News from September 2018

Tempur-Pedic sues Mattress Firm for "copying the look and feel" of luxury mattress

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 1, 2018

TAMPA — Tempur-Pedic has filed a lawsuit against Mattress Firm for allegedly duping customers by "copying the look and feel" of the luxury mattress brand.

Escambia County School Board sued for allegedly withholding overtime for former employee

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 1, 2018

A former financial analyst for the Escambia County School District seeks to recover alleged unpaid minimum wages and overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Lawn service sues competitor for allegedly stealing its 'Integrity' trademark

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 1, 2018

TAMPA — Integrity Services of Tampa Bay is suing a competitor, alleging it adopted "a confusingly similar trademark" to the plaintiff's lawn and pest control business.

Former Escambia High School football coach sues superintendent for racial discrimination

By Mary Ann Magnell | Sep 1, 2018

PENSACOLA — The former head football coach at Escambia High School has filed a lawsuit against Escambia Schools Superintendent Malcolm Thomas alleging racial discrimination and harassment.

Florida court of appeal upholds ruling that Blue Sky Games are slot machines

By Sandra Lane | Sep 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida First District Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that two games of chance installed by Gator Coin at adult businesses are indeed slot machines.

Florida appeals court reverses trial court decision favoring deceased’s mother

By Sandra Lane | Sep 2, 2018

TALLAHASSEE – A Florida appeals court has reversed a lower trial court favoring the mother of a patient who died at Shands Jacksonville Medical Center.

Chili's Bar & Grill sued after patron allegedly trips on sidewalk at Orlando restaurant

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

Chili's Bar & Grill is being sued after a patron claims he tripped on the sidewalk and injured himself outside the restaurant in Orlando.

Insurance customer alleges Northwestern Mutual, agent made false representations

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

ORLANDO — An insurance customer is suing Northwestern Mutual and an agent, alleging fraudulent misrepresentation.

Guest alleges La Quinta negligence led to fall, injuries

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A Dade County woman is suing La Qunita, alleging negligence led to her injuries.

Orlando motorist alleges another driver caused crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando driver is suing a Vero Beach motorist, alleging negligent driving.

Client alleges Wells Fargo refused to release funds

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 3, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County man is suing Wells Fargo, alleging breach of contract.

Guest alleges Marriott's negligence led to injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

ORLANDO — A Flagler County woman is suing Marriott, alleging negligence led to her suffering injuries from a fall.

Guest alleges Clearwater homeowner's negligence caused injuries

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 3, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County woman is suing a Clearwater homeowner, alleging his negligence caused her to fall and sustain injuries.

Disney has case to answer over its disability access program, appeals court rules

By John Breslin | Sep 3, 2018

Thirty autistic children, and their parents, will be allowed to argue they were discriminated against by Disney over claims its entertainment parks failed to adequately accommodate people with individual issues and disabilities, an appeals court has ruled.

Customer alleges she was struck by defective door at Kate Speed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

ORLANDO — A customer is suing a Lake Buena Vista fashion company, alleging negligence caused her to be hit by a malfunctioning door.

Orlando homeowners allege they were deprived of insurance coverage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

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

Orlando couple alleges Liberty Mutual failed to cover hurricane damage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

ORLANDO — Two Orlando property owners are suing Liberty Mutual, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

Orlando motorist alleges another driver caused crash

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 4, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orlando motorist is suing a Naples driver, alleging negligent driving caused a crash that led to injuries.

Colorado couple accuses Florida boat company of fraud

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 4, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Colorado husband and wife are suing a Florida boat company, alleging fraud.

Orlando property owners allege insurance company failed to pay for hurricane damage

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 4, 2018

ORLANDO — Two Orlando property owners are suing a liability insurer, alleging breach of an insurance contract.

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