United States ex rel. Aquino v. Univ. of Miami
No. 1:14-cv-20372-KMW, 2018 WL 3814517 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 10, 2018). The Firm represented a private university/hospital in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) lawsuit brought by a former employee. The employee alleged that the university/hospital submitted false claims to Medicare for reimbursement and wrongfully terminated her employment in retaliation for complaining […]
Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. v. Gutierrez
No. 3D17-1255, 2018 WL 3642906 (Fla. 3d DCA Aug. 1, 2018). The Firm represented two law firms and their client in an attorneys’ fee lien dispute brought by the client’s former lawyers. The client’s former lawyers claimed entitlement to a portion of a contingency fee generated from representing the client, […]
DePrince v. Starboard Cruise Servs., Inc.
No. 3D16-1149, 2018 WL 3636849 (Fla. 3d DCA Aug. 1, 2018). The Firm represented a company that operates jewelry boutiques on cruise ships. While on a cruise, the plaintiff entered the boutique and requested a price quote to purchase a 20-carat loose diamond. The store clerk mistakenly quoted the total […]
Millionaire Gallery, Inc. v. Investment Ink, LLC
No. 14-008718 CA 23 (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct. Mar. 2, 2018). The Firm represented a designer, manufacturer and seller of memorabilia pieces that depict celebrities, musicians, athletes and historic figures and events. A team of three employees resigned from the Firm’s client and, shortly thereafter, opened a directly-competing business using […]
Fox v. Haas Automation, Inc.
No. 11-39508 CA 04, 2016 WL 6893807 (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct. May 23, 2016) and 2016 WL 6893808 (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct. June 7, 2016). The Firm represented two married couples who attempted to sell their oceanfront homes in Golden Beach through an auction. The high bidder at the auction […]
Gentry Tech. of S.C., Inc. v. Baptist Health S. Fla., Inc.
No. 1:14-CV-02127-JMC, 2016 WL 403879 (D.S.C. Feb. 3, 2016). The Firm represented a healthcare conglomerate in a case brought by a communications engineering company, which arose out of the installation and maintenance of a digital satellite distribution system. The communications company brought claims for breach of contract, unjust enrichment, conversion, […]
Hart v. Zimmerman Holdings Group, Inc.
313 F.R.D. 671 (S.D. Fla. 2016). The Firm represented an advertising agency in a lawsuit brought by a former employee, who alleged discrimination and retaliation. After filing her lawsuit, the employee failed to serve the agency with initial process within the time proscribed by applicable rules. The Firm filed a […]
Candina v. Univ. of Miami
185 F. Supp. 3d 1343 (S.D. Fla. 2015). The Firm represented a private university in a lawsuit brought by a registered nurse formerly employed by the university. The nurse brought claims under Title VII and the Florida Civil Rights Act, alleging that the University discriminated against her because of her […]
Liu v. University of Miami
No. 13-22187-CIV, 2015 WL 5997069 (S.D. Fla. Aug. 28, 2015). The Firm represented a private university in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought by an assistant professor who was denied reappointment. The professor alleged multiple claims under federal and state law: that she was discriminated against on the basis of her […]
Modern Nature Design v. Bay Harbor Rug Gallery
No. 15-20225-CIV (S.D. Fla. June 10, 2015). The Firm successfully represented a designer of custom rugs in a lawsuit against two competitors, alleging that they misappropriated designs in violation of the Copyright Act. The Firm sought damages and injunctive relief to prevent continued misappropriation. The case ultimately was resolved through […]
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