Legal Update

2018

January / February

  • Medicare Holds Pat on Threshold Reporting Amount for 2018
  • A Defendant’s Corporate Representative Cannot Be Questioned About Matters Not Related to Damages where Liability is Admitted
  • Jury Instruction Regarding Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity was Erroneous and Deprived Deputy of Qualified Immunity Defense
  • Recent Ruling Encourages Summary Judgment Motion Consideration on Notice Issue in Slip and Fall Cases
  • Firm Success!

March / April

  • Automobile Accidents / Damages / Setoff for Social Security Disability Payments Received
  • Watch Out For The Golf Cart!
  • Statutes of Limitation Tolled for State-Law Claims while Pending in Federal Court
  • The Ongoing Statutory Struggles of Pip: There May Be More Forum Shopping
  • Excessive Force and Qualified Immunity
  • Firm News

May / June

  • A Public Records Exemption “W” for The Government
  • Public Entity Websites—ADA compliance
  • Proving Causation in Toxic Torts Litigation
  • Sovereign Immunity/Public Duty Doctrine
  • ADA Accommodations Reasonable And Unreasonable Requests
  • Firm News

2017

January / February

  • 1st Amendment Social Media Policy
  • Big Win for PIP Insurers
  • Medicare Recovery Threshold Reporting
  • Tweeting During Jury Duty

March / April

  • Sending Claim File? Use Caution
  • Inviting Unenforceability, Costly Appeal
  • 1st Amend. Retaliation: Qual. Immunity Denied
  • Title VII & Sexual Orientation Discr.

May / June

  • Conflict of Law/Florida Law Applied to South Carolina Automobile Accident
  • The Use of Force Against a Passively Resisting Person
  • Contact a Member of the Firm
  • Appropriate Auxiliary Aids for the Hearing Impaired Under the ADA
  • 2017 Legislative Session Update

July / August

  • FL Supreme Court Prohibits Fee Reduction in Claim Bills
  • Premises Liability
  • What Happens When There Is No Meeting of the Minds As To A PIP Settlement?
  • Firm Success

September / October

  • Admissibility of Psychotherapy Records
  • United States Court of Appeals for The 11th Circuit Clarifies DPPA Liquidated Damages
  • A Trap for The Unwary: Florida’s Claims Administration Statute
  • Social Media and Formal Discovery
  • Liability Under The Fair Housing Act – Update
  • Firm Success

November / December

  • Discovering Bias of The “Treating Physician”
  • Counties Lose Layer of “Protection” in Tort Claims
  • 3rd District Court of Appeal Confirms Broad Reach of The Claims File Exemption From The Public Record Law
  • FL Supreme Court Determines That The Application of A Contingency Fee Multiplier is Not Limited To Rare and Exceptional Cases
  • A Primer on Current Federal (Florida) Law on Sexual Orientation and Sexual Identity
  • Firm Success!

2016

May / June

  • Reasonable Award for Past Medical Expenses
  • Recent Cases
  • Civil Rights – Employ. Discrimination
  • 2016 Legislative Session Update
  • Firm Success

July / August

  • Atty’s Fees/Multiplier Insuff. Evidence
  • Propos. for Settlement
  • Harris Act: Limited Exception…
  • UM Benfits/Subrog.
  • Permanency: Directed Verdict Improper

September / October

  • Alcohol Lender Liability, Act
  • “Negligent Reporting” Claims Permitted by FL Court
  • Rebutting Negligence Presumption in Rear Collisions
  • Public Records – Attorney’s Fees

November / December

  • Mobile Devices: Blessing or Curse?
  • Detention of Passenger During Traffic Stop
  • Sovereign Immunity For Private Prison
    Transport Companies
  • Firm Success: Frank M. Mari, Esq.