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Appeals Court sides with Volusia County in termination of beach officer over Facebook posts

David Hutton Sep. 27, 2017, 8:34pm

A Volusia County Beach Safety officer has lost his appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in an effort to keep his job after he was fired for racially charged comments he made on social media about Trayvon Martin.

Judge grants Patheon $18.5M in fees following win in 'unpleasant and nasty' antitrust lawsuit

Karen Kidd Sep. 25, 2017, 11:22pm

A Florida federal court recently granted pharmaceutical manufacturer Patheon Inc.'s request for approximately $18.5 million in attorneys' fees and defense costs following the company's win in an antitrust lawsuit late last year.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit vacates order to deny class-action certification in debt collection case

Chandra Lye Sep. 22, 2017, 9:04pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has vacated a lower court's decision to deny class-action status in a lawsuit involving debt collection.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit sides with body shops in battle against insurance companies

Sara McCleary Sep. 20, 2017, 8:10am

A panel of judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has overturned a decision from a lower court that had dismissed complaints filed by five auto body shops against State Farm, alleging federal antitrust and state tort claims.

Federal appeals court sides with Multiquimica Dominicana in dispute over unpaid goods

Dee Thompson Sep. 14, 2017, 8:42pm

A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to award a paint manufacturer based in the Dominican Republic the right to recover money from an American company.

Florida appeals court upholds preliminary injunction against City of Miami Beach

Laura Halleman Aug. 31, 2017, 3:07pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has upheld a lower court’s decision to allow a preliminary injunction that stops the City of Miami Beach from enforcing two new ordinances to stop what it alleges was aggressive handbilling along Lincoln Road in the city's art deco historic district.

Federal judge rules that Telephone Consumer Protection Act allows consumers to revoke consent to automated calls

Kathy Kaye Aug. 18, 2017, 11:42am

A federal judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) allows a consumer to partially revoke consent to being called by an automatic telephone dialing system.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit rules that victim of tax fraud still liable for IRS payments

Olivia Olsen Aug. 16, 2017, 8:40pm

A federal appeals court has affirmed a lower court's decision to rule in favor of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in a tax fraud case involving William Kardash.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit rules City of Doral improperly terminated police officer

Glenn Minnis Aug. 9, 2017, 6:07pm

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has reversed a Florida district court’s ruling to dismiss a case in which a former Doral police officer sued the city’s mayor for allegedly violating his freedom of speech rights.

Eleventh Circuit rules insurance companies used in Ponzi scheme not liable for coverage

David Hutton Aug. 3, 2017, 6:01pm

In one of the final remnants of a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Scott Rothstein, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that the insurance companies for a bank that was a part of the elaborate scam are exempt from paying out $25 million of a settlement between the bank and some of the victims.

Judge dismisses claim that Wall-Street.com infringed on copyright

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 7, 2017, 2:07pm

ATLANTA — Circuit Judge William Pryor dismissed a copyright infringement suit against Wall-Street.com after several divided court judgments.

11th Circuit rules sanctions against Florida attorney are appropriate

Dee Thompson Apr. 21, 2017, 3:24pm

ATLANTA — The 11th Circuit Court has ruled that a Florida attorney deserved the sanctions imposed by a lower court in a case involving insurance fraud.

Kardashians may be seeking arbitration in trademark case for privacy, cost

Cheyenne Dickerson Mar. 17, 2017, 1:53pm

TALLAHASSEE — In the trademark case between the Kardshians and Kroma Makeup EU LLC, the Kardashians might be pushing to compel arbitration for privacy, said Sarah Bro, partner with McDermott Will & Emery LLP.

11th Circuit Court: No permanent injury in Geico bad faith claim

Sara McCleary Dec. 23, 2016, 1:35pm

ATLANTA – The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling denying a Florida woman’s claim that Geico Insurance acted in bad faith, clarifying the court’s stance on permanency in such cases.

Companies head back to court after decision to reinstate claim

Shanice Harris Dec. 23, 2016, 12:26pm

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has reinstated DynCorp International’s claims against AAR Airlift Group Inc. 

Florida, Houston schools part of emerging higher education trademark dispute trend

Katelyn Kivel Dec. 8, 2016, 5:03pm

Two similar cases with very different results in Florida and Texas are part of an uptick in institutions of higher education getting into legal battles over trademark violations.

Punta Gorda attorney still practicing law, despite facing heroin trafficking charges

Cassandra Stone Nov. 18, 2016, 1:34pm

PUNTA GORDA -  Criminal defense attorney Steven Burch continues to practice law despite facing federal charges for trafficking heroin.