A Costa Rican pineapple grower urged a Florida federal court Tuesday to abstain from enforcing a $32 million arbitral award to Swiss corporation Del Monte International GmbH, saying that Costa Rican courts have refused to enforce the award and that the grower has no assets in the United States.
A blind Florida man who won a notable victory last year over requirements for businesses' websites under the Americans with Disabilities Act has made a Florida hotel the latest target of his crusade, alleging in a lawsuit Monday that it failed to make its website accessible.
The Eleventh Circuit affirmed in a published opinion Tuesday the convictions and sentences of two men for their roles in a scheme to bribe military officials to obtain trucking contracts that paid out more than $37 million, finding the pair's arguments of trial court error unavailing.
Jurors reasonably found that Florida Atlantic University did not violate a professor's speech rights by firing him after learning of a blog in which he said the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting was a hoax, a judge ruled Monday in refusing him a new trial.
Two former NFL cheerleaders told the league Tuesday they're willing to end discrimination claims in exchange for a good-faith meeting with league commissioner Roger Goodell aimed at improving treatment and management of cheer squads.
Madison Realty Capital has loaned JDS Development Group $137 million as part of the final funding for a South Beach, Miami, condominium project, the New York-based companies, steered respectively by Kriss & Feuerstein LLP and Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, said Tuesday.
A Florida state senator has joined plaintiffs' firm Morgan & Morgan PA in its Fort Lauderdale office, where he will focus his practice on consumer class actions, False Claims Act suits and first-party insurance coverage cases, the firm announced Tuesday.
Florida-based Greenspoon Marder LLP has moved forward with its national expansion plans, opening an office in Los Angeles with six corporate litigators, four of whom jumped from the Beverly Hills business and entertainment law firm Eisner Jaffe.
Customers suing a cement company over alleged price increases disguised as environmental fees and fuel surcharges asked a Florida federal judge Monday to certify a pair of classes in the case, saying the thousands of proposed class members all suffered the same fate.
Nortek Security & Control LLC was hit with a proposed class action Monday in Florida federal court accusing the home and business security system company of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by placing robocalls to advertise one of its home security products.
A Florida federal judge on Monday gave a CSX investor until May 14 to amend his derivative suit against the railroad’s board over the hiring of former CEO E. Hunter Harrison, striking its first iteration for a lack of diversity jurisdiction and a “shotgun pleading.”
Developer LCOR is reportedly eyeing a $395 million sale of a New York condo conversion building; energy billionaire Michael Smith is said to be paying a record $110 million for a Malibu, California, mansion; and Ansca Homes has reportedly sold 25 acres in Florida for $9 million.
A customer of the defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptsy does not have to arbitrate his proposed class action against digital currency giant Coinbase Inc. alleging it helped Cryptsy’s CEO launder roughly $8 million in stolen customer funds, the Eleventh Circuit said Monday.
The Communications Workers of America on Monday filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Labor on behalf of workers at five call centers operated by a General Dynamics unit that handle calls for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, accusing the company of “widespread wage theft.”
A Florida federal judge has ordered a former business partner of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Melissa Gorga to arbitrate her $30 million defamation suit against Gorga, NBC Universal and related parties, saying the woman’s claims are subject to an arbitration provision in her contract with the show’s production company.
A Florida judge has been forced from the bench after berating a sick woman during a court appearance last week. The woman died a few days later.
Leading corporate and intellectual property law firm Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig is expanding into Florida, bringing on two lawyers in a new Tampa office, the Virginia-based firm recently announced.
The Florida Bar responded late Friday to traffic ticket defense startup TIKD's bid for a quick victory in a dispute over whether the company is engaged in the unlicensed practice of law, lodging its own bid for judgment on the pleadings with the Florida Supreme Court and saying the evidence shows TIKD flouted the law.
Beacon Capital has reportedly bought a San Jose, California, office tower for $101.5 million, Chetrit Group is said to have landed an $82.5 million loan backed in part by a Brooklyn hotel and MMG Equity has reportedly picked up a Florida shopping center for $6.2 million.
Miami asked a Florida federal court Friday to deny a "sour grapes" bid by the Marlins to dissolve a state court finding that international arbitration can’t be used in a dispute over the government’s piece of the baseball team’s $1.2 billion sale, saying the federal court shouldn't get involved and calling the team "state court losers."
Despite recent setbacks in state legislatures, this year's carbon tax push has been the most successful in American history and demonstrates that it is a policy which has carved a place in our political landscape, says Ryan Maness of MultiState Associates Inc., a state and local government relations services firm.
The Eleventh Circuit's False Claims Act decision this month in U.S. v. Cochise results in a clear and stark circuit court split. The issue of whether the extended limitations period may be invoked by relators in declined qui tam actions — and, if so, whose knowledge triggers the clock — is now ripe for resolution by the U.S. Supreme Court, say attorneys with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP.
In the first installment of the series, Jeremy Abrams and Sebastian Watt of Reed Smith LLP seek to provide a high-level overview of the most significant corporate state tax issues after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act and use state-specific examples to show that while determining how a state will conform to the Internal Revenue Code is not always clear, taxpayer-friendly results are possible.
It's been eight years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Shady Grove Orthopedic Associates v. Allstate Insurance, but courts continue to wrestle with whether state statutory class action bars are enforceable in federal court, say Daniel Fong and Robert Guite of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP.
High prescription drug prices are increasingly a focal point in the discussion of U.S. health care spending. While there is little consensus in Congress, there has been considerable recent activity in the federal executive branch and in state legislatures, say Tom Bulleit and Rebecca Williams of Ropes & Gray LLP.
Among the proposed amendments to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, which are scheduled to take effect Dec. 1, are specific requirements related to “front-loading.” They outline the process for seeking preliminary court approval of class action settlements and related notice plans, say Shandarese Garr and Niki Mendoza of Garden City Group LLC.
The additional analysis on downstream greenhouse gas emissions required by the D.C. Circuit's recent ruling in Sierra Club v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has the potential to further delay an already burdened FERC pipeline approval process, says James Costan of Dentons.
How can we improve meetings in the legal industry, which tends to evolve with the speed of a tranquilized water buffalo mired in quicksand? Breaking it down to three phases can yield significant benefits, says Nicholas Cheolas of Zelle LLP.
One way law firms differentiate themselves from the competition to attract and retain top talent is through their real estate and workplace strategies. Taking a lead from the hospitality industry can help create a more inviting, welcoming and collaborative workspace environment, says Bella Schiro of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc.
In his first year on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch has proven to be a narrow-minded elitist who consistently votes in favor of corporations and the powerful, acting to roll back protections for workers, consumers, LGBTQ individuals and other marginalized communities, says Elliot Mincberg of People for the American Way.