It's happened to all of us. One minute you're minding your own business on Lincoln Road, slaloming among septuagenarians with sugar babies on their wrinkly arms, or awkwardly grimacing at the toxically tan hostesses imploring you to look at monstrously large menus. The next you're caught in the trac ... More >>
Manuel Noriega: former Panamanian dictator, former decades-long resident of Miami-Dade's Federal Correctional Institute, unwilling video game star. Yes, Noriega was featured as a character in Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and now he's suing the video game makers from his Panamanian jail ... More >>
Attorneys have filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade Civil Court that claims Versailles Restaurant fired two employees for reporting illegal goings-on at the iconic eatery, including hiring undocumented workers, sexual-orientation harassment, and wage and hour violations. The lawsuit, which names Versail ... More >>
Two Miami residents have filed a federal lawsuit against Anheuser-Busch claiming false advertisement. Lady J. Suarez and Gustavo E. Oliva say that the mega-brewery has violated the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The lawsuit, filed last month in the U.S. Southern District of Flori ... More >>
As Miami-Dade County moves forward with its $12.6 billion plan to fix the aging water and sewer collection system, Federal Chief Judge Frederico Moreno yesterday awarded a significant victory to the Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper, an environmental group that claims the county proposal does not address sea ... More >>
Marlenis Smart describes her seven years as a firefighter as a nightmare. In a lawsuit filed in 2010, she claimed she was sexually harassed by co-workers from her first day on the job. Male firefighters told her "women belong in the kitchen," accused her of being a slut, and walked in on her in the ... More >>
This much is clear: Miami's sewers are deteriorating, and millions of gallons of wastewater are polluting Biscayne Bay. The county has proposed a $1.5 billion fix, but one local environmental group has now filed suit in federal court to stop the plan.Key Biscayne resident Judi Koslen and the environ ... More >>
When she's not appearing in a Los Angeles County criminal courtroom, Lindsey Lohan can be found filing frivolous lawsuits in the state of New York. And for nearly two years, the most frivolous of suits has been the grievance filed against Miami's Pitbull for his use of "disparaging" and "defamator ... More >>
Karlie Tomica, the self-proclaimed "party princess" that allegedly killed Terrazza executive chef Stefano Riccioletti on January 29 in a hit-and-run, is scheduled to appear in court this morning. Tomica is expected to be charged with DUI manslaughter; leaving the scene of an accident involving a dea ... More >>
Oh, you thought we were done with all that Birther nonsense? Nope, not by a long shot.Michael Voeltz, a Broward county man who claims to be a registered Democrat, has filed a lawsuit in Florida claiming that Barack Obama was not eligible to be on the state's ballot because he's not a natural born ci ... More >>
On July 13, Alexander I. Perez stood underneath a new street sign christening a portion of SE 10th Avenue in front of his Hialeah warehouse as "Banah Sweet Way." A gaggle of local politicos -- including Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, his Hialeah counterpart Carlos Hernandez, and County Commissione ... 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 >>
In his campaign to win a seat as a circuit court judge, Victor De Yurre has pointed to his wide range of experience as a Miami city commissioner, a civil lawyer, and a traffic magistrate. One job he hasn't mentioned, though, has been his most recent: owning a shop that sells specialty rims and tires ... More >>
A Miami woman is suing airport luggage cart company Smarte Carte after a bizarre and bloody accident at Miami International Airport. It was the day before Thanksgiving of 2009. Fidelina Cordero was traveling to see family when she spotted a Smarte Carte kiosk promising to "maximize the experience of ... More >>
ConAgra Foods is being sued over claims that their Hebrew National brand of hot dogs and deli meats are not kosher.A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota (Wallace et al v. ConAgra Foods Inc) alleges that the meat processing plant used by ConAgra, did not adhere to strict Ortho ... More >>
A husband and wife are suing their Miami doctor over a botched circumcision that left their infant son with a "unsightly... and permanently scarred" penis. Steven and Keka Lorenzana of Coral Gables filed suit against South Miami ob/gyn Lissette Molina on May 11. The suit claims that Molina botched t ... More >>
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, but it should be renamed the "Year of the Salmon--ella outbreak and consequent civil suits."Too long?Two lawsuits due to salmonella poisoning have been filed against Taco Bell this year. The second lawsuit, also filed by Marler Clark, ... More >>
A former student at Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School has filed a lawsuit against the district, claiming that his face was used to illustrate a school newspaper article on sexually transmitted diseases in teenagers. After the article, kids teased him with the nickname "STD Boy".
