Parties in the high-profile case pitting Craig Wright, the self-styled inventor of Bitcoin, against the estate of his late business partner David Kleiman appear to be nearing a settlement after a Florida federal judge agreed to extend certain deadlines.
The Eleventh Circuit has ruled that the federal government has the authority to challenge Florida's institutionalization of disabled children under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, finding that Congress granted the power even though the act's language may be somewhat ambiguous.
The co-writer of the memoir "Once a Gun Runner" who is embroiled in a copyright dispute with the book's subject — a former international arms dealer — over ownership of the work, told a Florida federal court Tuesday it should sanction the former arms dealer and his attorneys for continuing to pursue the case in federal court.
A Florida federal judge on Wednesday awarded class counsel more than $1 million in attorney fees for their work securing a $3.5 million settlement for a nationwide class of consumers who alleged fast-food restaurant chain Checkers kept sending advertising texts after they attempted to unsubscribe.
A Florida law-based breach of contract suit between a car seat maker and its former partner isn’t a patent suit in disguise, meaning it belongs in state court, the Federal Circuit said Wednesday.
SAG Realty has reportedly sold a Miami car dealership for $6.4 million, Wells Fargo is said to have provided $403 million in CMBS financing for an Arizona hotel, and developer Trammell Crow is reportedly seeking to build a 16-story office and retail building in Chicago.
A Florida federal judge has confirmed a $1.36 million arbitral award issued against Carnival Corp. to a former waiter who injured his back while trying to get into a bunk bed, saying the cruise line didn't show it was denied a fair hearing.
The Third Circuit on Wednesday rejected a suburban Philadelphia shopping mall's bid to hold CSX Transportation Inc. liable for flood damage to its property, saying the mall couldn't prove the freight railroad negligently reconstructed or maintained its rail bed.
A Florida federal judge on Wednesday granted JPMorgan Chase’s bid to sanction law firm Korte & Wortman PA in a suit accusing the bank of violating federal real estate law, calling the action “frivolous” and finding the firm should have investigated the claim before filing suit.
The wife of convicted ex-Inyx Inc. CEO Jack Kachkar, who is serving 30 years in prison for a $100 million loan fraud scheme, urged the Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday to find that lower courts erred in allowing Deutsche Bank to foreclose on their Miami-area residence.
Contact lens maker Bausch & Lomb has agreed to pay $10 million to exit multidistrict litigation brought by a class of consumers accusing the company of conspiring with others to fix the prices for contacts.
A Florida bankruptcy judge confirmed a liquidation plan Tuesday in the Chapter 11 bankruptcy of 1 Global Capital LLC, a purported commercial lender that federal authorities have alleged was at the center of a $330 million Ponzi scheme.
The proposed debtor-in-possession financing package in the Chapter 11 case of luxury theater operator iPic Entertainment needs to be reworked after a Delaware judge ruled Tuesday that previously unencumbered assets of the debtor can be subject to new liens on a limited basis.
Greenspoon Marder LLP has hired a hospitality industry pioneer for its corporate timeshare group, tapping him to bring his M&A expertise back to the law firm he left years ago to serve as general counsel and then president of vacation company Interval International.
MGM reportedly could sell and lease back the Las Vegas MGM Grand and Bellagio, Blackstone is said to have picked up four California apartment complexes for $312 million, and Mindful Management has reportedly bought a Florida industrial property for $8.8 million.
ACON Equity Management LLC told a London judge Tuesday that an investment vehicle it used to buy a Florida energy company cannot avoid paying it $4 million after the U.S. private equity firm sold its stake in the company.
A contract that Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka signed when she was a minor is unenforceable, because the instructor making the deal did not get the contract approved under Florida law, a Florida state judge has ruled.
An arbitration agreement dooms a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. worker's suit claiming the bank didn’t give employees proper notice about continuing their health care coverage after being let go, JPMorgan has told a Florida federal judge.
A proposed class of investors waited too long to file a certification bid in their suit accusing the now-defunct cryptocurrency company Centra Tech of fraudulently raising $32 million in a 2017 initial coin offering, a Florida federal judge ruled Monday.
A veteran South Florida securities lawyer and former partner at Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Gilbert PA was charged Tuesday with securities fraud on claims that he facilitated an alleged Ponzi scheme through purported commercial lender 1 Global Capital LLC that raised in excess of $330 million from thousands of investors.
