Lawyers for Podhurst Orseck are accusing Greenspoon Marder lawyers of egregious conduct by filing the charging lien after withdrawing from the case before trial.
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.
U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola vacates a $1.3 million default judgment against a hotel owner, finding that the defendant didn't receive notice of the suit until it was resolved.
Circuit Judge John Contini is moving to family court Monday after prosecutors argued his sentences are biased toward defendants.
The Ferraro Law Firm has received a $17 million verdict for a Miami man dying of asbestos exposure.
A team of Fort Lauderdale attorneys with Boies, Schiller & Flexner help reach the deal with a financial services company accused of breaching its obligation to investors.
A federal judge in Miami rejects a motion by Caterpillar to move a $50 million case to Brazil, calling it a "last-ditch effort" by the company. A Brazilian power plant operator claims faulty Caterpillar generators exploded.
Attorney Frederick Keitel still wants Palm Beach Circuit Judge Meenu Sasser thrown off his commercial foreclocsure case even through an appeals court has denied the request.
Jupiter-based Dyadic International reaches a seven-figure settlement with Moscowitz & Moscowitz after suing three law firms and its former accounting firm.
West Palm Beach attorney L. Louis Mrachek and his law firm await sanctions after a bankruptcy judge found the firm pursued a 'vindictive' motion to disqualify opposing counsel.
Attorney Adam Schachter successfully defended a lawsuit in Miami federal court against a Beverly Hills hotel over a contract for energy-efficient light fixtures.
In expansion mode, Fort Lauderdale-based Greenspoon Marder has launched a criminal practice area led by Miami attorney David Kubiliun.
Akerman is offering a moot court service that allows appellate attorneys to practice oral arguments before a panel of former judges.
Miami attorney Elizabeth Beck outraged celebrity developer Donald Trump by asking for a break in a 2011 deposition to pump breast milk for her 3-month-old baby.
Attorney Mike Pike convinced a Palm Beach circuit judge to drop a weapons ban against National Enquirer heir Paul Pope, who was the target of an injunction obtained after he was accused of stalking his mother.
David O. Markus and Margot Moss won an acquittal for a client who was accused of ordering the drug methylone, known as "Molly," over the Internet from China.
A 66-year-old west Broward woman who developed oral cancer from smoking obtained a $14.5 million verdict against Philip Morris USA in Miami-Dade Circuit Court.
Attorneys Daniel Vielleville and Peter Berlowe represent a Weston resident who received a severance package in Venezuelan bolivars instead of dollars.
Boies Schiller attorneys Sigrid S. McCawley and Lauren Fleischer Louis are part of a legal team claiming sponsor organizations have colluded to keep au pair wages at $4.35 an hour.
Herssein Law Group blames the firing of 15 employees in Miami and Tampa on an alleged breach of contract by United Services Automobile Association for PIP defense work.
Miami Beach investor Sam Herzberg has made millions in the real estate boom, but a lawsuit claims he's shorting the Miami Marlins on a bill for season tickets.
A state appeals panel barred a bankruptcy real estate buyer from a foreclosure case involving the same property, and a dissenter calls for sanctions against the buyer's lawyer, Thomas Ice.
It looks like Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley won't be collecting a $2.5 million payday in a medical malpractice law litigated since 1999.
A team of South Florida attorneys wins the award for the family of a smoker who died of oral cancer.
Singer Enrique Iglesias and his attorneys from Roy Black's high-powered law firm have a court date in Miami to answer charges the Grammy Award winner swapped seats with a passenger after a traffic stop.
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.
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 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.
A South Florida courtroom will be closed to the media and public when undercover FBI employees testify in an upcoming terrorism support case.
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.
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.