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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.

Florida Supreme Court puts proposed amendment prohibiting greyhound racing on November ballot

By Sandra Lane | Sep 19, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Supreme Court on Sept. 7 reversed an opinion by the Circuit Court for the 2nd Judicial Circuit that had ruled that the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment to be voted on in November was defective and could not appear on the ballot.

EEOC alleges Miami companies fired employee who lost one eye outside of work

By Marian Johns | Sep 14, 2018

MIAMI — A federal agency alleges two Miami sheet metal fabrication and installation companies fired an employee because he lost one eye due to an out-of-work injury.

Billionaire mega-donor Steyer picks favorite AG hopefuls; More global warming cases possible

By John O'Brien | Sep 13, 2018

Democrat challengers aspiring to become the top lawyers in their states have received financial boosts from Tom Steyer, a billionaire investor and environmental activist who some feel is a driving force behind the recent string of climate change lawsuits struggling to persuade judges to punish the energy industry.

Florida attorney general files suit against Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group over toll fees

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Florida State Attorney's Office filed legal action in the 4th Judicial Circuit Court of Duval County on Aug. 29 against a rental automotive group who allegedly charged customers highly inflated fees for tolls and misrepresented the state's cashless toll system.

Florida company allegedly sold customers mortgage audits to falsely protect them from foreclosure

By Marian Johns | Sep 7, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a lawsuit against a Jacksonville company accused of defrauding consumers across the country out of more than $160,000 through deceptive marketing and the selling of mortgage and foreclosure relief services.

Florida targets closed travel agency that owes over $3 million to customers

By Marian Johns | Sep 3, 2018

TALLAHASSEE — The state of Florida has filed legal action against a closed travel agency that still owes more than $3 million to customers nationwide after failing to deliver trips or refunds.

Lext alleges The Settlement Group owes more than $200,000

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 31, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – An Orlando, Florida corporation alleges that a Georgia corporation owes it more than $200,000 under a contract regarding life insurance policies.

Former McDonald's employee alleges consumer report was obtained on him without authorization

By Bree Gonzales | Aug 30, 2018

BRADENTON, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A former McDonald's employee alleges the fast food company failed to comply with the strict disclosure and authorization requirements of a federal law regarding consumer reports.

Florida consumer alleges National Recovery Agency unlawfully robocalled him

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 30, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A St. Petersburg, Florida resident alleges that a debt collector harassed him with robocalls.

Office Sense alleged to have unlawfully sent fax advertisements to businesses

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 22, 2018

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami, Florida law firm alleges faxes sent by another Miami company caused it harm.

Texas man files suit against Dallas newspaper over solicitation calls

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 15, 2018

DALLAS (Legal Newsline) – A Grapevine, Texas resident alleges a newspaper unlawfully called him to solicit him to purchase a subscription.

Man alleges Florida law firm failed to accept settlement before $24 million judgment was entered against him

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 27, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Tampa law firm is alleged to have failed to accept a settlement offer.

Medical doctors allege proposed surgery board by American Board of Medical Specialties would restrain trade

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Jul 24, 2018

OCALA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Three physicians allege a nonprofit organization and a medical specialty board are conspiring to prohibit the performance of a skin cancer surgery by anyone that is not certified by a proposed board.

Natural American Spirit cigarettes' natural, additive-free claims are deceptive marketing, consumer claims

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 24, 2018

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – A Washington consumer alleges that a brand of cigarettes is deceptively marketed as being natural and additive-free.

Fla. court keeps TCPA case alive; Texting a 'risky venture' for companies

By John Sammon | Jul 24, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida on June 7 dismissed a motion by a defendant to dismiss a case alleging a man’s privacy rights were violated when he received texts that were marketing ploys.

Florida AG sues operators of travel agency that allegedly scammed clients

By Marian Johns | Jul 20, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — The State of Florida has filed a court action against a group travel sales company and its owners for allegedly failing to provide promised travel packages to college, high school, church choir and band groups who were scheduled to perform in foreign countries.

FLORIDA OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: Attorney General Bondi Takes Legal Action Against Group Travel Sales Scammers

By Press release submission | Jul 18, 2018

Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a court action against Harmony International Tours, LLC and its owners, Bradley R. Matheson and Margaret L. Matheson.

Coach files defamation suit against USA Gymnastics over tweet

By Bree Gonzales | Jul 17, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida gymnastics coach alleges an organization announced his suspension on social media when it did not have the authority to do so and caused injury.

Dunkin' Donuts wants class action over steak in its sandwiches dismissed

By Kyla Asbury | Jul 13, 2018

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (Legal Newsline) – Dunkin' Brands has filed a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit over allegations it misrepresented the ingredients in its steak in sandwiches.

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