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Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP has asked a Florida federal court to enforce a series of subpoenas it says will help defend against claims that a partner defamed a businessman by tying him to the criminal investigation into nursing home mogul Philip Esformes.
The bill that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to sign into law in the coming weeks will create a state regulated hemp production program, introducing a potential source of economic growth and relief for farmers left struggling after recent natural disasters, say Kerry Zinn and Leonel Peraza of Bressler Amery.
Trammell Crow has reportedly paid $11 million for a Florida development site, Fortress Investment Group is said to have bought the ground lease for a Los Angeles office tower for $58 million and WundaBar Pilates is reportedly taking space in Manhattan.
Pillow and mattress pad maker Hollander Sleep Products LLC has filed for Chapter 11 in a New York bankruptcy court with a $166.5 million debt-for-equity swap plan it says will free it from "severe liquidity restraints."
The estate of a woman who died after a botched "butt lift" has told the Florida Supreme Court that letting a decision absolving a hospital of negligence claims stand would upend 37 years of precedent and force a rewrite of jury instructions used throughout the Sunshine State.