Federal judge certifies class action lawsuit against Laser Spine Institute

Federal judge certifies class action lawsuit against Laser Spine Institute

Summary: The plaintiffs allege that Laser Spine Institute did not provide proper notification to its employees of its abrupt closure.

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Tampa's Largest Ambulance Provider Agrees to Settle Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Filed by Berger & Montague and Wenzel Fenton Cabassa for $5.5 Million

Summary: Berger & Montague, P.C. and Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. of Tampa are pleased to announce that AmeriCare Ambulance Service, Inc. and its sister company, AmeriCare ALS, Inc. (collectively, AmeriCare), agreed to pay $5.5 million to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit filed by both firms on behalf of their client. The lawsuit alleges that AmeriCare defrauded the government by billing Medicare for thousands of medically unnecessary services.

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Whistleblowers Case Against Gainesville Eye Physicians

Summary: Whistleblowers Case Against Gainesville Eye Physicians: Gainesville Eye Physicians is being named in a complaint citing fraud against elderly patients.

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Obama's push to expand overtime could mean big changes for Florida

Summary: Florida's vast workforce of low-wage service workers and middle managers could see their paychecks swell because of President Barack Obama's directive this week to expand who can benefit from overtime pay.

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Tenn. Co. Ex-Driver Wants Class Cert. In COBRA Notice Row

Summary: Law360 (October 30, 2018, 3:21 PM EDT) -- A former driver for a Tennessee-based transportation company is seeking class certification in his Florida federal court suit accusing his ex-employer of providing untimely and subpar notices regarding a right to...

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Moldy Mercedes-Benz HVAC Systems 'Foul,' Suit Claims

Summary: Law360 (December 13, 2018, 5:16 PM EST) -- Mercedes-Benz USA LLC and its parent company Daimler AG were hit with a lawsuit in New Jersey federal court Wednesday, claiming in the third putative class action of its kind that...

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Fla. Ambulance Co. To Pay $5.5M For Medicare, Tricare Fraud

Summary: Law360, Miami (January 30, 2018, 6:12 PM EST) -- AmeriCare, the largest ambulance provider in Tampa, has agreed to pay $5.5 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations that it defrauded government health care programs by billing for medically unnecessary...

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Doorstep Delivery FLSA Suit Settled After Decertification

Summary: Law360 (January 14, 2019, 8:08 PM EST) -- Doorstep Delivery has been able to settle a driver’s Fair Labor Standards Act suit against the food delivery service claiming that he was misclassified as an independent contractor and not properly...

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Laborers allege Diamond Reconstruction owes unpaid wages

Summary: A Tampa contracting company is accused of failing to pay former employees at the correct rate for overtime work and allegedly misclassified them as independent contractors.

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Impacts of airport satellite lot closure felt by employees, travelers

Summary: While the website boasts of a parking facility that is "gated, secure and close to the port," customers of Premier Parking are finding gravel lots that are open and left abandoned.

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