North Port, FL - Several Injured in Crash on I-75

Multiple people were reportedly hurt in a crash that took place on northbound I-75 on Wednesday, November 28th. The crash happened around 6:00 pm in the northbound lanes of the highway. The North Port Police along with Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. Multiple trauma alerts were reported from the accident and the northbound lanes of I-75 were closed while police investigated and cleared away the wreckage. Drivers were told to find alternate routes. Read More

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FLORIDA SUPREME COURT EXPLAINS MEDICAL MALPRACTICE VERSUS ORDINARY NEGLIGENCE

The Florida Supreme Court, in The Deaf Academy v. Townes, opined in April 2018, that plaintiffs should not be subjected to the complex pre-suit procedures for medical malpractice claims when it appears to be a matter of ordinary negligence. Recognizing the present procedures under Florida law are expensive and onerous, but still necessary to encourage early settlements and weed out frivolous medical malpractice claims, Justice Pariente, writing for the Court, explains any “doubt” as to whether a claim is for ordinary negligence or medical malpractice should be “generally resolved in favor of the claimant.” Read More

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The Patient’s Right to Know About Adverse Medical Incidents in Florida – It is Still Their Right!

First with Charles and now Edwards, the Florida Supreme Court has effectively eviscerated any possible means of protecting any physician peer review from public disclosure, even if the peer review is created at the express direction of an attorney solely for purposes of anticipated litigation. In Edwards, the Court has, in essence, revoked any work product or attorney-client privilege protection such reports might have had. Read More

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Lady justice and books

Robert Challenges Florida Bar

Florida Bar restrictions on lawyer ads which cite past results is struck down by federal court. Read More

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Florida No-Fault PIP Statute Changed?

We are currently more than half way through the 2013 year and we have all heard many commercials telling us that the Florida No-Fault PIP statute has changed. The new law is long and confusing. This post will identify the major changes of this new law and also expose what rules...
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Amendment 5 (“State Courts”) Bad for Floridians

Florida middle school students know why a separation of powers is crucial to a legitimate government, but Amendment 5 apparently doesn’t get it. Now, Florida voters hold that precious balance in their hands on Election Day, which could spell disaster for the future of law-making in our state. Vote NO...
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Florida’s Highest Court is Under Political Attack

Three of Florida’s Supreme Court justices are up for merit retention, but out-of-state lobbyists and extreme political interests are working to oust the judges for political control of our courts. If successful, it would mean MONEY and POWER will influence our courts, rather than impartial understanding of the law....
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Employment Law Cases on the Rise

Florida wage and hour cases are increasing and expected to continue with the sweeping changes in healthcare reform. Here, at the Law Offices of Robert Rubenstein, our employment law caseload has gone up as laid-off workers are filing more discrimination and employment-related lawsuits against their former employers....
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Florida Among States With Highest Car Accident Fatalities

Florida drivers face some daunting new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). A study, out this week, found fatal car accidents are more likely to occur in the southern United States. Orlando and Miami were among cities with high car accident death rates. Perhaps not surprisingly, young drivers...
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Florida Governor Orders Investigation in Deadly Truck Pileup

A 62-acre Florida brush fire is being blamed in the I-75 truck and car pileup that took 10 lives and injured dozens more this weekend, but new information has the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) under fire for its decision to re-open the highway to more traffic after the first crash. FHP...
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