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February 10, 2016

A series of lawsuits have been filed against Monster Energy drinks alleging that they are responsible for serious bodily injuries.


According to the lawsuits, Monster do not simply help those who are tired to have more energy, they may also cause strokes, heart attacks, kidney failure and even brain damage.  
Before 2013, as Monster was classified as a dietary supplement because it did not...

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February 09, 2016

A federal judge has ruled that a case of wrongful death needs to be judged by a jury as there is conflicting evidence.

The case, which is due to be heard this month, is that of 24 year old Seth Adams who was shot and killed by Sergeant Michael Custer outside his family business in 2012 in Loxahatchee Grove in Palm Beach, Florida. Custer says that Adams choked him and reached...

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February 08, 2016

A physician wants to bring a “bad faith” claim against a medical malpractice insurer but it looks like the Florida Supreme Court might be where the decision is taken.

The case relates to a procedure for liposuction which was carried out by physician Mohamad R. Samilan back in 2004. In the evening after the procedure had been carried out, the patient, Martin Gottlieb suffered from a cardiac arrest and died. The following year, his estate gave notice that they would be filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against Samilan. On hearing this...

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February 07, 2016

The Department of Justice has announced that a security company from Florida is to pay over seven million dollars in connection with allegations that it violated the False Claims Act.


Centerra Services International Inc. has its headquarters in Palm Beach Gardens and was previously named Wackenhut Services LLC. It provides a range of contract services to clients, which include the United States government, such as nuclear security protection, fire protection, and emergency...

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February 06, 2016

The family of a man shot and killed by a deputy from the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office has settled for over half a million dollars.


Matthew Pollow’s relatives have agreed a settlement of $562,000 with the Sheriff's Office following the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit.  
 Pollow, who was mentally ill, was shot and killed shortly after 9.30 p.m. on April 2, 2014 by Deputy Evan Rosenthal. The...

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February 05, 2016

The family of a teen who was killed two years ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit.


In February 2014, 14 year old Andrew Joseph III went to the Florida State Fair on Student Day. On this day the Hillsborough County School District allows students to have the day off and they can go to the fair free of charge. This means that the place is packed with thousands and this has led to unruliness. In...

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February 04, 2016

A lawsuit, which was brought by paralyzed plaintiff Dontrell Stephens, has reached its conclusion after he was awarded $23.1 million by a federal jury.

Stephens, aged 22, was shot four times by a police deputy from Florida, after the officer allegedly thought the victim was armed. One of the bullets entered Stephens’ back which resulted in him...

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February 03, 2016

The following story is indicative as to why it is important tha you choose an attorney that not only knows how to win in the court room, but also who knows how to see the case through to payment of the settlement:

Devaughn Darling died fifteen years ago when he was working out at Florida State University, but having been awarded $2 million in a wrongful death lawsuit, his family is still waiting for...

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February 02, 2016

There have been several lawsuits from people who have suffered from Stevens Johnson Syndrome who alleged that there are not sufficient warnings on the drug label. Recently the U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from Johnson and Johnson of a verdict won by a plaintiff who contracted Stevens Johnson syndrome having taken Children’s Motrin. Samantha Reckis filed the case back in 2007 and was awarded $63 million, however with interest it is now around $140 million. 
Reckis suffered heart and liver failure as well as a stroke and is now...

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February 01, 2016

Social media is a part of everyday life now, but more and more both defense and prosecuting attorneys are asking for copies of social media to help with their cases, especially those for medical malpractice and personal injury


The rulings are not totally clear as to whether social media postings are admissible, and often the courts will limit requests from the Defense to retrieve a plaintiff’s...

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