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Lawyer: Former Franchisee Alerted Subway Ad Exec About Fogle

A former franchisee alerted an executive in charge of Subway's advertising in 2008 about her concerns about pitchman Jared Fogle, according to her lawyer.

Joe Sirven

Firms Scramble to Find Corporate, Real Estate Associates

By Julie Kay |

Joe Sirven of Holland & Knight said a "perfect storm" has led to a shortage of midlevel associates for corporate and real estate groups.

Palm Beach Courts Closed Monday, Other Clerks Watching Forecasts

By Celia Ampel |

The chief judge in Palm Beach Circuit issued an order closing courts Monday. Clerks in Miami-Dade and Broward counties are waiting to decide their emergency plans.

Circuit Judge Marcia B. Caballero

Judicial Profile: Family Murder Set Caballero's Sights on Bench

By Carlos Harrison |

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Marcia Caballero was influenced by the compassion of the judge who handled the trial following her grandfather's murder.

Feds: Scam Targeted Spanish Speakers, Threatened Deportation

By Celia Ampel |

A Miami federal grand jury charges a Peruvian man for allegedly extorting money from Spanish speakers in the U.S. after concocting unpaid bills.

Stay Tuned: Court Clerks Following Forecasts Before Deciding Monday Hours

By Celia Ampel |

Court clerks in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are working on emergency plans for Tropical Storm Erika. No office closings have been scheduled.

Christy O'Donnell

Lawyer's Right-to-Die Fight Draws Appellate Heavy Hitters

By Marisa Kendall |

Arnold & Porter's Jerome Falk and Horvitz & Levy's Jon Eisenberg have joined the legal team for Christy Donorovich-O'Donnell, whose case sputtered in the lower court.

Broward Bar Group Rejects Reciprocity Idea

By Julie Kay |

The Broward Bar Association opposes reciprocity and admission by motion, joining the Clearwater Bar Association in opposing a move to ease rules for out-of-state attorneys to practice in Florida.

Developer Pleads No Contest in Fraud Targeting Subway Co-Founder

By Celia Ampel |

Delray Beach developer Anthony Pugliese pleads no contest to fraud conspiracy and grand theft for allegedly swindling Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca out of about $1.1 million.

01/18/12-- Judge Leslie B. Rothenberg during 3DCA hearing, Norma Broin vs Phillip Morris Companies.

Court Strikes $4M Malpractice Award Over Experts, Closings

By Samantha Joseph |

The Third District Court of Appeal strikes the testimony of doctors and ejects questionable closing arguments in the case of a girl who lost a kidney.

Department of Justice.

Can Businesses Expect Collaboration With DOJ on Compliance?

By Alison Tanchyk and Margaret Erin Rodgers Schmidt |

With the Justice Department planning to hire a criminal division compliance counsel, companies wonder how the government will assess a program's effectiveness, write attorneys Alison Tanchyk and Margaret Erin Rodgers Schmidt.

State, Seminoles Get Divided Ruling in Tax, Sovereignty Dispute

By News Service of Florida |

Wading into complicated tax and sovereignty issues, a federal appeals court issued a split decision in a dispute between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida about rental and utility taxes on tribal property.

Michael Garofola attends ABC's

A Miami Lawyer's Search for Love on Reality TV

By Jennifer Henderson |

From Davis Polk to the Justice Department to… Bachelor in Paradise?

Santana Moss

Santana Moss 'Paying for It Now' on Investment Loss

By Celia Ampel |

The NFL free agent testified he left his financial affairs to a manager until he realized $1.4 million was gone from an account in his name. He's suing BB&T for negligence on his lost funds.

Thiago Alves

UFC Champ Isn't Accustomed to Losing; Good Thing he Normally Fights in the Octagon

By Samantha Joseph |

The Fourth District Court of Appeal hands a knockout win to a promoter disputing another contract signed by Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter Thiago Alves.

Judge Robert Gross

4th DCA Sees No Problem With Identity Theft Victim's Arrest

By Samantha Joseph |

An appeals court says a high school teacher whose identity was stolen has no legal remedy against her arresting officer or a department store where a check bearing her name was passed.

The Appellate Division, First Department, at 27 Madison Ave.

