At this point, Gov. Rick Scott has turned into your embarrassing uncle who won't stop ranting at dinner about how the government should drug-test everyone, no matter how clearly you explain that such a plan definitely violates the Constitution. Except in this case, it's the federal court system tha ... More >>
Despite widespread local approval in the legal community and a surprising show of support from leaders of faith, Miami-Dade Judge William Thomas will not get a promotion to the federal level with a spot in U.S. District Court for the Southern District. Thomas would have been the first openly gay, bl ... More >>
When Barley & Swine opened in Kendall, the father and son team of Jorge and Jorge Ramos had a simple idea -- cook classic comfort food and pair it with beer. Hence, the name -- Barley & Swine. But, as they say, there's no such thing as an original idea and the family partners soon learned that a re ... More >>
A federal inmate who has served 11 years on drug charges he says he didn't commit has convinced prosecutors to let him out of prison. Elroy Phillips refused to accept his fate after being sentenced to 30 years on charges of selling drugs to an undercover cop. He conducted records searches, hired a p ... More >>
photo by Chzz via Wikimedia CommonsStiefel's new headquartersWhen Charles W. Stiefel took control of his family's business, Stiefel Laboratories was the largest dermatology manufacturer on earth. And the Coral Gables-based firm, which traced its history 160 years back to Stiefel's ancestors in Ge ... More >>
Leicester Bryce Stovell claims that when he was 29 years old he met a 15-year-old Gloria James, took her home, loved her up without the benefit of a condom, and that nine months later little LeBron popped out. That's skeevy enough, but once James became famous, Stovell decided to cash in on t ... More >>
Score one for Miami lawyer Jared Beck and his class-action suit against Yelp. Beck's case, which alleges Yelp extorts small businesses by manipulating the placement of bad reviews in exchange for monthly fees, is still weeks away from a hearing in a California court. But Yelp execs announced th ... More >>
They look, smell and smoke like Cubans. So why not sell 'em that way?
Duking it out over baby Jesus on Bay Harbor Islands
I once thought working for the Transportation Security Administration was serious business. I didn't have a clue
Owner Michael Gill and trainer Mark Shuman, exonerated by lab test, hit back
More debate about "Strings Attached"
Marvel Comics isn't going to give up Captain America without a fight
Attorney Victor Diaz chats up the ACLU's Howard Simon
FIU administrators think spending millions on a football program will do wonders for their school, and they'll sideline anyone who disagrees
Will the arrival of Cuban artist Manuel Mendive provoke another fiery response from anti-Castro forces?
He was supposed to turn up dead. His friend, attorney Robert Roth, was supposed to wrap up his affairs. Now they've ended up mortal enemies.
Attorney John Mattes led a crusade on behalf of lost commandos. Now he wants his millions.
The City of Miami's court-approved plan to deal with the homeless is one part tough love, two parts blind hope
This summer the FCC pulled the plug on the county's most innovative radio stations. Some are already back on the air.
Why are the county's Metrobus drivers such a happy lot? Maybe because some earn more than $90,000 per year.
If at first you don't succeed in getting your sentence reduced, invoke the terminally ill mother
It's an eyesore and a hazard and its owner has thumbed his nose at everyone. Yet you may pay good money for it.
Accused of bribery and public corruption, this power pair finds that love and justice prevail
In her quest for a seat on the Miami Beach Commission, Matti Bower doesn't want to be labeled "the Hispanic candidate." She just wants to win.
First he was Miami's mayor, then Metro's, then Miami's. Now he's thinking about running for county mayor again. Why can't Steve Clark make up his mind?
For South Beach publishing magnate Jerry Powers, life wasn't always marked by glamour and upstanding citizenship. Some would argue it still isn't.
After years of doing nothing Dade County now plans to put 500 homeless people under one roof. It won't be in your neighborhood, of course.
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
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
Chapter Two, in which the alleged drug kingpins are linked to a cellular telephone smuggled into their unit in the federal pen