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  • June 22, 2017

    Challenge To Fla. Island Development Rights Ruled Too Late

    As construction on the luxurious Prive Island Estates condominiums nears completion just north of Miami, its developer has won a key ruling in Florida state court that neighboring homeowners acted too late to challenge his building rights, but the homeowners say the fight is far from over.

  • June 22, 2017

    Investors Call Coworking Startup Bar Works A Ponzi Scheme

    Bar Works, a startup that purports to be in the shared-workspace business, is now the subject of at least two lawsuits from investors who call it a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme.

  • June 22, 2017

    Tobacco Cos. Ask Fla. Justices To Weigh In On Atty Fee Row

    Philip Morris USA Inc. and Liggett Group LLC asked the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday to reverse the award of attorneys' fees and costs for a smoker who won a $35 million jury award, arguing that the lower courts of appeal are divided on whether or not email service is required to comply with the offer of judgment statute.

  • June 22, 2017

    Honda Asks To Use Takata Guilty Plea In Its Air Bag Defense

    American Honda Motor Co. on Wednesday asked the Florida federal court overseeing the multidistrict litigation over Takata’s potentially deadly air bags to let it use Takata’s criminal guilty plea as part of its defense, saying that the facts therein are crucial to its arguments.

  • June 22, 2017

    11th Circ. Keeps Health Workers’ Convictions In $63M Fraud

    Two Florida mental health counselors convicted of conspiracy for their roles in a $63 million Medicare and Medicaid fraud and kickback scheme will not get a new trial, an Eleventh Circuit panel ruled Wednesday, saying that the jury had enough evidence to reach its verdict.

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