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Court Sides With Law Firm In ‘Claim Dispute’

Jun 22, 2017
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Pointing to a recent Florida Supreme Court decision, a South Florida appeals court Wednesday sided with a law firm in a dispute related to the Legislature's attempt to limit legal fees in “claim” bills.

Supreme Court Ready To Hear Medical Malpractice, Other Major Cases

May 26, 2016
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For legal junkies, the Florida Supreme Court will be the best show in town during a three-day period in June.

Justices are poised to hear arguments on a series of high-profile issues, including gambling, the death penalty, guns and medical malpractice, according to a schedule released Wednesday.

Claim Bills Likely Headed To Scott

Apr 28, 2015

Carl Abbott's son, David, has tried for years to get the Legislature to sign off on $1.9 million that the Palm Beach County School Board agreed to pay to take care of his father after the elder Abbott was run over by a school bus in 2008.

But, because Republican legislative leaders frowned on the "claim bill" process, Carl Abbott died before his son received the money he intended to use to move his father out of a nursing home and get the kind of treatment a doctor said was necessary to keep Abbott alive.