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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.

VERNIS & BOWLING: Vernis & Bowling Sponsors Nblsa at the University of South Carolina School of Law

By Press release submission | Feb 18, 2019

Vernis & Bowling is proud to be a 2019 sponsor of the Honorable Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Chapter of the National Black Law Students Association (MJP NBLSA) at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

Dollar Thrifty car rental companies settle charges of misleading Florida customers

By Marian Johns | Feb 13, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — Dollar Thrifty car rental companies have reached an agreement with the state of Florida over allegations of not disclosing additional fees added to rental charges for the state's "cashless tolls" and misleading customers regarding other fees and charges.

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.

Playboy subscriber alleges junk mail caused by disclosure of his reading information to data aggregators

By Bree Gonzales | Feb 12, 2019

DETROIT (Legal Newsline) – A Playboy magazine subscriber alleges Playboy Enterprises disclosed his personal information to data aggregators and caused unwanted junk mail to be sent to his home.

BRADLEY ARANT BOULT CUMMINGS: Brad Robertson Appointed Co-Chair of LSC Emerging Leaders Council

By Press release submission | Feb 12, 2019

Bradley is pleased to announce that Brad Robertson, a partner in the firm’s Birmingham office, has been appointed co-chair of the newly created Emerging Leaders Council of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC).

U.S. bankruptcy court rules computer financing scam operator must pay $13.4 million judgment

By Marian Johns | Feb 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida West Palm Beach Division has ruled in favor of the federal government's request to require a computer financing scheme operator to pay a $13.4 million judgment despite filing for bankruptcy.

National Tire and Battery allegedly failed to provide tire registration forms to Virginia consumers

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 11, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Two Virginia Beach, Virginia residents allege two independent tire dealer/distributors failed to provide them with a required form used by tire manufacturers to notify consumers of recalls.

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.

Former Palm Beach social media company accused of selling millions of 'fake followers' OKs settlement

By Marian Johns | Feb 5, 2019

TALLAHASSEE — A social media company formerly based in Palm Beach, Florida, and accused of selling millions of "fake followers" or "bots" to celebrities, professional athletes, comedians and actors across the country, has reached a settlement with the state of Florida.

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants allegedly invaded man's privacy with unsolicited text messages

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 4, 2019

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Palm Beach County, Florida man alleges the operator of fast food chains Rally's and Checkers invaded his privacy with 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.

Click, then sue: Call-blocking app was meet market for lawyers seeking clients

By John O'Brien | Jan 31, 2019

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Court records in Florida show how easy it is for people to get swept up in a figurative machine that generates lawsuits. In fact, it all started for one man with the push of a button.

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.

Florida man alleges Uber text messages invaded privacy

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jan 28, 2019

TAMPA, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Hillsborough County, Florida man alleges Uber invaded his privacy with text messages.

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IL Supreme Court: No actual harm needed to sue businesses for scanning fingerprints, other biometric IDs

By Jonathan Bilyk | Jan 25, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court says an Illinois privacy law doesn’t require plaintiffs to prove they were actually harmed before suing businesses and others who scan and store their fingerprints or other so-called biometric identifiers. And the decision will give a green light to dozens of class action lawsuits already pending against businesses of all sizes in the state’s courts, with even more likely to follow.

GREENBERG TRAURIG: Rose Cordero Prey Joins Greenberg Traurig’s Dynamic IP Litigation Practice

By Press release submission | Jan 22, 2019

Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP continues strategic growth of its Intellectual Property Litigation Practice with the addition of Rose Cordero Prey as shareholder in its New York office.

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.

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