News from December 2018

Zumba Fitness alleges other companies infringed on trademark

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Zumba Fitness LLC sued five companies Dec. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleging they infringed on the Zumba trademark.

Royal Caribbean's negligence allegedly caused honeymooner's fatal zip line incident

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

MIAMI -- A popular cruise line faces a negligence lawsuit after a honeymooning couple’s zip line excursion ended with the husband’s death. His surviving wife sued Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division.

Elderly couple seeks $2.2 million from Jetsmarter

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A couple sued Jetsmarter Inc. in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida on Dec. 5, seeking $2.2 million for alleged breach of contract and fraud in a membership plan that cost more than $30,000.

Child abduction allegation remanded to lower court to investigate travel consent between mother and father

By Charmaine Little | Dec 8, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit determined it couldn’t decipher the domestic details of a case in which a Colombian man filed a suit for his minor daughter to be brought back to the country with him.

Philip Morris loses appeals in post-trial motions over negligence lawsuit filed by smoker

By Charmaine Little | Dec 9, 2018

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit denied several appeals made by Philip Morris over a trial that awarded a woman damages for smoking-related diseases.

Broward sheriff's office sued over fatal shooting of a man with mental illness

By Charmaine Little | Dec 9, 2018

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office and one of its officers were called out in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division, after an officer allegedly shot an unarmed man suffering from a mental illness.

Orlando homeowners allege insurer failed to cover hurricane damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 10, 2018

ORLANDO — Two Orlando homeowners are suing an insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

Bank alleges Orange County customer owes more than $22,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 10, 2018

ORLANDO — A bank is suing an Orange County woman, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Visitor alleges Seminole rental property co-operator's negligence caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 10, 2018

CLEARWATER — A visitor is suing a Seminole rental property co-operator, alleging negligence led to injuries for the plaintiff.

Orlando motorist alleges Orange County couple caused crash

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 10, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando motorist is suing a vehicle owner and operator, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plaintiff.

Orlando property owner alleges hurricane damage was not covered by insurer

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 10, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando property owner is suing an insurance company, alleging refusal to apply payments for hurricane damage.

Visitor alleges resort and spa operators' negligence caused injuries

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 10, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Hillsborough County man has filed a lawsuit against Clearwater Beach resort and spa operators, alleging negligence caused injuries to the plaintiff.

Midland Credit Management multistate debt collection probe ends with settlement, Bondi says

By Claudia Balthazar | Dec 10, 2018

TALLHASSEE – Midland Credit Management Inc. and Midland Funding LLC, whose parent company, Encore Capital Group Inc. is among the leading firms in the consumer debt purchasing industry, recently reached a settlement with Attorney General Pam Bondi and 41 other state attorneys general and the District of Columbia after fighting in the courtroom for over five years, a Dec. 4 news release from Bondi's office said.

Ocoee couple alleges city's improper sewage installation damaged home

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 11, 2018

ORLANDO — An Ocoee couple is suing the city, alleging breach of duty and negligence.

St. Petersburg property owner alleges insurance company did not cover hurricane damage

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg property owner is suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance policy.

Visitor alleges Clearwater apartment operator's negligence caused fall on stairs

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing a Clearwater apartment complex operator, alleging negligence caused her to fall down a flight of stairs.

Customer alleges Steak N Shake negligence caused fall

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County man is suing Steak N Shake, alleging negligence caused him to fall and suffer injuries.

Pinellas County couple alleges parking lot operator's negligence caused wife's fall

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County couple is suing a Clearwater shopping center parking lot operator, alleging negligence led to the wife suffering injuries.

Pinellas County homeowners allege insurance company failed to pay for hurricane damage

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

CLEARWATER — Two Pinellas County homeowners are suing a licensed insurer, alleging breach of an insurance policy.

Largo motorist alleges another driver caused collision

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 11, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Largo motorist is suing a Pasco County driver, alleging negligence caused a crash that injured the plainitff.

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