News from September 2016

Walt Disney World employee alleges she is owed disability benefits

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 1, 2016

ORLANDO – An Orange County woman and employee of Walt Disney World alleges she is entitled to disability benefits.

Employee claims Sixt Rent A Car LLC owes unpaid overtime wages

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 1, 2016

FORT LAUDERDALE – A payroll department employee claims she was not paid overtime wages by a rental car company.

Man alleges Wells Fargo harasses him with calls in its attempt to reach another person

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2016

ORLANDO – A Deltona man alleges he is being harassed by a debt collector that keeps calling for another individual.

Carnival accused of negligence after passenger falls while on ship

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2016

MIAMI – A Wisconsin woman alleges she was injured after slipping on a deck on a cruise ship.

Abercrombie & Fitch Trading Co. claims online store sells counterfeit products

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2016

MIAMI  – An Ohio-based retail clothing store alleges counterfeit versions of its products are being sold online.

Woman alleges Credit One Bank harassed her with unwanted phone calls

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2016

TALLAHASSEE – A consumer alleges a debt collector called her repeatedly because it has a corporate policy to "harass and abuse" individuals.

Former JFK Medical Center employee claims she is owed thousands for answering calls

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2016

MIAMI – A former medical center employee alleges she is owed more than $14,000 in overtime wages for answering phone calls off-the-clock.

Stetson University professor publishes book on rise, resistance of corporate power

By Rebecca Campbell | Sep 1, 2016

GULFPORT – A college law professor has written a book hoping to encourage people to reconsider which rights are appropriate for corporations after meeting people who were confused about what corporations are and how their role in a democracy has metamorphosed.

UCF ordered to turn over Activity and Service budget records to student paper

By Noell Wolfgram Evans | Sep 1, 2016

ORLANDO – The University of Central Florida (UCF) has been ordered by the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida to release documents pertaining to the UCF Activity and Service budget.

Diver dies on expedition, insurance company seeks judicial declaration of responsbility

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 1, 2016

MIAMI — An insurance company seeks a judicial declaration against a diving company after a man allegedly died while on an expedition with the company.

Former employee claims First Choice Pediatrics didn't pay overtime wages, alleges physician made racial comments

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2016

ORLANDO — A former billing assistant has filed suit against a pediatric clinic for alleged unpaid wages and discrimination after a physician allegedly made disparaging remarks to her at a Thanksgiving work lunch. The plaintiff, who is Puerto Rican, reported the incident to human resources and claims she was fired afterward.

Investor alleges she was bilked out of $30,000 by former employer

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 1, 2016

MIAMI — A woman claims she was invited to be a business partner with a $30,000 investment in her employer's business, but allegedly was never given the opportunity, nor was she allegedly ever paid for the time she worked for the defendants.

Loomis Armored US allegedly owes former employee overtime wages

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2016

JACKSONVILLE — A former employee claims he is owed unpaid overtime wages.

The Prudential Insurance Co. allegedly denied woman disability payments

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 1, 2016

MIAMI — A woman has filed suit against an insurance company, claiming it allegedly denied her disability benefits for which she qualified.

Super Nails of Palm Coast allegedly didn't pay nail technician overtime

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 2, 2016

JACKSONVILLE — A nail technician claims her former employer allegedly did not pay her overtime wages.

Sunshine Food Mart alleged to sell counterfeit Spy Optic sunglasses

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 2, 2016

ORLANDO – A Carlsbad, California company alleges a gas station in Satellite Beach is selling counterfeit versions of its sunglasses.

Man seeks reinstatement to disability benefits from Hartford Life

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 2, 2016

MIAMI – A Publix Super Markets employee alleges he was wrongfully terminated from receiving disability benefits.

Passenger accuses Carnival of negligence after injuring knee on cruise ship

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 2, 2016

MIAMI – A Miami-Dade County cruise line is facing a suit from a Spring Hill woman over an alleged knee injury that happened while she was on a cruise.

Former employee accuses Florida Erection Service of not paying overtime

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 2, 2016

MIAMI – An iron and construction worker alleges he worked an average of 50 hours a week for his former employer and was never paid overtime wages.

Sierra USA Corp. alleged to owe more than $700,000 for furniture

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 2, 2016

MIAMI – A Brazilian furniture manufacturer alleges its Miami-based U.S. distributor has not paid for products that it ordered to sell in its retail stores.

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