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  • September 12, 2018

    Law Schools Struggle To Find Themselves In Post-Recession Market

    Classes on blockchain and artificial intelligence. Crash courses in business and financial markets. These are a few ways law schools are preparing students for a job market that is struggling in the wake of the recession.

  • September 12, 2018

    Bausch Health, Actavis Strike Deal Over Generic Xifaxan

    Bausch Health has agreed to settle all litigation with Teva-owned Actavis over the antibiotic drug Xifaxan, with the generics maker agreeing to hold off until 2028 to release a knockoff version of the gastrointestinal medication, the drug owner announced Wednesday.

  • September 12, 2018

    Fla. Appeals Court Reverses Philip Morris Win In Engle Case

    A Florida appeals court reversed a win Wednesday for Philip Morris USA Inc. in a trial where a deceased smoker's family sought $19 million, ruling that smokers do not need to show they were both a resident and a citizen of Florida when they got sick to belong to the original Engle class.

  • September 12, 2018

    Fla. Court Clarifies Statute Of Repose For Building Defects

    A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that a lower court erred in finding that a group of homeowners missed a deadline to sue Centex Homes over alleged construction defects even though they filed a statutorily required pre-suit notice to the builder within the eligible time period.

  • September 12, 2018

    Fla. Horse Hair Braiding Co. Denied H-2B Visas

    A Florida horse hair braiding company cannot get temporary labor certification to hire seasonal immigrant workers, the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals ruled on Tuesday, finding the company had not submitted enough evidence to show it needed to hire two full-time braiders.

  • September 12, 2018

    $350M FCA Win Rightly Axed Under Escobar, 11th Circ. Told

    A nursing facilities company slapped with a $350 million False Claims Act verdict told the Eleventh Circuit that a Florida federal judge correctly vacated the award, saying the case lacked material evidence of billing fraud under the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Escobar ruling.

  • September 12, 2018

    Greenberg Traurig Exec Leaving To Start Diversity Institute

    Greenberg Traurig co-president Hilarie Bass announced Wednesday that she will be stepping down at the end of the year to focus on a newly established institute to promote diversity and work on issues facing women and people of color in law and other industries.

  • September 12, 2018

    Miami Beach Min. Wage Hike Protected, Fla. Justices Hear

    Miami Beach urged the Florida Supreme Court to reverse a lower court’s decision blocking the city’s proposed minimum wage increase, saying the ordinance is allowed under an amendment to the state constitution that "irreconcilably conflicts" with a previous Sunshine State law barring cities from adopting their own wage floors.

  • September 12, 2018

    Ponzi Schemer Must Face Billionaire Sex Offender's Claim

    A Florida judge declined Wednesday to dismiss a conspiracy claim against jailed Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein brought by billionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein in his racketeering suit against the former Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler PA partner who represented Epstein’s victims.

  • September 12, 2018

    Real Estate Rumors: Mishorim, TH Real Estate, ZOM

    Mishorim Development Group is reportedly buying a Miami parking garage for $18.5 million, TH Real Estate is said to have loaned $110 million for a Baltimore-area apartment complex and a venture of ZOM Senior Living has reportedly bought a 46-acre site in Florida for $23.25 million.

  • September 12, 2018

    Boxing Promoter Sees $8.5M Jury Award Knocked Out

    A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed an $8.5 million jury award to a boxing promoter that claimed it was owed a third of Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's earnings after he signed on with a different promoter, finding that the dollar figure was not based on competent substantial evidence.

  • September 12, 2018

    Web.com Hit With Investor Suit Over $2B Siris Merger

    An investor filed a proposed class action against Web.com Group Inc. in Delaware federal court claiming the company failed to provide enough information for shareholders to vote on a roughly $2 billion merger deal proposed with private equity firm Siris Capital Group LLC.

  • September 11, 2018

    How A 'Lost Generation' Of Associates Bounced Back

    Caught in a whirlwind of firm dissolutions and layoffs, thousands of associates were thrust into one of the worst job markets in history a decade ago. While some have rebounded, others are still feeling the lingering effects of the financial crisis on their careers.

  • September 11, 2018

    Hogan Lovells Helps Bank Recover On Hotel Loan After Irma

    Employing an unusual and aggressive litigation strategy, Hogan Lovells recently helped U.S. Century Bank secure a full recovery after the bank expressed concern that one of its largest loans was in jeopardy due to a lack of compliance by the owners of a hotel severely damaged during Hurricane Irma.

  • September 11, 2018

    Fla. Gov. Will Seek Gov.-Elect's Opinion On 3 New Justices

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Tuesday that he has asked the judicial nominating commission to begin seeking candidates for the three seats on the Florida Supreme Court that will open in January, adding that he would not appoint any justice without input from the winner of the gubernatorial election in November.

  • September 11, 2018

    OTC Health Products Maker Hits Ch. 11 In Wake Of Recalls

    Florida-based over-the-counter health care manufacturer Product Quest Manufacturing LLC has filed for Chapter 11 and plans to wind down operations, saying the recall of more than a dozen products last month dealt it a fatal blow after a year of regulatory and financial problems.

