U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga rules against a member of the tribe in a case that should apply to all.
U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga rules against a member of the tribe in a case that should apply to all.
Shutts & Bowen and partner Kevin Cowan are defendants in an antitrust lawsuit stemming from bids for a valuable section of land near Miami's Brickell City Centre development. But the firm faces a narrower case after one of the plaintiffs saw its claims dismissed.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says in a new suit that a network of fake foreclosure defense firms duped homeowners and lawyers across South Florida.
A West Palm Beach company portraying itself as a high-powered arms manufacturer duped investors while operating out of a virtual office with about $509,000 in cash, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A $5 million trial against a Donald Trump-owned golf club in Jupiter ended Tuesday with the judge asking for proposed judgments by Sept. 16.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jason Bloch has filed a lawsuit to keep his election opponent Marcia Del Rey off the ballot in the Aug. 30 judicial election.
The Florida Supreme Court's refusal to hear the case lets stand a lower court decision in favor of the high-powered real estate broker.
Sony Pictures won an appeal against a Miami man who sued over a movie based partially on his life.
The Fourth DCA revived a malpractice suit against a firm representing a feeder fund in disbarred attorney's Scott Rothstein $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme.
Venezuela's central bank has withdrawn its appeal of a lawsuit it filed against an online publication that publishes the Venezuelan black market exchange rate.
At opening statements in a $5.6 billion trial against PricewaterhouseCoopers, lawyers tussled over how hard a fraud at Colonial Bank would have been to catch.
Sports apparel manufacturer Under Armour Inc. doesn't want its name going to the dogs—the company is suing the creators of Puppy Armour, a line of athletic wear for canines.
Opening statements are set for Tuesday in a $5.5 billion case against accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers.
A Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy is not protected from litigation after he fatally shot an unarmed teenager, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.
A spate of whistleblower lawsuits accuse historically black university of discriminating against white and older employees in its police department.
Closing arguments at trial led to an appellate court's reversal of an $11 million award in a drunken driving case.
Coral Springs attorney Jordan R. Jordan scored a $13,000 victory in his five-year divorce battle.
The ugly turn at the Miss Florida USA pageant could mean a battle to show real damages for dethroned beauty queen Génesis Dávila, who filed a $15 million defamation suit against pageant organizers Monday.
New legislation on digital currency could soon follow a Miami-Dade judge's landmark ruling that Bitcoin isn't money.
One of Donald Trump's golf clubs lost a summary judgment scuffle with former members. The case is set for trial next month.
The Florida Bar filed formal complaints against Bernardo Roman III and Jose "Pepe" Herrera for pursuing frivolous claims on behalf of the Miccosukee tribe.
The dispute between a Broward multimillionaire's sons and her husband over her estate has led to an international battle.
A former municipal water treatment plant operator's $762,250 award was greatly reduced on appeal.
The Third District Court of Appeal provided clarity in a decision Wednesday on discharging lis pendens in real estate disputes.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal has wiped out most of a $2.3 million award that attorney Patrick J. Casey won from his former firm.
Lubell Rosen partner Liz Consuegra Messianu petitioned for sanctions against an outspoken critic of the probate court's guardianship system amid an ongoing dispute over a multi-million dollar estate.
A fight over attorneys' fees continues in a Miami-Dade courtroom in the case of a pregnant woman wrongly suspected of being a drug trafficker.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Catherine Brunson certified a class alleging The Gardens of Boca Raton defrauded Jewish clients who purchased burial space.
Wells Fargo Bank triumphs in a foreclosure appeal despite a predecessor lender's alleged fraudulent loan documents.
Miami attorney Carlos Loumiet won a D.C. Circuit Court appeal reinstating his $4 million in claims against the government for damaging his career.
Lucas Games spent years fighting its landlord after a legislative change forced it out of business.
Miami-Dade County Court Judge Jacqueline Schwartz has resigned amid an ethics investigation.
Florida appellate courts disagree on what insurance companies need to do to inform medical providers that they're planning to limit reimbursement of medical bills.
Handing a win to gun rights advocates, a Florida appellate court breathed new life into a lawsuit challenging a sheriff's refusal to return a gun owner's firearms without court approval.
A defendant in a Palm Beach County foreclosure suit accused Bank of America of forcing her into foreclosure by inflating premiums on lender-placed insurance.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Barbara Areces rejects the budget approved by the City Commission.
Jury instructions took center stage in a case of European beauties reportedly hired to scam bar patrons into running up high tabs.
