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Case Law Updates

  • INJURY CAUSED BY THIRD PARTY NEGLIGENT SECURITY

    Duty of care owed Section 768.125, Florida Statutes (2008): Liability for injury or damage resulting from intoxication:  “A person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person of lawful drinking age shall not thereby become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such person, except that a person who willful...

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  • Verdict for the Defense

    As a trial recap, the plaintiff, Danais Santana, asserted that she has $17,000 in medical bills as a result of an October 2009 accident. The Plaintiff filed, years ago, and before any of these people were involved, a proposal for settlement for $4,250. Therefore, if this plaintiff received a verdict totaling roughly $5,500, our insured would be exposed to...

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  • Culpepper Kurland in the Spotlight

    Culpepper Kurland law firm long on image, short on trials By Steve Nohlgren, Times Staff Writer In Print: Sunday, January 27, 2013 It was a minor rear-end collision with no obvious injuries. But when a Sebring jury finally had its say last month, that 3-year-old fender bender created a legal milestone. • The Tampa law firm of Culpepper Kurland at last con...

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  • Retain Copy of Release when Claims filed

    In a recent decision named Alpine Fresh, the third district court of appeal determined a release of the insurance company and its “agents” signed in the underlying litigation was also a release of the independent insurance agent who provided the policy to the insured. The insurance agents in this case were “general lines agents,” as defined ...

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  • Confirmation of Insurance needs is Key in Insurance Agency Cases

    The general standard in most states for proving duty of an insurance agent is outlined below in Merriam: absence of circumstances indicating the insurance agent has assumed a duty beyond the procurement of the coverage requested by the client, the insurance agent has no obligation to advise a client regarding additional coverage or risk management. The ke...

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