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The 3 biggest higher education controversies of 2021

Higher education isn’t a stranger to scandals and controversies, and 2021 was no exception. While some scandals from previous years approached their inevitable conclusions, the COVID-19 pandemic—or ongoing pandemic, as we enter its third year—fueled a swath of lawsuits at colleges around the country.

Why Big Brands Are Spending Millions On NFTs

When it comes to alternative investing options, NFTs (also called non-fungible tokens) are one of the most unusual choices out there. An NFT is a digital asset of some kind that is part of the Ethereum blockchain. When you invest in an NFT, you could be purchasing a digital piece of art, the rights to a tweet or logo, or even a character you can use for play-to-earn gaming.

Law Firms, In-House Counsel Ramp Up Mentorship for Diverse Law Students

Kozyak, Tropin & Throckmorton and Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell are providing mentorship and career opportunities to diverse law students at FAMU, FIU, the University of Miami, and elsewhere.

Surfside: Lawsuit Alleges That New Construction Next Door Contributed to Collapse

A class action lawsuit has been filed over the deadly collapse at Surfside. The lawsuit alleges that new construction next door damaged Champlain Towers South and contributed to the tragedy that killed nearly 100 people.

Lawsuit Filed In Surfside Condo Collapse

Brooke Shafer reports the lawsuit claims the construction of a luxury condo near the Champlain Towers South led to its deadly collapse.

Construction of Eighty Seven Park Condo Led to Surfside Collapse: Suit

The construction of the luxury Eighty Seven Park highrise next door to the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla., led to the condominium building’s deadly collapse in June, a class-action lawsuit filed late Tuesday alleges.

Terra’s Eighty Seven Park Construction Next to Champlain Towers South Led to Collapse, Lawsuit Alleges

The Eighty Seven Park development team ignored warnings about the damage the tower’s construction was causing to the Champlain Towers South feet away, leading to the deadly Surfside condominium collapse, a new lawsuit alleges.

Construction of Luxury Condo Just Feet Away Weakened Frail Champlain Towers, Lawsuit Says

The construction of a new luxury condo tower just feet away from Champlain Towers South caused severe damage to the fragile, poorly designed building in Surfside, eventually leading to the collapse that killed nearly 100 people, according to a civil complaint filed late Tuesday in a class-action case.

Miami Condo Collapse Victims Sue Next-Door Luxury Development

The catastrophic structural failure that led to the collapse of the Champlain Towers condominium outside Miami in June was linked to construction of a luxury high-rise development next door, according to a lawsuit filed by families of people killed in the disaster.

Lawsuit: Florida condo collapse triggered by building work

Construction of a luxury building next door triggered the collapse of an already fragile Florida condominium that killed 98 people in June, according to a new lawsuit.

Judge, Atty Spar Over Punitive Damages Bid In Blackmail Suit

A Florida state judge made a renewed push Monday to add punitive damages to her suit accusing a prominent South Florida attorney of attempting to blackmail her with a threat of releasing nude photos if she sought testimony from her ex-husband’s girlfriend in a child custody battle.

Fla. College’s Immunity Weighed In COVID Fees Refund Suit

Miami Dade College urged a state appellate panel Wednesday to find that a lower court erred in advancing a proposed class action.