Charmaine Little News

Investment fund failed to prove men acted fraudulently regarding $3 million investment, court says

By Charmaine Little | Oct 22, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently dismissed a securities fraud suit filed by an investment fund against two men who were accused of tricking the fund into making a $3 million investment.

Judges dismisses suit alleging fraud in used-cellphone business deal

By Charmaine Little | Oct 18, 2018

MIAMI – The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently dismissed a fraud suit filed by a Deerfield Beach-based cellphone wholesale distributor against a used cellphone seller in a partnership gone wrong.

Court denies US motion to dismiss Air Force veteran's suit claiming false

By Charmaine Little | Oct 16, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied a U.S. government motion to dismiss suit filed by an Air Force veteran claiming unlawful imprisonment and negligence.

Former employee accuses engineering firm of discrimination

By Charmaine Little | Oct 3, 2018

An Alabama-based engineering firm faces a gender discrimination lawsuit from a former employee.

Florida to receive $8.2 million as part of proposed Uber data breach settlement

By Charmaine Little | Sep 27, 2018

TALLAHASSE – Attorney General Pam Bondi recently said a $148 million settlement has been reached with Uber Technologies regarding violations of the state's Information Protection Act (FIPA) and other related laws related to data breaches.

In latest AG poll, GOP's Moody ahead of rival Shaw, 46-44

By Charmaine Little | Sep 27, 2018

Republican candidate Ashley Moody is still besting her Democratic component Sean Shaw in the highly anticipated Attorney General race, the latest census from the St. Pete Polls reveals.

Woman sues tobacco companies for mom's death, wins appeal

By Charmaine Little | Sep 13, 2018

Two tobacco companies lost a bid to reverse a multi-million dollar judgment against them over a woman's death from smoking.

Behavioral center files suit claiming Tequesta restrictions are discriminatory

By Charmaine Little | Aug 30, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – A behavioral health facility in Palm Beach County that provides housing and treatment for those with alcohol and substance use disorders recently filed a suit against Tequesta claiming village zoning laws are discriminatory.

Appeals court sides with Miami Beach club owners on some of their claims in harassment suit against city

By Charmaine Little | Aug 30, 2018

MIAMI – The organizer and owners of a Miami Beach entertainment club were partially successful in their appeal of a Miami-Dade County Circuit Court decision to dismiss their lawsuit alleging the city of Miami Beach engaged in a campaign of harassment through the city's code enforcement department.

SEC claims two men helped raise more than $40 million in sale of fraudulent securities in oil, gas projects

By Charmaine Little | Aug 30, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE – The Securities and Exchange Commission recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida claiming two men helped raise millions of dollars by selling unregistered securities to hundreds of investors in violation of the Securities Act of 1933.

Time Warner gets summary judgment in appeals court amid claims it forced Cableview to sign settlement agreement

By Charmaine Little | Aug 25, 2018

A U.S. appeals court affirmed a summary judgment in favor of Time Warner Cable on an indemnity dispute against the company on August 23.

Advanced Cable Ties and American Elite Molding locked into another legal battle

By Charmaine Little | Aug 24, 2018

A leading cable tie manufacturer accuses a competitor of spreading false rumors the company hires undocumented workers.

Disney receives split decision in discrimination case

By Charmaine Little | Aug 23, 2018

JACKSONVILLE -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Aug. 17 affirmed in part, reversed in part, and vacated in part a summary judgment in favor of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts after nearly 50 families who have children with autism accused the park of violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Latin American electronics company wants arbitration agreement tossed out

By Charmaine Little | Aug 23, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE -- A Florida company hopes the U.S. States District Court for the Southern District of Florida will find an agreement to arbitrate void after the company was accused of abruptly ending a contract settlement.

Arbitrator can decide if arbitration is allowed in Spirit Airlines class action, appeals court rules

By Charmaine Little | Aug 22, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently affirmed a Florida district court decision that said an arbitrator is the correct party to determine if an agreement Spirit Airlines Inc. had with its $9 Fare Club members allowed class members to file a claim via arbitration.

Court denies condos' request to throw out PWS Environmental lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Jul 12, 2018

A Florida federal court denied a request by a group of condominium associations to dismiss an $800,000 lawsuit filed by a pressure washing company.

From Legal Newsline

Woman appeals dismissal of suit over Bed, Bath & Beyond pillows; She was offered refund before filing suit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Bed, Bath & Beyond’s legal matters with a customer who alleged it misled consumers continues as the woman challenged the court’s dismissal of her negligent misrepresentation case.

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.

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