County executives in the Florida Keys are estimating the total value of vacant lots in the area at more than $300 million as they prepare for a flurry of lawsuits expected to be filed ahead of, and after, 2023 when building permits will no longer be issued.
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Lawsuits over 'takings' under coming Keys building ban could leave local communities on hook for half liability
A move by Florida state lawmakers to leave local governments on the hook for half of the liability from all lawsuits that could follow the end of new building permits for the Florida Keys "seems like yet another example" of a consistent pattern of the state attempting to shift lawsuit costs to local governments, a consumer advocate says.
The number of website accessibility lawsuits filed in federal court has exploded, with the greatest numbers being filed in New York and Florida, according to a new study.
As the era of legal e-filing came close to replacing the hand delivering of documents, one process-serving business knew it had to find the right partner.
Work substantially complete on controversial Flagler Street upgrade, says Florida Department of Transportation
Construction work on a major Miami thoroughfare upgrade—delayed by more than a year and the subject of a lawsuit filed by the City of Miami—is substantially complete and final inspections are being carried out, the Florida Department of Transportation said.
Fort Lauderdale still weighing suit against fossil fuel companies, opponents argue ineffective, waste of time and money
City leaders in Fort Lauderdale are continuing to ponder whether to follow other municipalities and file suit against fossil fuel companies in a bid to extract money to offset the potential cost of climate change.
TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Ron DeSantis is wasting little time in filling vacancies on the Florida Supreme Court, with a second judge from the south of the state expected to be appointed Monday.
Legal experts expressed surprise a lawsuit taken by the country largest apartment rental group against Airbnb was allowed to proceed.
California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.
A leading maker and seller of e-cigarettes and nicotine cartridges in the U.S. has filed a fresh flurry of complaints with patent regulators and in federal court against foreign competitors muscling in on its market.
Video evidence was crucial to persuading a jury to award millions to the victim of a shooting outside an infamous Miami strip club, according to one of the attorneys who represented the plaintiff.
FT. LAUDERDALE - A company that manufacturers a popular brand of pressure cooker has agreed to pay $26 million to a young girl who suffered horrific injuries after the device's lid blew open.
MIAMI – A federal magistrate judge recently recommended the dismissal a damage suit that claimed excessive use of force by a police officer and alleged Miami-Dade County failed to provide proper training to its police officers.
TALLAHASSEE - Gov. Rick Scott's long shot bid to replace three justices on the Florida Supreme Court before he leaves office was shot down Monday by the same panel.
TALLAHASSEE - A huge late $2 million investment in the Florida election by a national gun control group largely financed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg dwarfs the total amount the group has spent nationally this election cycle.
Widely different appeals court decisions over the fiercely debated assignment of benefits issue could lead to the Supreme Court stepping in to review.
Two candidates in Florida's attorney general race ramped up attack ads this month.
TALLAHASSEE - Free market thinkers and those who believe in some government intervention are involved in an increasingly sour battle over the issue of climate change.
Thirty autistic children, and their parents, will be allowed to argue they were discriminated against by Disney over claims its entertainment parks failed to adequately accommodate people with individual issues and disabilities, an appeals court has ruled.