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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Former NFL players sue over alleged ‘culture of drug misuse’ that masked pain of injuries

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/former_nfl_players_su… Former NFL players sue over alleged ‘culture of drug misuse’ that masked pain of injuries Eight retired pro football players are seeking compensation for chronic injuries in a suit that accuses the National Football League of supplying them with painkillers. The would-be class-action suit (PDF), filed on Tuesday in San Francisco federal court, says team doctors and trainers administered Continue Reading...

Doctor shot in prison riot sues lawyer, says attorney error kept him out of minimum security camp

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/doctor_sues_his_lawye… Doctor shot in prison riot sues lawyer, says attorney error kept him out of minimum security camp A onetime Florida plastic surgeon shot in the neck in a Mississippi prison riot after he took a plea in a pill mill case has sued his own lawyer, contending that the attorney should have anticipated a need to provide proof of Continue Reading...

Lawyer who impersonated bar official in aid of law firm founder’s Ponzi scheme gets 5 years

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/lawyer_who_impersonat… Lawyer who impersonated bar official in aid of law firm founder’s Ponzi scheme gets 5 years Christina Kitterman has said she had no idea her longtime mentor, law firm founder Scott Rothstein, was involved in a $1.4 billion fraud. So she agreed to help him and the firm out by making a phone call and pretending to be the Continue Reading...

Donald Sterling’s Estranged Wife Says She’ll ‘Eventually’ Divorce Him

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/11/shelly-sterling-div… Donald Sterling’s Estranged Wife Says She’ll ‘Eventually’ Divorce Him Shelly Sterling, the estranged wife of Donald Sterling and a co-owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, told Barbara Walters of ABC News that she will “eventually” file for divorce. “For the last 20 years, I’ve been seeing attorneys for a divorce,” she said. “In fact, I have here– I just filed– I Continue Reading...

Wal-Mart settles personal injury claims from Listeria outbreak

http://www.defectivedrugsandproductsblog.com/2014/05/wal-mar… Wal-Mart settles personal injury claims from Listeria outbreak  Florida consumers may remember the tragic deaths of 33 people following an outbreak of Listeria in 2011. Investigations into the matter traced the cause of the outbreak to a cantaloupe farm in another state. Media reports indicate that a settlement was recently reached between Wal-Mart, who offered the infected melons for Continue Reading...

NFL Concussion Settlement: Details Revealed in Court Filing – Decided

http://blogs.findlaw.com/decided/2014/01/nfl-concussion-sett… NFL Concussion Settlement: Details Revealed in Court Filing – Decided The NFL’s concussion settlement agreement with former players was released in detail on Monday. The 356-page agreement was filed in federal court, but the details of the payout have some critics wondering if the settlement will be the final word on this issue, reports ESPN.com. Ex-players who aren’t satisfied Continue Reading...

Fla.’s Damages Cap for Medical-Malpractice Death Cases Struck Down – Decided

  http://blogs.findlaw.com/decided/2014/03/flas-damages-cap-fo… Fla.’s Damages Cap for Medical-Malpractice Death Cases Struck Down – Decided In case you missed it, the Florida Supreme Court recently struck down the state’s damages cap on wrongful death awards resulting caused by medical malpractice. The state law placed a $1 million limit on the amount of money people could be awarded for pain and suffering when someone dies Continue Reading...

Husband’s Use of Trusts to Hold Assets Fails to Prevent Wife From Collecting Alimony

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/divorce/econo… High-end divorce Archives: Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog Published by Sandy T. Fox, P.A. One variety of estate planning technique used to shield assets from creditors is the use of discretionary trusts, such as so-called “spendthrift trusts.” In a recent ruling by the 2d District Court of Appeal, however, the trusts a former husband created failed to block his Continue Reading...

Victim’s Family in Deadly MacArthur Causeway Crash Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Victims-Fmaily-in-Deadly-… Victim’s Family in Deadly MacArthur Causeway Crash Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit The attorney for the family of Dr. Malcolm Lloyd, who was killed while riding in a Lamborghini that crashed on the MacArthur Causeway, spoke out Monday about the lawsuit he filed late Friday. “He had his whole life ahead of him. Beautiful family, wonderful business, incredible reputation…lights out Continue Reading...

Florida Retiree, 77, Jailed for Alleged Bank Robbery

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Florida-Retiree-77-Jailed… Florida Retiree, 77, Jailed for Alleged Bank Robbery A Palm Beach County retiree has been jailed after police saw he robbed a bank. Russell Cooper is 77 years old and only gets around with the help of a walker. Boynton Beach police say he was angered after showing up at a PNC branch Friday and being told his account Continue Reading...
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