Florida law enforcement agencies will split some $1.88 million worth of bitcoins seized after the digital currency was stolen by hackers from an illicit online drug marketplace, authorities said Wednesday.
Quadrum Global could fetch $180 million with the sale of a Miami Beach hotel, developer CMK has reportedly paid $14 million for Palmer Printing's Chicago plant, and Everwood Hospitality is said to have picked up a Florida hotel for $24.7 million.
The general counsel of a Tampa, Florida-based maintenance and repair company has agreed to be disbarred after he was caught using cameras in the women's restrooms at the company's facility to covertly film female employees.
Cardno Ltd. has renewed its push to enforce a $15 million arbitration award it won against an Ecuadorean engineering firm that allegedly hid a bribery scheme, telling a Florida federal judge Wednesday that the South American company's counterclaims are time-barred and invite the court to overstep its authority.
A Florida attorney's legal career figuratively went up in smoke Thursday as the state's Supreme Court disbarred him for providing erroneous advice that led clients to believe they had legal certification to grow, possess and use medical marijuana, resulting in several arrests and a fully armed SWAT team raid.
Amazon pared down its list of potential locations for a second North American headquarters to 20, saying Thursday it will decide from a select group of candidates that includes New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, Philadelphia, Miami and Newark, New Jersey.
The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed through close to two dozen of President Donald Trump’s nominees on Thursday, including a number of BigLaw partners intent on filling vacant U.S. Department of Justice roles and appellate and trial judge posts.
A cruise ship passenger will get a new trial in his case against an onboard retailer that rescinded his purchase of a diamond it mistakenly sold him for 1/20th of its nearly $5 million value, after a Florida appeals court found on Wednesday that the jury instructions included errors.
Florida-based government contractor National Sourcing Inc. asked a court Tuesday to disqualify Greenberg Traurig PA from representing a subcontractor and others because of the firm's previous work for NSI, a disabled veteran-owned company.
Bock Hatch Lewis & Oppenheim LLC urged a Florida federal court Wednesday to prohibit Foley & Lardner LLP from representing a chiropractic clinic in a malpractice suit alleging attorney David Oppenheim decamped with sensitive documents, arguing the representation agreement allows an entirely separate law firm to pay for Foley's services without being licensed in the state.
A Florida whistleblower suing bankrupt 21st Century Oncology Inc. over an allegedly dirty $2.5 billion contract linked to Gov. Rick Scott received support from the U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday, as the government attacked some aspects of the cancer treatment center’s bid to toss the case.
A Florida appellate panel on Wednesday affirmed a trial judge’s decision to overturn a jury verdict in favor of the son of an elderly woman who allegedly died because of a nursing home’s negligence, saying the plaintiff's medical expert’s opinion was contradicted by the evidence.
A Florida man who copped to his role in an insider trading scheme stemming from Gilead Sciences Inc.’s $11 billion acquisition of New Jersey-based Pharmasset Inc., which made the latter company’s stock value jump nearly 90 percent, was sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in prison, federal prosecutors announced.
A Michigan federal judge ruled Tuesday that Panasonic Corp. cannot escape auto dealer and consumer claims that it participated in a conspiracy to fix prices for vehicle air conditioning systems, but trimmed a pair of claims brought under Florida and South Dakota state laws.
Taconic Investment Partners is reportedly buying 12 Bronx rental buildings for more than $70 million, Lennar is said to have picked up a Florida development site for $9.65 million, and a venture including developer 601W has reportedly paid $10 million for a Chicago parking lot.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday trimmed claims from a proposed class action over the Corvette Z06, but kept the suit’s warranty claims, finding ambiguities in General Motors LLC’s contract language made it unclear whether it was on the hook for an alleged design flaw that causes the race cars to rapidly decelerate.
Wendy’s said that a push for class certification from customers suing the fast-food chain over a data breach must be denied, telling a Florida federal judge on Tuesday that the proposed class may include individuals who weren’t impacted by the breach.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts Amanda Brady and Amy Mallow of Major Lindsey & Africa interview law firm management from Am Law 200 firms about how they are navigating an increasingly competitive business environment. The second conversation is with Mark Usellis, chief strategy officer for Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
A Florida federal judge on Tuesday stayed an investor class suit against Jay Peak ski resort owner Ariel Quiros over his alleged role in a $350 million EB-5 visa fraud suit, as Quiros' attorneys indicated two pending related settlements could impact the suit.
Florida state restaurant inspectors found food safety issues and building problems at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach during a November visit, nearly a year after a previous visit turned up food violations at the private club.
In a long-anticipated move, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced that it will allow states to implement Medicaid work requirements, representing a major shift in the agency's policy. However, the move will only impact a small percentage of the Medicaid population, say Caroline Brown and Philip Peisch of Covington & Burling LLP.
Last year, courts issued numerous health care-related decisions interpreting the legal standards under the False Claims Act and assessing the viability of a multitude of FCA liability theories. These decisions will affect the prosecution and defense of FCA cases for years to come, says Brian Dunphy of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC.
Although Attorney General Jeff Sessions' rescission of the Cole memo does not change federal law, negative response to the rescission across the cannabis sector and political landscape was strong, swift and bipartisan, which may lead to congressional action in the future, say Jonathan Robbins and Joshua Mandell of Akerman LLP.
The volume of health care-related qui tam litigation under the False Claims Act remained robust last year. In the first of four articles on health care enforcement in 2017, Kevin McGinty of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC discusses the important takeaways from a number of trends.
In its recent decision in U.S. v. Johnson, the Eleventh Circuit strengthened procedural protections for defendants in criminal cases who seek early termination of supervised release and joined a growing number of circuit courts in holding that district courts may not summarily deny a defendant’s early termination motion, say Matthew Lee and Thaddeus Kirk of Fox Rothschild LLP.
Erich Potter, discovery counsel with Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP, discusses six ways e-discovery will continue to excite and confound in 2018.
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.