Monthly Archives: September 2014

Oakland Raiders settle wages lawsuit with cheerleaders for $1.25 million

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/oakland_raiders_settl… Oakland Raiders settle wages lawsuit with cheerleaders for $1.25 million The Oakland Raiders will pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nearly 90 current and former cheerleaders for underpayment of wages. Reuters reported Thursday that the proposed settlement, which must still be approved by the court, would cover the previous four NFL seasons. According to the deal, Raiders Continue Reading...

Florida Woman Posts .415 BAC: After Driving to Pick Up Her Kid

http://crimcourts.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/florida-woman-pos… Florida Woman Posts .415 BAC: After Driving to Pick Up Her Kid  New Port Richey resident Renata Congleton caught the attention of school officials when she struck two vehicles when picking up her child up from school Friday, and smartly called authorities. When cops confronted her at her house, they allege that she admitted driving and leaving the scene of the Continue Reading...

Williams v. GEICO – Auto Insurance Step-Down Provisions Challenged

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/09/williams-… Williams v. GEICO – Auto Insurance Step-Down Provisions Challenged  Florida is one of a handful of states that recognize family “step down provisions” in auto insurance policies. These provisions are frequently challenged because they purport that certain injured parties, by virtue of their relationship to the negligent party, should receive less. Specifically, these clauses target those with familial ties Continue Reading...

1 of 3 county judges charged with DUI pleads guilty against counsel’s advice, gets probation

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/against_counsels_advi… 1 of 3 county judges charged with DUI pleads guilty against counsel’s advice, gets probation A suspended Florida judge accused of twice taking the bench while intoxicated has pleaded guilty, against the advice of her defense counsel, in a drunken-driving case over a rear-end accident in which another motorist was injured. “I am going to plead guilty because I Continue Reading...

The Standard for Oral Modification of a Written Contract Containing a ‘No Oral Modification’ Clause

http://floridacontractlaw.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-standard-for-oral-modification-of.html The Standard for Oral Modification of a Written Contract Containing a ‘No Oral Modification’ Clause You read that title right. Courts are generally supposed to honor the agreements of private parties wherever possible. Therefore, one might think that where a written contract between two parties prohibits oral modification of the contract, courts would be inclined to reject argument that Continue Reading...

Former FSU law student takes plea, gets 3 years for shooting fellow student in the back

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/former_fsu_law_studen… Former FSU law student takes plea, gets 3 years for shooting fellow student in the back A former Florida State University law student was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for shooting another student in the back in 2012. The victim, identified in 2012 news reports as Tyler Thomas, then a second-year law student, objected to the sentence. Continue Reading...

Record $1.4B fine levied against gas company in fatal explosion and fire

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/record_1.4b_fine_levi… Record $1.4B fine levied against gas company in fatal explosion and fire A record $1.4 billion safety fine has been imposed by the California Public Utilities Commission concerning a 2010 gas pipeline rupture, explosion and fire that killed eight people, injured dozens of others and destroyed 38 homes in a San Bruno neighborhood. The penalty against Pacific Gas & Continue Reading...

Shapria v. Christiana Care Health – Medical Malpractice Based on Lack of Informed Consent

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/08/shapria-v… Medical Malpractice Based on Lack of Informed Consent – Shapria v. Christiana Care Health  There are some types of medical malpractice claims that center on a doctor’s failure to fully inform you about a proposed medical treatment. Lack of informed consent is predicated on the principle that you as a patient have the right to decide what will be done to Continue Reading...

Protesters sue city of Ferguson, St. Louis County and their police chiefs for $41.5 million

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/protesters_sue_city_o… Protesters sue city of Ferguson, St. Louis County and their police chiefs for $41.5 million  Five protesters are suing the city of Ferguson and St. Louis County, Missouri, as well as their police chiefs, based on allegations that they were subject to excessive force and false arrest, among other things. The U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri complaint (PDF) Continue Reading...
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