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Record Settlement Reached In George Floyd Case

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 The mayor of Minneapolis announced a record settlement that will require the city to dip into its rainy day funds. The $27 million payment to the family of George Floyd is more than all the money the city has to pay off lawsuits. The rainy day fund is set aside to cover emergencies and… Read More »

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Foul Ball Lawsuit Against Astros Allowed To Proceed

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There are two things you need to know about foul ball lawsuits against baseball teams. The first is that they are never successful. The second is that each individual who enters a baseball stadium assumes the risk of being struck by a foul ball. So how did a foul ball lawsuit make its way… Read More »

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Employers Weigh Consequences Of COVID Vaccine Reactions

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Some employers will be mandating or encouraging employees to get the COVID vaccine once it becomes available to everyone. What happens if one worker has a negative reaction to the COVID vaccine? If the worker needs to miss time from work, will they be able to file a claim on the employer’s workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Purdue Announced Bankruptcy Plan Over Opioid Crisis

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The life-cycle of a lawsuit in as few words as possible: Plaintiff is injured. Plaintiff files lawsuit against defendant party alleging negligence. Plaintiff wins lawsuit. Plaintiff now becomes a creditor with the defendant as a debtor. Debtor files for bankruptcy. Creditor/plaintiffs negotiate terms of settlement post-bankruptcy. Not every lawsuit follows this life-cycle, but the… Read More »

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On-The-Job COVID Death Results Lawsuit Against Publix

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These are definitely our favorite types of cases—those that blur the line between workers’ compensation and personal injury. In this case, you have a Publix employee who contracted the illness while on the job. He died a week later. His family filed a lawsuit against Publix after they learned that administrators were preventing employees… Read More »

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Family Files Wrongful Death After Nurse Dies Of COVID

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The family of a health care worker recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her employer after she contracted and died from COVID-19 while on the job. A growing number of COVID lawsuits are being filed against employers in Florida and around the country. While Florida’s rules regarding workers’ compensation insurance are quite strict,… Read More »

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Insurance Companies Routinely Deny COVID-19 Claims

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Workers’ compensation insurers are making it more difficult for workers who contract COVID-19 while on the job to receive benefits while they recover from the illness. Why are so many of these claims being held up or denied? The Typical Scenario  A worker who works in an industry where the work cannot be done… Read More »

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Spa Sued After Worker Inappropriately Touched Customers

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Two women have filed a lawsuit against the Hand and Stone Spa in Fort Myers. The women say that they were sexually battered by the same employee who touched them in inappropriate areas and pressed his genitals into the women. Both women claim that Joshua Lowman, 37, sexually assaulted them under the pretense of… Read More »

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Lawsuit Filed Against Uber Eats Targets Company Structure

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A very important lawsuit following the death of a University of Florida pedestrian has been filed against Uber Eats. The lawsuit specifically states that Uber Eats’ company structure is to blame for the death of Sophia Lambert, a UF freshman who was struck by an Uber Eats driver. Onlookers watched in horror as the… Read More »

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Protections for Health Care Workers Against COVID-19 Lawsuits

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It’s becoming increasingly routine to support that a piece of legislation with a specific purported aim is doing literally the opposite of what it claims to do. As an example, the Florida Congress recently announced broadscale protections “for frontline hero health care workers” against “junk COVID-19 lawsuits.” There are at least three reasons why… Read More »

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