Sandra Lane News

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."

Judges dismisses some claims made by North Miami officer in his suit regarding dismissal after police shooting

By Sandra Lane | Jul 30, 2018

MIAMI – A judge in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently agreed to dismiss several counts in a lawsuit filed by a North Miami Police Department commander who was dismissed from the force following a police-involved shooting.

Federal court upholds denial of insurance claims after nightclub shootings

By Sandra Lane | Jul 28, 2018

Trial established that coverage did not extend to a bar or nightclub, which is where the two men worked.

Judge gives mixed decision on allowing documents in upcoming employment trial involving Miami-Dade County

By Sandra Lane | Jul 28, 2018

County employee dismissed from her job sought to present information on unemployment compensation and cell phone records.

Judge rules on attorney fees, post-judgment discovery requests in long-running patent infringement case

By Sandra Lane | Jul 25, 2018

ORLANDO – An ongoing dispute between two engineering companies regarding a patent infringement case has resulted in several back and forth efforts to fulfill discovery requests and determine who pays for attorneys’ fees.

Lawsuit against Ford by Shelby Mustang owners progresses

By Sandra Lane | Jul 23, 2018

Ford Motor Company will face some claims by drivers alleging the 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350 is not safe for racetrack.

Florida appeals court supports order for discovery in case over ownership of $13M

By Sandra Lane | May 3, 2018

MIAMI — The Florida 3rd District Court of Appeal on April 18 affirmed a discovery order in a lawsuit to determine the owner of more than $13 million held in the Miami branch of a South American bank.

Appeals court upholds NLRB’s ruling approving union election for Martha’s Vineyard bus drivers

By Sandra Lane | Apr 23, 2018

ATLANTA -- The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled it was well within the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to overrule objections of Transit Connection, Inc. (TCI) and declare that a vote by the company’s bus drivers to allow union representation was valid.

Haas Automation still liable in 2 out of 3 cases involving auction of Golden Beach homes

By Sandra Lane | Apr 14, 2018

MIAMI — The Florida Third District Court of Appeals in Miami gave a multi-faceted ruling on April 4 in response to an appeal from the Circuit Court for Miami-Dade County involving three related lawsuits resulting from the sale of two oceanfront properties.

Florida appeals court denies Amerisure’s request for review of decision

By Sandra Lane | Apr 13, 2018

MIAMI -- A three-judge panel in the Florida Third District Court of Appeal upheld on April 4 the trial court’s ruling that denied Amerisure Insurance Company’s motion to dismiss a suit brought by Lazaro Rodriquez.

Court tosses ruling saying legally blind man not responsible for individually signed promissory note

By Sandra Lane | Apr 12, 2018

LAKELAND — The decision of a lower court that negated the claim of Monique M. Agia and Lisa Agia, co-trustees of the Agia Children Irrevocable Trust, against Fareed Ossi concerning a promissory note Ossi signed, was reversed by the Florida Second District Court of Appeals on April 6.

Florida appeals court orders dismissal of foreclosure case

By Sandra Lane | Apr 11, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH --- The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal has ordered a trial court in Tampa to enter an order of involuntary dismissal concerning a suit filed against Isaiah and Shatika Spencer to foreclose on their home.

From Legal Newsline

Herbalife seeks dismissal of RICO class action

By Sandra Lane | Apr 9, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Herbalife International, a global multi-level marketing corporation, on Dec. 22 filed a motion to dismiss a legal action filed against the company that alleged violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

From Legal Newsline

Judge rules for EEOC, which sued on behalf of security guard who couldn't walk a beat

By Sandra Lane | Apr 9, 2018

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A motion to dismiss an EEOC lawsuit against a security systems company over allegations of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act was denied on Dec. 18 by Judge Bernard A. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Southern Division.

Court says man's inability to pay filing fee doesn't mean appeal in Target case can't proceed

By Sandra Lane | Apr 8, 2018

MIAMI -- A three-judge panel in the Florida Third District Court of Appeals has approved the petition of Shane Burnett in his quest to obtain certiorari review of an order from a lower court concerning allegations lodged against him by Target Department Stores.

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