Florida

  • November 10, 2006

    Homeland Security Worker Wins $2.5M Verdict

    A federal jury has awarded $2.5 million to a former employee at the Department of Homeland Security who claimed the agency aggravated a medical condition by making him work in its Miami office.

  • November 10, 2006

    Family Sues Wal-Mart, MetLife Over Denial Of Benefits

    Claiming their loved one’s death was accidental, family members of a Wal-Mart Stores Inc. employee who died after ingesting prescription drugs for back pain have filed suit against the retailer and Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. after the insurer denied them life insurance benefits.

  • November 9, 2006

    Winn-Dixie Wins OK On Reorganization Plan

    Signaling the light at the end of the tunnel for Winn-Dixie Stores Inc., a federal judge on Thursday gave the green light to the supermarket chain’s reorganization plan, paving the way for its emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection within 30 days.

  • November 9, 2006

    Law Firm Profile: Hogan & Hartson LLP

    Hogan and Hartson LLP's Labor and Employment group offers seasoned attorneys and regulatory savvy, and is overseen by a practice group head who counts the chance to work closely with clients among the most appealing aspects of his job.

  • November 9, 2006

    Patent Suit Over Telephone Routing Garners $25M Award

    A Florida-based telephone routing company scored a major win when a federal jury awarded it $25.5 million in an infringement suit over patents for telephone routing technology that enables 1-800 numbers to function.

  • November 8, 2006

    Hartford Units Put Up $55M To Settle SEC Charges

    Three subsidiaries of Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. have resolved allegations of directed brokerage practices by agreeing to shell out $55 million.

  • November 9, 2006

    Sky Capital’s Parent Opens Probe After FBI Visit

    Two days after the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the Manhattan offices of Sky Capital LLC, the board of its parent company has decided to launch its own investigation in the brokerage’s practices.

  • November 8, 2006

    Law Firm Profile: Shutts & Bowen LLP

    With its complete dedication to legal matters within Florida, Shutts & Bowen LLP has carved a niche for itself, becoming the go-to employment law firm for companies operating in the Sunshine State.

  • November 7, 2006

    More Execs Admit Guilt In Airport Bid-Rigging Scheme

    Two Miami businessmen became the latest executives to plead guilty on Monday for their role in rigging bids during the construction of an airport in Trinidad and Tobago.

  • November 7, 2006

    Ford & Harrison Grows Its Ranks With New Partner

    National labor and employment law firm Ford & Harrison LLP has lured a new partner to join its Florida practice in the firm's Miami office.

  • November 7, 2006

    SEC Names New Deputy Secretary

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday appointed senior special counsel Florence Harmon to the position of deputy secretary.

  • November 6, 2006

    Citigroup Settles 26 WorldCom Securities Lawsuits

    Citigroup has settled 26 lawsuits brought by individuals who had opted out of the WorldCom securities class action settlement, the company said in its latest filing on Friday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • November 2, 2006

    Commerce Bancorp Probe Draws To A Close

    Two years after former executives were sentenced to prison, the Philadelphia prosecutor’s office has ended its probe into Commerce Bancorp Inc. in connection with an extensive corruption investigation.

  • November 2, 2006

    FTC Seeks To Tackle Abuse Of Noerr Doctrine

    Hoping to stem corporate abuse of the Noerr-Pennington doctrine, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission provided new perspectives Thursday on how to enforce the policy, which shields companies from antitrust laws when they try to influence government actions.

  • November 1, 2006

    Newspapers Reach Deal In Title Tug-Of-War

    The bitter fight over which Florida newspaper can lay claim to the title of “Tampa Bay Times” is finally over, with the area’s two largest newspapers agreeing to settle the titular dispute after months of wrangling.

  • October 30, 2006

    Law Firm Profile: Ropes & Gray LLP

    When the Goodridge decision recognizing same-sex marriage in Massachusetts was issued a few years back, employers and insurance companies immediately turned to Ropes & Gray LLP’s employment attorneys based in Boston to help them comply with the ruling.

  • October 27, 2006

    United Airlines Pilots Sue Union

    Deviating from most litigation related to airline workers’ pensions, three pilots for United Airlines Inc. have sued their union, alleging it failed to give them the pension benefits they were entitled to under United’s now-terminated pension plan.

  • October 25, 2006

    Microsoft To Settle Antitrust Suits For $262M

    Microsoft Corp. has agreed to shell out up to $262 million worth of vouchers in Arkansas and Wisconsin to settle two private class action antitrust suits filed in those states, with the proposed settlements benefiting public schools as well as consumers.

  • October 24, 2006

    Bank Fraudsters Ordered To Pay More Than $30M

    Three former bankers have been handed jail sentences and ordered to pay more than $30 million in restitution for their roles in the bank fraud that led regulators to close Hamilton Bank NA in 2002.

  • October 23, 2006

    Ex-MassMutual Head Wins $50M

    An arbitration decision that Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group unjustly gave its chief executive the boot last year could force the insurance and investment company to shell out as much as $50 million in financial compensation.