Post-Joerg Florida: How to Stop the Defense From Slashing the Boardable Specials of Plaintiffs Who Are Medicaid or Medicare Beneficiaries

1By: Fay O. Pappas Consider this hypothetical: A. You represent a Medicaid beneficiary for serious personal injuries (for demonstration purposes, let’s pretend it’s a cervical discectomy at C6-C7 with a couple of nights at a local hospital, preceded by a round of steroid injections and other failed conservative measures). B. Thus, your client’s gross medical…

Toy Shopping? Thank a Lawyer.

by Matt Funk, President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, it’s time for that All-American activity—holiday shopping. For almost half of us, holiday shopping involves toys for our youngest loved ones. If that includes you, be thankful for the civil justice system, and for the lawyers that…

Insurance Industry-Backed AOB Bill Advances to House Floor

The Florida House Judiciary Committee officially re-started the Assignment of Benefits (AOB) debate on Tuesday by passing legislation to address the issue. The insurance industry-backed measure would curb the well-established homeowners’ right to assign insurance benefits to home repair contractors, who then pursue payment for their repair work from insurance companies. The legislation – similar…