News from March 2016

Man seeks overtime pay for work as countertop, cabinet installer

By The Florida Record | Mar 15, 2016

OCALA — A man is suing parties he claims were his joint employers, alleging failure to pay him properly for overtime.

Former store clerk sues over alleged wage violations

By The Florida Record | Mar 15, 2016

MIAMI — A former store clerk has filed a class-action suit against three defendants, alleging violation of minimum-wage and overtime law.

U.S. Postal Service sued in sidewalk fall

By The Florida Record | Mar 15, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE — A woman is suing the United State Postal Service, claiming she suffered serious injuries when she tripped and fell on an uneven sidewalk outside a postal facility in Fort Lauderdale.

Owners of Fontainebleau trademarks allege infringement

By The Florida Record | Mar 15, 2016

MIAMI – An Aventura-based hotel and restaurant company is suing a Miami vacation rental service over allegations of trademark infringement.

Consumer sues law firm over alleged misrepresentation in debt collection

By The Florida Record | Mar 15, 2016

MIAMI – A Palm Beach County woman is suing a Tampa law firm over allegations of deceptive debt collection practices.

Online retail store sues distributor over alleged trademark infringement

By The Florida Record | Mar 15, 2016

MIAMI – A Miami online medical service has filed a suit against a North Carolina corporation over allegations of trademark infringement.

Minor with eating disorder sues insurer

By The Florida Record | Mar 16, 2016

MIAMI — A minor child in Florida who was a covered dependent of a Sentry Data Systems employee is suing an insurance company, claiming the insurer improperly denied payment for some elements of care targeting her eating disorder.

Man sues drivers, government over traffic accident

By The Florida Record | Mar 16, 2016

ORLANDO — A man who says he was injured in a chain-reaction crash on a Tampa freeway has sued two other motorists and the United States of America, citing alleged negligence.

Laborer sues joint employers over alleged unpaid wages

By The Florida Record | Mar 16, 2016

MIAMI – A laborer is suing his employers over allegations of unpaid overtime.

Consumer alleges Ally Financial engaged in telephone harassment

By The Florida Record | Mar 16, 2016

ORLANDO – A Melbourne woman is suing a company that sought to recover an alleged debt in a manner that the plaintiff claims is a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.

Floral Logistics accused of violating FMLA

By The Florida Record | Mar 16, 2016

MIAMI – A forklift operator alleges he was terminated after asking for leave to care for his wife.

Former employee sues Abalux Inc. for allegedly unpaid wages

By The Florida Record | Mar 16, 2016

MIAMI – A sign maker is suing his former employer claiming he was not paid overtime.

Company sues farm operators over alleged breach of contract

By The Florida Record | Mar 16, 2016

FORT MYERS – A seed and crop protection producer is suing farm operators over allegedly unpaid delivered goods.

AG Bondi to seek U.S. SC review of 'no surcharge' challenge

By Karen Kidd | Mar 17, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will appeal a loss in four companies' constitutional challenge to the state's "no surcharge" laws, which bar surcharges on credit card purchases, to the U.S. Supreme Court, a spokesperson said.

U.S. SC set to consider public interest firm’s petition for review of Duracell settlement

By Jessica Karmasek | Mar 17, 2016

WASHINGTON  - The U.S. Supreme Court on March 18 will consider a petition asking it to review a consumer fraud class action settlement, claiming plaintiffs lawyers “by far” received the largest share of the benefits the settlement produced.

Horse breeder sues buyer over alleged contract breach

By The Florida Record | Mar 17, 2016

PALM BEACH — An Oklahoma horse breeder is suing a buyer who lives in West Palm Beach, alleging breach of contract. 

An employee is suing former employer for alleged underpayment of wages

By The Florida Record | Mar 17, 2016

ORLANDO — A man who says he worked as a restaurant cook for three years is suing his former employer, claiming violation of overtime pay and minimum wage laws.

Bill fails, but discussion over public records laws continues

By Emma Gallimore | Mar 17, 2016

TALLAHASSEE — Despite the compromise reached between public records advocates and lawmakers last month, controversial Senate Bill 1220 regarding Public Records did not pass in the Florida House of Representatives.

Lawsuit alleges trademark infringement

By The Florida Record | Mar 17, 2016

MIAMI — A Florida company that claims to hold the rights to the TechnoMarine trademark owner is suing over alleged trademark infringement.

FedEx alleges men fraudulently shipped items to Columbia

By The Florida Record | Mar 17, 2016

MIAMI – A delivery courier has filed a suit against two Florida men, alleging they schemed to make hundreds of international shipments without paying for them.

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