Monthly Archives: July 2014

Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez say attorney-client court chat was broadcast on Web

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/lawyers_for_aaron_her… Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez say attorney-client court chat was broadcast on Web Lawyers for football star Aaron Hernandez are asking a Massachusetts judge overseeing his first-degree murder case to “take prompt action” to prevent Internet broadcasts of court chats between the former New England Patriots tight end and his legal counsel. Contending that one such conversation was already broadcast Continue Reading...

When Should a Court Impute Income to an Unemployed Spouse?

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Florida_Divorce/2014/Jun… When Should a Court Impute Income to an Unemployed Spouse? Imputation of income to a spouse is very fact intensive. When a court decides to impute income to a spouse, they do so on a case by case basis. Your case might be very different from another case that is in front of the judge. A recent case in Continue Reading...

$23.6B in punitives awarded to smoker’s widow; tobacco lawyer says ‘runaway verdict’ won’t stand

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/23.6b_punitive_verdic… $23.6B in punitives awarded to smoker’s widow; tobacco lawyer says ‘runaway verdict’ won’t stand Jurors in Florida awarded $23.6 billion in punitive damages on Friday to a Pensacola widow whose chain-smoking husband died of lung cancer. Lawyers representing the widow, Cynthia Robinson, had argued that defendant R. J. Reynolds had deliberately concealed the health hazards of smoking. Robinson’s husband, Continue Reading...

Was Your Car Totaled in a Car Crash? Accident Claims and Property Damage

http://southfloridainjuryaccidentblog.com/2014/07/15/was-you… Was Your Car Totaled in a Car Crash? Accident Claims and Property Damage    The first priority in any traffic accident is making sure that people are safe and that injuries are being cared for by medical professionals. However, after the EMS has been called, the doctor has treated your injuries and you know how you (and your passengers) Continue Reading...

John Wayne’s heirs sue Duke University

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/john_waynes_heirs_sue… John Wayne’s heirs sue Duke University John Wayne’s descendants are taking Duke University to court over the trademark rights to the word “Duke.” John Wayne Enterprises (a company run by Wayne’s heirs) has filed suit in federal district court in Santa Ana, California, requesting a declaratory judgment that they can use the word “Duke” without infringing on the university’s Continue Reading...

Takeda, Eli Lilly Seeking New Trial after $9 Billion Actos Verdict

http://www.foryourprotection.com/2014/07/takeda_eli_lilly_tr… Takeda, Eli Lilly Seeking New Trial after $9 Billion Actos Verdict  In what can be described as a less-than-surprising move, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly are trying to get either a $9 Billion Actos judgment against them reversed or if that doesn’t work, they are seeking a new trial in the landmark case. In April, a Louisiana federal agreed Continue Reading...

Two plead guilty to money laundering through jewelry business

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/morning-edition… Two plead guilty to money laundering through jewelry business   Two Lauderdale-by-the-Sea residents pleaded guilty for laundering money to Mexico through a supposed jewelry business.Natalie Ladin, 62, and Jed Ladin, 66, could face up to 20 years in prison after each pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.  Located in Hallandale Beach, their company was Continue Reading...

Economic vs Non-Economic Damages

http://southfloridainjuryaccidentblog.com/2014/03/04/what-ki… Economic vs Non-Economic Damages  In Florida, whether or not you take your case to trial or if you settle your claim through an insurance defense lawyer or with an insurance company, there are certain kinds of losses for which you will be compensated and some losses for which you will not be compensated. Only those losses recognized as “damages” under Continue Reading...

Ex-bank exec is latest to face criminal case linked to ex-lawyer’s $1.2B scheme; victims to get $50M

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/banker_is_latest_defe… Ex-bank exec is latest to face criminal case linked to ex-lawyer’s $1.2B scheme; victims to get $50M A former South Florida bank president convicted of bank fraud and sentenced to probation decades ago is the latest individual charged—and expected to take a plea—in a federal criminal case linked to a swindle of at least $1.2 billion by now-imprisoned former Continue Reading...

Spaid v. Integon Indemnity Corp. – Ambiguous Auto Insurance Policies

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/07/spaid-v-i… Spaid v. Integon Indemnity Corp. – Ambiguous Auto Insurance Policies  One tactic is deployed before the crash even happens. Insurers draft policies with a host of loopholes and verbose exceptions that allow them to deny coverage on a variety of different grounds. However, as the recent ruling by Florida’s First District Court of Appeal in Spaid v. Integon Indemnity Continue Reading...
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