News from May 2016

Contempt case unusual because judge bypassed Florida Bar, attorney says

By Karen Kidd | May 2, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH (Florida Record) – A case like that of a Palm Beach County assistant public defender battling professional misconduct allegations is exceptionally rare but it’s not unheard of in more conventional channels, a Miami attorney said during a recent interview.

Employee alleges AAA Discount Water Outlet - The Waterman Inc. owes unpaid overtime

By The Florida Record | May 2, 2016

ORLANDO – A water technician is suing his Brevard County employer citing alleging unpaid wages.

Excell Electric Systems LLC alleged to have not paid overtime wages

By The Florida Record | May 2, 2016

MIAMI – An electrician has filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employers alleging he worked an average of 82 hours per week but was not paid overtime.

Navient Solutions Inc. accused of telephone harassment

By The Florida Record | May 2, 2016

MIAMI – A consumer alleges that debt collector has robocalled him more than 100 times.

Man claims Chinatopia is not ADA compliant

By The Florida Record | May 2, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE – A man alleges a Hollywood restaurant denies full access to the disabled.

Cruise passenger alleges he was injured on shore excursion

By The Florida Record | May 2, 2016

MIAMI – A cruise passenger alleges he was injured while on a snorkeling trip.

Unum Life Insurance alleged to have wrongfully denied benefits

By The Florida Record | May 2, 2016

TAMPA – A woman alleges she was wrongfully denied disability benefits.

Former employee alleges Roy Mizell & Kurtz Funeral Home did not pay overtime

By The Florida Record | May 2, 2016

MIAMI – An assistant to the director has filed suit against a funeral home alleging he was not paid overtime wages.

Tampa resident accuses Comenity Bank of telephone harassment

By The Florida Record | May 3, 2016

TAMPA – A consumer alleges that a bank has called her hundreds of times in an attempt to collect a purported debt belonging to an unknown individual.

Flower company files suit against Miami man alleging copyright infringement

By The Florida Record | May 3, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE – A sculptural flower company alleges that a Miami individual and an Arkansas business unlawfully reproduced photographs without permission.

Man accuses Principal Life Insurance Co. of wrongful termination of benefits

By The Florida Record | May 3, 2016

MIAMI – A former Ohio Moulding Corp. employee alleges his disability benefits were wrongfully terminated.

Three employees accuse Swissport SA LLC of unpaid overtime wages

By The Florida Record | May 3, 2016

MIAMI – Three employees working for a business at the Miami International Airport allege that they were not paid all of their overtime wages.

Condo owners, agency seek declaration over use of Land's End mark

By The Florida Record | May 3, 2016

TAMPA – Treasure Island condo owners and its St. Pete Beach agency are seeking the court's help over accusations that they infringed copyrights.

Former server alleges Il Gabbiano restaurant owes wages

By The Florida Record | May 3, 2016

MIAMI – A former server has filed a class-action lawsuit against a Miami restaurant and its owner over allegations they didn't pay employees proper wages.

Woman claims she was injured during cruise on Norwegian Epic

By The Florida Record | May 3, 2016

MIAMI – A Norwegian Epic passenger is suing the cruise vessel owners over injuries she alleges she sustained while on the ship.

Female attorneys in Florida report widespread gender bias

By Ruth de Jauregui | May 3, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – A study sent to female members of the Florida Bar's Young Lawyer Division (YLD) revealed a significant number of women had experienced gender bias.

Bahamas Celebration owner accused of negligence after passenger allegedly injured head

By The Florida Record | May 4, 2016

MIAMI – A Michigan woman who took a cruise on the vessel the Bahamas Celebration alleges she injured her head while on the ship.

Security officer alleges Pacific Tomato Growers owes him unpaid wages

By The Florida Record | May 4, 2016

TAMPA – A security officer has filed a class-action lawsuit his former employers over allegations that he was misclassified from receiving overtime wages.

Maintenance worker alleges Avesta Homes misclassified home from receiving overtime

By The Florida Record | May 4, 2016

TAMPA – A Hillsborough County man alleges that his employer has not properly paid him for all hours worked.

Former employee alleges he was wrongfully terminated by Stewart Title Co.

By The Florida Record | May 4, 2016

MIAMI – A business development officer is suing his former employer over allegations he was wrongfully terminated because of his age.

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