Florida

  • May 26, 2020

    Real Estate Rumors: FivePoint, Bank OZK, Ocean Bank

    FivePoint Holdings may scrap plans to build 750,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco and instead build health care-related space, Bank OZK has reportedly loaned $29 million for a Queens project, and Ocean Bank is said to be hoping to get $16.5 million with the sale of a Miami development site.

  • May 26, 2020

    Booking Sites' Bids To Drop Cuban Property Suit Granted

    A Florida federal judge has granted bids by a group of online booking sites to dismiss class action claims by a group of Cuban Americans accusing the companies of unlawfully selling reservations at hotels built on family property that was seized by the Fidel Castro regime.

  • May 26, 2020

    Fla. Gov. Taps State Judge, Kobre & Kim Atty For High Court

    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis made two long-awaited appointments to the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday, tapping a Miami-based partner at Kobre & Kim LLP and a state judge from Palm Beach County despite the latter's ineligibility to be sworn in until September.

  • May 26, 2020

    ICE Defends Transferring Fla. Detainees During Pandemic

    The federal government is defending its authority to continue transferring detained immigrants between facilities during the coronavirus pandemic, after advocates involved in a proposed class action accused the government of moving detainees around to manipulate population statistics and shirk a federal court order.

  • May 26, 2020

    Coronavirus Regulations: A State-By-State Week In Review

    The COVID-19 pandemic found states monitoring scaled back Memorial Day weekend festivities that went off without a hitch in some places and resulted in crowd-limit violations in others, signaling challenges ahead as the beach season vies with continuing public health safety mandates.

  • May 26, 2020

    Whole Foods-Anchored Fla. Center Trades Hands For $47M

    A Zurich Alternative Asset Management fund has purchased a Whole Foods-anchored retail center in Coral Gables, Florida, for $46.75 million, according to an announcement Tuesday from sell-side broker Jones Lang LaSalle.

  • May 22, 2020

    Law360 Reveals Titans Of The Plaintiffs Bar

    They've represented consumers, companies, and government entities, taken on Goliaths in industries ranging from aerospace to health care to finance to technology to sports, and won landmark victories on behalf of clients across the country.

  • May 22, 2020

    Fla. Detainees May Get Partial Cert. In COVID-19 Suit

    A Florida federal judge has recommended partial class certification for a group of detainees in three immigration detention centers who allege that the government failed to follow its own guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • May 22, 2020

    Fla. Court Nixes $109M Verdict In Botched Surgery Suit

    A Florida state appellate panel on Friday vacated a $109 million verdict in a suit accusing a University of South Florida surgeon of causing a woman to lose all four limbs by botching a routine surgery, saying the school was unfairly denied the opportunity to blame a third party.

  • May 22, 2020

    CBD Trade Secret Suit Axed Over Hemp Co.'s Lack Of Counsel

    A Florida federal judge has thrown out a hemp company's trade secrets suit after it failed to hire new counsel, ending the company's claims that former collaborator Medterra CBD was profiting off a stolen formula for CBD body cream.

  • May 22, 2020

    Man Charged In Mortgage Fraud Scheme Targeting Elderly

    A California man was charged with organized fraud after impersonating a mortgage fraud investigator and requesting thousands of dollars from senior citizens, the Florida attorney general’s office said Friday.

  • May 22, 2020

    Investors Seek Class Cert. In Health Insurance Scam Suit

    Investors of a Tampa-based health insurance company alleging it led a "bait-and-switch scam" that caused its stock to drop 62% when it came to light asked a Florida federal judge Thursday to certify the proposed class action.

  • May 22, 2020

    Florida And CFPB Can Jointly Take Ocwen Claims To Trial

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can join forces with Florida's state attorney general and financial regulator to fight a single lawsuit accusing mortgage servicer Ocwen Financial of pervasive misconduct, a Florida federal judge has ruled.

  • May 22, 2020

    Fla. Courts Launch Remote Civil Jury Trial Pilot Program

    Florida Chief Justice Charles Canady has ordered the creation of a pilot program on holding state civil jury trials via remote technology and has also set up a new four-phase process for reopening state courts following the novel coronavirus pandemic.

