Monthly Archives: May 2014

Damage from neighbor’s exploding body not covered by condo insurance policy, appeals court rules

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/damage_from_neighbors… Damage from neighbor’s exploding body not covered by condo insurance policy, appeals court rules When Judy Rodrigo’s next-door neighbor died in 2007, it was some time before the body was discovered. Eventually, the body decomposed, causing significant damage to Rodrigo’s condominium in Jupiter, Florida. After her insurance company refused to settle a property claim for what Rodrigo thought it Continue Reading...

Hospital to pay feds $40.9M for unnecessary heart surgeries; more than 500 patient suits are ongoing

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/hospital_to_pay_feds_… Hospital to pay feds $40.9M for unnecessary heart surgeries; more than 500 patient suits are ongoing A Kentucky hospital has agreed to pay the federal government a record $40.9 million to settle civil claims over what the government describes as unnecessary heart procedures billed to Medicare and Medicaid. The settlement by King’s Daughters Medical Center announced Wednesday does not Continue Reading...

Former football star Aaron Hernandez killed 2 strangers over a spilled drink, prosecutor says

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/former_football_star_… Former football star Aaron Hernandez killed 2 strangers over a spilled drink, prosecutor says Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez pleaded not guilty Wednesday to what a Massachusetts prosecutor described as drive-by ambush slayings of two strangers in 2012 over a spilled drink at a nearby Boston nightclub. A third man was wounded in the shootings. Discussing the Continue Reading...

Judge hits sheriff’s vehicle in courthouse lot, is county’s 2nd jurist charged with DUI in a month

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/judge_strikes_sheriff… Judge hits sheriff’s vehicle in courthouse lot, is county’s 2nd jurist charged with DUI in a month A Florida judge was arrested Tuesday morning after her BMW sports utility vehicle struck a parked sheriff’s department vehicle in a Broward County courthouse parking lot Circuit Judge Lynn Rosenthal, 56, was charged with driving under the influence after the 8 a.m. Continue Reading...

Exonerated man doesn’t have to split wrongful incarceration comp with ex, appeals court rules

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/exonerated_man_doesnt… Exonerated man doesn’t have to split wrongful incarceration comp with ex, appeals court rules A Texas law authorizing the payment of state compensation to individuals who were wrongfully incarcerated makes provisions for unpaid child support. But nowhere does it say that the comp is for lost income or community property, reports Courthouse News. Hence, the ex-wife of a former Continue Reading...

Suit accuses hospital of forcing woman to have a C-section

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/suit_accuses_hospital… Suit accuses hospital of forcing woman to have a C-section The suit by Rinat Dray of Brooklyn alleges that the doctors “improperly substitute[ed] their judgment for that of the mother,” who wanted a natural birth for her third son, Yosef, the New York Times reports. The suit also accused the physicians of “pressuring and threatening” Dray during the July Continue Reading...

Accused triple murderer’s ‘death row x 3’ tattoo poses hairy issue for trial court judge

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/accused_triple_murder… Accused triple murderer’s ‘death row x 3’ tattoo poses hairy issue for trial court judge Convicted last year in a brutal slaying and sentenced to death, William Clyde Gibson decided to get a tattoo on his neck. It says “death row x 3.” Now an Indiana trial judge must decide how best to obscure it before the 56-year-old’s pending Continue Reading...

Players ask for more time in suit against BB&T

http://myfox8.com/2014/05/24/players-ask-for-more-time-in-suit-against-bbt/ Players ask for more time in suit against BB&T WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A group of 16 current and former NFL players have asked a U.S. District Court judge for permission to have until June 6 to file a second amendment complaint against BB&T Corp. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the lawsuit involves BankAtlantic, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., bank that BB&T Continue Reading...

Third Party Beneficiary Liability / Discovery of Claim Investigation Files in Coverage Litigation

http://floridacontractlaw.blogspot.com/2014/04/third-party-beneficiary-liability.html Third Party Beneficiary Liability/Discovery of Claim Investigation Files in Coverage Litigation The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Ft. Myers [ ] has issued an interesting opinion about the discovery that may be obtained from an insurance company in a declaratory action seeking a determination of coverage — Redfish Key Villas Condo. Ass’n v. Amerisure Continue Reading...

Florida Supreme Court Expands Liability in Certain Injury Cases

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/05/florida-s… Florida Supreme Court Expands Liability in Certain Injury Cases  The Florida Supreme Court recently handed down a reform of standard jury instructions that allows defendants in medical malpractice and injury cases to be held accountable for additional injury suffered by patients who were forced to seek corrective care.  In Re: Standard Jury Instructions in Civil Cases – Report No. Continue Reading...
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