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What to Include in a Money Judgment to Make It Enforceable/Collectable

What to Include in a Money Judgment to Make It Enforceable/Collectable

December 30, 2011

Fail to include specific language in your money judgment, and you may be unable to collect. This article, by attorney Ilan A. Nieuchowicz, highlights the requirements that will help ensure enforceability.

Sealing and Expunction of Criminal Records in Florida

Sealing and Expunction of Criminal Records in Florida

December 29, 2011

This article, by attorney Chas Short, discusses the sealing and expunction of state court criminal records in Florida.

Appellate Counsel's Tips Regarding Jury Instructions

Appellate Counsel's Tips Regarding Jury Instructions

December 29, 2011

Appellate group shareholders list jury instruction tips that address the most common problems they see in their practice.

Claiming NICA Exclusivity: The Florida Supreme Court Clarifies The Law Regarding Notice By Multiple Providers

Claiming NICA Exclusivity: The Florida Supreme Court Clarifies The Law Regarding Notice By Multiple Providers

December 29, 2011

The Florida Supreme Court's decision in Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Association v. Department of Administrative Hearings impacted health care providers' right to assert immunity from medical malpractice lawsuits based on the exclusive remedy provision of Florida's no-fault compensation program for birth-related neurological injuries. In this article from the Spring 2010 edition of Trial Advocate Quarterly, Carlton Fields shareholder Edward J. Carbone discusses the decision's implications.

Critical Dates to Consider in Bankruptcy

Critical Dates to Consider in Bankruptcy

December 29, 2011

This outline sets forth the deadlines for various filings, objections, and other key actions in a bankruptcy case.

Defending Against Preference Avoidance Actions

Defending Against Preference Avoidance Actions

December 29, 2011

This article outlines the defenses a creditor may use to defend against a preference action by a trustee or debtor-in-possession.

Defenses to International Child Abduction Under the Hague Abduction Convention

Defenses to International Child Abduction Under the Hague Abduction Convention

December 29, 2011

In a custody case, a parent who moves with a child to another country may face allegations of child abduction in violation of international law. In this article, shareholder Michael Sampson sets out the defenses available to the traveling parent.

Hospitals and the Non-Delegable Duty of Care

Hospitals and the Non-Delegable Duty of Care

December 29, 2011

Plaintiffs' attorneys often argue that hospitals owe a non-delegable duty of care to all patients to guarantee the quality of their care at the hospital--even when that care is provided by independent contractor physicians who are not under hospital control. In this article from the Winter 2009 edition of Trial Advocate Quarterly, Carlton Fields shareholder Edward J. Carbone analyzes the issues these arguments raise.

Pitfalls of the Verdict Form and the Two-Issue Rule

Pitfalls of the Verdict Form and the Two-Issue Rule

December 29, 2011

In this 10-point list, shareholders provide an overview of the applicability and complexities of the two-issue rule.

Presuit Nuts 'n Bolts

Presuit Nuts 'n Bolts

December 29, 2011

In this article from the Fall 2007 edition of Trial Advocate Quarterly, Carlton Fields shareholder Edward J. Carbone outlines Florida's statutorily required presuit investigation and screening process for medical malpractice claims. The article offers analysis and advice for health care providers faced with a Notice of Intent to initiate medical malpractice litigation.

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