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Florida Democrats sue to have voter registration deadline extended

By Chandra Lye | Oct 15, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Democratic Party (FDP) recently filed a complaint for emergency and injunctive and declaratory relief against Secretary of State Ken Detzner, claiming the legal requirement for voters to register by Oct. 9 is hindered due to Hurricane Michael.

Judge dismisses efforts to exclude several witnesses in suit alleging hip fracture during massage aboard cruise ship

By Chandra Lye | Oct 15, 2018

MIAMI – A U.S. District Court recently paved the way for a trial in a personal injury complaint against Carnival Corporation by ruling on several motions regarding witness testimony in the case.

Federal judge declines to throw out lawsuit over injuries caused by severe turbulence

By Chandra Lye | Oct 13, 2018

A federal court declined to throw out parts of two passengers' lawsuit against a Spanish airline.

Louis Vuitton sues over alleged counterfeit products

By Chandra Lye | Oct 13, 2018

A luxury retailer accuses dozens of websites of selling counterfeit goods over the internet.

Employee cannot bring lawsuit outside of Pennsylvania, appeals court rules

By Chandra Lye | Oct 13, 2018

A Florida employee of an industrial equipment supplier must contest his termination in Pennsylvania, a federal appeals court ruled.

Copyright case over telenovelas dismissed

By Chandra Lye | Oct 11, 2018

A federal judge threw out a copyright lawsuit over two Mexican telenovelas.

Florida resident must provide more information in Colombian construction company dispute

By Chandra Lye | Oct 11, 2018

A Florida resident must produce several documents related to his lawsuit alleging misappropriation of funds, a federal judge ruled.

Federal court throws out fraud suit against oil company owner

By Chandra Lye | Oct 3, 2018

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit accusing an oil exploration company of misleading investors.

Federal court throws out claims against Volkswagen over suspension system

By Chandra Lye | Oct 3, 2018

A federal court dismissed several claims against Volkswagen over alleged suspension system defects in some of its CC model cars.

Supreme Court reopens medical malpractice lawsuit despite dissenting justices

By Chandra Lye | Sep 16, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — In a decision that was 4-3, the court has overturned the dismissal of a case involving a young woman who died days after giving birth to a stillborn child.

Florida appeals court overturns arbitration order for parents of child injured in sports competition

By Chandra Lye | Sep 16, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — A unanimous decision on Sept. 12 by the Fourth District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida has overturned a lower court decision in the case of an injured minor.

New trial ordered in dispute between La Ley Sports Complex and Homestead

By Chandra Lye | Sep 15, 2018

MIAMI — A Florida appeals court has ordered a new trial for a case involving a lease-purchase agreement between La Ley Sports Complex and the city of Homestead.

Appeals court overturns Centex Homes' win in construction defects lawsuit

By Chandra Lye | Sep 14, 2018

A lawsuit filed by several homeowners alleging construction defects will continue, an appellate court ruled.

Florida couple sues Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson alleging medical implant was defective

By Chandra Lye | Jul 26, 2018

Medical companies seek to have the product liability case moved to U.S. DIstrict Court in Fort Lauderdale.

Class action suit claims LaCroix producer misrepresented company to investors

By Chandra Lye | Jul 25, 2018

MIAMI – A class action lawsuit recently filed against National Beverage Corp., Nick A. Caporella and George R. Bracken claims the company misrepresented its financial health to shareholders.

Johnson & Johnson, Publix want talcum powder suit moved to U.S. District Court

By Chandra Lye | Jul 25, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — Johnson & Johnson and Publix, defendants in a lawsuit alleging talcum powder products caused a woman's mesothelioma, have requested the case against them be moved from a state court to a U.S. District Court.

Novartis granted summary judgment on stroke victim's request for punitive damages in leukemia drug case

By Chandra Lye | Jul 18, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently granted a partial summary judgment in favor of a pharmaceutical company in case involving a patient who suffered a stroke after taking the company's prescription drug.

11th Circuit issues decision in business lawsuit that has been in court for over 10 years

By Chandra Lye | Feb 14, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has determined a debt owed between business partners cannot be discharged based on a bankruptcy claim.

11th Circuit upholds decision in wrongful death claim involving Indian River County inmate

By Chandra Lye | Feb 12, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has upheld a lower court decision in a wrongful-death lawsuit involving an Indian River County Jail inmate.

Florida nursing homes called ill-equipped to handle emergencies

By Chandra Lye | Nov 10, 2017

Florida nursing home agencies have been called upon to cooperate in an effort to properly equip residential facilities to handle emergency situations like the recent hurricanes.

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