The Florida Supreme Court said Monday that it will consider Mintz Truppman PA's appeal of a decision stating the firm cannot pursue a state court lawsuit against Lexington Insurance Co. and Cozen O'Connor over an attorney fee award.
Bank OZK has reportedly loaned $47.25 million for a Miami mixed-use project, Italian furniture company Rimadesio is said to be leasing 6,204 square feet in Manhattan and BTI Partners is reportedly hoping to build a roughly 1.9 million-square-foot mixed-use project in Hollywood, Florida.
Home security giant ADT Inc. is suing Amazon.com Inc.'s Ring for trademark infringement, claiming the company is confusing consumers by using similar blue lawn signs.
Canadian cannabis extractor Valens will pay as much as $60 million to purchase Florida-based CBD products maker Green Roads, the companies said Tuesday, in a deal guided by Stikeman Elliott, Foley Hoag and Greenberg Traurig.
A Florida restaurant chain that owns 400 brunch places has urged the Eleventh Circuit to revive its suit seeking to force Zurich to cover its pandemic-related losses, saying a lower court erred by following the appellate court's previous unpublished ruling to deny coverage.
Greenspoon Marder LLP has added a partner who works out of New York and Miami with experience in corporate law and in representing professional athletes, the firm announced Tuesday.
COVID-19 immunization developments were highlighted this past week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation that states resume the use of the vaccine by Johnson & Johnson's Janssen unit following reports of people experiencing blood clots.
An Illinois federal judge on Monday allowed Zurich American Insurance Co. to transfer the Freebirds World Burrito chain's $100 million pandemic-related loss coverage suit to Florida, saying it would save judicial resources as Zurich has filed a "mirror-image" suit against the chain owner there.
An internet trade group that counts Google, Facebook and Amazon among its members is urging Florida lawmakers to refrain from enacting a consumer privacy bill that would give consumers more control over their personal data and could open the door to a flood of new lawsuits, arguing that the measure would be "disastrous" for both businesses and consumers.
Spirit Airlines customers asked a New York federal judge Monday to certify their proposed class action alleging the airline pulled a bait-and-switch by slapping them with hidden carry-on bag fees, while Spirit countered that its pricing terms obliterate the customers' breach of contract claim.
A pair of would-be medical marijuana dispensaries have asked a Florida state court to rule that they can set up shop in Miami without needing to go through the city, which has denied their efforts to do so on the basis of cannabis' federal illegality.
A Florida investment adviser has been arrested on charges of lying to clients about his hedge fund to get them to pump $40 million into worthless investments, federal authorities said.
The Eleventh Circuit on Monday upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit against a Georgia hospice and associated medical providers, saying the two women who filed suit didn't cite a specific false claim made to the government.
A New York federal judge on Friday certified a trio of classes of consumers in the Empire State, California and Florida who've purchased certain Colgate-Palmolive Co. deodorant and toothpaste products, ruling that the consumers have successfully shown that a class action is the best route for addressing their false advertising claims.
Bankrupt car rental giant Hertz Global asked a Delaware judge Monday for approval of a timetable under which a competing equity sponsor group can submit a new proposal challenging the current Chapter 11 plan while still allowing Hertz to move toward a June confirmation date.
The idea that the U.S. Supreme Court must hear lawsuits filed by one state against another has caught on with an increasing number of states and scholars, but the court's rejection of a suit from Texas seems to show that so far only Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas subscribe to that view.
Drivers who deliver Amazon packages through subcontractors say the tech giant is on the hook for overtime violations, claiming in a Florida federal lawsuit that they are Amazon employees and an "integral" part of its business.
An Eleventh Circuit panel has vacated a Florida federal court's disbarment of an attorney in the Sunshine State after the lower court failed to sufficiently explain its ruling.
Attorneys for shuttered retailer Century 21 Department Stores told a New York bankruptcy judge Monday that the chain is slated to reopen in Manhattan after its former owners purchased the brand's intellectual property in the Chapter 11 case.
BMW has dodged a sanctions bid from a Florida-based dealer who accused the company of hiding information in their litigation over allegedly unfair franchise practices, but a federal judge ordered the carmaker to produce more documents related to a federal investigation.
Akerman LLP announced Friday that two real estate partners from Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, including an office managing partner, have joined the firm's Tallahassee location.
