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Former teacher accuses School Board of Lee County of retaliation, discrimination

The Florida Record May 18, 2016, 12:26pm

FORT MYERS – A math teacher alleges she was subject to discrimination and terminated because she is of Latvian national origin.

Consumers allege they do not owe debt, file suit against Hunter Warfield

The Florida Record May 18, 2016, 10:14am

MIAMI – Two Indian River County consumers claim a debt collector continues to call them for a debt they do not owe.

Case manager files suit against G4S Youth Services for allegedly unpaid overtime

The Florida Record May 18, 2016, 10:05am

FORT PIERCE – A case manager is suing her former Lake Okeechobee employer alleging she was not paid overtime wages.

Man alleges Sawgrass Lanes does not have accessible restrooms

The Florida Record May 18, 2016, 9:55am

MIAMI – A disabled individual alleges that a Tamarac business has discriminated against him by denying access to and full and equal enjoyment of goods and services offered at the property.

Navient Solutions faces suit over alleged telephone harassment

The Florida Record May 17, 2016, 6:02pm

JACKSONVILLE – A Duval County consumer alleges a debt collector for student loans harassed her with phone calls.

Former Mainstreet Gourmet Bakery employee claims she wasn't paid overtime wages

The Florida Record May 17, 2016, 5:56pm

MIAMI – A former bakery employee alleges that she was not paid overtime wages.

Woman seeks reinstatement of disability benefits she alleges were wrongfully terminated

The Florida Record May 17, 2016, 1:22pm

MIAMI – A former TrustBridge Inc. employee has filed suit to recover short-term disability benefits she alleges were wrongfully terminated.

Syndicated Office Systems alleged to have violated debt laws on credit report

The Florida Record May 17, 2016, 1:11pm

MIAMI – A Broward County consumer alleges that a Frisco, Texas debt collector has violated debt collection laws.

Lee County employers accused of not paying minimum wage, overtime

The Florida Record May 17, 2016, 1:01pm

FORT MYERS – Two Lee County residents allege that their former employers did not pay them all wages owed.

Man alleges UPS driver's negligence caused injuries in accident

The Florida Record May 17, 2016, 12:51pm

TAMPA – A Hillsborough County man alleges that he was injured by a shipping company's employee in an accident in Hernando County.

Consumer files suit against debt collector over credit report

The Florida Record May 16, 2016, 12:41pm

TAMPA – A Hillsborough County woman alleges that a disputed debt wasn't removed or marked as such on her credit report.

Pines and Palms Resort owes overtime wages, former employee alleges

The Florida Record May 16, 2016, 12:26pm

MIAMI – A former Monroe County resort employee alleges that he was never paid overtime even though he routinely worked more than 40 hours a week.

Woman files suit for reinstatement of disability benefits

The Florida Record May 16, 2016, 12:18pm

MIAMI – A former Southcoast Health Systems Inc. employee alleges that her insurance company initially approved long-term disability benefits and then wrongfully terminated them.

Man claims shopping center has barriers that restrict access to disabled

The Florida Record May 16, 2016, 10:30am

MIAMI – A disabled person claims a retail shopping center in Port St. Lucie discriminated against him by denying access to the property.

Passenger alleges he was injured on Carnival ship

The Florida Record May 16, 2016, 9:51am

MIAMI – A Liberty of the Seas passenger has filed suit against the cruise ship's owner alleging that he was injured while participating in an event on the ship.

Former employee accuses city of Miramar of discriminatory treatment

The Florida Record May 16, 2016, 9:45am

MIAMI – A-Cuban American woman and Broward County resident claims she was subject to discrimination and retaliation while an employee for a city.

Woman alleges benefits were wrongfully terminated by Prudential

The Florida Record May 16, 2016, 9:34am

ORLANDO – A disabled Palm Bay woman alleges that her long-term disability benefits were wrongfully terminated after receiving them for almost three years.

Appeals court upholds DCF in nursing home payment case

Ruth de Jauregui May 14, 2016, 7:30pm

TALLAHASSEE – In a case that has far-reaching ramifications for elderly and poor Medicaid recipients who receive nursing home care in the state, the 1st District Court of Appeal recently rejected Gabrielle Goodwin's appeal on Florida Department of Children and Families' (DCF) co-payment calculations and also ruled that she did not have standing to bring a class-action lawsuit against the department.

Our View: This group undermines the appeal of Florida

The Florida Record May 14, 2016, 8:50am

A whole lot of money and effort go into promoting Florida as a place to live and make a living, and as a vacation destination.

Why is Miami a hub for deceptive labeling class actions? Lawyer-driven litigation, ‘venue shopping’ contribute to rise in suits

Stephanie N. Grimoldby May 14, 2016, 8:18am

Part of Miami’s class action popularity could stem from the fact that the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act - under which the Leffe case was filed - is a pro-plaintiff protection act, with plaintiffs able to recover attorneys’ fees in a settlement, McKenzie said.