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Federal court denies RBC Bank's arbitration motion in debit transaction class action

By Nicholas Echevarria | Mar 22, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit on Feb. 13 affirmed a lower court's denial of RBC Bank’s motion for arbitration in a class-action case initiated by account holders accusing it of rearranging debit card transactions for increased overdraft charges.

Florida appeals court reverses $15,000 for damages in Kia warranty claim

By Nicholas Echevarria | Mar 21, 2018

TAMPA -- A Florida's Second District Court of Appeal has reversed a $15,000 judgment to Kristopher Doughty and Katarzyna Dziewiecien after a jury found Kia Motors America Inc. liable for breaching a motor vehicle warranty.

11th Circuit affirms fee award in case over remarks on patented medical treatment

By Robert Davis | Mar 19, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit panel has affirmed a lower court award of fees to a doctor who had claimed another doctor disparaged his patented treatment.

Court upholds ruling to dismiss allegations against lenders, Bank of America

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 16, 2018

ATLANTA -- The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling to dismiss allegations against Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC, Bank of America and Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems.

11th Circuit upholds ruling against tobacco companies in COPD case

By Tomas Kassahun | Mar 14, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has upheld a jury award in the case of a woman who sued three tobacco companies claiming smoking their cigarettes caused chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

11th Circuit issues decision in business lawsuit that has been in court for over 10 years

By Chandra Lye | Feb 14, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has determined a debt owed between business partners cannot be discharged based on a bankruptcy claim.

64-year-old's layoff financially motivated, doesn't violate federal law, 11th Circuit rules

By Karen Kidd | Feb 13, 2018

The layoff of a 64-year-old Jacksonville maritime employee whose job was then held by a much younger co-worker in 2014 didn't violate federal law and was motivated by financial factors, an appeals court recently ruled.

11th Circuit upholds decision in wrongful death claim involving Indian River County inmate

By Chandra Lye | Feb 12, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has upheld a lower court decision in a wrongful-death lawsuit involving an Indian River County Jail inmate.

Coach who bullied Miami Dolphins player loses defamation suit

By Dee Thompson | Feb 6, 2018

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Miami Dolphins offensive line coach James Turner, who was fired in 2014 for bullying a player, has no case against the law firm that investigated the bullying incident.

11th Circuit affirms lower court decision in two Broward County education cases

By David Hutton | Feb 1, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has affirmed a lower court’s ruling in an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act case that has traversed the state’s court system for more than a decade.

Former Commodores member cannot use group's name, court says

By Angela Underwood | Jan 15, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has said a member of The Commodores who later left cannot use the group's name.

Attorney's conduct results in $5,000 sanction order

By Angela Underwood | Dec 4, 2017

ATLANTA -- The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a sanction order against an attorney who admitted she was wrong but then went back on her word.

Federal appeals court affirms district court in securities fraud case

By John Sammon | Dec 1, 2017

ATLANTA - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit affirmed Nov. 1 the dismissal of a complaint and denial of a motion to move the case to a Florida state court made by a broker accused of alleged securities fraud.

U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds ruling in decade-long legal battle

By David Hutton | Oct 24, 2017

ATLANTA -- The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing Rubin Schron from the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estates of six deceased nursing home patients.

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

By David Hutton | Sep 27, 2017

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

By Karen Kidd | Sep 25, 2017

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

By Chandra Lye | Sep 22, 2017

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.

American Security Insurance Company accused of breaching insurance contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 22, 2017

An individual is suing American Security Insurance Company for alleged breach of contract.

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