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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.

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.

Businessman Drops Appeal Of $32.5M Vt. Resort Investor Deal

A Miami businessman accused of stealing $50 million from immigrant investors in Vermont’s Jay Peak ski resort is dropping his appeal of a recently approved settlement with law firm Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp LLP that is expected to pay his alleged victims more than $30 million, according to his attorney.