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Can You Go to Jail for Speeding in Florida?
POSTED ON May 20, 2023

Florida's law enforcement officials write hundreds of thousands of speeding tickets across the state each year. Some tickets are noncriminal traffic infractions, such as running a stop sign, using the HOV lane without a second person in the vehicle, or driving less than 30 miles…

What Damages Are Recoverable Against the Federal Government?
POSTED ON May 10, 2023

In its early history, the federal government subscribed to the doctrine of sovereign immunity. Consequently, victims who sustained injuries or damage caused by the actions or negligence of a federal officer or employee could not sue the federal government to recover those damages.  That changed…

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…