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Companies must prove 'enterprise' to invoke RICO

Mike Helenthal Oct. 24, 2016, 9:39am

MIAMI -- Corporations are allowed to invoke federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization statutes to litigate fraud claims, but they have to prove that those accused were acting in collusion, says a Miami attorney and expert on the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act.

Officials prepare to fill Constitution review commission

Mike Helenthal Oct. 17, 2016, 10:52pm

TALLAHASSEE -- Applications for a seat on the Constitution review commission (CRC) are now being accepted by the Florida Supreme Court.

Talc lawsuits starting to pile up for Johnson & Johnson

Mike Helenthal Jul. 1, 2016, 7:16pm

ST. LOUIS – Plaintiffs attorneys throughout the country, including in Florida, are working to bring alleged victims of talc to court following two multimillion-dollar judgments rendered in a St. Louis district court.

Minimum fare meant to prevent rider 'cannibalism'

Mike Helenthal Jun. 30, 2016, 10:41am

LAKELAND – Hillsborough County’s minimum fair rule is meant to separate and protect two very different modes of for-hire transportation, according to Kyle Cockream, the executive director of the county’s Public Transportation Commission (PTC).

No end in sight for Florida-Georgia water feud

Mike Helenthal Jun. 30, 2016, 10:21am

WASHINGTON – Just follow the money and you'll understand why the states of Georgia and Florida are going back to court to continue their 27-year battle over water rights.

Safeguards in place, but risk exists with compounded drugs

Mike Helenthal Jun. 9, 2016, 4:28pm

LAKELAND – The practice of mixing patient-specific medicines, known as compounding, has become big business in the pharmaceutical industry, but it’s not without risk, as evidenced by a lawsuit being considered in Florida courts against a lab accused of mixing a fatal mix of pain medicine. 

Destin city manager defends last-minute hiring of outside attorney

Mike Helenthal Jun. 6, 2016, 11:37am

DESTIN – Destin City Manager Greg Kisela said the city will need the expertise of a franchise attorney to get a better deal with Gulf Power when the agreement comes up again in 2018.

Florida attorneys: Stick to long-term investment strategy

Mike Helenthal May 21, 2016, 11:34am

Though every investor has had to bear 2016’s volatile stock market, Florida attorneys continue to be bullish about the importance of staying on a consistent, long-term investment course.