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The Rise of Private Trials During Covid-19

Hundreds of thousands of cases take place in the public federal courts in the United States each year under normal circumstances, with state courts likely accounting for millions more. However, the circumstances we’re currently living with are not normal ones. The COVID-19 pandemic has left public court proceedings restricted in some areas and entirely impossible...

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Litigation Avoidance

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of… attorney fees. Litigation is costly in terms of both money, time, and reputation.  Even if a case never makes it to trial, there may be negotiations, mediation, or settlements.  The best offense is a good defense when it comes to avoiding litigation. If you are a...

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Just Because You Can… Should You?

Would you extract your own tooth? Perform surgery on yourself? Shopping on amazon for things I don’t really need, I came across a few interesting items. Did you know amazon sells a surgical bone saw? Or a human rib spreader? Or dental extraction tools? Neither did I, until now. And the reviews, very entertaining! While...

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Wedding Disaster

You have dreamed about this day as long as you can remember. It is finally time to make your dream come  true. It will take the help of many vendors to create the day of your dreams. You need to depend on the dress maker, caterer,  videographer, florist wedding planner, and more. To be sure...

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Contractor Caution

Choosing the right contractor is just as important as negotiating terms. The purchase of a home or commercial space represents a significant investment. But often it is only the first step because to be inhabitable or exploitable, renovation may be necessary. Much of the difficulty lies in choosing the right contractor. Many contractors promise you a...

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A Motion in Limine

What is a Motion in Limine? A Motions in Limine is one of the most effective defensive weapons a trial attorney has. Attorney’s often under-use motions in limine. An attorney files a “motion in limine” to stop unwanted evidence or arguments being introduced to a jury. According to Fla. Stat. §90.403,: “Relevant evidence is inadmissible if...

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The Civil Litigation Process

Florida civil litigation lawsuit procedure Florida civil litigation is when one individual or business entity sues another. In a civil litigation case, the plaintiff sues the defendant to recoup damages done to them, usually through monetary damages or awards. Your attorney should help you understand exactly how your litigation timeline will fit with this chronology....

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FL small claims court

In Florida, people use small claims court to settle minor legal disputes concerning $5,000 or less. However, that amount doesn’t include attorney’s fees or filing fees.  Small claims filing fee can vary, but the FL Clerks website puts them anywhere from $55-$300. You don’t need an attorney in small claims court, but you can have...