October 20, 2017

Government/Politics & Law

Two Legislators Crack Down on Ponzi Schemes

Richard L. Barrett, an Orlando attorney who helped represent Thunder Cross, says the court’s decision will likely "cripple" the state’s motocross industry. Read more »
Published on 4/1/2009

Paving Over Paradise

Read an excerpt of the new book "Paving Paradise: Florida's Vanishing Wetlands and the Failure of No Net Loss" by Craig Pittman and Matthew Waite. It's an expose of state and national wetland protection laws. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Lobbyists Are Going the Extra Mile

They are getting creative as their clients and the state face budget challenges. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Are Too Generous Pension Plans a 'Prescription for Disaster?'

Will pension and disability benefits turn Florida cities into the municipal equivalents of General Motors? Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Jacksonville Law Firm Drafts Anti-Gambling Rules for Tennis

Upsets happen frequently in sports, but something seemed odd the day Nikolay Davydenko, then the fourth-best tennis player in the world, lost to 87th-ranked Martín Vassallo Argüello of Argentina. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Dosal Tobacco Feels Pack of Trouble

Adding to Florida's cigarette tax is one thing, say Dosal Tobacco executives. But they think it's unfair to slap a fee on their products by retroactively including the company in a legal settlement in which it had no part. Read more »
Published on 3/1/2009

Safety Recommendations After Deaths Draw Fire

Many Florida municipalities lack public worker safety programs, so last year the state recommended enacting workplace safety and health laws for public sector employees. Read the status of these new rules. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Unwilling Public Defenders

Thanks to state cutbacks, more private attorneys can expect to become reluctant public defenders. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

2009 Fla. Legislative Preview

As legislators look to slash regulations to encourage growth, environmentalists worry about losing hard-won protections from pollution. Here's a look at what lawmakers hope to tackle. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Military Projects Could Bring 6,241 Jobs to Okaloosa

In an economic developer’s dream come true, two new projects heading to Okaloosa County promise to bring $750 million in construction, 10,000-plus new residents to the area’s tourism assets. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Florida Keeps Losing Teams to Arizona

Heat vs. humidity: Florida's Grapefruit League keeps striking out to Arizona's Cactus League. Read more »
Published on 2/1/2009

Four New Floridians to Capitol Hill

The Florida Congressional delegation welcomes aboard four new members in 2009. Here’s a summary of the four Floridians headed to Washington. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

3-D Animated Evidence [Video]

Legal Art Works uses 3-D technology to help raise judgments. Watch a demonstration here. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Obama, Here's How to Fix Our Economic Mess

Watch: Debt crisis expert Juan Enriquez details 10 non-partisan financial commandments for President-elect Barack Obama.

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Published on 1/1/2009

State Budget Fuss

Published on 1/1/2009

Man Wins $18M Verdict Against Newspaper

In 2003, a Florida highway contractor won an $18.2-million verdict against the Pensacola News Journal, claiming the newspaper invaded his privacy and damaged his reputation by printing a story that was completely true. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

Attorneys in the News - Jan. 2009

Craig H. Smith, Hogan & Hartson; Larry A. Klein, Daniel Fridman, Holland & Knight; Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

New Courtroom Tactic: Animated Evidence

Legal Art Works uses 3-D technology to help raise judgments. Read more »
Published on 1/1/2009

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