Law News

Robert N. Scola

$800 Million Insurance Scam Mastermind Gets 20 Years

U.S. District Judge Robert Scola (pictured) gave Joel Steinger credit for pleading guilty to avoid a lengthy and costly trial and said Steinger's multiple medical problems helped him avoid the maximum 50-year sentence sought by prosecutors.

David A. Jagolinzer

Miami Attorney Wins $37M Jury Award For Mechanic In Asbestos Case

By Julie Kay |

The formerTampa man blames his terminal illness on exposure to asbestos in brake linings.

Scott Rothstein

Rothstein's Ex-CFO Gets Maximum 5 Years

By John Pacenti |

The CFO for disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein's law firm is sentenced for helping him run his $1.2 billion Ponzi scam.

Child Death Review Panel Sets Ambitious Agenda

By News Service of Florida |

A new child-welfare law took effect July 1 requires the Child Abuse Death Review Committee to review all child deaths that have been reported to the state abuse hotline and have been accepted for investigation.

Nathan E. Hardwick IV

Law Firm He Founded Now Accuses Him Of Embezzling $30 Million

A real estate firm says its founder stole $30 million, a judge is in hot water with the local media, and be careful what you post - even if it is for a good cause like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Arrest mug of Broward Circuit Judge Gisele Pollack

Judge Gisele Pollack Fighting Possible Bench Removal

By News Service of Florida |

Though acknowledging a series of alcohol-related incidents including a drunken-driving arrest, a Broward judge contends that a potential removal from the bench is unwarranted.

Broccoli Rabe and Sausage pizza at Verde restaurant at the Perez Art Museum

Power Lunch: Art Museum's Restaurant Is A Hidden Gem

By Julie Kay |

Verde at the Perez Art Museum hasn't been open a year yet it has almost tripled the expectations of its manager as it attracts the power lunch crowd.

Jury Awards $2 Million To Family Of Woman Who Died After Kidney Stones

By John Pacenti |

A Miami-Dade jury awarded $2 million to the family of a woman who was cleared for kidney stone surgery at Palmetto Hospital despite a known bleeding disorder.

End To School Vouchers? Lawsuit Seeks That Very Thing

By News Service of Florida |

A coalition of Florida groups and individual plaintiffs filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of a de facto school voucher program that serves tens of thousands of children.

Q&A: Why This Sheriff Says Pot Is 'Bad For Florida'

By News Service of Florida |

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri says Amendment 2 is ultimately about recreational marijuana.

Yup. Your Power Bill Will Go Up. And You Can Thank Florida Supreme Court For That

The Florida Supreme Court upheld a rate increase by the state's largest utility Florida Power & Light Co.

Fleur J. Lobree

What's In A Name? Some Say Success At Ballot Box

By John Pacenti and Adolfo Pesquera |

Looking at the defeat of Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Fleur Jeannine Lobree, the question remains: Is the Miami-Dade judicial election still just a name game based on ethnicity?

Sunset falls over the Florida Supreme Court building

In Gay Marriage Question, 2nd DCA Asks Florida Supreme Court To Settle It

The Second District Court of Appeal asked the Florida Supreme Court to settle the question due to "great public importance" in the divorce case of a same-sex couple.