Florida cities and counties are likely to wait on the sidelines to see how litigation against fossil fuel companies over climate change is decided in courts across the country, according to former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum.
TALLAHASSEE -- The chairman of a judicial nominating committee has resigned because he believes Gov. Ron DeSantis and officials in his office have "invaded the autonomy" of the process of selecting judges in Florida
The City of Miami can continue its legal action against two major banks accused of engaging in predatory lending practices that ultimately led to an increase in the municipality's tax base, an appeals court has ruled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.