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Man claims debt collectors filed suit against him over debt that wasn't his

Wadi Reformado Aug. 4, 2016, 6:22am

MIAMI – A Broward County man alleges debt collectors improperly took legal action against him over a debt that did not belong to him.

Bank of America accused of harassing woman over alleged debt that isn't hers

Wadi Reformado Aug. 4, 2016, 6:06am

MIAMI – A Broward County woman claims a bank has repeatedly harassed her with calls trying to collect an alleged debt belonging to another person.

Couple alleges hernia mesh patch was defective

Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 4, 2016, 5:57am

PANAMA CITY – A Jackson County couple alleges that the wife was injured by a defective medical device.

Atit Inc. did not pay overtime, minimum wage, employee says

Wadi Reformado Aug. 4, 2016, 5:38am

PENSACOLA – A man has filed suit against the operator of wine and liquor stores alleging he was not paid overtime wages or a proper minimum wage.

Bradenton attorney recognized as 50-year member of Florida Bar

Deana Carpenter Aug. 3, 2016, 9:08pm

Michael J. Furen has been an attorney since 1966

First GREEN Bank opens specialized department for attorneys

Bradley Williams Aug. 3, 2016, 2:11pm

ORLANDO – First GREEN Bank (FGB) recently announced it is now offering specialized banking services to the 90,000-plus licensed attorneys in the state of Florida through its Attorney Banking Department.

Florida Supreme Court suspends attorney for contempt, alleged lack of response

Kerry Goff Aug. 3, 2016, 1:34pm

TALLAHASSEE – On May 13, the Florida Supreme Court found attorney Mirta Desir, who practices law in West Palm Beach, in contempt of the court after she allegedly failed to respond to a request from the Bar to show cause for a client complaint.

Attorney ordered to attend ethics school after allegedly charging excessive fees

Kerry Goff Aug. 3, 2016, 1:11pm

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Supreme Court filed a petition on May 19 for attorney Sarah E. Cox, who practices law in Fort Myers, reprimanding and ordering her to attend the Florida Bar's Ethics School and pay all fines and costs.

Attorney receives Bar revocation after alleged misappropriation of client's settlement

Kerry Goff Aug. 3, 2016, 1:00pm

TALLAHASSEE – The Supreme Court of Florida filed a petition on May 19 for disciplinary revocation of attorney Richard John DeSanto, who practices in Fort Lauderdale.

Court approves Bar's petition to suspend Coral Gables attorney

Kerry Goff Aug. 3, 2016, 12:46pm

TALLAHASSEE – The Florida Bar filed a petition to the Florida Supreme Court for contempt and order to show cause requesting a one-year suspension against attorney George Joseph Charnota, who practices law in Coral Gables, for alleged noncompliance to past Bar and court inquiries and orders.

Woman alleged to have not paid education loan

Wadi Reformado Aug. 3, 2016, 12:33pm

MIAMI – An Indian River County woman is alleged to have not paid back a loan.

Ocwen Loan Servicing accused of telephone harassment

Wadi Reformado Aug. 3, 2016, 11:56am

MIAMI – A Broward County woman alleges invasion of privacy against a debt collector.

Marc Jacobs alleges sellers offer counterfeit goods

Wadi Reformado Aug. 3, 2016, 11:43am

MIAMI – Two New York companies allege that online sellers are distributing counterfeit copies of its goods.

Carbamericas alleges carrier damaged mangos in transport

Wadi Reformado Aug. 3, 2016, 11:29am

MIAMI – A Broward County business alleges its cargo of mangos was damaged in transport and has filed a suit against the carrier.

Woman alleges Sacred Heart Health System wrongfully terminated her

Wadi Reformado Aug. 3, 2016, 9:55am

PENSACOLA – A Pensacola woman alleges she was wrongfully terminated and not properly paid by her former nonprofit employer.

Howard Law Group accused of misleading debt collection practices

Wadi Reformado Aug. 3, 2016, 9:47am

MIAMI – A Miami-Dade man claims that a debt collector sent a letter that violated laws and regulations in an attempt to collect the alleged debt.

Pilgrim's Pride Corp. employees allege they were paid with debit card, files class action

Wadi Reformado Aug. 3, 2016, 9:36am

GAINESVILLE – Employees have filed a class-action lawsuit against a chicken producer over claims their checks were issued via debit card.

Woman alleges benefits were wrongfully denied to her

Wadi Reformado Aug. 2, 2016, 12:42pm

JACKSONVILLE – A Nassau County woman alleges long-term disability benefits were wrongfully denied to her.

Voter Verified Inc. accuses Election Systems & Software of patent infringement

Wadi Reformado Aug. 2, 2016, 12:33pm

GAINESVILLE – A suit regarding a patent for voting machines has been filed by a Florida business.

CIS Services alleged to have misclassified employees

Wadi Reformado Aug. 2, 2016, 10:51am

JACKSONVILLE – A Lake City woman alleges she was misclassified by her Jacksonville employer and was not paid overtime wages and has filed a class-action complaint.