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Florida

  • March 4, 2010

    Ace Calls Drywall Maker's Coverage Claims Premature

    Ace American Insurance Co. has asked a judge to throw out a suit by National Gypsum Co. seeking coverage for defective drywall claims, arguing the manufacturer must resolve a dispute with an American International Group Inc. unit first.

  • March 3, 2010

    Brokers Can't Lie To Insurance Cos.: Appeals Court

    A Florida appeals court has ruled that brokers can be held liable for misrepresentations made to insurance companies, reversing a lower court decision.

  • March 3, 2010

    Pollution Claims Trimmed In Fla. Sewage Suit

    A federal judge has ruled that some pollution claims against the Jacksonville Electric Authority in Florida should be barred under statutes that prohibit private citizens from bringing such claims in cases where the state has already prosecuted them.

  • March 3, 2010

    Utilities' Pay Records Are Proprietary Info: Fla. Court

    A Florida appeals court on Wednesday reversed a state agency's order denying a request by Florida Power & Light Co. and Progress Energy Florida Inc. to treat employee compensation records as proprietary business information and exempt from public disclosure during hearings on rate increases.

  • March 3, 2010

    Boehringer Seeks To Divide Claims In AWP Case

    Boehringer Ingelheim Corp. is seeking to split up for trial certain claims against it in a case alleging it defrauded Medicare and Medicaid programs by reporting inflated drug prices.

  • March 3, 2010

    Coudert Bros. Administrator Blasts Statek $85M Appeal

    The plan administrator overseeing Coudert Brothers LLP's dissolution has blasted Statek Corp.'s appeal of a bankruptcy judge's rejection of an $85 million claim over allegations that the defunct law firm breached its fiduciary duty in representing two individuals who looted the company in the 1990s.

  • March 3, 2010

    RemoTech Launches 2 More IP Suits Over TV Remote

    RemoTech LLC has fired off another two lawsuits over a patent for a system that extends the range of infrared remote controls, accusing Araneus USA Inc. and AITech International Corp. of infringement.

  • March 2, 2010

    US Remodelers Settles Wage Class Action For $1.8M

    A federal judge has granted preliminary approval to a $1.8 million settlement between U.S. Remodelers Inc. and a class of about 270 current and former California employees who alleged they were not paid for the all time they worked, were denied meal periods and were not reimbursed for business expenses.

  • March 2, 2010

    Jilted Health Co. Investors' Insurance Claim Rejected

    Investors fleeced in a $30 million Ponzi scheme run by the former president of health care products company SOS Industries Inc. are not entitled to proceeds under a general liability policy issued by Lexington Insurance Co. to two other company principals, a Florida appeals court has ruled.

  • March 2, 2010

    Stryker Loses Bid To Toss Pain Pump Liability Suit

    A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Stryker Corp. and McKinley Medical LLC that alleges a pain pump made by the two companies did not include warnings it could lead to cartilage injury.

  • March 1, 2010

    Fraudster's Wife Agrees To Release $20M In Assets

    The wife of Mark Bloom, a relief defendant in litigation stemming from her husband's $20 million investment and tax fraud scheme, has agreed to a consent judgment that will free her from further claims against her property by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

  • March 1, 2010

    Abu Dhabi Investment Arm Sued Over Dropped Deals

    Capital Trans International LLC has filed suit against Abu Dhabi’s International Petroleum Investment Co., alleging the state-owned investment fund sabotaged numerous high-profile deals CTI lined up — including the acquisition of the Four Seasons hotel chain — after the plaintiff refused to dole out massive kickbacks.

  • March 1, 2010

    Wyeth, Apotex Vie For Quick Win In Effexor Patent Suit

    Pharmaceutical giant Wyeth Inc. and generic-drug maker Apotex Inc. have each asked a federal judge to rule in their favor in a patent infringement suit brought by Wyeth over Apotex's planned generic version of popular antidepressant Effexor.

  • March 1, 2010

    Technician Hits General Electric With OT Action

    A General Electric Co. employee has filed a proposed Fair Labor Standards Act class action against the conglomerate, alleging its service technicians are not paid overtime.

  • February 26, 2010

    Sirius XM Seeks To Strip State Antitrust Claims

    Sirius XM Radio Inc. has moved to dismiss nearly all state antitrust claims against it in a putative class action brought by a New Hampshire man following the company's controversial merger, a request that would leave only a single state claim brought under New Hampshire law remaining in the suit.

  • February 26, 2010

    US No Place For Foreign-Cubed Cases: Chamber

    In a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court Friday, the Chamber of Commerce urged the high court to reject a bid to open U.S. courts to securities class actions brought by foreign plaintiffs against foreign defendants.

  • February 26, 2010

    Trelleborg Coughs Up $14M In Marine Product Suit

    Trelleborg AB has paid $14 million to settle a qui tam lawsuit alleging that it and four of its subsidiaries conspired to submit rigged bids, fix prices and allocate market shares on marine fenders and plastic pilings purchased by the U.S. Navy and other federal departments and agencies, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

  • February 26, 2010

    Wage-And-Hour Wave Hits Big Apple Eateries

    Now that much of the low-hanging fruit has been plucked in the ongoing wage-and-hour suit boom, plaintiffs attorneys have set their sights on New York City's restaurants, serving them up with class and collective actions — often centering on tip-pooling claims — with increasing frequency, attorneys say.

  • February 26, 2010

    Video Security Co. Sued Over Remote Control Patent

    RemoTech LLC has accused Canadian video surveillance company Lorex Technology Inc. of infringing a patent covering a system that extends the range of remote controls used with audio and video equipment.

  • February 26, 2010

    ERISA Suit Over Aetna's Benefits Denial Tossed

    A federal court has dismissed a disabled man’s would-be class action against Aetna Life Insurance Co. after finding that the law controlling his employer’s benefits plan does not bar restrictions on pre-existing conditions.