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Legal Issues in Carnival Culture with Attorney Marlon Hill

Legal Issues in Carnival Culture with Attorney Marlon Hill

MIAMI – The FIU Law Caribbean Student Bar Association presents “Issues in Carnival Culture” discussing the legal issues arising from one of the biggest events in Miami, the Miami Broward Carnival. The event features attorney Marlon Hill, Esq., General Counsel for Miami Broward One Carnival Host Committee, Inc.  Mr. Hill will discuss the legal issues surrounding the […]

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Does Your Limited Liability Company Have a “Prenuptial Agreement?”

Does Your Limited Liability Company Have a “Prenuptial Agreement?”

By: Gerrard L. Grant, Esq. ORLANDO – With the emergence of the limited liability company (“LLC” or “company”) entity type, an owner, known as a “member,” can minimize or prevent setbacks that interrupt business operations that in very extreme instances, cause it to dissolve. Similar to a prenuptial agreement in the marriage context, a properly […]

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4 Medical Lawsuits That South Floridians Should Be Aware Of

4 Medical Lawsuits That South Floridians Should Be Aware Of

SOUTH FLORIDA – There is a certain amount of time that anyone has to file a medical lawsuit in Florida. If not done within this amount of time then the case is thrown from the court. This time frame is within 2 years from when the observance of the case should have been seen. Otherwise, there […]

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Caribbean American Renatha Francis Appointed to Miami Dade Circuit Court Bench

Caribbean American Renatha Francis Appointed to Miami Dade Circuit Court Bench

Gov. Scott Appoints Three to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court TALLAHASSEE – Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court including Caribbean-American, Judge Renatha Francis who is of Jamaican descent. Judge Dawn V. Denaro, 51, of Miami, is a county judge for Miami-Dade County, and previously served as an Assistant State […]

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NAACP Critical of NFL Gag Order on Protesting Police Brutality

NAACP Critical of NFL Gag Order on Protesting Police Brutality

BALTIMORE — The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued the following statement regarding the National Football League (NFL) owners decision to ban kneeling on the field by players as symbolic protests against the unfair treatment of African-Americans. “Protest is an American tradition; by protesting we work to hold our country accountable […]

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Major Win: Court Rules U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications

Major Win: Court Rules U.S. Must Keep DACA and Accept New Applications

A judge from the Federal District Court said the Trump’s administration’s decision to terminate DACA was based on “virtually unexplained grounds” FLORIDA – Unlawful. That’s what the judge from the District of Columbia labeled the Trump administration’s senseless and racist decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that shielded young people […]

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Caribbean Bar Association and FIU College of Law Host Bar Associations from the Caribbean

Caribbean Bar Association and FIU College of Law Host Bar Associations from the Caribbean

Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Bar Association and Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations hold strategic meetings in Miami MIAMI – This past weekend, the Caribbean Bar Association (“CBA”) and Florida International University College of Law (“FIU Law”) hosted the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (“OECS”) Bar Association and Organisation of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations […]

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Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Announces New Attorney

Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP Announces New Attorney

MIAMI – Hamilton, Miller & Birthisel, LLP is pleased to announce that Chivonne A.S. Thomas has joined the firm as a Senior Associate. Ms. Thomas will practice defending commercial liability, personal injury, premises liability, products liability, medical malpractice and labor and employment claims in the firm’s U.S. Virgin Islands office based out of St. Croix. […]

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Miami-Dade County Commission cracks down on human trafficking

Miami-Dade County Commission cracks down on human trafficking

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY – The Miami-Dade County Commission on February 6 approved an ordinance co-prime sponsored by Commissioners Jose “Pepe” Diaz and Sally A. Heyman to crack down on human trafficking by enforcing a $500 fine on businesses that fail to post human trafficking public awareness signs at adult entertainment and certain massage or bodywork services establishments. The legislation […]

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Local Organizations Support Lawmakers in Push Against Human Trafficking Epidemic in Florida

Local Organizations Support Lawmakers in Push Against Human Trafficking Epidemic in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – Human Trafficking is on the rise in America. The number of reported cases is over 35% higher between 2016 and 2017 nationally and over 50% higher here in the State Florida; according to The Florida Department of Children and Families. “Human Trafficking is happening right here in our backyard and an increased awareness […]

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