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Court partially grants, denies summary judgment motions in lawsuit regarding stranger-originated life insurance

By Gabriel Neves | May 7, 2019

MIAMI – A lawsuit involving the estate of a deceased woman recently took an interesting turn when a bank and an insurance company were granted in part and denied in part summary judgment motions regarding life insurance policies on the woman.

Sony beats discrimination suit filed by two former employees of retail store

By Gabriel Neves | May 6, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently granted Sony Electronics' motion for summary judgment in a discrimination lawsuit filed by two former employees of a Sony retail store after they were terminated.

Assignment of benefits lawsuits continues to rise for eighth straight year, report says; Chamber backs reforms

By Gabriel Neves | Apr 2, 2019

TALLAHASSEE -- For the eighth straight year, assignment of benefits lawsuits accounted for more than half of all litigation against insurers in the state of Florida, as reported on a study by the Florida Justice Reform Institute.

Proposed new Florida law seeks to stop government agencies from suing people for making records requests

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 20, 2019

Government watchdogs and proponents of open access to government documents are applauding a recent move by the Florida House of Representatives to advance new legislation intended to block government agencies from suing people who are attempting to access public records.

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Neb. company fights subpoena in dispute over Fla. measure that would list governor candidates in a new way on ballots

By Gabriel Neves | Mar 18, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (Legal Newsline) – A software company is fighting a subpoena in a lawsuit over the constitutionality of a Florida statue that challenges the order of the names listed on the ballot for the gubernatorial election, saying the subpoena seeks the disclosure of confidential information.

Court quashes leave to amend complaint on Cat Cay Yacht Club damages case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

MIAMI — A yacht club and members of its board of directors who were being sued for damages have obtained a court victory.

Court denies Ford's motion requesting instruction in liability case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

MIAMI -- Automaker Ford has suffered a loss in court, after its motion requesting an adverse interference instruction on a liability case was denied.

Appeals court won't review case against construction firm and insurer, citing lack of jurisdiction

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 5, 2019

MIAMI — An appeals court will not review a lower court's clarification order in a lawsuit against the head of a construction company and insurance company for failing to defend the company from a tort claim.

Appeals court reverses order that denied fees to two South Florida attorneys in condo association dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 4, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH – Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal recently said the Palm Beach County Circuit Court erred when it denied a petition filed by two South Florida attorneys for fees regarding a condominium association dispute.

Court grants in part, denies in part motion to strike trust in Broward County hotel case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 1, 2019

A local investor and a company sued for unjust enrichment and tortious interference regarding the operation of a Broward County hotel had a motion to strike an inter vivos trust granted in part and denied in part.

Court denies motion for protective order regarding Medicare beneficiaries health information

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 1, 2019

A medical supplies company seeking to block the plaintiffs of a lawsuit from disseminating private health information from Medicare recipients has suffered a loss in court.

Foley & Lardner's Tampa office to receive award for pro bono work

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 18, 2019

The Tampa office of Foley & Lardner is the recipient of the 2019 Law Firm Commendation at the annual Pro Bono Awards ceremony on Feb. 7 at the Supreme Court of Florida, with the award being presented by Chief Justice Charles Canady.

Young Lawyers Section of Orange County Bar Association receives pro bono award

By Gabriel Neves | Jan 18, 2019

The Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) is being awarded with the 2019 Voluntary Bar Association Pro Bono Award, which will be will be presented during a ceremony on Feb. 7 at the Florida Supreme Court by Chief Justice Charles Canady.

Court affirms decision on child protective investigations case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 21, 2018

JACKSONVILLE -- A case of child protective investigations, conducted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), has resulted in a decision that sustains a district court ruling regarding government immunity held in court.

Court denies Comcast motion to compel arbitration in suit alleging sales rep badgered former customer

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 20, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently dismissed a motion to compel arbitration filed by cable giant Comcast Cable Communication LLC regarding a lawsuit filed by a former customer who claimed she was harassed by its salespeople in an attempt to regain her service.

Court denies motion to strike expert witness on a tortious interference case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 13, 2018

A judge denied a plaintiff's motion to have struck a signature-verification expert in a lawsuit over a contentious business deal and alleged forgery.

Carnival cruise ships loses footage of plaintiff allegedly slipping and falling on its ship

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 13, 2018

A judge has ordered sanctions ahead of a trial against the Carnival cruise ship company, which claims to have lost the footage of a woman allegedly slipping and falling near the buffet on one of its ships.

Judge dismisses lawsuit in fishing boat ownership dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 29, 2018

KEY WEST – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently dismissed a lawsuit alleging wrongful conduct and fraudulent misrepresentations in a dispute regarding the ownership of a sport fishing boat.

Court denies motion to compel health system to produce military records of nurse who allegedly assaulted patient

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 29, 2018

FORT MYERS – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently denied a motion to compel Lee Memorial Health System to produce of military records of an employee accused of assaulting a patient in a suit seeking damages for the plaintiff's mental pain and suffering, loss of capacity and medical expenses.

Court dismisses Ambrosia Treatment Centers' suit in claims dispute with Cigna

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 28, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH –Three South Florida substance abuse treatment centers suffered a setback in their dispute with a health insurance provider in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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