Rialto Capital Advisors has reportedly provided some relief for the borrower of $300 million CMBS debt for a Florida hotel, Inter Miami CF's owners are said to be eyeing a massive mixed-use project near Miami International Airport, and Baywood Hotels has reportedly landed a $31.3 million loan for a Miami project.
A Panamanian media company can collect two arbitral awards confirming a $20 million settlement with Imax, a Florida district judge ordered Tuesday, after the Canadian film company reiterated arguments it had made previously to the court in a failed motion to vacate.
Trading in shares of bankrupt Hertz Global Holdings Inc. halted Wednesday after U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton noted during a televised interview that agency staffers had issues with the car rental company's plans to sell up to $1 billion in stock while in Chapter 11.
A Florida federal judge barred a lawyer and her husband from serving as an officer or director of a public company and trading penny stocks in judgments entered Tuesday in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission case over a pair of microcap schemes.
A group of former Florida judges urged the Florida Supreme Court Monday to not use a case over a fatal truck crash to change the state's summary judgment standard, arguing that any change to the standard should go through the established rules process.
Citing "numerous indicia" of gender-based discrimination and harassment at The Walt Disney Co., an investor sued the entertainment goliath in Delaware's Chancery Court on Tuesday seeking access to a range of company records for potential litigation.
Fort Lauderdale businesses forced to temporarily close last year when a water main broke and allegedly caused hundreds of millions of dollars in economic damages asked a judge this week to grant class certification in their suit against Florida Power and Light and the contractors they say are responsible.
A D.C. federal judge on Tuesday refused to immediately halt construction on a Kansas wind farm despite claims the project has not been properly vetted for potential harm to a local tribe and agricultural community, saying the case is unlikely to succeed in her court.
The 21-year-old behind a music rights organization suing all the major players in music streaming and broadcasting for allegedly boycotting his organization asked a Florida federal judge Monday to toss Spotify's "procedurally defective, legally deficient" counterclaims against his unfair competition allegations.
The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday revived a negligence suit against Carnival Cruise Line brought by the mother of a 3-year-old who fractured her skull in an onboard fall, finding that a Florida federal judge failed to give proper deference to the family in making her rulings.
A co-founder of cryptocurrency company Centra Tech Inc. on Tuesday admitted to charges of conning investors in a $25 million initial coin offering to fund a digital currency payment card he and others falsely claimed was backed by major payment processors including Visa Inc.
ECI Group is reportedly hoping to build apartments at a Florida golf course, GFI Capital is said to have bought a majority stake in a New York hotel for $110.5 million, and Neology Life Development Group has reportedly purchased a Miami development site for $3.6 million and hopes to build apartments and retail there.
As a civil rights reckoning unfolded across the nation in the form of protests and calls for reform this past week, the COVID-19 pandemic's impact wove itself into the fray. Massachusetts is offering testing for those who attended large gatherings, while a California jobs recovery task force declared the coronavirus crisis an opportunity to reimagine society.
An investor told a Florida appellate court on Tuesday that its suit against Burger King over the foiled sale of several franchised restaurants in Germany should stay in Miami court, arguing the German forum selection clause in the franchise agreement does not apply in this case.
The original owner of a port seized by Cuba's communist government says a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer and companies it worked with owe $291 million for using its confiscated property to deliver products to the island's largest wind power project.
A Florida-based attorney seeking to slash PACER fees suffered another blow Monday when the Federal Circuit unanimously affirmed a district court's dismissal of his lawsuit alleging the government-run PACER system improperly charges users for viewing judges' opinions.
Florida medical cannabis company Bluma Wellness Inc. has tapped former BigLaw litigator and securities attorney Chris Polaszek as its chief legal officer and corporate secretary.
A Florida federal judge has approved a settlement ending a class action by hepatitis C patients who said health insurance company Centene denied them coverage of drugs that cure the liver disease.
The Eleventh Circuit on Monday vacated a preliminary injunction ordering Miami-Dade County, Florida, to take certain steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 at a county jail, ruling that the trial judge wrongly determined that the jail's social distancing efforts are insufficient and constitutes "deliberate indifference."
The U.S. Trustee's Office has asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge to deny trucking fleet owner Comcar Industries' proposed sale of its flagship division, saying the company is seeking to transfer assets to an ex-board member for an unspecified price.
