Middle District of Florida

August 17, 2012 9:30 AM | Posted by Clark, Johanna | Permalink
Judge Moody of the Middle District strikes class action allegations again stating, "[w]here the propriety of a class action procedure is plain from the initial pleadings, a district court may rule on this issue prior to the filing of a motion for class certification." read more
April 11, 2012 5:30 PM | Posted by Tinsley, Katie | Permalink
Can migrant farm workers temporarily employed by a Florida citrus farmer bring a class action against their former employer in Florida? Would the putative class members have Article III standing to pursue a breach of contract and minimum wage claim? read more
April 11, 2012 4:24 PM | Posted by Williams, Amelia | Permalink
In Bush v. Calloway Consolidated Group River City, Inc. d/b/a Five Guys Famous Burger & Fries, Defendant argued that the putative class did not meet the superiority requirement of Rule 23(b)(3) because the defendant’s potential liability for violating the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”), $100 - $1000 per defendant, could be “enormous and completely out of proportion to any harm suffered by the plaintiff.” 2012 WL 1016871, (M.D. Fla. March 26, 2012). read more
February 13, 2012 4:40 PM | Posted by Johanna Clark and Mary Katherine Tinsley | Permalink
In Carol Brinker v. Chicago Title Ins. Co., Magistrate Judge Anthony E. Porcelli recommended that the District Judge deny Plaintiffs’ motion for class certification because individualized issues of loss causation and timely notice of Plaintiffs’ claims predominated over common questions of fact or law as to their contract claims under closing protection letters. read more