News from February 2016

Woman takes claim against CitiMortgage to federal court

By Annie Hunt | Feb 1, 2016

MIAMI — Florida woman is removing a claim against CitiMortgage Inc. to a federal court, alleging violation of federal real estate law.

Nightclub chain accuses Rhino Doughnuts and Coffee of trademark infringement

By Annie Hunt | Feb 2, 2016

MIAMI — A chain of adult nightclubs and restaurants is suing Rhino Doughnuts and Coffee, alleging trademark infringement.

Florida woman accuses former husband of fraud, concealment of assets

By Annie Hunt | Feb 2, 2016

A Florida woman is suing her former husband, alleging he concealed information during divorce proceedings.

Woman claims security company violated FMLA

By Annie Hunt | Feb 2, 2016

A former employee of a security company is suing the company for allegedly violating her rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and causing her to resign.

Tampa attorney disbarred for involvement in DUI arrest of opposing attorney

By Vimbai Chikomo | Feb 2, 2016

One of three lawyers suspended for orchestrating the DUI arrest of an opposing attorney during a high-profile defamation lawsuit between two popular radio personalities has been permanently disbarred.

Lumar Aviation alleges Venezuelan airline owes more than $1.4 million for parts

By The Florida Record | Feb 3, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE—A distributor of aircraft parts is suing a Venezuelan airline for money allegedly owed.

Company accused of withholding petitions

By Annie Hunt | Feb 3, 2016

MIAMI — A not-for-profit company is suing PCI Consultants Inc., alleging the corporation is withholding petitions for solar power initiatives in breach of its contract.

Man claims debt-collection harassment sparked breakdown

By Annie Hunt | Feb 3, 2016

FORT MYERS — A Florida man is suing Portfolio Recovery Associates, alleging the debt collection company harassed him over the phone to the point of mental breakdown.

Florida company sues Ideeli Inc. for patent infringement claims

By Annie Hunt | Feb 4, 2016

MIAMI — A Florida company is suing Ideeli Inc. over allegations of patent infringement regarding tracking and notification technologies.

Cruise passenger sues over fall in buffet area

By The Florida Record | Feb 4, 2016

MIAMI — An Arizona woman is suing NCL (Bahamas) Ltd., doing business as Norwegian Cruise Line, saying she was injured in a fall while on a cruise.

Woman sues over unwanted collection calls

By The Florida Record | Feb 4, 2016

MIAMI — A Florida woman is suing CarMax Business Services LLC, doing business as CarMax Auto Finance, claiming the company has violated the law by making repeated collection calls.

Alleged fall on cruise-ship stairs leads to lawsuit

By The Florida Record | Feb 4, 2016

MIAMI — A woman from New York state is suing NCL (Bahamas) Ltd., incorporated in Bermuda and doing business as Norwegian Cruise Line out of Miami, claiming she was seriously hurt in a fall while cruising on the ship Norwegian Gem.

Permanent resident sues over finanical support issue

By The Florida Record | Feb 4, 2016

MIAMI — A U.S. permanent resident is suing the U.S. citizen who married her. The woman's lawsuit claims the U.S. citizen is in knowing violation of his affidavit-of-support obligation.

Man says cruise operator responsible for injuries

By The Florida Record | Feb 4, 2016

MIAMI — A New Jersey man, allegedly suffering from a traumatic brain injury that has caused his wife to hold power of attorney for him, is suing a cruise-ship line over allegations that its negligence led him to suffer severe injuries.

Class-action suit targets debt-collection company

By The Florida Record | Feb 4, 2016

MIAMI — Five Florida residents are suing a debt collection firm, in a class-action suit claiming that Florida-based Patient Account Services LLC violated various collection and communication laws.

Woman claims Dollar Tree broke wage law

By The Florida Record | Feb 4, 2016

MIAMI — A Broward County woman is suing Dollar Tree Stores Inc., claiming unpaid wages and violation of compensation law.

Former Alpha Windows & Doors employee sues for allegedly unpaid wages

By Annie Hunt | Feb 5, 2016

MIAMI – A former employee is suing Alpha Windows & Doors, alleging he worked for nearly two months without receiving minimum wage or overtime compensation.

Sunrise Senior Living Services Inc. accused of alleged non-payment of overtime compensation

By The Florida Record | Feb 5, 2016

MIAMI – A nursing assistant is suing a facility management firm over claims of unpaid wages.

Wisconsin resident sues cruise ship operator over alleged negligence

By The Florida Record | Feb 5, 2016

MIAMI – A Wisconsin resident is suing cruise ship operator over injuries she allegedly sustained while on the trip.

General Asphalt Co. sued over alleged non-payment of proper overtime wage

By The Florida Record | Feb 5, 2016

MIAMI – An assistant to the controller is suing an asphalt manufacturer over claims of unpaid wages.

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