Carnival told a Florida federal judge on Monday that a man who inherited a claim to a Cuban port confiscated by the Castro regime does not have the right to sue the cruise line under the Helms-Burton Act because he did not hold the rights to the claim in 1996 when the statute was enacted.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined a request from generic-drug makers to review a discovery dispute between them and states attorneys general and drug buyers suing over an alleged industrywide conspiracy to fix generic-drug prices.
Centerstate Bank has reportedly loaned $11.5 million for a Florida retail property, Fairstead is said to have landed $33.1 million in financing for a Florida affordable housing property, and Crescent Heights is reportedly hoping to build a pair of mixed-use towers in Miami.
A Florida federal court handed down judgments Friday in favor of Sam's Club and cookware maker Tramontina in a rival's $15 million lawsuit accusing them of interfering with its attempts to secure a sales deal with Costco after Sam's Club stopped carrying its Wolfgang Puck-branded products.
A Florida federal judge on Friday appointed Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP as lead counsel for a consolidated proposed securities class action accusing Norwegian Cruise Line of downplaying the seriousness of the COVID-19 pandemic to prospective customers.
General counsel may be tempted to resort to matter-level requests for proposals in the wake of the COVID-19 economic crisis, but alternatively, a singular, global RFP process — to select a panel of law firms for all legal needs — can reduce legal spend while fostering long-term relationships, say Vivek Hatti, formerly at Avis Budget Group, and Jaron Luttich at Element Standard.
Attorneys at Debevoise discuss forms of shareholder litigation arising from the #MeToo movement, some early cases expressing skepticism of the claims, and recent actions that suggest renewed interest by plaintiffs and increased risk for companies.
To ensure smooth operations during these uncertain times, all members of the law firm team — leaders and partners, diversity and talent professionals, associates and other staff members — need to commit to their unique roles and intensify support for colleagues, says Manar Morales, president and CEO at the Diversity & Flexibility Alliance.
A look at the business interruption insurance lawsuits filed across the country in connection with COVID-19 losses reveals three ways policyholders are arguing for coverage, as well as a variety of approaches to the issue of virus exclusions, say Lee Siegel and Ryan Maxwell at Hurwitz & Fine.
A virtual regulatory hearing may involve unfamiliar and glitchy technology — and without the benefit of interpersonal contact with the judge, commissioners or staff, it can feel like talking to an empty room. Tara Kaushik at Holland & Knight offers keys to better online hearings, culled from her own recent experience.
Employees filing workplace injury claims related to COVID-19 in court to avoid potential challenges in the workers’ compensation system may find it difficult to prove intent or gross negligence if the company followed applicable safety guidelines, say attorneys at Hoguet Newman.
Caroline Crump at Exponent and Natalie Baker Reis at Medical Research Consultants outline some strategies for creating a successful attorney-expert team, including unique considerations for pandemic-related closures and economic uncertainties.
In recent years, plaintiffs have crafted ever more creative theories to bring their claims in the courts they prefer, but defendants can defend against those claims just as creatively, by challenging plaintiffs — and courts — to answer key jurisdictional questions, say Alexandra Cunningham and Elizabeth Reese at Hunton.
Lawyers who have served in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps can provide tremendous value to law firms, but the transition to firm life has its challenges, says former JAG attorney Vinnie Lichvar, now at Snell & Wilmer.
Law firms struggling due to the pandemic should identify relevant insurance policies and provisions, be mindful of notice requirements that could interfere with coverage, and push back against policy exclusions, say Robin Cohen and James Smith at McKool Smith.
With federal guidance on developing COVID-19 antibody tests changing weekly, and with state attorneys general watching closely, companies providing or facilitating such tests should remember that even in this dynamic environment, certain advertising principles stand firm, say attorneys at Brownstein Hyatt.
Auto insurers are experiencing a massive windfall due to fewer accidents during the pandemic, without returning a fair portion of those gains to consumers, so state regulators should use their authority to right this wrong, say law professors Da Lin and Daniel Schwarcz.
Both during the current crisis and in the future, integrating virtual, private caucuses between the mediator and each party into the mediation timetable would create an overall superior process, says mediator Marc Isserles at JAMS.
Two early class action claims that allege violations of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act portend a wave of litigation questioning whether certain decisions to terminate employees were unforeseeable, necessary, or truly caused by COVID-19, say Barbara Roth and Tyler Hendry at Herbert Smith.
The COVID-19 crisis is changing the way consumers shop, but retailers that are adapting to stay competitive should consider the state and federal law risks associated with auto-renewals, product giveaways, retail installment contracts, and other currently popular programs, say attorneys at Steptoe & Johnson.