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Modern Luxury Miami features Javier Lopez

Modern Luxury Miami magazine features Javier Lopez in its October 2022 edition.

Broward man and ‘Mother Theresa’ accused of raising $196 million in a Ponzi scheme

Filings by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Justice Department accuse a Fort Lauderdale man of getting $6.5 million of the $42 million defrauded from investors via a Ponzi scheme run through a North Lauderdale woman’s company.

She was 69. He Was Young, Hunky—and a Fraud.

Love scams hit a record high last year, with fraudsters fooling lonely hearts into sending their life savings in hard-to-recover cryptocurrency.

Meet the Guy Uncovering Crypto’s Biggest Thefts

Ian Balina was reviewing initial coin offerings, the crypto industry’s equivalent of an initial public offering, live on YouTube in 2018 when a hacker emptied around $2 million worth of cryptocurrency from one of his wallets.

Beware The New Crypto Scam Floating About

Aside from all the problems regularly appearing in the cryptocurrency space, there are also many crooks ready to relieve people of the coins they are holding, no matter how much the value has dropped.

A Swift $1 Billion Settlement Shows ‘It Can Be Done’: Lead Counsel Discuss Surfside Condo Collapse Class Action

Welcome to Southeast Takeaways, a weekly look at news of the legal profession that will highlight important developments to help you manage your firms, grow your practices and serve your clients better.

Miami-Dade Jury Returns $35M Verdict in High-Profile Real Estate Dispute

The defendants in the litigation included some of the most prominent business people in South Florida who own property on an exclusive Caribbean island.

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Why ‘Bristol Myers’ Doesn’t Apply to Class Actions

Class action defendants are attempting to rewrite longstanding principles of personal jurisdiction, trying to defeat certification of nationwide classes by arguing that a court lacks personal jurisdiction over out-of-state class members’ claims where the defendant does not reside in the court’s forum state.

Here’s The One Thing You Absolutely Need In Crypto Smart Contracts

One of the features of blockchain technology that cryptocurrencies rest upon is so-called smart contracts. These are programs built into transactions that can control or enforce the terms of a transaction.

Blockbuster Surfside Settlement Left Judge Speechless

Miami — The nearly $1 billion in settlements in the Champlain Towers South condominium collapse litigation resolved what could have been a messy, emotionally charged dispute pitting neighbor against neighbor and was an outcome that left Judge Michael Hanzman, who took pains to expedite the complicated case, speechless.

Lawyers in Suit Over Surfside Collapse Reveal Staggering Legal Settlement: $997 Million

In a surprisingly swift resolution of the Champlain Towers South class-action lawsuit, relatives of the victims and survivors of the Surfside condo collapse have reached a settlement that will pay them nearly $1 billion, a state court judge was told Wednesday.

Nearly $1 Billion Settlement Reached for Surfside Condo Collapse Victims Weeks Before Anniversary of Tragedy

The families of victims and survivors of the Champlain Towers South condo collapse, which killed 98 people, are set to receive a nearly $1 billion settlement.