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

Judge rules two expert witnesses can testify about 2016 yacht pump failure, fire

By Karen Kidd | Apr 11, 2019

Two expert witnesses will be allowed to testify about a pump failure that cause a fire in a yacht in 2016, according to a federal judge's recent order.

Ex-Aspen Corp. CEO, accused of violating employment agreement, granted transfer of case to Miami

By Marian Johns | Apr 4, 2019

A Florida man, who formerly served as CEO of Aspen Corporation, has won an order from a judge allowing him to take to Miami federal court a lawsuit accusing him of violating his employment agreement.

Imprisoned Hillsboro Beach attorney disbarred following 'pump-and-dump' conviction

By Karen Kidd | Apr 1, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Longtime Hillsboro Beach attorney James M. Schneider, sentenced in February for his alleged role in a "pump-and-dump" securities fraud scheme, has been disbarred following a March 7 Florida Supreme Court order, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.

Judge allows expert witnesses to testify for both sides in Carnival cruise slip-and-fall case

By Chandra Lye | Mar 27, 2019

A Miami federal judge has rejected requests by both sides to reject testimony from expert witnesses amid a lawsuit over a slip-and-fall suffered by a man aboard a Carnival cruise ship.

Judge denies Florida man's request for class action against debt collector for unpaid credit card bill

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 18, 2019

A federal judge has denied a request for class action certification in a lawsuit filed by a Florida man claiming a collections company violated the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.

Judge: Norwegian Cruise Line not on hook for child's salmonella caused by other child's diarrhea in pool

By Takesha Thomas | Mar 14, 2019

A federal judge has handed Norwegian Cruise Line a win in court, granting NCL summary judgment in a lawsuit brought by parents who sued the cruise line after their child, then 11 months old, became ill from salmonella while onboard an NCL vessel in 2016.

Preliminary injunction denied for two therapists seeking to perform 'sexual orientation therapy' on youth

By Chandra Lye | Feb 23, 2019

The U.S. District Court for Southern Florida denied a motion for preliminary injunction that two therapists sought against ordinances preventing them from practicing sexual orientation and gender identity therapy on youth.

Judge denies First Transit's motion for new trial

By Chandra Lye | Feb 22, 2019

MIAMI -- A U.S. district court judge has denied First Transit's motion for a new trial.

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.

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