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Two employees sue CMG Development for alleged unpaid wages

The Florida Record Mar. 20, 2016, 7:45pm

FORT LAUDERDALE — Two employees filed a class-action lawsuit against CMG Development and Carlos Gonzalez, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of applicable minimum wage law.

In-ear monitor specialists sue competitors for alleged patent infringement

The Florida Record Mar. 20, 2016, 7:37pm

ORLANDO — An in-ear monitor specialist company is suing its competitors, citing alleged patent infringement.

Cruise ship passenger sues for damages after allegedly breaking leg

The Florida Record Mar. 19, 2016, 10:30pm

MIAMI – A cruise ship passenger alleges that she was injured on the ship as a result of negligence.

Avesta Homes LLC accused of not paying overtime wages

The Florida Record Mar. 19, 2016, 10:20pm

ORLANDO – A Hillsborough County man alleges that his employer owes him unpaid wages.

Florida AG strikes deal with You Fit over allegedly failing to disclose hidden fees

Mark Iandolo Mar. 19, 2016, 4:16pm

TALLAHASSEE – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office announced an assurance of voluntary compliance with You Fit LLC after allegations the company conducted false marketing and advertising.

U.S. District Court injunction provides breathing room in tale of two Ubers in Gainesville

Karen Kidd Mar. 19, 2016, 9:22am

GAINESVILLE – A cleverly worded preliminary injunction is providing breathing room for companies trying to figure out if Gainesville is big enough for two Ubers, a Tampa attorney said in a recent interview.

Lawyer-client sex allegations may be fueled by ulterior motive, attorney says

Emma Gallimore Mar. 19, 2016, 8:55am

A lawyer has been accused of having sex with an inmate in an interview room at the Broward Sheriff's Office, but her attorney says that the allegations have an ulterior motive.

Florida special prosecutor ready to ascend to Hillsborough County Court bench

Michael Carroll Mar. 18, 2016, 11:46pm

TAMPA – After serving for nearly a decade in the Office of Statewide Prosecution -- a stint that included prosecuting former Florida GOP chairman Jim Greer for bilking the party out of $125,000 – special counsel Michael S. Williams begins a new job on Monday on the Hillsborough County Court bench.

Collier County judge sees revamped ethics panel as way to ensure honest government

Michael Carroll Mar. 18, 2016, 11:06pm

NAPLES -- Having seen too many public officeholders in Florida profit from their positions and suffer ethical lapses that damage the public trust, Collier County Judge Mike Carr has called for the creation of a more muscular Commission on Ethics that could help push dishonest public servants out of office.

Tampa health law attorney wins international Lexology Client Choice award

Hoang Tran Mar. 18, 2016, 9:47pm

TAMPA – Health law attorney Erin Smith Aebel received the 2016 Lexology Client Choice award for exemplary client service in London last week.

Survey shows Florida listed among worst lawsuit climates in the country, falls 3 spots below 2012 ranking

Vimbai Chikomo Mar. 18, 2016, 9:26pm

TALLAHASSEE – Sinking three slots below its 2012 ranking, Florida has once again found itself listed among the worst lawsuit climates in the country, landing at 44th out of 50, according to the 2015 Lawsuit Climate Survey conducted by the Harris Poll and released by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Florida revamps death penalty sentencing for constitutionality

Emma Gallimore Mar. 18, 2016, 6:15pm

TALLAHASSEE – Florida lawmakers have approved changes to the state’s death penalty sentencing system in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the old system was unconstitutional.

Attorney Kenneth M. Poole named partner at Syprett Meshad

Hoang Tran Mar. 18, 2016, 5:02pm

SARASOTA – The Sarasota law firm of Syprett Meshad named  family and criminal law attorney Kenneth M. Poole Jr. a partner last month. 

Woman says mortgage lender failed to pay overtime

The Florida Record Mar. 18, 2016, 3:36pm

MIAMI — A Broward County woman who worked as a loan processor has filed a class-action lawsuit against her former employer, claiming the company didn't pay her proper compensation for overtime.

Hair extension retailer sues competitor over Instagram post

The Florida Record Mar. 18, 2016, 2:14pm

MIAMI — A hair extension retails is suing another hair extension retailer, claiming an Instagram post by the defendant was false; that it could or did deceive consumers; that it was libelous, deceptive and misleading; and that it constituted tortious interference.

Teacher alleges Big Children's Academy failed to pay all wages owed

The Florida Record Mar. 17, 2016, 10:03pm

ORLANDO – An Orlando daycare teacher alleges she was terminated after complaining about unpaid wages.

Man sues Cawley & Bergmann over allegedly harassing calls

The Florida Record Mar. 17, 2016, 9:50pm

ORLANDO – A Seminole County man alleges that a debt collection company harassed him by repeatedly calling his phone seeking to reach a different person.

Man sues Hartford Life over alleged denial of benefits

The Florida Record Mar. 17, 2016, 9:38pm

TAMPA – A former employee of Wood Group Management Services Inc. alleges that his insurance company denied his disability benefits.

FedEx alleges men fraudulently shipped items to Columbia

The Florida Record Mar. 17, 2016, 9:26pm

MIAMI – A delivery courier has filed a suit against two Florida men, alleging they schemed to make hundreds of international shipments without paying for them.

Lawsuit alleges trademark infringement

The Florida Record Mar. 17, 2016, 5:48pm

MIAMI — A Florida company that claims to hold the rights to the TechnoMarine trademark owner is suing over alleged trademark infringement.