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  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Family's Epic Dinner Reservation Fight Leads to Lawsuit Against Royal Caribbean

    All the Goldberg family wanted was to sit down for dinner on their Royal Caribbean cruise last summer. Gail and Joshua Goldberg had booked the cruise on the Freedom of the Seas to celebrate their grandmother's 81st birthday and were looking forward to starting the trip with a nice meal in the ship's ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Darrin P. Gayles Becomes First Openly Gay Black Federal Judge

    The United States now has its first openly gay black federal judge, and he's from South Florida. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Darrin P. Gayles' nomination to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida was approved by the Senate today in a 97-0 vote. Gayles was nominated by P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Pottinger Settlement: Homeless Lose Rights

    An agreement reached Wednesday takes some rights away from Miami's homeless population and sets a two-year moratorium during which the city won't be able to modify a landmark 1998 federal consent decree, attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced late Thursday. Sex offenders ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Miccosukee Tribe Again Avoids Lawsuit Over Fatal 2009 Car Crash

    A wrongful death lawsuit against the Miccosukee Tribe over a fatal car accident on tribal lands has once again run into resistance in the courts. On January 20, 2009, Coconut Grove resident Tatiana Furry left Miccosukee Resort and Gaming after a night of gambling and drinking, then got into a head- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Hey Whole Foods: Stop the Crap

    ​​The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Public Affairs is suing Whole Foods in an attempt to "reinstate a former employee with full back wages and benefits after the company allegedly fired the worker for voicing and reporting workplace health concerns regarding a raw sewage spillage at its s ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 1999

    Full Metal Racket

    Attorney John Mattes led a crusade on behalf of lost commandos. Now he wants his millions.

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    December 19, 1996

    Bud Men

    Despite the risks, local pot farmers have taken homegrown high-tech

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    January 19, 1994

    Feud for Thought

    Mike is a DUI attorney with a nose for legal loopholes. Alan is a crusading cop with a jones for drunk drivers. Vendetta, anyone?

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    September 29, 1993

    Daud Descending

    With prison just around the corner, Miami Beach's former golden boy looks back at the gravity of his corruption and broods on the sorrow of his fate