Venezuela's Supreme Court overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela's Supreme Court overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro.
Puerto Rico's government is trying to convince hundreds of wealthy investors to move to the U.S. territory, hoping they could help lift it out of a deepening economic crisis.
The Florida Supreme Court decided the trial lawyer of a nearly-16-year resident of death row so mishandled his defense as to render ineffective assistance of counsel.
The Federal Trade Commission and the Florida attorney general's office reached settlements totaling $48.7 million with Bost Software and related companies for allegedly offering deceptive tech support.
After years of legislative and court battles, a Florida Senate panel approved a bill aimed at resolving a dispute about how juvenile-detention costs are shared between the state and counties.
When "The Ultimate Fighter" returns to Florida, the public won't be able to find out the results before episodes air.
Holland & Knight is facing a malpractice lawsuit alleging two Miami partners defrauded Lumber Liquidators owner Tom Sullivan.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Howard Talenfeld and his wife Julie are suing to allow residents to take control of the affluent Hawks Landing homeowner association.
Orlando-based GrayRobinson reports growth in most financial areas in 2015, including a 4.6 percent bump in gross revenue.
A consent decree includes more than $23 million to settle claims over warranty coverage denied by the Los Angeles-based builder.
The Florida Bar served the owner of an Oakland Park child support help company with an order enjoining her from practicing law without a license.
Several bar associations in Florida have passed resolutions opposing a bill that calls for limits on appellate judges.
The House State Affairs Committee narrowly approved a bill that could shift more public employees into a 401(k)-style retirement plan, setting up a clash with the Senate over pensions and death benefits for first responders.
The daughter of one murder victim and the mother of another pleaded with lawmakers not to require unanimous jury recommendations before death sentences can be imposed, pointing to their family members' cases as proof that unanimity is a bad idea.
Attorney Carlos A. Somoza writes that while the new Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act aims to promote the growth of the U.S. economy and provide tax relief to U.S. taxpayers, foreign investors stand to benefit as well.
El Salvador's Supreme Court ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution against former President Mauricio Funes for possible illicit enrichment.
The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting in the threadbare international airport of an officially secular, communist-run tropical island.
Florida's Republican-controlled Legislature finally took up legislation that would allow the Seminole Tribe of Florida to add craps and roulette at its casinos.
Otto Macias' family is suing the U.S. government seeking to reinstate the his pension. They say President Barack Obama's loosening of the embargo offers the ailing 75-year-old a final chance to regain his benefits and win the recognition of the military service that his adopted country has denied him for 35 years.
Attorneys say Miami is increasingly the seat of choice for international arbitration cases with a Latin American element.
Florida's First District Court of Appeal is deciding whether they should lift an order that blocked a state law requiring a 24-hour waiting period for abortions.
Gov. Rick Scott appoints Ernest Kollra and Alberto Ribas to fill two vacancies left by circuit judges who were ousted for ethics violations.
South Florida attorneys landed the negligent security settlement for the family of a 21-year-old who was fatally shot dead after learning his girlfriend was going into labor.
A Palm Beach circuit judge is being asked to unravel fraud claims to determine which of two rival boards will control a homeowner association with about $500,000 in its accounts.
Two West Palm Beach law firms filed a nationwide class action against Honda over air bags that allegedly failed to deploy.
A Coconut Creek couple was ordered to pay nearly $3 million in civil penalties and restitution for allegedly orchestrating a precious metals scheme.
Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato, who was arrested in 2013 for drunken driving and subsequently disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court, plans to retire at the end of February.
A bill that would bar discrimination in jobs and housing based on sexual orientation and gender identity stalled at its first-ever committee hearing in the Florida Legislature, but it is expected to be reconsidered.
Legislation requiring a unanimous verdict from the jury to recommend the death penalty will head to the state Senate floor after passing a committee vote.
Mariana Yanez's disappearance is a story shared by all too many in Mexico and nowhere more so than Ecatepec, where Pope Francis is to hold the largest public event of his visit to Mexico when he celebrates Mass on an outdoor esplanade here on Sunday just miles from that canal.
Miami attorneys say the financing package is the first using international bank financing to fund a milestone-driven infrastructure project in Peru.
DLA Piper represents the seller, Putney Capital Management, in the sale of 130 Dominican Shell-licensed fuel stations to Total.
Retired Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona is suing his ex-wife for allegedly stealing millions of dollars from him to buy South Florida real estate.
Greenberg Traurig co-president Hilarie Bass has been selected president-elect nominee of the American Bar Association, which puts her in line to lead the 400,000-member organization in 2017.
The 1,044-lawyer, Miami-based Holland & Knight reports $744 million in gross revenue and profit per partner of $1.25 million.
The explosive growth experienced by Tampa-based Carlton Fields as it absorbed Miami firm Jorden Burt leveled off last year with gross revenue up 3.5 percent to $223 million.
