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October 2015 Archives

Family of dead El Faro seaman sues ship operator for damages

When Category 4 hurricane Joaquin overtook the El Faro ship between Florida and Puerto Rico, 33 crew members lost their lives. Now, the family of one of the deceased seamen has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the ship's operators in a Jacksonville court.

Government addresses nursing home arbitration agreements

Many nursing homes in Florida and throughout the country require residents to agree to binding arbitration agreements before they can live in the facility. Because these agreements can hinder a resident's rights to sue the facility, the federal government is considering ways to regulate how the agreements are presented to new residents.

Newtown wrongful death case sent back to state court

Florida residents may be interested to hear that on Sept. 30, a wrongful death lawsuit against gun maker Remington was sent back to a Connecticut state court. The ruling is said to be a victory for the families of the Newtown shooting victims who were pursuing the suit. This is because federal courts have typically refused to hold gun manufactures liable for crimes committed by third parties or permit lawsuits against them.

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