The Florida Senate overwhelmingly passed a bill Monday authorizing a ballot measure that now needs only the governor's signature before it asks voters to determine whether any bill imposing a tax increase on Florida voters should require a two-thirds vote of both state houses to become law.
Scotiabank is said to be subleasing roughly 50,000 square feet in New York, a condo at Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago has reportedly sold for $9.4 million, and a Miami mansion is said to have sold for $19.75 million, the most paid for a Miami-Dade County residential property so far in 2018.
Greenberg Traurig LLP and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP provided counsel on a $475 million deal announced Friday in which Florida-based insulation installer and distributor TopBuild Corp. will acquire competitor United Subcontractors Inc.
A Florida federal judge on Friday ordered Florida-based chiropractic network Path Medical LLC, a pair of law firms and other defendants to redraft their motions to dismiss Geico’s $15 million suit over allegedly fraudulent claims, saying the six motions by 18 defendants referenced each other too heavily and led to "imprecise and inartful briefing."
A Florida federal judge Thursday said that under a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, he didn’t have the jurisdiction to adjudicate a state-law malpractice claim brought by a prosthetics device maker against Shumaker Loop & Kendrick LLP, returning the case to state court.
A Florida firefighters union fighting the dismissal of an unfair labor claim argued to the state's highest court that Gov. Rick Scott exercised his veto power in an unconstitutional manner when he blocked a budget appropriation in 2015 that granted members a raise.
A Florida Senate Committee approved a gaming reform bill Friday that covers the regulation of fantasy contests, greyhound and horse racing “decoupling” and slot machine taxes, and authorizes so-called designated player games in certain settings, while also extending the state’s gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
After more than a year of negotiations with the Florida Department of Corrections, Holland & Knight LLP attorneys, working with Disability Rights Florida and others, recently helped secure a settlement that should help inmates with severe and persistent psychiatric disabilities get the treatment they need.
After winning $4.3 million for Samsung’s infringement of a patent for a face-swapping feature, the owner of the patent, a Florida-based company, asked a federal court on Thursday to “at least” double that amount, saying that the enhanced damages were justified in light of the South Korean giant’s “abusive use of privilege as sword and shield.”
States such as Texas and Florida and organizations such as Citizens United and the Immigration Reform Law Institute recently signed onto briefs urging the U.S. Supreme Court to determine that President Donald Trump adhered to federal immigration law and the U.S. Constitution in banning travel to the U.S. by certain nationals of several predominantly Muslim countries.
After two years into a new era of mandated accountability surrounding government tax incentives, experts say tax deals are still hard to track and there’s much room for improvement.
Efforts in the Florida Legislature to repeal the state's no-fault motor vehicle insurance law, which requires motorists to carry $10,000 in personal injury protection coverage, appear set to fail in the current session following a Senate subcommittee's rejection Wednesday, although a procedural step left open a narrow lifeline.
With the Miami area's population climbing and available land on the decline, transit-oriented development is emerging in the market as an attractive means both for tackling the resulting challenges and keeping up with market preferences — and lawyers are positioned to play a central role in its advancement.
A federal jury in Florida has found that International Paper Co. was not negligent in the design, maintenance or operation of an abandoned dam at one of its paper mills, beating a class of homeowners who claimed the company was liable for flooding of their homes.
Playboy Playmates and other models accusing a Tampa-area swingers club and its owners of using their likenesses in advertisements for the club without permission asked for a quick win in their suit Wednesday, arguing they have provided enough evidence that the ads were false and misleading.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will divulge two years of information about drugmakers that sold the vast majority of opioids in every state, an Ohio federal judge presiding over multidistrict litigation said Thursday.
Miami-Dade County has hired a team of litigators led by Podhurst Orseck PA to prepare legal action against drug manufacturers and distributors for enabling the opioid addiction crisis that has cost the county millions in increased law enforcement and health care costs.
A Florida state jury has awarded a surgeon $2.85 million, finding that he was retaliated against when his former employer, Florida Hospital, fired him for blowing the whistle on practices at the Heart and Lung Transplant Institute that put patients at risk.
A coalition of 16 states filed a friend-of-the-court brief Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to uphold the Trump administration’s travel ban, arguing there were “manifestly legitimate" public safety and national security reasons in imposing travel restrictions on eight countries.
The U.S. Department of Defense on Wednesday allocated an additional $158.2 million to defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. for logistical and maintenance services related to the F-35 Lightning II fighter jet, which has come under increased scrutiny amid delays and cost overruns.
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.
Smart law firms are increasingly positioning professionals to proactively guide them as the legal landscape reshapes itself, harnessing six emerging roles within their organizational charts to embrace new approaches, tools and systems, says Rob MacAdam of HighQ.
Highly profitable companies have comprehensive corporate wellness programs that realize plateauing health care costs, greater employee engagement, and a demonstrable competitive advantage. The legal field needs a similar awakening, says Rudhir Krishtel, a former partner of Fish & Richardson and senior patent counsel at Apple.
A Florida plaintiff recently won a $6.9 million asbestos verdict against Union Carbide, overturning a previous win for the defense. The plaintiff's successful reliance on the consumer expectations test could have far-reaching effects on asbestos litigation, says Stephanie Spritz of Manion Gaynor & Manning LLP.
While each new year is expected to bring fresh challenges to the legal industry, 2018 will be particularly disruptive to the status quo. Both law firms and organizations that cater to the legal community should prepare for developments like increasing pressure from international clients and data security risks caused by multigenerational gaps, says Jeff Ton of Bluelock LLC.
State attorney general campaigns will be in full swing with 31 elections this year. In addition to three top substantive areas, campaign issues themselves will influence how state attorneys general prioritize enforcement, says Joe Jacquot, former chief deputy attorney general of Florida, now with Foley & Lardner LLP.
Beyond what it heralds for the marijuana industry, Jeff Sessions’ memo on marijuana enforcement signals a new era of increasingly decentralized federal prosecutorial power, say attorneys with Perkins Coie LLP, including former Colorado Chief Justice Michael Bender.
Jay Greenberg and Max Volsky, co-founders of litigation finance platform LexShares Inc., analyze emerging trends based on conversations with their investors and executives in this rapidly evolving sector.