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Employees claim Florida hospital violated FLMA, overtime laws

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 16, 2019

Employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against Baycare Health System Inc., a Florida hospital, citing alleged unpaid wages, retaliation and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act (FWCA).

Miami-based federal judge orders Florida Patriot National shareholders' class action transferred to New York

By Karen Kidd | Jan 15, 2019

MIAMI – The U.S. District court for the Southern District of Florida recently ordered that a Florida class action on behalf of shareholders in a Florida-based outsourcing company that emerged from Chapter 11 last year be transferred to a federal court in New York.

Class action against fire retardant companies could grow into hundreds, plaintiff's attorney says

By John Sammon | Jan 7, 2019

OCALA – Though the number of plaintiffs in a lawsuit alleging exposure to fire retardant chemicals caused people to develop cancer currently stands at eight, their attorney said a class action could increase the number of plaintiffs to hundreds.

Plaintiffs have set 'a banquet of consequences' in class action against cruise line, magistrate judge says

By Karen Kidd | Dec 18, 2018

The families for autistic children suing a luxury cruise liner after being tossed about during passage through rough weather in 2016 have set themselves "a banquet of consequences," a magistrate judge said while recommending motions in the class action be denied.

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California reclaims top spot on 'Judicial Hellhole' list; ATRA bemoans state's adoption of 'innovator liability'

By John Breslin | Dec 4, 2018

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - California tops the list of jurisdictions regarded as "Judicial Hellholes" by a national civil justice reform group.

Miami attorney explains dismissal of McDonald's 'cheese' lawsuit

By Carrie Bradon | Nov 16, 2018

MIAMI -- A Florida judge recently dismissed a class action lawsuit filed against McDonald's, after the plaintiffs alleged they were charged the full price for a quarter pounder, despite requesting the burger without cheese.

Class action suit accuses JetBlue of deceptive trade practices in sale of travel insurance

By Sandra Lane | Oct 11, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE – A Florida woman recently filed a class action suit against JetBlue Airways claiming deceptive trade practices and unjust enrichment regarding the airline's sale of travel insurance.

Barback alleges hotel owes unpaid overtime wages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 2, 2018

ORLANDO — A barback/bartender has filed a class action lawsuit against a hotel, alleging breach of an employment contract for unpaid wages.

Employee accuses paramedics group of invading his privacy

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Sep 26, 2018

CLEARWATER — An employee has filed a class action lawsuit against a paramedics group, alleging violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and invasion of privacy.

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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