Is CityPlace for white people only? Yesterday, the Fair Housing Center of the Greater Palm Beaches Inc. announced that it filed a federal lawsuit against Al Coker & Associates, GB West Palm, Gulfstream Capital Partners, and Cervera Real Estate -- the developers and operators of South Tower CityPla ... More >>
Florida is suing Georgia: What you are witnessing is real. The participants are not actors. They are states with a case pending in the U.S. Supreme Court. The suit, which was filed by Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi, is over Georgia's consumption of freshwater in a river system that ... More >>
Casey Anthony will finally have to answer questions about the disappearance of slain daughter Caylee, and she won't be allowed to plead the Fifth either. This, according to attorney Matt Morgan, who is representing Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez, who is suing Anthony for having her reputation ruined. ... More >>
Looks like Dwyane Wade and ex-wife Siohvaughn Funches-Wade aren't done with their bitter feud. The latest brouhaha? She's suing him over endorsement money. Siohvaughn Funches-Wade filed a lawsuit against D-Wade on Tuesday alleging that he owes her money from his endorsement deals. D-Wade -- or ... More >>
Ever see that photo of the python that tried to swallow an alligator-- and the gator explodes out the python's side as it's being digested? Or watch animal combat videos on YouTube, with great predators of the planet going at it tooth and claw? That's how we feel reading about local lords of the cap ... More >>
The widow of a Keiser University dean who was run over by his own car while trying to stop it from being hauled off is suing the tow truck company, which has been accused of being overly aggressive while towing cars in the Lauderhill neighborhood. Calls to Superior Lock and Roadside Assistance, the ... More >>
A quarter century ago, my old, good buddy Mike Lacey came to Miami and decided to start a weekly paper. He wanted to move here, but a mugger and a prudent wife convinced him cocaine-fueled Miami wasn't the place to raise a family.Today, Lacey bowed out. Along with his partner -- and another guy I co ... More >>
The sugarcane fields of Belle Glade have long been a stopover for migrant workers who earn measly wages in exchange for weeks of backbreaking labor in oppressive conditions.A new lawsuit filed against Cape Coral-based Sunrise Labor Corp. provides a detailed portrait of physical a ... More >>
Try as they might, the federal courts are failing at keeping developer Felix Sater's shady criminal past a secret.Sater was a key promoter in the Fort Lauderdale beachfront Trump tower and helped rake in millions to fund the now-abandoned project. A petition from investors to the U.S. Supreme Court ... More >>
There are new battles being fought this week in the continuing war between David Mainiero (better known as David Manero, the name under which he conducts business) and former business partners John Rosatti and Lee Goldberg. Mainiero -- who had his hand in projects like The Office in Delray Beac ... More >>
Assuming you, like most of our dear readers, are a lily-livered sissy who has never made it through a "Hell Night" or advanced Navy SEAL training, here are a couple of things you may not know.1. There are former Navy SEALs who teach classes on how to be like a Navy SEAL, like this guy:2. There are o ... More >>
Florida's attorney general is investigating the 1-800-411-PAIN Referral Service, looking into allegations of "deceptive and misleading advertising" that echo the complaints made in a civil lawsuit filed against the Lauderdale Lakes company last year. 411-PAIN -- whose billboards, TV commerci ... More >>
Hungry for legal action.Well, here's a food-oriented legal proceeding that's more Big Lebowski than Law & Order. Coral Springs-based Pizza Time, Inc., claims that a Washington-based pizza chain -- that's also called "Pizza Time" -- has stolen its name, according to a lawsu ... More >>
Keeping the faith, losing a job?A Broward woman says that her former employer, American Medical Central, gave her flak for being Jewish -- going so far as to reprimand her for eating a banana at work -- a recently filed lawsuit claims.That woman, Sheryl Ackerman, was employed as a social worker a ... More >>
hotelscheap.orgMalinda Knowles says she was about to fly out of LaGuardia Airport last year, headed for West Palm Beach, until JetBlue employees allegedly committed what the New York Post is calling a "panty air raid."Knowles, a 27-year-old financial consultant and former model, says she was wear ... More >>
moviesonfilm.comHm, that sure doesn't look like Michael C. HallIf you illegally downloaded a copy of Dexxxter -- the porn parody of Showtime's serial-killer drama Dexter -- it might cost you a bit more than your dignity if Pink Lotus Entertainment has its way.Pink Lotus Entertainment, the proud p ... More >>
In danger?A Hollywood man with dementia wandered away from his Wilton Manors nursing home never to return. Richard Morlock was killed by an oncoming locomotive when he sat down on a train track in September, and now his son is suing that nursing home. Keith Morlock claims that Greystone Healthca ... More >>
