Florida’s Proposal for Settlement Rule: It’s still “David vs Goliath”

September 3, 2010

In an apparent desire to promote settlements in civil cases, the Florida Legislature created the “Proposal for Settlement ” rule pursuant to Florida Statute 768.79 and Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442. In a nutshell, the rule provides both the plaintiff and defendant the opportunity to extend a pretrial settlement offer to the opposing party […]

Slip and Fall ? Florida Legislators put the Burden back on You

June 22, 2010

       Well, the business friendly legislature in Tallahassee has struck again. First they imposed restrictions on Worker’s Compensation claimants which basically drove claimants’ attorneys out of business and now they have enacted legislation which makes slip and fall injury cases nearly impossible to prove – as if Publix and other merchants needed any more advantages […]