A federal judge who stated his ruling demonstrates the "consequences" of pro se litigation has ordered a Lake Worth woman and her family suing Royal Caribbean Cruises over the death of their daughter to pay for attorney fees and costs due to their "abuse" of the court system.
Several Florida residents who filed a class action suit against Galiano Restaurant and its corporate manager alleging they were paid about $2 an hour in violation of minimum wage laws were denied a summary judgment due to "shortfalls" in their documentation of tips and hours.
FORT MYERS — A Fort Myers registered sexual offender was denied his appeal in his pro se litigation against a Florida-based manufacturer of electronic monitoring devices alleging a defect in his ankle monitor caused "false alerts" to be sent to his probation officer.
MIAMI — A federal court has ruled that a Deerfield Beach propane supplier being sued by a former employee for allegedly not being paid for 1,566 hours of overtime pay can't present evidence of his brandishing a firearm at another employee as part of the case.
MIAMI — A Hialeah walk-in cooler manufacturer who is suing a Port Charlotte commercial refrigerator supplier over trademark infringement for using the "Americooler" and "Coolstructures" name and who also faces trademark counterclaims was partly granted its motion to those allegations.
MIAMI — A federal court has ruled that plaintiffs in a class action suit against a Boca Raton benefits company alleging they were sent text messages without their consent can't collect more than a $60 million final consent judgment settlement from the company's insurer.
WEST PALM BEACH – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied an insurer's motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by a Fort Lauderdale dentist who claimed he was denied part of his disability claim after he allegedly injured his back while accidentally stepping into a pothole.
MIAMI — A federal judge has denied a Miami Electronic Health Records (EHR) developer's request to withdraw the federal claims it filed against the owners of several Florida companies alleged to have copied its software design, stating it would be a "disservice" to the defendants in the case and "destroy subject matter jurisdiction."
MIAMI — A federal court has ruled that a woman suing the Carnival Corporation will be permitted to present evidence about the cruise line losing her X-rays taken by the ship's medical personnel after she slipped and fell down a set of stairs during a 2016 cruise.
JACKSONVILLE — Two Jacksonville women who were fired after they video recorded a patient in distress at a local gynecological and abortion clinic being loaded into an ambulance while on the clock at a Jacksonville radiation therapy center and then shared it on an anti-abortion website, were told by a federal judge they lacked evidence to move forward with their religious discrimination claims.
FORT MYERS — Two Florida residents who filed a class action suit against their insurer in which they challenge the "methodology for valuation of total loss claims" won a partial legal victory as a federal judge upheld their claim of civil conspiracy.
FORT MYERS – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently denied a motion for summary judgment requested by the owners of Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in a lawsuit filed by a woman alleging negligence after she slipped and fell on a wet tile floor in the resort's open air lounge.
Miami real estate developer Pedro Antonio Martin received a legal victory in his long-running litigation battles with his alleged mistress after a federal judge, who has presided throughout her case against Martin, granted his request to stop her from seeking any relief in the Florida Southern District.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has overturned a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, clearing the way for the Internal Revenue Service to proceed with an injunction against a Sarasota medical practice that has failed to pay federal employment taxes for nearly 10 years, despite facing IRS levies and liens.
FORT MYERS — A Florida woman alleging she was the victim of a sexual assault while a patient at Lee Memorial's Cape Coral Hospital had her motion to conduct attorney led voir dire and to allow contemporaneous transmission testimony from her psychologist, struck down by a federal court.
FORT MYERS — A federal court has thrown out allegations by a Fort Myers man whose car was towed and allegedly called a racial epithet at a local hotel, causing him to claim civil rights violations and discrimination.
FORT MYERS — A federal court has given a Florida woman leave to amend her product liability case against an implantable blood clot device maker after declaring her allegations fail to show specific violations committed by each defendant.
FORT MYERS — A federal court has ruled a disabled Florida man's complaint that a Naples Marathon Gas Station had "physical barriers" and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violations were not a "sufficient basis for judgment" while denying his motion for entry of judgment after default.