A 23-year-old man was killed Wednesday morning in a pedestrian-involved crash near Ulmerton Road in Clearwater. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the crash happened at 6:45 a.m. near westbound Ulmerton and 34th Street North. Troopers believe the Alachua man was walking northbound across Ulmerton Road when he stepped into the path of a Honda … More Man Killed Crossing Road In Clearwater
Uber and Lyft have certainly changed how people get around town, that is for sure. However, some things don’t change, and as this case shows, people get injured in car accidents every day in Tampa and St. Petersburg. When people are injured in an Uber or Lyft car, they need to seek legal help from … More St. Petersburg Uber Crash Leaves Driver and Passenger with Serious Injuries
Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation hearing for his nomination to the United States Supreme Court begins today. He has been called “an originalist and a textualist,” someone with a “strong commitment to textualism.” He is repeatedly compared to the late Justice Scalia, a comparison that seems to have merit. I am no fan of … More Is Judge Gorsuch Really Committed To Legal Textualism?
Federal court litigators are of course familiar with Fed.R.Civ.P. 26(a)(2)(B), which requires “a written report” from the witnesses we typically think of as “expert witnesses,” i.e., the witnesses “retained or specially employed to provide expert testimony in the case or one whose duties as the party’s employee regularly involve giving expert testimony.” … More Treating Physicians & Non-Retained Expert Witnesses: What Do Parties Have To Disclose Before Trial?
A motorcyclist was killed late Sunday in a hit-and-run crash in Tampa. According to police, the driver of a pickup truck struck the motorcyclist at 11:30 p.m. at West Waters Avenue and North Boulevard and then fled the scene of the crash, leaving the vehicle behind. The motorcyclist was rushed to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where … More Tampa Motorcyclist Killed in Hit-And-Run Crash
A Target shopper says he was injured in the Pinellas Park store because of a dangerous condition. According to the man’s lawsuit, he suffered physical injuries that required medical care while shopping at Target on April 26, 2016. He is holding Target responsible because the store failed to warn him and other shoppers of the … More Target Shopper Alleges He Was Injured in Clearwater Store Due to Hazardous Condition
Without even holding a hearing, the House Judiciary Committee just passed a new bill (H.R. 985) that would make it far harder to sue large corporations when they cheat or hurt people. The vote was on party lines, with all Republicans voting for it and all Democrats voting against. The bill now goes to the … More HR 985: A Sneak Attack On Veterans, Consumers, and Patients
Millennial drivers are behaving badly on U.S. roads, a trend that could be contributing to a spike in highway deaths, according to a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In 2015, U.S. traffic deaths rose 7 percent to 35,092, the largest single-year increase in five decades. They’re expected to rise again in … More Millennial Drivers Riskiest Drivers on Roadways, According To Study
More than 2.6 million people tuned in to hear the Ninth Circuit’s oral argument in State of Washington, et al., vs. Donald Trump, President of the United States, et al, one of the cases challenging the Muslim refugee ban. It was a remarkable display of public interest in the workings of the federal judiciary. Those … More Rethinking Article III Standing Requirements
A 21-year-old motorcyclist is in critical condition after a collision Monday night in Hillsborough County. The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash occurred shortly before 6 p.m. at Busch Boulevard and Twin Lake Boulevard. A 29-year-old driver of a Ford Focus was traveling westbound on Busch Blvd. and turned left at the intersection of Twin … More Man In Critical Condition After Motorcycle Crash In Hillsborough County