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Appeals court rules in favor of J.P. Morgan Securities in $25 million investment case

Charmaine Little Jun. 21, 2017, 12:26pm

A $25 million investment that went awry for a Florida company recently ended with an appeal before Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal.

McGraw-Hill, Pearson claim Palm Beach book sellers sold counterfeits

Noddy A. Fernandez Apr. 9, 2017, 10:26pm

MIAMI — Two textbook publishers are suing Javian Moore and Lakeria Moore, citing alleged copyright and trademark infringement for selling unauthorized copies of their titles.

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. 

Action taken by Met Life against squabbling sisters results in settlement

Dee Thompson Mar. 3, 2017, 1:50pm

ORLANDO -- A disputed estate has caused Metropolitan Life Insurance to file an interpleader complaint and bow out of the fray, leaving the court to decide which sister gets the insurance money.The sisters, however, took it upon themselves recently to settle their dispute.

South Florida officials applaud court ruling in water transfers case

Noell Wolfgram Evans Feb. 24, 2017, 3:08pm

NEW YORK  — The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled in favor of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in a case that dealt with the application of the Clean Water Act, a move officials in South Florida are praising.

Hyman maintains AV Preeminent rating

Mike Helenthal Feb. 5, 2017, 8:23pm

Awarded to fewer than 10 percent of those registered

Florida attorney in payment dispute with estate of former NFL player

Cheyenne Dickerson Jan. 12, 2017, 7:02pm

MIAMI — A Florida attorney is embroiled in a dispute over payment for legal services provided to a now-deceased NFL player.

Bucs' Winston settles suit with former FSU classmate

Glenn Minnis Dec. 26, 2016, 2:32pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has settled a sexual suit involving a former Florida State University classmate, but the details of the compromise are likely to forever remain cloaked in secrecy.

Casey Anthony attorney jailed on suspicion of cocaine trafficking

Cheyenne Dickerson Dec. 18, 2016, 12:57pm

Todd Macaluso, ex-attorney for Casey Anthony in a notorious murder case, has recently been disbarred as an attorney and booked into jail for seeking to transport five kilograms of cocaine and distribute it.

FSU law school wins prestigious competiton

Dorothy Goodin Dec. 11, 2016, 9:25pm

TALLAHASSEE – When Florida State University's (FSU) College of Law mock trial team won first place earlier this month at the 2016 Buffalo-Niagara competition, it won the largest “invitation-only” event of its kind.

Best Lawyers group names two ARHMF attorneys to 2017 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ list

Michelle de Leon Dec. 8, 2016, 9:39pm

CORAL GABLES, Florida – Two lawyers from Coral Gables law firm Avila Rodriguez Hernandez Mena & Ferri LLP are recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” for 2017.

Retired football player files suit against NFL for denial of disability claim

Michelle de Leon Nov. 10, 2016, 9:55pm

PALM BEACH -– A former professional football player who is now a Palm Beach resident has filed a lawsuit against the National Football League (NFL) to claim the medical benefits he allegedly earned. The lawsuit was filed in the West Palm Beach Division of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Camel milk startup looking to break into North American market

Kerry Goff Oct. 30, 2016, 10:12pm

WELLINGTON -- A former petting zoo camel who has a new home with a Florida family also is the basis for a new business using camel's milk, called Camel Life Inc. 

Voting booth selfies banned in Florida

Dee Thompson Oct. 30, 2016, 10:02pm

TALLAHASSEE -- People want to take “selfies” everywhere they go, which includes the voting booth. However, by law, Florida residents cannot take selfies when they vote. 

Major League Baseball sued in New York district court by defunct Florida business owner

Kerry Goff Oct. 28, 2016, 12:46pm

MANHATTAN -- Neiman Nix, owner of a Florida sports performance facility and baseball academy, claims his now-defunct Florida business to be collateral damage of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) 2013 Biogenesis doping crackdown and has filed suit against the league.

Construction lawyers added to Boyd & Jenerette's new Orlando office

Michelle de Leon Oct. 27, 2016, 11:14pm

ORLANDO -- Two new construction lawyers have joined the firm Boyd & Jenerette, which recently opened a new office in Orlando.

Reliance Standard Life Insurance Co., allegedly wrongfully denied employee's long-term disability claim

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 23, 2016, 8:56pm

ORLANDO — A woman has filed suit against a life insurance company for alleged violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). 

Baker Donelson’s Kelly Overstreet Johnson named to 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list

Michelle de Leon Oct. 6, 2016, 5:19pm

TALLAHASSEE – Kelly Overstreet Johnson, an executive from Baker Donelson, has been named a Florida Super Lawyer.  

Florida attorney Stephen M. Newman's license revoked after committing a felony

Olivia Olsen Oct. 6, 2016, 5:14pm

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court has accepted a request for disciplinary revocation of license to practice law belonging to attorney Stephen M. Newman. 

ACLU complaint seeks to secure hormone therapy for transgender prisoner

Carrie Salls Aug. 26, 2016, 10:09am

TALLAHASSEE – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida has filed a lawsuit challenging the Florida Department of Corrections’ (DOC) denial of hormone therapy and other medically necessary treatments for a transgender woman currently serving time in a state men’s prison.