News from August 2017

Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal rules ex-wife cannot recover court costs from ex-husband's current wife

By Todd Barnett | Aug 1, 2017

The former wife of a Fort Lauderdale man has lost her bid in a Florida appeals court to force her ex-husband’s new wife to pay legal fees stemming from an effort to recover past-due alimony

Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal grants rehearing in fraud case

By Todd Barnett | Aug 1, 2017

A Florida appeals court has granted a motion for rehearing in the state attorney general's fraud case against a Broward County foreclosure relief company and its top officer.

Omega Insurance Company accused of breach of contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 1, 2017

Property owners are suing Omega Insurance Company for alleged breach of contract.

Wilton Manors Health & Rehabilitation Center accused of negligence, wrongful death

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 1, 2017

The representative of the estate of a deceased patient is suing Palm Court NH LLC d/b/a Wilton Manors Health & Rehabilitation Center, Greystone Healthcare Management Corporation and Barbara Ynanz-Artiles for alleged negligence and wrongful death.

ALDI accused of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 1, 2017

A customer is suing ALDI Inc. for alleged negligence.

Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company Inc. accused of breaching contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 1, 2017

A property owner is suing Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company accused of breaching insurance policy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 1, 2017

Florida residents are suing Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company for alleged breach of contract.

Publix Super Markets Inc. accused of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 2, 2017

A patron is suing Publix Super Markets Inc. for alleged negligence.

Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Company accused of not complying with terms of insurance policy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 2, 2017

Homeowners are suing Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Company for alleged breach of contract.

Villas De Tuscany Condominium Association Inc. accuses condo owner of breach of contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 2, 2017

A condominium operator is suing Natalie Wongsam, an unit owner, for alleged breach of contract.

Capitol Preferred Insurance Company Inc. accused of breach of contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 2, 2017

A Florida resident is suing Capitol Preferred Insurance Company Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc. accused of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 2, 2017

A patron is suing Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S. Inc. for alleged negligence.

West Palm Beach attorney disbarred over failure to communicate with clients, withholding settlements

By Karen Kidd | Aug 2, 2017

West Palm Beach attorney Mirta Desir has been disbarred following a May 11 Florida Supreme Court order over Desir's alleged failure to communicate with clients, not giving a full refund, withholding a file and refusing a bar arbitrator's order to issue funds from a settlement.

Decision by Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal not likely to change arbitration clauses

By John Revak | Aug 2, 2017

The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal has enforced an arbitration clause in a lawsuit between Pompano Rehab Center and Mercedes Nesbeth, an ex-resident. Nesbeth’s daughter, Marjorie Irving, filed the suit on behalf of her deceased mother.

Central Florida Fair Inc. accused of negligence

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 3, 2017

A patron is suing Central Florida Fair Inc., a property owner, for alleged negligence.

Chick-Fil-A accused of age discrimination

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 3, 2017

A woman is suing LGLP Inc. d/b/a Chick-Fil-A, a fast food franchise, for alleged discrimination.

Florida resident accused of assault and battery

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 3, 2017

An individual is suing Blair Vanhorn, a Florida resident, for alleged assault and battery.

Southern Fidelity Property & Casualty Inc. accused of breach of contract

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 3, 2017

A homeowner is suing Southern Fidelity Property & Casualty Inc. for alleged breach of contract.

Eleventh Circuit rules insurance companies used in Ponzi scheme not liable for coverage

By David Hutton | Aug 3, 2017

In one of the final remnants of a Ponzi scheme orchestrated by Scott Rothstein, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has ruled that the insurance companies for a bank that was a part of the elaborate scam are exempt from paying out $25 million of a settlement between the bank and some of the victims.

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