Legal Roundup

SHAMIS & GENTILE PA: Given 3M Combat Arms Earplugs? 3M has agreed to pay $9.1 million for knowingly selling defective earplugs.

By | Feb 18, 2019

Whistleblower allegations were revealed stating that 3M, a defense contractor, sold defective Combat Arms Earplugs, Version 2 (CAEv2) to the military from 2003 to 2015.

VERNIS & BOWLING: Vernis & Bowling Sponsoring Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Gala

By Vernis & Bowling | Feb 18, 2019

Vernis & Bowling is proud to be a Head Sponsor of the Broward County Hispanic Bar Association Gala.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF FLORIDA: Winter Park Man Charged With Over $8 Million In Fraud

By | Feb 18, 2019

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the unsealing of an indictment charging Bryan L. Brewer (43, Winter Park) with six counts of wire fraud, four counts of bank fraud, and four counts of money laundering.

ATTORNEY'S OFFICE OF FLORIDA: Florida Compounding Pharmacy And Its Owners To Pay At Least $775,000 To Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

By | Feb 18, 2019

The Department of Justice announced today that Vital Life Institute LLC (formerly known as AgeVital Pharmacy LLC), located in Sarasota, Florida, and owners Jenny and William Wilkins have agreed to pay at least $775,000 to resolve claims that they violated the False Claims Act by engaging in an illegal kickback scheme to induce the referral of compounded drug prescriptions for TRICARE and Medicare beneficiaries.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Hope Thai Cannon Appointed U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge

By | Feb 14, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Hope Thai Cannon, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been appointed as a full-time magistrate judge in the Pensacola Division of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF: Elliott Greenleaf Awarded Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of the Year by the M&A Advisor

By | Feb 14, 2019

Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. has been awarded the Healthcare/Life Sciences Deal of The Year (Under $500mm) by the M&A Advisor for the sale of Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. Rafael Zahralddin and Eric Sutty, who served on behalf of the firm in this engagement.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Four Holland & Knight Lawyers Named to Latinvex Top 100 Lawyers List

By | Feb 12, 2019

Holland & Knight Partners Peter Baumgaertner, Stephen Double, Luis Rubio and Guillermo Uribe have been selected by Latinvex for its 2019 ranking of the top 100 lawyers handling legal business in Latin America.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: George Howell III Receives The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for 2019

By | Feb 12, 2019

Holland & Knight attorney George Howell III received The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award for 2019 during a ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court in Tallahassee on February 7.

CLAUSEN MILLER: Clausen Miller P.C. Expands Its Reach in Florida by Welcoming South Florida Partner Daniel Tamaroff

By | Feb 11, 2019

Clausen Miller is proud to announce that Daniel Tamaroff has joined the Firm’s Florida office as a Partner.

NELSON MULLINS: Miami Partner Daniel Newman to Serve as FSDA Treasurer

By | Feb 11, 2019

Daniel Newman, a partner in Nelson Mullins' Miami office, has been chosen as treasurer for the 2019 Florida Securities Dealers Association Board of Governors.

COZEN O'CONNOR: Intellectual Property Department Recognized by World Trademark Review

By | Feb 11, 2019

Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Department was recently ranked by World Trademark Review 1000.

PECKAR & ABRAMSON: Construction Attorney Neal I. Sklar Named as a Director of the Latin Builders Association

By | Feb 11, 2019

Peckar & Abramson, P.C. (P&A) is pleased to announce that Neal I. Sklar, Partner in the firm’s Miami offce and a Florida Bar Board Certified Construction Law specialist, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Latin Builders Association.

VERNIS & BOWLING: Gulf Coast Office Named One of Top Florida Firms

By Vernis & Bowling | Feb 11, 2019

Vernis & Bowling of the Gulf Coast, P.A. was named one of the Top Florida Law Firms by the Tampa Bay Business.

MARKOWITZ RINGEL TRUSTY & HARTOG PA: Candis Trusty Speaks at Dade County Bar Association Probate Seminar

By Markowitz Ringel Trusty & Hartog, P.A. | Feb 11, 2019

Shareholder Candis Trusty co-hosted the “You be the Judge” probate seminar, which took place on January 23, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

NORTON HAMMERSLEY LOPEZ SKOKOS PA: Erik Hanson Wins Sandies Award

By Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. | Feb 11, 2019

The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance announced the 9 winners from the annual Sandies Members’ Choice Awards at its luncheon on Friday, November 16, at the Ballroom at Grove. Over 325 LWRBA members and guests were in attendance.

RUBENSTEIN LAW: Rubenstein Law Honors Legacy of African-Americans in FL History

By | Feb 11, 2019

President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month during the celebration of the United States Bicentennial.

MCGUIREWOODS LLP: McGuireWoods’ Chris Thanner Honored Among Northeast Florida’s ‘Ultimate Attorneys’

By | Feb 6, 2019

Jacksonville Business Journal has recognized McGuireWoods partner Christopher Thanner among its 2019 “Ultimate Attorneys,” which honors accomplished lawyers and corporate counsel who have contributed significantly to the legal profession and the Jacksonville community.

JONES DAY: Jones Day lawyers lead sports law course at University of Miami

By | Feb 6, 2019

Current legal issues facing college sports were the focus of "Intercollegiate Athletics: Law, Policy and Regulatory Landscape," a course held at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, Florida.

WHITTEL & MELTON LLC: Rand Paul Awarded More than $580K Following Neighbor’s Attack

By | Feb 4, 2019

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was awarded more than $580,000 in damages and medical expenses on Wednesday in his lawsuit against the neighbor who tackled him and broke several of his ribs in a dispute over lawn maintenance.

BARKER COOK: PGA files breach of contract lawsuit against tour sponsor

By Barker & Cook, P.A. | Feb 4, 2019

Becoming a sponsor for a major business entity can give a company in Florida or elsewhere a substantial amount of exposure.

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