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Florida’s Free Kill Law

By Charles J. Gillette |

Imagine that you’re living with your partner—someone you’ve loved for over 20 years. For whatever reason, the two of you were never married and have no children. One day, your partner suffers a medical problem and is rushed to the hospital. There, he or she undergoes surgery. But during that surgery, something terrible happens…. Read More »

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Are Wolf Hybrids Legal in Florida?

By Charles J. Gillette |

If you think of aggressive dogs, you probably think of pit bulls, rottweilers, and other large dogs. Among those are wolf hybrids. While most larger dogs have been domesticated to the point of being safe around people, wolf hybrids have proven themselves unsafe, even when their upbringing is ideal. Those who keep wolf hybrids… Read More »

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How to Sue a Drunk Driver for Wrongful Death

By Charles J. Gillette |

Alcohol was involved in a cross-county average of 29% of all motor vehicle accident deaths in Florida. Whereas some counties were as low as 19%, others were as high as 65%. Counties around the Jacksonville area ranged from 25% to 44%. On the lowest end of the spectrum, one out of every five fatalities… Read More »

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Georgia Supreme Court Rules on Woman Left in Coma

By Charles J. Gillette |

Several years after a woman was left in a coma, a recent Georgia Supreme Court ruling could have a wide-ranging impact on similar cases. The woman, Delia Bibbs, suffered catastrophic injuries when the clasp on her seatbelt allegedly failed during a car accident. Her husband filed suit against Toyota, who they claim manufactured a… Read More »

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Families File Suit after Couple Dies in DUI Crash

By Charles J. Gillette |

In a lawsuit that can have implications for the company that employed the man, Shawn Blitchington was charged with DUI manslaughter in the deaths of a Nassau County couple who had the misfortune of crossing his path. According to reports, Blitchington was driving the company’s truck when he crossed into oncoming traffic colliding with… Read More »

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Family of 18-year-old Files Wrongful Death in Fatal Tesla Crash

By Charles J. Gillette |

The family of an 18-year-old has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Tesla and a worker at a Tesla service center after the worker removed a failsafe in the car’s system that prevented it from going over 85 mph. The young man, who was a passenger in the vehicle driven by his friend, was… Read More »

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Teen is Shot in the Head During Robbery, Family Intends to Sue

By Charles J. Gillette |

Florida is fairly renowned across the country for its controversial Stand Your Ground law. Essentially, Stand Your Ground removes the duty to retreat when you feel your life is in imminent danger. In other states, you are only allowed to use lethal force if you can show that you exhausted all other options. In… Read More »

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Family Gets $495 Million after Fatal Shooting

By Charles J. Gillette |

A Jacksonville family was awarded nearly half a billion dollars in their wrongful death lawsuit against the man who fatally shot their loved one during an argument. The shooter, Frederick Lee Wade, was sentenced to 45 years for second-degree murder while two associates were charged and convicted of being accessories after the fact for… Read More »

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Death from Above: The Sad Tale of the Robinson R44

By Charles J. Gillette |

When a product has an extraordinarily high failure rate, that is always a cause for concern. When the failure rate reaches a double-digit death toll, there’s usually something going on behind the scenes. That was the case with Takata’s airbags that exploded in people’s faces and it was also the case with Goodyear’s G159…. Read More »

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Belize Woman Sues John McAfee in Wrongful Death Act

By Charles J. Gillette |

In a case that has all the makings of a murder mystery, police found the neighbor of tech and security guru John McAfee shot dead in Belize. Now the man’s daughter is suing McAfee for the murder under Florida’s Wrongful Death Act. McAfee himself has repeatedly denied any connection to the man’s death but… Read More »

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