A recent decision by Florida’s 1st District Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court order requiring an auto insurer liable for a $200,000 car accident judgment to pay reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, in accordance with F.S. 768.79(6)(b).  Normally, all attorney fees for auto accident lawsuits are doled... 
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The insurance business is highly competitive. That’s no secret. Want to win big? Then do what a lot of other agents do not do — be consistent with following up with leads. There are a lot of agents who just trash their call lists when they don’t get someone home or get told the lead is not interested, even if... 
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An Illinois roofing company received citations for one willful, one repeated and one serious safety violation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on April 13. The agency proposed to fine the South Elgin-based contractor $57,950. OSHA inspectors reported seeing four Apex Exteriors Inc. employees... 
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According to a research study from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, the description of the family caregiver is changing. While the typical family caregiver is usually depicted as, on average, a 49-year-old woman who cares for a relative, caregivers in general are becoming very diverse.   The usual higher-hour... 
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A jury awarded $1.6 million to the family of a woman who died of severe brain damage after falling repeatedly at her group home. The verdict is the highest in a wrongful death action in Stephenson County, Illinois. In 2012, Rebecca Ruiz, the victim’s sister, filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Willowglen Academy-Illinois... 
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In U.S. football, kickoff is one of the most dangerous parts of the sport, and the time at which a substantial number of brain injuries, skull fractures, facial injuries and other serious impacts occur. In an effort to combat a wellspring of negative press and declining enrollment, Pop Warner, the nation’s biggest... 
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by Melanie S. Kaplan, Esquire As of July 1, 2014, what was formerly known as Global Options for Long Term Care (GO) is now known as Managed Long Term Services and Supports. (MLTSS). Individuals previously receiving benefits under AIDS Community Care Alternatives Program (ACCAP), Community Resources for People with... 
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by Thomas D. Begley, Jr., CELA The following chart compares the advantages and disadvantages of an outright transfer of assets and putting assets in an Income Only Trust.   Trusts v. Transfers Comparison Issue           Income Only Trusts      Children Look-Back 5 Years 5 Years Control None None Risk... 
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A jury in a Florida wrongful death lawsuit found Domino’s Pizza liable for car accident that left a man paralyzed from the waist down and ultimately resulted in his death. After Richard Wiederhold, a Brevard County fire chief, was hit by a pizza delivery driver, he was left paralyzed, and his wife had to take care... 
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A woman filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her cardiac surgeon for implanting an unauthorized experimental device in her body. Maureen Obermeier sued Dr. Patrick McCarthy and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he is the head of cardiac surgery. Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation was also named a defendant... 
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