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Employees accuse seafood restaurant of unlawful tip pool

By Philip Gonzales | Sep 25, 2018

ORLANDO — Three tipped employees have filed a class action lawsuit against Orange County seafood restaurant operators, alleging unjust enrichment.

Federal judge orders Florida election officials to provide Puerto Ricans with Spanish language voting information

By Sandra Lane | Sep 22, 2018

GAINESVILLE — A federal judge has ordered Florida election officials to provide Puerto Rican residents with Spanish-language voting information in a ruling that will affect 32 Sunshine State counties that conduct English-only elections.

Court denies motion to dismiss deceptive practices suit in sale of home water treatment systems

By Takesha Thomas | Sep 5, 2018

PENSACOLA – The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida recently denied World Class Water's motion to dismiss a lawsuit that claimed deceptive practices in the sale of residential water treatment systems.

Customers sue ComplyRight tax preparation services after data breach

By Elizabeth Alt | Aug 4, 2018

Customers allege Social Security numbers were compromised during data breach at ComplyRight tax preparation service.

Plaintiffs in class action case claim Fidelity, Armed Forces Financial Network are withholding documents on ATM fees

By Tomas Kassahun | Jul 28, 2018

In a class-action lawsuit involving Fidelity National Information Services, Fidelity Integrated Financial Solutions and Armed Forces Financial Network, plaintiffs allege that ATM fees are inflated for consumers and independent ATM operators.

Class action suit claims LaCroix producer misrepresented company to investors

By Chandra Lye | Jul 25, 2018

MIAMI – A class action lawsuit recently filed against National Beverage Corp., Nick A. Caporella and George R. Bracken claims the company misrepresented its financial health to shareholders.

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Fla. court keeps TCPA case alive; Texting a 'risky venture' for companies

By John Sammon | Jul 24, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on June 7 dismissed a motion by a defendant to dismiss a case alleging a man’s privacy rights were violated when he received texts that were marketing ploys.

Class action against Ford over 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350 still alive despite losing plaintiff

By Karen Kidd | Jul 23, 2018

MIAMI (Florida Record) – A would-be class action against Ford Motor Company claiming its 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 overheats and goes into "limp mode" on the interstate or racetrack has one fewer plaintiff and a fewer less counts but remains alive.

Appeals court affirms class certification in suit over Miami-Dade Expressway Authority's toll by plate system

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 16, 2018

The Third District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida issued an opinion affirming an order granting a motion for class certification in a lawsuit against the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) and others.

U.S. Court of Appeals affirms decision in Duke Energy Florida class-action suit

By Jim Tyrrell | Jul 14, 2018

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision in favor of Duke Energy Florida and Florida Power & Light Company in a putative class-action lawsuit.

Five men, Bank Of America accused in $102 million Ponzi scheme

By Karen Kidd | Jun 29, 2018

ORLANDO (Florida Record) — An Ocala resident, four other men and the Bank of America were complicit in a $102 million Ponzi scheme over the past seven years, according to a putative class action lawsuit filed in federal court.

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Legal finance companies descend on Florida convention to build relationships with trial lawyers

By Maya Siobhan Redding | Jun 27, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - As Florida trial lawyers gathered last week for an annual meeting featuring an array of trending litigation seminars, another industry set up shop in a big way at the convention hall site.

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Woman appeals dismissal of suit over Bed, Bath & Beyond pillows; She was offered refund before filing suit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Bed, Bath & Beyond’s legal matters with a customer who alleged it misled consumers continues as the woman challenged the court’s dismissal of her negligent misrepresentation case.

Motion to certify to appeals court denied in class action alleging Telephone Consumer Protection Act violations

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 13, 2018

FORT MYERS – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division, recently denied a motion by Bright House Networks LLC and Advanced Telesolutions Inc. (ATI) to certify to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issues of whether the Government-Debt Exception fails strict scrutiny and cannot be severed in a suit alleging Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) violations for auto-dialed collection calls.

Employee alleges Advanced Care Scripts procured additional consumer reports without permission

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jun 7, 2018

ORLANDO – A Kissimmee woman alleges that an Orlando-based pharmacy business obtains consumer reports from employees without authorization.

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