service of Florida |

Attorney General Pam Bondi may want more people to apply to be the next Department of Environmental Protection secretary.

David Gersten

Another Bilzin Defection: David Gersten Heading to Gordon & Rees (Slideshow)

By Julie Kay |

Former Third District Court of Appeal Chief Judge David Gersten said he's leaving a day after top litigator Marty Steinberg jumped.

Francisco J. Cerezo

Francisco Cerezo Jumps to DLA Piper From Foley & Lardner

By Julie Kay |

Four years after launching Foley & Lardner's Latin American practice in Miami, Francisco Cerezo has defected to DLA Piper along with John Murphy.

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Bar Discipline: Foreclosure Managing Partners Reprimanded for Botched Cases

By Celia Ampel |

The former leaders of Ben-Ezra & Katz were disciplined for failing to supervise employees during the robo-signing scandal.

The New York Jets 'Flight Crew' cheerleaders

When it Comes to Pay, NFL Cheerleaders Have Nothing to Cheer About (Slideshow)

They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage.

What 4th DCA Ruling on State Medmal Caps for Noneconomic Damages in MedMal Cases Means

By Celia Ampel |

The Fourth District Court of Appeal strikes down state caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases in the case of a woman's botched carpal tunnel surgery.