A former Versailles restaurant worker has filed a discrimination and harassment lawsuit that includes sordid allegations of sexual misconduct by Versailles' Felipe Valls Sr. According to the lawsuit, filed this past August 29 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Ayler Ayala was a cashier at Miami Internati ... More >>
The feuding owners of Seasalt and Pepper have nearly reached a deal where real estate developer Carlos Miranda would buy out nightclub designer Stephane Dupoux's half of the business for an undisclosed sum. According to state corporation documents filed in late April, Miranda made a request to remo ... More >>
A handful of former Seasalt and Pepper employees are suing the riverside hotspot saying they were unjustly fired when tensions arose between partners Carlos Miranda and Stephane Dupoux. Former Assistant Manager Christophe Chalange filed a lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on June 2 alleging Seasa ... More >>
Patrick Snay was headmaster at Gulliver Preparatory until 2010 when the school declined to renew his contract. He successfully sued for age discrimination and won $10,000 in back wages along with a nice $80,000 settlement. However the deal included a confidentiality agreement. Unfortunately for Sna ... More >>
Dillon Charles peered out the window of the Fontainebleau and finally saw sunshine. For three days, rain had threatened to ruin his summer vacation. Soon he would have to head back to Brooklyn to his wife, six kids, and a backbreaking construction job. But not yet. Charles stripped down to his swim ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness made the U.S. Supreme Court, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke breaks down the good ole boy history of the University of Florida. The Gator nation is always acting like they are so much better than Canes nation. Flor ... More >>
One of South Florida's hottest restaurant companies is suing a prominent former chef, alleging deceit, betrayal, and incompetence. In a steamy lawsuit filed this past Tuesday that reads like an epic novel, 50 Eggs Restaurant Company LLC. alleges Piyarat Potha Arreeratn, known to most Miami restauran ... More >>
Without search engine LexisNexis at their fingertips, lawyers would have to physically walk down to their local law libraries and pull down those impressive monochromatic tomes used to decorate the walls in personal injury firms' TV ads. Legal life, in other words, would grind to a halt without serv ... More >>
The latest chapter in the tumultuous saga of Doral's U.S. Century Bank could spell trouble for some of the biggest names in Miami-Dade politics, with accusations of shady boardroom deals.It all began last November, when a group of minority shareholders -- including real estate developer Masoud Shoja ... More >>
The son of the South Beach chef killed in a hit-and-run has filed a lawsuit against the driver and the bar in which she worked.According to NBC6, Jacopo Riccioletti, the son of Stefano Riccioletti, filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Miami-Dade Circuit Court against 20 year-old KarlieTomica and ... More >>
When it comes to pushing new laws, Gov. Rick Scott has developed a predictable routine: 1) Propose clearly unconstitutional and possibly insane new law. 2) Get sued. 3) Inspire heavy Daily Show mockery. 4) Lose over and over again in court.While we all love the Daily Show fodder, steps two and four ... More >>
It was an Only-In-Miami scam first reported by New Times. Three women promised local and out-of-state investors luxurious homes in foreclosure at super awesome discounted prices by claiming they had inside sources at the Miami-Dade County Clerk's Office that could get them the properties before g ... More >>
photo by Gage via Wikimedia CommonsOut on the campaign trail, Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich hasn't shown a ton of empathy toward the millions going through foreclosures. But maybe his new Florida campaign chief can change his tune with his own personal story of housing hell.Fo ... More >>
Jason Starkman skipped out on a $1.2 million debt at the Hollywood-based casino owned by the Seminoles.When it came to betting against the Seminole Tribe of Florida, prominent businessman Jason Starkman didn't know when to walk away -- yet so far he has still come out even. Last week, the Seminol ... More >>
Don't call him "Lil Luke."Uncle Luke is going after the convicted Ponzi schemer who proclaimed himself "Lil Luke." Today, Luther Campbell followed through on his promise to sue Nevin Shapiro for defamation.In Yahoo! Sports' investigative report on rampant booster violations he committed at the Un ... More >>
Today is your last chance to decide which of the least suckiest candidates for county mayor you want to vote for. Yesterday, we told you how Julio Robaina shoved it to the taxpayers.Well, Carlos Gimenez has done his fair share of giving it to us with no Vaseline as well. So no matter who you pick ... More >>
Homestead-Miami Speedway President, Matthew Becherer.You may recall that on Friday Crossfade reported that the Fuego Cuban Music Festival was canceled a little over a week after it was officially announced. But it seems the matter isn't so simple. The reports circulating indicated that the Homes ... More >>
Martin Gill and his sons are now legally a familyAn appellate court's decision that Florida's ban on gay adoption will stand, meaning potential gay parents through out the state will be able to adopt. Attorney General Bill McCollum's office had until 5 pm today to decide whether or not to ... More >>
Is it payback for rolling back last call in Coconut Grove?
State senate candidate Kevin Burns knows a thing or two about mounting debts. After all the former North Miami mayor played an instrumental role in convincing Miami-Dade County courts to create a mortgage foreclosure diversion program two years ago so folks like him stay in their homes. At the ti ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke takes on Miami City Commissioner Richard Dunn's demands that city police enforce the county's curfew for those age 17 and un ... More >>
Photo by Erik MazaMichelle Spence-Jones talks to the press after she was declared the winner with 53 percent of the vote.Click here to view photos as we followed Michelle Spence-Jones on campaign day.The morning after suspended Miami Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones won a special election and d ... More >>
via justomedia.comFrancisco TudelaFrancisco Tudela's resumé could inspire a kick-ass James Bond flick. The former vice president of Peru, he once shared an office with a spy, was held hostage at the Japanese embassy, and worked under a world leader who was convicted for murder and kidnapping.&nb ... More >>
Biological dad has "no rights," judge says.
The celebrity ex-priest's romantic rival goes bye-bye just in time for the nuptials.
Is $650K a Deal to dump that dude?
Back on April 2, I wrote about Gregory “Silk” Thomas, a colorful character living on Miami Beach who's had more than his fair share of run-ins with the city’s PO-lice. Thomas, a tall man with graying dreadlocks and gold teeth, reached out to me after he was fired from his custodial job at 1100 ... More >>
In Liberty City, renters suffer more than perhaps anyone else from the foreclosure crisis.
The commish talks for the first time about his 2006 arrest.
The Escobar brothers are in jail for murdering a cop, but 20 years later, there's still no verdict.
So he's naked and in his seventies. He's still the coolest guy you'll ever meet.
Chief John Timoney refuses to testify about his free use of a Lexus SUV.
The Unbearable Lightness
Clove cigarettes and Italian slang
The debut of The Bitch
The state once aimed to buy a big chunk of the Everglades. But that was before Dexter Lehtinen came along.
Legal experts and insider politicos agree: Voter fraud will soon force Xavier Suarez from office. Then What?
The Florida Elections Commission and the Florida Bar. Maybe the FBI, too. For a man who won automatic re-election, Metro Commissioner James Burke seems to have a lot of explaining to do.