U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida News

Garden of Gulf Cove Property Owners’ member gets another chance to prove assessment payment

By Dawn Geske | May 21, 2018

FORT MYERS. Fla -- A motion to dismiss a case over an alleged defrauding of a member of a property owners’ association’s home was denied in part and granted in part by District Judge Sherri Polster Chappell in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Fort Myers Division.

C.R. Bard hit with hernia mesh lawsuit

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 29, 2018

A St. Johns County couple is suing the manufacturer of surgery products for allegedly implanting defective devices.

Palmetto securities law attorney among defendants in fraud case

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 29, 2018

FORT MYERS - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a motion to restrain and enjoin defendants accused of violating federal securities laws.

Polk County motorcyclist files suit against USPS for accident injuries

By Amanda Thomas | Apr 28, 2018

TAMPA — A Polk County motorcyclist has filed a lawsuit against the United States Postal Service (USPS) for the injuries he sustained as a result of an automobile accident in Lakeland.

Federal judge denies Orlando man's request for class certification in mold case

By Richard Jones | Jun 13, 2017

ORLANDO — A federal judge has denied a motion for class certification in a dispute between an Orlando man and a property management company, saying that the plaintiff failed to identify a relevant common question.

Federal judge remands Social Security case

By Richard Jones | Jun 12, 2017

FORT MYERS — A federal judge has overturned an appeals court decision issued by the Commissioner of the Social Security Administration denying a Florida woman’s request for supplemental insurance benefits.

US District Court judge issues ruling in bad faith claim

By Richard Jones | Jun 5, 2017

ORLANDO — Judge Roy Dalton of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida has remanded a bad faith insurance case back to the 9th Circuit Court of Florida.

Middle District court pushes parties to streamline pre-trial motions

By Richard Jones | May 17, 2017

FORT MYERS — A federal judge has denied a host of motions in a contentious case in which allegations of copyright violations are mixed with claims of fictitious military service.

Bloomin' Brands restaurant managers allege they were not paid overtime wages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 16, 2017

TAMPA – A California woman and a Maryland man have filed a class action against a Tampa-based business over allegations that they did not receive overtime pay.

Federal judge rules against Verizon claim for sanctions

By Richard Jones | May 15, 2017

ORLANDO — A federal judge has denied a request by Verizon Communications and Verizon Florida to issue sanctions against a Florida woman who claimed the company violated debt collection and credit reporting laws.

Consumer files suit against Enhanced Recovery Co. over calls meant for sister

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 15, 2017

ORLANDO – A Lutz man alleges he was harassed by calls from a debt collector in its attempts to reach a family member.

District court judge allows bad faith claim against Starr Indemnity & Liability to move forward

By Richard Jones | May 12, 2017

TAMPA — A U.S. district court has issued an order denying a motion for dismissal in favor of Tampa-area brothers who filed an insurance claim following a fire in a building they owned.

Federal judge denies summary judgment motions in insurance case

By Richard Jones | May 11, 2017

TAMPA — A U.S. district judge has denied motions by both the plaintiffs and defendants in a Florida woman’s bad faith lawsuit against an automobile insurer.

Motorist claims State Farm failed to pay benefits after collision

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 2, 2017

TAMPA – A Pasco County, motor vehicle driver is suing an insurance company, citing alleged breach of contract by refusing to pay automobile insurance benefits.

Consumer claims Synchrony Bank continued to call him after he requested calls to stop

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 2, 2017

JACKSONVILLE – A Cape Coral consumer is suing a bank in Utah for alleged violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Photographer alleges StartupBros unlawfully used photo

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 24, 2017

ORLANDO – A Palm Harbor business is accused of unlawfully using a photograph to advertise its business.

Man alleges HRS Hotels LLC property isn't compliant with ADA regulations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 24, 2017

ORLANDO – A disabled Broward County man claims a Brevard County hotel has barriers that restricted his access to the property.

Ignite Payments LLC alleged to have sent junk faxes to Napa Auto Care of Cape Coral

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 21, 2017

TAMPA – A California limited liability company is accused of sending unsolicited faxes.

MyRaceRagz accused of unlawfully using photographer's work

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 21, 2017

TAMPA – A South Carolina photographer alleges a Clearwater apparel company used one of his photographs without authorization.

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. and Carrabba’s Italian Grill face class action over wage allegations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 20, 2017

ORLANDO – A New York woman has filed suit against Carrabba's Italian Grill alleging she is owed unpaid wages.

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