A Florida state jury awarded approximately $3.83 million on Thursday to a motorcyclist T-boned by a Geico customer after the insurer refused to settle the claim within coverage limits, according to the motorcyclist's lawyers.
A Choice Hotels loyalty program member is pushing a Florida federal judge to certify a nationwide class of more than 23,000 consumers whom the hotel chain's telemarketing partner BlueGreen Vacations allegedly bombarded with unsolicited calls.
The Eleventh Circuit said Friday that the lower court did not err in ordering a 90-month prison sentence, and more than $600,000 in restitution, for a former airplane salesman convicted of skimming from his employer.
Nursing home mogul and convicted fraudster Philip Esformes has urged a Florida federal judge to grant him a new trial, arguing that the prosecution infringed his due process rights by using hollow charges of Medicare violations to influence the jury with weeks of evidence about unhappy patients at his facilities.
Homebuilder Lennar is reportedly under contract to buy an 89-acre site in Florida, developer Xinyuan is said to have landed $30 million in financing for a Queens mixed-use project, and IMC Equity has reportedly purchased a Miami development site for $13.5 million.
CSX Transportation Inc. asked a Florida federal judge Friday to dump a suit from a train manager alleging his position was wrongfully eliminated while he was out on disability leave, insisting the manager wasn’t singled out.
The Florida Supreme Court has blocked a Miami activist's bid to reverse the approval of a $9 million, no-bid sale of county-owned land to ex-soccer star David Beckham for the construction of a Major League Soccer stadium.
The Eleventh Circuit has backed a lower court decision favoring Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s argument that it is not responsible for a passenger's injury when part of a lighting machine fell on her head while she was on a dance floor, saying she can't show the cruise company is at fault.
As the "Gateway to the Americas," Miami and its real estate market have often benefited when political or economic upheaval strikes Latin America, but the current crisis in Venezuela and uncertainty in neighboring countries may not unleash a wave of new investment, experts said Thursday at a real estate event in the city.
The Eleventh Circuit on Thursday resuscitated a Georgia man’s suit over a hoverboard he bought through Amazon that started a fire, destroyed his home and severely injured him, finding it's plausible Amazon knew about the risk when it sold the product.
The Patent Trial and Appeal Board refused to step into a dispute between rival firetruck makers Wednesday, saying it would not review a challenge to an Oshkosh Corp. patent when trial in a parallel infringement case was less than a year away.
The owners of multiple private security guard companies and their attorneys fought back Wednesday against a proposed class action accusing them of running a no-poaching conspiracy to suppress security guard wages, arguing the suit is trying to transform uncontroversial noncompete agreements into a federal antitrust case.
Prominent Fort Lauderdale attorney William Scherer asked a court Wednesday to dismiss a Palm Beach County judge’s suit accusing him of blackmailing her with intimate photographs during a custody dispute, arguing she failed to back up her allegations that he caused her “severe emotional distress.”
French chemical maker Arkema said Thursday it has agreed to buy private equity-backed additive manufacturer ArrMaz for $570 million in a deal guided by Proskauer Rose, Kirkland & Ellis and Nob Hill Law Group that will build out the company’s offerings for crop nutrition, mining and infrastructure.
Attorneys general from California, Florida and three other states that helped the U.S. Department of Justice craft a deal clearing the CVS and Aetna merger want time to defend the agreement amid the deal's unusual review process playing out in D.C. federal court.
A woman in a benefits dispute with Liberty Life Assurance Co. of Boston told the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday she can't be subject to sanctions for seeking attorney fees after losing the case because her suit raised significant questions of law under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
The automatic driving system in a Tesla electric car was active when it crashed into a semitruck trailer in March, killing the Tesla's driver, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday.
Three former patients hit HCA Healthcare Inc. with a proposed class action Wednesday in Florida federal court over an allegedly undisclosed "cover charge" sprung on them after they received emergency room treatment at the company's facilities, arguing the fees are deceptive and unenforceable.
Seafood importer Beacon Fisheries Inc. lodged a proposed class action on Wednesday in Florida federal court, accusing several Norwegian-owned fish farming companies and their affiliates of conspiring to fix prices on Atlantic salmon they grew for sale in the U.S.
The former chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won a $41 million verdict against a Florida homeowners association Wednesday after a jury determined the association negligently maintained a bicycle path on which he crashed and injured himself.
The 2020 census will impact every state, city and county in the United States, because population is a major factor in how the federal government distributes funds. Despite apprehensions about an undercount, there are reasons for optimism about the accuracy of the census, says Lou Cannon of State Net Capitol Journal.
In this monthly series, legal recruiting experts from Major Lindsey & Africa interview legal industry leaders about the increasingly competitive business environment. Here, Rod Osborne talks with Gary Tully, head of legal operations at Gilead Sciences.
My mother's connection to her Native American heritage had a major influence on my career — my decision to enter the legal profession was driven by the desire to return to my tribal community and help it in any way I could, says Jason Hauter of Akin Gump.
In light of the governor's proposal to lower the threshold for the 10.75% millionaires' tax from an income of $5 million to $1 million, coupled with federal tax law changes, it is no surprise that, now more than ever, wealthy New Jersey taxpayers are contemplating moving to more tax-friendly states, say attorneys at Cole Schotz.
Though the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act exposed Florida taxpayers to the risk of a substantial tax increase, some legislators had the foresight to enact protections, which are now forecast to result in hundreds of millions of dollars in refunds and rate reductions to state corporations, says H. French Brown of Dean Mead.
Lawsuits involving property damage due to fire often require the retention of an expert to investigate the fire, but testimony can be excluded if the expert lacks the required licenses. Attorneys at Tucker Ellis break down the different licensing requirements for fire scene inspection in all 50 states.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens' new book, "The Making of a Justice," is required reading for anyone interested in 20th and 21st century America, says Seventh Circuit Chief Judge Diane Wood.
Insurance fraud costs insurers and their policyholders tens of billions of dollars a year. With insurance fraud-related bills introduced in 40 states and enacted in 14 so far this year, state lawmakers seem to agree with the industry that fraud is a major problem, says Korey Clark of State Net Capitol Journal.
If a client does not demand the application of project management techniques at the start of a matter, or a law firm does not routinely apply them, it is highly likely that additional, avoidable work — legal project management debt — will materialize throughout the matter, says Anthony Widdop of Shearman & Sterling.
State attorneys general are playing an increasingly prominent role in regulating energy and environmental activity within their states. Energy sector participants should note AG priorities and take a proactive approach, say attorneys at WilmerHale.