  • May 22, 2020

    Real Estate Rumors: Chetrit, Altaris, Zurich Insurance

    Isaac Chetrit has reportedly paid $28.7 million for a New York development site, Altaris Capital is said to have picked up a California building from a 3M spinoff for $35.7 million, and a Zurich Insurance arm has reportedly bought a Whole Foods-anchored retail space in Florida for $46.75 million.

  • May 22, 2020

    Podhurst's Steven Marks Talks Firm's COVID-19 Case Pipeline

    Steven C. Marks, managing partner at Podhurst Orseck PA, recently spoke with Law360 about the high-stakes COVID-19 insurance coverage cases his firm is leading and how he and his colleagues have not missed a beat after adapting to life in lockdown during the pandemic.

  • May 22, 2020

    Commercial Transactions Partner Joins Lewis Brisbois In Fla.

    Lewis Brisbois has added a new partner in its Fort Lauderdale, Florida, office who brings extensive experience handling a variety of commercial transactions and regulatory matters, especially involving the maritime and cruise industries.

  • May 21, 2020

    Boies Schiller Bias Fight Sent To Mediation As 2021 Trial Set

    A Florida federal judge on Thursday set a March 2021 trial date in a bias suit by a former Boies Schiller Flexner LLP legal assistant who says she was fired because she was over 60 years old and suffered from an anxiety disorder, first sending the suit to mediation.

  • May 21, 2020

    11th Circ. Says Judicial Nominating Panel Not Subject To FOIA

    The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday upheld a Florida federal court's decision to dismiss a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against a state judicial nominating commission, affirming the lower court's determination that the commission was not a federal agency.

  • May 21, 2020

    A-Rod Faces Punitive Damages Claim In $50M Fraud Suit

    A Florida judge ruled Wednesday that the former brother-in-law of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez can add a claim for punitive damages to his $50 million suit accusing the retired baseball player of fraudulently cutting him out of the real estate empire they had built together.

  • May 21, 2020

    Madonna Fans Sue After Star's 'Tantrum' Ended Miami Concert

    Two Madonna fans sued the pop singer and Live Nation Wednesday alleging they were unfairly denied a concert experience when the Queen of Pop "threw a temper tantrum" and abruptly canceled the December 2019 concert in Miami, according to a proposed class action filed in Florida state court.

  • May 21, 2020

    Virus May Derail Trial On Buchanan Ingersoll's $1M Fee Claim

    A Florida state judge set the stage Thursday for a trial on Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC's counterclaim for $1.3 million in unpaid attorney fees in a legal malpractice suit, but fallout from the coronavirus pandemic might steer the firm down a different path.

  • May 21, 2020

    11th Circ. Won't Revive FedEx Manager's Age Bias Suit

    The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday declined to revive a FedEx managing director's suit accusing the delivery giant of violating anti-discrimination law by terminating him just months after his boss suggested he was too old for the job and told him to "let the young guys do it."

  • May 21, 2020

    Ex-Legal Assistant Settles Harassment Suit Against Fla. Firm

    A former Conroy Simberg PA legal assistant has settled her federal lawsuit against the Florida-based insurance defense law firm over claims she was retaliated against and fired for complaining that an attorney was sexually harassing her, according to documents filed with the court Thursday.

  • May 21, 2020

    Fla. Hotel Can Sue Tutor Perini For Allegedly Shoddy Work

    A Florida state judge ruled Thursday that the owner of a Fort Lauderdale hotel can sue the hotel's general contractor Tutor Perini for breach of fiduciary duty in a multimillion-dollar dispute over alleged construction defects and unpaid bills.

Expert Analysis

  • Opinion

    Credibility Concerns About Virtual Arbitration Are Unfounded

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    Concerns that videoconferenced arbitration hearings compromise an arbitrator's ability to reliably resolve credibility contests are based on mistaken perceptions of how many cases actually turn on credibility, what credibility means in the legal world, and how arbitrators make credibility determinations, says Wayne Brazil at JAMS.

  • Opinion

    COVID-19 Relief Should Fund A Federal Infrastructure Bill

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    To create jobs and address the country's $4.5 trillion infrastructure backlog, the federal government should enact coronavirus relief directed at infrastructure investment, leveraged by the allocation of funds for public-private partnerships, say Andrej Micovic and Eric Singer at Bilzin Sumberg.

