Ousted Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson was dealt another blow in her fight to get her job back.
Ousted Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson was dealt another blow in her fight to get her job back.
Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga highlights needs of the state's justice system in a speech at the annual Florida Bar convention.
An employee class action claims the former CEO of Butler & Hosch engineered fake bills in a failing attempt to get fresh financing for his teetering foreclosure law firm.
Lawsuit alleges Lynn Louise Taylor, divorced and on the losing end of custody battles, was a woman on a mission to "cyberstalk and destroy" ex-husband.
Holland & Knight is trying to enforce a charging lien for unpaid bills in a Miami bankruptcy case.
The court will review a Miami case asking whether federal prosecutors can seize untainted assets before a criminal defendant hires an attorney.
Bad news for cash-strapped condo associations: The Florida Supreme Court upholds an opinion that bars community association managers from performing 20 tasks deemed to be the "unlicensed practice of law."
Tucker Ronzetti, who has written about mistakes in closing arguments for the Florida Bar Journal, said the Ferraro firm averted a disaster by admitting to an error and salvaging a $5 million tobacco verdict.
Broward Circuit Judge Dale Ross was forced to step down from a medical malpractice trial for showing bias against a Fort Lauderdale radiologist.
Condo residents in Miami's Grove Isle neighborhood get back the use of their club while a developer pursues plans to add more units.
Reprimands are ordered by the Florida Supreme Court for two South Florida attorneys.
A consumer advocacy group, Miami's Podhurst Orseck and other plaintiffs firms are challenging Cigna's mandatory mail-order prescription program for AIDS-HIV drug deliveries.
A bar that served an underage drinker who was paralyzed in a car crash was hit with a verdict of $60 million in damages.
A judge in Manhattan reused to grant either side summary judgment in a lawsuit accusing Greenberg Traurig of helping a former client deceive his adversaries and the court.
A Broward jury awarded a Fort Lauderdale smoker $25 million in damages Tuesday, adding to the $21.5 million in compensatory damages awarded Friday.
Stephen Harper, supervising attorney for the death penalty clinic at Florida International University College of Law, said the Florida Supreme Court's "fundamental holding is that no matter what the situation, kids are different."
A judge withdraws a move intended to speed up review of motions in foreclosure and other civil cases.
K&L Gates partner Elisa D'Amico received the Attorney of the Year award April 14 at the DBR's inaugural event at the Coral Gables Country Club. DBR also presented lifetime achievement awards.
The Florida Supreme Court in a one-paragraph order discards Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson's challenge to the ethics case that could remove her from the bench.
U.S. District Judge Robin Rosenberg accepts a magistrate's recommendation to disqualify Fort Lauderdale attorney Parker Eastin from a health care whistleblower case.
The beating of Brian Stow drew national attention to sports hooliganism. It's also brought to light a virtually unknown aspect of the legal system that cuts compensation to victims. In effect, Stow was sucker-punched twice: first by his assailant and then by his health insurer.
A federal appeals court's ruling siding with tobacco companies on Wednesday could be devastating to Florida smokers' tort lawsuits, says a Miami law professor following the cases.
A St. Augustine gas station and neighboring property went up in flames when a fire eurpted during tanker refueling.
A federal appeals court has tossed a verdict won against tobacco companies by the estate of a Florida smoker, saying the plaintiff's use of findings from an earlier class action conflicted with federal law on cigarettes.
A diamond is forever, and so may be a contract that valued a $5 million gem at $235,000, according to the Third District Court of Appeal.
Six people in Miami and Brazil have been charged by federal prosecutors with scamming banks on real estate in Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, including Fisher Island homes.
A West Palm Beach federal judge has rejected a bid by two women to join a high-profile sexual abuse lawsuit that included scandalous accusations against Britain's Prince Andrew and a prominent U.S. lawyer.
A South Florida courtroom will be closed to the media and public when undercover FBI employees testify in an upcoming terrorism support case.
Federal regulators have filed civil fraud charges against former Miami Dolphin cornerback Will Allen and his business partner. They're accused of reaping more than $31 million in a Ponzi scheme that promised high returns to investors from funding loans to cash-strapped pro athletes.
A plaintiff's Facebook posts about drug use helped torpedo two class action lawsuits against a Weston company and a few dollars for consumers.
A Miami federal jury sides with the Securities and Exchange Commission against a feeder fund operator who sent $157 million into disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplines 14 South Florida attorneys, including four who will not be allowed to practice for at least five years.
