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Companies in Florida Face Difficult Road in Recovering Restitution from Criminal Employees
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 6 2016

A company whose employee embezzles money has limited options for recovering its losses. Often, a company must rely on law enforcement to seize the

Putative class action filed against “Just Mayo”
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 20 2015

A Florida consumer has filed a proposed class action against Hampton Creek, maker of vegan spread "Just Mayo," in Florida state court alleging that

CFPB brings first joint enforcement action with states against payday loan debt relief company
  • Loeb & Loeb LLP
  • USA
  • December 28 2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, together with five states, has filed a federal complaint and submitted a proposed stipulated final judgment and

Restitution case against Czech republic and museums dismissed
  • Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • USA, Czech Republic
  • November 2 2012

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida has dismissedfor a second timea lawsuit filed there by former attorney Edward Fagan seeking the restitution of various works of art in the National Gallery in Prague and the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

“Bribery is us”: Court rejects Costa-Rican SOE’s attempt to claim victim status in Alcatel-Lucent bribery scheme (October 5, 2011)
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA, Costa Rica
  • October 5 2011

On June 1, 2011, a federal court in Florida found that Costa Rica’s Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (“ICE”), a state-owned enterprise (“SOE”) which provides electrical power and telecommunication services, was not a victim of Alcatel-Lucent S.A.’s (“Alcatel-Lucent”) bribery, and was consequently not entitled to restitution.

The management of client funds held in trust constitutes a "professional service"
  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2011

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, applying Florida law, has held that an insured’s management of funds held in trust for clients constitutes a “professional service” as defined by the policy.

FDA warning letter followed by consumer fraud lawsuits against mouthwash manufacturer
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • October 14 2010

Immediately after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products, Inc. to challenge the company’s promotion of Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash as an anti-plaque product, putative class actions alleging consumer fraud were filed against the company in California and Florida.

Florida consumers bring fraud claims against EVOO companies
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

A putative class alleging that the extra virgin olive oil sold in the United States does not meet the "extra virgin" standard has filed consumer fraud claims against several of the largest importers of the product in a state court in Florida.

Plaintiff class alleges POM Wonderful will not keep consumers young forever
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2010

A putative class action has been filed against the maker of POM Wonderful pomegranate (PWP) juice in a Florida state court, alleging that the company is misleading consumers by marketing its product "as having special health benefits, including but not limited to, the prevention, mitigation, and or treatment of the following: (a) atherosclerosis; (b) Blood FlowPressure; (c) Prostate Cancer; (d) Erectile Function; (e) cardiovascular disease; (f) Reduce LDL cholesterol; (g) and other age related medical conditions.

Florida legislature passes “Safeguard Our Seniors Act”
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • USA
  • July 7 2010

On April 30, 2010, the Florida Legislature passed the "Safeguard Our Seniors Act," which modifies a number of provisions of Florida insurance law relating to the sale of annuity products and, to a lesser extent, life insurance to persons aged 65 and over.