News from December 2016

Woman alleges Ocwen Loan Servicing continued to contact her after she settled debt

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

SARASOTA – A consumer alleges a debt collector continued to contact her after she settled a debt.

Terminix International Inc. accused of telephone harassment

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

TAMPA – A St. Petersburg woman alleges a debt collector is harassing her with calls for a debt she does not owe.

Flowers Foods Inc. baked goods distributor alleges he was not paid overtime wages

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 1, 2016

TAMPA – A baked goods distributor alleges he was not properly compensated for overtime work.

Woman claims bed on Royal Caribbean Cruise ship fell, struck her head

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 1, 2016

MIAMI – An Orange County woman alleges she was injured by a bed in her room on a cruise ship.

Man files suit against Liberty Life Assurance Co. over disability benefit claim

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 1, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE – A Florida man alleges his claim for disability benefits was wrongfully denied.

Consumer claims Enhanced Recovery Co. keeps calling to reach another party

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE – A Broward County man alleges a debt collector is calling him in an attempt to collect a debt owed by a third party.

Homeowners face stiffer limits on sinkhole policies under state-created agency

By Kerry Goff | Dec 1, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Florida – According to an Oct. 20 Florida Supreme Court ruling, a homeowner’s rights under a sinkhole policy are limited once an insurer becomes insolvent and the claim goes to the Florida Insurance Guaranty Association (FIGA).

Gucci alleges competitors are selling counterfeit merchandise

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 2, 2016

MIAMI  — Gucci is suing competitors, alleging they are selling counterfeit copies of Gucci products.

Marriage therapist intern alleges employer did not pay proper wages

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 2, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH — An former employee is suing a Palm Beach County business, alleging unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.

Disabled employee alleges Prudential failed to pay benefits

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 2, 2016

MIAMI — A Florida woman is suing Prudential Insurance, alleging failure to pay disability benefits. 

Worker alleges Miami company failed to pay overtime

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 2, 2016

MIAMI — An employee is suing a Miami company, alleging unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.

Attorney claims Hillsborough firefighter wanted on misdemeanor battery charge has not fled the state

By Marian Johns | Dec 2, 2016

TAMPA — A Hillsborough County firefighter wanted on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from his alleged involvement in a Key West bar fight maintains he will turn himself in to face the charges, but has no intention of altering his vacation plans that would require him to return to Florida early.

Arizona consumer alleges telemarketer violated phone harassment law

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 2, 2016

MIAMI  — An Arizona man is suing a telemarketer, alleging violation of telephone harassment statutes.

Miami souvenir company accuses competitor of copyright infringement

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 2, 2016

MIAMI — A Miami souvenir company is suing a Florida competitor, alleging copyright infringement.

Florida joint venture accuses Minnesota competitor of patent infringement

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 2, 2016

ORLANDO — A Florida joint venture is suing a Minnesota company, alleging patent infringement.

Florida pharmacy owner to pay $4.25 million fine

By Glenn Minnis | Dec 2, 2016

ORLANDO -- A Florida compound pharmacy owner is the latest proprietor in an ongoing probe to agree to reimburse the federal government millions of dollars in fines over alleged billing violations of the Department of Defense’s TRICARE program.

California photography studio accuses Florida competitor of copyright infringement

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 2, 2016

MIAMI — A California photography studio is suing a Florida competitor, alleging copyright infringement.

Customer alleges Wal-Mart store wrongly accused him of stealing TV

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 2, 2016

MIAMI — A Broward County man is suing Wal-Mart, alleging the defendant's Miramar store wrongly accused the plaintiff of stealing a TV set. 

Weather prompts rescheduling of arguments in indigent care reimbursement case

By Kristin Danley-Greiner | Dec 2, 2016

TALLAHASSEE -- Oral arguments will not resume until Feb. 8 in the constitutional battle over a 2003 state law requiring Sarasota County to reimburse private hospitals for providing indigent care, due to the weather.

Employee accuses Miami exterminator of failing to pay overtime

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 2, 2016

MIAMI — A Miami-Dade County man is suing a Miami extermination business, alleging unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts in not paying proper overtime.

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