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Ocoee couple alleges city's improper sewage installation damaged home

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 11, 2018

ORLANDO — An Ocoee couple is suing the city, alleging breach of duty and negligence.

Midland Credit Management multistate debt collection probe ends with settlement, Bondi says

By Claudia Balthazar | Dec 10, 2018

TALLHASSEE – Midland Credit Management Inc. and Midland Funding LLC, whose parent company, Encore Capital Group Inc. is among the leading firms in the consumer debt purchasing industry, recently reached a settlement with Attorney General Pam Bondi and 41 other state attorneys general and the District of Columbia after fighting in the courtroom for over five years, a Dec. 4 news release from Bondi's office said.

Bank alleges Orange County customer owes more than $22,000

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 10, 2018

ORLANDO — A bank is suing an Orange County woman, alleging breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Broward sheriff's office sued over fatal shooting of a man with mental illness

By Charmaine Little | Dec 9, 2018

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office and one of its officers were called out in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division, after an officer allegedly shot an unarmed man suffering from a mental illness.

Royal Caribbean's negligence allegedly caused honeymooner's fatal zip line incident

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

MIAMI -- A popular cruise line faces a negligence lawsuit after a honeymooning couple’s zip line excursion ended with the husband’s death. His surviving wife sued Nov. 30 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division.

Zumba Fitness alleges other companies infringed on trademark

By Charmaine Little | Dec 7, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Zumba Fitness LLC sued five companies Dec. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, alleging they infringed on the Zumba trademark.

Judge denies requests for summary judgment from both sides in suit claiming law firm violated family leave act

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 6, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently denied motions from both parties in a lawsuit in which an attorney claimed the law firm she worked for violated the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Court denies lawn company's motion for relief from final judgment in in case alleging failure to pay overtime

By Takesha Thomas | Dec 6, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for Southern District of Florida recently denied a lawn maintenance company's motion for relief from final judgment in a case that alleged the company failed to pay overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Ohio couple accuses timeshare property operators of deceptive business practices

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 6, 2018

ORLANDO — An Ohio couple is suing timeshare property operators, alleging deceptive business practices.

Service provider accuses accounting firm of failing to pay

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 5, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pinellas County accountancy service provider is suing an accounting firm, alleging unfair and deceptive trade practices.

From Legal Newsline

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.

E-cigarette company files flurry of complaints, suits against foreign competitors

By John Breslin | Dec 2, 2018

A leading maker and seller of e-cigarettes and nicotine cartridges in the U.S. has filed a fresh flurry of complaints with patent regulators and in federal court against foreign competitors muscling in on its market.

Judge dismisses lawsuit in fishing boat ownership dispute

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 29, 2018

KEY WEST – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently dismissed a lawsuit alleging wrongful conduct and fraudulent misrepresentations in a dispute regarding the ownership of a sport fishing boat.

Court denies motion to compel health system to produce military records of nurse who allegedly assaulted patient

By Gabriel Neves | Nov 29, 2018

FORT MYERS – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently denied a motion to compel Lee Memorial Health System to produce of military records of an employee accused of assaulting a patient in a suit seeking damages for the plaintiff's mental pain and suffering, loss of capacity and medical expenses.

Siblings accuse trustee for breach of fiduciary duty

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 29, 2018

CLEARWATER — Two Pinellas County siblings are suing a trustee, alleging breach of fiduciary duty and unjust enrichment.

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