Key Issues in Misrepresentation

March 28, 2016 by Aaron T. McCurdy, Associate Attorney

Under Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Laws, a claimant will have a heavy price to pay if an administrative hearing officer, court, or jury, finds the injured worker knowingly or intentionally made any false, fraudulent, or misleading statement, either verbally or in writing, to obtain any...

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2016 Workers' Compensation Session Wrap Up

March 15, 2016 by Tamela I. Perdue, Of Counsel

The Florida Legislature closed out the 2016 Regular Session at 6:45 pm last Friday, March 11, 2016. Throughout the session, over 1800 bills were filed but the Florida Legislature only passed 261 before its adjournment. Governor Rick Scott has already signed several items into new law. Florida...

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McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver, Stern & Thomas P.A. is proud to announce John Trawick received an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. John is located in our Pensacola Office. John was given an AV rating from his peers, which means that he was deemed to...

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Cell Phone Discovery

January 8, 2016 by Hayley Lewis Folmar, Associate Attorney

As tort liability has combined with the digital age, a party's cell phone, and its Electronically Stored Information (ESI), may operate as a goldmine of information in discovery.  A person's smart phone can create a map to the owner's thoughts and actions.  A cell phone may reveal relevant...

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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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