Florida

Business of Law

Clyde & Co. to acquire 18-lawyer Miami firm, seeks to be top US insurance coverage shop

Criminal Justice

Man is charged in death of law prof Dan Markel; case is reportedly investigated as murder for hire

Civil Rights

SPLC sues Florida county for sending immigrant minors to ESL classes instead of high school

White-Collar Crime

Disbarred securities lawyer gets 30 months, must pay $1.95M to IRS in tax case

Criminal Justice

Lawyer says she’s being targeted by jail staff over client’s cooperation in smuggling probe

Legal Ethics

Reprimand and apology sought from judge who emailed public defenders, insulted prosecutor

Judiciary

Judicial candidate may be excluded from ballot because of a 20 cent shortage

Labor & Employment

Lawyers sue another Florida strip club over wages and overtime

Evidence

Top Florida court OKs new murder trial for lawyer’s ex-wife

Trials & Litigation

Top Boies Schiller litigator sues his mother for defamation

Death Penalty

Hundreds of Florida death-row inmates should get life following SCOTUS decision, amicus brief says

Business of Law

Resnick & Louis opens in Miami with 3-lawyer Akerman team, expects more hiring soon

Media & Communications Law

Law firm sues for libel after their sign was shown on TV show about unrelated insurance fraud probe

Constitutional Law

Top Florida court strikes state statute that paid worker’s comp lawyer $1.53 per hour

Criminal Justice

Dad found unfit for trial in bridge-drop death of 5-year-old daughter

White-Collar Crime

Former law school CFO takes theft plea; he will get probation and owe $24K in restitution

Criminal Justice

Transcript: Legal assistant fired by prosecutor’s office was admittedly present at drug transactions

Business of Law

Ex-client sues firm for allegedly accepting credit card payment for bankruptcy legal fees

Legal Ethics

Lawyer with state attorneys general practice didn’t violate lobbying law, ethics commission finds

Careers

Off-duty time with Legal Eagles recreational hockey team set lawyer on path to become an NHL coach