A South Florida appeals court heard arguments in a challenge to the constitutionality of the state's workers' compensation insurance system, as two other closely watched challenges also await rulings at the Florida Supreme Court.
Holland & Knight is strenuously fighting a request for sanctions in an online trademark infringement case it filed in Jacksonville.
The Miami Heat star wins a visitation dispute in their longrunning child custody battle.
The Third District Court of Appeal rules the Miccosukee tribe has the right to sue nontribal members in state court-- but decides a lack of evidence justifies summary judgment on the racketeering lawsuit against Lewis Tein.
A court hearing has been set for April 17 on whether a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's immigration executive action should be lifted, a federal appeals court announced.
A longtime opponent of the Island Gardens project proposed for Miami's Watson Island claims he has found a "smoking gun" in city records that show the development is illegal
Podhurst Orseck partner Peter Prieto will lead the plaintiffs side of the consolidated Takata air bag litigation in Miami federal court. Boies Schiller's David Boies and Colson Hicks' Curtis Miner also have leadership roles.
The lawsuit says five companies conspired to undermine competition by coordinating price floors, causing an escalation in the price of contact lenses over the past two years.
A Palm Beach County jury awarded homeowners $289 per citrus tree—more than plaintiffs were asking for in the 15-year-long class action lawsuit.
A state appeals court faults a noteworthy typo in a $50,000 settlement offer for erasing a $196,000 jury award and attorney fees on a policyholder's accident claim.
A Miami federal judge rules insurance companies are not required to defend two pharmaceutical companies being sued by West Virginia for supplying addicts.
A federal magistrate filed a recommendation that would disqualify Parker Eastin and his firm Nicholson & Eastin from representing a whistleblower because of a conflict of interest.
Twenty top law firms from around the country are applying for five lead counsel and two liaison positions in the Takata air bag multidistrict litigation case.
The Florida Supreme Court has disciplined 12 South Florida lawyers, including two who were disbarred.
In a move cheered by the local plaintiffs bar, U.S. Judge Federico Moreno in Miami issues an order for five lead plaintiffs counsel and two liaison counsel in the Takata air bag multi-district litigaiton.
After Richard Wolfe of Miami sued Club Madonna for more than $36,000 in fees, the club's owner says he plans to sue Wolfe for legal malpractice.
The nation's top class-action lawyers packed a Miami federal courtroom for the first hearing on the multidistrict litigation against air-bag manufacturer Takata Corp.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal rejects a defamation suit based on another insurance attorney's comments.
U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno, who previously supervised major cases against the managed care industry, will consider lawsuits over 7.8 million recalled Takata airbags.
Greenberg Traurig is representing superstar Katy Perry in an intellectual property dispute with an Orlando man who created a toy version of the Left Shark from Super Bowl halftime fame.
An unsealed indictment charges Surfside investment adviser Michael Szafranski with conspiracy and wire fraud in helping disbarred law firm chairman Scott Rothstein recruit investors.
A hair-pulling feud between sisters, already the subject of a civil fraud suit and a contentious probate action, is being litigaged as a $10 million emotional distress claim.
Palm Beach Circuit Court sides with residents trying to block a luxury high-rise in downtown West Palm Beach, but the legal victory might be short-lived.
An Oakland Park attorney who is wanted by the FBI was disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court. Six other South Florida attorneys also were disciplined.
What can go wrong in a foreclosure case went wrong in two Broward Circuit cases--the wrong legal description and a misplaced promissory note in the clerk's office.
Jonathan Minsker has relocated from the New York office of Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman to become co-managiing partner in Miami.
Robert Brochin, co-leader of the firm's commercial litigation department, is the new Miami managing partner for Morgan Lewis & Brockius, replacing Mark Zelek.
Greenspoon Marder has opened in Miami for its 11th office staffed with a new alcohol beverage industry group snatched from Akerman.
Greenberg Traurig has picked up five attorneys in its Miami office to beef up its real estate and labor and employment practices.
Dasschinka Storani claims former Fort Lauderdale managing partner Alan Kipnis sexually harassed her, talking about blow jobs and forcing her to give him vitamin shots in the buttocks.
Prominent litigator Victor Diaz is suing his former longtime law firm, Podhurst Orseck, alleging the Miami firm underpaid him and refuses to open its books to him.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a dispute about whether the Seminole Tribe of Florida should pay taxes on fuel it buys off tribal lands, handing a victory to the state in a long-running legal battle.
