My Dad and I Didn’t Battle The Charles Case With So Many Other Fine Lawyers, Just To See Florida’s Constitution Undone.

Despite our work in Charles versus Baptist, hospital lobbyists keep picking away at the patient safety disclosures voted for by Florida. As noted in a recent news story, the case my office handled established an important precedent (overturning the First DCA in the process). In a key 2017 ruling in a Jacksonville case, the Florida […]

Jury awards $28.6 million to man who lost legs when hit by Amtrak train

Many times, there are multiple causes and responsible parties to a terrible accident. Trial lawyers are tasked with identifying each of those parties prior to filing suit. At trial, it is the jury’s job to determine what percentage of blame to assign to each party. Trial lawyers can make recommendations in argument, but the decision […]

Pro-Tip: Try To Avoid Having To Call The Judge Minutes Into A Deposition

It happens. I get it. But when the witness has taken “less than her normal dose of painkillers” to get through the deposition, there are ways around that problem other than asking a Federal judge to treat it as an emergency. I don’t know if it is rule number one, but it is certainly top […]

Yes, The Onion’s SCOTUS Brief Is Hysterical. And Brilliant.

The Onion is the world’s leading news publication, offering highly acclaimed, universally revered coverage of breaking national, international, and local news events. Rising from its humble beginnings as a print newspaper in 1756, The Onion now enjoys a daily readership of 4.3 trillion and has grown into the single most powerful and influential organization in […]

I’ll Say It Again, Trial Lawyers: Don’t Scream At The Judge.

Trial lawyers don’t win every argument in front of every judge. And, yes. Some of those losses come on significant issues and important cases. But here’s the thing: there are prescribed ways to deal with those disagreements. You can respectfully present that option to the judge and let him or her know that there are […]

Young Thug’s song lyrics are being used as evidence in his gang indictment

Not everyone supports allowing prosecutors to use lyrics as evidence. In “Rap on Trial: Race, Lyrics and Guilt in America” by Erik Nielson and Andrea L. Dennis, rapper Killer Mike argues that rap as an art form is a safe space where raw emotions can and should be expressed. “Left unchecked, it has the potential to silence […]

The Case For Tort Reform Gets Harder And Harder To Make (But That Won’t Stop Some)

It is absurd to criticize a fee structure that puts a lawyer in complete concert with his client’s interests and allows clients without resources or influence to pursue remedies against the most powerful institutions in their community for real harm done to them. Back in the day, the argument was that verdicts were too numerous […]

More Opioid Settlements

From New Hampshire’s DOJ: In 2018, the state filed a complaint against J&J, alleging the company misrepresented their opioids as safer than other alternatives in their aggressive marketing campaign to prescribers and patients in New Hampshire. The state further alleged that J&J misrepresented their opioids as rarely addictive, negligently promoted the concept of pseudoaddiction, and […]