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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.

Federal judge grants magicJack's motion to dismiss shareholder suit

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 28, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – The company behind magicJack, a device that plugs into a computer allowing the user to make phone calls via the internet, recently was granted its motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit brought by a shareholder accusing the company of misrepresentation regarding a newly acquired company.

Court denies Progressive insurance's motion to end legal dispute over 11-year-old hit by car

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 28, 2018

Insurance company Progressive failed to obtain summary judgment in a lawsuit over a 2008 crash between a car and a child on a scooter.

Cruise ship company exculpated of some claims in man's lawsuit over spine injuries in Hawaii

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 28, 2018

A man who suffered spinal injuries while on a walk on the Hawaii seashore has had some claims against his cruise ship company dismissed in a court appeal.

The Florida Bar seeks a public member for its governing board

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 24, 2018

The Florida Bar is seeking a member of the public to become a part of its governing board.

Appeals court remands part of summary judgment in dispute over real estate commissions

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 15, 2018

LAKELAND – A group of real estate brokers recently had a summary judgment on two sales appeals affirmed in part and reversed in part.

Deaf man may sue over Hallandale Beach's lack of closed captioning on website

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 4, 2018

A deaf Florida resident may sue the city of Hallandale Beach for not adding closed captioning to videos on its public website, a federal appeals court ruled.

Federal court denies health care company's motion to dismiss lack-of-care lawsuit

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 19, 2018

FORT MYERS – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently denied a motion by the health care company providing services to Lee County Jail to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the firm deliberately failed to provide health care and breach of contract with the county.

Judge denies FTC motion to reinstate freeze on call center company's assets

By Gabriel Neves | Sep 18, 2018

FORT MYERS – The Federal Trade Commission recently suffered a loss in a dispute with a call center company when the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida denied a motion to reinstate a freeze on the company's assets.

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