Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court ruled on an issue of great importance to many Floridians. The Court's decision was focused on arbitration agreements—specifically, an agreement used by many healthcare providers throughout the state.
Posted: June 21st, 2013
Posted: June 5th, 2013
Today, Gov. Rick Scott signed two controversial pieces of legislation which overturn nearly century-old standards governing what type of expert witness testimony is admissible in state courts.
Posted: June 4th, 2013
Last week (May 29, 2013) a Florida federal judge refused to release the maker of popular energy drink 5-Hour Energy from a proposed class action accusing it of deceiving consumers.
Posted: June 3rd, 2013
New standard jury instructions in wrongful death and personal injury cases.
Posted: April 19th, 2013
After multiple days of heated debate on the House floor, Florida legislators voted yesterday 75-42 to pass H.B. 7015, which would shift the state of Florida from the Frye standard, followed since 1923, to the Daubert standard, which considers several “scientific methodology” factors in determining the admissibility of scientific evidence.
Posted: March 13th, 2013
Relevant and accurate computer generated animation can be an extremely helpful tool in the courtroom. The primary purpose of such a tool should be an educational one.
Posted: March 10th, 2013
Generally, punitive damages serve the dual purpose of punishing the defendant and deterring others from acting in a similar manner. Under Florida law, punitive damages focus on the defendant’s conduct in committing the wrongful act as opposed to the act itself.
Posted: February 16th, 2013
For many Floridians, particularly the elderly, the right to trial by jury is disappearing, especially when it comes to nursing home liability claims.
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