The Florida Supreme Court on Friday approved the ballot summary for a proposed constitutional amendment to end greyhound racing in the state that will go to voters in November.
Former Dunlap & Moran PA partner Thomas B. Luzier has joined the real estate group at Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen in Sarasota, Florida, the firm announced Wednesday.
A Miami technology startup has accused a Dutch company started by one of its founders of misappropriating confidential information and other property used in its business, according to a lawsuit filed in Florida state court.
A sports marketing firm has told a Florida federal court that the NFL and a chapter of the National Football League Alumni Association used the names and pictures of ex-NFL and NBA players and a former boxing champion to promote Pro Bowl events without permission.
A Florida federal judge on Thursday ordered a Sidley Austin LLP partner to respond to questions he’d previously declined to answer during a deposition in a putative class action brought by a Linkwell Corp. investor claiming that two mergers allowed former executives to walk away with Linkwell’s main revenue generator while freezing out shareholders.
A Deutsche Bank affiliate has reportedly sold a Florida apartment complex for $71.3 million, Citi is said to have loaned $480 million for a Brooklyn office complex and Allergan USA has reportedly leased 17,296 square feet in Manhattan.
Mall of America owner Triple Five Group recently cleared a major hurdle in the approval process for its planned mega-mall in Miami — which is slated to be the nation's largest — after Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP helped the developer create a new retail-entertainment zoning category the project plans to use.
In a closely watched case, a divided Florida Supreme Court on Thursday revived a medical malpractice suit over a young woman's death, addressing several questions about how courts should handle challenges to presuit medical expert opinions required under state law.
The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday affirmed a win for Firestone Building Products Co. LLC in its suit against a former employee who allegedly orchestrated a scheme to submit false invoices for sales in Brazil that never happened in an attempt to boost his bonus compensation.
The Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that the due process rights of tobacco companies are not violated when juries in smokers’ trials rely on the original Engle jury’s determinations to find for individual plaintiffs on their claims that the companies concealed the health risks of smoking to the public.
Aimbridge Hospitality LLC has removed to Florida federal court a proposed class action brought in state court by a former laundry attendant who claims her personal information was leaked in a data breach, with the hotel operator arguing that damages could total more than $5 million.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday charged a former Raymond James & Associates branch manager in Florida federal court with helping the onetime owner of Vermont ski resort Jay Peak bilk EB-5 immigrant investors out of $21 million and then trying to hide their tracks.
A businessman already heading to prison for a massive Florida condominium fraud has become the second British national accused in the $17 million alleged Bar Works Ponzi scheme, according to charges unsealed in Manhattan on Thursday.
The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday revived 44 Alabama nursing home staffers’ claims they were forced to work through unpaid lunch breaks in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The Senate voted to confirm eight nominees to federal district courts Thursday afternoon, pushing the number of district judges confirmed under President Donald Trump to 41.
5WPR founder Ronn Torossian has reportedly paid $16.9 million for a condo in Manhattan, a Bridge Investment Group venture is said to be close to a deal to pay roughly $113 million for a Chicago office tower and Berkowitz Development Group has reportedly landed $12 million in financing for a Florida retail project.
In a decision that lawyers say could have a significant impact on long-standing insurance practices in Florida, a state appeals court Wednesday ruled that homeowners' insurance policies may require signatures of all insureds and mortgagees to validate an assignment of claim benefits to a third party.
A Florida appeals court weighed in Wednesday on the ongoing fight to disqualify a law firm battling Philip Morris in dozens of smokers’ lawsuits, ruling that the trial court did not err when it disqualified the firm because it had hired a lawyer who had done work for the cigarette company.
A Florida federal judge granted preliminary approval on Wednesday to a $299.1 million deal for Ford Motor Co. to exit multidistrict litigation over defective Takata Corp. air bags and hasten the removal of dangerous air bag inflators from 6 million affected vehicles.
A Florida appeals court ruled Wednesday that South Florida Fair and Palm Beach Expositions Inc. is entitled to limited sovereign immunity, which shields it from tort claims stemming from a man who was attacked by teenagers at the fair.
At its most recent meeting, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation considered and denied a petition for an MDL proceeding to centralize flood insurance claims arising from recent hurricanes. The decision shows the careful line the panel must walk when considering petitions featuring cases with a variety of circumstances, says Alan Rothman of Arnold & Porter.
While I read with interest Law360's report analyzing the top 20 global law firms of 2018, I also noticed it doesn't tell the whole story. Global networks of independent law firms compare favorably with multinational firms in terms of geographic coverage, legal expertise, and awareness of local cultures and customs, says Glenn Cunningham of Interlaw Ltd.
Attorney Randy Maniloff recently sat down with former Sen. Christopher Dodd at his new office at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. The goal? To discover things we might not know about the author of some of the most important legislation of the last few decades.
In Scoma Chiropractic v. Dental Equities, a junk fax case brought against MasterCard International, a Florida federal court recently issued a stay pending a ruling from the Federal Communications Commission. The decision may have ripple effects in other pending Telephone Consumer Protection Act actions, say Lewis Wiener and Alexander Fuchs of Eversheds Sutherland.
People with certain personality traits tend to use certain words. A computer analysis of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s D.C. Circuit opinions reveals that he is highly extraverted, which means that he would be a prominent voice on the U.S. Supreme Court, says Matthew Hall, a professor at the University of Notre Dame.
An educated guess puts the number of new litigation funders launched in the past 18 months at 30 — an astonishing number, with more to come. Is this a blessing to our legal system or something more akin to tulip mania? Maybe both, says Ralph Sutton, founder and CEO of litigation funding firm Validity Finance LLC.
In March, the American Bar Association issued a manual to help legal employers and victims fight sexual harassment in the legal profession. While automatic disbarment for sexual misconduct with clients may have been considered too harsh a sanction almost a decade ago, it may be revisited in the current climate, say Bonnie Frost and Kristi Terranova of Einhorn Harris Ascher Barbarito & Frost PC.
As new communications platforms displace email, the legal industry is awkwardly grappling with complex e-discovery questions. Fortunately, this environment provides a very fertile ground of incentives for innovation in both e-discovery technology and service offerings, says Thomas Bonk of Epiq.
Notwithstanding the latest salary war among prominent law firms, I urge my middle-aged and older colleagues to help the recent graduates we know focus on the long term. Even if the salary is the same, there is a big difference between an institutional firm and the relatively younger firms matching BigLaw, says J.B. Heaton, a University of Chicago business law fellow and former partner at Bartlit Beck.
Law professor Nathalie Martin's new book, "Lawyering From the Inside Out: Learning Professional Development Through Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence," can be of value to any lawyer aiming to achieve greater productivity, relieve the stress of the legal profession and focus on goals, says U.S. District Chief Judge Denise Page Hood of the Eastern District of Michigan.