Is there something about Florida that the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) issued 317,936 speeding citations in 2010? According to FHP statistics, that number was a little less than the number in 2009 (which was 321,777). And this doesn’t count the number of speeding tickets handed out by other police agencies in Florida. Naturally, a two-year…

In March 2012, Pascoe County Judge Anne Wansboro ruled in favor of Thomas Filippone, who, after having travelled through an intersection that was equipped with a red-light camera, received a $158 traffic ticket in the mail. Judge Wansboro decided the matter on the constitutional level, writing that red-light camera use “impermissibly shifts the burden of…

It’s the age of social media, but most lawyers aren’t into it. Why is that? Perhaps it’s because they’re afraid-afraid of tarnishing their image by having a Facebook page. Afraid of the time and effort it takes to be online. Afraid of a negative review. We’re not. We’re on Facebook. We’re on Twitter. We’re even…

Experts predict that a second round of foreclosures will hit this year. The news will likely discomfort many who are behind on their mortgage payments, especially when a year ago the housing market seemed to be moving in a positive direction. House sales picked up across the country in 2011 and foreclosures slowed down as…

When a pregnant woman contracted fifth disease, an ailment caused by human parvovirus B19, she asked her doctors for extra ultrasound monitoring. An ultrasound showed that the fetus had problems and she miscarried two weeks later, about three months into the pregnancy. She later sued her doctors for medical malpractice for the wrongful death of…

It’s a good bet that Army reservist Matthew Corrigan wasn’t asking himself, ” Will I go to jail?” when he called what he thought was a helpline for service members. In the early morning hours of February 2, 2010, Corrigan called an emotional support helpline for veterans. The soldier hadn’t slept in several days and…