With executions indefinitely on hold in Florida, lawmakers are hurriedly considering legislation to address a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down the state's capital sentencing law as unconstitutional.
Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests during the Central American country's brutal civil war, officials said. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international outrage.
Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez's arm.
James Hoefling is suing the city of Miami after his sailboat that he lived on was junked by Miami in an "ugly boat" cleanup program.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens focused on students' legal rights at the University of Miami Law Review symposium.
Derogatory online reviews about an attorney cost a client $350,000.
The daughter of a Holocaust survivor values a justice system that protects freedom and liberty.
Brickell Global Markets agrees with the Securities and Exchange Commission to settle charges that it violated anti-money laundering rules.
A House panel signed on a proposal that would overhaul the state's alimony laws by doing away with permanent alimony and creating a formula based on the length of marriage and the incomes of both spouses to determine payments.
A Mexican court has issued an injunction blocking further work on a real estate project in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun that activists say has almost killed a mangrove swamp at the site.
A plan that would limit Florida appellate-court judges and Supreme Court justices to two full terms in office passed the House Judiciary Committee on a party-line vote, sending the measure to the full House.
A U.S. citizen serving as a foreign diplomat from the Dominican Republic is not immune from criminal prosecution in a United Nations bribery scandal, a judge ruled.
Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga will serve a second consecutive term as chief justice, the first person to do so since the Civil War.
Ahead of The American Lawyer's final Am Law 100 and 200 rankings, see the latest early reports on 2015 financial results from The Am Law Daily and its regional affiliates.
Florida's governor would be able to use military force to keep out immigrants or refugees from certain parts of the world under a bill passed by a House committee.
The news that Greenberg Traurig is in merger talks with British law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner extends the firm's long-term practice of growth through firm and practice group acquisitions.
Commerce Undersecretary Stefan Selig promotes benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership for South Florida.
A state law setting residency requirements for write-in county commission candidates is unconstitutional, the Florida Supreme Court rules.
The Opa-locka City Commission is looking to retain Miami-based law firm Genovese Joblove & Battista to restructure its $8 million debt.
Saying Florida cities and counties must "follow the rule of law," the Florida House passed a sweeping immigration measure that would penalize those who don't cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Brazil is not sharing enough samples and disease data to let researchers determine whether the Zika virus is, as feared, linked to the increased number of babies born with abnormally small heads in the South American country, U.N. and U.S. health officials say.
An estate that cost $9 million to building, a yacht called Clueless worth at least $1 million and a cache of jewelry are set for auction. They are the last of the big items seized in disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
A long-running dispute over the distribution of proceeds from the sale of the ritzy Surf Club has become "a test of wits" for the lawyers, according to club attorney Robert Zarco, who said former members filed a 227-page lawsuit with 30 causes of action to intimidate the other side.
The former CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line agrees to settle a breach-of-contract lawsuit against Virgin Group.
A United Nations panel has ruled Mexico's 2013 arrest and its continuing detention of a community police leader are illegal, raising hopes among her supporters she could be freed.
Two Florida legislators and a group of NFL players say this is the year the Legislature should finally compensate the family of Florida State University freshman football player Devaughn Darling, who died after overexertion during a workout in 2001.
New condos may take longer to break ground as luxury sales dip and the cycle slows, but those getting construction loans are poised to remain on track this year.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal on Wednesday reversed a foreclosure judgment in a case that wasn't legally ready to be decided.
After a passionate debate, a House panel approved a wide-ranging bill that would place more regulations on abortion clinics and address issues such as the sale or donation of fetal tissue.
A father-and-son attorney team won the verdict against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance for a woman who was second in line in a four-car collision in 2006.
After three days of meetings, the chief of a regional mission is hopeful but not necessarily confident that Haiti's political crisis can be resolved before the scheduled end of the president's term this weekend.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has determined that three professional sports stadiums qualify for state sales-tax money.
A former Carnival Corp. employee sued the Miami-based cruise line operator Tuesday for allegedly covering up a false diagnosis of testicular cancer.
Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Brian Greenwald is challenging Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry, who sentenced his young client to 60 years in prison for a probation violation.
State corrections officials have hired Centurion of Florida LLC to take over prison health services for more than three-fourths of Florida's 100,000 inmates after Corizon Health walked away from a five-year, $1.2 billion contract three years early.
Rape victims could be allowed to give testimony against their alleged attackers through a video recording, closed-circuit television or behind a two-way mirror under a bill that received its first committee approval Monday.
Marc Sarnoff, who was forced out of office in November by term limits, is a partner in ithe law firm's Miami office.
The Florida Supreme Court issued a stay Tuesday hours after lawyers for Cary Michael Lambrix argued more time was needed to review his case in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declaring the state's death penalty law unconstitutional.
