Charmaine Little News

Broward sheriff's office sued over fatal shooting of a man with mental illness

By Charmaine Little | Dec 9, 2018

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office and one of its officers were called out in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division, after an officer allegedly shot an unarmed man suffering from a mental illness.

Philip Morris loses appeals in post-trial motions over negligence lawsuit filed by smoker

By Charmaine Little | Dec 9, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit denied several appeals made by Philip Morris over a trial that awarded a woman damages for smoking-related diseases.

Child abduction allegation remanded to lower court to investigate travel consent between mother and father

By Charmaine Little | Dec 8, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit determined it couldn’t decipher the domestic details of a case in which a Colombian man filed a suit for his minor daughter to be brought back to the country with him.

Elderly couple seeks $2.2 million from Jetsmarter

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A couple sued Jetsmarter Inc. in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida on Dec. 5, seeking $2.2 million for alleged breach of contract and fraud in a membership plan that cost more than $30,000.

Royal Caribbean's negligence allegedly caused honeymooner's fatal zip line incident

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

MIAMI -- A popular cruise line faces a negligence lawsuit after a honeymooning couple’s zip line excursion ended with the husband’s death. His surviving wife sued Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division.

Zumba Fitness alleges other companies infringed on trademark

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Zumba Fitness LLC sued five companies Dec. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleging they infringed on the Zumba trademark.

Appeals court rules Pensacola's Bayview Park cross must be removed

By Charmaine Little | Nov 30, 2018

MIAMI –– A 34-foot-tall Latin Cross in a Pensacola city park must be removed, a federal appellate court has ruled.

Court dismisses case over allegedly failed Medicare reimbursements

By Charmaine Little | Nov 11, 2018

A U.S. District Court dismissed an ongoing case in which a plaintiff accused an indemnity company of not doing its part in reimbursing Medicare payments.

False representation case against Ultra Ivory dishwashing detergent continues after court ruling

By Charmaine Little | Nov 11, 2018

A popular dish detergent company failed to have all claims of false representation dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida over the alleged use of an allergen in a product marketed as "trusted" and "mild."

Subcontractor's case sent back to lower court after appeals court accepts junk-mail mishap as genuine

By Charmaine Little | Nov 11, 2018

A construction company's case was sent back to a lower court after the First District Court of Appeal in the State of Florida accepted that its counsel had failed to appear for a case management conference because the notice had gone to the counsel's junk mail folder.

Public records case against Town of Gulf Stream sent back to lower court

By Charmaine Little | Nov 11, 2018

The District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida in the Fourth District remanded a lower court’s dismissal of a public records case against the Town of Gulf Stream on Oct. 24.

Chanel calls out dozens of companies for using its trademark to make money, wants $2 million from each

By Charmaine Little | Nov 11, 2018

Fashion house Chanel took dozens of companies that allegedly used counterfeit Chanel products and trademarks for profit to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Oct. 18.

Miami-Dade County accuses local company of infringing on historic VIZCAYA trademark

By Charmaine Little | Nov 11, 2018

Miami-Dade County sued a company for allegedly infringing on its trademark in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Oct. 19.

Royal Caribbean's motion for summary judgment denied in passenger death

By Charmaine Little | Nov 9, 2018

Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd. isn’t entitled to its motion for summary judgment in a wrongful death case, the United States District Court in the Southern District of Florida ruled on October 17.

Court grants default judgment against Florida market accused of selling fake Roor water pipes

By Charmaine Little | Nov 8, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently granted a default judgement against a Florida market that failed to respond to a lawsuit accusing it of selling counterfeit Roor branded water pipes.

Lawsuit against Miami-Dade County and two detectives dismissed, officer accused of assault

By Charmaine Little | Nov 8, 2018

On Oct. 23, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida dismissed a case against Miami-Dade County and two of its police officers after body camera footage showed the officers assaulting a man during an arrest.

Ahead of trial against St. Lucie County sheriff, court rules to exclude criminal history of man who died after police custody

By Charmaine Little | Nov 8, 2018

The criminal history of a man who died after suffering a seizure while in police custody for fleeing a traffic stop will be excluded in a case against the St. Lucie County sheriff and his deputy, a court has ruled.

Miami company faces federal suit for alleged failure to pay $400,000 for produce shipments

By Charmaine Little | Nov 7, 2018

MIAMI – A Georgia-based produce dealer recently filed a federal suit alleging a Miami-based company has failed to pay approximately $400,000 in a timely manner for the sale and delivery of produce.

Woman with hip injury can sue Steiner spa company, but not Carnival Cruise Lines, court rules

By Charmaine Little | Nov 5, 2018

Woman with hip injury can sue Steiner spa company, but not Carnival Cruise Lines, court rules

Westgate accuses timeshare company of duping several of its owners into breaching their contracts

By Charmaine Little | Nov 4, 2018

The United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, refused to dismiss almost all claims made by Westgate Resorts against a company and its law firm that Westgate said had scammed a number of its timeshare owners.

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