Rival luxury real estate auction houses tussle over defamation.
Rival luxury real estate auction houses tussle over defamation.
A federal magistrate has preliminarily approved three settlements totaling nearly $15 million in a national class action accusing mortgage servicers of taking kickbacks from residential insurers.
An $8.3 million agreement would resolve complaints over unsolicited text messages triggered by sweepstakes entries.
The Third District Court of Appeal rules Guy Lewis and Michael Tein cannot sue the Miccosukee tribe for destroying their Miami law firm.
Attorneys Marc Wites and Harry Shevin win the award for the young daughter of a customer who was killed looking for a part at Rechtien International Trucks.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal rules that investors suing David Stern cannot pursue their case in state court after being dismissed by a federal judge.
A June U.S. Supreme Court decision does not change the SEC's ability to pursue its disgorgement claims against the estate of disgraced businessman David Brooks.
After a divided appeals court sided with Gov. Rick Scott, a battle about his 2015 veto of pay raises for state firefighters could be decided by the Florida Supreme Court.
It's not unusual for lawyers representing death row prisoners whose execution dates have been set to file last-minute appeals to try to get more time to argue about why their clients should be spared.
The case highlights the challenges of showing consumers didn't get the benefit of their bargain.
A federal judge has called for the return of 11,000 bitcoins, in a decision considered the first of its kind.
A divided court ruled against investors who claimed lenders duped them into purchasing 123 rundown condos.
A federal court tossed former Broward Circuit Judge Laura Watson's lawsuit against attorneys who worked on her discipline cases.
A Tampa jury sides with the cigarette maker in the case of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer at 51.
Pitchmen told victims that an ex-Apple CEO and the "Dog Whisperer" were financial backers in health care and smartphone gaming companies.
U.S. District Judge Judith E. Levy appointed South Florida attorney Theodore "Ted" Leopold and Michigan litigator Michael Pitt interim co-lead class counsel for residents suing over contaminated drinking water in Flint.
Wednesday's round of appellate decisions appeared to contain good news for defense attorneys seeking guidance on "standing." It didn't.
The Fourth District Court of Appeal affirms the conviction of polo millionaire John Goodman after a retrial in a 2010 fatal collision.
A state appellate court ruled against bankruptcy trustee and fiduciary Barry Mukamal in his suit against his former firm, Marcum LLP, and chairman and CEO Jeffrey Weiner.
A Honda engineer who was involved in a 1999 Takata air bag test and sent emails calling himself "a witness in the dark" to inflator problems should be compelled to testify, a special master recommended.
Initiation of foreclosure proceedings does not rise to the level of "irreparable harm" sufficent to justify a temporary injunction, the Fourth DCA ruled.
The Fourth DCA found Riverside Hotel wasn't negligent in the death of a pregnant guest, killed when a drunk driver smashed a car into a poolside cabana.
The former Wall Street hedge fund employee stole his ex-coworkers' identities to get fraudulent loans, according to prosecutors.
A Fort Lauderdale lawyer's ex-wife wanted to have his new spouse cover her court costs.
Bankruptcy trustee Barry Mukamal "righted the ship" for a troubled homeowners' association before getting it an $11 million settlement.
The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is designed to protect consumers, but it's doing the opposite for some attorneys.
Florida Supreme Court Justice R. Fred Lewis tells the governor he is treating homeowners in a 15-year legal battle like "yo-yos."
At tonight's Major League Baseball All-Star Game in Miami, umpire Angel Hernandez will work at first base. Hernandez recently sued MLB and commissioner Rob Manfred for racial discrimination.
Florida courts have detailed rules requiring openness in litigation.
Civil rights activists are challenging President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud in Miami federal court.
A California dentist's gym records foiled his alleged plans to avoid paying a $2.2 million judgment against him by claiming Florida homestead protection.
Retired Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and other high-profile investors win $23 million in interest to pile on top of a $44 million verdict over a failed real estate deal.
An adult entertainment club in the Florida panhandle is being sued by the EEOC for allegedly refusing to hire a male bartender. The club, Sammy's, subsequently hired at least two female bartenders at the club's Fort Walton Beach location, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The agency said in a statement that "employers must realize that no person, male or female, can be denied employment based on sex." A representative for Sammy's wasn't immediately reached for comment.
U.S. District Judge Darrin Gayles approved a $150 million settlement to benefit immigrant investors.
A referee found Bernardo Roman guilty on nearly all counts brought by the Florida Bar.
