The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday that a medical malpractice law violates plaintiffs' constitutional right to privacy.
The Florida Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday that a medical malpractice law violates plaintiffs' constitutional right to privacy.
An appellate court Wednesday shaved $2 million from an award for a restaurant evicted from an Embassy Suites hotel.
A new ruling from a bankruptcy judge in Miami allows a trustee of an individual estate to pursue corporate alter egos.
A federal judge ruled a former Miami city budget director should not have to pay nearly half a million dollars after a jury found him liable for securities law violations.
A strongly worded order from a federal appellate court allows a whistleblower suit by a former police officer who accused two law enforcement agencies of racial profiling to proceed.
The Florida Supreme Court ruled in favor of property insurance policyholders in a Thursday decision addressing damage with two or more causes.
There's a big-dollar difference between compensatory awards for minors and those for adult children in product-liability tobacco cases.
Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. has agreed to pay a $40 million criminal penalty for deliberately polluting the ocean and covering it up, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
A federal judge has ruled that lawsuits filed against Chiquita by families of victims of Colombian paramilitaries paid by Chiquita to protect its former workers and banana farms from other paramilitary groups will be heard in the U.S., not in Colombia, as Chiquita had proposed. But nearly 2,000 additional plaintiffs first named in an amended complaint in missed the statute of limitations.
Dog owners are always liable for any injuries their pets' bites cause, a Florida appellate court ruled Wednesday.
Florida businesses have a Miami attorney to thank for staving off a 14.5 percent rate hike in workers' comp insurance premiums.
Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Gerald Bagley finds residents have standing to challenge Prive at Island Estates, a luxury project on a neighboring island in Aventura.
For lawyers assessing how Fidel Castro's death might affect economic and other relations with Cuba, the answer is a seeming paradox: It means both very little and a lot.
Fort Lauderdale attorney Brad Edwards won a $7.1 million verdict against rapper The Game.
An appellate court reversed a circuit judge who closed a case without notice to clear his docket of languishing lawsuits.
White & Case attorneys won a federal appellate court victory, with the court making the unusual move to reverse the district court without holding oral arguments.
A South Florida family that is refusing to sell a vacation townhouse to one of the world's largest timeshare companies is suing Orange County in an effort to stop the company from continuing construction on a timeshare tower just 12 feet from the townhouse.
Bad news for older condo associations: A ruling from the Third District Court of Appeal found that Florida's law governing terminations, or sale of entire condominium projects, does not automatically apply to properties built before 2007.
South Florida law firms are representing passengers on board a plane that caught fire last month on the runway in Chicago.
Flagstone Property Group is free to move forward with its mixed-use project on Watson Island, but a change in Miami law may have opened a door for future legal challenges.
An attorney who thought he had time for a quick bathroom run returned to the courtroom to find the judge granting summary judgment to opposing counsel in a premises liability case.
A judge vacated the sanctions he imposed against a Miami tobacco defense attorney for wasting a witness' time.
Two massive construction defect suits are brewing over luxury high-rise towers in downtown Miami.
West Palm Beach lawyers won a $2.55 million verdict earlier this month in a copyright infringement case.
The next step in a three-year dispute facing Prive at Island Estates: The defendants will argue the issue of standing against residents trying to halt the project.
Former Becker & Poliakoff attorney Alan Koslow was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in prison for money laundering.
A former Jupiter council woman has been sentenced to eight months jail and nearly $1 million in restitution for filing false income tax returns.
A Miami-Dade County judge has allowed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Florida's Wadsworth Huott by Pennsylvania firm Chartwell Law Offices to proceed.
Plaintiffs reach a settlement worth about $1 million with the ex-wife of digital currency exchange CEO Paul Vernon, who allegedly absconded to China with clients' money.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of mortgage lenders in a case some worry will unfairly impact homebuyers.
A Palm Beach circuit judge issues an injunction the same week construction was due to start on a $1.7 million seawall under a plan calling for a $30,000 special assessment.
A Miami-Dade judge tossed county mayor candidate Raquel Regalado's lawsuit over the election.
