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Stop Sign Issue Halts Divorce Case

There were some unexpected legal developments today in a long-running divorce battle in South Florida.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Paul Siegel apparently blew a stop sign and drove into a local…

Astronaut Nowak Claims Insanity

Former astronaut Lisa Nowak is expected to claim insanity in her trial for attacking a romantic rival with pepper spay in an Orlando parking lot.

A notice made public yesterday…

No Jury Duty for Janet Reno

These days, it isn’t all that unusual for a lawyer, or even a judge, to serve on a jury. But there are still a few justice system figures who apparently…

Law Firm Grants Scholarship—and Summer Job

A major international law firm that started out in Florida has endowed a scholarship at one of the state’s law schools that not only pays a second-year student’s tuition but…

FL Condo Fraud Squad Nabs Board Prez

Stealing $50,000 doesn’t put the perpetrator on the FBI’s Most-Wanted list. But an alleged embezzlement of that amount by a condominium board president is big news in South Florida.

That’s…

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…

New Legal Strategy for Star Student in Deportation Case

With a lot of help from his friends and well-wishers, a star Miami student facing deportation with his family for overstaying their visitor visa has developed a new legal strategy.

FL Firm Loses Malpractice Appeal

A Florida appeals court has upheld a $1.04 million malpractice verdict against a law firm sued by heirs of the Gannett newspaper fortune.

The suit claimed Gunster Yoakley & Stewart…

Law Students Worried About FAMU

Concerned about perceived problems, law students at Florida A & M University are criticizing—and in some cases leaving—the five-year-old taxpayer-funded institution.

Vilma Martinez, for instance, has transferred from FAMU, in…

Lawyer on Esquire Best-Dressed List

A Florida lawyer is one of five finalists on a list of the world’s best-dressed “real” men put together by Esquire magazine in connection with its annual best-dressed list featuring…

Immigration Worries for Florida Students

As a star student and popular football player, Juan Gomez got a lot of attention over his recent arrest as an illegal immigrant shortly after his high school graduation. But…

Florida Mermaids in Lease Battle

Things are hardly going swimmingly right now for a group of Florida mermaids. Their historic tourist attraction, Weeki Wachee Springs, is in a lawsuit battle with a state agency known…

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…

FL Lawyers Launch Judge PR Effort

A group of Miami-area lawyers wants to help the Broward County judiciary regain public respect.

The Daily Business Review describes the group’s objective: “Help bring respect…

World’s 25 Oddest Laws List Includes US

Think you’ve heard it all? Even seasoned practitioners may not be aware of what a British newspaper lists as the world’s 25 oddest laws.

For example, a French pig may…

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