He won a $3.2 million judgment from a defunct defendant. The trick was in collecting.
New fallout from old rulings by Broward Circuit Judge Cynthia Imperato, who resigned last year after a 2013 DUI arrest: A state appellate court found the judge "made several significant errors" in adjudicating a business dispute, including "walking off the bench mid-hearing."
The court is set to decide whether Gov. Rick Scott overstepped his authority by reassigning cases of a state attorney who said she won't seek the death penalty.
Greenspoon Marder attorneys beat back a fraudulent inducement lawsuit against developers accused of duping investors out of $12 million on a failed Fort Lauderdale project.
Good news for wealthy Miami businessman Leonidas Ortega Trujillo: A U.S. bankruptcy judge discharged a $600 million judgment against him, but the ruling is likely to be appealed.
Holland & Knight is accused of violating three professional conduct rules in a motion filed last week to disqualify the firm from representing one of the nation's largest financial institutions in cases related to the estate of a deceased Coral Gables man.
Consumer litigation against major automakers moves forward after Takata seeks bankruptcy protection.
A state appellate court found Judge William Roby should have recused himself from a hearing in which he imposed criminal contempt order against a foreclosure attorney.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman cited rock 'n' roll and country lyrics in his ruling on a noise ordinance dispute in Miami Beach.
The Florida Supreme Court says home rule doesn't overcome protections in state law for police officers accused of misconduct.
The law firms are asking the justices to rule Gov. Scott acted unconstitutionally when he vetoed $37 million in citrus tree compensation.
A blind customer's lawsuit against Winn-Dixie Stores over website accessibility was the first case of its kind tried in the U.S.
Sixteen homeless plaintiffs filed suit in federal court against Fort Lauderdale, claiming the city violated their constitutional rights by trashing their possessions.
A federal judge in D.C. has cleared the way for Miami attorney Carlos Loumiet to bring Bivens and FTCA claims against the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and investigators.
Plaintiffs claim Miami developers David and Michael Adler squeezed an Israeli company out of royalties and licensing fees for a technology converting coaxial cable to fiber optics.
Q Club Hotel LLC appeared cornered when condominium owners won class certification in a suit over soaring maintenance fees.
A federal appeals court allows a class action to move forward in Alabama state court while Florida plaintiffs pursue similar litigation in federal and state courts.
Coral Springs attorney Mitchel Chusid filed a class action lawsuit to force Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association to cover his wife's $15,600-per-month cancer medication.
A business owner looking to occupy space in two commercial buildings in Opa-locka said he paid thousands extra to city officials seeking bribes.
A new lawsuit filed in federal court in Miami accuses Burger King Corp. of deceiving lenders.
A class action lawsuit filed in Fort Lauderdale alleges a company used lead-scraping software to send unsolicited text messages to real estate professionals.
Bad news for a real estate investor who assumed an enforceable arbitration clause compelled a trial court to dismiss fraud claims against him.
A car plowed into the outdoor dining area of Lemoni Cafe after the sidewalk eatery had been cited twice for operating illegally.
Chinese drywall manufacturer and distributor Knauf Plasterboard (Tianjin) Co. Ltd. and Knauf GIPS KG won't have to disclose to current plaintiffs how much punitive damages they paid in a post-judgment settlement with Coconut Grove homeowners.
A plaintiffs attorney called Gov. Rick Scott's reason for vetoing a $37 million appropriation "fake news."
Firm attorneys and staff say they spent more than 2,000 pro bono hours on a zoning dispute that settled late last month.
A Miami judge has already ruled the retailer is overtaxing customers on discounted merchandise.
The real estate mogul who grew wealthy building federal offices is fighting the Palm Beach County property appraiser over taxes on a $24 million Manalapan mansion.
The Miami Beach hotel didn't tell the couple their reserved ballroom was shut down for safety violations until hours before their wedding.
Jonathan Perlman of Genovese Joblove & Battista reported that a Pompano Beach complex contained 80 businesses but a "complete commingling of monies."
Elizabeth Goings, the attorney representing former real estate lawyer Frank Amsalem's ex-wife, has been pulled in as a defendant in the former couple's 14-year custody battle.
A Florida attorney will defend himself against the accusation that he participated in fraud by deposing billionaire Ike Perlmutter as a way to collect his DNA.
Target agrees to pay more than $18 milliion nationally for the loss of customer information in a large-scale 2013 data breach.