  • September 11, 2018

    Lydecker Diaz Opens First Permanent Office In NJ

    Lydecker Diaz has opened its first permanent office in New Jersey as the Miami-based national firm expands its footprint in the Garden State with a dozen attorneys focused on employment cases and complex commercial litigation, among other matters.

  • September 11, 2018

    Tampa Bay Rays Face TCPA Suit Over Texted Ticket Ads

    The Tampa Bay Rays were hit with a Telephone Consumer Protection Act proposed class action in Florida federal court Tuesday by a man alleging the Major League Baseball team repeatedly texted him about upcoming games without obtaining his prior consent.

  • September 11, 2018

    Bernstein Litowitz Vies For Lead In Mednax Stock Drop Suit

    Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and Spector Roseman & Kodroff PC are battling to nab the lead counsel spot in a shareholder class action against health care administration company Mednax Inc. over allegedly misleading statements that led to drops in stock prices.

  • September 11, 2018

    Real Estate Rumors: Blackstone, Ronald Haft, BMO Harris

    The Blackstone Group is reportedly buying a Queens apartment complex for nearly $500 million, real estate investor Ronald Haft is said to have paid $3,700 per square foot for a Miami Beach penthouse, and BMO Harris Bank is reportedly in talks to pre-lease as much as 500,000 square feet at a proposed Chicago tower.

Expert Analysis

  • Interview Essentials For Attorneys On The Move

    Eileen Decker

    Across the country this fall, recent law school graduates, law firm associates and experienced professionals will interview for positions in private practice and government service. Sharing tips on how to stand out in this high-pressure, hypercompetitive process are Eileen Decker, former U.S. attorney for the Central District of California, and Keith Jacoby, co-chairman of Littler Mendelson PC’s class action practice group.

  • Roundup

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Clerking For Ginsburg

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined the U.S. Supreme Court 25 years ago and is not planning to retire anytime soon — she has hired clerks through 2020. What's it like to assist Justice Ginsburg? In this series, former clerks reflect on the experience.

  • Opinion

    A Right To Carry Everywhere, On A Road To Nowhere

    Robert W. Ludwig

    On July 24, a Ninth Circuit panel applied textualist reasoning in Young v. Hawaii to secure a right for individuals to carry firearms in public. To end the gun epidemic — demonstrated in Chicago recently with 74 people shot in one weekend — it’s past time to turn a spotlight on the root cause: legal carelessness and oversights of text, says Robert W. Ludwig of the American Enlightenment Project.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 3 Surprises

    David Post

    It had never occurred to me that judges don’t always love the way their appellate cousins review their work and tell them — in public — all the things they got wrong. I was frequently struck by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s acute awareness of the delicacy of this relationship, says attorney David Post.

  • Expectations For Venue-Related Discovery Post-TC Heartland

    Silvia Jordan

    Following the U.S. Supreme Court's TC Heartland decision last year, district courts typically permit venue-related discovery when plaintiffs provide prima facie evidence at the outset that the discovery sought could establish proper venue, says Silvia Jordan of Fisch Sigler LLP.

  • Favoring Coverage For Business Email Compromise Losses

    Jan Larson

    As insureds and insurers continue to litigate over coverage for fraudulently induced monetary transfers, two recent decisions from the Second and Sixth Circuits have favored insureds. However, this sector of law is still developing and insureds should pay close attention to pending cases like Principle v. Ironshore in the Eleventh Circuit, say Jan Larson and Raymond Simmons of Jenner & Block LLP.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: A Superhero Supreme

    Burden Walker

    As a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, my job was to mirror my boss’ views and values in everything I did. Years later, I find that I am still striving to live up to the values Justice Ginsburg instilled in me, as both a lawyer and a spouse, says Burden Walker, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland.

  • A Look At Ex-Coach's Amicus Brief In On-Field Prayer Case

    Ronald Katz

    Although retired Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden's brief in Kennedy v. Bremerton urges the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Ninth Circuit decision banning prayer on the football field after games, the brief inadvertently lays out the problems of mixing religion and sport at a public school, says Ronald Katz of GCA Law Partners LLP.

  • A Shift In Florida Law Firms' IP Services

    Alex Fernandez

    In the early 2000s, general practice firms in Florida rushed to establish their own intellectual property practice groups. Many of those attempts faltered. Now, Florida firms are forming relationships with large IP boutiques — bringing benefits to the firm, the boutique and the client, says Alex Fernandez of Brinks Gilson & Lione.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 RBG Lessons On Having It All

    Rachel Wainer Apter

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everything she is cracked up to be​ — f​eminist icon​, brilliant jurist​, fierce dissenter. She is also an incredible boss, mentor and friend.​ ​Her advice has shaped how I have tried to balance building a career and ​raising children, says Rachel Wainer Apter, counsel to the New Jersey attorney general.