Tax Lawyer's Claim of Fraudulent Inducement Proceeds

By Ben Bedell |

Steven Laduzinski alleged he was lured by a promise of a managerial post overseeing a high workload at consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, but that the company was actually suffering from a sharp downturn and his supervisors were more interested in exploiting his business contacts with wealthy Latin Americans.

Ray Lewis

Negligence Trial Begins for Ray Lewis, Santana Moss and Other Football Players Suing BB&T

By Julie Kay |

Jury selection began slowly in Miami federal court in the case filed by six current and former NFL players who blame BB&T for millions of dollars in investment losses.

Florida Taxpayers Pay Up: June Special Session Cost $651,000

A messy budget fight that forced Florida's legislators to hold an unusual June special session cost taxpayers more than $651,000, according to figures released by the Florida Senate.

Executives Lack Confidence in Cybersecurity Postures

By Chris DiMarco |

A new survey revealed only 31 percent of respondents were confident in their organizations security posture.

The Question in This Malpractice Trial: Are These Law Firms Truly Credit-Repair Organizations?

By Celia Ampel |

A former client alleges Berges Law Group and Consumer Protection Counsel violated federal and state regulations for credit repair organizations.

Close-up shot of a solar panel

Coral Gables, Others Oppose Lifting Solar Restrictions

By Noreen Marcus |

Tallahassee lawyer Floyd Self, who grew up in Coral Gables, fears a large solar facility unregulated in the middle of residential housing.

Becker & Poliakoff Chief Criticized After Departures

By Julie Kay |

A host of veteran lawyers at Becker & Poliakoff--most in the community association practice group--have left in recent months, some citing morale issues and a focus away from their core practice group.

Bankruptcy Judge Sides With Owner on Home Surrender

By Samantha Joseph |

Going against two precedent-setting rulings, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge A. Jay Cristol in Miami found it would be unjust to force homeowners to tap out of foreclosure cases.

HANGZHOU, CHINA - AUGUST 24:  (CHINA OUT) An investor watches the electronic board at a stock exchange hall on August 24, 2015 in Hangzhou, China. Chinese shares plunged on Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 297.84 points, or 8.49 percent, to close at 3,209.91. The Shenzhen Component Index fell 931.76 points, or 7.83 percent, to close at 10,970.29.

Law Firms Eye Global Market Turmoil, China Plunge

By Susan Beck |

China's stock tumble, with its nerve-rattling aftershocks in the U.S., will likely cause many law firms to further scrutinize their strategy in Asia.

Class Action Seeks $578 Million in Ashley Madison Hack

By Chris DiMarco |

Suit seeks damages on behalf of "all Canadian citizens," as many as 250,000 of which had accounts with the dating site.

$1.5M Award for Zoning Change Thwarting Hollywood Condo Plan

By Samantha Joseph |

A developer won a $1.5 million verdict in a downzoning case against Hollywood but lost on a potentially more expensive constitutional challenge.

Circuits Split on Class Action Certification Requirements

By Carl Goldfarb |

The Third, Seventh and Eleventh circuits weigh in with nuanced conclusions on ascertainability, writes attorney Carl Goldfarb.

Man Faces Federal Charges for Arranging Incestuous Rendezvous

By Samantha Joseph |

A Deerfield Beach man is behind bars and faces 10 years in prison for allegedly trying to convince a mother and her two underage daughters to meet him for sex.

It’s Not Just Ashley Madison: 5 Other Embarrassing Company Hacks

By Zach Warren |

Ashley Madison may have people from government agents to Josh Duggar sweating, but these five cybersecurity hacks have already paved the way for potential embarrassment.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Stephen Millan

Aunt's Deathbed Wish Spurred Millan to Bench

By Carlos Harrison |

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Stephen Millan knew in elementary school that he wanted to practice law.

Gary S. Gostel, Bruce Lamchick, and Ryan Lamchick

Attorneys' Hunch Unravels Trail of Mortgage Fraud

By Samantha Joseph |

Miami attorneys uncovered a real estate scam involving claims of a forged notary public signature, fraudulent documents and brisk deed transfers.

