Earlier this week, the Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed SB 518, which would require children between the ages of four and seven to be restrained in a booster seat while in a car. This is a big step forward in keeping these children safer during an accident. Now, we […]
Author: Laurie Briggs
In the 4.5 seconds it takes to read a text while behind the wheel, you can cover the length of a football field. That’s what happened to a young father driving a van on his way to work. In that short period of time, he ran into an Amish family […]
Is the federal government finally getting tough on tobacco? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced it has rejected the approval of four proposed tobacco products while authorizing the marketing of two new ones.
When might a legal case involve extensive discovery, including electronic discovery (e-discovery)? Suppose you sue a corporation and want to obtain documents/data (Request to Produce), information from the corporation itself (Interrogatories) and information from employees of the corporation (depositions). What might the subject matter of the lawsuit involve: Breach of […]
Why Three Republican State Senators support Justices Lewis, Pariente and Quince (and you should too) Three more Republican officials are urging voters to VOTE YES to support the retention of Supreme Court Justices Lewis, Pariente and Quince, in direct opposition of the Republican Party of Florida’s unprecedented decision last month […]
When Governor Reubin Askew took office in 1971, he was one of the driving forces behind changing the process to be followed when selecting judges to fill vacancies. Judicial Qualifications Commissions were established to recommend judges to fill vacancies on the bench. In 1972, the Florida Constitution was amended to […]