Sandra Lane News

Haitian festival organizers claim city officials sabotaged event

By Sandra Lane | Oct 13, 2018

Organizers of Piman Fest, a Haitian music festival, accused the city of Lauderhill of preventing them from holding their festival.

Class action suit accuses JetBlue of deceptive trade practices in sale of travel insurance

By Sandra Lane | Oct 11, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE – A Florida woman recently filed a class action suit against JetBlue Airways claiming deceptive trade practices and unjust enrichment regarding the airline's sale of travel insurance.

Federal judge upholds class action settlement with Godiva Chocolatier

By Sandra Lane | Oct 11, 2018

A class action settlement between Godiva Chocolatier Inc. and an aggrieved customer will continue, a federal appeals court ruled.

Teletronics' bankruptcy petition fails

By Sandra Lane | Oct 11, 2018

A communications company failed a bid to claim Chapter 11 bankruptcy protections.

Florida owner of damaged yacht sues Lloyd’s for failure to honor marine insurance policy

By Sandra Lane | Oct 10, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE – A Florida-based company that owns yacht that sustained damage due to engine failure and heavy winds while sailing in the Bahamas recently filed suit against Lloyd’s of London for breach of contract alleging the company failed to pay for damages as agreed in a marine insurance policy.

Florida company was trying to force Croatian music fest promoter to sign deal, lawyer says

By Sandra Lane | Oct 8, 2018

MIAMI – A nine-person jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently found that Worldwide Entertainment Group Inc., promoters of the Ultra Miami Music Festival, had intentionally set out to defraud Adria MM Productions Ltd. by taking over a music festival promoted by Adria and confiscating the proceeds.

Sports bar must stop using 'sandbar' name and logo

By Sandra Lane | Oct 3, 2018

In a legal battle between two sports bars, one retained the right to use a popular name and logo.

Palm Beach Gardens company files negligence suit after three of its boats are damaged in Bahamas accident

By Sandra Lane | Sep 26, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – A Palm Beach Gardens company recently filed a federal lawsuit claiming three of its boats were damaged during the attempted docking of another vessel in the Bahamas.

Judge denies defendants' request for summary judgment in insurance policy fraud case

By Sandra Lane | Sep 25, 2018

MIAMI – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied a motion for summary judgment requested by two defendants in a lawsuit involving the fraudulent sale of a portfolio of life insurance policies.

Federal judge denies four of five requests from alleged victim of energy-saving scam

By Sandra Lane | Sep 23, 2018

MIAMI – Judge Darrin P. Gayles of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, ruled on Sept. 13 in favor of InTrust Bank in a case involving alleged fraudulent sales of air conditioners.

Bankers' protest of defendant’s witnesses rebuffed by federal judge

By Sandra Lane | Sep 22, 2018

Bankers sue insurance company for not providing proper liability coverage. Judge Edwin G. Torres, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, reviewed such a motion on Sept. 12 in a lawsuit filed by a bank, seeking damages for an insurance company’s failure to provide the proper liability insurance

Federal judge throws out four of five allegations of negligence against Wells Fargo Bank

By Sandra Lane | Sep 22, 2018

MIAMI – A lawsuit filed against Wells Fargo Bank alleging malfeasance in allowing fraudulent bank deposits to continue for an extended period of time was dismissed on Sept. 11 by U.S. District Judge Darrin P. Gayles.

Federal judge orders Florida election officials to provide Puerto Ricans with Spanish language voting information

By Sandra Lane | Sep 22, 2018

GAINESVILLE — A federal judge has ordered Florida election officials to provide Puerto Rican residents with Spanish-language voting information in a ruling that will affect 32 Sunshine State counties that conduct English-only elections.

Sexual assault victim granted more time to compile evidence for lawsuit against Cape Coral Hospital

By Sandra Lane | Sep 21, 2018

A federal judge will allow a woman more time to conduct depositions to prove her sexual assault case.

Insurance company not liable for loss on Bahamas construction project, federal judge rules

By Sandra Lane | Sep 21, 2018

An insurance company does not have to provide coverage to an interior design company involved in a lawsuit.

Federal judge denies requests for summary judgment in dispute over use of trademark in promoting music festivals

By Sandra Lane | Sep 11, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied requests for summary judgment requested by two entertainment companies concerning a dispute over the use of a trademark to promote music events.

Pulse Evolution accused of stock fraud in lawsuit

By Sandra Lane | Sep 4, 2018

A Jacksonville man asked a federal court to call a grand jury to investigate stock fraud.

Florida appeals court reverses trial court decision favoring deceased’s mother

By Sandra Lane | Sep 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – A Florida appeals court has reversed a lower trial court favoring the mother of a patient who died at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

Florida court of appeal upholds ruling that Blue Sky Games are slot machines

By Sandra Lane | Sep 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida First District Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that two games of chance installed by Gator Coin at adult businesses are indeed slot machines.

Willis Insurance sues Alliant Insurance, alleging unlawful raid on employees, clients

By Sandra Lane | Aug 4, 2018

Willis Insurance Service alleges competitor Alliant Insurance is "attempting to steal millions of dollars in revenue."

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