Monthly Archives: June 2014

Player’s 4-month ban over bite in World Cup match ‘grotesque and absurd,’ his lawyer says

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/4-month_ban_for_bitin… Player’s 4-month ban over bite in World Cup match ‘grotesque and absurd,’ his lawyer says A lawyer for Luis Suarez, the Uruguay forward who got a four-month suspension this week after FIFA’s disciplinary committee determined he bit an opponent’s shoulder, says that the punishment has been unfair, from a legal perspective. The Belfast Telegraph reports that Alejandro Balbi, Suarez’s Continue Reading...

The $4.8 BILLION Dollar Divorce

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Florida_Divorce/2014/May… The $4.8 BILLION Dollar Divorce By now, you may have heard of the recent divorce of Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev and his wife Elena Rybolovleva. The reason you may have head of this case is the astronomical amount that Mrs. Rybolovleva will get pursuant to the divorce judgment, $4,8 BILLION dollars. That exorbitant amount is fueling headlines across the Continue Reading...

New NFL concussion settlement has no cap on damages

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/new_nfl_concussion_se… New NFL concussion settlement has no cap on damages The National Football League has agreed to a new settlement in a concussion suit by retired players that places no cap on damages. Documents filed on Wednesday described the deal, reached after U.S. District Judge Anita Brody refused to approve a $765 million settlement to compensate retired players who suffer Continue Reading...

Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident

http://flafamlaw.blogspot.com/2013/04/fourth-dca-permits-dom… Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Rudel v. Rudel, a case involving two German residents. While the Wife and daughter of the parties had temporarily moved to Florida for the minor child to attend school, the Wife filed a petition for divorce and another for an injunction Continue Reading...

SCOTUS rules against warrantless cellphone searches in ‘sweeping endorsement of digital privacy’

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/scotus_rules_against_… SCOTUS rules against warrantless cellphone searches in ‘sweeping endorsement of digital privacy’ The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police generally can’t search the contents of a cellphone seized during an arrest, unless they get a warrant. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the unanimous decision (PDF) finding that such warrantless cellphone searches violate the Fourth Amendment. Justice Continue Reading...

Cox v. Wal-Mart – Dangerous Condition Forms Basis for Premises Liability Claim

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/06/cox-v-wal… Cox v. Wal-Mart – Dangerous Condition Forms Basis for Premises Liability Claim  There is much dispute about the facts in the case of Cox, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., reviewed recently by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Central to this case is whether the door located at the store’s entrance was inherently dangerous, and Continue Reading...

FCC stakes out Florida driver, seeks to fine him $48K for allegedly using cellphone jammer

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/FCC_stakes_out_Florid… FCC stakes out Florida driver, seeks to fine him $48K for allegedly using cellphone jammer It is illegal in a number of jurisdictions to use a cellphone while driving, at least if it’s not hands-free device. But it’s also illegal, based on similar safety concerns, for a driver to try to prevent fellow motorists from using cellphones by jamming Continue Reading...

New Report Finds that Pedestrian Accidents in South Florida are Too Frequent

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/2014/06/new_report_fi… New Report Finds that Pedestrian Accidents in South Florida are Too Frequent According to a recent report published by the National Complete Streets Coalition and Smart Growth America, Florida leads the nation when it comes to the most dangerous areas for pedestrians. In fact, according to the report, the top four most dangerous regions in the country are all Continue Reading...

Woman is convicted of causing 2 deaths by stopping for ducklings on highway, faces maximum of life

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/woman_is_convicted_of… Woman is convicted of causing 2 deaths by stopping for ducklings on highway, faces maximum of life A jury in Montreal convicted a Canadian woman on Friday of causing two deaths when she stopped her car in a highway traffic lane in 2010 to rescue a family of half a dozen ducklings. Although Emma Czornobaj, 25, lacked criminal intent, Continue Reading...

Strout v. Cent. Me. Med. Ctr. – Apology Statutes Exclude Admissions of Guilt

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/06/strout-v-… Strout v. Cent. Me. Med. Ctr. – Apology Statutes Exclude Admissions of Guilt The American Medical Association Code of Ethics requires that when a patient suffers significant medical complications resulting from physician error, the doctor is ethically required to tell the patient all the facts necessary to understand what happened. Those guidelines further state that concern about legal liability Continue Reading...
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