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Companies allege KidKraft has monopoly power in wooden play kitchen market

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 20, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A reseller and manufacturer of wooden play kitchens allege another toy manufacturer's monopoly power in the market allows it exclude competition and raise prices.

Consumers allege Bang sports energy drinks are marketed in misleading manner regarding ingredients

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 12, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege a brand of sports energy drinks misrepresents they contain "potent" amounts of ingredients that benefit the brain and body.

Florida man alleges Fitness Time invaded his privacy with marketing texts

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 5, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami-Dade County, Florida resident alleges a gym operator in the state unlawfully sent him marketing-related text messages.

Suit filed against Planet Fitness over text message for free water

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Feb 1, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida resident alleges a gym operator unlawfully sent him a text message with an offer for free water.

Florida man alleges text messages from Nova Dental were sent without his consent

By Bree Gonzales | Jan 31, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges the owner of two dental offices in the state sent him unsolicited telemarketing texts without his consent.

Airbnb challenges Florida city's short-term rental ordinance regarding listings

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jan 18, 2019

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A vacation rental website alleges a Florida city's ordinance regarding online advertising for rentals is unconstitutional.

Lawsuit by Jevon Kearse, other former NFL players over alleged tax scheme challenged by defendants

By John Breslin | Jan 18, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Chicago law firm is asking a federal court in Florida to dismiss an amended complaint over allegations that it orchestrated a fraudulent tax credit scheme that snared four former NFL players, and the plaintiffs in the case have asked the court to deny the motion.

General Motors truck owners allege CP4 fuel injection pumps are defective

By Bree Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – The owners of diesel General Motors-manufactured pickup trucks allege a fuel injection pump isn't built for U.S. diesel and fails.

Porsche owners allege engines have cooling system defect

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 10, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two Florida residents allege the Porsche vehicles they owned had a defect in the engine cooling systems that cost them thousands to repair.

Facial Rejuvenation of South Florida allegedly sent text message to woman without consent

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 3, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami-Dade County, Florida resident alleges a Miami business sent her a telemarketing text without her permission.

Consumer alleges BANG sports drink contains minimal amount of creatine

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Nov 30, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A sports and energy drink product is alleged not to contain the ingredients advertised by its manufacturer.

Former Burger King employees allege agreement between franchises restricted employee mobility

By Bree Gonzales | Nov 14, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two residents from Louisiana and Pennsylvania allege a no-poach, no-hire agreement between Burger King franchisees suppressed their wages.

Sun Tan City alleged to have sent advertising texts without permission

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 28, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Palm Beach City, Florida resident alleges an operator of a tanning salon chain sent her text messages advertising its services without her permission.

Man alleges text messages from Florida yoga studios invaded privacy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Sep 20, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE (Legal Newsline) – Two Florida yoga studios are alleged to have unlawfully sent unsolicited text messages for marketing purposes.

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.

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