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  • February 23, 2017

    11th Circ. Asked To Scrap $6.3M Pact In Godiva Receipt Row

    A pair of objectors brought to the Eleventh Circuit Wednesday their grievances with a $6.3 million settlement that resolved a proposed class action accusing Godiva Chocolatier Inc. of printing too much information on sales receipts, arguing that the lead plaintiff and his counsel exerted "remarkably minimal effort" in reaching an unbalanced deal.

  • February 23, 2017

    Feds Press For Ballplayer Smuggler's Son Testimony

    Case law supports the son of a convicted migrant smuggler being allowed to testify about a conversation he overheard between his father and a baseball agent on trial for allegedly helping Cuban ballplayers gain fraudulent entry into the United States, federal prosecutors argued in a filing Thursday.

  • February 23, 2017

    Fla. Senate Readies Gaming Bill, But House Has Other Ideas

    The Florida Senate Appropriations Committee's passage of a comprehensive gaming bill to the Senate floor on Thursday raised the prospects for long-sought resolutions to multiple industry issues, but those odds looked longer as a House panel backed a proposal that hews to the status quo and rejects expansion.

  • February 23, 2017

    Judge Won't Toss Venezuelan Agency Suit Against Ex-Counsel

    A Florida federal judge denied Diaz Reus & Targ LLP's bid to dismiss a suit by Venezuela's deposit insurance agency, which claims the firm improperly held on to $22 million in disbursements from the Lehman Bros. bankruptcy and has continued to withhold $6.9 million in fees.

  • February 23, 2017

    Fla. High Court Tosses Abortion Ban At Orlando Clinic

    The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a temporary injunction barring Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando Inc. from performing abortions at one of its offices because of a restrictive covenant on the property, ruling that the injunction was not based on competent, substantial evidence.

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