Florida Federal Judge Slammed For Exercising Supplemental Jurisdiction
(September 4, 2015, 10:02 AM EDT) -- ATLANTA — In what it deemed an “extraordinary case predicated upon extraordinary legal theories,” the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 3 found that a Florida federal judge abused her discretion in retaining supplemental jurisdiction over various state law claims after entering a consent decree mooting a federal false advertising claim (Ameritox Ltd. v. Millennium Laboratories Inc., No. 14-14281, 11th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 15664.).
(Decision available. Document #16-150921-007Z.)
According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Emmett Ripley Cox...