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Florida

  • August 31, 2009

    Taylor Bean Gripes At FDIC Over Mortgage Portfolio

    Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp. responded on Monday to increasing pressure from financial institutions and federal agencies seeking to force the bankrupt mortgage lender to turn over millions of dollars and a host of information related to its $80 billion mortgage servicing operations.

  • August 31, 2009

    PGA Contractor, Former Employee Settle FLSA Suit

    A CSW Group Inc. employee has reached a settlement with her former employer in a putative class action alleging that the special events contractor, which does work for the Professional Golfers' Association of America Inc. among others, failed to pay marketing coordinators overtime wages.

  • August 31, 2009

    Whirlpool Faces Another Suit Over Washer Odors

    Appliance manufacturer Whirlpool Corp. has been hit with a putative class action claiming defects in its washing machines leave clothes smelling moldy, the latest in a flood of mold cases against Whirlpool and its subsidiaries.

  • August 31, 2009

    AIG Asks Judge To Toss Pigskin Premium Dispute

    American International Group Inc. is urging a federal judge in Florida to dismiss a suit brought by the owners of the former Las Vegas Gladiators football team over premiums for a workers' compensation policy.

  • August 28, 2009

    Zurich Told It Must Cover Relocation In Oil Spill Case

    A federal judge has ruled that Zurich American Insurance Co. must pay a transportation company $153,000 to cover the temporary relocation of its employees from its headquarters while an oil spill was cleaned up at the site.

  • August 28, 2009

    TAM Plane Crash Suits Must Be Tried In Brazil: Judge

    In a substantial victory for Airbus SAS, Goodrich Corp. and others blamed for a 2007 TAM Airlines crash at Sao Paulo’s Congonhas airport that killed 199 people, a judge has ruled that Brazil — not the U.S. — is the correct venue for claims related to the disaster.

  • August 28, 2009

    Psystar Slaps Apple With Antitrust Suit Over OS X

    Computer manufacturer Psystar Corp. has hit Apple Inc. with a new set of antitrust allegations over the tying of the Mac OS X operating system to Apple computers, following a judge's dismissal of similar counterclaims in Apple's ongoing trademark and copyright infringement suit against Psystar.

  • August 28, 2009

    CVS Settles With Last 2 Pharmacy Techs in FLSA Suit

    CVS Caremark Corp. has reached a confidential settlement with the two remaining plaintiffs in a wage-and-hour suit over the retailer's alleged failure to compensate pharmacy technicians for overtime, missed meal breaks, and duties performed before and after their scheduled shifts.

  • August 28, 2009

    Class Claims Deferred In Hartford Subrogation Suit

    A Florida man accusing Hartford Underwriters Insurance Co. of illegally enforcing subrogation rights on policyholders' medical payment benefits has decided not to pursue class allegations until the court has contemplated the merits of his individual claim.

  • August 27, 2009

    Jury Gives Deceased Kool Smoker's Family $1.5M

    A Missouri jury has awarded $1.5 million in punitive damages to the family of a woman who allegedly died from smoking R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s Kool cigarettes — a verdict that comes after an appeals court reversed another jury's $20 million award last year — an R.J. Reynolds spokesman said Thursday.

  • August 27, 2009

    Fontainebleau $3M Contract Spat Headed To Trial

    Forced into bankruptcy after a $3 million casino project went belly up, resort developer Fontainebleau Las Vegas LLC has been partially denied summary judgment in its dispute with lenders after a judge ruled that its claims require a trial.

  • August 27, 2009

    FEMA Faces New Suit Over Flood Insurance Program

    WildEarth Guardians has sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency in an ongoing attack by environmental groups on the National Flood Insurance Program, which they argue encourages development at the expense of endangered species.

  • August 27, 2009

    WCI Set To Emerge From Ch. 11 After Plan Approval

    WCI Communities Inc. expects to emerge from bankruptcy protection by the end of August following a bankruptcy judge's approval of the homebuilder's Chapter 11 reorganization plan.

  • August 27, 2009

    Health Insurance Price-Fixing Suits Merged Into MDL

    The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated four antitrust cases alleging that insurance companies including WellPoint Inc., Anthem Inc. and Blue Cross of California improperly calculated the usual, customary and reasonable rates of reimbursement for out-of-network health care services.

  • August 27, 2009

    Panasonic Sued Over Patent For Electronics Cooler

    The owner of a patent that covers an apparatus for cooling electronic devices has filed suit against Panasonic Corporation of North America and Cooler Master USA Inc., accusing them of making and selling products that infringe one or more of the patent's claims.

  • August 26, 2009

    Colonial BancGroup Files For Ch. 11 Amid Probes

    The Colonial BancGroup Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 protection, on the heels of Alabama regulators shutting down one of the banks the group held.

  • August 26, 2009

    11th Circ. OKs Sanctions Against Shavitz In FLSA Suit

    A federal appeals court has signed off on sanctions against Shavitz Law Group PA, a Florida firm that has filed almost a quarter of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida's Fair Labor Standards Act suits, for improperly soliciting plaintiffs in a nationwide overtime class action.

  • August 26, 2009

    Deutsche Bank Tops Taylor Bean Unsecured Claims

    With a disputed claim of $42 million, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. has claimed the top spot among Taylor Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corp.'s unsecured creditors, according to a list of the bankrupt mortgage lender's largest unsecured claims.

  • August 25, 2009

    Marsh & McLennan Fights Refusal To Bar State Claims

    Marsh & McLennan Cos. has appealed to the Third Circuit a decision by the federal judge overseeing a $69 million settlement in litigation involving bid-rigging allegations against the nation's largest insurance brokers, challenging the judge's refusal in July to prevent plaintiffs in two state lawsuits from pursuing claims against the company.

  • August 25, 2009

    Insurer, Supplement User Clash Over Injury Coverage

    With $4 million in the balance, James River Insurance Co. and a Connecticut woman allegedly harmed by a dietary supplement made by Nutrition Formulators Inc. have filed dueling bids for summary judgment in the insurer’s suit claiming a policy limits NFI’s liability to $1 million.