Several Florida residents who filed a class action suit against Galiano Restaurant and its corporate manager alleging they were paid about $2 an hour in violation of minimum wage laws were denied a summary judgment due to "shortfalls" in their documentation of tips and hours.
U.S. court: Plaintiffs in class action against Boca Raton benefits company can't collect $60 million
MIAMI — A federal court has ruled that plaintiffs in a class action suit against a Boca Raton benefits company alleging they were sent text messages without their consent can't collect more than a $60 million final consent judgment settlement from the company's insurer.
FORT MYERS — Two Florida residents who filed a class action suit against their insurer in which they challenge the "methodology for valuation of total loss claims" won a partial legal victory as a federal judge upheld their claim of civil conspiracy.
Judge OKs preliminary settlement deal in class action vs IQ Data International over collection letters
A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a class action settlement to end a bill collection lawsuit against I.Q. Data International.
A federal judge has granted Porsche a dismissal for one of three claims alleged in a class action suit filed by a Miami-Dade man and a Hillsborough County man, alleging the carmaker knew of an engine cooling system safety defect in some of its vehicles.
Florida high court turns down rule change to give leftover class action funds to low-income legal programs
A proposal for class action residual award funds to be given to third parties and, possibly, to organizations to provide legal services to low-income Floridians, was recently turned down by the Florida Supreme Court.
A federal judge will allow e-cigarette manufacturer Juul Labs to transfer a class action lawsuit from Florida court to California.
Multidistrict litigation – sprawling cases sometimes involving thousands of plaintiffs from all over the country – now represents more than half of the civil caseload in federal courts, according to a new survey, yet defendants complain the rules governing them are largely judge-made and haphazardly enforced.
Judge denies Florida man's request for class action against debt collector for unpaid credit card bill
A federal judge has denied a request for class action certification in a lawsuit filed by a Florida man claiming a collections company violated the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act.
MIAMI – Closing arguments in the lawsuit filed against Philip Morris by the family of a man who died of lung cancer saw attorneys for Ulysee Holliman argue that nicotine addiction killed him and the cigarette maker conspired to fool the public on the dangers of smoking.
The wife of Ulysee Holliman on Tuesday described the struggles her husband went through trying to quit smoking and the agony of watching him decline after he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
MIAMI – Defense attorneys for Philip Morris appeared to have an uphill battle on Thursday getting a plaintiff witness to back down from his opinion the cigarette maker and other tobacco companies had engaged in a collective conspiracy to hide the truth from the public about the dangers of smoking.
MIAMI – A Stanford University professor of history on the tobacco industry on Wednesday portrayed cigarette makers bent on covering up emerging scientific knowledge and deceiving the public about the dangers of smoking so companies like Philip Morris could continue making profits.
MIAMI – Ulysee Holliman tried to quit smoking a dozen times; he asked his wife for help, threw away his cigarettes, chewed gum, sucked candy, all to no avail. He died from lung cancer 25 years ago.
MIAMI -- A federal court on Feb. 4 refused to follow the report and recommendations of a magistrate judge that denied dismissal of a case against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for canceling a cruise and gave the woman suing the cruise line a chance to file a third amended complaint.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Court records in Florida show how easy it is for people to get swept up in a figurative machine that generates lawsuits. In fact, it all started for one man with the push of a button.
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
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.
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
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.