Monthly Archives: June 2014

Florida Supreme Court rules city governments illegally used red-light cameras

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/florida_supreme_court… Florida Supreme Court rules city governments illegally used red-light cameras Florida’s highest court ruled Thursday that several local governments had acted illegally when they set up video cameras designed to catch motorists who run red lights before the legislature officially approved them. According to the Tampa Bay Times, these governments—which include several in the Tampa and Orlando areas as Continue Reading...

Florida Dram Shop Lawsuit Results in $11M Verdict

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/2014/06/florida_dram_sh… Florida Dram Shop Lawsuit Results in $11M Verdict  An Eagles Lodge that served too much alcohol to a patron, who in turn crashed his truck into a motorcyclist, causing permanent injury, has been ordered to pay $11.1 million in damages by a Florida jury. In Wilde v. Okeechobee Aerie 4137, the motorcyclist and his wife alleged that the four Continue Reading...

Judge grants execution stay, cites possible intimidation of prison worker supporting clemency bid

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/judge_grants_executio… Judge grants execution stay, cites possible intimidation of prison worker supporting clemency bid  A federal judge has issued a stay of execution for a Missouri inmate because of evidence suggesting that correctional officials tried to intimidate a prison laundry director who supported the inmate’s clemency request. U.S. District Judge Catherine Perry stayed the execution of John Winfield, who was Continue Reading...

Florida Ride-Sharing Services May be Underinsured

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/2014/04/florida_ride_sh… Florida Ride-Sharing Services May be Underinsured Ride-sharing services are cropping up throughout Florida. Lyft and Uber are among those that have been touted as quick, safe and convenient ways to get around town. However, there is mounting evidence that these services may also be underinsured. That means if you are injured in a Fort Myers car accident while using Continue Reading...

Mistakenly arrested again, at court hearing in earlier mistaken-arrest case, woman plans to sue

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/arrested_twice_in_6_m… Mistakenly arrested again, at court hearing in earlier mistaken-arrest case, woman plans to sue Twice arrested within six months by a single Florida law enforcement agency, for crimes in which another individual with the same name is wanted, a Louisiana woman with no felony record is now planning to sue. In a Monday letter (PDF), attorney Andrew Bonderud says Continue Reading...

Speeding motorcyclist busted by YouTube video and ankle monitor

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/speeding_motorcylist_… Speeding motorcyclist busted by YouTube video and ankle monitor  A speeding motorcyclist who initially evaded police during a chase in the Chicago suburbs put on new twist on a daredevil practice of recording such incidents on camera. In addition to posting a video on YouTube, motorcyclist Hamza Ali Ben Ali was wearing a GPS ankle monitor during the 2012 Continue Reading...

Juror is accused of making Facebook trial comments and lying about it; contempt hearing scheduled

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/juror_is_accused_of_m… Juror is accused of making Facebook trial comments and lying about it; contempt hearing scheduled  A Florida juror will have to face a judge on June 20 to explain why he should not be held in contempt for allegedly posting comments on Facebook during a personal-injury trial and then denying he had done so. Alexander Sutton, 24, of Boca Continue Reading...

Jury: $30M to Florida Woman After Hysterectomy Complications

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/06/jury-30m-… Jury: $30M to Florida Woman After Hysterectomy Complications  A woman who suffered a bladder infection followed by sepsis and near-death following a hysterectomy has been awarded $30 million by a jury in Boca Raton. silhouette1 However, whether the woman will actually collect that money is questionable, as the doctor she sued closed his corporate practice and sought bankruptcy protection Continue Reading...

Woman sues GM over criminal conviction resulting from car crash

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/woman_sues_gm_over_cr… Woman sues GM over criminal conviction resulting from car crash General Motors is facing a number of lawsuits as a result of its now-admitted problem with vehicle ignition switches. But one may be unique. A Texas woman who was convicted of negligent homicide as a result of a 2004 crash now says in a federal lawsuit filed in Tyler Continue Reading...

Father’s Right to Share in Residential Decision-making Triggers International Convention, Forces Dispute Case Back to Brazilian Courts

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/2014/06/fathe… Father’s Right to Share in Residential Decision-making Triggers International Convention, Forces Dispute Case Back to Brazilian Courts A South American mother’s attempt to relocate from Brazil to Florida became more complicated after the Third District Court of Appeal determined that an international convention regarding child custody applied to her case and required her to return with her two daughters Continue Reading...
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