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They took a break from work. But things have changed so much, they're getting some help

They took a break from work. But things have changed so much, they’re getting some help

Gloria Samayoa at SapientNitro’s Miami office has been sifting through résumés as the New York-based digital marketing agency expands its new career return program to her office. The 12-week paid program for advertising professionals, which piloted in New York and Toronto, has spread to Chicago, Atlanta and London. It has led to full-time positions in some of those cities for people — particularly stay-at-home mothers — who had taken time off work and wanted to return. In Miami, Samayoa…
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Could Shipping Container Homes Help Solve Miami’s Affordable Housing Crisis?

The wiring in Berlinda Faye Dixon’s Overtown apartment building was all wrong, but the landlord refused to fix it. And when the complex eventually caught fire, he refused to repair the damage too. She lived in a smoked-out building for weeks before she was eventually able to obtain affordable housing. Around 150 families are in similar situations in Miami. Unable to afford higher rent, they live in buildings wallowing in disrepair. The city is trying to help by taking legal action against landl…
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NCAA faces seven more concussion-related class actions

NCAA faces seven more concussion-related class actions

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – Just as football season was preparing to kick off, the National Collegiate Athletic Association got hit with another round of lawsuits related to concussions student-athletes endured while engaging in collegiate sports. The seven class action suits, all filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, bring the count against the NCAA to 22 pending concussion-related cases. The previous batch of class action cases were filed as late as May…
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Louisiana governor sues AG over anti-discrimination clause

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards sued the state attorney general Friday for rejecting contracts with an anti-discrimination clause that would protect LGBT people, language the governor ordered to be included in nearly all state contracts. “I believe he’s on the wrong side of the law and on the wrong side of history on this particular issue,” the Democratic governor said of Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry. Landry has refused to let state agencies hire outside lawyers if the agre…
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APNewsBreak: Attorneys general cast doubt on Utah land push

A new legal analysis from a group of Western attorneys general casts doubt on many of the arguments Utah has put forward in its push to gain control of millions of acres of federal land. The report, based on two years of work , doesn’t address every argument Utah has floated, but it points out decisions by the Supreme Court and other federal courts that could put Utah on shaky ground if it sues the U.S. government for control. The analysis was drafted by lawyers from seven Republican attorneys …
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Zarco Einhorn Books Floor at One Biscayne Tower

Zarco Einhorn Books Floor at One Biscayne Tower

The founding partner of Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito began his legal career at One Biscayne Tower in downtown Miami, and now his firm is …
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County’s idea for drug addicts: You OD, we bust you, you go to jail for 72 hours

Drug users who overdose on narcotics would face jail time and mandatory treatment for substance abuse under new legal action proposed Monday by County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus. Lazarus asked the county legal team, police and sheriff’s office to determine what laws need to be passed to mandate a 72-hour holding period in jail, citing the growing number of heroin use and repeat overdoses emergency officials are experiencing. “There’s no consequences for those people that are overdosing…
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Office Services Clerk Needed for Growing Miami Law Firm (Miami)

Pacin Levine, P.A. is a rapidly expanding South Florida Law Firm focusing in … We are seeking a Full-Time Office Services Clerk for its Miami location.
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Skimmer, Trafficking Laws Hit Books Saturday

Follow CBSMIAMI.COM: Facebook | Twitter TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – County elections supervisors are up for pay raises, while penalties increase for trafficking in the modern version of food stamps and for stealing credit-card information at gas pumps, under new laws that go into effect Saturday. Those changes to state laws are among 26 that take effect this weekend after being crafted during the 2016 legislative session. Lawmakers sent 272 bills to Gov. Rick Scott from the regular legisl…
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Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

Lawsuit: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

Georgia’s voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of residents, mostly minorities, from registering to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. Under a policy implemented in 2010, people aren’t added to voter rolls if identifying information on their applications doesn’t exactly match information in databases maintained by the Georgia Department of Driver Services or the Social Security Administration, the lawsuit says. “Wh…
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Junior Litigation Legal Secretary Needed for Miami Based Law Firm

Junior Litigation Legal Secretary Needed for Miami Based Law Firm (Miami, Florida) Pacin Levine, P.A. is a rapidly expanding South Florida Law Firm …
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SEC, city of Miami lay out final arguments in bond case

