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3rd District panel affirms denial of class certification in case over assessed value of condos

Three 3rd District Court of Appeal judges have affirmed a lower court's decision to deny class certification in a consolidated case involving two condominium associations.

4th District Court of Appeals rules in case over defective home construction

A 4th District Court of Appeal has ruled on an appeal that raised 10 issues.

Complaint against Palm Beach County school board dismissed

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal panel gave no love in a Valentine's Day appeal against a school district.

Policy analyst sees little hope for revived Engle appeal

Attorney James M. Beck said there is little legal juice to appealing a Florida state appeals court ruling reversing an order to dismiss an Engle-progeny action with prejudice and reviving a case concerning the death of a smoker.

Florida Third District Court of Appeals revives Engle-progeny action

MIAMI -- A Third District Court of Appeal has reversed an order to dismiss an Engle-progeny action with prejudice and revived a case concerning the death of a smoker.

Judge partially grants, denies motion to dismiss 20 complaints over Bank of America mortgage program

A federal judge has ruled in 20 complaints involving allegations of fraud against Bank of America over its loan-modification program.

Product liability case involving Suzuki continues

The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has ruled in a product liability complaint against a motorcycle manufacturer.

Southern District of Florida grants gun manufacturer's motion to consolidate two cases

A U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida judge has partially consolidated two separate complaints against a handgun manufacturer.

Class action claiming Royal Caribbean should have canceled cruise before hurricane is dismissed

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has dismissed a class action brought against Royal Caribbean claiming the company should have canceled a cruise before a natural disaster.

Appeals court rules new trial in discount diamond case

The Third District Court of Appeal is sending back a $235,000 diamond discount breach of contract appeal back to trial.

Fla. judge recommends dismissing much of suit against Tinder, says app never promised to stay free forever

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MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida federal judge has recommended that certain counts of a class action lawsuit against Tinder over allegations of misleading business practices be dismissed.

Lawsuit could determine if companies funding litigation are violating Florida interest rates laws

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TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Absent guidance from Florida regulators, a man is taking it upon himself to attempt to show that companies that finance lawsuits charge interest rates in excess of state law.

Former Commodores member cannot use group's name, court says

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has said a member of The Commodores who later left cannot use the group's name.

Plaintiffs seeks class status in data breach case against Wendy's

A group of Wendy’s International LLC customers is seeking to have a lawsuit regarding a data breach certified as class action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

The Florida Bar moves to dismiss counsel in TIKD Services suit

The Florida Bar is moving to disqualify one of its former presidents as counsel from a case that is being brought against the statewide lawyer’s association.

Veteran's discrimination complaint against FAU officials dismissed with prejudice

A panel of Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals judges affirmed a veteran’s longtime complaint of discrimination is time barred.

Case regarding definition of 'suit' remanded to 11th Circuit

The Florida Supreme Court has remanded a case regarding the definition of a "suit" to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit for further proceedings.

5th District Court of Appeal dismisses some grounds of fraud on the court, remands case

The 5th District Court of Appeals has dismissed two parts of a fraud on the court complaint, remanding the remaining grounds of the complaint to the trial court.

SEC accuses executives of hiding accounting errors in Southern District of Florida complaint

The Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) wants restitution from a worldwide manufacturer or cables and wires with operations in Brazil, according to U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida records.

Attorney's conduct results in $5,000 sanction order

ATLANTA -- The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a sanction order against an attorney who admitted she was wrong but then went back on her word.