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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.

Emotionally Draining: Meet the Miami Judge Rising to the Moment, Presiding Over Deadly Building Collapse

“The case, without a doubt, will be the most challenging of my career legally and emotionally,” said Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman.

New Ruling Affects Prevailing Party Attorney Fees: ‘Florida Supreme Court Has Now Taken That Away’

A Florida Supreme Court opinion in a marital case is causing some lawyers to worry that the decision will spark a rise in frivolous litigation.

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.

The Dotted Line: How to Navigate Vaccine Mandates

This feature is a part of “The Dotted Line” series, which takes an in-depth look at the complex legal landscape of the construction industry.

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.