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 >>
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 >>
Yesterday, a new rule introduced to Fort Lauderdale's policy and standards manual was posted in a courtyard in front of City Hall -- where the Occupy camp has set up shop.Check out a slide show of the Occupy camp here.The rule bans tents from the area and bans people from being in the public spac ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeRamon RosarioRamon Rosario, a 19-year-old member of a racketeering enterprise known as the "Head Shot Committee," was sentenced yesterday to 270 years in prison for what the State Attorney's Office calls a string of crimes that "terrorized the northern end of Pal ... 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 >>
Dalia DippolitoThe lawyer for Dalia Dippolito -- the escort who was found guilty of trying to hire an undercover cop to kill her husband -- has filed for a new trial, this time not to focus on the reality TV defense he tried last time around.Her attorney, Michael Salnick, filed a request for a ne ... More >>
When Dalia Dippolito's trial began on charges that she tried to have her husband killed, her defense attorney dropped a bombshell. Attorney Michael Salnick claimed in opening statements that Dalia's husband, Michael, had planned the whole thing in an attempt to get on reality TV. It was a crazy defe ... 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 >>
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 >>
On Sunday, we brought you the news of Scott Rothstein's alleged affair with his slain employee, Melissa Britt Lewis. Here's the sworn interview where Debra Villegas, Lewis' best friend and Rothstein's right-hand woman at his now-defunct law firm, tells a Plantation police officer about the affair.N ... 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 >>
Good luck getting onto a jury in the South if you're black. And if you're a black defendant, good luck challenging the fact that the prosecutor eliminated potential jurors just because of the color of their skin. Unless you live in Florida.The Sunshine State's laws aimed at protecting jurors from ... 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 >>
Here's what's happening in South Florida this Tuesday morning:Disgraced Palm Beach mega-millionaire Jeffrey Epstein has filed suit against disgraced Broward mega-millionaire Scott Rothstein based on reports the latter attracted investment dollars by fraudulently claiming to have reached a cash settl ... 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 >>
Former Philippine President Joseph Estrada would have been "pleased" by the murder of a journalist, an affidavit taken in Florida claims.This February, 47-year-old Cezar Mancao went to the Philippine consulate in Fort Lauderdale to give a sworn affidavit. When the contents of his testimony were l ... More >>
Okay, I say a couple nice things about departed Sun-Sentinel reporter John Holland and the knives start flying. The Holland haters bring up an eight-year-old correction which one commenter calls "the longest and most embarrassing front-page retraction in the Sun-Sentinel's history." I remember that ... More >>
That's what the AP is reporting, citing a motion filed by prosecutors in his case.
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 South Florida company caught stealing twice surfaces under a new name and gets a lucrative government franchise.
Broward Judge Gardiner's alleged relationships with defense lawyers and prosecutors raises troubling questions
Amanda Alley died a horrible, fiery death, and the cops had her Iranian boyfriend nailed
Is sheriff's candidate Ric Bradshaw Dirty Harry or Mr. Clean? Voters want to know.
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
After a severely flawed trial, Michael Rivera was convicted of killing a little girl. New DNA evidence may help him.
A high-profile judge long ago made a deal that freed the area's most heinous killer
Adult businesses in Broward put the heat on the heat by investigating local vice cops, but their evidence is slim
The 4th District Court of Appeals says Broward County prosecutor Alberto Milian is a menace in the courtroom. But he's just doing his job.
Four years after hed been convicted of murder in Belgium, Jean-FranCois Buslik was a pilot and a family man living quietly in North Palm Beach. Then justice came calling.
According to the courts, Joyce Cohen hired three men to murder her wealthy husband. Now the entire case may be unraveling.
Isn't selling cars for Republic Industries hard enough without your boss cracking racist jokes all the time?
Take a number and wait. That, in essence, is what the Broward County courts are telling crime victims even those who get shot at.
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.
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