The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida will allow a restaurant and others named in a lawsuit to bring their accusers' tax records into evidence, the court determined on July 23, but it barred evidence of prior litigation between the parties.
A Florida physician was denied her motion to dismiss a lawsuit against her alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on July 25.
Florida’s National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) director Bill Herrle is pleased with the direction Gov. Ron DeSantis is taking in changing the civil litigation environment throughout the state.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal court has struck down CalAtlantic insurance company's argument that the construction defects alleged against the builder by a Jacksonville townhome community's homeowners association are not covered because they were found after the development's completion.
MIAMI — The owners of Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise have been denied a preliminary injunction request in their fight to stop a Florida casino tour company from continuing to use the mall's trademark after the termination of a shuttle service agreement.
MIAMI — A federal court has rejected new evidence presented by the plaintiff in an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act (RA) suit against Ross University Medical School, a Barbados university with administrative offices in Miramar.
TALLAHASSEE -- With Florida’s third party funding of civil litigation under the microscope, a Florida Association of Insurance Agents official cautions that the growing industry could potentially be increasing frivolous filings.
TALLAHASSEE — Longwood and Miami attorneys have been reprimanded and a Tampa attorney faces suspension following separate Florida Supreme Court orders, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
TALLAHASSEE -- The state of Florida is no stranger to litigation schemes and perhaps one of the most impactful to the state's legal scene is litigation financing, in which third parties finance civil litigation, such as a class action lawsuit, in return for a percentage of the jury award.
MIAMI — A federal court has ruled the girlfriend of deceased South Florida real estate mogul Mauricio Capuano can proceed with her conspiracy allegation against his estranged wife and nephew that involve an estate dispute over the sale of his $2.3 million Biscayne Bay property.
FORT MYERS — A Naples golf club that is suing its insurer over a dispute related to a Hurricane Irma damage claim, for which portions of the club's property are covered under its policy, has been denied its motion for partial judgment on the pleadings.
TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Longtime Weeki Wachee attorney Antonina Vaznelis faces suspension and probation following a July 3 Florida Supreme Court order over allegations she mishandled a trust, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Naples attorney Eric Robert Stanco was briefly suspended earlier this month and faces probation following a June 20 Florida Supreme Court order after failing to pay a fee and practicing while delinquent, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
TALLAHASSEE (Florida Record) — Longtime Valrico attorney Andrew Spark faces indefinite suspension following a July 15 Florida Supreme Court order and his guilty plea to contraband and soliciting prostitution charges, according to a recent announcement by The Florida Bar.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal judge has struck down a lawsuit filed by a former Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing employee who alleges the company violated his Family Medical Leave Act rights and he suffered discrimination based on his race and disability.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal court has denied Mid-Continent Insurance's request for a summary judgment in a case involving a Florida couple who allege the insurer's bad faith from an underlying construction defect lawsuit in which the insurance company refused to defend their insured builder Cronk Duch.
ORLANDO — A federal court has ruled that the plaintiffs in a breach of contract class action lawsuit whose cars were declared total losses by Geico Insurance are entitled to title and license plate transfer fees as part of the "actual cash value" replacement for their vehicles.
MIAMI — A federal judge has granted Broward County-based BeSweets Creations a default judgment as well as a permanent injunction in its "Sugarbearhair" trademark infringement case but has postponed the awarding of the company's proposed relief of $1,000 per unit of copy cat products that were sold.