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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.

4th District Court of Appeal dismisses voluntary arbitration appeal

By Charmaine Little | Sep 15, 2017

The 4th District Court of Appeal has dismissed a case involving voluntary binding arbitration based on Florida statutes, according to a recent opinion.

Class-action member fights attorney's fees in $9.7 million settlement involving ACE USA Inc.

By Charmaine Little | Sep 12, 2017

A class member in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lawsuit has ruffled feathers as he challenged the attorney’s fees requested in a $9.7 million settlement.

Florida Supreme Court remands case involving incapacitated person's right to marry

By Charmaine Little | Sep 8, 2017

The Florida Supreme Court has quashed the decision of a lower court in a case concerning whether a marriage can be voided, according to an Aug. 31 court opinion.

Dispute over divorced couple's assets continues after ruling by Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal

By Charmaine Little | Jul 24, 2017

A divorced couple is still having trouble with divvying up their assets, according to a July 5 opinion by the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeals.

4th District Court of Appeal remands case involving testimony of nicotine addiction

By Charmaine Little | Jul 12, 2017

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — The 4th District Court of Appeal has remanded a case in which a trial court didn't allow testimony of a woman's addiction to nicotine.

Fi-Pompano Rehab can compel arbitration, appeals court says

By Charmaine Little | Jul 12, 2017

BROWARD COUNTY — The 4th District Court of Appeal has remanded a case in which a rehab center was seeking to compel arbitration, according to the July 5 opinion.

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