What is it it with local traffic ticket lawyers and their misadventures at strip clubs? Back in April, Ticket Clinic lawyer Mark S. Gold sued Goldrush strip club, claiming that the establishment got him drunk and made him run up a $18,930 tab. Now, Bret Lusskin, a Ticket Cricket attorne ... 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 >>
photo by Patrick Michels/Dallas ObserverIf there's one thing Ricky Williams does well its running form things, and not just on the football field. A Dallas man claiming to be Williams' real father says Ricky has run from him his entire life. Now, he's filed a lawsuit against Williams and his moth ... More >>
Michael MillerArchbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski gives a press conference after a recent trip to CubaThe Archdiocese of Miami is getting hit with yet another lawsuit claiming sexual abuse by an employee of the Church.A lawsuit filed this morning in Miami-Dade Circuit Court alleges that Miguel Cala ... More >>
Yesterday, news broke of a bizarre lawsuit filed in Miami-Dade court that alleged amongst other wrongdoings Basketball star Shaquille O'Neal hatched a plan to plant child porn on a former employee's computer and use his law enforcement connections to have the man arrested. Today Shaq's repre ... More >>
Miami lawyer Jared Beck's lawsuit against Yelp has already led to some real changes at the giant of user-generated reviews. On April 5, Yelp's CEO, Jeremy Stoppelman, announced that the company would stop allowing businesses to pay to place a positive review atop their profile, and that ... More >>
How many times has this happened? Desperate for a caffeine jolt, you stumble into a Starbucks and order a $2 tall coffee. As usual, your wallet is bereft of cash, so you whip out the debit card to pay the bill. courtesy Channel R, via Wikimedia CommonsIn your sleep-deprived state, you forge ... More >>
Miami Beach Police Chief Carlos Noriega certainly picked a terrible day to leave the Beach for an out-of-state conference. First came a fiery meeting with the City Commission, when the police union decried plans to force them to help make up a city budget deficit. Then, lost amidst the sound ... More >>
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 >>
Miami Beach officials tried to extort $30,000 in legal fees out of a strip club owner in exchange for a liquor license -- so says Leroy Griffith, owner of Club Madonna. Griffith, whose club is the only nudie joint in SoBe, made his claims in a lawsuit filed against city officials last week in U.S. D ... More >>
An L.A. producer heads to court with Jean-Claude Van Damme, French bombshell Lydie Denier, and Miami's Bryan Abboud.
Chuck Rabin's Herald story today about the most recent lawsuit against the county by the Homestead Air Base Developers, Inc. or HABDI, has an abbreviated history of the development group's shady dealings. If you want a more in-depth look at the no-bid contract the county awarded HABDI to build a ... More >>
True or False:
David Collins is Miami's leading bail bondsman.
David Collins has lots of friends in law enforcement.
David Collins says he's put his criminal past behind him.
In a contentious case of townhouse tumult, resourceful residents kick management maniacs to the curb
The process for restoring the civil rights of felons in Florida works perfectly -- if not restoring their rights is the goal
Mohamed Ibrahim is now a felon, but the spin cycle continues
A .22-Caliber Mayor with .357-Magnum Ambitions
In South Miami-Dade it's all in the land -- the earth, the profits, and the sweet deals
German citizen Anton Philipp has bought a lot of property on Miami Beach. Now it doesn't look too hot.
What do Armando Valladares, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Miriam Alonso, Xavier Suarez, Alex Penelas, Steve Clark, and the Miami Herald editorial board have in common? They're just a few of the big names enlisted by accused embezzler Roberto Polo in his fight to a