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May 7, 2014 in

Latest Clothing Recalls |May 2014

When you hear the term “safety recall,” typically you think of a vehicle, a toy, or possibly even food. However, did you know there are sometimes safety recalls for clothing articles or accessories? The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps a regularly updated recall list and provides safety education, regulations, and legal standards relating to...
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May 6, 2014 in

Legal Request for Admissions: What happens if I fail to respond?

Generally, requests for admissions (RFAs)  are used to save time, effort and resources on sub-issues of a legal case. The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure Section 1.370(a) addresses these requests. Most simply, a request for admission is a discovery tool, in which one party, or both parties, attempt to establish issues that do not...
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May 5, 2014 in

Keep safe in large crowds with 3 simple tips

Downtown West Palm Beach, Fla. held its 32nd annual SunFest this past week. The festival always seems to draw large crowds with its live music, local and national artists, and several family fun activities that everyone is able to enjoy. However, with large crowds comes the chance of unknown dangers and risk of harm. ...
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May 1, 2014 in

What are examinations under oath, and how does it affect my insurance benefits after a car accident?

What is an examination under oath? An examination under oath (EUO) is very similar to a deposition. In some cases, a claimant hurt in an automobile accident will be required to appear in court to testify about his/her injuries and damages in order to be awarded full personal injury protection (PIP) benefits from the...
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April 30, 2014 in

Florida Insurance Does Not Cover Damages From An Exploding Body

In 2008, the undiscovered corpse of an elderly woman living in a second story Jupiter, Fla. apartment decomposed so badly that the woman’s corpse exploded. The woman lived alone with her two dogs, and her body lay in the apartment for two weeks before the terrible odor started seeping into the adjacent apartment units,...
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April 28, 2014 in

Veterans Die While Waiting on “Secret List” to See Doctor

Are you frustrated and discouraged by your interactions with the Veterans Administration (VA)? You are not alone. Not only do veterans applying for service-connected disability benefits wait sometimes up to 5 years for a decision, but they also face significant wait times just to see a medical provider. The Phoenix VA office is reported...
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April 25, 2014 in

Several Car Seats Could Put Your Child at Risk

A car seat is meant to keep a young child safe, but what happens when the car seat was not made properly? In case of an accident, it is important that the child is buckled incorrectly, but it can also be just as important that the buckles are easily undone. The following car seats...
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April 24, 2014 in

How to Market to Other Attorneys in 4 Simple Steps

Identify the right audience: Find attorneys that may have clients who need a service your firm provides and their firm does not. By reaching the right target, you have a greater opportunity to set up referral systems with these other attorneys that will benefit both of you. Inform your audience: Don’t just explain your...
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April 23, 2014 in

Ferry Accident Devastates South Korea

Last week a South Korean ferry boat on an overnight 14-hour journey tipped and partially sank only three hours away from its destination. Of the 476 people on board, 121 people have been confirmed dead, and 181 still remain unaccounted for. Much like the captain of the Costa Concordia (the cruise liner that tipped...
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April 18, 2014 in

Man Poses as Lawyer and Cons Family Out of $70,000

After spending two years in prison and learning what he could on the legal system, Imer Armando Perez (now on probation), has been accused of falsely claiming to be a licensed Florida criminal defense lawyer and conning the family of a “client” for $70,000. Scotty Posada was looking at a 27-year prison sentence, so...
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