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…

WARNING! Spoiler Alert.

by FJA EAGLE Member Poorad Razavi and FJA Treasurer Leslie Kroeger A primary principle of a products liability attorney is to always preserve the product at issue.  Having litigated defects ranging from airbags to guardrails to chemical receptacles, I can confidently confirm the cogency of that credo.  The absence of the product provides the defense expanded…

Prioritize and Win the Premises Liability Cases Arising from Accidental Storefront Crashes

by FJA EAGLE & Young Lawyer Member Ian Kirtman If you represent a client injured when a vehicle crashed into a building or drove errantly onto a sidewalk, the most apparent case to evaluate is against the responsible driver.  But with Florida drivers habitually underinsured and statewide storefronts routinely kept unsafe, the most effective way…