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Investors Say PNC Was ‘Intimately Involved’ In EB-5 Fraud

A group of Chinese investors asked a Florida federal judge on Wednesday not to let PNC Bank walk away from a lawsuit accusing it of being “intimately involved” in a fraud scheme that misappropriated the investors’ funds by hijacking the EB-5 visa program. PNC said in December that the suit is “woefully insufficient” in alleging

Developers Want Out Of EB-5 Fraud Claims Over Fla. Hotel

A group of companies behind a Miami hotel project urged a Florida federal judge Thursday to shield them from allegations that they helped scam Chinese investors and dashed their chances of winning a green card through the EB-5 visa program. The companies, referred to as the Greystone entities after the hotel project, claimed the investors’

How E-Cigarettes Featured in a $42.5 Million South Florida Tobacco Verdict

“These same companies are still in business, still selling nicotine and children are still at risk,” said Stuart Ratzan, who told jurors R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris are targeting children through their involvement in e-cigarette companies. Stuart Ratzan and Stuart Weissman of the Ratzan Law Group in Miami teamed with Edward Zebersky of Zebersky & Payne in

‘What Happened Was So Wrong’: Broward Lawyers Win $5M For Family of Woman Killed by Police Patrol Car

If speeding Okeechobee Deputy Sheriff Joseph Gracie would have used his lights and sirens in response to an emergency call, 21-year-old Hilda Medrano would not have been “needlessly killed,” argued Edward H. Zebersky and Steffani M. Russo of Zebersky Payne in Fort Lauderdale. Edward H. Zebersky and Steffani M. Russo of Zebersky Payne in Fort Lauderdale landed a

‘The Funeral Home Lost Jarvis’ Body’: $1M Settlement After Babies Placed in Wrong Coffin

McWhite’s Funeral Home settled after mixing up the bodies of two stillborn infants. Richard Pravato was among the attorneys representing the children’s families. Stephanie Fervin was already distraught following the Oct. 30 funeral for her stillborn daughter, Queenattie. Her grief only deepened upon learning her daughter had not been buried at her own ceremony and had been

Weston real estate agent sues NAR, Move Inc. over unsolicited texts from Realtor.com

Agent allegedly received more than 200 messages, despite replying “stop” A South Florida real estate agent is suing over unsolicited text messages sent through Realtor.com, and is seeking class-action status of the suit. Weston agent Courtney Silverman of the Keyes Company filed suit in the Fort Lauderdale division of the U.S. District Court, Southern District

Jordan A. Shaw and Ashley Keller, team up against big pharma

South Florida and Chicago Law Firms Ally in Class Action Against Drug Manufacturers

Two law firms have combined resources to file a putative class action lawsuit accusing several big pharmaceutical companies of misconduct in Florida. In a suit filed Tuesday in the U.S. District Court of Florida, named plaintiff and Florida resident Michael Konig lists several large corporations, including Connecticut-based Purdue Pharma Inc., Johnson & Johnson and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.