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Under Florida law, a surety generally has all of the rights and defenses of its principal (the general contractor or subcontractor) and an array of unique surety defenses. Florida courts allow sureties to assert the defenses and claims of its principal because a surety’s liability is typically “coextensive” with that of its principal.
Florida sureties rarely win attorneys’ fees. Up until a few weeks ago, a good strategy to try to make your opponent pay your fees and costs was to quickly send a settlement proposal, citing Fla.Stat. 768.79. There used to be a few old Florida appellate decisions still holding strong for the idea that a litigant could shoot off an early settlement offer and trigger the fee-shifting statute.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 2.3 million people were injured in motor vehicle accidents during 2012. While the vast majority of accidents are the result of driver error, a substantial number each year occur as the result of defective vehicle equipment or parts.
Why draft a will with a lawyer? Disclaimer: this article is for informational purposes only, as is not to be construed as legal advice. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding estate planning. Call Quinn & Tyrrell at (516) 221-5100. 3330 Park Avenue, Suite 2, Wantagh, New York 11793. Why draft a will with a lawyer? Your Last will and Testament is a sacred document.
A huge thank you to the American Association for Justice for having me come to South Miami Beach last week to speak on marketing in the social security disability practice area. A few high points from my presentation were: Start with your law firm website, ensuring you utilize best practices in its design and structure Make sure to drive traffic to your website through va ...
As a car maker, there are some awards you never want. This is one of them: making one of the deadliest cars. As a parent of a 15 year-old girl (almost 16), I am looking for a good used car for her. You may be in a similar situation where you are looking for a used car for yourself, or your teenager.
Eighty-two professional caddies filed a class-action, anti-trust lawsuit against the PGA Tour claiming they were forced to wear sponsored bibs which may have earned more than $50 million in revenue annually without their consent. The lawsuit says the caddies, “are made to serve as billboards to advertise, at the direction of the PGA Tour, for some of the most profitable compan ...
Under Missouri law,1 some of the many requirements to be eligible for unemployment benefits in St. Louis are that you are “able, available, and actively seeking work.” Being “able” means that you have the physical and mental capabilities needed to perform a job. Being “available” means that you have the ability to immediately accept offered employment and not have excessive sch ...
Mardi Gras in Houma, Louisiana is a true Cajun celebration. With over a dozen parades full of colorfully themed floats, scores of marching bands and tons of great throws, Houma has one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations in Louisiana. You’ll find that a Houma Mardi Gras is full of Cajun hospitality along with safe, economical, family-friendly events.
Understanding Custody in Washington February 4, 2015 by BrasierLaw The State of Washington treats the term “custody” differently than many states. While many states put the focus in a parenting dispute on the determination of “legal custody”, Washington puts the focus on “primary residential placement”.
We all work hard to properly teach our children about all of the potential dangers in the outside world, such as traffic, strangers, and more. However, how often do you take a look to examine how safe your children may be when they are inside your home? Most people likely assume that their homes are safe for their families as they likely considered safety when they carefully c ...
The past 40 years have seen DWIs move from being a fairly minor violation, little more than a speeding ticket, to a serious crime in many states. With such severe penalties it can often be helpful to look at what has happened to people after they have had to deal with a DWI. Of course, some of the most easily accessible DWIs to examine are those of celebrities in the public eye.
Safety first at Carnival parades Published: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:59 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:59 a.m. The Carnival parade season kicked off on Sunday with the Krewe des Petite Lions children’s parade in Golden Meadow, and it kicks into high gear this weekend.
DUI and Medical Marijuana Users by Attorney Uche | Feb 2, 2015 | DUI Law News & Topics | In January of 2014, the new medical marijuana law1 in the state of Illinois became effective. The medical marijuana pilot program allows qualified patients to receive authorization to legally use marijuana as prescribed by a medical professional.
Every doctor and similar medical professional has the responsibility to act with a certain duty of care. This duty of care is to perform in a way that a similarly situated medical professional with reasonable skill and competence would have performed under the same circumstances. When a doctor fails to uphold this standard of care and a patient suffers unnecessary injury, m ...