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Florida Hotel Settles with Paralyzed Patron for over $10 Million

A Key West hotel has agreed to settle a case brought by a patron who was paralyzed on the hotel's property for $10.75 million. The hotel patron was visiting Key West in 2015.  On the day of the incident, he had been relaxing and swimming with friends and at one point, dove from the hotel's

Apple Introduces Software Aimed at Curbing Phone Use Behind the Wheel

Apple has announced an upcoming software update that will include a feature it hopes will help keep drivers from using their phones while driving.  The Do Not Disturb While Driving Mode will enable iPhones to detect when someone may be driving and will automatically silence notifications to keep the screen dark.  Users will have the

The Government Makes Mistakes, Shouldn’t They Have to Pay for Them Too?

Last week, Governor Scott signed claims bills awarding compensation to numerous Florida injury victims who were injured as a result of Florida state and local governments' negligence.  Normally, any lawsuit brought by a victim of negligence on the part of a Florida government agency or their employees are restricted by the legal doctrine of sovereign

One Killed, 10 Injured After Vehicle Hits Lauderhill Bus Stop Bench

Two vehicles swerving erratically through traffic in Lauderhill are alleged to have set off a chain reaction that led to one death and 10 people being injured. A Chevrolet SUV swerved off the road and struck a bus-stop bench in Lauderhill, as two women were walking nearby, one of whom was killed.  It is unknown

Florida Supreme Court Strikes Down Caps on Medical Malpractice Damages

The Florida Supreme Court just ruled that a law limiting non-economic damages (pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, etc.) is unconstitutional, nullifying the controversial law passed by the Florida legislature back in 2003. The divided Court handed down the 4-3 ruling, with the majority of Justices holding that the arbitrary caps on non-economic damages