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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.

Surfside condo collapse prompts industry changes

Raysa Rodriguez, 59, described the moment she was awakened by the collapsing northeast portion of her Surfside condo building, home to more than 50 units.

‘Frustrating’: Miami Litigators React as Courthouse Closed Indefinitely Amid Safety Concerns

All judges and court staff based at the Miami-Dade County Courthouse are back to working remotely until further notice after an engineer’s report identified safety concerns on various floors of the 28-story historic building.

South Florida Firms Join Forces For Condo Collapse Class Action, Attracting Potential Class Members

Within days of filing the first lawsuit over the partial collapse of Champlain Towers South in Surfside, plaintiffs attorney Brad Sohn of The Brad Sohn Law Firm in Coral Gables has partnered with a larger firm specializing in complex commercial litigation.

Businesses And Crypto: Finding The Value And Managing The Big Risks

The good news for cryptocurrency is that El Salvador decided to adopt it as legal tender and the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision issued a proposal to let banks handle digital assets like Bitcoin.

How Private Is Your Health Data?

Many of the health monitoring activities we used to do in our doctor’s office have moved into the digital world. Smart watches and apps track our sleep, workouts, diet, and stress levels. We use online portals to check test results, refill prescriptions, and make doctor’s appointments.

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Attorney Compensation, Arrest Booking Photos: Florida Governor Signs Bills Affecting Lawyers

The Florida governor signed nearly 45 bills into law on Monday, with at least five that will impact the legal profession.

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‘Thank Heavens’: Miami-Dade Expanding In-Person Trials, Other Court Proceedings

The Miami-Dade Circuit Court released an advisory Tuesday acknowledging the Florida Supreme Court’s unprecedented expansion of in-person court proceedings, starting later this month.

Foreign Buyers Are Targeting the US Again

After a pandemic-related slowdown, cross-border investment in US  commercial real estate is on the selective rise. 

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How Litigation Firms Moved Forward While Courts Were Largely Halted

Litigation-based firms braced for severe business interruptions when the pandemic descended, and while the absence of trials had its effect, in many places, court dockets kept moving, and litigators kept working—handling depositions, negotiations, and various other client work. 

Real Estate Facing ‘Mayhem’ In The Courts As Legal Backlog Balloons

The legal system is the unsung hero of the commercial real estate industry, especially in times of strife. Landlord-tenant disputes, foreclosures, contract disputes, tax appeals, partnership settlements — the everyday procedure of the way capital moves through the U.S. real estate industry relies on a functioning judiciary.