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

Court denies US motion to dismiss Air Force veteran's suit claiming false

By Charmaine Little | Oct 16, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied a U.S. government motion to dismiss suit filed by an Air Force veteran claiming unlawful imprisonment and negligence.

Developer promised citizenship for investment money, Chinese immigrants claim

By Danielle Pacey | Oct 13, 2018

A group of Chinese immigrants accuse the founder of the South Atlantic Regional Center of bilking them out of money for investments in return for work visas.

Federal judge declines to throw out lawsuit over injuries caused by severe turbulence

By Chandra Lye | Oct 13, 2018

A federal court declined to throw out parts of two passengers' lawsuit against a Spanish airline.

Florida resident must provide more information in Colombian construction company dispute

By Chandra Lye | Oct 11, 2018

A Florida resident must produce several documents related to his lawsuit alleging misappropriation of funds, a federal judge ruled.

Tim Horton franchisees in contract dispute

By Mary Ann Magnell | Oct 11, 2018

Popular restaurant chain Tim Hortons accuses of a group of Michigan franchisees of not paying fees owed by a contract.

Florida Gun Show sues Fort Lauderdale after city cancels gun shows

By Danielle Pacey | Oct 9, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE – Florida Gun Shows Inc. recently filed a complaint against the city of Fort Lauderdale in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida alleging violations of freedom of speech and equal protection after the city canceled its gun shows.

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.

Federal court throws out fraud suit against oil company owner

By Chandra Lye | Oct 3, 2018

A federal judge threw out a lawsuit accusing an oil exploration company of misleading investors.

Federal court throws out claims against Volkswagen over suspension system

By Chandra Lye | Oct 3, 2018

A federal court dismissed several claims against Volkswagen over alleged suspension system defects in some of its CC model cars.

Produce supplier sues Miami-based Genaro Produce over unpaid bills

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 25, 2018

MIAMI – Buy Right Produce LLC recently filed a federal lawsuit under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) alleging Miami-based Genero Produce has not paid for produce it received from Buy Right.

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.

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.

Legal battle over 'Bad Moms' trademark continues

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 6, 2018

The company who distributed the film "Bad Moms" is embroiled in a legal battle with a Florida women's based networking group with the same name.

Federal court rejects doctor's request to disqualify opposing law firm

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 30, 2018

A federal judge rejected a doctor's request to disqualify opposing counsel in a case over alleged retaliation by the Florida Department of Health.

Federal court sets aside judgment against yacht owner

By Asia Mayfield | Aug 30, 2018

The owner of a yacht will not immediately face a $230,000 judgment over a crew member's lawsuit, a federal judge ruled.

2 companies linked to defective revolvers ordered to hand over documents

By John Breslin | Aug 21, 2018

MIAMI -- Two companies accused of manufacturing defective revolvers imported into the United States have been ordered to produce documents they allege are privileged.

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