Legal Services

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2013

    There's Radioactive Waste in Western Palm Beach County, Law Firm Warns

    If you live in western Palm Beach County, you may want to be concerned about possible radioactive contamination in the area, the law firm of Searcy, Denney Scarola Barnhart and Shipley warned late Friday. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control confirmed there had been a cluster of children livin ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012
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    September 29, 2011

    Scott Rothstein Computer Nerds Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison

    Scott Rothstein​Curtis Renie and William Corte, the information technology workers for Ponzi scheme mastermind Scott Rothstein's law firm, were each sentenced to 37 months in prison yesterday.Renie and Corte, both 38 years old, pleaded guilty in June to a single count each of conspiracy to commit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Scott Rothstein Saga: TD Bank Accused of Being Complicit in Ponzi Scheme

    ​Herbert Stettin, the Chapter 11 trustee for victims of Scott Rothstein's $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, has filed a lawsuit against TD Bank, alleging it was at fault for allowing Rothstein and his Ponzi pals to continue to rip off his investors.As you may recall, Rothstein's computer nerds for his no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Scott Rothstein Saga: Debra Villegas Goes to Prison; Four Enter Guilty Pleas

    Scott W. Rothstein​The gifts of prison sentences keep coming, thanks to Scott Rothstein.Debra Villegas, the second in command for Rothstein's gigantic Ponzi scheme, surrendered to her new home at a minimum-security federal prison last week to begin her ten-year sentence.Villegas, now 44, pleaded g ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Scott Rothstein's Head Computer Nerd Turns Himself In

    Scott Rothstein -- still 49 more years in the slammer​Curtis Renie, the 38-year-old information technology head of Ponzi scheme mastermind Scott Rothstein's law firm, turned himself in to the feds today.Renie, of Fort Lauderdale, is the third person to turn himself in to authorities to be indicted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Chief Judge Victor Tobin Resigns to Join Much-Criticized Foreclosure Firm (Updated)

    ​Broward Chief Judge Victor Tobin's reign at the top of the county's judiciary has been filled with conflicts, from barbs he traded with the court clerk to fighting the public's distaste for a new courthouse. Now he's leaving, and the firm he picked as his next successor likely won't make his life ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    The Latest Foreclosure Fallout Could Further Mangle The Legal System

    The law offices of David J. Stern will close at the end of the month.​As of about a week ago, the law offices of David J. Stern and the affiliated document processing company, DJSP, are slated to close at the end of the month, but for one of the largest foreclosure firms in the country, closing is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    David J. Stern's Foreclosure Firm Closes This Month

    The law offices of David J. Stern will close at the end of the month.​The law offices of David J. Stern, known as the "foreclosure king," are closing on March 31 after a highly publicized fall from grace and a state investigation of the firm's allegedly fraudulent foreclosure practices, according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Foreclosure Firm Ben-Ezra & Katz Is Latest Addition to Attorney General's Investigation

    via floridaforeclosurehelp.netThe state foreclosure fraud investigation expands.​Fort Lauderdale law firm Ben-Ezra & Katz is the most recent subject of the state attorney general's mortgage fraud investigation. The firm "appears to be fabricating and/or presenting false and misleading document ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    LeMieux Back at Gunster After Brief Senatorial Stint; the Door Keeps on Revolvin'

    ​Now that President Obama has named Bill Daley, a JPMorgan Chase chairman whose loudest pronouncements over the past months have been to ridicule Obama's signature accomplishments -- as his chief of staff, it should be perfectly clear: Washington and big business go together like bread and butter. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Happy Awkward Friday

    Sun-Sentinel​It's just that kind of day. I've driven over a curb, showed up late, forgotten basic skills, had meetings canceled. Apparently I'm not alone. Behold the spate of awkward news:News 10 truck flips overWhen I entered the courthouse this morning, police cars and news trucks were gathered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Local Holocaust Survivors Find Pro-Bono Pension Help

    Kevin Packman, survivor advocate extraordinaire ​Kevin Packman, a partner with the law firm Holland & Knight, wants local Holocaust survivors to know that he's here to help -- for free. He's in charge of a pro-bono program that finds eligible survivors in South Florida and hooks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Tonino Lamborghini Caffe Corsa Closes in Gulfstream Park

    ​Tonino Lamborghini Caffe Corsa, the restaurant named after the son of auto industry icon Ferruccio Lamborghini, has closed its doors for good. The restaurant located in the new, outdoor shopping mall the Village at Gulfstream Park married authentic Italian food with the kind of sleek design the y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Construction Workers Admit They Installed a Stink Bomb with Chinese Drywall

    The only way to hang Chinese drywall.It's something of a cliché by now to think of Florida developers as the bad guys. But as homeowners start blaming them for the defective Chinese drywall rotting their homes, it is literally the stench that has led them to contractors.Not the developer's stench, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Attorneys Gone Wild!

    Today the Florida Bar released a list of 35 attorneys disciplined for violating rules of professional conduct. Of the 35, ten are from Broward and Palm Beach Counties.1. William Abramson, of West Palm Beach. Abramson's case goes back to 2005, when he was defending a female client in criminal case be ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2008

    Trickster in Chief

    Famed political hit man Roger Stone takes a special interest in would-be Broward Sheriff Scott Israel

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    October 31, 2007
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    March 31, 2005

    The Corrupter

    The sheriff is selling out the public. Do you give a darn?

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Don't Hide the G-r-r-r

    Who You Gonna Call?

  • News

    April 8, 2004

    If Steve Had a Hammer

    Reckless accusations have testy Broward Folk Club balladeers sashaying

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Deliver Us

    South Florida's most corrupt hospital district is at it again, compromising health care to reward a crony

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    A Potemkin Lawyer

    With Jorge Fernandez as your courtroom advocate, you may as well surrender

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    Paying the Race Card

    Having made the county pay for Lockwood's alleged racism, embattled lawyer Norman Ganz is now going after the sheriff's office