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Court denies motion to strike expert witness on a tortious interference case

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 13, 2018

A judge denied a plaintiff's motion to have struck a signature-verification expert in a lawsuit over a contentious business deal and alleged forgery.

Carnival cruise ships loses footage of plaintiff allegedly slipping and falling on its ship

By Gabriel Neves | Dec 13, 2018

A judge has ordered sanctions ahead of a trial against the Carnival cruise ship company, which claims to have lost the footage of a woman allegedly slipping and falling near the buffet on one of its ships.

Elderly property owners' case against Miami-Dade County over noise reduction wall gets tossed

By Charmaine Little | Dec 13, 2018

Homeowners who allege they have been left with devalued properties after Miami-Dade County reneged on a deal to buy their houses had their case dismissed by the U.S. District for the Southern District of Florida.

Lawyer says video evidence favors homeless man alleging battery by police in Orlando

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 13, 2018

A homeless man is filing a civil rights lawsuit after he was allegedly struck by a police officer.

Controversial book about Sandy Hook shooting shouldn't be upsetting, publisher says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 12, 2018

A parent of a child who was killed in the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut is suing a Florida publisher for the publication of a book titled "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook," a recent Gainesville Sun posting said.

National Marine Fisheries Service has no reason to withhold orca necropsy reports, Animal Welfare Institute says

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 12, 2018

A group of animal activists recently filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that contends the agency has the power to force SeaWorld to release necropsy reports for three orcas to the public.

Pennsylvania couple alleges condominium manager, unit owners negligently cared for property

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 12, 2018

CLEARWATER — A Pennsylvania couple is suing a Belleair Bluffs condominium manager and unit owners, alleging negligence.

St. Petersburg tenant accuses debt collector of invasion of privacy

By Philip Gonzales | Dec 12, 2018

CLEARWATER — A St. Petersburg tenant is suing a debt collector, alleging unfair, deceptive, and abusive practices.

Court dismisses computer fraud suit that alleged man stole information to benefit his own business

By Charmaine Little | Dec 11, 2018

MIAMI – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida sided with a man being sued for allegedly stealing a former employer’s protected information to benefit his own business, partially dismissing several claims in the suit in the court's Dec. 10 ruling by U.S. District Judge Darrin P. Gayles.

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.

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