Detective Suberto Hernandez, a heavyset undercover cop with a scraggly beard and long greasy hair, pulled to a stop in an unmarked car just south of Calle Ocho on a quiet Little Havana corner across from a vacant grass lot. Wearing clothes that made him look like a grungy construction worker, Hernan ... More >>
The lawsuit between Seasalt and Pepper owners has been settled, with partner Carlos Miranda taking sole charge of the restaurant. It also seems that Miranda is already moving forward with plans for an expansion of the tony seafood restaurant. Modern Garden at Seasalt and Pepper is scheduled to open ... 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 >>
The family that grew ganja together is now the family that pleaded guilty together. In the spring of last year, federal agents and Miami-Dade narcotics detectives dismantled a clan of marijuana growers that distributed thousands of pounds of high-grade weed from South Florida to New York City. Gilbe ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
A South Florida company caught stealing twice surfaces under a new name and gets a lucrative government franchise.
Now it's payback time.
The Cuban 5 Ten years after the world was shocked, astounded, blown away, and all that stuff to learn that Fidel Castro had sent spies to check on Miami's exiles, we may finally stop hearing about em. The United States Court of Appeals in Atlanta today denied a defense request for a hearing to reco ... More >>
He's behind bars for life.
Couey The media frenzy surrounding the trial of John Evander Couey -- the five-foot-four-inch man charged with kidnapping, raping, and killing nine-year-old Jessica Lunsford in 2005 -- continued yesterday. During a break in jury selection Monday, Circuit Judge Ric Howard rejected a motion fil ... More >>
Meet Camilo Padreda, dynamic businessman, faithful Republican, patron of law enforcement, convicted felon
As Big Oil forces out the last independent gas station dealers, the era of truly giant oil begins
State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle should have coasted to election victory. Instead she's dodging bullets from the police unions in the political fight of her life.
You shelled out a lot of money to women who complained about principal Michael Exelbert. And you didn't even know it.
Attorney Russell Carbone played dirty. How dirty? Try conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and perjury.
Attorney John Mattes led a crusade on behalf of lost commandos. Now he wants his millions.
When infamous drug smugglers Falcon and Magluta won the first round, prosecutors vowed revenge. This time it's personal.
After squandering much of his lottery jackpot, Bernardo Paz is acquitted of raping his pregnant teenage sister-in-law
When federal prosecutors seek the death penalty in drug-related murders, the defendants are almost always black. Why should Miami's first "kingpin" case be any exception?
And now federal proescutors face a daunting challenge: Take down Raul Martinez once and for all
The homeless story that won't go away still won't go away
A notorious animal smuggler. Some eager buyers. A bizarre sting operation. A dark and stormy night. No wonder the jurors could hardly believe what they were hearing.
Allegations of skulduggery, theft, and slander swirl around the Danish comedian's deluxe speedboat
Vilified by animal protectionists, indicted for smuggling, praised by the feds. Matthew Block surprised everyone. Maybe even himself.
Tony Bryant is a black militant, a hijacker, a survivor of Cuban prisons, and a Castro-hating commando. And don't you forget it.