July 17, 2017
- A Florida Court ruled that a resolution enacted by Palm Beach Gardens’ is unconstitutional. The Court determined the city’s resolution impeded on the Sears Roebuck and Co.’s right to contract. The Court also sanctioned opposing counsel.
- A judge in Illinois allegedly attempted to defraud lenders in the Chicago area. Judge O’Brien and an alleged co-conspirator attempted to submit “falsified mortgage, refinanced, and commercial loan applications to lenders.” Judge O’Brien is seeking a stay until the alleged co-conspirator is available in court to respond to her counsel’s subpoena.
- A lawyer representing a Florida country club asked the Court to sanction opposing counsel for allegedly filing a frivolous suit. Counsel for the club believes the claims filed by the class are without legal merit. Further, the country clubs attorneys’ seek a bond from opposing counsel to show an act of good faith in filing the suit. Here, the class claims the county club’s practices caused the value of their homes to decrease and seek damages for such.