The U.S. Supreme Court asked the federal government Monday to weigh in on the appeal of a Ninth Circuit decision allowing Florida and Utah counties to sue Volkswagen over alleged anti-tampering law violations stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions-cheating scandal.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday announced a new gaming compact with the Seminole Tribe of Florida that authorizes sports betting in the state, a provision that could land the compact in federal court.
A Florida federal judge has tossed two cases against Health First Inc., one from a whistleblower accusing it of running a fraudulent kickback scheme and another from patients alleging that the hospital system monopolizes acute care services, though the patients can try again.
The Eleventh Circuit has revived a Gambian man's bid to remain in the U.S., chiding the Board of Immigration Appeals for misrepresenting how attorney misconduct, including an alleged forgery, skewed his removal proceedings.
Parenting during the pandemic has introduced a series of competing personal and professional obligations for attorneys and professional staff, and even organizations that are supportive of their parent employees can take steps to do better, says Meredith Kahan at Saul Ewing.
The Second Circuit's recent decision to grant a U.S. Department of Justice motion to dismiss a False Claims Act suit, without weighing in on the standard for assessing the agency’s decision, illustrates a significant trend, given an increase in agency dismissals and the expected uptick in FCA cases amid the pandemic, say attorneys at Baker Botts.
During recent presidential administrations, state attorneys general have challenged federal regulations and obtained nationwide injunctions against executive orders — and there is every reason to believe that Republican attorneys general will continue this trend, resisting Biden administration efforts on climate change, health care, immigration and more, say attorneys at Troutman Pepper.
The three degrees of state marijuana legalization regimes throughout the U.S. show that cannabis is only fully illegal in three U.S. states and one territory — not 14 states as some counts indicate — and even in those places, there are stirrings of change, says Julie Werner-Simon at Drexel University's Thomas R. Kline School of Law.
The prospect of joining a law firm during the pandemic can cause added pressure, but with a few good practices — and a little help from their firms and supervising attorneys — lawyer trainees can get ahead of the curve while working remotely, say William Morris and Ted Landray at King & Spalding.
A series of recent court decisions illustrate the challenges of litigating against insurers in a state where neither party resides, and demonstrate alternate means of securing jurisdiction, says Richard Mason at MasonADR.
To prepare for a new slate of privacy class actions, brought under Florida’s wiretapping statute against retailers using tracking software, companies should be assessing the placement, display and content of their technology disclosures and user agreements, say Ian Ross and Jorge Perez Santiago at Stumphauzer Foslid.
Attorneys at Nossaman look at how President Joe Biden’s ethics pledge goes beyond those of his predecessors by imposing post-employment shadow lobbying and golden parachute restrictions on his administration’s appointees — and how a House bill proposing expansion of federal ethics law could affect enforcement.
Law graduates across the states are sitting for the grueling two-day bar exam this week despite menstruation-related barriers, such as inadequate menstrual product and bathroom access, which could be eradicated with simple policy tweaks, say law professors Elizabeth Cooper, Margaret Johnson and Marcy Karin.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's soon-to-be-effective rule on hazardous waste pharmaceuticals may seem only relevant to health care entities, but its sweeping definitions could cover any business that dispenses over-the-counter medicines, say Andrew Stewart and Anushka Rahman at Sidley Austin and Renée van de Griend at Ramboll.
The volume and diversity of data managed by law firms today — from client files to internal financial records — may seem daunting, but when properly organized, good data can help practitioners stay competitive by providing sharper insight into firm resources and cost of work, say Jaron Luttich and Barry Wiggins at Element Standard.
In light of the pandemic and resulting advancements in teleconferencing practices, the Eleventh Circuit should consider revisiting its 2019 ruling in Managed Care Advisory Group v. Cigna Healthcare, which mandated in-person hearings for third parties' subpoena compliance, says Suzanne Wynn Ockleberry at Wynn Arbitration.
Whether a law firm dissolution is amicable or adversarial, departing attorneys should take steps to maintain their legal and ethical responsibilities toward clients, and beware client confidentiality pitfalls when joining new firms, say John Schmidt and Colin Fitzgerald at Phillips Lytle.
As drone technology becomes more advanced and accessible, more homeowners associations are beginning to use drones to enforce covenants, but they must be careful to avoid three areas of potential legal liability, say Gary Kaleita and Ty Pryor at Lowndes Drosdick.
As the remote sales tax landscape continues to change, the pandemic-driven shift toward e-commerce will likely hasten the adoption, application and enforcement of remote sales tax laws by state and local authorities, says Liz Armbruester at Avalara.