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the city of Miami squared off in Florida federal court on Tuesday, with the regulator accusing city officials of playing a financial shell game to cut costs on a $150 million municipal bond sale in 2009. In a 2013 complaint, the SEC alleged that the city and Miami’s former budget director, Michael Boudreaux, violated the anti-fraud provisions of federal securities law. Both the city and Boudreaux denied any wr…
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French unions stage last-ditch resistance against labor law

With strikes and protests, French unions are staging a last-ditch bid to dismantle a labor law that weakens their powers and worker protections. However the labor action appeared low-key Thursday morning, with only minimal disruption to schools, transport and other public services. The civil aviation authority said 15 percent of flights were cancelled at Paris area airports. A protest is planned through Paris later. Unions are protesting a labor law adopted this summer that allows longer workwe…
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Syria cease-fire deal rife with legal, liability questions

The deal crafted by the U.S. and Russia to halt the Syrian civil war and focus efforts on rooting out extremists is rife with legal and liability questions that are fueling Pentagon skepticism about military cooperation between the two powers, senior U.S. officials said. The first hurdle is that Congress has enacted a law prohibiting any military cooperation with Moscow in the wake of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine. That means the deal that Secretary of State John Kerry and…
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JPMorgan's Lending Practices under Miami Legal Scanner – Analyst Blog

JPMorgan's Lending Practices under Miami Legal Scanner – Analyst Blog

Recently, Miami became the second U.S. city to sue JPMorgan Chase & Co. ( JPM ) over its discriminatory lending practices. Last month, the bank was …
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Court: Red light cameras pre-2010 were illegal

The 3rd District Court of Appeal in Miami, however, upheld red light camera fines collected in Aventura before the new law was passed. While Downs …
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Gay rights group endorses Charlie Crist

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. … officials made the announcement at a visitors center for gays and lesbians in Miami Beach, citing Crist's current support for same-sex marriage and ongoing legal efforts to overturn the state's ban on the unions.
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Jury deliberating in 2nd Taylor slaying trial

Jury deliberating in 2nd Taylor slaying trial

AP Legal Affairs WriterJune 10, 2014 Updated 60 minutes ago … MIAMI — A South Florida jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a second man …
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Ex-partner of Fla. Ponzi schemer to plead guilty

MIAMI — A former partner of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein in a now-defunct South Florida law firm is set to plead guilty to conspiracy.
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Jury convicts suspect in Sean Taylor slaying trial

AP Legal Affairs WriterJune 10, 2014 Updated 6 minutes ago … MIAMI — A man identified by prosecutors as the greedy organizer of a bungled 2007 …
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Fireworks may soon be legal in Miami

Fireworks may soon be legal in Miami

MIAMI — Fireworks may be legal again in Miami by this year's Independence Day holiday. The Miami City Council is considering passing an ordinance …
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Greenberg Traurig's Iris Escarra Named Co-Chair of the Miami Office's Land Development Practice …

Iris Escarra, a shareholder in the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been named Co-Chair of the Miami office's Land …
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Rich man's accusers press to reopen sex abuse case

… a University of Utah law professor who is representing the two women. The U.S. attorney's office in Miami would not comment. But the U.S. attorney …
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Miami No. 3 Among Nation's Most Stressed Out Cities

Miami No. 3 Among Nation's Most Stressed Out Cities

MIAMI – APRIL 22: The city of Miami skyline seen from the ocean on April 22, 2009 in Miami, Florida. Though it is hard for law enforcement officers to …
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Company concedes dirty money 'contaminated' remittances to Cuba

… in the United States but added that the money from the Miami remittance company has “contaminated” its own legal transfers of money to the island.
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Greenberg Traurig's Porpoise Evans Selected as a Fellow for The Florida Bar's Wm. Reece Smith …

Porpoise Evans, a shareholder in the Litigation Practice at the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, has been selected to join the …
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North Miami fights MOCA suit

North Miami fights MOCA suit

Abbey Kaplan, a partner at the Miami law firm Kluger, Kaplan, Silverman, Katzen & Levine, which filed the board's lawsuit, called the city's accusations …
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Miami Projected to Become Technology Hub

He concentrates his practice in the areas of securities law, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law. Mr. Schubauer represents public and …
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Assault charges likely in Florida terror case

AP Legal Affairs WriterMay 9, 2014 Updated 19 minutes ago … MIAMI — A federal prosecutor says new charges are likely for two brothers in a South …
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