As negotiations to end Colombia's half-century conflict close in on a final deal, attention is turning to the fate of an aging bank manager turned leftist rebel who is being held at a U.S. maximum security prison alongside notorious terrorists.
A House panel is slated to take up a death-penalty proposal, three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Florida's death-penalty system giving judges—not juries—the power to impose death sentences is unconstitutional.
Former partners Ugo Colombo and Masoud Shojaee are embroiled in a lawsuit over the proposed Collection Residences in Coral Gables.
Anti-abortion forces in the Florida Legislature are advancing a handful of bills they say are aimed at protecting the health of women, but that opponents say aim to deny access to abortions.
Advocates for changes in the criminal-justice system are taking their case to Florida, the fifth state on a "Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances" tour aimed at reducing the number of prisoners across the country.
Under the backdrop of the U.S. Supreme Court voiding Florida's capital sentencing scheme, the Florida Supreme Court hears a critical case concerning death penalty sentencing.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Caryn Canner Schwartz followed her husband to the bench and is staying on after his retirement.
A Boynton Beach businessman is accused of absconding with $5 million from traders dealing in digital currency.
Florida's stand your ground law would be expanded to give more protection to people using the self-defense claim under a bill passed by the Senate despite objections from Democrats who argued it could allow killers to walk free.
The Florida Supreme Court has disciplined five South Florida attorneys, issuing three suspensions and two reprimands.
President Juan Manuel Santos is asking the United States to remove the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia from its list of terrorist organizations and suspend drug warrants against guerrilla commanders to help him seal a peace deal with Latin America's oldest leftist insurgency.
A federal judge is set to give final approval to a $4.9 million class action settlement with Michael Kors Inc. for allegedly misleading price tags at its outlet stores.
Kennedys Law adds U.S. legal work to its Miami office and creates an association with a law firm in Argentina.
A debate is again building in the state Capitol about same-sex marriage as conservative lawmakers back a proposal known as the Pastor Protection Act.
Products liability defense firm Bowman and Brooke is merging with Seipp, Flick & Hosley in Coral Gables and opening in Orlando.
The insurance coverage and litigation firm is opening its third office nationally with Armando Rubio, a former partner with Cole Scott & Kissane.
Venezuela's medical community is demanding the government publish statistics about the Zika virus and warning that the South American country, which borders nations that are hotbeds of the illness, could already be facing an epidemic.
A Florida Senate panel heard from prosecutors, judges, public defenders and experts about how to fix the death-penalty process after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's capital sentencing structure this month.
An Alachua County nursery filed a lawsuit to prevent any delays in the cultivation and dispensing of medical marijuana in northeast Florida.
Akerman is ready to move into its new, state-of-the-art headquarters at Brickell City Centre, the largest mixed-use project in Miami history.
A new Florida Bar certification spotlights specialists in condominium and planned development law.
The threat of instability in Haiti prompted the Organization of American States to authorize a special mission to help the troubled nation find a way out of a simmering political crisis and set a new date for a runoff election.
Miami attorneys at Meland Russin & Budwick help draw up a $160 million liquidation plan to help repay victims of Tom Petters' $3 billion Ponzi scheme.
Changes to U.S. regulations on exports to Cuba will improve competition, but compliance may keep some banks from offering financing, attorneys say.
Improper closing arguments and jury instructions in an uninsured motorist insurance case caused a reversal in State Farm's favor.
The state's top elections official expressed confidence that Florida will be ready for the 2016 elections, starting with the March 15 presidential primary and going through the November general election.
Stanley Foodman notes the Treasury Department's order on reporting cash real estate deals in Miami-Dade County is narrower than some people think.
A group representing disabled inmates has filed a federal lawsuit accusing Florida prison officials of discriminating against prisoners who are deaf, blind or confined to wheelchairs, in violation of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Timothy Alger, who will work in East Palo Alto and Irvine, comes from Perkins Coie.
Lawsuits filed by passengers on the Costa Concordia ship that ran aground and sank in Italy should be heard in that country, a state appellate court ruled Wednesday.
Attorney Mark Beutler offers an overview of the latest U.S. Supreme Court cases on class action law.
President Barack Obama is making his third attempt to spur U.S.-Cuba commerce despite an embargo that still prohibits most forms of trade with the island.
Attorneys for would-be condo buyers claim Donald Trump's legal team confused jurors about the real reason behind a failed Fort Lauderdale project.
Atlanta-based Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete opens in Miami, the law firm's third Florida office and 28th nationwide.
South Florida lawyers helped negotiate a more than $5 million settlement with the owners of El Faro, the ship that sank in October during Hurricane Joaquin.
Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato must show the Florida Supreme Court by Feb. 15 why she shouldn't be removed from the bench for a DUI conviction.
