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AutoNation wants former GM to honor noncompete clause

By Charmaine Little | Jun 16, 2018

An auto dealership manager's new job could cost him thanks to a non-compete agreement with a previous employer, according to a lawsuit filed May 31 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Fort Lauderdale Division.

Meat distributor accused of not paying food trader, could owe more than $250,000

By Charmaine Little | Jun 16, 2018

A food trading deal gone bad leaves a meat distributing company allegedly owing more than $250,000, according to a lawsuit filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Water taxi ankle roll leads to lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2018

A Florida water taxi company hopes to escape liability after a passenger was injured during a trip based on a May 30 opinion in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida in the Miami Division.

Retailer Citi Trends accused of not paying rent, reportedly owes more than $100,000

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2018

Breach of contract allegations have been lodged against fashion store Citi Trends Inc. as a plaza says it owes more than $100,000 according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on May 31.

Beauty Gowns Inc. stole trademark and website domain, accuser claims in lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 10, 2018

How far is too far when it comes to violating a trademark? The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida is set to answer this question after a lawsuit was filed on May 29.

Class action suit accuses Hobby Lobby of deceiving customers with misleading sales

By Charmaine Little | Jun 7, 2018

PENSACOLA – Hobby Lobby faces a class action lawsuit accusing the arts and crafts company of misleading customers with false advertisements, according to documents submitted June 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division.

Court won't drop Walmart manager from slip and fall lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2018

​​​​​Walmart failed in its effort to remove a store manager named as a defendant in a slip and fall lawsuit. The retail giant filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Broward Division.

Slip on cruise ship deck leads to lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2018

MIAMI – A woman wants a cruise line to be held liable for a slip and fall according to court documents filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on May 9.

Scary accident at Port Everglades leads to lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | May 20, 2018

A Florida ship worker has filed a complaint against his former employer for negligence after being hurt on the job, according to court documents filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division.

McDonald's accused of overcharging for Quarter Pounder

By Charmaine Little | May 18, 2018

MIAMI -- If two plaintiffs get their way, McDonald’s will have to face a jury for allegedly overcharging Quarter Pounder customers based on a May 8 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Cartier accuses competitor of selling counterfeit jewelry

By Charmaine Little | May 18, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A luxury jewelry brand has taken legal action against a company it alleges sells counterfeit jewelry according to a May 8 opinion in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Fort Lauderdale Division.

Florida legal action targets pharmaceutical distributors, manufacturers

By Charmaine Little | May 17, 2018

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- The state of Florida has taken legal action against the opioid crisis in the Circuit Court of Sixth Judicial Circuit in and for Pasco County, West Pasco Division according to a May 15 opinion.

Orlando man settlement with ex-employer approved

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

ORLANDO -- An Orlando man’s legal battle with a former employer came to an end as their settlement agreement was approved in U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division, based on a May 9 opinion.

Contractor wins motion for summary judgment

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

ORLANDO -- A Florida contractor was granted its request against a former partner, according to a May 7 opinion of the U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division.

From Legal Newsline

In Florida, ruling says restraint of deaf resident was not medical malpractice

By Charmaine Little | May 16, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The question of whether a deaf academy acted in medical malpractice or negligence was answered in a Supreme Court of Florida’s April 26 opinion.

Subcontractor ordered to pay over $200K to MWH Constructors in contract case

By Charmaine Little | May 15, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH — An electrical subcontractor has to pay a company more than $200,000 after it was found in breach of a contract by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, according to a May 4 opinion.

Former detention officer proves FMLA, nationality discrimination lead to termination

By Charmaine Little | May 15, 2018

MIAMI -- A man who alleged that discrimination and FMLA retaliation against him caused his termination was victorious in court, according to a May 5 opinion in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

District court rules construction company can't move case to another state

By Charmaine Little | May 15, 2018

MIAMI -- A construction company won’t be able to defend its indemnity case in a new location based on a May 9 opinion in the U. S. District for the Southern District of Florida.

Portion of expert testimony won't be accepted in court amid ongoing trademark case

By Charmaine Little | May 15, 2018

MIAMI -- The question of whether an expert witness’ testimony should be considered in a trademark case was answered according to a May 10 opinion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Florida foreclosure attorney says shift in laws harms homeowners

By Charmaine Little | Sep 15, 2017

A foreclosure defense attorney is concerned that a "shift" in foreclosure laws serves banks more than homeowners after a foreclosure appeal in the 4th District Court of Appeal ended in a bank's favor.

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