Florida's attorney general has secured a win in court, as a judge in Pasco County has refused major opioid manufactrers' try to dismiss the AG’s case.
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Founders and entrepreneurs of blooming businesses are encouraged to get educated on all things intellectual property in one of Financial Poise’s latest webinars, IP-101: What Every Founder/Entrepreneur Must Know. The on-demand webinar, which is sponsored by EisnerAmper, is slated to give special advice for those who have launched their own startup businesses.
Sergeants' repeated fraudulent behavior qualifies arresting officers for immunity, appeals court rules
Since there was probable cause to arrest three Golden Beach Police Department sergeants, the arresting officers qualify for immunity, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit determined, reversing a ruling from a lower court.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit answered the question of whether applying an ordinance raises issues with a substantive-due-process claim, and made it clear the answer was “no” as it reversed a summary judgment in favor of a property suing Pasco County amid the application of an ordinance on February 13.
MIAMI -- A federal court has granted in part and denied in part a motion by sheriff Scott Israel and captain Wayne Adkins to assess costs against USA Entertainment Group Inc. and motion to stay in its lawsuit against USA Entertainment and the city of Pompano Beach.
ORLANDO -- A federal court did not see any chance of consumers mixing up electronics brands, causing it to deny on Feb. 8 Pro Video Instruments' motion for preliminary injunctive relief in an attempt to block a competitor from selling certain products in a trademark infringement lawsuit.
MIAMI -- ADT's motion for summary judgment against its alarm system competitor Alder Holdings LLC's counterclaims against it was granted in part and denied in part Feb. 7 by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
OCALA – The U.S. District Court in the Middle District of Florida recently granted a Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by a former VA police officer who claimed he became a victim of job discrimination and retaliation after he had shot himself in the finger.
MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently granted Chanel Inc's motion for entry of final default judgment in its trademark and counterfeiting lawsuit against BestAAAChanel.org and other defendants.
MIAMI -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has granted summary judgment for an asset management company being sued for breach of contract after failing to come to a written agreement with a fund manager.
MIAMI -- A federal court on Feb. 4 refused to follow the report and recommendations of a magistrate judge that denied dismissal of a case against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for canceling a cruise and gave the woman suing the cruise line a chance to file a third amended complaint.
MIAMI -- A co-developer of Bitcoin who faces a lawsuit managed to get only a portion of the case dismissed Dec. 27 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
TAMPA -- The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in the Tampa Division ironed out Dec. 28 a couple of terms that were disputed in a manufacturer’s patent infringement case against a competitor.
FORT MYERS -- A legal dispute over the trademarked game Left Center Right (LCR) was dismissed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Fort Myers Division on Dec. 27.
MIAMI -- A bankruptcy appeal was dismissed due to a lack of jurisdiction Dec. 27 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court has weighed in with a unanimous decision on conflicting rulings from two lower courts on whether, based on Florida Statute 627.739, a personal injury protection insurance policy deductible should be applied to a medical provider’s bill for hospital emergency treatments before or after the fees are lowered under the reimbursement.
TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida Supreme Court decided Sept. 20 that a lower court erred when it ruled that a couple didn’t provide enough evidence to prove Geico General Insurance Company operated in bad faith in handling one of her claims.
TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's First District Court of Appeal determined Dec. 28 that a lower court erred when it denied a motion to dismiss a wrongful death action.