‘Every Lawyer Should Take on a Civil Rights Case’: South Florida Attorneys Repping BLM Protester Shot in Head

By Raychel Lean, Daily Business Review Though video footage of George Floyd’s neck under the knee of a police officer propelled the issue of police brutality to the forefront of public consciousness, many attorneys are still reluctant to take on cases that could help tackle the problem. That’s according to the South Florida team representing […]

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Two years after being shot in face by rubber bullet, protester sues Fort Lauderdale police

By Sarah Blaskey, The Miami Herald Two years ago, almost to the day, Fort Lauderdale police officer Eliezer Ramos raised a weapon, took aim through a cloud of tear gas and shot LaToya Ratlieff with a so-called rubber bullet, fracturing her eye socket. Ratlieff had been peacefully demonstrating in downtown Fort Lauderdale on May 31, […]

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Prosecutors drop charges in Key Biscayne COVID face mask arrests

By Tony Winton, Key Biscayne Independent Citing a blanket pardon from Gov. Ron DeSantis, prosecutors said Monday they would drop all charges against two Village residents arrested last year after they refused orders to wear facial coverings at a crowded community meeting. Defense attorney Ben Kuehne, who represented Alex Serrano and Nina Wallin, said the action showed […]

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Election Law Now a Multimillion-Dollar Practice, but still ‘Fraught With Peril’

By Dan Roe and Dylan Jackson Daily Business Review After last year’s flurry of pre- and post-election lawsuits, election litigation has not relented as lawyers meet in courtrooms across the country to hammer out voting rights disputes, redistricting disagreements, and a host of other elections-related issues. Even months after the election, lawyers continue to litigate […]

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FTL cops, mistaking Star Trek memorabilia for weaponry, used excessive force, suit says

By Christina Saint Louis, The Miami Herald Fort Lauderdale police officers violated civil rights law when they entered the home garage of two city residents and detained them with excessive force, brothers Raymond and Randall Purcell allege in a lawsuit filed Monday against the officers and the city. In depositions, the officers said they felt […]

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Gun Lobby Prevails on Appeal Against Broward County

By Jasmine Floyd, Daily Business Review A non profit gun lobby looking to strike down Broward’s weapons regulations is one step closer to achieving its goal, after Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled against the county. And now attorney Michael T. Davis, counsel for plaintiff Florida Carry Inc. hopes for a repeal of the local ordinances, so there’s no […]

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Carollo wins appeal in dispute over $125K contract for Miami observation wheel firm

By Joey Flechas, Miami Herald An appeals court has ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit that accused Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo of breaching a 2016 consultant contract he had with a company behind the Skyviews Miami Observation Wheel. Carollo briefly worked with a Skyviews affiliate, Platinum Advisors, under a $125,000 contract before he successfully ran for office […]

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