Toyota, Subaru, Mazda and BMW agree to the settlement affecting more than 15 million consumers.
Attorney-developer Dennis Eisinger wants to ban tobacco smoking in Florida condominiums.
Some Floridians have been seeing red after receiving traffic tickets based on footage reviewed by private companies.
The son of one of the richest people in the world was held in civil contempt for making no moves to pay his Miami lawyers.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions orders federal prosecutors to charge as tough as they can and get a supervisor's approval for exceptions, reversing an Obama-era policy.
Here's a cautionary tale about serving court documents: There's probably no one named "Lazareth Fracis."
A former client has sued Greenberg Traurig alleging the firm switched sides and used its knowledge of privileged intellectual property information from previous patent work to attempt to invalidate a patent for a new client's benefit.
Bankruptcy trustees in Tampa won an order to obtain Regions Bank documents after the collapse of a 25-state temporary staffing company.
Prominent real estate developer R. Donahue Peebles escaped a $423,100 judgment against him for a real estate broker who claimed he defrauded her of a six-figure commission.
A Fort Lauderdale federal judge has to decide whether the Democratic National Committee can be sued by donors who don't feel it met its promise to be "evenhanded and impartial."
A South Florida golf club operator wants sanctions against a Canadian developer who it claims used a high-profile law firm to lie in court about a derailed roughly $6 million land deal for 152 lots in Tamarac.
The verdict ends the second trial between the SEC and BBX.
A putative class action has been filed against the ill-fated Fyre Festival, an event in the Bahamas that was supposed to be an epic mixture of music, entertainment, food and adventure.
The SEC argued BBX CEO Alan Levan lied, and the defense called the SEC "morally reprehensible."
Berkadia Commercial Mortgage, JPMorgan Chase Bank and plaintiff Pinwick Realty Partners settle their dispute over a derailed $9.7 million real estate trade involving a Burlington Coat Factory site.
Miami developer Dadeland Station Associates Ltd. successfully argued it was still a renter, and therefore not liable for property taxes, on a site where it holds a 90-year lease.
Two South Florida law firms face allegations of professional negligence in their representation of a property association.
A new startup and a 30-year-old law firm are duking it out over business practices.
It was up to a state appellate court to determine who'd won attorneys' fees in a contentious Miami condo association fight that cycled through three judges and multiple receivers.
Three former U.S. solicitors general, current and former district attorneys and two former American Bar Association presidents have their names on a brief challenging the removal by Gov. Rick Scott.
Two courts have now weighed in on multiple tort claims arising from a parking dispute involving former minor league pitcher Neiman Nix and a Miami Beach condominium association in a case spotlighting potential legal pitfalls for associations and the tenants who lease from their unit owners.
Miami defense attorneys were thrilled when a copyright infringement case was tossed mid-trial by a furious federal judge.
Andrew C. Hall helped change the law to make it possible to sue a state sponsor of terrorism in U.S. federal court.
When Miami ordered Babylon International Inc. to repair a run-down building or face its demolition, the property owner took it up on the offer.
Investors who lost millions on a luxury project right before the housing market collapsed couldn't convince the courts to rule in their favor against the man who brought them into the deal.
Miami Republican Frank Artiles quits under pressure after making vulgar and racially charged comments about fellow senators.
A Davie attorney claims he got unpredictability instead of reliability when he paid extra for a Tesla sedan with an autopilot option.
Christopher Keays, a native of Scotland, was 27 years old and fresh out of the maritime academy in the summer of 2013 when he got "the chance of a lifetime" to work on a ship, as a junior engineer with the Caribbean Princess. Today he is a millionaire. A federal judge in Miami awarded Keays $1 million Wednesday for blowing the whistle on the Princess Cruise Lines' illegal dumping of oily waste into the ocean.
After years of litigation, a patient Miami developer acquired a prime parcel in Wynwood for about $400,000 below the purchase price in his lease.
The Florida Supreme Court decision should end the summary dismissal of dependency petitions from young immigrants seeking U.S. residency.
A judge ruled a federally employed OB-GYN lied about offering a cesarean section to a teen whose baby was then born with severe brain damage.
Defeating a motion to dismiss, HSBC Bank USA N.A. can move ahead with its appeal of part of a circuit court ruling that left it facing sanctions for "unclean hands" in a foreclosure case.
Borrowers seeking attorneys' fees on appeal can't have it both ways when it comes to lenders' legal standing to foreclose.
The settlement fund will help complete construction projects to secure investors' immigration status.
