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Firm Wins Trial to Enforce Client’s Loan, Defeating Borrower’s Defense of Commercial Frustration

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Adam Rabin and Havan Clark represented firm client, Steve Earsley (“Plaintiff”), who recently prevailed at trial in a case styled Steve Earsley v. Joseph A. Petri, Case No. 20-6949, in the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in Palm Beach County, Florida. Plaintiff was an investor in a privately owned substance abuse treatment center in Palm Beach… Read More »

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RKJ is Featured in Law360 After Client Defeats Defendants’ Motions to Dismiss Client’s Retaliation Claim Under the False Claims Act’s Retaliation Provision

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

RKJ attorneys Adam Rabin and Havan Clark, together with co-counsel Cathleen Scott, recently prevailed in defeating defendants’ motions to dismiss on behalf of their client in a False Claims Act retaliation case filed pursuant to 31 U.S.C.§ 3730(h). After the oral argument, the court wrote a 19-page order denying defendants’ motions, which was featured… Read More »

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Firm Prevails on Summary Judgment for Client on Competitor’s Claim for Tortious Interference

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

The firm recently prevailed on summary judgment for the firm’s client on a competitor’s sole remaining claim for tortious interference with advantageous business relationships. The firm previously succeeded in securing the dismissal of the competitor’s three other claims, leaving only its tortious interference claim pending. The firm’s client (“Client”) is an ERISA plan fiduciary… Read More »

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Whistleblower Alert: SEC Orders Payment of $4.4 Million in Civil Penalties Following Firm Client’s Report of Securities Fraud

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced civil charges against ETF Managers Group, LLC (“ETFMG”) and its founder Samuel Masucci. The charges arise from ETFMG and Masucci’s mismanagement of an exchange-traded fund (“ETF”) and misleading the fund’s trustees in order to obtain rescue financing. Rabin Kammerer Johnson represents a whistleblower who reported the… Read More »

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Partner Lauren Johnson Appointed as Vice Chair of Florida Bar Committee

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Rabin Kammerer Johnson congratulates partner Lauren Johnson on her recent appointment as a Vice Chair of the Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee (JNPC). Lauren was appointed Vice Chair by the Florida Bar’s incoming President, Scott Westheimer, to serve the JNPC in a leadership role. The JNPC exists to assist the Governor with presenting… Read More »

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Firm Partner Adam Rabin is Inducted into the 2023 Legal Elite “Hall of Fame”

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

For 20 years, Florida Trend magazine has rated Florida’s best lawyers statewide in its annual ranking of Florida’s “Legal Elite.” Several years ago, Florida Trend created a new category, the Legal Elite “Hall of Fame” for lawyers whose peers consistently ranked them over the years as a top lawyer in Florida. In 2023, Rabin… Read More »

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LAUREN JOHNSON TO RECEIVE PBCFAWL’S JUDGE MEENU SASSER OUTSTANDING YOUNG LAWYER AWARD

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Rabin Kammerer Johnson congratulates partner Lauren Johnson on receiving the Judge Meenu Sasser Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from FAWL’s Palm Beach County Chapter. The award is given each year to a young lawyer who has shown exceptional effort and commitment to FAWL’s mission of promoting gender equality and the advancement of women through the… Read More »

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RKJ IS GROWING

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Jennifer Rabin joined the firm in November 2021, initially to assist with the administrative transition from McCabe Rabin to Rabin Kammerer Johnson (RKJ). The firm recently elevated her to the position of Chief Administrative Officer. Before joining the firm, Jennifer practiced law as an attorney for 27 years. Jennifer most recently practiced intellectual property… Read More »

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RKJ Prevails on Behalf of Manufacturer of Self-Brewing Equipment Against Claims for Violations of Florida Securities Laws and Fraud

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Adam Rabin and Lauren Johnson, with its co-counsel Fred Cunningham and Matthew Christ, recently secured the dismissal of securities registration and fraud claims asserted against its client, third-party defendant Brew First, Inc. (“Brew First”), which is a manufacturer of kegs and tap machines that allow customers to brew their own beer, hard seltzer, and… Read More »

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Florida Appellate Court Grants Dismissal of Appeal in Favor of Firm Client

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Rabin Kammerer Johnson announces the favorable conclusion of a recent appeal in the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal (“Fourth DCA”), Standing Up for Florida, Inc. v. Wendy Sartory Link, in Her Official Capacity as the Supervisor of Elections of Palm Beach Cty., Fla., Case No. 4D22-0211. The case was originally filed in the… Read More »

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