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Fort Lauderdale Woman Shot With Rubber Bullet Considering Lawsuit

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

LaToya Ratlieff was peacefully protesting the death of George Floyd when she says Fort Lauderdale police shot her with a rubber bullet. She is not only considering a personal injury lawsuit against the City of Fort Lauderdale, but she is also considering filing a federal civil rights complaint against the city. Ratlieff contends that… Read More »

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Woman Who Filed Lawsuit Against Insurance Carrier Loses Big

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A Florida woman was awarded over $100,000 by a jury after she successfully sued her insurance carrier. The woman was in a rear-end collision with an uninsured driver and the insurance carrier offered her $1,000 to settle the case. She rejected the settlement and took the case before a jury where she was awarded… Read More »

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Jury Sides With City in Water Slide Injury

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A Miami jury sided with the City of Miami in a lawsuit filed by the parents of a girl who was injured at the Grapeland Water Park. The girl was 11 years old in 2015 when the accident occurred. She ended up colliding with a boy at the bottom of the slide and damaging… Read More »

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Crystal River Long-Term Care Facility Hit with Wrongful Death

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A long-term care facility in Crystal River is facing a wrongful death lawsuit after one of their patients was cut, beaten, and tortured to death in March of 2019. Crystal Gem Manor is accused of allowing the systematic abuse that occurred over the course of a week and eventually resulted in their resident’s death…. Read More »

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Plaintiff Sues Bacardi over “Illegal” Additive

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

This is an interesting lawsuit because it gives you a historical perspective on certain laws. Last year in April, a Florida resident filed a lawsuit against Bacardi alleging that they produced and sold a liquor with an illegal additive—the grains of paradise—which is a peppery spice found in West Africa. But a 150-year-old Florida… Read More »

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Tiger Woods Accused of Pushing Fan Taking a Selfie

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Golf enthusiast Brian Borruso was enjoying the Valspar Gold Tournament in 2018 when he decided to take a selfie with Tiger Woods in the background. That’s when Borruso says that Woods and his caddie pushed him out of the way. Borruso says he was standing with the other fans when Tiger Woods hit a… Read More »

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Lawsuit Alleges that Geico Refuses to Pay on Legitimate PIP Claims

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Anyone who drives a car has a rough idea of how Florida’s no-fault car insurance system works. Instead of liability insurance, Floridians have a no-fault personal injury protection (PIP) policy that pays out regardless of who is at fault for the accident. However, plaintiffs are alleging that Geico failed to pay out on physical… Read More »

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Company Uses Racially-Biased Algorithm for Jury Selection

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Alex Alvarez began Momus Analytics (named after the Greek god of mockery and blame) after he lost a relatively straightforward slip and fall accident lawsuit against a less-experienced adversary. Alvarez couldn’t comprehend the fact that he’d lost this case and wanted to know more about how jurors made decisions. This spawned the creation of… Read More »

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Truck’s Safety Equipment Failure Blamed for Man’s Death

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

A 39-year-old Boynton Beach man was killed after the underride guard of a commercial tractor-trailer failed. Federal law requires that all commercial trucks that clear a certain distance from the ground have rear underride guards to prevent smaller vehicles from becoming wedged beneath them. Typically, in an accident with a car and a truck… Read More »

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Florida Woman Sues Rapper After He Slapped Her at Show

By Alan Goldfarb, P.A. |

Rapper DaBaby is being sued by a concert-goer who claims that the star slapped her during a show. While DaBaby has since issued an apology, he later said that he felt “disrespected” and that “he thought he was hitting a man”. Apparently, concert-goer Tyronesha Laws was holding a phone too close to the performer’s… Read More »

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