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Florida

  • 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.

  • September 11, 2018

    Financial Adviser Cops To Hiding Ecuadorian Oil Bribes

    A U.S.-based financial adviser pled guilty Tuesday in Florida federal court to his role in a bribery and money laundering scheme that allegedly helped an oil services contractor gain $27.8 million in business from Ecuador's state-owned oil company.

  • September 11, 2018

    Sex Abuse Victims Fight Billionaire's Bid To Depose Them

    Three victims of billionaire convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein objected Monday to his request to depose them in connection with a dispute over confidential documents that were allegedly retained by his counsel in violation of a Florida bankruptcy court order, calling the bid an attempt to “further traumatize his victims.”

  • September 11, 2018

    Akerman Adds Ex-Federal Prosecutor In Fort Lauderdale

    Akerman LLP said Tuesday it has added a former special counsel to the U.S. attorney as a partner in its fraud and recovery practice group in Fort Lauderdale.

  • September 11, 2018

    Insurer Owes $1.2M Atty Fees In Construction Suit: 11th Circ.

    The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday affirmed that Houston Specialty Insurance Co. will have to shell out $1.2 million in attorneys' fees to a construction firm and two of its employees after the insurer lost its coverage suit at trial over a contractor's injury.

  • September 11, 2018

    Fla. Doc Gets 20 Years For 'Hospice-Level' Opioid Scripts

    A Florida doctor will serve almost 20 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of selling prescriptions for the opioid painkiller oxycodone, at "hospice-level" doses, without first seeing if the patients actually needed it.

  • September 11, 2018

    GM Hit With Class Action Over Oil-Guzzling SUVs In Fla.

    Two car owners hit General Motors with a proposed class action in Florida federal court Monday that accuses the automaker of selling 2010-2017 Chevrolet Equinox SUVs with defective oil-guzzling engines and monitoring systems that cause the vehicles to stall, break down and overheat.

  • September 11, 2018

    Marriott Fights Workers' Info Bid In COBRA Suit

    Marriott International Inc. asked a Florida federal court on Monday to throw out a bid for class information by former hotel workers suing over allegedly deficient notices about their rights to continued health care coverage under the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, arguing the motion is both premature and inaccurate.

  • September 10, 2018

    Berger Singerman Adds K&L Gates Atty To Health Practice

    Florida law firm Berger Singerman LLP has added a Miami-based partner from K&L Gates LLP to lead its health care practice, with an eye on becoming a more prominent player in the field.

  • September 10, 2018

    Real Estate Investors' Attys Want $33M Of $100M CBRE Deal

    Attorneys for a class of real estate investors who recently agreed to a $100 million settlement with property management giant CBRE over a multimillion-dollar embezzlement asked Monday for a one-third cut of the settlement as attorneys’ fees, arguing that the case was complex and risky and produced a great result for the class members.

  • September 10, 2018

    Hilton Grand Vacations Buy Expands Timeshares To Barbados

    Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. announced Monday that it is expanding its timeshare offerings to the Caribbean with its acquisition of an interest in The Crane Resort in Saint Philip, Barbados' oldest resort, for an expected $54.6 million.

Expert Analysis

  • 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.

  • Sidewalks: The Next Mobility Frontier

    Michele Satterlund

    Sidewalks are an increasingly integral part of how people and goods are transported. While some jurisdictions are banning certain technologies from their sidewalks, others are recognizing the importance of expanding mobility options, says Michele Satterlund, an attorney with McGuireWoods LLP and lobbyist with McGuireWoods Consulting.

  • Series

    Clerking For Ginsburg: How To Play The Long Game

    Arun Subramanian

    One of us was a clerk when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her Ledbetter dissent from the bench, inviting Congress to act, and the other clerked a few years later, when RBG's prominently displayed copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act served as a daily reminder that dissents are not just for show, say Arun Subramanian and Mark Musico of Susman Godfrey LLP.

  • 'Ban The Box' Turns 20: Decoding The Current Framework

    Stephen Woods

    Twenty years ago, the first state "ban the box" law crystallized a movement that, in time, would yield similar background check restrictions across the U.S. The result is a crisscrossing jumble of requirements, putting employers in a difficult position when dealing with applicants in different jurisdictions, say attorneys with Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC.

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    Clerking For Ginsburg: In Pursuit Of Precision

    Trevor Morrison

    As clerks for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we learned early on that, when preparing a memorandum or draft opinion, it was essential to present any opposing argument in its strongest possible light. There is a lesson here for today's public debates, says Trevor Morrison, dean of NYU Law School.

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    Clerking For Ginsburg: My RBG Guide To Judging

    Goodwin Liu

    I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the days of RBG bobbleheads and “You Can’t Spell Truth Without Ruth” T-shirts. I had no idea I would become a judge, and I feel lucky every day that I had the chance to learn from her, says California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu.

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    Clerking For Ginsburg: 4 Things I Learned

    Judge John Owens

    A lot has changed since I clerked for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 20 years ago. At that time, I had hair and no wife. I also thought I knew everything — but working for the justice made me realize very quickly that I actually knew very little, says Ninth Circuit Judge John Owens.

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    Clerking For Ginsburg: The Equality Lessons

    Margo Schlanger

    In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, and I began my two-year clerkship with her. In her first opinion as a justice, and in dozens since, Justice Ginsburg reminded us how the law needs to operate if equality is to be a reality, says Margo Schlanger, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School.

  • Federal Inaction And State Activity: Student Loan Edition

    David Gettings

    As a result of waning federal involvement, states have increased their roles in the regulation and litigation of private student loans, and servicers and lenders now confront an amorphous environment policed by a diverse cast. And with student loan defaults rising, state enforcement activities may not be the only increase in litigation the industry sees, say attorneys at Troutman Sanders LLP.

  • Website Accessibility Suits Threaten Omnichannel Sales

    Alan Behr

    Retailers and others with consumer websites that support physical sales facilities are being hit with lawsuits claiming that their websites exclude the visually impaired in violation of federal law. But thus far, federal courts have disagreed on whether a website is a “place of public accommodation,” say Alan Behr and Rachel Bandli at Phillips Nizer LLP.