FORT LAUDERDALE — A federal court has closed a suit filed by a former Broward County Sheriff's Office employee who alleged disability discrimination and retaliation over family medical leave to care for her severely asthmatic son.
MIAMI — A federal judge ruled that Royal Caribbean did not show bad faith intent in the loss of several hours of a ship's closed circuit television video monitoring (CCTV) in a suit filed by a group of autistic children and their families who were passengers during a winter storm with hurricane-force winds.
MIAMI — A federal court has denied a motion for a new trial by a passenger who alleges an airline is responsible for injuries she suffered during turbulence on a flight from Madrid to Milan, Italy, because they did not wake her so she could fasten her seatbelt.
MIAMI — The manufacturer of LifeVest, a wearable defibrillator vest, has lost its attempt to exclude the opinions of an expert witness in a case involving a cardiac patient who died after the vest allegedly failed to administer a shock.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal judge has dismissed a stockholder suit involving a doctor who alleges the former pediatric nurse with whom he embarked on a "cardiology technology" business deal defrauded him as well as other investors.
JACKSONVILLE — An assignee for a Florida condo association has won an attempt to remand its case against an insurer to state court and to add the condo association as a defendant after the association was found to have cashed in more than $200,000 in insurance money payments without the assignee's knowledge.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal court has agreed to Daytona Beach-based Costa Del Mar's request to seal some of the company's internal communications, marketing information and confidential business documents that are part of a class action suit filed by a Florida man who alleges the sunglass manufacturer illegally charged customers a processing fee for lifetime warranties.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal court has struck down CalAtlantic insurance company's argument that the construction defects alleged against the builder by a Jacksonville townhome community's homeowners association are not covered because they were found after the development's completion.
MIAMI — The owners of Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise have been denied a preliminary injunction request in their fight to stop a Florida casino tour company from continuing to use the mall's trademark after the termination of a shuttle service agreement.
MIAMI — A federal court has rejected new evidence presented by the plaintiff in an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Rehabilitation Act (RA) suit against Ross University Medical School, a Barbados university with administrative offices in Miramar.
MIAMI —A federal judge has granted Liberty Mutual's motion for summary judgment in an alleged breach of contract case involving Miami-Dade residents who waited eight months to file an insurance claim after a leak under their kitchen sink led to water damage.
MIAMI — A Royal Caribbean luxury cruise line subsidiary, Silverseas, has been awarded nearly $5,000 in litigation costs after it prevailed in a maritime personal injury case filed by a woman who alleged she was served guacamole that contained shellfish even after warning of her seafood allergy.
MIAMI — A federal court has ruled the girlfriend of deceased South Florida real estate mogul Mauricio Capuano can proceed with her conspiracy allegation against his estranged wife and nephew that involve an estate dispute over the sale of his $2.3 million Biscayne Bay property.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal judge has struck down a lawsuit filed by a former Pilgrim's Pride chicken processing employee who alleges the company violated his Family Medical Leave Act rights and he suffered discrimination based on his race and disability.
JACKSONVILLE — A federal court has denied Mid-Continent Insurance's request for a summary judgment in a case involving a Florida couple who allege the insurer's bad faith from an underlying construction defect lawsuit in which the insurance company refused to defend their insured builder Cronk Duch.
ORLANDO — A federal court has granted a motion to compel interrogatories and responses filed by Orange Lake Country Club in Kissimmee in a case involving a timeshare dispute with an 80-year old Illinois woman and her husband who is diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer's.
FORT MYERS — An Orlando landscaping company and an Englewood, Florida, restaurant have been denied a temporary restraining order as part of their efforts to stop the U.S. Department of Labor's "lottery selection process" for review of H-2B foreign worker applications.