A Trump company fighting a roughly $32,500 bill could end up paying more than 10 times as much in litigation costs.
Colin Veitch claims Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings' response to his first defamation lawsuit was also defamatory.
A Coral Gables firm obtained settlements for two women who were blinded by a procedure they believed was a clinical trial for stem-cell therapy.
A ruling from the Fourth District Court of Appeal clarifies that a witness authenticating business records doesn't have to have prepared those documents in order to survive defense efforts to characterize the evidence as inadmissible hearsay.
A dictionary's definition of "proceeding" featured prominently in arguments before the Florida Supreme Court in a construction contractor's suit against its insurer.
An appeals court ruling and the first-ever class certification decision under the Medicare Secondary Payer law paves the way for potentially huge recoveries.
The Florida Supreme Court rejects a tobacco company's argument that federal law preempts state law claims in smoker lawsuits.
Broward Circuit Judge Carlos A. Rodriguez's ruling was "incorrect on all counts" in a spat over a deficiency judgment, according to a state appellate court.
Premier Parks LLC won its legal battle over a proposed Fort Lauderdale water park. Now comes the wait.
A loophole on the Sunbiz website is allowing scammers to steal corporate identities for real estate fraud.
A solo attorney and his former firm are fighting in court over a $1.2 million referral fee in a whistleblower case.
Kesner Joaseus did brisk real estate rental business across South Florida, except federal prosecutors say the properties weren't his to rent.
Businesses in Miami enterprise zones will pursue more than $30 million in property tax exemptions from the city.
Two Russian brothers have filed a legal malpractice suit against Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur and its Naples managing partner alleging they should have disclosed the existence of millions of dollars in real estate judgments against another client before the brothers invested $5 million with him.
You won't believe what lawyers suing BuzzFeed in Miami court attached to a recent filing.
Foreclosure standing, the sticking point that derailed hundreds of lender lawsuits, tripped up a trial judge who dismissed a foreclosure action against two homeowners, the Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled.
The nationwide lawsuit claims a pricey car marketed for racing instead dangerously overheats at high speeds.
Barbs were thrown between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Miami attorney Eugene Stearns as civil trial began over a Florida bank's 2007 disclosures.
The underlying case involves a foreclosed property that also has $328,000 in outstanding code enforcement liens.
A landlord-tenant standoff at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is headed into mediation.
Former BankAtlantic CEO Alan Levan says he's ready to confront a Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit that's headed to a retrial after appeal.
An appeals court sided with State Farm Florida in a dispute about whether policy information submitted to state regulators is a "trade secret" and should be shielded from public disclosure.
New case law clarifies the statute of limitations for foreclosure of municipal liens on real estate.
The issue of foreclosing on equitable liens on homesteads to prevent unjust enrichment takes center stage in a case of siblings battling over their dead parents' real estate.
Exxon Mobil asked for a judge to order Venezuela to pay the more than $188.3 million the company says it is still owed related to the 2007 expropriation of the company's oil assets, after a tribunal recently annulled most of $1.4 billion award.
The Third District Court of Appeal rejects a constitutional challenge to Palmetto Bay's charter in a growth dispute with the private Alexeander School.
An $8.3 million judgment against Margate-based mortgage company Outreach Housing LLC for allegedly defrauding clients facing foreclosure after the housing market collapse has been overturned.
South Florida attorneys won a $46.5 million verdict in a medical malpractice case.
A Florida judge on Friday denied a "stand your ground" defense for a retired Florida police officer who fatally shot a man in a movie theater over texting, which means the 74-year-old could stand trial on second-degree murder charges.
A Brazilian former race car driver is ignoring a lawsuit filed against him in Miami — forcing the judge and opposing counsel to take unusual steps.
Greenberg is last of four law firms to settle a legal malpractice suit filed in 2009 by Dyadic International.
A specialty finance company is hailing a federal judge's denial of class certification in a lawsuit against it as a victory for condo and homeowners' associations looking to have new buyers cover delinquent assessments.
Honda won a small victory in the heated dispute over documents in the Takata air bag litigation.
A Fort Lauderdale bankruptcy attorney who appeared in political ads opposing Donald Trump wants the right to opt out of the settlement deal.
Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Eric Hendon found it "incredulous" that the buyer and seller of a $39 million property "forgot" the real estate brokerage that introduced the deal.
Twin NFL players Maurkice and Mike Pouncey settled a lawsuit alleging they beat up a gay man in a Miami Beach nightclub.
