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

Woman allegedly fired for being pregnant has days to file amended complaint, federal judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Feb 19, 2019

A woman who claims she was fired in 2016 for being pregnant has days to file her another amended complaint after the first two were dismissed, the second because she sued the wrong defendant, according to a federal judge's recent order.

U.S. court delivers split decision on attorney fees case

By Charmaine Little | Feb 15, 2019

MIAMI -- A federal court has granted in part and denied in part a motion by sheriff Scott Israel and captain Wayne Adkins to assess costs against USA Entertainment Group Inc. and motion to stay in its lawsuit against USA Entertainment and the city of Pompano Beach.

ADT granted partial summary judgment in lawsuit with competitor

By Charmaine Little | Feb 14, 2019

MIAMI -- ADT's motion for summary judgment against its alarm system competitor Alder Holdings LLC's counterclaims against it was granted in part and denied in part Feb. 7 by U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Chanel granted default judgment in trademark counterfeiting and infringement suit

By Charmaine Little | Feb 13, 2019

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently granted Chanel Inc's motion for entry of final default judgment in its trademark and counterfeiting lawsuit against BestAAAChanel.org and other defendants.

Court grants summary judgment to apartment renovator in dispute involving oral contract

By Charmaine Little | Feb 8, 2019

MIAMI -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has granted summary judgment for an asset management company being sued for breach of contract after failing to come to a written agreement with a fund manager.

Court denies Ford's motion requesting instruction in liability case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 7, 2019

MIAMI -- Automaker Ford has suffered a loss in court, after its motion requesting an adverse interference instruction on a liability case was denied.

Court grants in part, denies in part motion to strike trust in Broward County hotel case

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 1, 2019

A local investor and a company sued for unjust enrichment and tortious interference regarding the operation of a Broward County hotel had a motion to strike an inter vivos trust granted in part and denied in part.

Court denies motion for protective order regarding Medicare beneficiaries health information

By Gabriel Neves | Feb 1, 2019

A medical supplies company seeking to block the plaintiffs of a lawsuit from disseminating private health information from Medicare recipients has suffered a loss in court.

Cell phone distributor loses bid to dismiss counterclaim in breach of contract case

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 24, 2019

A wireless company has been denied a motion to dismiss a counterclaim against them in a breach of contract dispute.

Courts grant Adidas judgement in counterfeit internet sales case

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 20, 2019

Adidas found some 85 internet companies selling fake labeled products via e-Bay, Amazon and other well-known websites.

Court dismisses defamation case filed by homeless man against Lauderhill Police

By Takesha Thomas | Jan 20, 2019

A district judge has dismissed a complaint filed by a homeless man who filed a defamation claim against the Lauderhill Police Department.

Bitcoin co-founder fails to convince court to entirely dismiss case

By Charmaine Little | Jan 17, 2019

MIAMI -- A co-developer of Bitcoin who faces a lawsuit managed to get only a portion of the case dismissed Dec. 27 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Miami-based federal judge orders Florida Patriot National shareholders' class action transferred to New York

By Karen Kidd | Jan 15, 2019

MIAMI – The U.S. District court for the Southern District of Florida recently ordered that a Florida class action on behalf of shareholders in a Florida-based outsourcing company that emerged from Chapter 11 last year be transferred to a federal court in New York.

Bankruptcy appeal dismissed for lack of jurisdiction amid firing of popular music producer

By Charmaine Little | Jan 11, 2019

MIAMI -- A bankruptcy appeal was dismissed due to a lack of jurisdiction Dec. 27 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Court rules to disqualify law firm as counsel in Horizon Healthcare payment claims case

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jan 9, 2019

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has granted a motion to disqualify a law firm from representing plaintiffs in a case involving alleged wrongful denial of payment claims.

U.S. district court grants motion to dismiss First Amendment retaliation complaint

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Jan 9, 2019

MIAMI -- The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has granted a deputy’s motion to dismiss a First Amendment retaliation complaint against him in a case involving the alleged unlawful conduct of an airline passenger.

Vero Beach attorney disbarred following bank fraud conviction

By Karen Kidd | Dec 28, 2018

Vero Beach real estate attorney Eric Brett Granitur has been disbarred following a Dec. 13 Florida Supreme Court order and his conviction by a federal jury last summer on bank fraud charges, according to an announcement by The Florida Bar.

Coral Gables attorney disbarred following alleged noncompliance with suspension conditions

By K. Barrett Bilali | Dec 27, 2018

Suspended Coral Gables attorney Aldo Guillermo Busot Jr. has been disbarred following a Dec. 21 Florida Supreme Court order for allegedly failing to comply with the conditions of his suspension handed down earlier this year, according to an announcement by The Florida Bar.

Telemundo may continue to use 'El Cabo' during dispute with Caracol, federal judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Dec 26, 2018

Telemundo Television Studios may continue to use the telenovela character "El Cabo" during ongoing litigation with Caracol Television, a federal judge ruled last week.

Judge makes recommendations about motions in Hunters Run condo association case

By Karen Kidd | Dec 26, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH – A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently recommended granting parts of motions filed in litigation between a real estate agency and two property owner associations over condominium properties in the Palm Beach County community of Hunters Run.

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