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String Of Tragic Deaths Involving Children Left In Hot Cars Continues In Florida—Do Families Have The Right To Bring Wrongful Death Claims Against Parents & Others Responsible?

By Jeff Brown |

News of two children tragically dying after being left in hot cars has dominated news headlines here in Florida of late. It is difficult for people to understand how it is possible for a parent to leave their child in a hot car, and there is no question that the mother accused as being… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court Allows Wrongful Death Claim against Police & City to Move Forward

By Jeff Brown |

At the end of October, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by a state concerning a lower court’s decision on a wrongful death lawsuit brought over a 2013 fatal police shooting. The Court’s refusal to hear the case not only means that this particular wrongful death lawsuit in connection with a… Read More »

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New Information Released On FIU Bridge Collapse & Culpability

By Jeff Brown |

We’ve previously discussed the tragedy that occurred with the Florida International University bridge collapse that dominated news headlines in the spring of this year: Emergency crews recovered the bodies of six victims that were killed after the bridge broke into pieces and came crashing down on the cars stopped underneath it, leaving a number… Read More »

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Our View: Tragic Death in Florida Parking Lot Involved Wrongful Death

By Jeff Brown |

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has been the subject of much debate lately, especially after the publicized fatal encounter in July between two men in the parking lot of the “Circle A” convenient store in Clearwater. While the sheriff has decided not to arrest and charge the shooter—indicating that he operated within Florida’s Stand… Read More »

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Celebrity’s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed against Former Florida Deputy Garners News Headlines

By Jeff Brown |

September’s headlines here in Florida were dominated by news of one celebrity (Tyler Perry) filing a wrongful death lawsuit that accuses former Collier County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Calkins of being potentially responsible for the lives of two men who disappeared 15 years ago. According to reports, Calkins arrested the two men separately in 2003… Read More »

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Wrongful Death Claims Filed against Police Officer’s Shooting of a Child

By Jeff Brown |

One of the saddest things that can happen to a family is the loss of a child. When that loss is due to someone’s intentional act—especially a law enforcement officer, who represents the government and its duty to protect us—it can feel like a severe injustice. One such story made headlines of late in… Read More »

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Our View: Tragic Death in Florida Parking Lot Involved Wrongful Death

By Jeff Brown |

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law has been the subject of much debate lately, especially after the publicized fatal encounter in July between two men in the parking lot of the “Circle A” convenient store in Clearwater. While the sheriff has decided not to arrest and charge the shooter—indicating that he operated within Florida’s Stand… Read More »

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The FIU Bridge Collapse: Who Knew What Beforehand?

By Jeff Brown |

The tragedy that occurred with the Florida International University bridge collapse has been all over the news, especially as emergency crews recovered the last two of the total six victims killed on Sunday, March 18th, one of which included a married father of three. The bridge broke into pieces and came crashing down on… Read More »

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Was An Individual Or Agency Responsible For The February Florida School Shooting?

By Jeff Brown |

The tragic Florida shooting has dominated headlines in our sunshine state of late. With 17 killed and others injured in the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland on February 14th, many are now looking at whether anyone knew—ahead of time—that the shooter (Nikolas Cruz) posed a danger to the public, and whether… Read More »

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