Archive by Month: December 2023

Legal System Abuse Is Driving Claims Costs Up

Posted in Legal Alerts on December 18, 2023

Lawyers have a professional responsibility to uphold the law. The law says that people who are injured by the actions of others have the right to be compensated for their losses. Some of those losses are easy to calculate because they are expenses incurred as a result of an injury. Other compensable losses involve placing a value on the quality of human life, and the amount of compensation can often be as high as a jury can be persuaded to go.

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Tallahassee Attorneys Successfully Obtain Final Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination and Breach of Contract Lawsuit

Posted in Legal Alerts on December 1, 2023

Joshua C. Canton, managing partner of the firm's Tallahassee, Florida office, along with Justin B. Hales, an associate in the firm’s Tallahassee, Florida office, recently prevailed on a Motion for Final Summary Judgment in a fourteen count employment discrimination and breach of employment contract suit, wherein Plaintiff alleged she was terminated due to her gender and pregnancy status and was subject to a hostile work environment. The Defense argued that Plaintiff had executed a valid release in Defendant’s favor which related to the nine contractual counts.  The Defense further argued that Plaintiff was terminated for legitimate non-discriminatory non-pretextual reasons.  After a ten hour evidentiary hearing the Court granted final summary judgment in the Defendant’s favor.

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