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What is a Letter of Protection in an Injury Case?

In personal injury law, a medical provider will often ask for a "Letter of Protection" from the attorney representing the injured person. So what is the attorney giving when they issue a "Letter of Protection" (also sometimes called an "LOP")?

Duty to Disclose in Florida Real Estate Sales--Seller Beware!

Prior to 1985, when it came to real estate sales, Florida, like many states, applied the legal principle known as "caveat emptor" or "buyer beware." In essence, that meant that when a buyer bought a property, they did so at their own risk as far as the condition of the property. That trend changed in 1985 with the Florida Supreme Court's ruling in Johnson v. Davis, 480 So. 2d 625 (Fla. 1985).

Is Court Approval Required to Settle a Minor's Claim in Florida?

In Florida, the TV advertising lawyers talk a lot about settling cases. What you do not hear much about is whether, or when, settlement of a case must be approved by a court. Attorneys handling probate matters often are asked to assist in getting court approval when it is required.

Understanding Mediation in Florida--Part II

When mediation is conducted, one of the first things that happens is that the parties and the mediator have an discussion about mediation in general and about the case in particular. That initial meeting is sometimes conducted with everyone in the same room together and in some cases with the parties in separate rooms. Either way, the mediator will usually explain to the parties a number of important points about mediation. Here is a sample of the types of things the mediator will point out to the the parties and their attorneys:

Understanding Mediation in Florida

In most areas of civil law in Florida, mediation has become the norm before a case can proceed to trial. As a result, understanding the mediation process can be useful to anyone involved in a civil court proceeding. This includes cases involving personal injury, divorce, contract disputes, etc. 

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