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Florida consumers to receive refunds after settlement with Avis, Budget, Payless

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Jan 3 that consumers who rented a car from Avis, Budget or Payless between Jan. 1, 2010, and July 10, 2017, and were charged for e-Toll services, were eligible for a refund after a settlement between the state of Florida and Avis Budget Car Rental System LLC, which owns the three rental car companies.

Florida attorney general announces major ruling upholding RJR tobacco settlement

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) — Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi announced Dec. 27 that a significant ruling has been made in regards to R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJR), which is part of the state’s tobacco settlement agreement.

Law firm seeks more than $150,000 from Windstream Communications over phone service

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Deerfield Beach, Florida law firm alleges a phone service provider failed to provide functional service.

Man files suit against Sessions Firm LLC over collection of alleged debt to Credit One Bank

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida man alleges a New Orleans, Louisiana debt collector is using false representation to collect an alleged debt.

Murphy USA Inc. customers file suit over allegedly improper charging of sales tax

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – Customers have filed a class-action lawsuit against a retail gas station chain over allegations it improperly charged money from its customers.

Investors file suit against Comerica Bank over fraud allegations

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A group of investors are seeking damages from a Texas-based financial institution over their alleged investment losses.

The Check Cashing Store alleged to have called consumer 100 times after she revoked consent

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Legal Newsline) – A Florida woman alleges a debt collector harassed her with dozens of calls.

Consumer claims Loews Corp. did not provide notice of automatic gratuity

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A New York consumer alleges a Florida hotel's restaurants failed to provide notice that an automatic gratuity is charged to a customer's bill.

International customer claims Enterprise Holdings, others did not provide insurance

ORLANDO (Legal Newsline) – An England resident alleges car rental companies did not provide liability insurance despite customers paying for it.

Chuhak & Tecson PC, others alleged to have sold fraudulent tax credits

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – Several individuals alleged they were induced into purchasing fraudulent tax credits.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. restaurant patron files suit over gratuity fee

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A New York resident alleges that he was charged a gratuity fee at a Florida restaurant without notice.

Man alleges Me Bath Spa Experience invaded privacy with unwanted texts

MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A Florida consumer claims a luxury day spa operator sent him unwanted text messages.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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