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ACLU-FL reviewing federal judge's decision that dissolved 'Pottinger rules' for the homeless, union attorney says

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

The American Civil Liberties Union-Florida is examining a federal judge's recent decision to dissolve longtime protections for Miami's homeless in a case the judge said the city's unhoused actually won.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: 3 Greenberg Traurig Texas Attorneys Receive Austin Black Business Journal’s 2019 Top 10 Super Lawyer Awards

By Press release submission | Feb 19, 2019

Shareholders Karen Kennard, Demetrius McDaniel, and Dale Wainwright of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP have been named recipients of the Austin Black Business’ 2019 Top 10 Central Texas Super Lawyer Awards.

BAKER MCKENZIE LLP: Former US Senate Tax Policy Advisor joins Baker McKenzie

By Press release submission | Feb 19, 2019

.Christopher Hanna has joined Baker McKenzie’s Tax Practice as a Counsel in Dallas, bringing 30 years of experience in handling tax policy and planning, having served most recently as a senior policy advisor for the US Senate Committee on Finance.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig Welcomes Austin Appellate Lawyer Heidi Bloch

By Press release submission | Feb 19, 2019

Elizabeth “Heidi” G. Bloch, a prominent Texas appellate lawyer, has joined the Austin office of global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder.

Specialist says tobacco addiction caused man’s death in Philip Morris trial

By John Sammon | Feb 12, 2019

MIAMI – Ulysee Holliman tried to quit smoking a dozen times; he asked his wife for help, threw away his cigarettes, chewed gum, sucked candy, all to no avail. He died from lung cancer 25 years ago.

Arguments open in suit against Philip Morris alleging conspiracy in man’s death from smoking

By John Sammon | Feb 12, 2019

Add Teaser hereMIAMI – Arguments began Monday in the trial to determine if a conspiracy to defraud the public by tobacco giant Philip Morris led to a man’s death from lung cancer in 1993.

Imprisoned Tampa attorney disbarred over insider trading conviction

By Karen Kidd | Feb 4, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Tampa attorney Walter C. Little has been disbarred following an Oct. 15 Florida Supreme Court order over his securities fraud sentencing last year, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Man sues medical flight service providers, claims negligence caused wife's death

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 17, 2019

A husband from the Cayman Islands is suing a medical flight transport company and its employees/agents, alleging their negligence caused his wife's wrongful death.

Miami-based federal judge orders Florida Patriot National shareholders' class action transferred to New York

By Karen Kidd | Jan 15, 2019

MIAMI – The U.S. District court for the Southern District of Florida recently ordered that a Florida class action on behalf of shareholders in a Florida-based outsourcing company that emerged from Chapter 11 last year be transferred to a federal court in New York.

GREENBERG & TRAURIG: Greenberg Traurig's Nikki Lewis Simon Elected to Florida Bar Board of Governors

By Press release submission | Dec 26, 2018

Nikki Lewis Simon, a shareholder and director of Client Development and Corporate Social Responsibility for global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A., has been elected to The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors, representing the 11th Circuit in Seat 2 for a two-year term beginning on June 28, 2019.

WILSON ELSER MOSKOWITZ EDELMAN & DICKER: Bussey Named Trial Lawyer of the Year 2018 - Defense by Central Florida ABOTA

By Press release submission | Nov 6, 2018

John W Bussey III (Senior Counsel-Orlando) has been awarded Trial Lawyer of the Year, which is presented each year by the Central Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (CF-ABOTA).

Boca Raton attorney faces voluntarily disbarment following money laundering charge

By Karen Kidd | Oct 1, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Boca Raton attorney Lawrence Michael Weisberg faces voluntarily disbarment following a Sept. 27 Florida Supreme Court order regarding a federal money laundering charge filed against him last spring, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Florida adopts Delaware's standard for disclosure-only settlements in Quality Distribution merger case

By Carrie Bradon | Aug 9, 2018

LAKELAND – Following a complicated history of lawsuits, Florida has adopted Delaware's standard for reviewing disclosure-only settlements, which may prove to be helpful as it could limit merger objection litigation.

Pharmaceutical company escapes punitive damages sought by stroke victim

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 9, 2018

A man who blamed the drug Tasigna for a debilitating stroke cannot seek punitive damages in his lawsuit, a federal judge ruled July 31.

Slander lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase dismissed by federal judge

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 1, 2018

A federal judge threw out a slander lawsuit by a former security guard for JPMorgan Chase Bank on July 24.

Appellate court rules media entitled to more Parkland shooting video, but delays release

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 1, 2018

An appellate court allowed the release of additional video footage of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but later delayed the decision.

From Legal Newsline

Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.

New Jersey attorney disbarred in Florida over multiple complaints

By Karen Kidd | May 1, 2018

TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Miami attorney Cary G. Blake, a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association, has been disbarred following a March 8 Florida Supreme Court order regarding allegations in a multiple client matter, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

New York attorney disbarred in Florida after attempted perjury guilty plea

By Karen Kidd | Mar 2, 2018

Attorney Jeffrey William Butcher of Ithaca, New York, practicing in Florida for more than 18 years, has been reciprocally disbarred following a Jan. 11 Florida Supreme Court order after his guilty plea last spring for attempted perjury, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

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