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Understanding Class Certification in a Class Action Lawsuit

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A group of Palm Beach County homeowners filed a class action lawsuit against Pratt & Whitney, an aerospace manufacturing company, alleging that their property values decreased because of industrial pollution from a nearby plant. But a federal judge in Florida recently denied class certification. What Is a Class Action Lawsuit? A class action lawsuit… Read More »

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Who Is Liable after a Mass Shooting?

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On February 14, 2018, 17 students and teachers tragically lost their lives in a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. While money will never make up for the lives lost or the trauma experienced that day, there are certain damages that can be recovered. That’s why injured survivors and… Read More »

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Examples of Negligent Security

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A federal jury recently found a Florida Waffle House liable for injuries a customer sustained when he was robbed outside of the restaurant. One man was attacked by three assailants when he left the restaurant early one morning in April 2014 and suffered facial fractures and traumatic brain injury. The man claimed that the… Read More »

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Common Types of Car Accident Injuries

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There were almost 400,000 motor vehicle crashes in Florida last year, according to the state Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and more than 250,000 injuries. That equates to more than 1,000 accidents and just under 700 injuries a day. Certain injuries are particularly common among car accident victims, including: Traumatic brain injuries…. Read More »

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Fort Myers Wants to Dismiss Toxic Tort Case

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In 1962, the city of Fort Myers began dumping waste from the water treatment plant in a residential neighborhood without telling the residents that the waste contained arsenic. City officials claim that the arsenic levels were within normal levels, but residents say that in some cases exposure to the toxic sludge caused cancer. Residents… Read More »

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Understanding the Exceptions to Florida’s Statute of Limitations

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The general rule in Florida is that negligence lawsuits must be filed within four years of the date of the injury, and wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years of the date of the death. This is called the statute of limitations. If you miss this deadline, then you won’t be able… Read More »

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Preparing for Hurricane Season

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Three major hurricanes struck the United States last year, and forecasters say 2018 could be another above-average season. In fact, Colorado State University recently released a preliminary seasonal forecast that predicts 14 named storms this year, including (once again) three major hurricanes. (Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and ends November 30.) With a… Read More »

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Common Sources of Personal Injury Lawsuits

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You have the right to seek compensation whenever someone’s negligence results in your injury or a loved one’s death. Unfortunately, there are many causes of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits in Florida. Here are six common examples: Elder neglect and abuse. USA Today Network reported in February that Florida’s Agency for Health Care… Read More »

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Seeking Compensation after a Hit-and-Run Accident

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Almost one-quarter of all car crashes in Florida involve a hit-and-run, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. In fact, hit-and-run accidents are on the rise across the country, with Florida among the top-three worst states for hit-and-runs, according to a AAA study. Four years ago, Florida increased the penalties… Read More »

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Were You Injured While on a Flight?

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Air travel is always a risk, especially when you have to contend with human carelessness. What if a flight attendant doesn’t properly fasten an overhead bin and luggage falls on top of a passenger during the flight? Or what if the piece that keeps a tray table in place is broken and a tray… Read More »

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