TALLAHASSEE – Trial law firm Akerman LLP has added 30 new litigators to its staff of more than 650 after Houston-based firm Beirne, Maynard and Parsons dissolved in mid-July. The firm includes 350 litigators in 24 offices across the country.
TALLAHASSEE – In a recent survey taken by Harris poll for the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Florida is ranked as one of the 10 worst legal climates in the country, ranking 44th out of all 50 states. The Florida Justice Reform Institute (FJRI) is one organization dedicated to making it harder for trial lawyers to target businesses for lawsuits.
MIAMI — An individual is suing Montgomery Ward Inc., Seventh Avenue Inc. and Ginny's Inc., citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes after more than 150 calls were placed to her cellphone.
FORT LAUDERDALE — A seaman is suing her employer, Blue Sea 1 LLC, citing alleged insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries and negligence after the captain of a vessel pushed her down the stairs.
MIAMI – Growing the use of technology in law, the University of Miami Law School has a program designed to give law students real-world application and mentoring of business problems companies face today.