A class action suit against a hospital's telemarketer in Miami has survived its first obstacle: a motion to dismiss.
A state appellate court found it had "no choice but to reverse" a criminal contempt finding against foreclosure defense attorney Stuart Golant, who was handcuffed and jailed after tussling with bailiffs.
A landmark study shows firms still need to train human reviewers, despite using technology-assisted reviews for e-discovery.
Florida Supreme Court justices grilled a tobacco defense attorney on how he hoped to limit the scope of smoking litigation a decade after the landmark Engle case.
The Florida Supreme Court disciplined six attorneys, four of whom were disbarred.
A state appellate court revived a malpractice suit against attorney and former Aventura Mayor Jeffrey Perlow, accused of representing both sides in a derailed real estate deal.
Attorneys say Palm Beach County court administrators took extraordinary steps to accommodate a massive construction defect case.
After first rejecting the 66-year prison term as improper, the Fourth DCA panel changed course and affirmed 2-1.
The race for Miami-Dade County mayor just became the third county race to head to litigation during this election cycle.
Eleventh Circuit awards a Venezuelan hospital a $21 million judgment against a group the court found conspired to deceive it.
Fort Lauderdale attorneys Michael Petrucelli and Steven Osher said focusing on the facts helped defeat a $24 million medical malpractice suit against Children's Medical Center.
A Miami lawyer helped obtain a $145 million whistleblower settlement against a chain of skilled nursing facilities.
The Third DCA referred a Miami lawyer to the local professionalism panel for failing to obey court orders, file initial briefs and pay filing fees.
A law firm working out of its clients' medical practice for a Medicaid fraud case claimed the government raided its litigation war room and put the defense in jeopardy.
The aircraft maker settles allegations it bribed officials in the Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia and Mozambique to win government contracts.
Partner Michael Goldberg arranged the settlement with Citibank for money that went from EB-5 investors to the Miami owner of Vermont's Jay Peak ski resort.
Billing rates reach $950 an hour for litigators in Nissan class action.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ruled settlement offers do not have to mention attorney fees if plaintiffs lawyers never sought them.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office agreed to pay $1.7 million to the parents of an unarmed teen shot and killed by an officer.
A state appellate court refused to sanction an expert witness who reportedly showed "reckless indifference" to the truth in a criminal case.
The Miami-Dade County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation agreed to better accommodate deaf inmates as part of a settlement.
A Miami federal judge on Monday ruled against Wells Fargo in its quest to compel arbitration in a class action several years into litigation.
U-Haul International Inc. reached a $41.4 million settlement with PODS Enterprises LLC in a trademark dispute.
Former Chief Financial Officer David Schwarz of a defunct development company that fleeced 1,400 investors out of more than $300 million in a real estate investment scheme was arrested Thursday in Orlando.
Military contractor Point Blank Enterprises Inc. defeated a $10 million breach-of-contract suit over a failed bid to provide tactical vests with body armor to the U.S. government.
Major League Baseball star Albert Pujols escaped a $7.5 million libel lawsuit filed in federal court in Florida. But the cousin suing him for libel said he plans to refile in Missouri.
Miami's former independent auditor general will have another chance to prove the city discharged him as retaliation for whistleblowing.
Ford Motor Co. agrees to settle the nationwide class action with owners of Explorers made from 2011 to 2015.
A judge has determined the copyrights to the telenovela that gave birth to the current U.S. television series "Jane the Virgin" belongs to RCTV networks and not to a screenwriter who wrote it over a decade ago in Caracas, Venezuela.
Already facing state ethics harges, Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry is reversed on appeal for failing to conduct "sufficient inquiry" after a request to change attorneys in a murder case.
The future holds litigation for two Louis Vuitton companies that featured television psychic 'Miss Cleo' in a commercial.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred three attorneys involved in a secret settlement that also led to the removal of a Broward judge.
A Miami Beach developer turned out to be a nightmare tenant, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court.
A juror's Twitter rants weren't enough to secure a new trial for a plaintiff in a personal injury case.
