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Yearly Archives: 2018

These Florida Courts Will Close as Hurricane Michael Approaches State

The Florida Supreme Court has released a lengthy list of North Florida courthouses to close because of Hurricane Michael, which is expected to make landfall on Oct. 10. The affected courts span 23 counties, and many are anticipated to close at noon today, Oct. 9, and remain closed through Oct. 10. The Florida Supreme Court, the Fifth District Court of Appeal and the Office of Continue Reading...

Amendment 2, explained

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Commitment 2018 is taking a closer look at the amendments on the ballot this year, and bringing voters a complete rundown to make sure they understand what they each mean before heading to the polls. Amendment 2 is a close companion to Amendment 1.Amendments 1 and 2 both deal with property taxes. Both initiatives were put on Continue Reading...

Florida rapper on the rise was pulled over for drag racing. Then cops searched his car

Rising Florida rapper Glokknine is in a bit of legal trouble. The Orlando resident, born Jacquavius Smith, was arrested on Wednesday on a variety of charges. According to Orange County Clerk’s Office records, Smith was booked for multiple charges, including possession of a concealed weapon by a convicted delinquent, grand theft in the third degree, and possession of less than 20 grams Continue Reading...

She just turned herself in to cops on assault charges. So why is Cardi B in Miami?

Legal hassles, be darned. Apparently, the show must go on for Cardi B. Despite turning herself into NYC cops on Monday, the superstar rapper is in South Florida to do what she does best: perform. The hip hopper was seen Wednesday on her hotel balcony with her baby Kulture, TMZ reports. No one covers what is happening in our community better Continue Reading...

Financially hard-up women get help in pursuing MeToo cases

A dollar store cashier from Brooklyn. Five fire department paramedics in Chicago. An aspiring singer shunned by Nashville’s country music establishment. Thanks to a $22 million legal fund, they’ve now teamed up with top-notch lawyers to pursue #MeToo-style sex harassment cases that they otherwise couldn’t have afforded. In its early phases, the #MeToo movement was epitomized by professional women from Continue Reading...

Florida Supreme Court rules on red-light cameras. Drivers may not be happy.

Local governments can still use red-light cameras to catch traffic violators, the Florida Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday, resolving conflicting decisions from lower courts on how the devices should be used in ticketing traffic infractions. The court’s decision to uphold a 2010 state law allowing local governments to use the cameras stemmed from a ticket given to South Florida driver Continue Reading...

New Trial Ordered for Mobster Convicted of Murdering Miami Subs Founder Gus Boulis

  After being sentenced to life in prison in 2013, Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari will once again have his day in court. Ferrari, who was convicted along with Anthony “Big Tony” Moscatiello and James “Pudgy” Fiorillo in the 2001 murder of Miami Subs Grill founder Gus Boulis, will be receiving a new trial after Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal Wednesday reversed his Continue Reading...

Her husband went to an immigration interview about their marriage. He was detained by ICE

María Eugenia Hernández and her Nicaraguan-born husband, Oscar Hernández, went to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in Miami for an interview about their marriage that they had been awaiting for three years. The agency uses such interviews to confirm that the marriages are legitimate and that partners like Oscar have the right to try to legalize their immigration Continue Reading...

Miami Beach Settles With Motorist Hit by Parking Officer

The city of Miami Beach has reached an $190,000 settlement with a motorcyclist and his wife following a reported collision with a parking officer driving a city vehicle. Emomotimi S. Brisibe, Miami Beach’s senior assistant city attorney, told the Daily Business Review that the settlement was reached following an $850,000 verdict against the city. Plaintiff Juan Jaime Cacho Abanto claimed he Continue Reading...

Miami Beach set its own minimum wage. Now it’s being fought before state Supreme Court.

In a case being watched by business groups and local governments, the city of Miami Beach is asking the Florida Supreme Court to act quickly in a battle about the legality of a local minimum wage. Justices last month, in a 4-3 decision, agreed to take up the city’s appeal of a ruling that blocked a minimum-wage ordinance from taking effect. Continue Reading...