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No Risks Attached with Litigation Funding

Does this sound like your situation? You were seriously injured in an auto accident due to a distracted driver. You were left with serious or debilitating injuries an unable to return to work. You have filed a lawsuit, but the medical bills are piling up, you need to replace your damage vehicle, your credit cards have reached their limits, and you are unable to return to work due to your injuries.... 

National Autism Awareness Month 2016

April is National Autism Awareness Month and Begley Law Group is proud to join individuals and groups working to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.  Read More →

TRUSTS/MEDICAID CONSIDERATIONS

by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA There are seven Trust that should be addressed in considering Medicaid. These are: Revocable Trusts, Income Only Trusts, Children’s Trusts, Disability Annuity Trusts, Disability Annuity Special Needs Trusts, Self-Settled Special Needs Trusts, and Third Party Special Needs Trusts. There are seven considerations in drafting trusts. These are: availability of trust assets,... 

Florida’s Dram Shop Law and the Undertaker’s Doctrine

Florida’s dram shop law, codified in F.S. 768.125, severely limits the circumstances under which injured third parties can recover damages from bars, restaurants and other establishments that serve patrons long past the point of impairment. When these patrons then get behind the wheel and cause an accident, those bars and restaurants usually aren’t liable.  There are two primary exceptions: When... 

Tampa Bay area pill mill doctor and wife convicted on drug charges

A Tampa doctor who practiced in Pinellas Park, and his wife, were convicted of federal drug conspiracy charges, for prescribing oxycodone and other medications that a jury found led to three patient deaths. Dr. Edward Neil Feldman, a 76-year-old orthopedist, and his wife Kim Feldman, were both convicted on five related counts in a case that involved $5.7 million worth of medication and three deaths... 

Liability of Car Owners for Car Accident Injuries

Hollywood A-list star Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have been named in a car accident lawsuit, alleging liability for a DUI crash with injuries. Neither Hanks nor Wilson were behind the wheel of that car, nor had either been drinking.  So how are they involved? They are the owners of the vehicle. The lawsuit alleges their 25-year-old son, who was allegedly under the influence of alcohol or... 

GTECH Files Appeal in Fun 5’s Case

GTECH Corporation (IGT) has filed a notice of appeal to the 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin.  GTECH is asking the court of appeals to overrule the Austin trial court’s denial of GTECH’s Plea to the Jurisdiction.  In its Plea, GTECH claims it is immune from liability for any fraud claims because it is a governmental contractor.  In response to the appeal, the trial court has signed an... 

What you should know if you inherit your parent’s home

Many people will inherit the house in which their parents lived. Deciding what steps to take with respect to the house can cause you to confront some financial and emotional concerns, and matters can become even more complicated if you have siblings. You have the option to sell the house, move into the house or rent it out. If you decide to sell the house, view listings of comparable homes that have... 

White-collar sentencing guidelines modified despite DOJ pushback

Late last year, the U.S. Sentencing Commission revised its sentencing guidelines for financial crimes in recognition, in part, of the declining value of the dollar. Last updated over a decade ago, the guidelines steer judges in financial crime cases toward prison sentences that vary based on the dollar value of ill-gotten gains. Opinions on the revisions ran across the spectrum. On one end, the U.S.... 

CRS issues report on state action on enforcement of immigration law

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a report on state challenges to federal immigration enforcement. The report, prepared by Legislative Attorney Kate M. Manuel, examines historical precedents and the pending U.S. Supreme Court case of Texas v. United States. The CRS report points out that states and localities often have an interest in how the federal government enforces immigration... 
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