Robert N. Scola

Judge Tosses $1.3 Million Default Award Over Notice Defect

By Celia Ampel |

U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola vacates a $1.3 million default judgment against a hotel owner, finding that the defendant didn't receive notice of the suit until it was resolved.

Kayla Kupcakes

Exhibit DD: Broward Judge Gets Eyeful from Porn Star in Court

By Celia Ampel |

A woman who said she works as an escort and porn star under the name Kayla Kupcakes flashed her breasts at Broward County Court Judge John Hurley during a court appearance.

UM Group Named Student Organization of Year

By Julie Kay |

The Hispanic Law Student Association of the University of Miami School of Law has received the Hispanic National Bar Association's annual Law Student Organization of the Year award.

Judge Sanctions NJ Attorney for Suit Against Fla. Attorney

By David Gialanella |

A trial judge has levied sanctions against a New Jersey attorney who the judge said filed a lawsuit "solely in bad faith, for the purpose of harassment of ... adversarial counsel."

Litigator Says No to Reciprocity

Attorney Jay Cohen writes that there is no good reason to support reciprocity in the Florida legal community.

Courting Ashley Madison Cases? Some Plaintiffs Lawyers Demur

By Katelyn Polantz |

The hack, which unleashed onto the Internet yesterday nearly 40 million names and email addresses of possible users who sought extramarital affairs, isn’t sexy enough for many plaintiffs lawyers.

Ramon A. Abadin

Florida Bar President Ramon Abadin: Reciprocity Debate Is 'Part of the Job'

By Julie Kay |

Two months into his Florida Bar presidency, Miami litigator Ramon Abadin sits down with the Daily Business Review to talk about reciprocity and how he is coping with the furor.

Judge John Patrick Contini

The Reason Broward Judge Contini was Sidelined From Criminal Cases Will Surprise You

By Celia Ampel |

Circuit Judge John Contini is moving to family court Monday after prosecutors argued his sentences are biased toward defendants.

The Power of Social Media in the Legal World

By Julie Talenfeld |

Law firms are turning to social media to build their brands and buzz, writes public relations professional Julie Talenfeld.

 Gov. Rick Scott

Battle Over Planned Parenthood Clinics Heats Up Over Abortions

By News Service of Florida |

A fight between Planned Parenthood and Gov. Rick Scott's administration escalated, with state health officials saying three clinics can continue to operate but remain under investigation for allegedly performing illegal second-trimester abortions.

State: All-Natural Skim Milk With No Added Vitamins Is 'Imitation'

The Ocheesee Creamery in the Florida Panhandle produces all-natural skim milk from grass-fed cows with absolutely nothing added, yet the state says it has to call it "imitation."

Gill Freeman

Not Running for Re-Election, What's Judge Gill Freeman's Next Move?

By Julie Kay |

Facing mandatory retirement, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Gill Freeman will not run for re-election next year and plans to become a mediator or arbitrator.

Ashley Madison Owner Taps Am Law Firms Amid Massive Hack

By Jennifer Henderson |

DLA Piper, Barnes & Thornburg and Stikeman Elliott have been retained by Toronto-based Avid Life Media, owner of, a controversial online dating and social networking service that has been targeted by hackers.

Commentary: Jared Fogle's Case Reminds Us, How Should We Deal With Those Caught With Child Porn?

By Neal Davis |

Society understandably abhors the growing epidemic of child pornography, but is the way the criminal justice system deals with these offenders disproportionate in severity to the offender's psychological behavior?

Sonia Sotomayor.

Interning for Sotomayor: 'Opportunity of a Lifetime' for FIU Grad

By Tony Mauro |

Since 2010, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has had a series of interns working for her at the court for brief periods, from two to four months long. College seniors or recent college graduates are preferred, and a legal background is not required. Sotomayor is the only justice with interns.

Court Removes UM from Breast Cancer Death Suit

By Celia Ampel |

A University of Miami victory in a medical malpractice case was upheld by the Third District Court of Appeal.

4th DCA

Appeals Court Sides With Providers on PIP Insurance Coverage

By Samantha Joseph |

Florida appellate courts are divided on the reimbursement rates insurance companies can apply to personal injury protection claims. The Fourth District Court of Appeal is the latest to weigh in.

