Archive by Month: June 2016

Supreme Court Declares Section 440.15(2)(A)(2009) Unconstitutional

Posted in Newsletters - 2016 on June 9, 2016

In Westphal v. City of St. Petersburg, Case. No,. SC13-1930 (Fla., June 9, 2009), issued earlier today, the Florida Supreme Court found Florida Statute 440.15(2)(a)(2009) unconstitutional.  The statute cuts off temporary total disability benefits after 104 weeks, even where a claimant is incapable of working but has not reached maximum medical improvement such that he or she is ineligible for permanent total disability benefits.  The Supreme Court found this “gap” in the statute unconstitutional as a denial of access to courts because “it deprives an injured worker of disability benefits . . . for an indefinite period of time -- thereby creating a system of redress that no longer functions as a reasonable alternative to tort litigation.” 

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Four Attorneys Recognized in the 2016 Edition of Florida Super Lawyers

Posted in Newsletters - 2016 on June 9, 2016

Conroy Simberg is pleased to announce that four attorneys from the firm have been selected to the 2016 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Hinda Klein and Diane H. Tutt were listed as Super Lawyers. Todd M. Feldman and Tashia M. Small were listed as Rising Stars.

Each year, no more than five percent of lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor, and no more 2.5 percent are selected to the Rising Stars list.

 

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