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DePuy Injury Lawyer St. Petersburg

DePuy Update

Following DePuy’s agreement to the proposed settlement for ASR hip implant devices, the company promptly created a website to handle the registration and enrollment of claimants by the April 1st, 2014 deadline. The website is managed and operated by the US ASR Settlement Program Claims Processor, Brown Greer, PLC, and it dictated the deadlines an [...]

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DUI Attorney in St. Petersburg

Affluenza

“I am not responsible for my behavior because my parents didn’t hold me accountable for my behavior. I never really learned that my untoward actions have consequences. Therefore, I should not be held accountable now—or at least I should be held less accountable than someone who experienced first-hand that undesired behavior has negative conse [...]

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Criminal Defense Lawyer in St. Petersburg

Supreme Court to Consider Warrantless Searches of Cell Phones

The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from the government’s unreasonable searches and seizures. In order for authorities to conduct a search, they must first present a magistrate with probable cause and obtain a search warrant that particularly describes the items to be seized. After a lawful arrest, however, police may conduct a search the p [...]

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DePuy Implant Update

DePuy Implant Update

In November of 2012, Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of DePuy, agreed to a $2.5 billion settlement for thousands of lawsuits over DePuy’s ASR hip implant devices. In August of 2012, the company recalled over 93,000 of their metal-on-metal hip implant devices worldwide after it was discovered that the devices are prone to early failure [...]

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Theft Lawyer in St. Petersburg

Third Party Mugshot Websites

Our criminal justice system is founded on the concept that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. Until an individual confesses to a crime, or until a prosecutor proves beyond a reasonable doubt that a defendant is guilty of the charges against him, our criminal justice system insists upon innocence. If a defendant is adjudicated not guilty, or [...]

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Criminal Defense Attorney in St. Petersburg

Prosecutorial Misconduct

In the criminal justice system, the prosecutor decides which cases to pursue, which charges to file, and what items get turned over to the defense. Unfortunately, prosecutorial misconduct occurs far too often. In the words of Alan Dershowitz, a professor at Harvard Law, “Winning has become more important than doing justice. Nobody runs for the Se [...]

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Car Accident Attorney in St. Petersburg

New Bill Seeks to Increase Speed Limits in Florida

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes, along with Senator Jeff Clemens, filed a new bill that would raise the speed limit on interstates, highways, and other Florida state roads by five miles per hour. The Florida Department of Transportation would have the authority to determine which roads the speed limit will be increased [...]

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Medical Marijuana Attorney in St. Petersburg

Medical Marijuana in Florida

After her father refused to illegally take medical marijuana to relieve his symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, the founder of People United for Medical Marijuana took action. The group, which launched in 2009, has since started a petition to get the medical marijuana issue on the November 2014 general election ballot. The petition was started in J [...]

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Hip Implant Injury Lawyer in St. Petersburg

DePuy ASR Hip Implant Device Recall

In August of 2010, Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of DePuy, recalled over 93,000 of their metal-on-metal hip implant devices worldwide. About a third of those devices recalled were in the United States, where only the DePuy ASR Acetabular System was sold. The DePuy recall came after the company found out that its ASR products had a “h [...]

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Texting and Driving Car Accident Attorney in St. Petersburg

Florida Texting and Driving Ban Could Become a Primary Offense

On Oct. 1, 2013 Florida’s ban on texting while driving went into effect. The new law makes it a secondary offense to be texting while driving, but drivers are still permitted to use their phones to make calls and for navigation purposes. The law also prohibits both sending and reading data “for the purpose of non-voice interpersonal communicati [...]

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