After retiring from the Miami-Dade Circuit bench, Ronald Dresnick has joined litigation boutique Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine.
Embattled New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez's latest curve ball comes from former brother-in-law Constantine Scurtis, who filed suit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court claiming A-Rod ripped him off on a real estate deal gone bad.
Third DCA Judge Vance Salter said photographs implicating the plaintiff to two threatening notes should not have been admitted.
The Florida Supreme Court has disciplined nine attorneys from South Florida, including four who were disbarred.
Richard Daynard of the Northeastern University School of Law says the tide is turning against tobacco companies, who used to prevail on technical matters after smoking plaintiffs had won over juries.
Defense attorneys say the rush to clear the foreclosure backlog gives lenders a loophole to bypass federal rules that protect homeowners.
Broward County commissioners must pay the county appraiser the budget assigned to her by the state, an appellate panel ruled.
South Florida attorneys are blocked from immediate access to documents in Takata air bag litigation while a federal panel decides where the cases should be consolidated.
Three tobacco companies were hit with a $4 million verdict in Palm Beach County, the result of a Boca Raton man's four-year losing battle with lung cancer.
The Florida Supreme Court hears arguments on a proposal the Florida Bar opposes to raise membership dues to fund legal aid services.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplined a Palmetto Bay attorney for spending money intended for a real estate deal.
In a court ruling that defiies the daughter, Alex Daoud, the disgraced ex-mayor of Miami Beach, may live in his house until he dies.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal has overturned the murder conviction of man charged with gunning down a witness set to testify against him.
Attorney Jeffrey Bass, whose clients want to build an adult community on the former Calusa golf course, said it is absurd for the 160 acres to "be held hostage" by a covenant.
A challenge to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's oversight of breath test equipment failed to sway the Fourth District Court of Appeal. In a second case, the court upheld the dismissal of a red light camera ticket.
Plaintiffs are no longer on the winning side in the wrongful DUI death case against two Miccosukee tribe members.
Spirit Airlines Inc. brands itself as the ultra-low-cost carrier, while some consumers deride it as the nickel-and-dime-you-to-death airline. Those two perceptions are about to clash in a Miami courtroom.
TD Bank strikes out again in trying to reverse the verdict in a case brought by money-losing investors in Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme.
One of five South Floridians disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court was a Boynton Beach lawyer who was suspended after pleading guilty in a $200 million corporate tax fraud.
The car-sharing service Car2Go is fighting a wrongful death suit, claiming it is protected from liability under rental car law.
Things get ugly when a Coral Gables developer and Miami contractor clash over a $2.3 million tab for a luxury project that stalled during the housing crash.
Cases in Miami district and bankruptcy courts could impede the sale of Espirito Santo Bank.
Bar judge says L.A. lawyer was warned about website shots showing her with the likes of Obama and Clooney.
Ford Motor Co. and a parts supplier prevailed in a product liability case in West Palm Beach federal court against a woman suing on behalf of her incapacitated daughter.
Costa Farms in Miami doesn't like the state's proposed lottery system and says it gives out-of-state businesses an advantage over Florida growers.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to hear a war-crimes case brought on behalf of 10 people from the state of Chiapas suing former Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal rules for homeowners on when bad faith claims are ready but cautioned the new interpretation may be ready for review by the Legislature.
Homeowners facing foreclosure use claims of a botched auction to block a sale by their lender. 'The same objection could potentially be made in hundreds or perhaps thousands of foreclosures,' attorney Joseph R. Gosz said.
A coalition of voting-rights organizations and individual voters wants the Florida Supreme Court take up the legal battle over the state's congressional districts.
U.S. District Judge James Cohn made social media history by ruling that a woman who created a fan Facebook and Twitter page for a popular television show did not have propietary interest in the pages.
An appellate tribunal in West Palm Beach rules an Arizona auto dealer may enforce an arbitration agreement to handle a dispute with a Seminole Tribe-affiliated company over car exports.
The acquittal of suspended Miami Lakes Mayor Michael Pizzi shows it's not easy being a prosecutor when bringing a corruption case against a public official.
Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch charged with giving performancing enhancing drugs to MLB players and minors.
Nine South Florida attorneys, including both of Scott Rothstein's former partners, have been punished in Florida Bar disciplinary proceedings.
A landlord and broker working together to transform Miami's Wynwood neighborhood are locked in a legal fight.
The NCAA agreed to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.