Broward News

Morning Juice: Law Firm Accused of Shaking Down Insurers; SunFest Protest Leads to Arrest of Mayor's Son

Here's what's happening in Broward and Palm Beach counties this Monday morning:

  • With the oil spill in the Gulf, South Florida restaurants are soon to pull items from the menu like shrimp and oysters that comes from that region. [WPLG-10]
  • Police have arrested a third and fourth suspect in an armed ring that's thought to be responsible for a Saturday-morning theft spree that covered Boynton Beach, Jupiter, and Stuart. The first two suspects were arrested after a shootout with police. It's not known whether these men are linked to the burglary that resulted in two deaths Saturday in Greenacres. [WPBF-25]
  • The Palm Beach Gardens law firm of LaBovick & LaBovick is under fire from Broward attorneys who say it is filing suits for tiny amounts of money, like $3, in what's effectively a shakedown to collect legal fees from insurers. [Palm Beach Post]

  • The man who had his protest sign stolen by Ben Lubin, son of West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel, says that charging Lubin with robbery may have been a bit excessive. Lubin and a friend were arrested at SunFest on Friday night after allegedly taking offense to a sign that said "Clean Up City Hall With Frankel Wipes." [Page2Live.com]
  • Denzell Johnson is the name of the 15-year-old who drowned in a Hollywood lake Friday afternoon after his canoe capsized. Hollywood Police believe it was an accident. [Sun-Sentinel]

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Thomas Francis