Despite Sharp Increases in Distracted Driving Crashes Across Florida and Palm Beach County, State Legislators Still Fail to Take Action on Distracted Driving
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Despite Sharp Increases in Distracted Driving Crashes Across Florida and Palm Beach County, State Legislators Still Fail to Take Action on Distracted Driving

As a recent article in the Palm Beach Post reminds Florida drivers, distracted driving is an affliction that is only becoming more and more prevalent on the roads of Palm Beach County as well as across Florida. According to records obtained by the newspaper from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the…

Florida Supreme Court Declares Pain and Suffering Damage Caps Unconstitutional for Medical Malpractice Victims Who Survive The Malpractice
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Florida Supreme Court Declares Pain and Suffering Damage Caps Unconstitutional for Medical Malpractice Victims Who Survive The Malpractice

In a big win for Florida patients, the Florida Supreme Court recently ruled the existing damages caps on pain and suffering awards in medical malpractice cases where the victim survived the malpractice to be unconstitutional. These caps were put in place by the Florida Legislature as part of an effort to “fix” what the Legislature…

Shooting at Equinox Gym in Coral Gables Highlights the Importance of Ensuring Proper Safety and Security for a Business’s Patrons and Employees
201705.31
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Shooting at Equinox Gym in Coral Gables Highlights the Importance of Ensuring Proper Safety and Security for a Business’s Patrons and Employees

A workplace shooting recently occurred at an Equinox gym facility in Coral Gables. A trainer who had been terminated from Equinox earlier that day entered the club, pulled out a gun and opened fire, killing an Equinox employee and critically injuring another before turning the gun on himself according to a news report from the…

Street Legal Golf Carts: Who Is Responsible for Accidents?
201705.18
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Street Legal Golf Carts: Who Is Responsible for Accidents?

Golf carts are becoming an increasingly common form of transportation in many South Florida communities. Many are looking for a ‘green’ way to get around their neighborhoods or run an errand. Not only are residents of South Florida driving them, but they also are an increasingly common form of transport for the area’s many tourists….

2017 MCBA / Jack Sobel / Schwed, Adams Scholarships Awarded
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2017 MCBA / Jack Sobel / Schwed, Adams Scholarships Awarded

Jack Sobel, a past president of the Martin County Bar Association, and Schwed, Adams, Sobel & McGinley annually support the Martin County Bar Association (MCBA) Scholarship Fund. Martin County High School Seniors must write an essay in order to be eligible to win. This year the essay addressed the 4th District Court of Appeal case…