How Mandatory Accounting Methods Impact Condo Developers

By Mitchell W. Goldberg |

Attorney Mitchell W. Goldberg analyzes the tax impacts of mandatory accounting methods for condominium developers during construction.

Target Reaches $67 Million Agreement With Visa Over Breach

Target Corp. reached a settlement with Visa Inc. over a hacker attack that struck the chain during the 2013 holiday season and exposed millions of customers' personal information.

Groups Cry Foul Over Slow Pace of Confirming Federal Judges

By Celia Ampel |

The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has confirmed only five federal judges this year, the slowest pace since 1953, according to new research.

Jon Garon, new dean of Nova Southeastern Law School.

Why Nova and Other Law Schools are Stressing Business of Law

By Julie Kay |

More law schools are teaching the business of law to help graduates pursuing solo practices, including Nova Southeastern, which is launching its new class this semester.

Miami Federal Courthouse Locked Down After Backpack Left Outside

By Celia Ampel |

The U.S. Marshals Service said a man with an appointment at the probation office left his backpack outside because it wasn't allowed in.

Former Uber driver Darrin McGillis of Cutler Bay filed for unemployment benefits after the company cut ties with him. The Florida Department of Revenue decided that McGillis should be considered an employee of the company, not an independent contractor, and Uber appealed the decision.

Uber Wants Drivers Classified as Independent Contractors

By Celia Ampel |

Former Uber driver Darrin McGillis was deemed an employee by the Florida Revenue Department after he filed for unemployment benefits when the company let him go.

Harvey Ruvin, Clerk of Courts, Miami-Dade County

South Florida Clerks' Cuts Climb to 130

By Samantha Joseph |

Forty-two employees in the Miami-Dade Clerk's Office are out of work after statewide budget cuts.

Judge Lynn Rosenthal

Broward Circuit Judge Rosenthal Agrees to Reprimand in DUI Case

By Samantha Joseph |

Judge Lynn Rosenthal accepts a 90-day unpaid suspension and reprimand under an agreement with the state Judicial Qualifications Commission to resolve her ethics case.

Laura M. Manning-Hudson

Win for One Association Actually a Loss for Florida Associations

By Commentary by Laura M. Manning-Hudson |

On a condo association appeal in a foreclosure case, a state appeals court sees a mortgage servicer as the same as a successor or assignee entitled to safe-harbor protection, writes attorney Laura Manning-Hudson.

Theodore Leopold, with Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC..

Red-Light Camera Mega-Case Inches Forward

By Noreen Marcus |

Plaintiffs attorneys argue cities such as Hollywood have improperly ceded to a private contractor a city's power to decide whether any given caught-on-camera driver ran a red light.

Don King

Don King Sues Boxer to Stop Mayorga-Mosley Fight

By Celia Ampel |

Boxing promoter Don King files a breach-of-contract lawsuit in Miami federal court seeking to stop boxer Ricardo Mayorga from fighting Aug. 29 without his authorization.

Joseph H. Serota

Judge Grants Luxury Condo Owners Rights to Miami Club

By Samantha Joseph |

Grove Isle residents scored a victory in a court battle against a developer planning a new tower at the exclusive community on Biscayne Bay.

Gay Couples Sue Florida Over Names on Birth Certificates

By Tamara Lush |

The first couple to be issued a same-sex marriage license in Florida sued the state, saying the Bureau of Vital Statistics still won't allow hospitals to list both same-sex parents on birth certificates.

In Ongoing Case of Lawmakers vs. Justices, July Still Out

By Brandon Larrabee, News Service of Florida |

In the ongoing case of the Florida Legislature vs. the Florida Supreme Court, the final verdict might have to wait.

Howard Forman

Court Clerk Offices Face Layoffs, Furloughs

By Samantha Joseph |

Thirty-one employees have quit or been fired by the Broward Clerk of Courts and 41 full-time positions have been eliminated in the Palm Beach clerk's office to cope with state budget cuts.

James Ferraro Jr. and James Ferraro Sr.

Miami Jury Awards $17 Million in Asbestos Case

By Julie Kay |

The Ferraro Law Firm has received a $17 million verdict for a Miami man dying of asbestos exposure.

