A 1989 Florida divorce case provides some guidance for lawyers who find their case assigned to a "successor judge." There, the former husband was challenging a final judgment of dissolution. Batista v. ... Read More
A Texas story in 2017 documented a tragic situation in which Dr. Christopher Duntsch performed some surgeries. Several patients did not enjoy the outcomes they sought, two were rendered wheelchair-bound and ... Read More
Most Floridians will not have heard of Senate Bill 800 (SB800), which passed last spring (2017). But it is an important bill and potentially provides us important lessons.
I have heard complaints ... Read More
The Bond films are debated. Some see them as classics, others as celebrating a misogynistic attitude that is at best dismissive of women and some feel degrading and biased. More on that below.
In the deep ... Read More
WorkCompCentral reported recently that the Massachusetts Advisory Councils Want Slow-Acting Judges Disciplined or Removed. The Advisory Council issued a report that noted a decline in "cases ... Read More
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an updated Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside (WCMSA) Reference Guide on July 31st, although the Reference Guide is dated July 10, ... Read More
Where are work injuries heading, in number, economic sector, type of job and worker? We can find answers through estimates, some no better than guesses. Yet, the next five-plus years certainly ... Read More
The Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal recently rendered an interesting decision in Rosenwater v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., 4D16-4015 [June 21, 2017]. The focus of the decision is on a contempt ... Read More
There are occasions when an assigned judge will no longer preside over a case. One example is when a judge grants a motion for "disqualification" (where some party(ies) request that the judge no longer ... Read More