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Change of Venue Ordered in Defective Fireworks Case

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

If you ever end up filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of a product, you can expect that the manufacturer will file a petition with the court to change the venue. Typically, plaintiffs file lawsuits in whichever district they reside in, but companies generally prefer that lawsuits be filed in whichever district the company… Read More »

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Man Suffers Injury When Cruise Ship Bunk Falls on His Head

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Maritime lawsuits are often plagued by federal statutes that have been on the books for centuries. Since the incidents that occur aboard them occur on the high seas, the question of jurisdiction is a major matter. In most cases, the cruise lines have broad leeway to force passengers into jurisdictions that benefit them. They… Read More »

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Injured Parties File Lawsuits After Plantation Mall Explosion

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

One year after a vacant restaurant leveled a Plantation shopping mall, those who were there when the explosion occurred are filing lawsuits. While no one was killed, 23 patrons were injured. Many continue to suffer from injuries sustained that day. Witnesses described people laying all over the parking lot covered in glass. One man… Read More »

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The New Normal: Coronavirus Liability Waivers

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The Trump Administration made national headlines after announcing that rally-goers were being forced to sign coronavirus liability waivers. In other words, they promised not to sue Donald Trump or his campaign if they came down with the coronavirus. This practice, however, is not unique to Trump rallies. In fact, this could become the norm… Read More »

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Allstate, Other Insurers Settle Lawsuit Related to PIP Insurance

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A recent lawsuit between policyholders and their insurance companies has settled a question that has long plagued injured parties. In this case, the court forced Allstate to provide coverage in accord with their own contracts. Lead plaintiff Gail Pierce was the lead plaintiff in the class-action lawsuit filed against Allstate. The lawsuit claimed that… Read More »

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Heat Fan Files Lawsuit Against Police After Alleged Brutality

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Francois Alexandre has filed a lawsuit against Miami police officers who beat him up and injured him after the final game of the Miami Heat championship in 2013. Alexandre alleges that police slammed him to the ground fracturing his eye socket outside of his apartment in downtown Miami. Alexandre was a 27-year-old college student… Read More »

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Man Awarded $240,000 in Slip and Fall Accident

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Carlos Caamano slipped and fell in a puddle that had collected in the dairy aisle at a Homestead supermarket in 2017. Caamano, who is a 29-year-old deliveryman, claimed that he had undergone a spinal decompression surgery addressing injuries to his neck and shoulder. He says that he suffers from ongoing pain that restricts his… Read More »

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Coronavirus and Infectious Disease Lawsuits

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Businesses are bracing for a wave of coronavirus lawsuits even as Congress moves to provide them immunity. What would immunity mean? Essentially, it would prevent customers and workers from filing lawsuits against the business to recover medical expenses and lost wages. Perhaps spurred by the Trump Administration’s liability waivers at his most recent rallies,… Read More »

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Florida Man Gets $250,000 in Truck Injury Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Technically, the Florida man was awarded $1 million in the truck accident lawsuit, but the judge reduced the verdict to $250,000. Later, the verdict was thrown out altogether. Now, the man has filed an appeal to have the original $1 million verdict reinstated. What Happened?  The crash occurred in 2012. Robert Spinnenweber was driving… Read More »

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Girl’s Crew Team Member Sues Over Fatal Car Crash

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Holy Cross rowing team member Margaret O’Leary has filed a lawsuit against Holy Cross and coach Patrick Diggins after a fatal car crash left O’Leary with serious injuries. The incident took place in January of this year. The lawsuit was filed in Connecticut where O’Leary originally hails from, but the incident occurred here in… Read More »

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