Monthly Archives June 2014

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently addressed two important legal issues: (1) interpretation of Florida’s Economic Loss Rule and (2) the framework for addressing a motion to strike class allegations under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(f).   In Gill-Samuel v. Nova Biomedical Corp., Case No.: 13-62591, 2014 WL 1661496 (S.D. Fla. April 8, 2014) (Gill-Samuel…

On May 19, 2014, in what appears to be a growing trend, Manouchar Pierre-Val, a former cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, filed a putative collective action against the team (Pierre-Val v Buccaneers) alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"). The putative class is defined as “[a]ll Cheerleaders who worked for Defendant within the last three years who…

In Bilotta v. Citizen’s Information Associates, LLC, Case No.: 13-2811, 2014 WL 2050853 (M.D. Fla. May 19, 2014) (Bilotta v Citizens), the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida recently denied the plaintiff’s motion for class certification in a putative class action brought against the owners and operators of bustedmugshots.com, mugshotsonline.com, justmugshots.com, mugshots.mobi, and whosarrested.com (hereinafter “the…

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida recently joined other courts in holding that a settlement offer to a putative class representative before class certification is sought for all the relief to which the plaintiff is entitled warrants dismissal of the case.  In Barr v. Harvard Drug Group, LLC, Case No.: 13-62019, 2014 WL 2612072 (S.D.…

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