Tag: Miami Dade Lawyer

State Supreme Court rules last three disputed amendments will stay on the ballot

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The ballot is set: Floridians will indeed vote on 12 constitutional amendments come November, after a final challenge to three proposed amendments was definitively struck down Wednesday by the state’s highest court. In a ruling issued Oct. 17 — just three weeks out from the election — the state Supreme Court backed retaining the trio of “bundled” amendments proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission, overruling arguments... [...]

X Miami $106M Loan was ‘David Versus Goliath’ Battle for Developer’s Attorneys

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Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr partners Luis Flores, Rebecca Abrams Sarelson and Louis P. Archambault, all based in Miami. Three Miami attorneys were pitted against two big institutions — a New York investor and a Los Angeles bank — plus their legal teams in financing negotiations to secure a $106 million loan. Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr partners Luis Flores, Rebecca Abrams Sarelson and Louis Archambault obtained the loan for... [...]

Why Florida law may shield companies behind deadly FIU bridge from criminal charges

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Why Florida law may shield companies behind deadly FIU bridge from criminal charges Engineers working for Florida International University saw gaping cracks open in their brand-new bridge. Someone thought the damage was sufficiently ominous to take a series of pictures. But no one thought to share the photos with employees at the Florida Department of Transportation, which could have ordered the road closed and traffic diverted. When the... [...]

Law prevents police from naming juvenile homicide victims

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Law prevents police from naming juvenile homicide victims When 16-year-old Jholie Moussa disappeared from her northern Virginia home in January, Fairfax County police publicized her name and her picture, hoping for a tip that would help locate her. When Jholie's body was found a few days later, police found themselves banned from identifying her by name now that she was dead. They had to get permission from Jholie's grieving family to... [...]

Miami-Dade School Board Wins First Amendment Ruling

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Miami-Dade School Board Wins First Amendment Ruling The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled in favor of the Miami-Dade County  School Board in a suit brought by two administrators who claimed their First Amendment rights were violated. Alberto Fernandez, principal, and Henny Cristobol, assistant principal, claimed they were demoted and disciplined for their efforts to turn the historic Neva King Campbell Educational... [...]