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Roofer Arrested For Taking Money Without Completing Job

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A Port St. Lucie roofer has been arrested for taking money to do a job but failing to ever start it, according to police. The owner of the business has been charged with a felony. Now, and perhaps worse, local police are investigating the business for more criminal activity. As it turns out, at… Read More »

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How One Veteran Ended Up In Prison After His Child Died

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

One veteran who was stationed in Florida faced charges over the death of his son which occurred in Alabama. His wife was responsible for the death. The child died of neglect. She was later charged with the death, but it turned out that she had a baseball-sized tumor on her brain. Instead of dropping… Read More »

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Disney Hotel Sued After Trip And Fall

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A prominent Disney-affiliated hotel and another company are being sued after an elderly woman tripped and fell over an unsecured cord resulting in a knee injury that required surgery. The woman maintains that the hotel should have secured the cord better, placed warning signs, or otherwise taped the cord down. The company that owned… Read More »

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What Is A Claims Bill And How Does It Work?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

The Florida legislature recently announced it had earmarked over $3 million to settle a claim that a motorist was severely injured by a state employee. When you file a lawsuit against the government, statutory caps prevent you from securing settlements in excess of $200,000. But what happens when your injuries are so severe that… Read More »

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Understanding Jail And Prison Lawsuits

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Prisons and jails are sued all the time by inmates. While inmates don’t necessarily make the greatest plaintiffs, they are afforded particular rights under the law. As an example, the state owes a duty of care to any individual they take on as a ward. This includes prisoners. They have a duty to provide… Read More »

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Man Faces Charges After Police Taser Sets Him Ablaze

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

A Florida man may still face charges after police deployed a taser that resulted in burns to 75% of his body. The Sheriff’s Department announced their intentions to possibly pursue criminal charges against the man. They have also announced criminal charges against the officer who deployed the taser, a single negligence count which is… Read More »

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Understanding The “Free Kill” Bill

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

It’s basically the opposite of what it sounds like and is meant to fix a hole under Florida law that specifically involves medical malpractice lawsuits and wrongful death actions. Under Jeb Bush, a special effort was made to protect doctors and hospitals from “junk” lawsuits and massive jury verdicts. As part of the legislation,… Read More »

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No Charges Filed Against 5-Year-Old Who Attacked Teacher

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

One thing that lawyers understand that the public doesn’t is that occasionally, there are contradictions in the law. These contradictions make it easy for prosecutors to pick and choose which rules to enforce and when. Problematically, Florida charges children as adults more frequently than any other state. This has resulted in broad scale protests… Read More »

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Multiple Floridians Facing Fuel Pump Hacking Charges

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Multiple Floridians throughout the State of Florida are currently facing charges related to fuel pump fraud. The scheme involves the installation of a fuel pump pulsator device that renders efforts to throttle the fuel useless. These individuals can fill their tanks at pennies on the dollar, fill up large containers of fuel, and then… Read More »

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Can I Get A DUI While Riding My Bike?

By Eighmie Law Firm, P.A. |

Every once in a while, a newspaper article pops in the local section about a Floridian who was arrested for DUI while on a bicycle, Segway, or some other device that is not a car or truck. By Florida rules, the definition of a vehicle for the purposes of DUI prosecution includes bicycles and… Read More »

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