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Removing Junk Science From Your Trial

December 7, 2015 by Scott R. Schomber, Of Counsel

Litigants have long recognized the need for "expert witnesses" in the presentation of their claims at trial. The term "expert witness" has been defined as a person duly and regularly engaged in the practice of a profession who holds a professional degree from a university or college and has had...

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McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas, P.A. is pleased to announce that  Alex W. Rigsby has joined the firm as an associate in our Sarasota Office.  He is a 2015 graduate of Stetson University College of Law and a 2012 graduate of the University of South Florida where he majored...

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Brian Duffy Will Be Missed

November 24, 2015

Partner Brian Duffy recently moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to be closer to his family. Brian practiced at our firm for more than 20 years, providing excellent legal guidance to so many people and organizations and achieving great results. He came to the firm from the Florida State Attorney’s...

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Defenses To Claims: The Martin v. Carpenter Defense

November 23, 2015 by Laura A. Buck, Associate

In our practice, we have observed that employees are not always forthright in describing prior injuries to prospective or current employers. Fortunately, Florida statutory and case law provides a defense to employers in such situations. The statutory support for this defense is found in Florida...

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Partner Jason Taylor in the firm’s Tallahassee office obtained an order granting final summary judgment in favor of a national corporate client in a case involving alleged violations of Florida’s Private and Public Whistleblower Acts. Plaintiff alleged her former employer terminated her 2.5...

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Partner Jason Taylor will address attendees at the third annual “Building Blocks of Employment Law,” held on December 2, 2015, in Valdosta, GA. Jason’s presentation will consist of two hour-long sessions. The first session will focus on the Fair Labor Standards Act and issues related to...

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Using Rule 60Q-6.124(5), F.A.C. to Resolve Carrier-Paid Fees

November 13, 2015 by Caitlin Beyl, Associate

Employer/Carriers strive to resolve as many outstanding carrier-paid attorney fees as possible before the unknown future of statutory fees becomes reality.  The Worker’s Compensation Bar expects the  Florida Supreme Court to release its decision on the constitutionality of Florida’s statutory...

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