The Southern District of Florida Blog discusses news on federal practice in the district. It is authored by David Markus, an attorney based in Miami.
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From AboveTheLaw (which has a new editor):* It looks like 2008 will be the worst year for law firms since 2001. The American Lawyer says the "silver lining" is that firms can "winnow out unproductive lawyers and apply greater discipline to expense control." In other words: more layoffs, less perks....
Did you work on Monday and Tuesday this week?Yes, I went to the office both daysYes, I worked from homeNo, I played Guitar Hero at home Free polls from Pollhost.comAnd for the comments:How many billable hours were lost in the rain?Did BigLaw make their secretaries work?Should the federal courts...
UPDATE -- because the SDFLA tracks Dade County Schools, Miami federal court will be closed Tuesday.Here's the notice from the court website:AUGUST 17, 2008, 7:30 p.m.Federal District Court Operations and Tropical Storm FayThe U.S. District Courthouses in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe Counties...
That was some storm this afternoon, no?It wasn't this bad:But apparently there was an F-1 tornado. Pics here.
That was Joe Cool defendant Guillermo Zarabozo talking about co-defendant Kirby Archer, who has already pleaded guilty. Zarabozo was testifying today at a motion to suppress. More from Curt Anderon's AP article:"What was going through your mind?" asked defense attorney Anthony Natale."That I would...
Julie Kay examines the new trend of investigating jurors here. In last year's federal terrorism case against once-suspected "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla, a team of defense lawyers were sitting at a back table in the Miami federal courtroom with their laptops searching online all the jurors when they...
Paris Hilton has been sued in Miami federal court for not promoting a movie she was in, National Lampoon's Pledge This . The case, available here, landed before Judge Martinez. Here's the Herald article on the case. From the intro:As if starring in the flop flick National Lampoon's PledgeThis...
Anyone who has tried a case in Ft. Lauderdale knows Creolina's and Rosie. It closed. TERRIBLE NEWS. From the Sun-Sentinel: Creolina’s, the New Orleans-style restaurant in Fort Lauderdale’s Himmarshee district, will reopen in Davie by September.After 17 years, owner Mark Sulzinski closed the doors...
One more week of good traffic. Then school starts. And people forget how to drive.
http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1202423615601Here's some reading, sent from the road. The case keeps getting worse for the government. It's time to drop it already, isn't it?--David Oscar Markuswww.markuslaw.com305-379-6667