News from April 2016

Florida judicial term limits proposal quietly dies; Proposal faced tough opposition among attorneys

By Karen Kidd | Apr 1, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – A joint House and Senate initiative to make judicial term limits part of Florida's constitution seems to have quietly died, but it was the wrong approach and a counter proposal won't be made, a Florida Bar Association chairman recently said.

Lawyer faces charges of forgery on court orders

By Emma Gallimore | Apr 1, 2016

MIAMI – A Miami lawyer has been accused of forging the signatures of seven circuit court and Broward County judges on documents related to structured settlements cases.

Disabled woman alleges Aetna terminated her benefits

By The Florida Record | Apr 1, 2016

MIAMI – A former sales consultant is suing her insurance company over allegations it terminated her disability benefits.

Stuart C. Irby Co. seeks payment for materials

By The Florida Record | Apr 1, 2016

FORT MYERS – An electrical materials supplier is suing a construction contract manager over allegations that it is owed for materials.

Korean company alleges Salon Supply Store sells products that infringe on patents

By The Florida Record | Apr 1, 2016

MIAMI – A Korean company is suing a Palm Beach Gardens salon equipment importer alleging patent infringement.

Former employee alleges ALH Administrative Services wrongfully terminated him

By The Florida Record | Apr 1, 2016

ORLANDO – A sales agent is suing his former employer, alleging he was retaliated against and wrongfully terminated for taking a medical leave.

United Guaranty Residential Insurance Co. of North Carolina accused of violating debt laws

By The Florida Record | Apr 1, 2016

TAMPA – A Pasco County resident is accusing a North Carolina company of violations of debt collection laws.

Infringement suit filed over pineapple teas

By The Florida Record | Apr 1, 2016

MIAMI – A weight loss product distributor is suing a competitor, alleging that it sells a tea with the same name as one of its products.

Broward County resident accuses restaurant, owner of unpaid wages

By The Florida Record | Apr 1, 2016

MIAMI – A bartender for a Hallandale restaurant alleges she was not paid overtime or minimum wages.

Nissan accused of playing favorites with Florida franchise

By Katelyn Kivel | Apr 4, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Nissan North America is in hot water over alleged preferential treatment for certain dealerships in possible violation of Florida law.

Florida Supreme Court Sunshine Law decision 'a long time in coming,' newspaper editor says

By Karen Kidd | Apr 4, 2016

JACKSONVILLE – While 32 months isn't a long time in many lawsuits, it was a grinding pace for Times-Union Editor Frank Denton in his lawsuit against the city of Jacksonville and the Police and Fire Pension Fund for alleged Sunshine Law violation.

Highly recognized Florida attorney has advice for women attorneys, life path and resilience

By Karen Kidd | Apr 4, 2016

MIAMI – Easley Appellate Practice Managing Partner Dorothy F. Easley, recognized earlier this year by Rue Ratings for being in the top 1 percent of Best Attorneys in America, believes that female lawyers face more work-life balance issues than their male colleagues.

Governor declares state of emergency as dark pollution engulfs beaches

By Mackenzie Foster | Apr 4, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – With portions of Florida's east and west coast waters clouded in dark, murky pollution, many of the Sunshine State’s coasts appear barer than ever, and it’s not from tiny swimsuits. 

Man alleges CMRE Financial Services continues to call after requests to stop

By The Florida Record | Apr 4, 2016

ORLANDO – A Volusia County consumer is suing a debt collector, alleging it has called him more than 30 times despite requests to stop.

Legomatic Construction, ZMG Construction Inc. alleged to have not paid overtime wages

By The Florida Record | Apr 4, 2016

TAMPA – A construction employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employers over allegations of unpaid wages.

Navient Solutions Inc. accused of telephone harassment

By The Florida Record | Apr 4, 2016

ORLANDO – A Volusia County woman is suing a debt collector alleging abuse and violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Melo Development Inc. files suit against competitor over name

By The Florida Record | Apr 4, 2016

MIAMI – A real estate firm is suing its competitors over claims they use a name similar to its own.

Sumter County resident accuses Educational Credit Management Corp. of telephone harassment

By The Florida Record | Apr 4, 2016

OCALA – An Oxford man consumer is suing a collection agency alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes in an attempt to collect a purported student loan debt.

Mother alleges child was injured on Carnival ship

By The Florida Record | Apr 4, 2016

MIAMI – A mother is suing a cruise ship line over allegations her child was injured as a result of negligence while a passenger on the Carnival Victory.

Palm Beach County resident accuses Homegoods of violation of disability regulations

By The Florida Record | Apr 4, 2016

PALM BEACH – A Palm Beach County man is suing Homegoods alleging that the business has barriers that hinder access to the disabled.

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