11th Circuit Court

596 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

PI Lawyer Plea: $1.3 M, Up to 15 Years, in $13 M Fraud Case

A federal judge has approved a plea deal that calls for a once-prominent Miami personal injury lawyer to serve up to 15 years in prison.

Louis Robles, who has been…

Trial of Miami PI Lawyer Gets Under Way

Attorneys for a Miami mass-torts lawyer going on trial for stealing client money want to question potential jurors about their views on personal injury lawyers.

Jury selection in the trial…

NASCAR Logo Settlement Reached

An out-of-court settlement allows NASCAR driver Jeff Burton to display the AT&T logo on his car for the next 18 months, but he must find a new corporate sponsor for…

Claim of Midnight Trip Delays Noriega Extradition

A federal judge has delayed the extradition of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to France following a defense claim that the government planned to sneak him out of the country…

Counsel Waiver Before En Banc Court

A federal appeals court has granted en banc review in the case of a man who fired his lawyer and represented himself at trial, resulting in a conviction for making…

Rehearing in Freelancer Copyright Case

A federal appeals court has agreed to rehear a case that considers whether freelance writers have rights to stories published in a magazine’s exact reproduction in digital CD-ROM format.

The…

Vick Pleads Guilty

Updated: Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick pleaded guilty today to a federal conspiracy charge in connection with a dogfighting operation known as Bad Newz Kennels.

Sentencing was set for Dec.…

11th Circuit: Return Katrina Docs!

In a blunt opinion filed today, a federal appeals court says two sisters portrayed as whistle-blowers in ongoing litigation over Hurricane Katrina insurance claims must return some 15,000 internal documents…

New Backdating Allegations

Lawsuits filed by shareholders of Citrix Systems in a Florida federal court contend the software company granted backdated stock options that gave windfalls to company executives.

The company has notified…

Scruggs, Firm in Criminal Contempt Case

A well-known Mississippi plaintiffs attorney and his law firm have been charged with criminal contempt by special federal prosecutors after they defied a federal judge’s order to return internal claims…

Padilla a ‘Small Pawn,’ Juror Says

One of the jurors who voted to convict Jose Padilla on terrorism charges says the former gang member was “just a small pawn.”

“He was guilty–believe me,” the juror told…

Verdict: Padilla is Guilty, Faces Life in Prison

Updated: In a verdict today in a controversial American anti-terrorism trial, Jose Padilla and two co-defendants have been found guilty on all charges.

Following a three-month trial and not quite…

Padilla Called ‘Star Recruit’

In closing arguments in a Miami courtroom yesterday, a federal prosecutor called Jose Padilla the “star recruit” of a terrorism support cell that included his two co-defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney…

Judge Accused of Religious Bias

Southern Florida lawyers are supporting a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale who was accused of bias stemming from his religious beliefs.

U.S. District Judge William Zloch last month denied a…

Real Suit Over Animated Sex Character

We’ve written about the virtual online world of Second Life—how lawyers take on second identities there, find business and create legal guidelines…

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