spirit-tomes.comWhat weed apparently looked like when the BSO caught up with Robin BrownTypically, being caught with a backpack and car full of "herb" would land an easy arrest. But for Hollywood resident Robin Brown, her herb was the cooking variety -- 50 grams of sage.Brown, 49, was arreste ... More >>
This week's New Times cover story explores allegations of abuse and violence at the Thompson Academy juvenile detention center in Pembroke Pines. One of the most disturbing allegations, outlined in a federal class-action lawsuit, involves a 15-year-old boy who says he was twice forced to have ora ... More >>
Winsome Packer with friendsCongressman Alcee Hastings has been hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a conservative group called Judicial Watch. HastingsThe merits of the case aren't known but the plaintiff is quite a serious person. Her name is Winsome Packer, a Republican who wa ... More >>
Lewis Kasman, who for years was the right-hand man and "adopted son" to crime boss John Gotti, says the Mafia has nothing on Florida when it comes to stealing money.Now Kasman, who turned government witness and helped indict dozens of organized crime figures, is looking to get payback from his divor ... More >>
Flickr/The Impulsive Buy Taco Bell - Meat or Mystery?Taco Bell is the universal staple food of teenagers and stoners everywhere. While no one ever claimed that Taco Bell was good for you, it's been the go-to cheap hangover food for years, and since most people eat Taco Bell only ... More >>
Bruce and Shawn Chait paid off a who's who of Broward County public officials to get government approvals for their controversial housing development on two golf courses in Tamarac. The father-and-son team bought since-imprisoned Broward County Commissioner Joe Eggelletion a golf ... More >>
C. StilesTan and muscular Steve Martorano, owner of Cafe Martorano in Fort Lauderdale, is claiming someone stole his restaurant's idea. As The Juice reported yesterday, Martorano filed a lawsuit against Cafe Longo in Rhode Island for "unfairly copying Cafe Martorano's concept."That concept? White ... More >>
Whatever Rothstein was selling, it wasn't structured settlements.With all the scandal and intrigue that followed the fall of Scott Rothstein in early November, it was easy to gloss over the precise instrument he used to commit his billion-dollar-plus fraud. Even for former U.S. Attorneys, like Ke ... More >>
flickr user: bradipoNemeth lost $20,000 in Dippolito's scam.Every month, George Nemeth gets a check in the mail from the Florida Department of Corrections. Sometimes it's for $8, sometimes $9.12. Once, the amount spiked to $10.18.At this rate, it will be 167 years before Nemeth recovers the $20,0 ... More >>
Courtney LoveIf you haven't seen the recent headlines, rocker Courtney Love is being sued for libel for something she said about someone on Twitter. She is the first official celebrity to get sued over something she tweeted. And you thought Courtney would never be in the record books.This isn't the ... More >>
Hoops hero Rumeal Robinson blew a fortune on strippers, got indicted, and left his mom homeless.
Stern and SmithThis whole arrest-on-felony-drug-charges thing came along just when Howard K. Stern's legal life had finally calmed. The attorney ex-boyfriend of Anna Nicole Smith filed a lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale's U.S. District Court in April 2007 against mega-millionaire attorney, John O'Quinn, a ... More >>
Scott Wyman writes this morning of a lawsuit filed against lobbyist Russ Klenet, the husband of Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter, by a former vice president of viatical company Mutual Benefits Corp. You might remember the name of the company -- it is, after all, accused of ripping off investors ... More >>
Again and again, local claims of abuse point to one priest, the Rev. Neil Doherty, and the Catholic archdiocese that protected him
Riviera Beach officials plot a strategy of intimidation — and leave a paper trail
Anna Nicole's ghost could go home at last — if some trial hotshots get their way
On the high seas, it may be best to resist the urge to buy a masterpiece.
Only the dogs are blameless in Broward's strange war over Wizard of Claws
War has been good for Pompano Beach's Point Blank Body Armor
After even a police chief called them unfit, these officers continue to patrol Hollywood's streets
Don King wants to make South Florida a boxing capital. Trouble is, he's on the ropes.
The music industry's ongoing problems continue to affect the local dance community
The folks who are "reclaiming America for Christ" are pushing an agenda for a Taliban-like state where Scripture is law
A Broward dentist saved hundreds of rabbits and became a national celebrity. Why do so many people fear him?
When it comes to making deals, developer R. Donahue Peebles has no qualms about filing lawsuits -- or playing the race card
Carnival doesn't just neglect passengers who claim to be victims of sexual assault. It attempts to shut them up.
Broward's ballyhooed new homeless shelter won't clear the streets of all vagrants. But the police might.