Amanda Thomas News

Empire Today accuses former employees of trademark infringement

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 21, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- UR Floored Today is facing a trademark infringement lawsuit brought by another flooring business that alleges UR Floored used its name.

Bombardier Aerospace, Learjet facing Equal Pay Act legal action

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 21, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Bombardier Aerospace Corporation and Learjet Inc. are facing a lawsuit in federal court after a former employee accused the aerospace manufacturers of violating the Equal Pay Act (EPA).

Depuy-Synthes facing suit for Attune Knee replacement failure

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 17, 2018

DePuy is facing a federal lawsuit after a man blamed the company for the failure of a knee replacement system.

Man claims Multaply engaged in unlawful business practices

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 17, 2018

Multaply Inc. is facing a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleges the company’s shareholders were involved in unlawful business practices.

Chanel files trademark infringement suit against knock-off websites

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 17, 2018

​Chanel Inc. has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against websites that sell knock-off versions of the company’s products.

Amsterdam pipe maker accuses Florida firm of counterfeiting its high end smoking pipes

By Amanda Thomas | Jun 10, 2018

A Florida clothing company faces a trademark infringement lawsuit in federal court after a manufacturer of smoking pipes claims it stole its trademark.

Philip Morris, RJR hit with $21M verdict for smoker’s widow

By Amanda Thomas | May 29, 2018

Tobacco manufacturers face $21M in damages over smoker’s death

Property management company accuses insurer of contract breach

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 30, 2018

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. -- A Florida property management company is suing its insurer, alleging breach of contract after being denied coverage for sinkhole damage.

Marketing company accuses direct mail advertiser of misappropriation of trade secrets

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 30, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. -- A Tampa marketing company is suing a direct mail advertiser, alleging breach of contract and misappropriation of trade secrets.

C.R. Bard hit with hernia mesh lawsuit

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 29, 2018

A St. Johns County couple is suing the manufacturer of surgery products for allegedly implanting defective devices.

Diabetic who couldn't pass pre-employment physical with City of Naples files civil rights complaint

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 29, 2018

A Lee County man is suing the city of Naples for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Florida Civil Rights Act.

Palmetto securities law attorney among defendants in fraud case

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 29, 2018

FORT MYERS - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a motion to restrain and enjoin defendants accused of violating federal securities laws.

Polk County motorcyclist files suit against USPS for accident injuries

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 28, 2018

TAMPA — A Polk County motorcyclist has filed a lawsuit against the United States Postal Service (USPS) for the injuries he sustained as a result of an automobile accident in Lakeland.

Ren Media Group accused of violating labor laws in mass terminations

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 28, 2018

TAMPA -- A Florida media company is facing a class-action lawsuit brought by a former employee who claims it violated labor laws by not providing 60-days notice of termination as required by the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

Law firm fights sanctions in case involving convicted billionaire sex offender

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 24, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A Florida law firm is asking a bankruptcy judge not to hold it or their former client in contempt for allegedly retaining copies of another firm’s confidential documents.

Federal court rejects time limitation finding in Iraq corruption case

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 22, 2018

A federal judge has revived a whistleblower’s False Claims Act lawsuit that accuses two U.S. military contractors in Iraq of bribery and rigging bids.

Court backs deputies on using biker photos while lobbying against open-carry

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 12, 2018

JACKSONVILLE — The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled in favor of two Orange County sheriff's deputies who used photos of motorcycle club members in lobbying against a proposed open-carry law.

Court: iPhone seizure at accident scene violated 4th Amendment

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 12, 2018

MIAMI -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled it was a Fourth Amendment violation for a law enforcement officer to take away a person's cellphone without a "reasonable basis."

Judge: Don't charge when paying bankruptcy attorneys

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 12, 2018

MIAMI -- Attorneys thinking about advising bankruptcy clients to pay their legal fees with credit cards better think twice after a Florida judge ruled that doing so is a violation of federal law.

Supreme Court bars Florida man from taking further legal action alone

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 5, 2018

TALLAHASEE, Fla. – A Florida man who has filed numerous legal actions pertaining to his foreclosure proceedings has been barred by the state Supreme Court from filing any new complaints without legal representation.

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