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Monthly Archives: October 2020

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Parkland Students Asked to Turn Over Psychiatric Records to Prove Anguish

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Here is something you need to know about the legal process. Even in states that have so-called “rape shield” laws that prevent defense attorneys from asking certain questions on the stand, these laws do not apply to civil cases. Why not? Well, in a civil lawsuit, you are claiming that someone else’s malice or… Read More »

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Oregon Residents File Class-Action Against Utility Company After Wildfires

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Three law firms in the Northwest have filed a class-action lawsuit against Pacific Power and its parent company after residents say that the wildfires are directly related to the utility company’s negligence. The lawsuit claims that Pacific Power failed to shut down its powerlines despite knowing that these were perfect conditions to start a… Read More »

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Judge Allows Tourist to Seek Punitive Damages in Water Slide Injury

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

While the matter will still be decided by a jury, a judge has permitted a plaintiff in Universal’s waterslide injury lawsuits to attempt to recover punitive damages in his lawsuit against Universal. The tourist broke his neck on a Volcano Bay water slide. What Are Punitive Damages? In a personal injury lawsuit, there are… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Holds Up Dismissal of Church Sex Abuse Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The Florida Supreme Court rejected an appeal brought by two women who alleged they were abused by a church worker when they were children. Many such lawsuits have been barred by the statute of limitations prompting some states to either extend the deadline for sex abuse cases that happened when the victim was still… Read More »

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Female Inmates File Lawsuit Alleging Rape, Sexual Abuse

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Female inmates at the nation’s largest federal prison for women are alleging that they were raped and coerced into having sex by male guards of the Federal Correctional Complex Coleman in Sumter County. One woman says that almost immediately upon entering the prison she was approached by a male guard who offered protection in… Read More »

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NFL Sued After Concussion Settlement Allegedly Discriminates Against Black Players

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Settlements related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy have been leveled against the NFL, NHL, and NCAA. The lawsuits allege that either the league itself or individual teams and programs failed to keep their players safe from head-trauma-related injuries. Head trauma injuries can become cumulative if not properly addressed. The chances of this happening are much… Read More »

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Family of UPS Driver Files Lawsuit Against Police After Bystander Shooting

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The family of a UPS driver along with another man who was injured in the crossfire of a police shooting has filed lawsuits against the six police agencies that were involved in the altercation. Two men took the driver, Frank Ordonez, hostage after hijacking the truck and robbing a jewelry store. The men led… Read More »

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Dive Boat Company Sued After Woman Dies

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

This is fairly awful, so prepare yourself. A woman and her husband were on a dive boat when this incident occurred. The dive boat operator, who was only operating the boat for the third time, accidentally through the boat in reverse as he was trying to maneuver. He lost control of the boat, causing… Read More »

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Jacksonville Will Hold First-Ever Virtual Trial

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Jacksonville will hold Florida’s first-ever completely virtual trial. That means that every element of the case will be heard by jurors from the comfort of their own living rooms. Jurors will, of course, still be required to pay attention to the proceedings. Duval County in Jacksonville was selected by the Florida Supreme Court to… Read More »

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