South Florida 100: Celebrating our independence

Chad Van Horn, founding companion legal professional, Van Horn Law Group, P.A.

Last week: Judge Michael Hanzman final week awarded a $1 billion settlement to those that misplaced family members within the Champlain Towers calamity. I agree together with his choice as I imagine it’s honest, affordable and ample, because the choose mentioned. Emotions ran particularly excessive within the courtroom, with final week additionally marking the one-year anniversary of the collapse, which took 98 lives. I can’t fathom the misery of those victims, regardless of receiving the massive settlement. Sadly, even $1 billion can’t soothe the ache.

Looking forward: Let’s speak monkeys. Forty vervet monkeys, descended from a dozen introduced right here within the ‘40s from Africa, reside across the airport. After the Park ‘N Fly closed its lot, an actual property developer bought the land, the place a mangrove is house to those long-tailed, mischievous critters. Animal lovers sighed in reduction when the developer mentioned the areas occupied by the monkeys “aren’t a part of the event plan,” in accordance with the Sun Sentinel. Given the recognition of this colony of cute primates, maybe Florida ought to promote monkey sighting excursions in its cache of tourism choices. Monkeys in Florida, who knew?

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