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Law firm claims client company didn't pay

Annie Hunt Jan. 27, 2016, 2:58pm

A Chicago-based law firm with an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is suing Etkin & Company Inc. — a New York company that is incorporated in Delaware and refers to itself as "a differentiated, value-added merger and acquisition advisory and strategic transaction services boutique" — alleging breach of contract and failure to pay for legal services.

Insurance firm seeks to cap liability for nightclub shooting at $75,000

Robert Hadley Jan. 26, 2016, 4:44pm

MIAMI – An Ohio insurance company is seeking a declaratory judgment against The Mint Lounge to determine coverage limits for assault and battery liability.

Former employee claims Nursery Elegua's violated wage law

Annie Hunt Jan. 26, 2016, 12:04pm

A former employee of Nursery Elegua’s is suing the gardening company for alleged refusal to pay overtime compensation, in violation of federal law.

King Ocean claims Hayek Services hasn't paid invoices

Robert Hadley Jan. 26, 2016, 11:29am

An international shipping firm is suing Miami-based Hayek Services for more than $100,000 in unpaid freight invoices.

Ex-hairstylist accuses LeeLou Salon of wage violation

Robert Hadley Jan. 26, 2016, 10:56am

A Dade County woman says her former employer, LeeLou Salon and Spa in Miami, failed to pay her minimum wage, as well as other money they allegedly owe.

Attorney is stumped by fact that disbarred lawyer hasn't been arrested

Vimbai Chikomo Jan. 26, 2016, 10:37am

WINTER PARK, Fla.—A Winter Park attorney — an expert on trust and estates who is the wife of a well-known cardiologist — continues to be free after allegations emerged that she embezzled more than $1.5 million from clients and fellow lawyers, resulting in her losing her accountant’s license and being permanently disbarred by the Florida Supreme Court.

Woman sues Sprint over claim that nude photos were downloaded, shared

Robert Hadley Jan. 25, 2016, 4:04pm

An Orlando, Fla. woman is suing Sprint PCS, claiming a repair tech downloaded and shared her nude photos.

Man claims SunTrust Banks violated debt-collection law

Robert Hadley Jan. 25, 2016, 3:45pm

A Florida man alleges that Suntrust Banks repeatedly harassed him by calling his cell phone to collect money they claim he owes.

Cruise passenger's suit blames Carnival Corp. for slip-and-fall injuries

Robert Hadley Jan. 25, 2016, 3:30pm

A Nevada woman is suing Carnival Corp. for injuries she alleged suffered aboard the cruise ship Carnival Breeze last year.

Governor appoints Joni Poitier to Florida Elections Commission

Annie Hunt Jan. 25, 2016, 9:44am

TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott announced on Jan. 8 that Joni Poitier will be the newest member of the Florida Elections Commission.

Chinese restaurant accused of not providing full value of tips, overtime wages to servers

Robert Hadley Jan. 24, 2016, 6:19pm

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Two Pensacola women are suing their former employer, House of Chong, and its owner in an overtime pay dispute.

Passenger sues Carnival cruise line for $100K over alleged injuries from slip-and-fall

Annie Hunt Jan. 24, 2016, 6:16pm

MIAMI — A Carnival Sunshine passenger is suing Carnival Corporation for injuries she claims to have received in a slip and fall aboard their cruise ship. 

Hillstone Restaurant waitress accuses employer of federal wage violations

Robert Hadley Jan. 24, 2016, 6:13pm

MIAMI – A Miami woman is suing her employer, Hillstone Restaurant, claiming she was not properly paid for overtime hours she worked.

St. Vincent DePaul thrift store faces lawsuit, accused of not paying minimum wage

Robert Hadley Jan. 24, 2016, 5:57pm

PENSACOLA, Fla. – A Florida man is suing the Society of St. Vincent DePaul, owner of a thrift store warehouse where he works, claiming the Society committed wage fraud.

Double A Metal Works Inc. sued for allegedly not paying overtime

Annie Hunt Jan. 24, 2016, 5:54pm

MIAMI — A former employee of Double A Metal Works is suing the company alleging they failed to unpay him paid overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Passenger blames Celebrity Cruises for slip-and-fall injuries

Annie Hunt Jan. 24, 2016, 5:50pm

MIAMI —A recent passenger of the Celebrity Silhouette is suing Celebrity Cruises, alleging they are responsible for injuries he suffered in a slip and fall aboard the cruise ship.

Cruise ship passenger sues Carnival for alleged slip-and-fall injuries

Annie Hunt Jan. 24, 2016, 1:20pm

MIAMI — A cruise ship passenger is suing Carnival Corporation alleging she was injured aboard the Carnival Glory iafter encountering a slippery substance that caused her to slip and fall.

Nurse anesthetist sues former employer, alleging unpaid overtime and tax fraud

Annie Hunt Jan. 24, 2016, 1:17pm

TAMPA, Fla. — A former employee of Lakewood Ranch Anesthesia is suing on accusations of tax fraud and violation of the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA).

Baseball coach sues Charlotte Co. Public Schools alleging he was not properly compensated for overtime

Annie Hunt Jan. 24, 2016, 1:12pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. — A baseball coach for the Fighting Tarpons Charlotte High Baseball team is suing Charlotte County Public Schools alleging failure to pay minimum wage or overtime compensation.

Alps South accuses Ohio Willow Wood of patent infringement

Robert Hadley Jan. 24, 2016, 1:04pm

TAMPA, Fla. – A St. Petersburg company that patented a liner made for prosthetic limbs is suing a competitor claiming they have continued producing and selling the product after previously losing a patent dispute.