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U.S District Judge Denies City’s Request To Dismiss Case

By Rodrigo Paredes | July 24, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION OPA-LOCKA FACES TRIAL FOR SAVAGE BEATING OF MENTALLY ILL TEENAGER INSIDE HIS HOME Citing the savage beating of Jafet Castro, “a teenager suffering from mental illness,” by Opa-Locka police officers, U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams denied the City’s request to dismiss the case. The police officer defendants named in the lawsuit […]

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Woman shot in face with rubber bullet scores a victory in legal fight with Fort Lauderdale

By Rodrigo Paredes | June 21, 2023

By Camila Burris, Miami Herald Over three years after Fort Lauderdale police officer Eliezer Ramos shot a foam rubber bullet into the face of LaToya Ratlieff, a federal judge ruled that the officer’s defense of “just-following-orders” does not afford him qualified immunity from Ratlieff’s civil rights lawsuit against him. The recent ruling means that Ramos […]

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Miami Lakes is ordered to pay legal fees for acquitted ex-mayor. It could cost millions

By Rodrigo Paredes | April 21, 2023

By Aaron Leibowitz, Miami Herald The town of Miami Lakes must pay the legal fees its former mayor spent to successfully defend himself against criminal charges almost a decade ago, a Miami-Dade Circuit Court judge ruled Friday, potentially leaving taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars. The decision is a victory for Michael Pizzi […]

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Florida appeals court sides with Rebekah Jones, placing her back on the primary ballot

By Rodrigo Paredes | August 23, 2022

By Andrea Chu, 10 Tampa Bay WTSP After facing some legal challenges, Rebekah Jones will officially have her name on the ballot for Florida Congressional District 1. On Monday night, a day before the primary, an appeals court sided with the former Florida COVID data worker, reversing a previous lower-court ruling that had removed her from the race. In […]

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

By Rodrigo Paredes | June 10, 2022

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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