Yearly Archives: 2014

Florida Vehicle Owner Liability During Consignment

http://www.florida-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/2014/05/f… Florida Vehicle Owner Liability During Consignment :: Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog Florida law general holds vehicle owners vicariously liable negligent actions of those driving their vehicles with their permission pursuant to the dangerous instrumentality doctrine. Holding the owner liable provides accident victims with another source of recovery when the vehicle driver is not the owner and therefore may Continue Reading...

Alibi exonerates ex-lawyer accused of setting his girlfriend on fire

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/alibi_exonerates_ex-l… Alibi exonerates ex-lawyer accused of setting his girlfriend on fire Prosecutors have dropped the charges against a suspended Minnesota lawyer who made headlines after he was accused of setting his sleeping girlfriend on fire. Dakota County prosecutors dismissed the charges against David John Gherity, 61, after checking out his alibi, the Pioneer Press reports. Gherity had said he was Continue Reading...

Can I take his girlfriend’s deposition?

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Florida_Divorce/2014/May… Can I take his girlfriend’s deposition? Can I take his girlfriend’s deposition?Sometimes in a divorce, the wife may suspect that the husband has been unfaithful and may wish to schedule the deposition of the suspected paramour. That raises more issues than you might expect. In Florida, adultery can be a relevant factor to prove dissipation of marital assets and Continue Reading...

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...
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