The death of a congregant who agreed to donate valuable Boca Raton land for a synagogue produces a lawsuit saying his son is pushing the city to lease the land for a parking lot.
Plaintiffs attorneys describe the strategy behind a nearly $44 million verdict for former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and other prominent investors against Wachovia Mortgage Corp.
A Fort Lauderdale jury has returned a nearly $44 million verdict for former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and a group of prominent investors who accused Wachovia Mortgage Corp. of costing them millions on a failed real estate project.
The verdict reached Monday is the largest jury award ever for the city of Ocala and plaintiffs lawyers are confident they'll collect.
The arbitration provision in a broker-salesperson agreement is a threshold issue in a fight over a six-figure commission from a $27 million sale.
A Miami federal judge wants to move civil claims against Takata toward a swift resolution now that the manufacturer has pleaded guilty to concealing a defect in its air bags.
A state appellate court reinstated a franchisee's defamation claim against Arizona-based Cold Stone Creamery Inc. in a spat over a CNBC exposé.
A nearly $44 million investor suit by billionaire Wayne Huizenga, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino and others accuses Wachovia Mortgage Corp of fumbling a luxe condo development.
Real estate and abortion have intersected in Florida's highest court, as a neighbor in a medical complex has attempted to use a restriction in the property's deed to block Planned Parenthood from performing outpatient surgeries.
A first-in-the-nation decision from a Florida appellate court may have a wide-reaching impact on plaintiffs whose spouses died years after exposure to harmful products.
The Federal Trade Commission is cracking down on companies who allegedly aid illegal telemarketing.
A complex web of litigation involving national mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and CitiMortgage Inc. squeezed a real estate investor out of what initially seemed like a lucrative deal.
JLL faces a former executive's age-discrimination lawsuit.
Mishandling $500 in a landlord-tenant dispute led to a one-year suspension for attorney Michael E. Wynn.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday imposed a temporary injunction on a law that mandates a 24-hour delay for women seeking abortions.
A Coral Gables firm is suing the Florida Department of Transportation for failing to properly maintain the orange express lane poles on I-95.
The family of Subway co-founder Fred DeLuca won more than $10 million in damages after nearly a decade of litigation over a failed real estate project.
A Jupiter general contractor allegedly sent his father's caregiver to attend mediation on his behalf in a construction defect case.
Legal giant David Boies is going after Backpage.com for its alleged involvement in child sex trafficking.
Residents of a high-end Miami Beach community filed a 1 a.m. motion to intervene in litigation on the city's behalf, reframing a business owner's constitutional challenge into a zoning matter.
A state appellate court reversed itself on the application of Florida's lis pendens statute after a rehearing supported by several amicus briefs.
The rap star is suing his former law firm over a $7 million loss to a Miami legal team representing a Pembroke Pines woman.
Foreclosure defense attorney Bruce Jacobs is taking on a new role in a Miami-Dade courtroom: political maneuverer.
In a ruling that could have implications for medical malpractice cases across the state, the Florida Supreme Court said a Jacksonville hospital system was required to provide records to a patient's family because of a 2004 constitutional amendment.
The Third District Court of Appeal rejects the employment question on a request for unemployment benefits.
A Florida golf club linked to President Donald Trump must pay $5.7 million to patrons who wanted their membership dues refunded.
Theresa Batson wanted it done correctly so she did it herself, appearing pro se on appeal and blaming ineffective counsel for her sentence in a murder-for-hire case.
The law firm and two shareholders are being sued by a former client after a $25 million land deal collapsed.
The Florida Supreme Court rules attorney fees may not be limited by a claims bill if the limitation impairs the contract between the law firm and client.
Attorneys respond to calls from travelers who were held up trying to return to the United States after President Donald Trump orders a crackdown on immigrants.
Federal court claims of uncontrollable bleeding caused by the blood thinner Eliquis are headed toward consolidation — but a panel must choose whether the case will be heard in New York.
Can the legislature prevent judicial enforcement of the Constitution? That's the question at the center of Florida's long-running citrus canker dispute.
The litigated Prive at Island Estates project lands a $102 million construction loan, which guarantees completion of the project fought by neighbors.
A lawsuit filed by unit owners of a condo hotel over fees for renovations was dismissed by a judge who came into the case just before trial.
A legal malpractice suit against foreclosure defense attorney Robert Lithman and two associated firms has new life after the Fourth District Court of Appeal allowed one of the plaintiffs to move forward with the litigation.
