Jury deliberations have officially begun in the John Goodman DUI manslaughter retrial, but not before yet another possible issue with the jury. Late Monday night, officials began an investigation on possible jury tampering. According to at least two reports, a witness in the trial was apparently te ... 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 >>
Last week, news broke that the jury selection for the DUI manslaughter retrial of Wellington polo magnate John Goodman would not be happening in Palm Beach but, rather, in Tampa. Chief Judge Manuel Menendez told the Tampa Tribune that jury selection, which is slated to begin October 6, would be hap ... 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 >>
Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari, who had been accused of having Miami Subs founder Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis rubbed out in a Mob-style hit, has been found guilty of murder and murder conspiracy. The jury handed down its verdict after seven hours of deliberation. Ferrari and Anthony "Big Tony" Mosca ... More >>
We can probably all agree that pill mill doctors -- physicians accused of acting like Pez dispensers for high-powered pain meds -- should be legally accountable for their actions. But if a doctor's patient ODs, should the doctor head to death row? This week local prosecutors filed paperwork indicat ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 leaked this month to a Philippine news outlet, no one here seemed to notice, and nothing about it was reported in the U.S. press. His allega ... 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
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 >>
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?
With all the millions Miss Cleo brings in, her Broward-based bosses have little trouble paying their way out of those pesky lawsuits
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.
Kim Mascola's life reads like a made-for-TV movie script. In fact, it nearly became one. Then the lawsuits started to fly.