  • Opinion

    Fla. Sports Bar's COVID-19 Insurance Claim Should Proceed

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    Florida-based Prime Time Sports Grill's lawsuit seeking insurance coverage for COVID-19 business interruption should withstand Certain Underwriters at Lloyd's of London's motion to dismiss because the insurer's arguments ignore physical loss caused by the pandemic and are not supported by relevant case law, says Micah Skidmore at Haynes and Boone.

  • A Lawyer's Guide To Client Service Continuity Planning

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    Ensuring uninterrupted client service and compliance with ethical obligations in a time when attorneys are more likely to fall ill means taking six basic — yet often ignored — steps to build some redundancy and internal communication into legal practice, say attorneys at Axinn.

  • Fla. Suit Reveals Insurer Defense Against COVID-19 Coverage

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    A motion recently filed in Florida federal court by a Lloyd's insurer seeking to dismiss policyholder Prime Time Sports Grill's lawsuit provides insight into how insurers might argue against coverage for business income losses related to COVID-19, say attorneys at Goldberg Segalla.

  • Virtual Meetings Could Be Fertile Ground For Legal Discovery

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    Many remote meeting technologies include recording features as default settings, raising three primary concerns from a legal discovery and data retention perspective, and possibly bringing unintended consequences for companies in future litigation, says Courtney Murphy at Clark Hill.

  • How Courts May Interpret COVID-19 Waivers Of Liability

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    As businesses begin to reopen, they may seek to release themselves from negligence claims for COVID-19 infections through contractual waivers of liability, but whether a waiver is enforceable varies significantly by state, says Jessica Kelly at Sherin and Lodgen.

  • Revisiting Proposed Solution To State Immunity From IP Suits

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    The U.S. Supreme Court's recent ruling in Allen v. Cooper that states cannot be sued for copyright infringement invites reconsideration of former Register of Copyrights Marybeth Peters' proposal to condition states' exercise of intellectual property rights on waiving sovereign immunity, says Sarah Fink at Wilson Elser.

  • Wis. Executive Power Ruling Has A Downside For Businesses

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    The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision last week invalidating the state's stay-at-home order as going beyond the governor's authority could make future executive orders limiting businesses' tort liability during post-pandemic reopening significantly less likely even in other states, says Brian Hauck at Jenner & Block.

  • The Role Of Remote Mediation After The Crisis Is Over

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    When the dark cloud of COVID-19 has passed and resolution centers are once again peopled with warring parties and aspiring peacemakers, remote mediations will likely still be common, but they are not going to be a panacea for all that ails the dispute resolution industry, says Mitch Orpett at Tribler Orpett.

  • 7 Steps To Romancing The Virtual Classroom

    Excerpt from Lexis Practice Advisor
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    For professors, trainers, lawyers, students and businesses grappling with the unexpected challenges of distance learning, trial attorney and teacher James Wagstaffe offers best practices for real-time online instruction.

  • Gov't Amicus Efforts Show Antitrust Policy Via Advocacy

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    Under President Donald Trump, the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division has filed an increasing number of amicus briefs in an effort to influence antitrust law, revealing enforcement priorities and policy positions even where they don't persuade courts, say attorneys at McDermott.

  • Limited Liability Legislation May Help Florida Reopen

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    A review of statutes and case law suggests that Florida businesses considering reopening face potential liability for transmission of COVID-19 to employees and customers. Legislation providing limited liability for businesses that implement effective health practices may be a better way forward, says Michael Bittman at Nelson Mullins.

  • Key Return-To-Work Considerations For Law Firms

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    There may be precious little notice before the legal community ramps up, so it's important to have return-to-work plans that address the unique challenges law firms will face in bringing employees back to offices, say attorneys Daniel Gerber, Barbara O'Connell and Richard Tucker.

  • Distinct Income Share Oversight Could Reform Student Debt

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    Creating a specific regulatory framework for income share agreements would help distinguish them from traditional student loans, and allow for better informed decision-making and consumer protections, say Alissa Gardenswartz and Tony Arias at Brownstein Hyatt.

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