Class claims made after the limitations period has run must be dismissed, even if the class members were part of an earlier, timely filed class action in which the class was decertified, a federal judge in Florida has ruled.
U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. of the Southern District of Florida made the ruling on Sept. 23 when he dismissed the time-barred gender discrimination class claims of female Wal-Mart employees from three regions of the southeastern United States in their suit against the mega-retailer.
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Federal privacy law preempts a Florida medical malpractice law that allows defense attorneys to interview a plaintiff’s other health care providers outside the presence of the plaintiff or his attorney, a Florida federal judge has ruled.
A recent amendment involving ex parte, or one-sided, interviews are an attempt to circumvent disclosure rules under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, Pub. L. No. 104-191, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle of the Northern District of Florida said.
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A 16-year-old novice bull-rider who was killed when she was thrown and kicked by a bull at a rodeo died because of the negligence of the event’s operator, a complaint filed in Florida state court has alleged.
Defendant Remington Rough Stock Co., owned by Corey Costa, should never have permitted Brooke Coats to be put on an aggressive bull, according to the suit filed in the Hillsborough County 13th Judicial Circuit Court.
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Physicians at a Florida spine treatment center convinced Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea to forgo spinal fusion surgery in favor of multiple ineffective endoscopic treatments, causing him to miss out on $50 million in income, he claims in a state court lawsuit.
Laser Spine Institute’s doctors knew their endoscopic treatments would provide only temporary relief of Bollea’s symptoms, but neglected to tell him so or recommend that he undergo surgery for a permanent solution, the suit says.
A Florida appeals court has reversed itself and reinstated a case alleging an insurer acted in bad faith by not offering to settle a $2.8 million case involving a comatose car crash victim.
A divided three-judge panel of the 4th District Court of Appeal said certain issues of credibility regarding the insurance company’s actions should not be resolved by way of summary judgment.
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