Signature Bank has reportedly loaned $60 million for a Manhattan office property, Foundry Commercial is said to have traded joint venture partners at a Florida building in a $57.4 million deal, and Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have reportedly dropped more than $15 million on a New York Park Avenue residence.
A Florida state judge recommended Wednesday that the Florida Supreme Court permanently disbar the former general counsel for the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians and impose a 10-year ban on another tribe attorney for perpetrating “massive fraud” on state and federal courts.
A Florida appeals court on Thursday reversed part of a $10,000 civil penalty recommended by the state’s Commission on Ethics against the former city attorney for North Port, but said he acted corruptly when, just before his contract was set to end, he convinced the city commission to create two new positions and hire him without considering anyone else.
Fifth Third Bank was hit with a proposed class action Thursday in Florida federal court by a consumer who claims the bank charges out-of-network ATM fees for checking account balances without properly disclosing them.
Two Florida cancer treatment centers were hit Monday with a putative class suit claiming they had an illegal agreement to restrict competition and monopolize the market for oncology services in Southwest Florida.
A Florida judge has ordered the state’s agriculture commissioner to pay a $16.9 million judgment to nearly 12,000 homeowners in Lee County whose backyard citrus trees were destroyed under the state’s effort to eradicate the plant disease citrus canker.
A fed-up Florida federal judge on Wednesday slapped down fashion house Prada’s bid to quickly move to arbitration in Milan a $1.2 million lawsuit brought by a goods shipper over a purchase agreement for alligator eggs and hatchlings, ordering Prada to respond to the suit’s allegations.
A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed a $1.5 million jury verdict for a 70-year-old woman who sued Publix Super Markets Inc. after falling at one of its stores, as the appeals panel found no evidence the store had prior knowledge of an alleged hazardous condition that led to her fall.
The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday refused to let a Georgia construction company off the hook for an employee’s fatal fall while on the job, agreeing with an Occupational Safety and Health Administration finding that the accident was the result of a “willful” safety violation.
A Canadian investor, steered by an O'Melveny & Myers LLP team, has scored a minority stake in Major League Soccer franchise Orlando City SC, the team announced Wednesday.
A woman suing Racetrac gas stations for injuries she sustained in a car accident asked the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday to overturn a state appeals court decision she claims unfairly shields the company for causing a roadway hazard that led to the crash.
Summit Commercial Real Estate Group has reportedly bought a Florida medical office building for $14.1 million, IBM is said to have reached a deal to lease 27,699 square feet in New York, and Greystar has reportedly landed a $51.5 million construction loan for a Florida senior living project.
A Florida federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation alleging Chiquita funded right-wing Colombian paramilitaries granted the plaintiffs’ request to depose 13 people in Colombia, including former paramilitary leaders and banana company executives.
The U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday that it has reached a settlement agreement with West Palm Beach, Florida, over its so-called sanctuary city policies, under which the city will inform its workers that they are not restricted from sharing immigration information with immigration officials.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday ordered the governor to establish a new, uniform system for restoring voting rights to felons after finding that the current process, which gives the governor unfettered discretion, violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
A large-scale pineapple buyer urged a Florida federal court to jail the executives of its former Costa Rican supplier, accusing the supplier of flaunting a court order to return or destroy its pineapple seeds and stop sales.
A group of defendants in a suit brought by Venezuela’s state-owned oil company over an alleged bribery scheme slammed the oil company's injunction bid Monday, telling a Florida federal judge the company lacks standing because the Venezuelan legislature never approved its contract to pursue the claims.
EagleBank has reportedly loaned $47 million for a Virginia hotel, Harvey Weinstein is said to have sold a New York Greenwich Village townhouse for $25.6 million and Platinum Equity has reportedly sold a Florida hotel for $18.25 million.
Various Florida investors were duped into putting money into a hotel renovation project and are seeking $6 million as well as damages, according to a putative class action complaint filed in Florida that claims the recipients of the funds misled the investors on numerous fronts.
A marine engineering firm told the Florida Supreme Court that a Palm Beach marina’s claims of defective work are barred by the statute of limitations, urging the court to reinstate a trial court’s summary judgment ruling in its favor.
A recent Law360 guest article suggested that the Florida Supreme Court’s Aubin v. Union Carbide decision changed products liability law in Florida to the benefit of asbestos plaintiffs. Having litigated thousands of asbestos claims in Florida, we must clarify that Aubin follows the long-standing use of the consumer expectations test in asbestos cases, say attorneys Jonathan Ruckdeschel, Alan Pickert, Anita Pryor and Rebecca Vinocur.
In a long-anticipated move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that it will allow states to implement Medicaid work requirements, representing a major shift in the agency's policy. However, the move will only impact a small percentage of the Medicaid population, say Caroline Brown and Philip Peisch of Covington & Burling LLP.
Last year, courts issued numerous health care-related decisions interpreting the legal standards under the False Claims Act and assessing the viability of a multitude of FCA liability theories. These decisions will affect the prosecution and defense of FCA cases for years to come, says Brian Dunphy of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
Although Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescission of the Cole memo does not change federal law, negative response to the rescission across the cannabis sector and political landscape was strong, swift and bipartisan, which may lead to congressional action in the future, say Jonathan Robbins and Joshua Mandell of Akerman LLP.
The volume of health care-related qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act remained robust last year. In the first of four articles on health care enforcement in 2017, Kevin McGinty of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC discusses the important takeaways from a number of trends.
In its recent decision in U.S. v. Johnson, the Eleventh Circuit strengthened procedural protections for defendants in criminal cases who seek early termination of supervised release and joined a growing number of circuit courts in holding that district courts may not summarily deny a defendant’s early termination motion, say Matthew Lee and Thaddeus Kirk of Fox Rothschild LLP.
Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.
President Donald Trump’s sanctuary city ban has been enmeshed in litigation since it was enacted, as has similar legislation in the Texas Legislature. But while the future of these regulations may not be certain, they still stand to exact broad impacts, both in Houston and beyond, say Hilary Tyson and Lauren McLaughlin of BoyarMiller.
A Florida district court is poised to decide several interesting questions in St. Paul v. Rosen, offering policyholders guidance on the extent to which traditional insurance policies can protect them from data breaches and on whether policyholders' corporate affiliates can look to their policies for protection, say Jan Larson and Alex Langlinais of Jenner & Block LLP.
Over the past two years there has been a seismic shift in the view that sexual orientation and gender identity claims do not fall within Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Darrell VanDeusen and Alexander Berg of Kollman & Saucier PA analyze how the developing law protects LGBTQ employees at the federal level and provide employer guidance on related issues in the workplace.