Demex Oaxaca 1, a Mexican subsidiary of Spain's Renovalia Energy, issued $126 million in bonds on the Mexican stock exchange and obtained a $12 million loan to refinance debt incurred in the construction and operation of a 90-megawatt wind farm in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Plans to speed up DNA testing in suspected rape cases are moving in the Legislature following revelations that thousands of evidence kits remain untested statewide.
A House committee passed a bill that would ban nearly all abortions in Florida, but even backers of the bill say its chances of passage, or of surviving a court challenge if it became law, likely are slim.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution to establish a political mission to monitor and verify a future cease-fire in Colombia that would end Latin America's longest-running guerrilla conflict.
Federal marshals showed up at the home of Palm Beach bankruptcy lawyer Tina Talarchyk to take her to jail but wound up leaving without taking her into custody.
Although iPhone sales are predicted to decline, the smartphone remains wildly popular among lawyers.
Naples resident Evan Spahlinger was using his electronic cigarette normally when it exploded in his face last October, searing off his eyebrows and sending flames down his throat.
A U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down Florida's death-penalty sentencing structure is a "tectonic shift" that should be applied retroactively to all inmates on death row, lawyers for a convicted murderer scheduled to be executed in February wrote in court documents.
Nicaragua's police, army and navy will investigate the captain of a tourist boat and his assistant for the deaths of 13 Costa Rican passengers killed when the vessel capsized in bad weather, a top government official said.
The Florida Supreme Court wants a group seeking to increase low-income Floridians' access to justice to be clearer about where funding for their plans would come from.
U.S. companies are showing interest in the incentives offered by Cuba for businesses interested in opening at the Port of Mariel, but business climate concerns are still in play.
President Nicolas Maduro failed to secure far-reaching powers he says he needs to address triple-digit inflation and Venezuela's deepest recession in over a decade as the National Assembly refused to pass his emergency economic decree bill.
The state's judicial watchdog said a San Mateo judge had been disrepectful to female attorneys and staff, including an instance where he made a female prosecutor fetch him coffee.
Running offers a ready-made networking opportunity for professionals, writes attorney Brendan Aloysius Barry.
A Doral man has been permanently banned from preparing federal income tax returns for allegedly prepared false returns for 2010 through 2014.
Miami's Downtown Development Authority is pushing to cut aggravating rush-hour openings of the Brickell Avenue drawbridge.
The Broward County Court judge was a young New York Mets fan, worked for the Yankees farm club and has dotted his chambers with baseball memorabilia.
A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who protested his indefinite confinement with a lengthy hunger strike has taken the unusual step of turning down a chance to finally leave the U.S. base in Cuba, rejecting an offer to be resettled in an unfamiliar new country.
Palm Beach attorney Tina Talarchyk has been granted an emergency stay in her bankruptcy court contempt case.
Boca Raton attorney Paul Geller's resume is chock-full of one phrase: "largest-ever settlement."
Four foreclosure cases this week came out in favor of homeowners in the West Palm Beach-based Fourth District Court of Appeal.
Meet Gaston Fernandez, Hogan Lovells' latest of counsel in Miami. He speaks three languages, racked up 250,000 air miles last year and regularly flies to Latin American and China to negotiate big-dollar deals.
A survey shows Latino business owners want to keep their companies in the family but are bad at planning for the inevitable.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Erik Kimball ordered federal marshals to arrest a West Palm Beach jewelry store owner who withheld financial records after he was accused of misappropriating investor funds.
When it comes to the anti-bribery law, attorney Michael E. Hantman writes myths abound about enforcement.
Florida sheriffs proposed an alternative to a controversial bill that would let people with concealed-weapons licenses openly display firearms in public, but the proposal quickly drew opposition from Second Amendment advocates.
Ginnis & Krathen attorneys secured the pre-suit settlement for three seniors whose car was rear-ended at an intersection by a drunken driver.
Daniel Gonzalez, global head of Hogan Lovells' international arbitration practice group, is the new chairman of the Miami International Arbitration Society.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge John Olson in Fort Lauderdale held attorney Tina Talarchyk in contempt of court and ordered her to jail pending payment of trust account money.
As foreclosure work has dried up, lawyers on both sides of cases have watched their business plummet. Some courts have dismantled their foreclosure divisions.
Foreclosure defense attorney Tom Ice launched an online portal to offer free and low-cost legal services, including packages with per-minute prices.
Greenberg Traurig gets a high-profile boost in New York with the addition of Rudolph Giuliani and former federal prosecutor Marc Mukasey from Bracewell & Giuliani.
The Third DCA sided with Miami-Dade and neighbors looking to block redevelopment of a West Kendall golf course.
Greenspoon Marder attorneys in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando win a deficiency judgment for a company that bought a foreclosed condominium property.
