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Burger King customer alleges receipt exposed his private information

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a fast food restaurant chain exposed him and other customers to a heightened risk of identity theft because of the amount of digits of a card number printed on a receipt.

Royal Caribbean Cruises employee alleges she was assaulted on cruise ship

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A resident of Argentina employed by Royal Caribbean alleges she was sexually assaulted by another co-worker while working on the Majesty of the Seas.

Inkaholik Tattoos Inc. alleged to have sent 50 unwanted text messages to Florida woman

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman alleges a Miami tattoo parlor sent her dozens of unwanted text messages.

Fla. judge recommends dismissing much of suit against Tinder, says app never promised to stay free forever

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida federal judge has recommended that certain counts of a class action lawsuit against Tinder over allegations of misleading business practices be dismissed.

Investors file suit against Comerica Bank over fraud allegations

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A group of investors are seeking damages from a Texas-based financial institution over their alleged investment losses.

Chuhak & Tecson PC, others alleged to have sold fraudulent tax credits

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Several individuals alleged they were induced into purchasing fraudulent tax credits.

Man alleges Me Bath Spa Experience invaded privacy with unwanted texts

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida consumer claims a luxury day spa operator sent him unwanted text messages.

Lawsuit: Burger King receipts violate FACTA, print unlawful amount of card numbers

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges fast food chain Burger King printed more than five digits of debit and/or credit card numbers on customers' receipts.

Judge: Company never served with TCPA class action

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A Broward County Florida man is suing a recreational fishing applications company, alleging it sent him unsolicited text messages.

Nonprofits allege Florida county's law banning pit bulls is unconstitutional

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofits are challenging a Florida county's ban that outlaws pit bulls or those who exhibit the physical characteristics of the dogs.

Consumers claim Bluegreen Corp. falsely advertises timeshares

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a Florida timeshare company over allegations that the company used misleading business practices to sell the vacation properties.

Herbalife is corrupt, Circle of Success events are useless, lawsuit claims

MIAMI (Legal Newline) – Calling Herbalife a "corrupt organization of individuals," several plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that the multi-level marketing company's Circle of Success events are "valueless."

Insel Air moves to dismiss traveler's suit over $80 exit tax

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Insel Air International and Insel Air Aruba N.C., defendants in a class action lawsuit brought by Hector G. Saade, filed a motion to dismiss with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on July 24.

Santa Barbara Airlines alleges fee was disclosed, seeks dismissal of suit

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Venezuelan airline company is fighting a case filed by three Florida customers over allegations of breach of contract.

Consumer claims PowerBlock dumbbell set coating failed, creates hazard

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a weight set failed and does not perform as advertised.

Freedom Watch Inc. alleges Judicial Watch, American Conservation Union is restraining trade

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A government watchdog group alleges that it has been deprived of a crucial opportunity to fundraise and fulfill its mission because of the actions of another watchdog group and an organization.

Federal court permanently bars defendants involved in alleged adulterated drug sales scheme

The U.S. Department of Justice announced on June 15 that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Stratus Pharmaceuticals Inc. of Miami; Sonar Products Inc. of Carlstadt, N.J.; and individuals Alberto Hoyo and Juan Carlos Billoch.

Bed Bath & Beyond sued over materials in pillows

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — A Florida consumer has filed a class action lawsuit against Bed Bath & Beyond, alleging negligent misrepresentation.

Banks say Burger King fudged Central American expansion prospects to get loans

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — A group of banks from Central America and the Caribbean is suing Burger King Corporation, based in Florida, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation regarding loans.

First-of-its-kind trial goes plaintiff's way; Winn-Dixie ordered to update website for the blind

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) - In what is believed to be the first lawsuit of its kind to go to trial, a Florida federal judge has ruled for a blind man who has filed nearly 70 lawsuits alleging that various companies’ websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act.