Florida

Death Penalty

How far should Florida go to reform death penalty? Lawmakers mull changes after SCOTUS decision

Elder Law

Chief judge changes policies after news of guardianship work by judge’s wife

International Law

Appeals court nixes Florida suit over fatal Italian shipwreck of Costa Concordia

Ethics

Florida rules prohibiting uncertified lawyers from advertising as specialists are struck down

Civil Rights

Tampa lawyer gets $300K settlement in excessive force suit

Legal Ethics

Florida lawyer is permanently disbarred for DUI setup

Legal Ethics

Lawyer claims her arrest ordered by bankruptcy judge had an appearance of ‘vengeance’

Constitutional Law

Civil rights lawyer files suit against sheriff over his own arrest

Trials & Litigation

Judge’s battle to stay on bench ends at SCOTUS, but ethics case is still ongoing

Internet Law

Lawyer’s $350K win for defamatory online review is upheld on appeal

Law Firms

Burr & Forman opens Jacksonville office, expects more growth in Florida

Labor & Employment

Civil Rights Act’s sex-discrimination ban includes orientation, argues EEOC in amicus brief

Legal Ethics

Judge who challenged public defender to fistfight seeks rehearing over his removal from bench

Opening Statements

Florida Supreme Court orders judges to wear black robes

Criminal Justice

Judge wrongly required lawyer to take breath test, appeals court says in tossing contempt conviction

Criminal Justice

Ex-federal worker faces possible 5-year sentence for lies about workplace Confederate flag incident

Law Firms

DLA Piper to close Tampa office

First Amendment

Florida appeals court quashes judge’s order that Palm Beach Post unpublish online transcripts

Government Law

City sues over holiday light display, says it’s ‘not against Christmas’

Trials & Litigation

Florida lawyer charged with contempt of court for allegedly violating judge’s nondisclosure order