A multimillion-dollar class action in Miami federal court accuses American Airlines of misleading passengers about profits from travel insurance sold on its website.
A Miami federal judge sentences Worldwide Entertainment's Jack Utsick in fraud touching nearly 3,000 investors.
A federal judge dismissed a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit against Florida in what the state's counsel called a test case of the DOJ's authority to bring discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The former owners of a Tampa apartment complex agreed to pay $1.8 million to the family of a visitor who was shot and killed.
Toyota owners with Takata air bags saw most of their economic loss claims against the automaker go forward Thursday.
An appellate court ruled against Publix and Cutler Bay in a zoning dispute that began as a landlord-tenant spat.
A state appellate court said Broward Circuit Judge Matthew Destry should have recused when a defendant sought to challenge his sentence as overly harsh.
A Coral Gables lawyer falsified documents and disobeyed an asset injunction, a judge found.
The debtor, construction executive Donald Kipnis, is challenging the trustee's bid to invoke the IRS' power to pursue assets outside the state's statute of limitations.
Shutts & Bowen and partner Kevin Cowan are fighting an antitrust lawsuit with a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim. They are among 14 defendants in a suit by investors alleging they rigged bids in a real estate deal.
A murky constitutional question about property owners' rights during rezoning led to strong dissent within a Florida appellate court Wednesday.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal decided to reconsider a case after the Florida Supreme Court issued instructions, then backed off. That restores a $1.8 million award in a double murder at a Plantation apartment complex.
A state appellate court reversed an $8 million verdict in an asbestos case against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and industrial manufacturer Crane Co.
The Florida Supreme Court invalidated a state elections law that kept a Miami Gardens mayoral candidate off the ballot because of a bank error.
A 50-year-old woman from the Dominican Republic is suing the Miami-Dade Corrections Department, claiming jail staff examined and photographed her genitals before misidentifying her as male and incarcerating her with more than 40 men.
United Healthcare agreed to expand its coverage of hepatitis C drugs as part of a nationwide class action settlement valued at more than $300 million.
An expensive guardianship fight involving a wealthy real estate developer has ended after a failed appeal.
KW Property Management — one of the largest property management companies in the state — is facing a Miami whistleblower lawsuit and disgruntled residents in another tower it manages.
Fired City Manager Roy Stephen Shiver is suing Opa-locka alleging wrongful termination, discrimination and violation of Florida's Whistleblower's Act.
The victim's widower is suing security companies at a Davie gated community in the home invasion slaying of a Halliburton heir. The suspect made a daring courtroom escape weeks earlier.
The University of Miami School of Law's investor rights clinic receives $107,282 from the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Regions Bank related to U.S. Pension Trust's fraudulent sale of unregistered securities in the 1990s.
A Miami Beach condo association is accused of trying to turn away a tenant on moving day and retaliating against her afterward because of her disability.
Palm Beach Circuit Judge Meenu Sasser had two notable achievements in one day — she became a finalist for an appeals court opening and was reversed by the same court.
Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel successfully argues improper venue on appeal to defeat a legal malpractice suit tied to a bank's collapse.
An appellate court rules against a 51-year-old man who never established who his father was until he wanted a cut of his estate.
A Miami lawsuit by trustee Kenneth Welt accuses Panasonic Corp. and Sanyo of price rigging.
Miami firm Lewis Tein is striking back against the Miccosukee Tribe after years of what judges have ruled frivolous litigation.
U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra certified a class in a lawsuit against digital currency exchange, Cryptsy, and CEO Paul Vernon.
PricewaterhouseCoopers on Friday settled a multibillion-dollar negligent accounting case for an undisclosed amount.
A jury returned a defense verdict for seatbelt manufacturer Takata Corp. and tire maker Michelin North America Inc. after attorneys for two disabled victims injured in a rollover crash asked for $80 million in damages.
The attorneys are permanently disbarred for arranging their opponent's drunken-driving arrest during trial. The target lost his trial bag for hours before he was released from jail.
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.
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.
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.
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.