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Honeywell, in motion over ballots, contends asbestos claims holders already have been exposed

Jessica Karmasek Nov. 16, 2017, 11:56am

Honeywell International has interjected itself into the bankruptcy proceeding of the successors to Chicago Fire Brick and Wellsville Fire Brick, companies that spent a decade creating a trust that would pay individuals with asbestos claims. In May, Honeywell asked the federal bankruptcy court in Oakland, Calif., to make those ballots public.

No vicarious liability for Ind. Pizza Hut over death allegedly caused by one of its drivers

Karen Kidd Nov. 7, 2017, 10:21am

INDIANAPOLIS (Legal Newsline) – The Indiana Supreme Court has refused to hold a pizza place liable under certian claims for a fatal crash allegedly caused by one of its delivery drivers - a basic and logical decision that prevents turmoil for employers, an attorney for the restaurant says.

My Little Steamer alleged to leak water during use

Noddy A. Fernandez Nov. 1, 2017, 10:50pm

SAN DIEGO (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims the My Little Steamer appliance does not work as advertised.

Lawsuit: Burger King receipts violate FACTA, print unlawful amount of card numbers

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 31, 2017, 8:53am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges fast food chain Burger King printed more than five digits of debit and/or credit card numbers on customers' receipts.

Consumer claims Best Buy's Geek Squad plans are full warranties

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 31, 2017, 8:52am

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida consumer alleges that Best Buy's Geek Squad Protection Plans are full warranties under federal law and that the business does not honor the plans as full warranties.

Florida seeks to secure $200,000 for consumers victimized by alleged air conditioning scam

Mark Iandolo Oct. 31, 2017, 8:41am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Oct. 23 that her office is seeking refunds of more than $200,000 for consumers victimized by an alleged air conditioning sales scam perpetrated by Complete Eco Home Services LLC, doing business as the Green Club Home Services LLC.

Florida Supreme Court states 5th District erred in applying 'rare' requirement for fees

Elizabeth Alt Oct. 31, 2017, 8:37am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – The Florida Supreme Court has remanded a case filed by an elderly couple against their insurer back to the 5th District to reinstate an award of attorney's fees.

Judge: Company never served with TCPA class action

Robbie Hargett Oct. 24, 2017, 10:46am

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) - A Broward County Florida man is suing a recreational fishing applications company, alleging it sent him unsolicited text messages.

Nonprofits allege Florida county's law banning pit bulls is unconstitutional

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 20, 2017, 8:49am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Two nonprofits are challenging a Florida county's ban that outlaws pit bulls or those who exhibit the physical characteristics of the dogs.

Law Offices of Timothy Carl Blake seeks damages over fax that allegedly did not contain opt-out notice

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 19, 2017, 11:49am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Miami law firm alleges that a copy machine business sent it an unsolicited fax.

Consumers claim Reservations.com charged hidden fee

Noddy A. Fernandez Oct. 17, 2017, 9:37am

ORLANDO, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A hotel booking company is alleged to use unfair and deceptive marketing practices.

Consumers claim Bluegreen Corp. falsely advertises timeshares

Jenie Mallari-Torres Oct. 13, 2017, 8:28am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against a Florida timeshare company over allegations that the company used misleading business practices to sell the vacation properties.

Ocwen Financial on CFPB suit: Complaint 'riddled with pleading deficiencies,' should be dismissed

Dee Thompson Oct. 12, 2017, 10:02am

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A mortgage company under fire for its loan practices has filed a motion to dismiss, alleging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has abused its authority in filing the suit.

Oasis Legal Finance claims consumer can't file class action because she waived rights in agreement

Angela Underwood Oct. 6, 2017, 10:01am

After months of loan-funding controversy, the lawsuit lending company finds itself charged again with cheating its clients.

Herbalife is corrupt, Circle of Success events are useless, lawsuit claims

Noddy A. Fernandez Sep. 29, 2017, 8:54am

MIAMI (Legal Newline) – Calling Herbalife a "corrupt organization of individuals," several plaintiffs have filed a class action lawsuit over allegations that the multi-level marketing company's Circle of Success events are "valueless."

Insel Air moves to dismiss traveler's suit over $80 exit tax

Olivia Olsen Sep. 19, 2017, 12:00pm

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Insel Air International and Insel Air Aruba N.C., defendants in a class action lawsuit brought by Hector G. Saade, filed a motion to dismiss with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on July 24.

Santa Barbara Airlines alleges fee was disclosed, seeks dismissal of suit

S. Laney Griffo Sep. 15, 2017, 9:00am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Venezuelan airline company is fighting a case filed by three Florida customers over allegations of breach of contract.

Consumer claims PowerBlock dumbbell set coating failed, creates hazard

Wadi Reformado Sep. 8, 2017, 9:15am

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a weight set failed and does not perform as advertised.

Trucking company that rejected veteran with service dog looks for way out of EEOC lawsuit

Laura Halleman Sep. 6, 2017, 2:30pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – CRST Trucking has petitioned the Florida federal court in Jacksonville to either change the venue or dismiss a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for allegations of failing to accommodate a job candidate who used a service dog.

Concealed carry holder wants to be able to carry gun while driving Uber

Wadi Reformado Aug. 24, 2017, 10:14am

FORT LAUDERDALE (Legal Newsline) – A Florida Uber driver has filed suit against the ride share company for the ability to carry a concealed weapon while driving.