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Homeowners Negligent Premises

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As an owner of land or property, there is a certain security level that is expected to ensure that third parties are not at risk when on their property. If a criminal or violent act occurs, the victim can sue the landowner or manager if it is found that they failed to provide adequate security...
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Social Media & The Law

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Most lawsuits between citizens and social media end in rulings in favor of the app. This is because social media sites can legally ban an account for various reasons- ranging from offensive jokes to perceived threats to violating minor rules. Charles C. Johnson V. Twitter: Charles C. Johnson, a conservative Twitter user, was banned from...
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Police Brutality

When making an arrest or attempting to get a situation under control, an officer is only allowed a certain amount of force; exceeding that limit is considered excessive force. Excessive force is a situation where a government official who is legally entitled to use force exceeds the minimum amount necessary to diffuse an incident or...
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Jury Selection in Civil Cases

Lawyers on both sides are highly aware of the dangers of jury contamination and go to great lengths to prevent it. Jury contamination is known as the potential of a single juror infecting the entire panel with firmly held viewpoints. The contamination could happen in different ways; one is through personal experiences that the juror...
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Birth Defects and Recovering for Birth Defect Injuries

According to the Center for Disease Control, aka the CDC, 1 out of every 33 babies are born with a birth defect. Birth defects are defined as structural changes present at birth that can affect almost any part or parts of the body, how the body looks, works, or both. Most birth defects are the...
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PIP Changes in Florida Legislature

There is currently a bill in the Florida House, HB 719, that would eliminate no-fault and its requirement that motorists carry personal-injury protection, or PIP, coverage, and mandate bodily injury coverage. If passed, the bill would eliminate the requirement of having 10,000 dollars in PIP coverage and set minimum bodily injury coverage at $25,000 for...
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Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Wrongful death claims are lawsuits brought against a defendant when death is the direct result of either an intentional act or negligence. This type of claim is brought by the estate of the deceased and or by family or close friends; it is filed against any party or parties that are legally liable. The laws...
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What is an Emergency Medical Condition?

If you were involved in a car accident in Florida, your medical bills will be paid by your insurance provider through the Personal Injury Protection in your policy. According to Florida Statute 627.732 (16): An “Emergency medical condition” means a medical condition manifesting itself by acute symptoms of sufficient severity, which may include severe pain,...
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What is PIP Insurance?

Personal Injury Protection or PIP is a part of a car insurance that covers the expenses of the treatment for the injuries and lost wages caused by a motor vehicle accident. PIP is also called the no-fault coverage because it pays the medical expenses of the accident regardless of who caused it. According to Florida...
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Accidents Caused by Ambulances

A bus carrying several passengers was hit by an ambulance when it was crossing an intersection. The bus was on a green light and the driver said he did not hear the siren of the ambulance. This accident happened in a different country. But what if it happened in Florida? Who is liable? The bus...
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