With a federal appellate court victory under their belt, Big Tobacco attorneys marched into a Florida state court and tried to leverage their winning argument. But their argument was a nonstarter with the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
Coming off a $5 million settlement, plaintiffs attorney Jason Brenner recommends doing criminal background checks as well as a personality review when filling critical job openings.
The Seminole Tribe's lawsuit against Florida over failed negotiations on a gambling deal is moving forward after a federal judge refused to toss the case.
A lender and a foreclosure defense firm spent thousands of dollars in a fight to determine who should cover less than $715 in court costs.
The Florida Supreme Court formalizes changes in state law on foreclosure cases.
Three heavy-hitters are filing to run for the Florida Bar board of governors seat left vacant by president-elect Michael Higer, and the mud is flying.
A Broward judge shut down three companies accused of operating a loan scheme.
National whistleblower law firm Phillips & Cohen hires former 10-year federal prosecutor Jeffrey Dickstein to open a Miami office.
South Florida attorneys Lyndall Lambert, Jason Lazarus, Russell Miller-Thompson and Elisa D'Amico will receive Florida Bar pro bono awards, along with the Duane Morris firm.
The Fourth DCA had strong words for plaintiffs attorneys who "pushed the envelope" in a high-dollar tobacco case.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi took a rare stance Wednesday: she personally criticized a Republican-backed measure because she said it would derail an ongoing lawsuit alleging Medicaid fraud.
The family of one of three American citizens on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 sued the airline on Tuesday in federal district court in Washington.
Fort Lauderdale attorneys for a death row inmate facing execution Feb. 11 are the first to file a new appeal citing the U.S. Supreme Court decision declaring Florida's capital punishment law unconstitutional.
The Third District Court of Appeal was unwilling to read a fraud exception into a law covering attorney fees in insurance cases, attorneys Gregory D. Podolak and Geoffrey J. Miller write.
Public defenders, judges and others aired their concerns about the Criminal Justice Act program for paying private lawyers who represent defendants who can't afford them.
Uber is being sued by the parents of a 20-year-old Miami student killed in a rollover crash while using the ridesharing service.
For mega-law firm Hogan Lovells, the fifth largest in the U.S. by lawyer headcount, its focus is on Latin America and China.
The high court says Florida law is unconstitutional because it gives judges more power than juries in death penalty cases.
ALM has acquired the British publication Legal Week for an undisclosed price from Incisive Media, a U.K.-based business-to-business publisher.
Gov. Rick Scott and the Legislature have found common ground on one important issue that impacts most residents: protection from price gouging at health care facilities.
When he stood before the Florida Legislature for the sixth time on Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott repeated the same message he has given every year since he took office: It's all about jobs.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down Florida's death sentencing system, ruling that it improperly gives judges, rather than juries, the power to decide that a defendant's punishment should be death rather than life in prison. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the 8-1 decision in Hurst v. Florida, invoking the court's Ring v. Arizona precedent from 2002. The court said in Ring that facts resulting in an increase in a sentence to capital punishment must be determined by the jury.
With a newly passed ordinance governing drone flights, Miami is a thought leader in local drone rulemaking, writes attorney Matt Grosack.
The U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear an appeal by former Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson, who was removed from the bench for misconduct when she was a lawyer.
The stipulated agreement calls for a $7 million penalty, but all but $1 million will be suspended if the companies meet special conditions after being accused of ripping off consumers.
Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale is facing a lawsuit filed by a deaf woman who was admitted to the radiologic technology program and rejected when she showed up.
Physicians are once again trying to get the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to review a Florida law keeping physicians from talking to patients about gun safety.
Three men face fraud charges for allegedly tricking tenants into renting 80 houses in Broward and Palm Beach counties with papers listing a landlord with a similar name.
The legislative agenda for Florida's real estate industry includes reducing a sales tax on commercial leases, increasing funds for affordable housing and capping a controversial estoppel certificate fee.
A Port St. Lucie man with diabetes is suing Cargill, alleging the company fired him as a warehouse worker because he seemed shaky during his first week of carrying boxes.
Broward County Court Judge Martin Dishowitz won't run for reelection this year.
The Fourth DCA found $5,000 is not too steep a price to pay for a misdemeanor prostitution penalty.
Former Judge Ronald Dresnick offers practical tips for the preparation and presentation of courtroom arguments.
Many recent immigrants don't realize they have to pay U.S. income taxes on foreign income, and exchange rates can complicate the calculations.
A Broward Circuit Court judge has thrown out an investor lawsuit filed against former foreclosure king David Stern and his publicly traded company, DJSP Enterprises.
It turns out foreclosure defense attorneys can't hinge their cases on lenders' sloppy paperwork and failure to "firmly" attach allonges to mortgage notes.
