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These South Florida Receivers Are Tired of Being the Only Women in the Room

Miami litigators Corali Lopez-Castro and Melanie Damian are used to being the only women taking the lead role in a substantial state or federal receivership case. So when they got the opportunity to work together on one, it was something special.

Helms-Burton Lawsuits Remain in Gridlock as Window to Litigate Closes for Some

Despite the uphill battle for plaintiffs, U.S.-Cuba trade expert John Kavulich estimates that 85% of the estimated $19 million in law firm revenue generated by the litigation has come from defendant firms as Big Law stepped up to represent the companies accused of “trafficking” in property rightfully owned by Cuban-Americans.

Judge, Litigators Say Demanding Change of Cuba’s Communist Government is Personal

The U.S. Homeland Security secretary announced new sanctions—the freezing of assets and a U.S. travel ban—on Cuban government officials during his visit to Miami on Thursday.

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For Cuban-American Legal Community, Supporting Regime Change Is a ‘Marathon’

Miami is full of talented Cuban-American lawyers, but none can enter a Cuban courtroom to represent political prisoners. Here’s what they’re doing instead.

On Bitcoin and Ponzi Schemes

Bernie Madoff died in federal prison a few months ago with the dubious distinction of being the mastermind of the largest and most infamous Ponzi scheme of all time.

A 35-Year Blueprint for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The legal profession has reached a tipping point. Decades of aspirational words from private law firms about diversity, equity, and inclusion are giving way to concrete action.

How To Avoid A Run-In With Biden’s Anti-Competitive Order

Big tech has been a big issue for politicians on both sides of the aisle. Now it, and some other industries, caught attention from the Biden administration. In July, the White House announced an executive order to promote competition.

Condo Collapse Litigation Leaders Talk Of Coming Challenges

As leaders of the team representing victims of the Surfside, Florida, condominium collapse, Harley Tropin of Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton and Rachel Furst of Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen PA will have their hands full trying to maximize recovery for the victims and balancing what will sometimes be competing interests between those who lost their apartments and the 97 who lost their lives.

Circuit Courts Split: Victim of a Data Breach? Can You “STAND” and Sue in Federal Court

As data breaches become more frequent, those whose data has been stolen have begun to sue the companies that kept their personal data.

Fla. Court Names Lead Attys In Surfside Condo Collapse Suits

Attorneys from Kozyak Tropin Throckmorton, Podhurst Orseck PA, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen PA and The Moskowitz Law Firm will oversee the economic loss, wrongful death and personal injury claims arising from the Surfside condominium collapse under an attorney leadership structure approved by a Florida judge Friday.

Judge Plans To Move Quickly On Sale Of Surfside Property

The judge overseeing litigation over the condominium collapse in Surfside, Florida, told attorneys Wednesday that he intends to move forward quickly with a sale of the property where the building once stood in order to maximize recovery for victims.

Miami-Dade judge approves pursuing sale of Surfside property that is site of condo collapse

Hundreds of victims of the deadly collapse of a Surfside condo building could expect to see compensation in the near future, as a Miami-Dade Circuit judge Wednesday approved the planned sale of the oceanfront property, valued at more than $100 million, as well as the disbursement of millions more in insurance payments for property and personal damages.