Florida's First District Court of Appeal will allow the state House of Representatives to enter a case in which a lower court found that regulations it established for medical marijuana treatment centers are unconstitutional, finding that the House has a "cognizable interest" in the suit's outcome.
A Florida federal judge said Monday that Jeffrey Epstein's death makes it impossible for the court to revoke a nonprosecution deal and reopen a criminal case against the billionaire sex offender.
The former head of the North American Soccer League is again asking to claw back an unsigned version of a cooperation agreement he worked out with New York federal prosecutors, telling a federal judge that the document is “irrelevant and inadmissible” in the antitrust case at hand.
A federal jury in Miami ruled Monday that a swingers club should pay 32 models a total of $892,500 in damages for using the women's images to promote sex parties without getting their permission or paying them.
A Florida man with breast cancer has accused Zantac maker Sanofi Aventis US LLC of knowingly selling a medication that contained a probable carcinogen in the first suit of its type in the U.S.
One year ago, our firm signed the American Bar Association's well-being pledge and embraced a commitment to providing on-site behavioral health resources, which has since become a key aspect of our well-being program, say Meg Meserole and Kimberly Merkel at Akin Gump.
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian's devastation, creditors should take note of the laws Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas have in place to protect members of the National Guard called to service as part of response efforts, say attorneys at Buckley.
After our firm signed the American Bar Association’s well-being pledge one year ago, we launched two key programs that included weekly meditation sessions and monthly on-site chair massages to help people address both the mental and physical aspects of working at a law firm, says Marci Eisenstein at Schiff Hardin.
An eventual resolution of whether unnamed class members are required to establish Article III standing by the Eleventh Circuit, together with its recent Telephone Consumer Protection Act decision in Salcedo v. Hanna, may alter the continued viability of TCPA class actions, as well as class claims brought under other consumer protection laws, say attorneys at Stumphauzer Foslid.
The early and prompt provision of samples from all electronically stored information sources as a part of ESI protocol search methodology is consistent with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and may allow for significant cost savings during discovery, says Zachary Caplan at Berger Montague.
Just over a year after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized sports betting nationwide, the industry is seeing an explosion of activity online, but the influence of entrenched gambling interests means that some states are only allowing bets to be placed in person at casinos and racetracks, says Dave Royse of State Net Capitol Journal.
In the absence of a federal rule governing deposition location, federal courts are frequently called on to resolve objections to out-of-state deposition notices. Recent decisions reveal what information is crucial to courts in making the determination, says Kevin O’Brien at Porter Wright.
This week, the NFL opened an investigation into New England Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown after he was accused of sexual assault in a Florida federal court case, but the NFL should get out of the business of discipline for off-field behavior — for five reasons, says Ronald Katz at GCA Law Partners.
While Monday’s Eleventh Circuit decision in United States v. AseraCare provides the government the opportunity to continue litigating its claims, False Claims Act defendants will undoubtedly take refuge in the less plaintiff-friendly falsity standard articulated by the court, say Derek Adams at Feldesman Tucker and Erica Blachman Hitchings at the Whistleblower Law Collaborative.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 57 and its state counterparts provide a method for expediting claims for declaratory judgment that warrants closer attention than it has historically received from litigants and courts, say attorneys at Gibson Dunn.
When Canadian Bianca Andreescu won the 2019 U.S. Open, she probably wasn’t thinking about how that affected her taxes, but it is increasingly critical for foreign athletes and entertainers to become educated regarding the United States’ taxation of their income, say Jason Dimopoulos and Thomas Linguanti at Morgan Lewis.
My conservative, Catholic parents never skipped a beat when accepting that I was gay, and encouraged me to follow my dreams wherever they might lead. But I did not expect they would lead to the law, until I met an inspiring college professor, says James Holmes of Clyde & Co.
The Eleventh Circuit’s recent opinion in Salcedo v. Hanna, that a single text message doesn't constitute standing to sue under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, not only splits from at least one other circuit court, but it provides consumer-facing businesses a game-changing precedent to combat TCPA cases, say attorneys at Buchanan Ingersoll.
This year, more than 70 state and local governments have been targeted by ransomware attacks. Despite a flood of legislation aimed at the problem, many state and local government information technology leaders still lack the funding and cybersecurity talent they need, says Korey Clark of State Net Capitol Journal.
A Florida federal court's ruling in Florida Health Sciences Center Inc. v. Azar supports the argument that records properly submitted to patient safety organizations are protected patient safety work product, say Gavrila Brotz and Paul Borr of Tache Bronis.