With 240 staffers, Holland & Knight joins a growing list of law firms separating their lawyer and staff offices.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Lourdes Simon, whose mother died when she was 14, said she could've been before a judge like herself if not for her aunt taking her in.
U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno in Miami has sticky legal questions to consider as he prepares his next rulings in the massive Takata air bag case.
A Pompano Beach man is suing Starbucks Coffee after an employee dropped hot coffee in his lap and burned his genitals.
Boies, Schiller & Flexner attorneys help negotiate a proposed $55 million settlement with two PricewaterhouseCoopers divisions for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
A state appeals court clears the way for a breach of fiduciary duty suit against noted receiver and bankruptcy trustee Kenneth Welt.
The Miami managing partner for Weil, Gotshal & Manges is remembered as a selfless, even-keeled "lawyer's lawyer."
One million Floridians signed a solar energy petition for a constitutional amendment, but supporters and opponents disagree on who would benefit most -- consumers or utilities.
Baker Donelson has picked up nine defectors from the law firm Busch White Norton, including five in Florida and four in Atlanta.
An African-American woman who needs a service animal to alert her to seizures is suing her condo association and former property manager for discrimination.
A 16-bed shelter for victims of human trafficking has opened at Miami's Camillus House with prodding from Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and support from the legal community.
It's a sure bet that lawmakers won't sign off on a $3 billion agreement with the Seminole Tribe that Gov. Rick Scott handed over last month.
A dispute over fees for Miami attorney Michael Libman must wait while the Florida Bar investigates an ethics complaint against him.
Judges who are related to attorneys have choices about how to avoid perceived conflicts on interest.
Cresnel Ceus no longer lives in the shadows. For the first time in 15 years, the Haitian migrant can move about this country without fear of being detained at any moment. He can get a formal job and perform such routine acts as opening his own bank account and getting his own phone.
Broward County Judge Nina Di Pietro grew up wanting to be a doctor, even though she rushed her way into the world without one.
Here's a look at the five multidistrict litigation cases consolidated in the Southern District of Florida.
A Miami-Dade jury was right to award just $5,000 in pain and suffering damages to a man who broke his neck because he healed unusually fast, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.
DolarToday moves to dismiss Venezuelan Central Bank's suit to halt its publication of the black market exchange rate.
A small law firm claimed Citizens Property Insurance Corp. attempted to "run" it "into the ground" over a protracted court fight with a Miami homeowner.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplined just one South Florida attorney last month, compared to a previous average of eight.
A Miami law student is challenging a new Transportation Security Administration order that requires some travelers to pass through the body scanners without the option of a pat-down.
A Coral Gables-based investor found out too late that a property it purchased in foreclosure came with more strings than anticipated.
Pointing to issues such as the emergence of social media and efforts to build support for the judicial branch, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday released a multi-year plan to try to bolster communications about courts throughout the state.
When MetLife fired a 49-year-old executive and promoted his 42-year-old underling, the executive filed an age discrimination lawsuit. U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks ruled for MetLife. On Dec. 18, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed Middlebrooks. The court revived the case brought by Robert Liebman, former managing director of MetLife's West Palm Beach and Boca Raton offices.
Florida voters in the November 2016 general election would face up to 30 questions at the polls.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Bart Houston is facing a Florida Bar trial and possible disbarment after being accused by U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge John Olson of embezzling funds from a law firm trust account.
Circuit Judge John Contini admits he violated rules of judicial conduct but denied other ethics charges leveled against him triggered by an email to a public defender.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Robin Faber said law school seemed like a viable option because he knew he wasn't going to sell furniture forever.
The Southern District of Florida will see five multidistrict litigation cases proceed in 2016, including the giant Takata air bag case and about $1 billion in overdraft fee claims against Wells Fargo.
A Tallahassee attorney whose firm has represented black families in high-profile national cases says he will take his time exploring all legal options before filing any lawsuits in the death of Barbara Dawson.
A federal appellate court affirms the dismissal of a racketeering lawsuit filed by the Miccosukee Tribe against its former lawyers, Guy Lewis, Dexter Lehtinen and Michael Tein.
Here are some of the easiest ways to arrange Cuba trips without fear of breaking the U.S.-Cuba trade embargo.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating after a black woman was arrested and handcuffed for refusing to leave a Florida hospital. She died after collapsing in the parking lot and going back into the hospital.
The Florida Supreme Court has declined to hear a workers' compensation case challenging the constitutionality of the state's no-fault law, but another case from Hialeah is on tap for court review this spring.
An attorney and rabbi is suing the Palm Beach School District over its teachings about Islam and evolution.
The state's personal-injury protection auto insurance system, known as "no-fault," would end in 2019 under proposals ready to go before lawmakers.
Accountant Michele Lipson offers 10 year-end planning strategies for law firms to help address short-term and long-term goals that lay the groundwork for future growth and profitability.
DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world, will be closing its Tampa office in early 2016 and transferring lawyers primarily to Miami.
BJ's Wholesale Club is facing a Florida class action for allegedly overcharging sales tax on discounted items.
A state appeals court reverses an order by Circuit Judge Jack Cox requiring the Palm Beach Post to remove content about a jailhouse informant from its website.
The union that represents Florida's classroom teachers filed a complaint with state and federal agencies that contends a new bonus program unfairly discriminates against older and minority teachers.
Former Chief Justice Leander Shaw, who died last week at age 85, lay in state Monday in the rotunda of the Florida Supreme Court as family, friends and colleagues paid their respects.
A Brazilian-American coalition plans to lobby Congress to put Brazil on E-1 and E-2 trader visa list.
Florida Supreme Court is looking at the constitutional question of whether the Legislature has whittled Florida's workers' compensation law to the point where it's both exclusive and ineffectual.
The White House has tapped two Floridians--former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Rosemary Barkett and Bryan Cave partner Pedro Martinez-Fraga--to serve on the Panl of Conciliators of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.
The legal industry faces many of the same staffing challenges present in other industries that require highly skilled, temporary workers, writes attorney Jodi Laurence.
The Center for Public Integrity published a list of lobbying firms that advise countries with the worst human rights records, according to an index compiled by the Fund for Peace. Four Am Law 100 firms made the list for work they handled on behalf of Cameroon, China, Saudi Arabia and others.
A West Palm Beach lawyer obtains a $39 million settlement against a Pennsylvania-based pharmaceutical company over the fluoride content in its chewable vitamins.
Puerto Rico's inabilty to seek bankruptcy protection could result in default and messy ad hoc litigation, experts say.
Elizabeth Wellborn closed her Deerfield Beach foreclosure law firm after being evicted for nonpayment of $109,221 in rent, a lawsuit said.
Former TD Bank executive Frank Spinosa gets 30 months in federal prison for helping disbarred law firm chairman Scott Rothstein bank his Ponzi profits.
Broward County Court Judge Kal Evans overcame growing up in a drug-infested neighborhood and spending a childhood Christmas in a homeless shelter.
The final state redistricting trial in a nearly four-year legal battle over Florida's political boundaries ended with both sides trading charges of partisan gerrymandering, some of them the same accusations that have been hurled in court since the beginning.
The city should not have been allowed to rezone property for hotel and office buildings in an area dominated by low-rise construction, a state appeals court rules.
A roofer who used profanity when telling his lawyer-client to pay his bill defeats a lawsuit alleging he broke state law on debt collections.
Former super featherweight boxer Rances Barthelemy agrees to settle a lawsuit filed by his former promoter over proceeds from a Miami bout.
Chuck Baumberger of Rossman, Baumberger, Reboso & Spier is set to become the first Miami president of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
Nearly a year after same-sex marriages started in Florida, a legal decision could be looming in a dispute about birth certificates for children of same-sex couples.
A change in state law on condo terminations has led to a spurt in developer buyouts, writes attorney Oscar R. Rivera. He suggests some best practices.
The United States and Cuba are on the verge of a deal to restore regular airline flights, jump-starting economic relations that have languished despite a year of rapid progress on the diplomatic front, Cuba's top negotiator said on the eve of the anniversary of detente between the Cold War foes.
Miami will have another Florida Bar president when Berger Singerman litigator Michael Higer takes over in mid-2017.
The Miami intellectual property law firm picks up six lawyers from Martinez, White & Viniegra to form a nine-lawyer IP boutique with a focus on advertising injury insurance defense.
Marriott International wins the reversal on claims over the ill-fated construction of a Ritz-Carlton resort in the Bahamas.
Attorneys close to negotiations say the business-funding immigration law will be extended unchanged until September 2016 while work continues on proposed changes.
Pointing to the Legislature's efforts to address a "crisis," Attorney General Pam Bondi's office is urging the Florida Supreme Court to uphold a key part of a controversial 2003 medical malpractice law.
The new federal law could accelerate the delivery of South Florida projects in the discussion stage for years.
The Review takes a look at several IP issues, including design patents, a little-known specie of intellectual property protection that can provide a broad reach of protection if approached with adept legal advice.
A lawyer for doctors challenging a Florida law that limits their ability to discuss firearms with their patients says he will once again ask the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to review the matter, saying that a three-judge panel's apparent difficulty in arriving at a rationale for its ruling against the doctors is indicative of the Florida law's unconstitutionality.
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida and its former attorney, Bernardo Roman III, are being sanctioned for suing partners Guy Lewis and Michael Tein of Lewis Tein in Miami.
The outgoing Cuban American Bar Association president is leaving the Coral Gables law firm that bears his name to join Greenspoon Marder's Miami office, bolstering its real estate practice.
