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Financial Recovery Services Inc. accused of using misleading statements in letter

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 23, 2016, 8:49am

MIAMI – A Deerfield Beach man claims a debt collector used misleading and false statements in an attempt to collect an alleged debt.

Acute Patient Care Inc. accused of not paying overtime, filing false tax reports

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 6:35am

ORLANDO – A Kissimmee acute patient care facility is accused of not paying a nursing assistant overtime wages.

Ace American Insurance Co. accused of breach of contract in boat lawsuit

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 23, 2016, 6:29am

TAMPA – Two Hillsborough County corporations have filed suit against an insurance company after a lawsuit over work done on a boat.

Consumer alleges Receivables Performance Management violated laws with voice mails

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 6:04am

ORLANDO – A Kissimmee woman alleges a debt collector violated federal law with the voice mails it left on her cellphone.

Former employee claims Johnson & Johnson Cleaning Services Inc. owes unpaid wages

Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 5:54am

TALLAHASSEE – A painter and cleaner has filed a class-action suit against his former employer over allegations it did not pay him overtime wages.

Former employee files claim against East Ridge Retirement Village for alleged unpaid overtime

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2016, 3:00pm

WEST PALM BEACH— A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against East Ridge Retirement Village Inc. and Jeffrey Merritt for alleged unpaid wages.

Tennessee company files suit against United Water Restoration Group over alleged trademark infringement

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2016, 2:52pm

ORLANDO — A Tennessee company has filed a claim against United Water Restoration Group Inc., Endre Banfi and Zoltan Kurucz for alleged trademark infringement. 

Plumber files claim against former employer for alleged unpaid overtime wages

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 22, 2016, 2:44pm

TAMPA — A plumber has filed a class-action lawsuit against The Drain Team Inc and Peter Maccio for alleged unpaid overtime wages.

Passenger trips and fractures shoulder on cruise ship, files suit against Carnival Corp.Passenger trips, fractures shoulder on Carnival cruise ship and files suit

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2016, 2:37pm

MIAMI — A passenger has filed a claim against Carnival Corp. after she allegedly tripped and fell over an uneven floor onto a deck, fracturing her shoulder and requiring surgery, then physical therapy.

Medical transporter files class-action suit against Pasteur Medical Group for unpaid overtime

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2016, 2:29pm

MIAMI — A former employee has filed a class-action suit against Pasteur Medical Group LLC and manager Jose Sotolongo after he alleges he wasn't paid overtime for additional hours worked at home beyond the 40-hour work week. 

Supreme Court disciplines 32 attorneys, Florida Bar summary reports

Kerry Goff Aug. 22, 2016, 11:59am

TALLAHASSEE – Based on the summaries of orders that were issued between April 4 and June 30, the Florida Bar disciplined 32 attorneys for various offenses, ranging from six disbarments, two revocations, 16 suspensions, and eight public reprimands. Additionally, two attorneys received probation and one was required to pay restitution.

Bar files complaint against lawyer who allegedly filed false police report against another attorney

Kathleen McGuire Gilbert Aug. 22, 2016, 11:48am

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar recently filed a complaint against attorney Bernardo Roman III for three lawsuits that he filed against Michael Tein and Guy Lewis with the Lewis Tein law firm.

Sharp spike in work comp cases following state Supreme Court judgment

John Breslin Aug. 22, 2016, 10:25am

TALLAHASSEE - Florida’s workers’ compensation claims office have seen a sharp spike in cases filed following a landmark state Supreme Court ruling that barred capping attorney fees.

Insurance company files complaint seeking declaratory relief

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 22, 2016, 10:23am

ORLANDO — An insurance company has filed a complaint for declaratory relief after a policyholder was shot by a member of Tactic Security Enforcement's security team.  

Waitress seeks thousands in damages from Miller's Ale House for allegedly unpaid overtime

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2016, 9:06am

MIAMI – A waitress alleges that a Miami-Dade County restaurant did not pay her overtime wages.

Widow claims Hartford Life wrongfully denied her benefit claim

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2016, 8:59am

ORLANDO – A widow alleges a Connecticut insurance company unlawfully denied her benefits from her late husband's insurance policy.

Georgia couple alleges wife was injured in accident in Hamilton County

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2016, 8:50am

JASPER – A Georgia couple has filed suit against an Alabama business and its employee after an accident in Hamilton County.

Celebrity Reflection accused of negligence over allegedly slippery gangway

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2016, 8:40am

MIAMI – A woman alleges she was injured when she slipped on a gangway on a cruise ship.

Waitress alleges Diner 84 Inc. owes her unpaid overtime wages

Wadi Reformado Aug. 22, 2016, 8:36am

MIAMI – A waitress alleges her former employer owes her unpaid overtime wages.

Washington state man claims Orlando residents wrongfully accused him of stalking

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 22, 2016, 8:29am

TAMPA – A Washington man has filed a suit against two Orlando residents alleging they falsely accused him of stalking.