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Federal judge moves shipping vessel injury case back to state court

Richard Jones May 18, 2017, 3:25pm

TAMPA — The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has granted a motion to dismiss a lawsuit involving injuries suffered by the captain of a shipping vessel.

Bentley III of Florida's middle district one of Trump's U.S. Attorney casualties

John Severance Apr. 2, 2017, 7:02pm

TAMPA — At the beginning of March, President Donald Trump asked for the resignation of 46 U.S. attorneys, most of whom were appointed by former president Barack Obama. One of those attorneys who turned in their resignations to the president and attorney general Jeff Sessions was A. Lee Bentley III, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida.

Car salesman alleges religious discrimination against Jenkins Nissan

Jenie Mallari-Torres Apr. 1, 2017, 6:03pm

TAMPA — A car salesman is suing Jenkins Nissan Inc., a Lakeland dealership, citing alleged religious discrimination.

Former leasing agent alleges gender discrimination by Cardinal Group and Realco

Jenie Mallari-Torres Apr. 1, 2017, 5:54pm

TAMPA — A woman is suing Cardinal Group Management & Advisory LLC d/b/a Cardinal Group Management Midwest LLC and Realco Capital Partners II LLC, citing alleged gender discrimination.

Education business accuses Montana company of trademark infringement

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 3:40pm

TAMPA — A Tampa business is suing a Montana competitor, alleging trademark infringement.

Florida resident accuses debt collector of violating law

Jenie Mallari-Torres Mar. 17, 2017, 3:05pm

TAMPA — A Florida woman is suing a debt collector, alleging violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act or FDCPA.

Couple accuses debt collectors of violating phone harassment laws

Wadi Reformado Mar. 10, 2017, 3:39pm

TAMPA — A Florida couple is suing a debt collector, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Woman seeks disability benefits from Life Insurance Co. of North America

Wadi Reformado Mar. 7, 2017, 6:18pm

TAMPA – A former employee of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings alleges her claim for long-term disability benefits was unlawfully denied.

Joli Ventures, Clearwater Beach Treats accused of wage violation

Wadi Reformado Feb. 16, 2017, 8:19pm

TAMPA — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against employers Joli Ventures Inc., Clearwater Beach Treats LLC, John Sgro and Lisa Sgro, alleging violation of wage laws.

Aspen National Collections accused of improper collection attempts

Wadi Reformado Feb. 16, 2017, 8:02pm

TAMPA — A woman is suing Aspen National Financial Inc. d/b/a Aspen National Collections, a debt collector , citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Janki Hospitality accused of failing to obey overtime law

Wadi Reformado Feb. 16, 2017, 7:36pm

TAMPA — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against employer Janki Hospitality Inc. and Mukund D. Patel, alleging violation of wage laws.

Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau accused of phone-law violation

Wadi Reformado Feb. 16, 2017, 6:50pm

TAMPA — A man is suing Retrieval-Masters Creditors Bureau Inc., a debt collector, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Swedish citizen accuses former spouse of abducting child

Jenie Mallari-Torres Feb. 10, 2017, 1:00am

TAMPA — A citizen of Sweden is suing Michel Aller Munoz, her former spouse, citing alleged abduction.

Mise En Place Inc. accused of violating wage law

Wadi Reformado Feb. 3, 2017, 12:44am

TAMPA — A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Mise En Place Inc., an employer, alleging violation of wage laws.

Comfort Keepers accused of violating wage law

Wadi Reformado Jan. 6, 2017, 1:03am

TAMPA — Four former employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against Elder Services of Central Florida Inc., d/b/a Comfort Keepers, and company owner Tracy D. Kelley, alleging violation of wage laws.

Woman says Standard Insurance Company was wrong in denying benefits

Wadi Reformado Jan. 6, 2017, 12:51am

TAMPA — A woman is suing Standard Insurance Company, citing alleged breach of contract.

Carolyn's Cleaning, management accused of violating wage law

Wadi Reformado Jan. 6, 2017, 12:27am

TAMPA — A former house cleaner has filed a class-action lawsuit against Milzy of Villa LLC d/b/a Carolyn's Cleaning; company manager Heather Grissom; and company owner Milen Patel, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Regions Bank accused of illegal collections practices

Wadi Reformado Jan. 6, 2017, 12:08am

TAMPA — A woman is suing Regions Bank, a debt collector, alleging violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.

Bank accused of making phone calls in violation of law

Wadi Reformado Dec. 29, 2016, 10:15pm

TAMPA — A man is suing Synchrony Bank f/k/a GE Capital Retail Bank, a financial institution, citing alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Woman accuses Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc. of discrimination

Wadi Reformado Dec. 29, 2016, 10:01pm

TAMPA — A former senior systems administrator for Seminole Electric Cooperative Inc. is suing the company over allegations of age and sex discrimination.