When Florida's Office of Compassionate Care named five nurseries to grow and distribute medical marijuana in the state, many expected there would be a few challenges filed, but not the more than a dozen that had landed by the deadline.
U.S. Circuit Judge Robin Rosenbaum ruled the defendants abandoned their cell phone and therefore had no standing to challenge the phone's seizure.
For the third time, a federal appeals court has issued a pair of opinions in a case brought by doctors challenging a Florida law that limits their freedom to discuss firearms with their patients.
Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Leander Shaw died Monday. He served on the court from 1983 to 2003.
Holders of U.S. court judgments think they are better off legally than an international creditors group that reached a landmark agreement with Cuba.
Miami criminal defense attorney Andrew Gerson was accused of trying to enter the park with a loaded revolver in his waistband.
Three nurseries rejected by health officials for medical marijuana licenses are challenging the licenses granted to Florida's first "dispensing organizations," with possibly more appeals on the horizon.
Joseph Osborne said a hip replacement manufacturer's negligence put his client's mother on the operating table unnecessarily. The mother died during surgery.
Acknowledging "momentum" behind a proposal that would allow people with concealed-weapons licenses to openly carry guns, the Florida Police Chiefs Association said its board of directors had voted to back the controversial measure, as long as changes designed to protect law-enforcement officers are included.
Miami lawyer Dyanne Feinberg used a little poetry in her attempt to get Miami-Dade Circuit Judge John Thornton to approve a continuance of a trial scheduled for Jan. 4--and it worked.
Miami won its bid to host the Hispanic National Bar Association's prestigious corporate counsel conference in 2017, beating out cities like New York and Washington D.C.
A Miami jury rules against a pilot who claimed a bad HR letter ruined his career.
Miami-Dade County Judge Diana Vizcaino became a prosecutor right out of law school and immediately made it her goal to become a judge.
When settlement talks take a hard-line turn in mediation, an outsider is likely to blame. Attorneys Ellen Leesfield and Pam Perry suggest inviting the elephant into the room.
Reforms to the EB-5 visa program will increase oversight as well as increase costs to investors.
BBX Capital Corp. CEO and Chairman Alan Levan will have to step down this month, a federal appellate court ruled Thursday.
A Miami-Dade county task force looking at options for a new civil courthouse voted Thursday to recommend a new $360 million courthouse be constructed.
PricewaterhouseCoopers settled with victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme who invested through feeder funds, wrapping up a more than $200 million case pursued by Fort Lauderdale attorneys.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jerald Bagley dismissed a developer's $225 million lawsuit against homeowners opposing his private-island project.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Jacqueline Schwartz is set to return to the bench after the Florida Supreme Court publicly reprimanded her for ethics violations.
Broward Circuit Chief Judge Peter Weinstein plans to approach judicial circuits less affected by the housing crisis to borrow from their allocation of senior-judge days.
The trustee unraveling the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme will auction off 50,000 shares in Gibraltar Private Bank & Trust once owned by the jailed Ponzi scammer.
Far from a sure bet, Gov. Rick Scott's $3.1 billion gambling deal with the Seminole Tribe of Florida is getting a tepid response from some legislative leaders, virtually guaranteeing that the proposal could require major changes to win enough support for passage.
Veteran Miami trial lawyers David Buckner and Seth Miles are leaving Grossman Roth after a decade to start their own law firm.
Following the Venezuela election, South Florida attorneys dealing with Latin America say they see the overall trend toward the political and economic right, and over time it may affect the flight capital that heads to Miami.
Greenberg Traurig's David O. Batista and Sara Levy won a $1.8 million final judgment against Farm Stores in a 16-year-old contract dispute case.
Nason Yeager Gerson White & Lioce has relocated its headquarters from West Palm Beach to Palm Beach Gardens, leasing 15,456 square feet at the Seacoast Banking Centre.
A federal appeals court rejects a First Amendment appeal by a math tutor whose banners were removed from Palm Beach County public school campuses after his past as a porn star came to light.
It turns out a bank can't substantiate a purported debt in a foreclosure by having a witness read the numbers off a proposed final judgment.
A man tried to bring a cigarette lighter shaped like a gun into the Dade County Courthouse.
A group of Hialeah flower sellers argued Monday that the Third DCA should overturn city restrictions that keep street vendors from staying in one place.
Judge Shelby Highsmith, who retired in 2008 after 17 years on the federal bench, died after a battle with Alzheimer's.
A Detroit brother and sister vanished more than two years before they were found dead in a freezer in their home, and an 11-year-old Florida girl disappeared more than a year before she, too, turned up in a family freezer. And a 7-year-old Kansas boy hadn't been seen for more than a month before authorities found the gruesome remains of a child in a pigsty inside his family's barn.