Last week, a Miami-Dade medical examiner released a scathing report questioning the medical treatment of local Spanish-language radio personality Betty Pino, who died in August at age 65 after wounds from a procedure to remove silicone from her buttocks became infected. In that report, Pino's fami ... More >>
Chiquita Brands International is in damage control mode, requesting a federal appeals court block lawsuits filed against it in the U.S. by Colombians whose relatives were killed in that country's decades-long civil war. The produce giant has admitted to paying a right-wing Colombian paramilitary gro ... More >>
In Miami's restaurant industry, Eddie Santana is infamous. A handsome waiter with a love for litigation, Santana slapped 30 local restaurants with lawsuits in less than a decade. Some suits were serious. Others seemed frivolous. Either way, they netted him nearly $150,000 in settlements. When New T ... More >>
Miami Beach Police have confirmed that toxicology report findings show that Karlie Tomica was, indeed, drunk when she allegedly struck and fatally killed Terrazza executive chef Stefano Riccioletti on January 29. MBPD Detective Vivian Hernandez confirmed the findings to Short Order. "Yes. She was th ... More >>
A Texas woman claims in a lawsuit that Carnival Cruise Lines was not only responsible for the death of her husband after he fell overboard last September, but also slandered her family by telling the media that he had committed suicide. Clint Markham, who died after falling off a Carnival cruise sh ... More >>
Carolyn Kellman, a local lawyer whose fashion sense caught the eye of the Miami Herald back in 2007, was doing some shopping at the Dolphin Mall and picked up some black denim shorts at the Forever 21. However, she decided to return them, and quickly realized that she was refunded a penny less than ... More >>
Guillermo Cuadra thought he was in for a routine traffic stop when Miami police pulled him over on an August night two years ago. What he got instead was a broken left arm courtesy of some overzealous undercover cops, he claims, as well as bogus charges of soliciting a prostitute and resisting arres ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsSusan Miller is mad as hell and she ain't going to take it any more.The Key West resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against Delta for its "illegal" and "outrageous" lost luggage policy, claiming that the airline lost her bags and then lied to her about reimbursements to which ... More >>
Shaq has fired back at the computer hack who exposed him as a clumsy mack. The insane battle between Shaquille O'Neal and his ex-con IT guy-- who sued his former boss and leaked scandalous emails of the retired basketball behemoth being an extra-marital lothario-- got more complicated Thursday.Sh ... More >>
The South Florida institution was hit with a sexual abuse lawsuit today.A Broward County woman is suing Henderson Mental Health Center, claiming her counselor forced her to have sex with him or else she would lose custody of her son.According to the lawsuit, a judge initially allowed the woman to ... More >>
Assange's worst enemy: A former Key West trailer park resident.While asset-hiding Wall Street traders perch on their windowsills waiting for the latest from WikiLeaks -- which plans to soon release more than 2,000 secret banking records of tax-cheats -- founder Julian Assange has bigger fish to f ... More >>
Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are currently knee deep in a heap of legal concerns. And their latest, and most ridiculous, comes from a Florida man named David Pitchford who has sued the organization and its figurehead for emotional distress. Pitchford, who lists a Key West trailer park as his addr ... More >>
The University of Miami touts its diverse student and faculty population proudly, but a new lawsuit filed against the school claims it practices racial discrimination in its hiring policies. Though, there's no complaint that UM is judging applicants directly on the color of their skin, rather the sc ... More >>
St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield, CT where Coleman worked at the time of the alleged abuseIt's not just disgraced Latin American dictators who come to South Florida to bury their dirty pasts. Apparently, men of the cloth do as well.Walter Philip Coleman, a retired priest now living in Pompa ... More >>
China Grill in South Beach is in hot water over a recent lawsuitWhen we head to most South Beach restaurants, we customers expect to get fleeced: $200 steaks, $50 sushi rolls, $15 mineral water. But the employees? According to two lawsuits filed earlier this summer, fancy South Beach restaurants ... More >>
As we reported in a January investigation, toxic Chinese drywall is forcing thousands around Florida to make an impossible choice between abandoning brand new homes or exposing their families to dangerous fumes. The state continues to drag its feet, protecting politically connected builders. ... More >>
Richard von HoutmanRemember Dwyane Wade's baron nemesis Richard von Houtman? You know, Wade's incessantly inflammatory former business partner with a sketchy past, sued by the Miami Heat superstar last May after he claimed in an e-mail to Heat coach and president Pat Riley that Wade was using cocain ... More >>
Nine companies have joined the proposed class action lawsuit against Yelp, the San Francisco-based Internet giant, attorneys in Miami and California announced this morning. The new plaintiffs are located everywhere from Tujunga, California to Washington, D.C. They include businesses ranging from ... More >>
The celebrity ex-priest's romantic rival goes bye-bye just in time for the nuptials.
AP Photo/C.M. GuerreroAlberto Cutié's girlfriend, Ruhama Buni Canellis, enters the Church of the Resurrection on May 31, 2009.This past May 31, after renouncing Catholicism, international celebrity priest Alberto Cutié delivered his first sermon as an Episcopal minister. TV cameras and tabloid rep ... More >>
Homeowners look for someone to blame for the material that's wrecking houses.
Now it's payback time.
The police watchdog group's right to do its job is challenged
In which North Bay Village Commissioner Bob Dugger displays exceptional flair as a businessman
She says he ordered her to sue a local resident, and then fired her. He says that's a lie. Being Key Biscayne police chief isn't the hassle-free job Michael Flaherty thought it would be.
In his crusade to force compliance with federal law, Martin Marcus isn't winning many friends, but he is influencing people
As Big Oil forces out the last independent gas station dealers, the era of truly giant oil begins
You shelled out a lot of money to women who complained about principal Michael Exelbert. And you didn't even know it.
The mayor of Hialeah Gardens has a taste for vulgarity, revenge -- and for costing the city big bucks in legal fees
Attorney John Mattes led a crusade on behalf of lost commandos. Now he wants his millions.
Cops are giving Miami's promotions exam a failing grade -- in court
What litigant is willing to take Madonna, the CIA, and Governor Chiles to court? It's Alfredo F. de Castro, Miami's one-man suit factory.
St. Hugh Oaks plaintiffs lose the first round of their battle against the City of Miami and maybe their lawyer, too
Allegations of skulduggery, theft, and slander swirl around the Danish comedian's deluxe speedboat