America Hoodwinked?

By Ryan Banfill, FJA Communications Director  Does Russian strongman Vladimir Putin have copies of Americans’ most-prized personal photos? With an innocent click of a button, millions of Americans gave a Russian company permission to access their photos and use them, perpetually. That’s forever. Why would a nuclear power want to have your Valentine’s Day selfies…

“If you over-supply, people will die.” What We’ve Learned from the Oklahoma Opioid Trial

by Ryan Banfill, FJA Communications Director Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter accused Johnson & Johnson of helping to create the “worst man-made public health crisis in the history of our state and country.” That’s what he said to a packed Norman, Oklahoma courtroom during opening arguments in the state’s action against Johnson & Johnson and Jansen Pharmaceuticals. The trial began on…

Statement by FJA Executive Director Paul Jess Honoring the Life of Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte

For Immediate Release: Contact: Ryan Banfill, (850) 521-1047 Statement by FJA Executive Director Paul Jess Honoring the Life of Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte “The Florida Justice Association honors the influential life of Sandy D’Alemberte. I am profoundly saddened by Sandy’s death on a personal and professional level. Sandy was a visionary leader who brought sunshine to…

Study: America Is On Drugs

by Alyssa Davenport, FJA Communications Coordinator If it seems like everyone around you is on drugs, it’s probably because they are. A recent study done by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that nearly half of all Americans have taken a prescription drug in the last 30 days. The study also found that the…

Your Driver Has a Shorter Attention Span than a Goldfish. Do You Hand Them the Keys?

by Alyssa Davenport, FJA Communications Coordinator There’s a problem on Florida’s roads. In 2018, according to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (HSMV), there were 1,671 citations given by law enforcement for distracted driving. In 2015, 3,242 people died in 885,000 distraction-related crashes. Among those crashes, 69,000 were tied to cell phone use,…