Village Voice Media Holdings (now Voice Media Group), which owns New Times Broward/Palm Beach, is suing Yelp in Arizona federal court over its use of "Best Of" in at least 10 cities. The firm is seeking to stop the social networking, user review and local search website and app from ... 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 >>
"The urinal is too high," says Douglas Schapiro, a pudgy lawyer dressed casually in a red polo shirt. He's squished into the men's room of Mi Fondita Mexicana Y Café in Hollywood fiddling with a measuring tape. "It has to be 17 inches from the floor. This is 24 inches."From the proper height of pis ... More >>
On the same day that the parents of a student killed in a marching band hazing session filed a lawsuit against Florida A&M University, its president, James Ammons, has resigned, according to the Associated Press. The move comes a month after the university's board of trustees passed a vote of no ... More >>
It's probably not a good sign that a $4 million lawsuit regarding an alleged Ponzi scheme seems like "only" $4 million.While the accusations against 68-year-old Fort Lauderdale real estate broker George Elia pale in comparison to Scott Rothstein's billion-plus Ponzi scheme, people definitely stil ... More >>
andpop.com"You need to be on your tip-top game with your GTL to stay FTD to get the girls to DTF in MIA... say that 5 times fast." -- Michael "The Situation" SorrentinoA South Florida federal court and the clothing company Abercrombie & Fitch now have a situation -- the Situation.The Jersey S ... More >>
Mikel Jones, a former aide to Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings, was convicted for his role in a scheme to defraud a New York venture capital fund that financed the operation of his Philadelphia law firm.Jones, a 55-year-old Boynton Beach resident, was convicted of conspiracy, money laundering, 14 c ... More >>
pribek.netIn case you forgot what Phil Spector looked like.In an odd progression of events, the death of multimillionaire Ronald Vinci -- which started as a "suspicious death" when Fort Lauderdale cops were called to the scene of his duct-taped body and quickly morphed into a stabbing, shooting, ... More >>
Ending a seven-month legal battle that raised questions about living conditions at private juvenile prisons, the teenagers who alleged they were physically and sexually abused at the Thompson Academy in Pembroke Pines have reached a settlement with the owners of the for-profit lockup.A federal cl ... 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 >>
Donkey Hotey Watch those Olives!Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio is suing the operators, owners and suppliers of the House of Representatives cafeteria in Washington, DC for selling him a sandwich wrap that had an unpitted olive in it back in 2008. The lawsuit claims the Congres ... More >>
Denver Colorado Jarvis and Jesus Mendez wait for the hearing to begin.Matthew Bent, Denver Colorado Jarvis, and Jesus Mendez are three sixteen-year-olds charged with attempted murder for their alleged roles in setting their schoolmate Michael Brewer on fire more than a year ago. Today they appear ... More >>
Palm Beach County Sheriff's OfficeIt could be more than a year before Goodman's case goes to trial.Yesterday, a judge refused Wellington polo mogul John Goodman's request to delay the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him for the car accident that killed 23-year-old Scott Wilson.But Palm Beach ... More >>
Courtesy Greene campaignNo lawsuit for Jeff Greene.Things are getting dramatic with a capital "middle school" between the Kendrick Meek and Jeff Greene campaigns for the Democrat Senate nomination. This weekend, the he-said, he-said jumped from catty campaign emails to my cell phone, when I got w ... More >>
Flickr: Jennifer I.In a filing that's been anticipated for months, a group of Colombian families have sued Chiquita Brands International in West Palm federal court over reports that the banana company paid a terrorist group that then kidnapped and murdered relatives of those families.The suit, in ... More >>
In a deal that will have to come with a career change, Carole Exantus of Plantation accepted a permanent injunction against filing tax returns on clients' behalf in order to settle a case with U.S. Justice Department attorneys who had sued her for fraud. From the release:The court found that [Exantu ... More >>
Henry Lee JonesFormer Fort Lauderdale resident Henry Lee Jones was convicted this week of a double murder in Memphis. Now the question remains whether Jones will be sent back to Florida to face murder charges in Broward County.Police have said they're considering whether Jones might be responsible f ... More >>
Bigamy charges and dozens of busts for sham marriages.It must be South Florida.
The DEA's "Twin Oceans" hooked a big fish, but can they reel it in?
A slick L.A. movie producer gets slammed in the subtropics
You know Mara and Stacey. Now, meet Michael, the Giulianti family's tough guy.
Fisher Island millionaire Bruce McMahan loved his daughter so much, he married her.
Meet the world's most castigated spammer a South Florida man who says he's an innocent victim.
Gil Fernandez Jr. could be responsible for as many as nine murders. If he's truly repentant, his former prosecutor says, he needs to confess his sins.
You say you want United Auto Insurance to pay your medical bills? Be ready to go to war.
Smooth-talking philanthropist Bob Montgomery has a dark side you don't want to see
Big-ticket casino deals plus a messy internal power struggle equals even more legal woes for the Seminole tribe
The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal
A look behind the curtain of one episode of judicial theater
Two Stuart men find a novel way to exact revenge on the notorious Saudi: Take him to court.
South Florida prosecutors are going after kids younger than 12 years old in record numbers
It's clear the BSO's Richard Scheff lied under oath. So why isn't he charged with perjury?
Need a tummy tuck? Plastic surgeon Jerry Lingle may not be your guy.
Irv Reisfeld fought ferociously for Broward's forgotten children. Then his boss axed him.
Our new, improved column ponders a Sun-Sentinel screwup.
A shrimpy Ecuadorian company wants DuPont to stop spoiling its H20
The government wants his money. The judiciary wants him disbarred. So what's F. Lee Bailey's next move? Sue the bastards!
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.
Adult businesses in Broward put the heat on the heat by investigating local vice cops, but their evidence is slim
If there's anyone who can feel Bill Clinton's pain, it's ousted-judge-turned-congressman Alcee Hastings
The City of Belle Glade may be forced to annex the Okeechobee Center and put an end to alleged discrimination against its mostly black residents
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