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Proposals for Settlement/Offers of Judgment
POSTED ON April 20, 2023

Proposals for Settlement (PFS) and Offers of Judgment (OJ) are important tools used to resolve disputes between parties in a lawsuit.   What Is a PFD or OJ? In simple terms, a PFS is an offer one party makes to the other to settle the case…

Attorneys Fees: When Can a Person Recover Their Fees from the Other Side?
POSTED ON April 12, 2023

The question of recovering attorneys’ fees from the opposing party in legal proceedings is influenced by various factors. These include the jurisdiction, the specific circumstances of the case, and the applicable laws.   Typically, there are two main ways in which attorney’s fees can be recovered…

Eleventh Circuit Decides Against Allowing Incentive Awards in Class Action Lawsuits
POSTED ON March 20, 2023

For over 50 years, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure recognized this principle by allowing the named plaintiffs who represent class members in a class action lawsuit to recover incentive pay. Now, a recent decision in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals threatens to undo…

Shrader, Mendez & O’Connell Give Back Through Crossroads for Florida Kids
POSTED ON March 7, 2023

The community-minded team of attorneys at Shrader, Mendez & O’Connell are proud to give back to the ounty community by volunteering with Crossroads for Florida Kids.  Crossroads for Florida Kids is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit composed of caring attorneys who give their time and legal…

Domestic Violence Injunctions
POSTED ON February 20, 2023

When you are served with a restraining order in the state of Florida, you may be uncertain about how to proceed. For this reason, it is critical to contact a skilled criminal and injunction defense attorney. Domestic abuse affects millions of people nationwide annually. Because…