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New Blog Post: Wrongful Death Trial of Officer Who Killed Seth Adams Highlights Non-Lethal Options: * The wrongful death trial against Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Custer is shining light on the topic of excessive force in the state. * Custer shot and killed Seth Adams in a confrontation in 2012. * The lawyers for Adams’ family claim that Custer could have used non-lethal options during his confrontation with Seth, but chose not to.

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New Blog Post: 60 Minutes Piece Highlights Potentially Defective Remington 700 Model Rifle: * A 60 Minutes expose which aired last night covered the court case surrounding the Remington 700 bolt-action rifle. * The company has received hundreds of complaints that the rifle can spontaneously fire, even when its trigger has not been touched. * Remington is accused of selling consumers a product which is known to be defective.

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New Blog Post: Florida Supreme Court Declines to Change State's Expert Evidence Rule: * On Thursday the Florida Supreme Court ruled against toughening the state’s rules related to admission of expert evidence into court. * The ruling is seen as a victory for victims and plaintiffs. * The decision was advocated for by The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors last year.

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New Blog Post: Carnival Elation Returns after Losing Passenger at Sea: * The Carnival Elation cruise ship returned to Jacksonville, Florida yesterday, just days after one of its passengers was lost at sea. * 24 year old Kevin Wellons fell from the ship on Monday morning. * The U.S. Coast Guard deployed air and sea assets to search for Wellons, but he was eventually determined to have been lost at sea.

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Apple sued over car accident linked to texting

This is a conversation that will only continue to grow in depth and breadth—does the onus of preventing texting and driving also fall on the shoulders of smartphone manufacturers? How would you feel if your smartphone suddenly locked you out of certain features while behind the wheel of a vehicle?

http://cnet.co/2lQg4V5 #textinganddriving #distracteddriving #android #iphone #smartphones #trafficlaws

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New Blog Post: Royal Caribbean Sued Over FlowRider Surfing Simulator Injury: * A man filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean last week, alleging negligence. * The case stems from injuries the man suffered as he rode on the company’s onboard surfing simulator called FlowRider. * This is at least the second FlowRider related lawsuit filed against the company this year.

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New Blog Post: Passenger Reported Missing from Carnival Elation Cruise Ship: * A man was reported missing from the Carnival Elation cruise ship on Monday. * Reports indicate that he can be seen on cruise ship surveillance footage going overboard from the 11th deck. * The U.S. Coast Guard has announced a search for the man.

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Car crash not your fault? FL drivers pay $132 more anyway in study

In Florida, insurance premiums often go up for people involved in car accidents that weren't even their fault. Some states have laws forbidding this practice. Florida drivers already pay among the nation’s top five highest premiums.

Average penalty for not-at-fault accidents:
Progressive 16.6%
Geico 14.1%
Farmers 11.1%
Allstate 4.8%
State Farm 0%

We want to hear from you—what are your thoughts on this?

http://pbpo.st/2lIpJR5 #Florida #CarInsurance #InsuranceRates

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Miami, FL- Hickey Law Firm, P.A. is pleased to announce that its lead trial attorney, John H. (Jack) Hickey, has been elected by his peers as an Advocate Member of the Miami Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) was established in 1957. ABOTA’s mission is to improve the ethical and technical standards in the legal profession and to aid in further education and training of trial lawyers. Membership is by invitation only and requires a 75% affirmative vote by both the chapter Executive Committee and the National Board of ABOTA. To qualify as an Advocate Member, members shall have tried a minimum of fifty civil jury trials to a jury verdict as lead counsel.

Hickey is on the Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, the body which regulates the practice of law and all lawyers who practice in Florida, and is a Past President of the DCBA. Hickey is triple Board Certified by 2 different bodies, the National Board of Trial Advocacy (Trial Lawyer) and by The Florida Bar (Civil Trial and Admiralty and Maritime). He has an A/V Preeminent rating by Martindale Hubbell and has been named by his peers as a “Legal Elite” in the area of aviation, admiralty, and maritime by Florida Trend magazine, Attorney of the Month in Attorney at Law Magazine, one of the “Top Attorneys in Florida” in the Wall Street Journal, and as a “Super Lawyer” by Superlawyer.com. In 2015, the National Law Journal named one of Hickey’s settlements as number 1 in Florida and number 6 in the United States. In 2011 VerdictSearch named a Judgement of Hickey’s as the number 3 result that year in Florida for premises liability.

#Miami #ABOTA #SuperLawyer #MiamiAttorney #CruiseShipAttorney
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New Blog Post: Two Miami-Dade Women Arrested for Performing Illegal Plastic Surgeries: * Two Miami-Dade women were recently arrested and charged with providing unlicensed plastic surgery services. * The women allegedly performed hundreds of “Butt Lift” procedures over a seven year period. * The women are facing a 20 count indictment.
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