Legal Roundup

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT: Welcome, Justice Lagoa

By Florida Supreme Court | Jan 17, 2019

Governor Ron DeSantis named Barbara Lagoa of Miami-Dade County as the 87th Justice of the Florida Supreme Court since statehood in 1845.

NELSON MULLINS: Associate Jason Lambert Appointed President of Tampa Bay NARI

By Nelson Mullins | Jan 16, 2019

Nelson Mullins Broad and Cassel associate Jason S. Lambert has been appointed to serve as president of the Tampa Bay area chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

HOLLAND & KNIGHT: Holland & Knight Hires Tax Controversy Partner from NextEra Energy, Inc

By Holland & Knight | Jan 16, 2019

James Dawson has joined Holland & Knight's West Palm Beach office as a partner in the South Florida Litigation Practice Group.

MICHAEL L. FEINSTEIN PA: Beyonce.Com At Center Of Class Action Litigation

By Michael L. Feinstein, P.A. | Jan 14, 2019

It is common for customers and potential customers to find issues with certain ways in which companies do business.

FREIDIN BROWN PA: Lyda M. Torres Joins Freidin Brown, P.A. in Miami as an Associate Attorney

By Freidin Brown, P.A. | Jan 14, 2019

Torres was born in Cuba, where she spent most of her childhood. Since moving to the United States at the age of 12, Torres has spent her life in South Florida.

MASTERSON HOAG SMITH P.A.: Midwife Malpractice Lawsuits

By Masterson, Hoag & Smith, P.A. | Jan 13, 2019

Most people understand what happens when a doctor or nursing staff cause an avoidable injury to one of their patients.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Bradley Elevates 16 Attorneys to Partner or Counsel

By Bradley Arant Boult Cummings | Jan 12, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that 16 of the firm’s attorneys have been elevated to partner or counsel, effective Jan. 1.

VERNIS & BOWLING: G. Jeffrey Vernis selected to Super Lawyer

By Vernis & Bowling | Jan 11, 2019

G. Jeffrey Vernis, Managing Partner in the firms North Palm Beach, FL office.

DOBBINS BLAYA: Dobbins Blaya Recognized Again By Yelp!

By Dobbins Blaya | Jan 11, 2019

We’re proud to receive Yelp’s “People Love Us on Yelp” recognition once again; awarded to only the most highly rated and best reviewed businesses on Yelp.

BARKER & COOK P.A.: Insurance company claims employees violated noncompete agreements

By Barker & Cook, P.A. | Jan 11, 2019

Many businesses in Florida and elsewhere are constantly attempting to come up with ways to keep an edge over competitors.

KUHN LAW FIRM: How an Irrevocable Trust Can Lead to Litigation

By Kuhn Law Firm, P.A. | Jan 11, 2019

Although many Florida estate planning trusts are revocable by the settlor–i.e., the person making the trust–there are also situations where an irrevocable trust may be used instead.

FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office Obtains More Than $28 Million from Settlement Agreement with Wells Fargo

By Florida Office of the Attorney General | Jan 3, 2019

Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that Florida will receive $28 million as part of a multimillion, multistate settlement entered with Wells Fargo Bank N.A. to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws, among other laws.

MICHAEL L. FEINSTEIN: Business Litigation Involving Spotify Comes To A Settlement

By Michael L. Feinstein, P.A. | Dec 28, 2018

Certain companies may not take the correct steps to ensure that they have received the necessary permissions to use a product. In such cases, the companies that own the rights to those products may suffer damages.

FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Bondi Announces $68 Million Multistate Settlement with UBS for Artificially Manipulating Interest Rates

By Florida Office of the Attorney General | Dec 28, 2018

Florida Office of the Attorney General issued the following announcement on Dec. 21.Attorney General Pam Bondi today announced a $68 million, 40-state settlement, with UBS for fraudulent conduct involving the manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA: Celink Agrees To Pay $4.25 Million To Resolve Its Alleged Liability Relating To Its Servicing Of Federally Insured Reverse Mortgages

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida | Dec 26, 2018

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Compu-Link Corporation (Celink) has agreed to a civil settlement that will pay $4.25 million to the United States to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA: Fort Myers Doctor Agrees To Pay More Than $1.7 Million To Resolve Allegations Of Fraud

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida | Dec 26, 2018

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces that Dr. Jonathan Daitch, M.D. has agreed to a civil settlement that will pay $1.718 million to the United States to resolve allegations that he violated the False Claims Act.

HOLLAND & KNIGHT LLP: Leonard H. Gilbert Honored by Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals for Service to the Court

By Holland & Knight | Dec 26, 2018

Holland & Knight's Leonard H. Gilbert, a partner in the firm's Tampa office, was honored with a Resolution of the Court from the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals honoring his contributions to the court, including his five-year tenure as president of the Eleventh Circuit Historical Society.

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

By Greenberg Traurig LLP | 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.

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA: Former Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for $1.75 Million Stolen Identity Tax Refund Scheme

By U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida | Dec 20, 2018

Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael J. De Palma, Special Agent in Charge, Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI), Brian Swain, Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service (USSS), Miami Field Office, and William Hernandez, Chief, North Miami Beach Police Department (NMBPD), announced that Saul Frederick, 45, of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, was sentenced on December 14, 2018, to 61 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $1,757,397 in restitution for his role in a stolen identity tax refund scheme.

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