Here are the six JNC-nominated candidates to replace Broward County Court Judge Alan Marks.
The Jacksonville Democrat is accused of fleecing a charity offering scholarships to poor students.
New York and Florida lawyers helped luxury auto company BMW AG defeat a fraud and defamation lawsuit over a derailed German acquisition.
Good news for condo associations: A new ruling clears the way to bring foreclosure suits, despite pending liens from lenders.
Shutts & Bowen prevailed on appeal in a legal malpractice case filed against the firm.
Senior judges may not serve as arbitrators, mediators or voluntary trial judges in the circuit where they preside, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Miami-Dade Circuit Court has created the first juvenile court in the country dedicated to human trafficking victims.
The Fourth DCA declined to grant a writ of mandamus over allegations of a faulty foreclosure complaint and missing certification.
Controversial Broward Circuit Judge Dale Ross is retiring after 35 years on the bench.
A Miami judge decided attorneys whose lawsuit included private medical information were protected by litigation privilege.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Jeffrey Gillen has declined a motion to wipe out four years' worth of court filings in a messy real estate business dispute.
The lawsuit filed by the late woman's children says medical records reported staff found maggots in her mouth and on a leg.
Prominent Miami litigator Ramon E. Rasco is pressing a lawsuit about a six-figure membership at the ritzy Fisher Island Club.
Honda and BMW should turn over documents related to Takata air bag problems other than explosions, a special master recommended in a small victory for the Takata litigation plaintiffs.
A Miami-Dade circuit judge is expected to rule Monday on a case of first impression in Florida, linking Bitcoin to financial crimes.
South Florida firms filed an exploding-refrigerator class action against a Pompano Beach company, following on the heels of similar litigation that ended in a $36 million settlement.
The Fourth DCA wipes out a ruling creating a defendant class in a suit over charges for medical records for insurance claims.
The Edwards Cos. buys land needed for its nine-acre Atlantic Crossing development, but the Ohio-based builder is still caught up in litigation with Delray Beach on project approval.
South Florida law firm Kluger Kaplan filed a complaint against an Aventura nursing home for allegedly allowing workers to steal $2.5 million from a patient.
An appellate court denied the city of Miami's petition to disqualify a Miami-Dade Circuit judge from hearing litigation over the Miami International Boat Show.
A Miami federal judge moved claims forward against Subaru in the Takata air bag economic loss litigation.
Three attorneys face sanctions in a messy probate case, while one is the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc. agreed to expand coverage of a breakthrough cure for Hepatitis C to about 2,000 policyholders as part of a settlement negotiated by Miami lawyers.
Akerman partner Whitney Untiedt was recognized for leading pro bono work for juveniles seeking resentencing based on a Florida Supreme Court decision.
'I believe in forced labor' when it comes to improving access to justice for the poor, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said.
A new federal lawsuit claims the Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation violates the rights of deaf inmates.
A legal battle has been brewing between the founders of Bal Harbour Shops and Village Vice Mayor Patricia Cohen.
AutoNation faces a class action lawsuit in Broward Circuit Court claiming its service department charges cryptic shop supply costs.
Broward County Court Judge Nina Di Pietro is named in a conflict of interest complaint filed with state judicial watchdogs, and a judge lifts her husband's suspension from the Broward Health board.
Members of legendary rock band Led Zeppelin face a May 10 trial over claims that they ripped off another artist to make the iconic song “Stairway to Heaven.”
Sick Florida smokers may seek punitive damages under negligence and strict liability theories in lawsuits against cigarette makers, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
Bacardi Ltd. is asking a federal judge in Washington to revive its lawsuit challenging Cuba's Havana Club trademark in the United States.
A long-running legal fee dispute between two Miami criminal defense attorneys culminates in a jury award of $800,000 for lawyer Nathan Diamond.
Attorneys in Miami and Chicago are suing Boeing Co. on behalf of the families of passengers who disappeared on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 two years ago.
The Third District Court of Appeal backs a Hialeah ordinance that keeps street vendors from displaying their goods and staying in one place.
Florida Department of Children and Families employees cannot necessarily be held liable for abuse of adoptive children just because there are foster children in the same home, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.
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.
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.
Boca Raton attorney Paul Geller's resume is chock-full of one phrase: "largest-ever settlement."
Ginnis & Krathen attorneys secured the pre-suit settlement for three seniors whose car was rear-ended at an intersection by a drunken driver.
