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  • Florida Supreme Court rules that pre-litigation discovery by a PIP insurer under Fla. Stat. Section 627.736 is limited to production of documents specified in statute
    Florida Supreme Court rules that pre-litigation discovery by a PIP insurer under Fla. Stat. Section 627.736 is limited to production of documents specified in statute

    On February 16, 2017, in State Farm v. Shands Jacksonville Medical Center , No. SC15-1257, the Florida Supreme Court resolved a certified conflict between the First and Fourth District Courts of ...

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  • Florida Second DCA rules that a new lawsuit need not be filed against FIGA when an insurer is declared insolvent during a first party breach of contract action against the insurer
    Florida Second DCA rules that a new lawsuit need not be filed against FIGA when an insurer is declared insolvent during a first party breach of contract action against the insurer

    On February 15, 2017, in Gonzalez v. Homewise Preferred Insurance Company , No. 2D15-425, the Florida Second DCA reversed a trial court’s dismissal of a first party insured’s breach of contract action ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court declines to adopt legislative amendment incorporating Daubert standard for expert testimony
    Florida Supreme Court declines to adopt legislative amendment incorporating Daubert standard for expert testimony

    On February 16, 2017, in IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA EVIDENCE CODE , No. SC16-181, the Florida Supreme Court declined to adopt legislative amendments incorporating the Daubert standard for expert ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court declines to adopt legislative amendment narrowing class of qualifying experts in medical negligence cases
    Florida Supreme Court declines to adopt legislative amendment narrowing class of qualifying experts in medical negligence cases

    On February 16, 2017, in IN RE: AMENDMENTS TO THE FLORIDA EVIDENCE CODE , No. SC16-181, the Florida Supreme Court declined to adopt a legislative amendment to Fla. Stat. § 766.102(5)(a), requiring a ...

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  • Britax recalls over 600,000 baby strollers due to 33 reports of car seats disconnecting from the strollers and falling to the ground
    Britax recalls over 600,000 baby strollers due to 33 reports of car seats disconnecting from the strollers and falling to the ground

    On February 16, 2017, Britax recalled certain Britax B-Agile and BOB Motion Strollers with Click & Go receivers. Britax has reportedly received 33 reports of car seats unexpectedly disconnecting from ...

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  • Restoration Hardware recalls over 2,000 metal top dining tables due to risk of lead exposure to children
    Restoration Hardware recalls over 2,000 metal top dining tables due to risk of lead exposure to children

    On February 10, 2017, Restoration Hardware issued a recall with regard to approximately 2,700 Railroad Tie & Parsons Railroad Tie dining tables. The recalled tables are round or rectangular with thin ...

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