Latest News

Bloomingdale’s apologizes to family of teen tackled by security guard over mistaken identity

By Karen Kidd | Dec 21, 2018

AVENTURA, Fla. — The Bloomingdale's department store chain has apologized to the teenager reportedly tackled in its Aventura Mall location last February when a now-fired security guard suspected the 13-year-old girl of shoplifting.

Court affirms decision on child protective investigations case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 21, 2018

JACKSONVILLE -- A case of child protective investigations, conducted by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office (HCSO), has resulted in a decision that sustains a district court ruling regarding government immunity held in court.

Court denies Comcast motion to compel arbitration in suit alleging sales rep badgered former customer

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 20, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently dismissed a motion to compel arbitration filed by cable giant Comcast Cable Communication LLC regarding a lawsuit filed by a former customer who claimed she was harassed by its salespeople in an attempt to regain her service.

Man suing employer claims multiple labor violations

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 20, 2018

An employee is suing Florida Mobile Rehab LLC d/b/a Salus, a foreign corporation, citing alleged breach of contract, unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law, violation of workers compensation acts and violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Veterinarian suing pet owner over social media posts

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 20, 2018

A veterinarian and animal hospital are suing a pet owner, claiming defamation in Facebook and Google Review posts.

Former employee says she was wrongfully denied compensation, terminated

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 20, 2018

An employee is suing a Florida corporation, citing alleged intentional infliction of emotional distress and violation of workers' compensation laws.

Property owners sue management companies after suffering flood damage

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 20, 2018

Property owners are suing Terra Management Services LLC, Resource Property Management Inc. and BB&T Insurance Services Inc., management companies, citing alleged breach of fiduciary duty and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Customer claims car manufacturer and dealer breached warranty

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 20, 2018

A customer is suing General Motors LLC and MK Automotive Inc. d/b/a New Wave Auto Sales, manufacturer and dealer, citing alleged breach of implied and express warranty and violation of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.

Investment company won't get funds intended for Mutual Benefits fraud victims, federal magistrate judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Dec 18, 2018

An investment management company that bought up policies from victim investors in a $1 Billion fraud scheme revealed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in 2004 will not receive money from a fund set up for victims, a federal magistrate judge ruled earlier this month.

Detention, near deportation of U.S. citizen gives ACLU reason to be concerned, attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 18, 2018

The ACLU of Florida said in a posting on its website that it filed a federal lawsuit Dec. 3 on behalf of a U.S. citizen who was detained by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office on behalf Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Roofing company accuses former employee, competitor of unfair competition

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 18, 2018

ORLANDO — A roofing company is suing a former employee and a competitor, alleging breach of an employment agreement.

Lender alleges business borrower owes $177,500

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 18, 2018

ORLANDO — An Orange County woman is suing a borrower, alleging breach of contract.

Roofing contractor alleges customer owes $16,000

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 18, 2018

CLEARWATER - — A Pinellas County roofing contractor is suing a Tarpon Springs customer, alleging breach of contract.

Prison healthcare providers must respond to inmate's lawsuit over amputation, federal judge rules

By Karen Kidd | Dec 17, 2018

Two out-of-state prison health care service companies accused of ignoring a Florida inmate's ailments for so long that his legs had to be amputated have days to respond to the inmate's lawsuit, a federal judge ruled.

Consumer sues individual, dealership and bank, alleging fraudulent transaction

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 17, 2018

A consumer is suing John Doe, Airport Chrysler Dodge Jeep LLC and Citizens One Auto Finance, individual, dealership and bank, citing alleged fraud.

Tiger Enterprises sues Frank's Body Shop, claiming negligence led to property damage

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 17, 2018

A car repair service is suing an auto shop, citing alleged breach of duty and negligence.

Judge allows negligence lawsuit to continue against ex-deputy present at Parkland shooting

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 16, 2018

A Florida judge allowed a negligence lawsuit to continue over allegations that the police officer on duty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Parkland shooting failed to take reasonable action to prevent students and staff from being killed.

Court dismisses case against cruise line involving drunk passenger's fall

By Charmaine Little | Dec 14, 2018

MIAMI -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit determined Dec. 13 that a cruise line wasn’t negligent in a passenger’s drunken fall that lead to injuries.

Appeals court affirms multimillion dollar summary judgment amid foreclosure

By Charmaine Little | Dec 14, 2018

MIAMI -- A lack of a written release caused Florida's Third District Court of Appeal to side with a company on Dec. 12 in a $38 million foreclosure case against a Florida man, affirming a lower court’s ruling for summary judgement in favor of the company.

Lawyer: Principal's lawsuit over firing is about preventing child abuse

By Claudia Balthazar | Dec 14, 2018

The former principal at Changing Lives Academy, a private school in Orange County, recently filed suit in the Orange County Circuit Court against the school, claiming he was fired in retaliation for reporting a teacher for alleged child abuse.

The Record Network