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IRS allowed to apply additional tax liabilities on sale of media company

Sara McCleary Oct. 10, 2017, 12:05pm

MIAMI – In a decision filed Oct. 3, an appellate court affirmed a decision from the United States Tax Court assessing additional tax liabilities against a media company for the 2001 tax year.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit rules that victim of tax fraud still liable for IRS payments

Olivia Olsen Aug. 16, 2017, 8:40pm

A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to rule in favor of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in a tax fraud case involving William Kardash.

Court concludes Burmese pythons, other large snakes can be taken across state lines

Kacie Whaley May 1, 2017, 1:44pm

MIAMI — An appeals court recently concluded that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service cannot legally bar large exotic snakes from being traded across state lines, despite their potential threat to Florida's native animals.

Florida man whose floating home was seized may return to Supreme Court

John Severance Apr. 26, 2017, 1:43pm

RIVIERA BEACH — On his website, Fane Lozman refers to himself as a corruption-fighting activist who saved 2,200 homes from seizure and his own home was destroyed, but he is better known for a case that went before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Visa investment program set to expire; South Florida developers count on short extension

Glenn Minnis Apr. 21, 2017, 3:03pm

The EB-5 visa investment program faces an uncertain future when it officially expires April 28.

New class action brought by former felons aims to restore voting rights

Dee Thompson Apr. 2, 2017, 9:52pm

Florida's harsh laws regarding disenfranchisement of felons face new challenges from the newly filed class action.

Bentley III of Florida's middle district one of Trump's U.S. Attorney casualties

John Severance Apr. 2, 2017, 7:02pm

TAMPA — At the beginning of March, President Donald Trump asked for the resignation of 46 U.S. attorneys, most of whom were appointed by former president Barack Obama. One of those attorneys who turned in their resignations to the president and attorney general Jeff Sessions was A. Lee Bentley III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.

Palm Beach attorney receives revocation for securities fraud

Olivia Olsen Mar. 25, 2017, 5:02pm

The Florida Supreme Court recently issued a disciplinary revocation to Jonathan Paltiel Flom, an attorney in Palm Beach, Fla., stemming from his federal money laundering conviction. 

Pinellas County officials fight back against 'sovereign citizens'

John Severance Mar. 18, 2017, 1:08pm

&&& A prisoner serving 20 years for attempted murder recently wrote that Ken Burke, Pinellas Circuit Court clerk, should immediately release him from prison. In another case, the prisoner claimed Burke was liable for $50 million.

Settlement reached with paralegal accused of defrauding customers

David Hutton Mar. 7, 2017, 10:51pm

MIAMI — Accused of defrauding customers out of almost $2.4 million through a debt-reduction company, a Broward County paralegal has been ordered to pay $4,500 to settle the case.

Florida Coastal School of Law flunks Department of Education's gainful-employment test

Nancy Crist Feb. 21, 2017, 6:17pm

JACKSONVILLE — A Florida law school has failed the U.S. Department of Education’s gainful-employment test, which measures debt-to-earnings ratios, according to a report released by the agency last month.

Source Capital to pay over $1 million in fines, damages following FINRA arbitration

John Myers Feb. 12, 2017, 8:16pm

TAMPA – A Florida-based firm has been awarded over $1 million following a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration.

McKesson reaches $150M settlement over alleged violations

Sara McCleary Jan. 27, 2017, 3:38pm

LAKELAND, Fla. — One of the largest distributors of pharmaceutical drugs in the United States has agreed to a landmark settlement, according to a report on Street Insider.

Florida woman ordered to pay more than $600K for BP oil-spill scam

Rebecca Campbell Jan. 16, 2017, 5:46pm

MIAMI – A South Florida woman has been ordered to pay more than $600,000 in restitution for filing fraudulent claims in connection with the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a district judge recently ruled.

Florida falls to No. 4 on ATRA's annual Judicial Hellhole list

Karen Kidd Dec. 15, 2016, 9:59am

This year's report focused less on Florida as a whole and more on the state's Supreme Court and south Florida.

Florida Bar Association warns those seeking advice on immigration law to avoid 'notarios'

Cassandra Stone Dec. 4, 2016, 10:09pm

MIAMI -- The Florida Bar Association is warning people seeking advice on immigration to avoid using non-lawyers for such advice. Notaries, or notarios, allegedly have been preying on those looking for legal guidance on immigration issues by offering unqualified advice and illegal services.

Attorney claims Hillsborough firefighter wanted on misdemeanor battery charge has not fled the state

Marian Johns Dec. 2, 2016, 12:35pm

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County firefighter wanted on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from his alleged involvement in a Key West bar fight maintains he will turn himself in to face the charges, but has no intention of altering his vacation plans that would require him to return to Florida early.

Jones Day argues that federal law on smoking lawsuits should preempt state laws

Dee Thompson Nov. 20, 2016, 10:27pm

TALLAHASSEE -- Attorney Gregory Katsas with Jones Day in Washington, representing tobacco company R.J. Reynolds, recently argued before the Florida Supreme Court that in Florida courts, the liability and negligence claims of smokers are preempted by federal law.

Florida floral business asks U.S. Supreme Court to hear tax dispute

Taryn Phaneuf Nov. 20, 2016, 10:12pm

TALLAHASSEE — A Florida florist has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the state’s flower tax after the Florida Supreme Court upheld the levy in a decision issued in May.

Miami attorney Julie Braman Kane to lead American Association for Justice

Noell Wolfgram Evans Nov. 18, 2016, 3:27pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The American Association for Justice (AAJ) has named Julie Braman Kane as president for 2017. Kane is a partner of Colson Hicks Eidson in its Coral Gables, Florida office. Colson Hicks Eidson also has offices in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans.