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U.S. attorney files civil suit against political fundraiser Scott Rothstein, alleging massive Ponzi scheme

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2009

On November 9, 2009, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida filed a civil complaint against Fort Lauderdale attorney Scott Rothstein, alleging that he was responsible for a massive Ponzi scheme in which he is alleged to have sold shares in fictitious structured settlements

Senate hears bill to ratify new Seminole gaming compact

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 12 2010

Moving to implement the latest version of a gaming compact between the state and the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the full Senate took up SB 622 by Sen. Dennis L. Jones (R-Seminole) for second reading on April 8, 2010

Rasmussen and Quinnipiac polls show tightening in gubernatorial contest; Rasmussen poll gives Marco Rubio the lead in a three-way Senate race

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2010

Two recent polls show some tightening in the 2010 gubernatorial election between the presumptive Republican nominee, Attorney General Bill McCollum, and the Democratic candidate, Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink

Utility regulation: Public Service Commission (PSC) nominating council to interview 28 applicants for two PSC vacancies

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 2 2010

On June 1, 2010, the Florida PSC Nominating Council voted to interview 28 applicants for two current PSC vacancies, out of a total of 60 applicants

Community-based care liability bill moves ahead in the House

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 4 2011

Last Monday, H.B. 1019, by Rep. Scott Plakon, passed the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee after significant pushback from children's advocates and trial attorneys

Utility regulation: Senate committee passes Public Service Committee ethics legislation; joint committee seeks applicants for public counsel

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 8 2010

On February 2, 2010, the Senate Committee on Communications, Energy, and Public Utilities passed legislation that would bar Public Service Committee (PSC) staff members from engaging in ex parte discussions of issues before the PSC and impose a broad two-year lobbying ban on former commissioners and staff members

Legislature: Senate President Atwater recommends a December special legislative session on rail transportation

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2009

After an October 19, 2009, meeting with federal officials, Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater (R-North Palm Beach) recommended that the legislature convene a special session in December to address passenger rail issues

Legislature: legislative leaders express doubts about the July special legislative session on offshore drilling but plan for another special session later in the year

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 19 2010

A special session of the Florida Legislature is scheduled to begin on July 20, 2010

Legal and business task forces to assist in response to oil spill; tourism off in Panhandle

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 17 2010

During the May 11, 2010, meeting of the governor and cabinet, Gov. Crist announced that he would call the Legislature into a special session, probably during the week of May 24, in response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill

State budget: Governor Crist proposes $69.2 billion budget for 2010 2011

  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 1 2010

On January 29, 2010, Gov. Crist released his proposed $69.2-billion state budget for the 2010 2011 fiscal year