Mary Ann Magnell News

Tim Horton franchisees in contract dispute

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 11, 2018

Popular restaurant chain Tim Hortons accuses of a group of Michigan franchisees of not paying fees owed by a contract.

ADT sues alarm company to enforce settlement

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 3, 2018

Security company ADT says its owed more than $2 million as part of a settlement agreement with an alarm services business.

Produce supplier sues Miami-based Genaro Produce over unpaid bills

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

MIAMI – Buy Right Produce LLC recently filed a federal lawsuit under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) alleging Miami-based Genero Produce has not paid for produce it received from Buy Right.

Six months later, plaintiff claims moving van has yet to arrive with her belongings

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 16, 2018

GAINESVILLE — Trans United Van Lines is accused of failing to deliver a woman's belongings in California after picking them up in Florida on March 15.

Appeals court refuses to support alleged stalker's claims that a Florida college violated his civil rights

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 15, 2018

MIAMI — A U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a district court’s decision on Sept. 13 in a stalking case involving a student who claims Valencia College violated his civil rights by expelling him.

Boat-based ice cream shop sues Walton County to stay afloat

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 15, 2018

PENSACOLA — An ice cream retailer that sells frozen treats from an inflatable boat is asking a Florida district court to put a freeze on efforts by Walton County code enforcement to shut down the floating shop in the Gulf of Mexico.

Global CT, accused of fraud, operated in "Ponzi-like fashion"

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 15, 2018

PENSACOLA — A lawsuit was filed in the Northern District of Florida, Pensacola Division, on Sept. 11 against Global CT & PET Imaging and Rod D. Martin of Destin.

Plaintiff alleges generator manufacturer unfairly targets seniors and the disabled

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 15, 2018

Alleging a violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act, plaintiff LeRoy Thomas claims that Generac Holdings unfairly targets seniors and people with disabilities who need their generators in medical emergencies.

Former Escambia High School football coach sues superintendent for racial discrimination

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 1, 2018

PENSACOLA — The former head football coach at Escambia High School has filed a lawsuit against Escambia Schools Superintendent Malcolm Thomas alleging racial discrimination and harassment.

Lawn service sues competitor for allegedly stealing its 'Integrity' trademark

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 1, 2018

TAMPA — Integrity Services of Tampa Bay is suing a competitor, alleging it adopted "a confusingly similar trademark" to the plaintiff's lawn and pest control business.

Escambia County School Board sued for allegedly withholding overtime for former employee

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 1, 2018

A former financial analyst for the Escambia County School District seeks to recover alleged unpaid minimum wages and overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Tempur-Pedic sues Mattress Firm for "copying the look and feel" of luxury mattress

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 1, 2018

TAMPA — Tempur-Pedic has filed a lawsuit against Mattress Firm for allegedly duping customers by "copying the look and feel" of the luxury mattress brand.

Appeals court says building materials company should be dismissed from mesothelioma case

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 6, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH –A Florida appeals court recently reversed a trial court’s order that denied the dismissal of a company’s responsibility in a mesothelioma case due to lack of jurisdiction.

Appellate court rules media entitled to more Parkland shooting video, but delays release

By Mary Ann Magnell | Aug 1, 2018

An appellate court allowed the release of additional video footage of the February 14 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, but later delayed the decision.

New trial ordered in negligence suit against doctor in patient's death at detox center

By Mary Ann Magnell | Jul 31, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal recently reversed a jury’s verdict that found a physician was negligent in his supervision of an advanced practice nurse practitioner (ARNP) and ordered a new trial in the suit related to a patient’s death at a drug detoxification facility.

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