Monthly Archives: July 2014

11th Circuit OKs $67M verdict against bank in case linked to ex-law firm chief’s $1.2B fraud

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/11th_circuit_oks_67m_… 11th Circuit OKs $67M verdict against bank in case linked to ex-law firm chief’s $1.2B fraud A federal appeals court in Atlanta on Tuesday affirmed a $67 million jury award to investors fleeced by now-disbarred attorney Scott Rothstein. Rejecting arguments that a federal district judge shouldn’t have let a former Toronto-Dominion bank executive testify at a civil damages trial Continue Reading...

Shared Parental Responsibility and Co-Parenting

http://remsenlaw.blogspot.com/2011/04/shared-parental-respon… Shared Parental Responsibility and Co-Parenting When minor children are involved in a divorce, a divorce-reality that is difficult for many people to understand and accept is the concept of shared parental responsibility. Parental responsibility refers to the authority of a parent to make decisions regarding their child’s education, health care, religion, and any other responsibilities that the court finds Continue Reading...

Office manager accused of stealing over $100K in client payments

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/office_manager_accuse… Office manager accused of stealing over $100K in client payments An office manager for a small Florida law firm is accused of stealing over $100,000 in cash receipts from clients that she was supposed to deposit in the unidentified Sebring firm’s trust account but allegedly didn’t. Kathryn Barnes Avirett, 38, was questioned several months ago by the lawyer for Continue Reading...

Jesse Ventura wins $1.8M in actual-malice defamation trial over best-selling memoir

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/jesse_ventura_wins_1…. Jesse Ventura wins $1.8M in actual-malice defamation trial over best-selling memoir Jesse Ventura said it wasn’t about the money, but he has nonetheless won what many would consider big bucks. After five days of deliberation, a federal jury in Minnesota on Tuesday awarded $1.8 million to the former state governor in a defamation case over a best-selling memoir by Continue Reading...

Man run over by own truck, charged with DUI after alleged road-rage incident

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/man_run_over_by_own_t… Man run over by own truck, charged with DUI after alleged road-rage incident In a double whammy for a man allegedly involved in a road rage incident Tuesday evening, police in Gainesville, Florida, said Joseph H. Carl, 48, was charged with drunken-driving after being run over by his own pickup truck. The incident was sparked when Carl rear-ended a Continue Reading...

Default Judgments and Divorce Proceedings in Florida

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/2014/07/defau… Default Judgments and Divorce Proceedings in Florida    Seeking to end a marriage is often emotionally difficult. It can also be logistically difficult when your spouse is located somewhere far away and does not respond to the legal documents sent to him/her. Default judgments can be useful to allow you to move on with your life, but they require Continue Reading...

Federal judge nixes 551-pound man’s plea to end house arrest early due to his weight

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/federal_judge_nixes_5… Federal judge nixes 551-pound man’s plea to end house arrest early due to his weight A federal judge in Florida lost little time in nixing a 551-pound pharmacist’s argument that his 30-month house-arrest sentence in a pill mill case should end early because his weight prevents him from leaving home anyway. Attorney Edward Page of Tampa also argued that Continue Reading...

Coomer v. Kansas City Royals – Inherent Risks Assumed by Sports Fans

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/2014/07/coomer_v_kansas… Coomer v. Kansas City Royals – Inherent Risks Assumed by Sports Fans  Millions of Americans attend sporting events every year. Research has indicated the number of injuries sustained by these patrons is far higher than one might expect, ranging from being struck by a foul baseball to being bruised by a rouge hockey puck. Unfortunately, sports teams often aren’t Continue Reading...

Lawyers may look at what jurors post online, but only if it’s available to the public

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/lawyers_may_look_at_w… Lawyers may look at what jurors post online, but only if it’s available to the public  Courts have been dealing for a while now with jurors discussing the trials they’re deciding through postings on websites accessible to the public and electronic social media that allow restrictions on access, such as Facebook, Myspace, LinkedIn and Twitter. Trial judges generally try Continue Reading...

Boyles v. A&G Concrete Pools, Inc. – 4th DCA Affirms Accident Judgment

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/07/boyles-v-… Boyles v. A&G Concrete Pools, Inc. – 4th DCA Affirms Accident Judgment  Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal upheld a trial court’s judgment in favor of a defendant in a personal injury case stemming from a two-truck crash in Esquire v. A&G Concrete Pools, Inc. Discrepancies in the plaintiff’s testimony regarding the source of his injuries and failure to Continue Reading...
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