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Florida targets pharmaceutical companies for alleged role in opioid epidemic

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced May 15 that her office is suing a group of major pharmaceutical companies for their alleged role in the national opioid epidemic.

Man alleges texts from Tampa Bay Rays were unsolicited

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The operator of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team is alleged to have sent unsolicited text messages to consumers in an effort to market games.

HSN asks why it's being sued if woman bought My Little Steamer at Bed, Bath and Beyond

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – Companies associated with the My Little Steamer product allege an amended complaint over the product's alleged defects is “fatally defective” and requested the court reject it with prejudice.

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

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

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

In Florida, ruling says restraint of deaf resident was not medical malpractice

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The question of whether a deaf academy acted in medical malpractice or negligence was answered in a Supreme Court of Florida’s April 26 opinion.

Florida attorney general accuses farm-to-table restaurant of false marketing

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced May 4 that her office is taking action against Icebox Café L.C. and Icebox Café at MIA LLC for allegedly misleading consumers regarding the local nature and sustainability of their products.

Former Uber driver alleges unwanted texts from company invaded privacy

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

Florida targets construction company that allegedly duped victims of Hurricane Irma

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced April 27 that her office has filed a complaint against Carlson Enterprises LLC, a construction company based in Jacksonville, for allegedly duping consumers by taking payments for services it never rendered.

Mom of victim: Ultimatum from lawyer, paternity test led to regrettable settlement with Tony Stewart

PORT LEYDEN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – The mother of a race car driver killed nearly four years ago by famed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart says she felt cornered into settling her wrongful death lawsuit by her high-profile lawyer who threatened to abandon the case if it went to trial – an allegation disputed by the attorney.

Florida companies file RICO suit against law firm over timeshare contracts

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A resort owner alleges timeshare owners have stopped making payments because a law firm interfered with contractual relationships.

Fireworks company challenges Florida county's denial of permits to sell products

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A fireworks company is seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against a Florida county after it denied permits to sell fireworks.

Man alleges Rack Room Shoes sent text messages without consent

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

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

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.

Consumer claims Brandsource zero percent interest promotion was misrepresented

LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Michigan consumer claims a furniture seller deceptively represented its zero percent interest purchases on store-brand credit at its retail locations.

NRA files challenge to age restrictions in new Florida gun law

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The National Rifle Association is challenging a Florida law signed this month that prohibits persons younger than 21 from purchasing a firearm.

Timeshare company alleges U.S. Consumer Attorneys uses false advertising

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A timeshare company and operator alleges a Lake Worth, Florida law firm is diverting funds from timeshare interest owners through false promises.

Stockholder in magicJack alleges proxy statement contains misleading statements

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

Florida law firm alleges Google review posting is defamatory

ORLANDO (Legal Newsline) – An Orlando, Florida law firm alleges an anonymous Washington, D.C. resident posted a defamatory review of the firm online.