Yesterday, the law firm of Searcy, Denney, Scarola, Barnhart, and Shipley held a news conference about lawsuits related to a cluster of pediatric brain cancer in the residential neighborhood Acreage, located in western Palm Beach County. Five couples who lived in the area and whose children develo ... More >>
Monroe's of Palm Beach, a high-end strip club located on North Congress Avenue, is being sued by the Marilyn Monroe estate. The federal lawsuit alleges that Monroe's is infringing on Marilyn's trademark by using her name and her likeness without permission.
Fuck you, Jared. The Subway chain has a new advertising campaign -- the "Harlem Shake." But unlike the unremitting charm of the Jared Campaign, the sandwich king just can't seem to get this one right. (Or at least a recent lawsuit alleges.)
The former director of boys' lockup Thompson Academy, Renza "Craig" Ferguson, resigned under a cloud of suspicion in March. Staff members had made allegations that he was transporting young male inmates off campus and bringing them home to shower. See also: - Our cover story on abuse at Thompson A ... More >>
See also "Urban Sprawl Kills Endangered Florida Panther"Some lawsuits make you want to punch mankind's collective crotch and pray to the gods that the Mayans are right about the whole 2012 thing. Case in point: Kenneth Nolan filed a suit in Broward County Court seeking $15,000 from th ... More >>
"The urinal is too high," says Douglas Schapiro, a pudgy lawyer dressed casually in a red polo shirt. He's squished into the men's room of Mi Fondita Mexicana Y Café in Hollywood fiddling with a measuring tape. "It has to be 17 inches from the floor. This is 24 inches."From the proper height of pis ... More >>
A class-action federal lawsuit filed on Friday alleges that Starr Restaurants Hotel Group stiffed employees on overtime wages. Starr Restaurants, according to its website, is the parent company of Steak 954 in Fort Lauderdale and Makoto in Bal Harbour. The suit was filed by a man named Jean Valsin, ... More >>
Another year has just about gone by, which means it's time for South Florida to appear once again on the American Tort Reform Association's list of "judicial hellholes."Now every year since 2003 -- when they actually just picked Miami-Dade County -- South Florida has maintained its spot among ... More >>
andpop.com"You need to be on your tip-top game with your GTL to stay FTD to get the girls to DTF in MIA... say that 5 times fast." -- Michael "The Situation" SorrentinoA South Florida federal court and the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch now have a situation -- the Situation.The Jersey S ... More >>
Bad gas... station? RaceTrac, an Atlanta-based gas behemoth known for its gut-busting soda fountains, has gotten slammed with another slip-and-fall lawsuit, some two months after a local couple filed suit against the 320-store petroleum conglomerate. Isaura Velez walked into a Hollywood RaceTrac ... More >>
Defendants allege the sex was consensual.The 14-year-old boy who filed a lawsuit alleging he was twice sexually assaulted by a counselor at the Thompson Academy juvenile detention center last year was a willing participant in the encounters, lawyers for the Pembroke Pines center allege.In court d ... More >>
In a lawsuit filed this week, a young woman who hostessed at a Las Vegas nightclub -- Jet nightclub at the Mirage -- claims her bosses at the Light Group and Dancing Monkey coerced her to drink at work, do massive amounts of coke, and get a boob job.According to Jane Doe's attorney, she was "pres ... More >>
David J. Stern, whose law firm is under investigation for foreclosure fraud.The latest round of layoffs at DJSP Enterprises, the foreclosure processing company for the law offices of David J. Stern, could add fuel to a class action case against DJSP and Stern, according to a lawyer for the compan ... More >>
We've heard all about how the Centurion and Platinum hedge funds in New York sank hundreds of millions of dollars into Scott Rothstein's Ponzi scheme. Fort Lauderdale attorney Bill Scherer is suing them, claiming they were privy to the fraud and now must cough up ... More >>
Donkey Hotey Watch those Olives!Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio is suing the operators, owners and suppliers of the House of Representatives cafeteria in Washington, DC for selling him a sandwich wrap that had an unpitted olive in it back in 2008. The lawsuit claims the Congres ... More >>
Youth Services InternationalA snapshot from a recent morale-boosting event at Thompson.Allegations that teenaged inmates were sexually assaulted, malnourished, and physically abused at the Thompson Academy juvenile detention center in Pembroke Pines echo similar accusations the center's owner ha ... More >>
Flickr: Jennifer I.In a filing that's been anticipated for months, a group of Colombian families have sued Chiquita Brands International in West Palm federal court over reports that the banana company paid a terrorist group that then kidnapped and murdered relatives of those families.The suit, in ... More >>
Today's suit alleges Chiquita funded AUC terroristsThe Juice has obtained the 110-page civil suit filed yesterday in West Palm Beach Federal District Court on behalf of 242 Colombian plaintiffs against Chiquita Brands International. The suit, brought by Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, which ha ... More >>
flickr user: nukeit1Today, newswires were abuzz with the information that a Washington-based nonprofit group called the Cancer Project, on behalf of two plantiffs in Connecticut, filed a class-action lawsuit against Burger King, McDonald's, and Friendly's. The lawsuit alleges that chicken s ... More >>
I just happened on this classic written by Steve Almond in 1994 about South Florida's hard-driven, complicated, and sometimes brutal mogul. Uh, it jumps. Citizen Wayne - The Unauthorized Biography A college dropout and the product of a broken home, H. Wayne Huizenga rose ... More >>
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