Month: September 2014

GEICO v. Rodriguez – Insurer to Pay Sanctions in Pedestrian Injury Claim

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http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/09/geico-v-r... GEICO v. Rodriguez - Insurer to Pay Sanctions in Pedestrian Injury Claim Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeals has ruled an insured’s misrepresentations to the court about his fitness as a driver at the time of a serious crash did not void his insurance policy. Therefore, the company is responsible for paying sanctions imposed against defendant by the court in GEICO v.... [...]

Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure

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http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/florida-family... Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure When you file and serve a petition in a Florida family law case that involves financial issues such as child support, alimony, or the division of property in debts, a clock starts ticking. Within 45 days of the initial pleadings being served on the respondent, each party is required to provide the other party with a whole host... [...]

Ex-BigLaw partner gets 13 months in tax case, admits he owes $924K to US

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ex_biglaw_partner_get... Ex-BigLaw partner gets 13 months in tax case, admits he owes $924K to US  A former partner at McDermott Will & Emery in Miami has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for failing to file multiple tax returns. Steven Siff, 56, was taken into custody immediately after his sentencing in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, reports the Sun-Sentinel. He... [...]

SEC spent $8.6M collecting $3.7M from former corporate raider in $62M case

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http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ordered_to_pay_62m_in... SEC spent $8.6M collecting $3.7M from former corporate raider in $62M case Once a high-profile corporate raider, Paul Bilzerian was convicted of fraud in 1989 and served 13 months. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won a $62 million judgment in a subsequent civil suit. Now, more than 20 years later, the SEC is winding up its efforts to collect. The final... [...]

Arvizu v. Heights Roofing Inc. – Culpable Negligence in Workplace Injuries

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Posthttp://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/09/arvizu-v-... Arvizu v. Heights Roofing Inc. - Culpable Negligence in Workplace Injuries  Florida workers who suffer serious injury on-the-job are entitled to the “exclusive remedy” of workers’ compensation. What this means is that employees can obtain relatively fast coverage for medical bills, lost wages and temporary disability, without having to prove fault. The threshold for... [...]