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

By Kathy Kaye | Aug 18, 2017

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

By Olivia Olsen | Aug 16, 2017

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

By Glenn Minnis | Aug 9, 2017

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

By David Hutton | Aug 3, 2017

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.

Appeals court rules agreement wasn't binding after settlement checks were delayed

By Dee Thompson | Jul 19, 2017

ATLANTA —A Georgia appeals court recently determined whether a case was settled when the settlement checks did not arrive on time.

Case involving centuries-old shipwreck artifacts sent back to Florida

By Dee Thompson | Jul 19, 2017

ATLANTA — A dispute over gold coins and artifacts from an 18th-century shipwreck off the Florida coast is the subject of an appellate court opinion which remands the case back to the district court level.

Bodyhealth.com seeks refund after meal shake product allegedly didn't meet specifications

By Philip Gonzales | Jun 13, 2017

CLEARWATER – A Clearwater business alleges it paid more than $100,000 to a Georgia corporation to manufacture a product that didn't meet specifications.

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

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 7, 2017

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

By Dee Thompson | Apr 21, 2017

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.

Appeals court cites free speech in ruling for creamery in milk labeling case

By Melissa Busch | Apr 1, 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit struck down a judgment that prevented a Florida creamery from labeling its all-natural product as skim milk because it lacked enough replenished vitamin A.

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

By Cheyenne Dickerson | Mar 17, 2017

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.

Florida attorney: A serial class-action objector?

By Seth Sandronsky | Jan 20, 2017

ATLANTA–Home Depot Inc. recently filed a motion in a northern district of Georgia federal court to sanction Florida attorney Sam A. Miorelli in a class-action litigation.

Estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown not giving up on getting $36 judgment from Nick Gordon

By Rebecca Campbell | Jan 13, 2017

ATLANTA–The family of Bobbi Kristina Brown plans to hire a collections lawyer to recoup the $36 million owed to them by her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who was found liable in her death and is now living in seclusion in Florida, according to People magazine.

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

By Sara McCleary | Dec 23, 2016

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

By Shanice Harris | Dec 23, 2016

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

Ruling allows Leesburg middle school students to form gay straight alliance club

By Noell Wolfgram Evans | Dec 16, 2016

LEESBURG, Fla. - Students at Carver Middle School in Leesburg can move forward with the creation of a gay-straight alliance (GSA) club following a Dec. 6 court ruling.

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

By Katelyn Kivel | Dec 8, 2016

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

By Cassandra Stone | Nov 18, 2016

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

Disbarred attorney headed to prison for insurance settlement scam

By Taryn Phaneuf | Nov 17, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE — A former attorney faces seven years in prison after pleading guilty to charges related to an insurance settlement scam.

Multi-million-dollar claim by smoker against R.J. Reynolds denied

By Michelle de Leon | Oct 22, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was found not liable to pay for the health problems of a 70-year-old man who is suffering from emphysema.

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