Florida

Legal Ethics

3 lawyers ‘maliciously’ set up opposing counsel for midtrial DUI arrest, referee says

White-Collar Crime

11th Circuit OKs wire-fraud conviction of lawyer who impersonated state bar official

Criminal Justice

2 lawyers who helped 1 client break the law are convicted in unrelated cases

Constitutional Law

Over 100 convictions reversed over faulty jury instructions on manslaughter

Judiciary

Assistant PD accuses judge of refusing her request for nursing breaks during trial

Criminal Justice

Feds arrest 243 in record $712M health care billing-fraud bust

Legal Ethics

Judge removed by top state court for long-ago conduct in class action, before she took the bench

Consumer Law

New court service alerts property owners when deeds or other documents are filed

Trials and Litigation

Lawyers pay $1M and apologize to resolve ‘provably false’ claims made in sex-abuse suit

Constitutional Law

ABA asks SCOTUS to overturn Florida law allowing divided juries to recommend death penalty

Trials & Litigation

Suit accuses Florida man of exploiting glitch in hotel rewards program

Internet Law

Florida lawyer asks appeals court to unmask anonymous Avvo reviewer

Consumer Law

Foreclosure-rescue law firm and others ordered to pay $27M, but their assets total only about $655K

Contracts

Alleged agreement to share lottery proceeds didn’t have to be in writing, Florida Supreme Court says

Real Estate and Property Law

Are house and trees covered in aluminum foil legal? City officials check the books

Criminal Justice

Woman gets time served in beach-sex case; state seeks 2.5 years for man

Judiciary

Judge resigns amid allegations she retaliated after rebuffed Facebook request, exhibited paranoia

Law Firms

Bullet goes through window of large PI firm

Labor & Employment

Laid-off law firm workers file WARN suit seeking back pay and benefits for some 700 employees

Family Law

After a week in jail, tearful mom agrees to have 4-year-old son circumcised