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$997mn settlement reached in Florida condo collapse that killed 98

The collapse of the 12-story Champlain Towers South building fuelled anxieties about the safety of other apartment buildings.

Lawyers Seek Nearly $5 Million in Attorney Fees After Tampa Bay Buccaneers Settlement

After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers agreed to a nearly $20 million class action settlement, opposing counsel moved for a seven-figure attorney fees award in a federal court in Tampa—a move that an outside expert praised.

Will Smart Contracts Transform the Economy?

Whether we’re talking about Web3, blockchain technology, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or cryptocurrency, the topic of smart contracts comes up again and again.

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Disparate Rulings in Student-Fee Refund Class Actions Could Lead to Florida Supreme Court Review

A Florida appellate court ruled that a trial judge erred in denying Miami-Dade College’s motion to dismiss based on sovereign immunity, a doctrine that generally protects government entities from lawsuits.

Fla. College Escapes Suit Over Fees During Virus Shutdowns

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday shot down a proposed class suit against Miami Dade College seeking prorated refunds for student fees following 2020 campus closures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic after finding that the college is entitled to sovereign immunity.

Gainesville College Prevails in Lawsuit Over Student Fees Charged During Pandemic

An Alachua County judge has dismissed a Santa Fe College student’s lawsuit alleging that she should be reimbursed for college fees she paid when the college shifted to online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Metaverse and Your Law Firm: What You Need to Know

Even if you don’t fancy hanging up a shingle in the metaverse, it’s worth getting familiar with what it is — and what it could become — if it’s going to affect the world of business.

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Scott Westheimer Becomes Florida Bar President-Elect While Opponent Under Scrutiny for Annual Dues Claim

Scott Westheimer, a partner at Syprett Meshad in Sarasota, won the race to become president-elect of The Florida Bar.

What Is a Digital Wallet?

If you want to simplify how you make payments – and you don’t want to rely on physical cash and credit cards – you may want to use a digital wallet, also known as an electronic wallet, e-wallet or, when used on your phone, mobile wallet.

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‘That One Rare Case’: Miami Judge Lifts Lid on ‘Heart Wrenching’ Surfside Collapse Litigation

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Founder and Partner Harley Tropin and X-Dispute Mediator David Ichel quizzed Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman about Surfside’s Champlain Towers South litigation at the University of Miami’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum.

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‘A Lot of Motion Practices Are Really Time Wasters’: How to Disappoint a Class Action Judge

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Founder and Partner Harley Tropin joined Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman, X-Dispute LLC Mediator and Arbitrator David Ichel, and other legal experts at the recent University of Miami’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum.

Leading the Way: Three-Time Managing Partner Corali Lopez-Castro on Why Everyone Should Try Firm Leadership

Our weekly firm leadership Q&A series features Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton managing partner Corali Lopez-Castro.