Archive by Month: June 2021

PIP Repeal Bill Vetoed By Governor DeSantis

Posted in Legal Alerts on June 30, 2021

Governor Ron DeSantis vetoed CS/CS/SB 54 “An act relating to Motor Vehicle Insurance” late Tuesday Evening.  The Bill, which sought to repeal the over 40 year old No-Fault system, was the subject of much criticism since its April 30, 2021 passage.   The bill was presented to the Governor June 28, 2021 and his veto followed shortly thereafter.  The Governor withheld his approval of the Bill, noting the bill did not adequately address the current issues Florida drivers. 

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Conroy Simberg Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Florida Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Posted in Announcements on June 24, 2021

Conroy Simberg is pleased to announce Hinda Klein, a partner in Hollywood and chair of the firm’s appellate practice group, and Jayne Pittman, managing partner in Orlando and chair of the firm's construction practice were selected to the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list. Additionally, Matthew Troy, a partner in Orlando, and Tashia Small, a partner in Jacksonville were selected to the 2021 Rising Stars list.

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Targeted Advertising to Consumers and Its Impact on Potential Jury Pools

Posted in Legal Alerts on June 23, 2021

Targeted advertising to consumers is one of the most common methods companies use to sell their products and services and/or influence how consumers perceive company values. Consumers are shown ads based on their location, demographics, previous buying history, search engine history, or inferred interests. Many social media networks can easily find a consumer’s information and provide that information to companies who want to place strategic ads that consumers might engage with or be influenced by. These targeted advertisements may do more than just encourage a consumer to buy a product. Many companies that are currently involved in lawsuits also use targeted advertising. The question then becomes, can targeted advertising used by a company impact how a potential jury pool views the company’s values and products before trial?

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Retraining and Education Under Workers’ Compensation

Posted in Legal Alerts on June 15, 2021

If you thought that Retraining Benefits were a thing of the past, think again. Retraining benefits is a viable claim that claimants may seek due to the changing economy. Essentially, the purpose of retraining benefits is to help a claimant return to work, although in a different line of work, and receive indemnity benefits from the Carrier, while undergoing short-term training.

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