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Former pro baseball player sues AP, ESPN and USA Today for defamation over article about elk antler supplement

By Kyla Asbury | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A former professional baseball player and his company are suing ESPN, The Associated Press and USA Today after a 2016 news article was published that had alleged false information. The three defendants have filed motions to dismiss the lawsuit.

Woman appeals dismissal of suit over Bed, Bath & Beyond pillows; She was offered refund before filing suit

By Charmaine Little | Jun 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Bed, Bath & Beyond’s legal matters with a customer who alleged it misled consumers continues as the woman challenged the court’s dismissal of her negligent misrepresentation case.

Airline moves to dismiss lawsuit over $80 airline tax again in Florida court

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 15, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Attorneys for airline Insel International filed a motion to dismiss a man’s amended complaint over an airline tax, stating the amended complaint should still be dismissed for improper forum, lack of jurisdiction and failure to state a claim.

Two claim McDonald's 'forces' customers to pay for cheese on Quarter Pounder whether they want it or not

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | May 17, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege McDonald's overcharges for two types of sandwiches by charging for two slices of cheese they do not want or order.

Consumer alleges Jenny Craig sent text messages without consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 17, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida resident alleges a weight loss counseling service unlawfully sent her telemarketing text messages.

Former Uber driver alleges unwanted texts from company invaded privacy

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 9, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami-Dade County resident and former Uber driver alleges the ride-hailing service sent him unwanted text messages.

Man alleges Rack Room Shoes sent text messages without consent

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Apr 12, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A consumer alleges a footwear retailer sent him text messages without his consent.

Florida court dismisses suit over $80 airline tax, but allows plaintiff to amend claim

By Elizabeth Alt | Apr 10, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has dismissed a lawsuit against an airline company over an $80 “exit fee” a customer claimed shouldn’t have been charged for his flight.

Herbalife seeks dismissal of RICO class action

By Sandra Lane | Apr 9, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Herbalife International, a global multi-level marketing corporation, on Dec. 22 filed a motion to dismiss a legal action filed against the company that alleged violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Stockholder in magicJack alleges proxy statement contains misleading statements

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 23, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A stockholder in a West Palm Beach, Florida company alleges the company failed to disclose all facts about a proposed transaction.

Consumers allege Monat hair care products cause sores, headaches

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Mar 14, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – An Iowa couple alleges a line of hair care products failed to disclose harmful side effects.

ApplicantPro alleged to have invaded man's privacy with text messages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 1, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Palm Beach County, Florida individual alleges that his privacy was invaded by telemarketing texts from a Utah company.

Consumer alleges Jets.com sent unsolicited marketing text messages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 26, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A private jet charter and jet rental company is alleged to have engaged in unsolicited telemarketing.

ADT Corp. alleged to have placed telemarketing calls to Florida man

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 22, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a security company unlawfully called him for marketing purposes.

Burger King customer alleges receipt exposed his private information

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 14, 2018

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

By Louie Torres | Feb 2, 2018

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

By Louie Torres | Jan 29, 2018

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

By Angela Underwood | Jan 29, 2018

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

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 3, 2018

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

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Dec 20, 2017

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

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