Bernie Madoff

$125 Million Settlement Reached for Madoff Investors

By Celia Ampel |

A team of Fort Lauderdale attorneys with Boies, Schiller & Flexner help reach the deal with a financial services company accused of breaching its obligation to investors.

Thomas J. Pate

Lawyer's Murder Underlines Dangers of Practicing in Venezuela

By Julie Kay |

The Miami legal community and members of the Venezuelan American Bar Assocation are reeling over the death of John Pate, the father of White & Case Miami associate who was murdered at his upscale Caracas home.

Wifredo A. Ferrer

Ferrer Honored by HNBA as Latino Lawyer of the Year

By Julie Kay |

Wifredo Ferrer, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, is being recognized as the Hispanic National Bar Association's 2015 Latino Lawyer of the Year.

The Ashley Madison Lesson: Expect No Privacy From Social Media Sites

By Stuart Manoff |

The hacking of the extramarital affair website may lead to public exploitation of private endeavors, writes attorney Stuart Manoff.

Although Blocked by State Senate, House Likely to Revive Surgery Center Debate

By News Service of Florida |

After the Senate blocked the idea this year, the House likely will renew a push in 2016 to let patients stay overnight at ambulatory surgical centers and could again seek to open the door for longer-term recovery centers.

Couple Wins $2.5 Million in Arbitration Against UBS

By Celia Ampel |

Miami attorneys represented a Puerto Rican couple who held bonds before they plummeted in 2013.

Third District Court of Appeal

Court Sides With Unpaid Attorneys in Fee Fight Over Paralyzing Crash Case

By Celia Ampel |

Two South Florida attorneys who weren't paid for thousands of hours of work on a notorious negligence case won their appeal.

Anthony 'Tony' Buzbee of The Buzbee Law Firm in Houston

Duane Morris Hit With $150 Million Negligence Suit

By John Council |

Tony Buzbee, who represents a group of big energy investor plaintiffs, alleges that the international law firm hid a litigation demand letter from his clients and even pretended to represent them.

State Farm Just Got Slapped on PIP Reimbursement for MRI Bills

By Samantha Joseph |

State Farm appealed twice to avoid paying $888 for MRIs in a personal injury protection case, but the Fourth District Court of Appeal is telling the company to pay up.

UF, Florida Tech Talking Law-Tech Collaboration

By Julie Kay |

The University of Florida law school is talking with the Florida Institute of Technology about establishing a tech-focused joint law program.

Jury Awards $1.83 Million to Family of Smoker Who Died Before Trial

By Celia Ampel |

A Fort Lauderdale attorney won a $1.8 million jury award for the estate of a longtime smoker who died while her case was pending.

Judge Steven Leifman

Miami-Dade Judge Leifman Gets National Award

By Julie Kay |

Steven Leifman, associate administrative judge of the Miami-Dade County Court criminal division, will receive the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence from U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts for his pioneering work in setting up a mental health diversionary program.

League of Women Voters Targets Campus Concealed-Gun Bills

By News Service of Florida |

The League of Women Voters of Florida will start building a coalition to fight newly filed bills that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on college and university campuses.

Independent Contractor Classification Under Scrutiny in New DOL Guidance

By April Boyer and Amy Groff |

Companies that hire ndependent contractors may be in need of job classification audits based on new U.S. Department of Labor guidance, write attorneys April Boyer and Amy Groff.

Jury Awards $5M to Ex-UM Football Player in UPS Crash

By Celia Ampel |

Famed plaintiffs attorney Willie Gary and two Miami attorneys land a $5 million jury verdict for a former University of Miami football player against UPS.

Judge: Lawsuit Over 'Exploding' Caterpillar Generators in Brazil Stays in Miami

By Julie Kay |

A federal judge in Miami rejects a motion by Caterpillar to move a $50 million case to Brazil, calling it a "last-ditch effort" by the company. A Brazilian power plant operator claims faulty Caterpillar generators exploded.

Red-Light Camera Class Action Stays Alive

By Julie Kay |

The class action filed on behalf of thousands of ticketed Floridians who received red-light camera tickets is moving forward after a Miami federal judge threw out most motions to dismiss it.

