MIAMI — A federal court has ruled the girlfriend of deceased South Florida real estate mogul Mauricio Capuano can proceed with her conspiracy allegation against his estranged wife and nephew that involve an estate dispute over the sale of his $2.3 million Biscayne Bay property.
FORT MYERS — A Naples golf club that is suing its insurer over a dispute related to a Hurricane Irma damage claim, for which portions of the club's property are covered under its policy, has been denied its motion for partial judgment on the pleadings.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal judge has struck down a lawsuit filed by a former Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing employee who alleges the company violated his Family Medical Leave Act rights and he suffered discrimination based on his race and disability.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal court has denied Mid-Continent Insurance's request for a summary judgment in a case involving a Florida couple who allege the insurer's bad faith from an underlying construction defect lawsuit in which the insurance company refused to defend their insured builder Cronk Duch.
ORLANDO — A federal court has ruled that the plaintiffs in a breach of contract class action lawsuit whose cars were declared total losses by Geico Insurance are entitled to title and license plate transfer fees as part of the "actual cash value" replacement for their vehicles.
MIAMI — A federal judge has granted Broward County-based BeSweets Creations a default judgment as well as a permanent injunction in its "Sugarbearhair" trademark infringement case but has postponed the awarding of the company's proposed relief of $1,000 per unit of copy cat products that were sold.
ORLANDO — Walgreens has been granted its motion to dismiss one of four counts filed by a former employee who alleges she was fired and denied family medical leave requests to care for her disabled son because she reported violations and issues taking place at the store.
ORLANDO — A federal court has granted a motion to compel interrogatories and responses filed by Orange Lake Country Club in Kissimmee in a case involving a timeshare dispute with an 80-year old Illinois woman and her husband who is diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer's.
FORT MYERS — An Orlando landscaping company and an Englewood, Florida, restaurant have been denied a temporary restraining order as part of their efforts to stop the U.S. Department of Labor's "lottery selection process" for review of H-2B foreign worker applications.
ORLANDO — The federal government was granted its motion to dismiss a complaint filed by an Indian Harbour Beach, Florida, man who was prosecuted in the Netherlands for trafficking in child pornography and denied a petition for his Mexican citizen spouse to seek permanent residence status in the United States.
FORT MYERS — A federal court has dismissed a bad faith claim against Safeco Insurance Company filed by a Florida man who suffered severe injuries in a 2018 car crash he alleges were covered under his policy.
FORT MYERS — The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Fort Myers Division has rejected a magistrate judge's report and recommended in a case involving a Winn Dixie employee being denied her medical claims after an alcohol related vehicle crash.
MIAMI — A federal court has granted a Nashville company's claim of lack of personal jurisdiction dismissal in a lawsuit with a Fort Lauderdale data and network security company regarding trademark infringement.
MIAMI — A North Miami man suing his flood insurance carrier over a Hurricane Irma property damage claim dispute has lost his attempt to recover fees, court costs and interest as part of his alleged breach of insurance contract litigation.
MIAMI — A lawsuit filed by the mother of a disabled middle school student alleging the School Board of Miami-Dade County refuses to assign her son a paraprofessional has been dismissed by a federal judge who ruled she did not follow the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) "mandatory administrative process."
ORLANDO — A University of Central Florida adjunct professor and former JetBlue senior analyst has been denied an attempt to strike down a series of affirmative defenses in her suit against the airline, alleging she was fired because of her age and race.
MIAMI — A Miami man was denied his request for a protective order to prohibit a digital cryptocurrencies company's communication with class members in a suit involving the loss of more than $8 million in customer funds.