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

Court denies motion to strike expert witness on a tortious interference case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 13, 2018

A judge denied a plaintiff's motion to have struck a signature-verification expert in a lawsuit over a contentious business deal and alleged forgery.

Elderly property owners' case against Miami-Dade County over noise reduction wall gets tossed

By Charmaine Little | Dec 13, 2018

Homeowners who allege they have been left with devalued properties after Miami-Dade County reneged on a deal to buy their houses had their case dismissed by the U.S. District for the Southern District of Florida.

Court says hospital can use plaintiff's experts on its behalf in negligence lawsuit

By Charmaine Little | Dec 12, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied a motion to bar a Florida medical center from using plaintiff's expert witnesses on its behalf in medical negligence suit.

Court dismisses computer fraud suit that alleged man stole information to benefit his own business

By Charmaine Little | Dec 11, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida sided with a man being sued for allegedly stealing a former employer’s protected information to benefit his own business, partially dismissing several claims in the suit in the court's Dec. 10 ruling by U.S. District Judge Darrin P. Gayles.

Royal Caribbean's negligence allegedly caused honeymooner's fatal zip line incident

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

MIAMI -- A popular cruise line faces a negligence lawsuit after a honeymooning couple’s zip line excursion ended with the husband’s death. His surviving wife sued Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division.

Judge denies requests for summary judgment from both sides in suit claiming law firm violated family leave act

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 6, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied motions from both parties in a lawsuit in which an attorney claimed the law firm she worked for violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Court denies lawn company's motion for relief from final judgment in in case alleging failure to pay overtime

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 6, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida recently denied a lawn maintenance company's motion for relief from final judgment in a case that alleged the company failed to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Court denies Progressive insurance's motion to end legal dispute over 11-year-old hit by car

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 28, 2018

Insurance company Progressive failed to obtain summary judgment in a lawsuit over a 2008 crash between a car and a child on a scooter.

Cruise ship company exculpated of some claims in man's lawsuit over spine injuries in Hawaii

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 28, 2018

A man who suffered spinal injuries while on a walk on the Hawaii seashore has had some claims against his cruise ship company dismissed in a court appeal.

Judge recommends dismissing suit against Miami-Dade County in excessive force case

By John Breslin | Nov 26, 2018

MIAMI – A federal magistrate judge recently recommended the dismissal a damage suit that claimed excessive use of force by a police officer and alleged Miami-Dade County failed to provide proper training to its police officers.

Former Miami-Dade corrections officer files discrimination, civil rights suit

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 24, 2018

A former employee of the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Metro West Detention Center has filed suit claiming he was discriminated against and put in harm's way while working at the center.

Court grants yacht dealer president default judgment motion

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Nov 24, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted a default judgment to a man alleging injuries sustained from a bungee cord product.

Philadelphia-based 'Church Girls' band clashes with Florida 'Church Girls' in court

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Nov 24, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida declined to dismiss a motion to cancel the federal trademark for "Church Girls" held by a Philadelphia-based band performing under the same name as a Florida-based band.

Court orders Florida doctor to complete deposition in pending lawsuit

By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich | Nov 24, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida granted a motion ordering a Florida doctor to complete depositions in the doctor's lawsuit alleging civil rights violations after he lost his license following the death of a patient.

Federal judge dismisses some claims against City of Fort Pierce in police shooting of unarmed motorist

By Karen Kidd | Nov 19, 2018

A federal judge has dismissed some of the claims made against the City of Fort Pierce in litigation over the police shooting of an unarmed motorist, Demarcus Semer, during a traffic stop in 2016.

Federal judge recommends confirmation of arbitral award in case of injured former Norwegian Cruise Lines steward

By Karen Kidd | Nov 19, 2018

A federal magistrate judge has recommended confirmation of an arbitral award reached in the case of a former Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL) steward who claims the company refused to pay for surgery after she suffered a spinal injury in an onboard incident.

Miami attorney explains dismissal of McDonald's 'cheese' lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 16, 2018

MIAMI -- A Florida judge recently dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against McDonald's, after the plaintiffs alleged they were charged the full price for a quarter pounder, despite requesting the burger without cheese.

Couple sues Celebrity Cruise Lines after husband suffered severe burns

By Takesha Thomas | Nov 15, 2018

A Florida couple is suing Celebrity Cruise Lines after one of them suffered a severe burn while on a vacation cruise.

Federal judge denies Warner Bros. motion in dispute over who owns 'War Dogs' book

By Karen Kidd | Nov 15, 2018

A federal judge has denied a Hollywood film company's motion to bar the claims of a man who says he owns the book upon which the movie "War Dogs" was based.

Court dismisses case over allegedly failed Medicare reimbursements

By Charmaine Little | Nov 11, 2018

A U.S. District Court dismissed an ongoing case in which a plaintiff accused an indemnity company of not doing its part in reimbursing Medicare payments.

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