A sex scandal involving rape allegations and a possible cover-up at a Broward Islamic private school has taken another turn. As we reported back in October, Tariq Ahmed (also spelled in some places as Ahmad) is currently wanted by police for alleged sexual activities with students at the Nur-Ul-Isla ... More >>
Right now, Jeffery London is sitting in a quiet cell waiting for his second child sex abuse trial to start. Outside, the former charter school administrator's actions are still resounding loud and clear. In September, a group of victims filed a civil lawsuit in Broward against a clutch of charitie ... More >>
For years, a giant hotel project has sat partially-finished on one of the most prime pieces of real estate in Broward County. The beachfront property located at 551 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. was originally branded as a Donald Trump project but got tied up in financial problems and lawsuits. N ... More >>
Ah, Spirit Airlines. Love them for making you feel like jetting away is within your financial reach; hate them for the poor service, the tagged-on baggage charges, and the walk of shame you have to do emerging from their terminal instead of Virgin Atlantic's. Several plaintiffs had filed a federal ... More >>
On Monday morning, the Sun Sentinel dropped a big, wet kiss of an A1 story on Versailles Cafe, the famous Miami eatery located in Little Havana. The piece, titled "A Taste of Versailles," did a quick drive-by on the restaurant's history and sociopolitical significance while also mentioning that a co ... More >>
In 2012, Jeffrey London, a former youth pastor and charter-school dean of students, was accused of a vicious pattern of sexual assault with the poor kids he let stay with him at an unlicensed foster home dubbed "London's Hotel." The investigation reportedly involved up to 40 possible victims. When ... More >>
It's crazy, the lengths some deep-pocketed dudes will go to keep their alleged jones for Latin ladies secret. Up in Palm Beach, probably the single most bizarre legal saga to hit the court system is currently underway. It concerns among the largest landowners in Boca Raton and allegations of tax f ... More >>
The lawyer representing three victims that were allegedly assaulted at Cameo night club July 11 filed a lawsuit days later, claiming NFL players Mike and Maurkice Pouncey had beaten and bruised his clients. Little has happened in the case since -- police said they were waiting for the victims to tal ... More >>
A sexual abuse lawsuit has been filed against the Palm Beach School for Autism. The lawsuit, filed by the parents of a 13-year old autistic boy, alleges that classroom assistant Christopher Breland sexually assaulted the student. The lawsuit alleges that the school attempted to cover up the inciden ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A slick L.A. movie producer gets slammed in the subtropics
The judge in Donald Trump's lawsuit against the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ordered the real estate and reality TV magnate's legal team to reveal the name of the reporter to whom it leaked information on the civil case. It really shouldn't have been such a difficult deduction for Streitfel ... More >>
Smooth-talking philanthropist Bob Montgomery has a dark side you don't want to see
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A Hollywood man has spent the past decade trying to pry open the Seminoles' accounting books -- without much success
A problem that marred the 2000 ballot is back
Two years ago, Ken Eggleston was Palm Beach County Sheriff Ed Bieluch's heir apparent. Now, they are implacable foes. What happened?
John Garon may be a partial quadriplegic, but he wields federal civil-rights lawsuits with consummate skill
With all the millions Miss Cleo brings in, her Broward-based bosses have little trouble paying their way out of those pesky lawsuits
More than four years after a Delray Beach cop gave him a body full of bruises and a face full of pepper spray, a local doctor is still seeking justice
A shrimpy Ecuadorian company wants DuPont to stop spoiling its H20
Long hours. Low pay. Hardly any rights. It's the life of Palm Beach County's hidden underclass: migrant farm workers.
Do those who bury loved ones in Boca Raton's public cemetery have the right to decorate graves and erect markers? Apparently not.
Isn't selling cars for Republic Industries hard enough without your boss cracking racist jokes all the time?
Broward's Clerk of Courts wants a million of your dollars to kill a racial bias suit before he faces questions under oath. Here's why.
Kim Mascola's life reads like a made-for-TV movie script. In fact, it nearly became one. Then the lawsuits started to fly.