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Case Law Updates

  • Last Month in Florida Appeals – May 2018 Edition

    Note: This article is part of an ongoing series discussing recent appellate decisions of interest. From Florida’s Supreme Court Ochoa v. Koppel: A commonly encountered tactic in response to service of a proposal for settlement is to a motion for extension of time prior to expiration of 30 day acceptance window.  The argument presented being that until ...

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  • Motion for Summary Judgment Win

    We presented our initial arguments relating to the unambiguous contractual provisions within the landscaping contract between Wilhelm and Sarasota County, along with the deposition of Michael Wilhelm in support of our position that Wilhelm did not have any supervisory or maintenance duties relating to the properties they serviced. Plaintiff argued that 1...

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  • TOP RATED LAWYERS

    Scarborough Attorneys is proud to announce that  Matthew C. Scarborough has again been published in the Tampa Tribune as one of the Top Rated Lawyers of Tampa Legal Leaders. Congratulations on this prestigious award.

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  • 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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