Florida Courts Raise Fees

Feb. 23rd, 2011   /   , ,

Attorneys Predict Hardship From Hikes in Fla. Court Fees Bud Newman 07-01-2008 “Justice is going to be very expensive.” That is how David Mankin, supervising attorney in the housing unit of Broward Legal Services in Plantation, Fla., describes the impact — particularly on the poor — of legislatively mandated increases in 144 court fees taking…

NBA Referee Bets on Basketball?

Feb. 23rd, 2011   /  

Hoop Schemes: Disgraced NBA Ref Says the League Wants $1 Million, Fixed Games Brian Baxter The American Lawyer June 12, 2008 Did Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz bill $1 million worth of hours on an internal National Basketball Association investigation that the firm has yet to make public? That’s what a letter filed in federal…

Motorcycle Deaths On Rise

Feb. 23rd, 2011   /   ,

By John Yaukey and Robert Benincasa, Gannett News Service WASHINGTON — Death rates from motorcycle crashes have risen steadily since states began weakening helmet laws about a decade ago, according to a Gannett News Service analysis of federal accident reports. As deaths have increased, so has the proportion of older riders killed. Dying on a…

Technology In Trial

Feb. 23rd, 2011   /   , , , ,

By Larry Cohan The Legal Intelligencer July 16, 2008 A few years ago, many lawyers lacked the fundamental tools to effectively use technology to present evidence in a complex medical malpractice case. Records were blown up, mounted on boards and manually held up for the jury’s review. As courtroom presentation technology has evolved, more and…

Using Powerpoint Effectively in Trial

Feb. 23rd, 2011   /   , , ,

Craig Ball Law Technology News Whenever I give a speech, someone always asks, “What presentation software do you use?” They hardly believe it when I respond, “Just PowerPoint.” They’re just so accustomed to presentations made in that torturous way I call, “Death by PowerPoint.” That’s a shame because Microsoft Corp.’s PowerPoint is capable of so…

Law Office Technology

Feb. 23rd, 2011   /   , , , ,

How IT Is Transforming Legal Services David Curle Law Technology News June 24, 2008 Access to information is a dangerous thing — to the people who have previously benefited from controlling the information. Just ask former travel agents driven out of business by passengers who now have access to the fares, schedules and booking systems…

$1,700,000 Jury Verdict – Auto Accident

Feb. 4th, 2010   /  

A jury awarded $1.7 million to our client who was a teenage passenger who suffered head and neck injuries in a one-car crash. Our client was in the front seat of a vehicle that crashed into a tree after the driver lost control in the rail. He sustained a fractured cervical spine and a traumatic…

Stock Broker Fraud

Jan. 2nd, 2010   /   ,

A large confidential settlement was reached on behalf of a client who was the victim of stock broker neglect and fraud. Our client, an elderly widow, was the victim of a stock broker’s improper placement into numerous annuities and continuous buying and selling of financial products. We hired a nationally renowned financial industry expert to…

Jury Verdict vs. Broward School Board

Dec. 23rd, 2008   /   , ,

In a very hard fought jury trial, we succeeded in obtaining a favorable jury verdict for our client. The case arose from a knife stabbing at Piper High School in Broward County. Our female client became entangled in a fight between two male students and was punched in the face and stabbed in the neck…

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