FORT LAUDERDALE — A Florida corporation has filed a class-action lawsuit against the United States of America, citing alleged breach of contract.

Theodore D'Apuzzo, P.A. filed a complaint on Nov. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the United States of America, alleging that the government charges users for accessing federal court documents that should be available free.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he sustained damages from being charged to access court documents. The plaintiff holds the United States of America responsible because the defendant allegedly charges users for accessing judicial opinions despite informing them that those are exempted from charges.

The plaintiff seeks compensatory damages and other damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Nicole W. Giuliano of Giuliano Law, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale and Morgan Weinstein of Van Ness Law Firm, PLC in Deerfield Beach.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-62769-RNS

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