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Florida Supreme Court says LMHS Lien Law violates state Constitution

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 2, 2019

The Supreme Court of Florida upheld a district court ruling that the LMHS Lien Law violates the Florida Constitution.

Court denies Eleventh Amendment immunity to sheriff's office

By Tomas Kassahun | Jan 1, 2019

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is not entitled to Eleventh Amendment immunity when conducting child-protective investigations.

Court rules against teacher applicant who refused drug test

By Tomas Kassahun | Dec 30, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled against a woman who was denied a substitute teacher position because she refused to take a drug test.

Philip Morris loses appeal in wrongful death lawsuit

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 26, 2018

A widow will receive a new trial in her wrongful death lawsuit against Philip Morris.

Florida court rules against promoter of boxing superstar

By Tomas Kassahun | Sep 22, 2018

MIAMI — Florida's Third District Court of Appeal KO'ed a trial court’s decision to award $8.5 million to All Star, Inc., the former promoter for boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez.

SEC suit claims Kentucky man illegally solicited investors in oil, gas ventures

By Tomas Kassahun | Aug 22, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently filed a lawsuit claiming a Kentucky man carried out illegal broker activities and earned more than $600,000 in commissions in the sale of unregistered securities in oil and gas projects.

Recycling company sues insurance company over fire damage claim

By Tomas Kassahun | Aug 21, 2018

BHS Scrap and Recycle recently filed a lawsuit against Scottsdale Insurance Company in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida in a dispute over an insurance settlement regarding a fire at a BHS facility in Hollywood.

Florida man seeking $17 million in suit against Saudi royal family

By Tomas Kassahun | Aug 21, 2018

MIAMI – A Florida man recently filed a suit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida seeking more that $17 million from Saudi Arabia and members of the royal family.

Father, son argue they're not liable in domain dispute

By Tomas Kassahun | Aug 21, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE -- A father and son who own a vacation property at Bimini Sands Resort and Marina in South Bimini, Bahamas are fighting to clear their name from a domain name dispute.

Former federal prisoner sues US government for failing to treat his infection

By Tomas Kassahun | Jul 31, 2018

A man who was in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and his wife recently filed a lawsuit against the United States government for allegedly failing to treat an infection.

BioMatrix suit claims insurance company discriminated against hemophilia patients

By Tomas Kassahun | Jul 31, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE – Florida-based BioMatrix Specialty Pharmacy LLC recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Horizon Healthcare Services for allegedly discriminating and refusing to pay for hemophilia medications.

MGM claims no liability in Las Vegas mass shooting

By Tomas Kassahun | Jul 31, 2018

MGM Resorts International asked a federal court on July 17 to limit its liability for deaths and injuries arising from last year's mass shooting at the at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas.

Plaintiffs in class action case claim Fidelity, Armed Forces Financial Network are withholding documents on ATM fees

By Tomas Kassahun | Jul 28, 2018

In a class-action lawsuit involving Fidelity National Information Services, Fidelity Integrated Financial Solutions and Armed Forces Financial Network, plaintiffs allege that ATM fees are inflated for consumers and independent ATM operators.

Vision Power sues Midnight Express Power Boats, alleging speedboat console dislodged

By Tomas Kassahun | Jul 27, 2018

Vision Power is seeking monetary damages, claiming that Midnight Express Speedboat's center console dislodged as the luxury craft 'was being towed under normal towing procedures.'

Geico alleges marine diesel company's negligence caused fire

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 25, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE -- Geico Marine Insurance Company has filed a lawsuit against Smith & Wick Marine Diesel, Inc., a marine diesel service company that performs mechanical services for motor vessels.

Broward County librarian alleges disability discrimination

By Tomas Kassahun | Apr 25, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE -- A former librarian has filed a lawsuit against Broward County, alleging discriminating against her due to her disability.

Federal court dismisses case against Bed Bath & Beyond

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 19, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has dismissed allegations against Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. over pillowcases a customer purchased and believed were not as advertised.

Court upholds ruling to dismiss allegations against lenders, Bank of America

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 16, 2018

ATLANTA -- The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling to dismiss allegations against Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, Bank of America and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems.

11th Circuit upholds ruling against tobacco companies in COPD case

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 14, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has upheld a jury award in the case of a woman who sued three tobacco companies claiming smoking their cigarettes caused chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Appeals court remands case of man who claims he was hit by a plane

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 6, 2018

DAYTONA BEACH — The Florida Fifth District Court of Appeals has ordered the trial court to review the case of Roger Niehaus against Dennis Dixon.

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