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Florida Reveals Its New Plan to Insulate Businesses from COVID-19 Liability

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

There are a few things to sort out before delving into the meat and bones of the new legislation. Firstly, it has always been nearly impossible to sue a proprietor for the contracting a disease; you simply can’t prove where it came from. It is much easier to sue your employer because you’re there… Read More »

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Republican Lawmakers Propose Limits to COVID Lawsuits

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Should businesses that have “substantially complied” with state requirements be immune to coronavirus-related lawsuits? Florida Republicans believe that they should be while those on the other side of the aisle contend that such legislation would reduce the incentive to follow state-ordered safety guidelines. Two nearly identical pieces of legislation were proposed in both the… Read More »

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COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes Spark Rage and Lawsuits

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Illinois resident Faith Heimbrodt got a call from her mother’s nursing home in April saying that she wasn’t doing well. They allowed her to come visit her mother despite the fact that the nursing home had been in lockdown since March. Staff at the nursing home told her that she didn’t have any symptoms… Read More »

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Miami Nurse Accuses Doctor of Deliberately Infecting Her with COVID

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A Miami-Dade nurse practitioner has filed a lawsuit against the physician for whom she works after she says the physician deliberately exposed her to COVID-19. She has filed a lawsuit against the doctor, the medical office, and the hospital that owns the medical office seeking an unspecified amount of damages. What Happened? According to… Read More »

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Are Remote Trials Coming Soon?

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Think of it. Instead of being cloistered in a courtroom all day, you can listen to witness testimony and lawyer arguments from the comfort of your own living room. In late June, several Broward County residents received summonses for jury duty from the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. While these summonses were sent… Read More »

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Tyson Foods Inc. Hit With Federal Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A little recent history first. Tyson Foods, Inc. posted a full-page ad in the New York Times warning Americans that the supply chain was breaking. As it turned out, several Tyson employees had fallen ill with the virus and now there were too few workers to safely man the meat processing plants. This led… Read More »

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Did Sloppy Anti-Infection Procedures Cause 22 Deaths at Florida Nursing Home?

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

The Fair Havens Center Nursing Home recently reported 14 new COVID-19 deaths being the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 22. It’s no secret that nursing homes have been hit hard by the coronavirus, but the question of whether or not these nursing homes are meeting even basic federal guidelines on mitigating the spread… Read More »

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Fox News Faces Lawsuits Over Coronavirus Misinformation

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

In the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, some Fox News viewers say they were blindsided when the pandemic turned out not to be a “Democratic hoax” and the entire country went into lockdown amid fears that the hospitals would not be able to cope with the influx of patients. Trish Regan Gets the Axe… Read More »

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More Coronavirus Deaths at Florida Nursing Homes

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Last week, we discussed how Florida legislators were hoping to insulate Florida nursing homes from lawsuits emerging from the coronavirus pandemic. Now, as the number of deaths in the state continue to rise, Florida’s most vulnerable population—senior citizens recovering from major medical events and surgeries, or those who can no longer care for themselves—are… Read More »

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As Frontline Workers Fall Ill With Coronavirus, Families Ponder Litigation

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

You’ve likely heard that Tyson Foods placed an ad in the New York Times claiming that the supply chain was “breaking” because of the coronavirus pandemic. Several Tyson workers fell ill with the virus causing the food processing plant to temporarily shut down. This resulted in President Trump using the Defense Production Act to… Read More »

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