Florida Death Penalty Law Changes Amid Legal Challenges

Governor Rick Scott signed Florida’s new death sentence law as legal efforts by several death row inmates mounted in an effort to stay alive, contending that they were sentenced under a system that has been declared unconstitutional. The inmates have asked the Florida Supreme Court to reduce their death sentences to life imprisonment without parole. 

Same-Sex Spouses Still Not Recognized on Birth Certificates in Florida

Despite the fact that same-sex couples go through the ups and downs of experiencing pregnancy just as their heterosexual counterparts, they must face the additional hardship of knowing that one spouse will not be memorialized on the child’s birth certificate as a natural parent immediately. Instead, same-sex spouses must face the additional hurdle of enduring

Consolidated PIP Cases to be heard by Florida Supreme Court

The Florida Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal by a large auto insurer in a dispute about fees paid to health providers who treated patients injured in motor vehicle accidents. The case will be heard after the 4th District Court of Appeals ruled last year in favor of the medical providers. That ruling,

New Auto Insurance Legislation Could Lead to More Fraud

A minor change in Florida’s new auto insurance legislation could potentially have a big impact on the state’s drivers, including the possibility of increased fraud. Since 1989, Florida law enforcement and insurance companies have used a “pre-insurance” inspection requirement as a tool against fraud to safeguard consumers.  But the new legislation being proposed, part of

The End of No-Fault Insurance in Florida?

State lawmakers are contemplating ending Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system.  A new law could nix the current system in 2019 and is being done in response to the allegedly increasing problem of insurance fraud.  Like any state, Florida insurers have faced fraud and insist that no-fault is to blame.  Lawmakers claim that this will help