A Florida appellate judge who just reached retirement age took an opportunity Wednesday to rail against courts' deference to administrative agency decisions.
An industry nuance tipped the scales for a real estate agent looking to collect an $80,000 sales commission.
Its cases draw broad media coverage, but Boca Raton-based Saxena White prefers to stay out of the spotlight.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi filed an enforcement action against two tobacco companies that have allegedly failed to pay millions of dollars required by a 1997 settlement.
A ruling for from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit provides new guidance for handling circumstantial evidence in securities fraud cases.
Attorneys reflect on the court battles that played a role in ending the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Saxena White is helping lead securities cases filed after the disclosure that bank employees created 2 million unauthorized accounts to meet goals.
The Kardashian sisters lost an appeal Wednesday that a punny federal circuit judge powdered with makeup puns.
An appellate court ruled in favor of an exclusive country club on a private island in a tax fight with the island village's government.
Litigation is brewing between a Miami Beach cafe and the city over a noise ordinance injunction.
A class action litigated by South Florida attorney Marc Wites alleges national mortgage lender Quicken Loans Inc. violated the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
Elimination of the so-called "wet-foot, dry-foot" policy that gave Cuban immigrants an automatic path to citizenship once they reached U.S. shores will deal a heavy blow to many small and solo immigration law firms in South Florida and other places where many Cubans live.
Takata's $1 billion settlement with the U.S. government over defective air bags will not affect the nationwide class action against the company and automakers, according to plaintiffs counsel in the civil case.
The Florida Bar Wednesday filed ethics charges against attorney Ramon Manuel Rodriguez, accused of knowingly filing and prosecuting a frivolous perjury case against opposing counsel at Lewis Tein.
The post-settlement litigation continues in the defamation case involving retired Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz.
The Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rules liability insurance does not cover legal fees when a policyholder waits — and waits — to notify the insurer of the litigation.
In an issue of first impression, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit examines whether circuit courts have jurisdiction to hear direct appeals from bankruptcy court.
A Miami attorney destroyed evidence then spent two years derailing a former client's efforts to recover those documents, according to a ruling by Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Bronwyn Miller.
A former newspaper publisher is among four South Florida businessmen charged in a $10 million mortgage fraud.
A criminal history is not enough to stop a name change for a Florida man looking to pay homage to a Robin Hood-type figure from a 1960s television series.
Miami attorneys tell the story of how they recovered millions of dollars for victims of a Ponzi scheme whose mastermind squandered all but $28,000.
A verdict for a restaurant in a labor and employment case is being hailed as a victory for opponents of an Obama administration proposal to increase the number of employees eligible for overtime pay.
A deadline missed by one business day put a Miami real estate investor on the losing end of a yearlong foreclosure battle.
Halliburton Co. agreed to a $100 million securities fraud settlement in a case brought by Boies Schiller & Flexner.
A healthy juice shop in Sunny Isles Beach prevailed in a legal dispute that could've resulted in the shop's eviction.
Geico acted in bad faith by failing to settle a claim against a policyholder quickly enough to avoid litigation, a Miami federal jury found.
A former Florida Bar president is representing the ousted CEO of Broward Health in a lawsuit against the hospital system.
Palm Beach County cannot force municipalities to help fund a countywide corruption-busting program, an appellate court ruled Wednesday.
An appellate court revived a lease dispute over Trump National Doral Miami because the trial judge did not explain his decision.
An appellate court ruled a Palm Beach Circuit judge should not be disqualified from a case for making a comment about "Italian folks" that developer Anthony Pugliese said he found offensive.
The state asked a federal judge to reconsider his decision that Florida violated a $1 billion gambling agreement with the Seminole Tribe.
Jameis Winston and a former Florida State classmate have reached a confidential settlement on her rape claim against him.
An appellate court reversed findings in favor of Miami Beach on playground and landscaping defects in South Pointe Park.
A Miami state court lawsuit filed Monday alleges Wells Fargo and its employees helped swindle film production financiers out of millions of dollars.
Hundreds of unit owners at the Fort Lauderdale beach condo-hotel are suing the property owner for allegedly overcharging them millions of dollars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Florida law firms are representing passengers on board a plane that caught fire last month on the runway in Chicago.
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.
Two massive construction defect suits are brewing over luxury high-rise towers in downtown Miami.
A judge vacated the sanctions he imposed against a Miami tobacco defense attorney for wasting a witness' time.
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.
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 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.
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.