Meenu Sasser

Why Attorney Frederick Keitel isn't Giving Up on his Bid to Have Judge Sasser Disqualified

By Samantha Joseph |

Attorney Frederick Keitel still wants Palm Beach Circuit Judge Meenu Sasser thrown off his commercial foreclocsure case even through an appeals court has denied the request.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Justice Kennedy Provides Hope to Solitary Confinement Foes

Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the practice—Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Why Developer Was Offended With Line of Questioning From Weiss Serota Attorney

By Samantha Joseph |

The developer planned a high-rise condo tower but claims City Commission action to shorten building height limits robbed it of construction options.

Brazilian Steakhouse Accuses Feds of Violating D.C. Circuit Order

By Zoe Tillman |

The knives are out again in a visa dispute between Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chao and federal immigration authorities. In a new lawsuit, the chain accused the feds of violating a federal appeals court order.

DBR to Honor 20 South Florida Women in Law

By Review staff |

The Daily Business Review will recognize the group of attorneys with notable achievements in law at an Oct. 14 luncheon in Miami.

Hank Didier

Plaintiff in Georgia Air Bag Case Was Waiting for Recall Parts to Arrive

By Katheryn Hayes Tucker |

The plaintiff in an early Georgia suit over defective Takata Corp. air bags had already received her recall notice from Honda, but when she went to the service department, she was told replacement parts wouldn't arrive for two weeks to three months.

Amy Brigham Boulris

Rehab Center Wants $38M for Nearby Phosphate Mining

By Noreen Marcus |

A rehabilitation center is suing Hardee County for lost property rights for allowing a phosphate mine to expand next door.

Jane Moscowitz

Coral Gables Lawyers Settle Malpractice Suit With Biotech Firm

By Julie Kay |

Jupiter-based Dyadic International reaches a seven-figure settlement with Moscowitz & Moscowitz after suing three law firms and its former accounting firm.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida to Pay $700,000 to End Public Records Dispute

By News Service of Florida |

A dispute alleging Gov. Rick Scott and his staff subverted public-records laws will cost the state $700,000, according to an agreement released by the governor's office.

Letter to the Editor: Exposure to Freedom Best Way to Defeat Castros

A letter writer says the Cuban embargo has provided the Castros with their own version of the Berlin Wall, assuring them decades of unfettered rule.

Improved Economy Lifts Compensation for Florida's Best-Paid General Counsel

By Mike Seemuth |

Pay raises for corporate general counsel are hardly automatic. Incentive pay, bonus income and stock awards tend to ebb and flow from year to year.

Supreme Court Allows Fair Housing Disparate-Impact Claims

By Tenikka L. Jones and Denise M. Rosenthal |

Attorneys Tenikka L. Jones and Denise M. Rosenthal explore the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing disparate-impact claims in Fair Housing Act lawsuits.

Fort Lauderdale Companies Accused of Credit Repair Fraud

By Samantha Joseph |

Two Fort Lauderdale credit-repair firms are accused of taking $500,000 from clients but never paying off their debts.

Carol Finklehoffe

Appeals Court Sides With Passenger in Cruise Ship Fall

By Celia Ampel |

Attorney Carol Finklehoffe said a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit sets a favorable precedent for passengers who fall on cruise ships.

Florida State University law dean Donald Weidner

FSU Law Dean Weidner Stepping Down After 25 Years

By Julie Kay |

Longtime Florida State University law dean Donald Weidner will leave the public school next June.

Jp Morgan Chase

Meet the Fraternity Brothers Linked to the JPMorgan Hack

By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley |

For Anthony Murgio and Josh Aaron college life was an education in making fast cash online. Federal prosecutors say the 31-year-olds have since used their skills unlawfully, including last summer's cyberattack on JPMorgan Chase, one of the largest bank hacks in U.S. history.

Bankruptcy Judge Sanctions Litigator Over 'Vindictive' Motion

By Celia Ampel |

West Palm Beach attorney L. Louis Mrachek and his law firm await sanctions after a bankruptcy judge found the firm pursued a 'vindictive' motion to disqualify opposing counsel.

Ex-Affordable Housing Execs Charged in Miami Kickback Scheme

By Celia Ampel |

Four South Florida developers and two general contractors are charged with being part of a kickback scheme that inflated affordable housing contracts by at least $26 million.