Foreclosure defense attorney Tom Ice launched an online portal to offer free and low-cost legal services, including packages with per-minute prices.
The Fourth DCA had strong words for plaintiffs attorneys who "pushed the envelope" in a high-dollar tobacco case.
The Fourth DCA found $5,000 is not too steep a price to pay for a misdemeanor prostitution penalty.
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.
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.
An attorney and rabbi is suing the Palm Beach School District over its teachings about Islam and evolution.
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.
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.
U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno ruled Wednesday in the Takata air bag multidistrict litigation, denying in part Takata's and Honda's motions to dismiss drivers' economic loss claims.
Lawyers for Podhurst Orseck are accusing Greenspoon Marder lawyers of egregious conduct by filing the charging lien after withdrawing from the case before trial.
A Miami judge stays hundreds of thousands of red light camera tickets and asks the Third District Court of Appeal to take a look at the issue.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Jonathan Pollard helps reverse a noncompete injunction against an IT company looking to do business with famed motivational speaker Tony Robbins.
A Miami jury awarded $301,000 to Joey Malvaes, who had an experience that was indeed "miles away from ordinary" after taking a Corona Extra bottle out of its case at a family Christmas party in 2013, which then exploded in his hand.
A retrial is ordered in a bad faith claim against Geico after a federal judge erases the company's attorney-client privilege claim to more than 100 pages of documents.
The jury award goes to a former Royal Caribbean crew member who developed kidney trouble at sea and didn't understand what doctors found when she was treated in Portugal.
Miami aviation attorney Steven Marks settles a malpractice suit with an insurance company seeking to recover a $2 million payment in a helicopter crash involving billionaire developer Jeffrey Soffer.
A fair housing nonprofit is suing Jungle Island and the city of Miami for charging $2,200 for a ramp for an event honoring people with disabilities.
Claims stay alive in a lawsuit by residents challenging plans to develop a condo tower that would carry traffic through their affluent single-family neighborhood.
Attorneys for Takata and several major automakers argue vehicle owners who allege they took an economic hit by buying cars with defective Takata air bags should take advantage of a mass recall.
A former litigation practice group leader at Roetzel & Andress in Naples has filed suit against the Ohio-based law firm, accusing it of trying to enforce a noncompete agreement banned by the Florida Bar.
South Florida is getting a piece of the litigation action against embattled fantasy sports sites with the lawsuit filed in Miami federal court.
Civil rights lawyer Alan Dershowitz, a defendant in a defamation case, initially used the deposition to attack the plaintiff lawyers.
In an apparent tactical move, retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz offers to settle a defamation case filed against him by a Fort Lauderdale lawyer and a Utah law professor.
A Fort Lauderdale attorney won a $3.2 million verdict for a client who suffered orthopedic and brain injuries after a tractor-trailer accident.
Miami attorney Paul Kunz said a lawsuit was the only way he could get his child's kindergarten class down to 18 students.
The Third District Court of Appeal sides with a man wrongly accused of being a deadbeat dad. The state Revenue Department was off by a middle initial.
A former Tampa Bay Buccaneer who claims he contracted a drug-resistant staph infection at the team's training camp wins the right to pursue his claim in state court.
Bounced from the Broward circuit bench by the Florida Supreme Court, Laura Watson now faces Florida Bar disciplinary action that could result in the suspension or loss of her law license.
The owner of a Miami mortgage company has been sentenced for running a $64 million mortgage fraud scheme.
The Daily Business Review will recognize eight law firms in the third annual Litigation Department of the Year Awards at a ceremony Nov. 17 in Miami.
Becker & Poliakoff is accused of helping Robert Oesterlund move assets offshore while he was the target of a state fraud investigation.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Valerie Manno Schurr is the latest in a slew of judges to be bounced off a bitter custody suit involving former Miami attorney Frank Amsalem.
A legal malpractice suit accuses a Fort Lauderdale law firm of helping a client defraud a cleaning technology company of $2 million.
Miami-based firm opens its third office in Texas and hires two litigators.
Coral Gables attorney Eduardo Palmer defeated Italy's request for the extradition of an Orlando pizza maker on drug-trafficking charges.
The Florida Bar finds probable cause to launch a formal ethics investigation into Miami attorneys Jose "Pepe" Herrera and Ramon Rodriguez for their role in a lawsuit against the Miccosukee tribe.
A covert settlement, misappropriation of business funds, a $65,000 client loan and fraudulent tax returns made the list of violations that landed eight South Florida attorneys in ethical hot water.