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AP INTERVIEWS WARD & BARNES ATTORNEY ABOUT JAIL EXPLOSION

posted: 05/07/2014

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INTERVIEWS WARD & BARNES ABOUT ESCAMBIA COUNTY JAIL EXPLOSION: On the late night of April 30, 2014, the Escambia County Jail exploded due to a natural gas leak. Ward & Barnes is representing injury victims from the blast and this week, the Associated Press asked to speak with us about the case.

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS LIMITATIONS ON DAMAGES

posted: 04/03/2014

FLORIDA SUPREME COURT OVERTURNS LIMITATIONS ON MEDICAL MALPRACTICEDAMAGES: On March 13, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that Florida's limitation, commonly referred to as a "cap," on certain damages in medical malpractice cases, is unconstitutional.

PAPA JOHN'S CLASS ACTION IS ABOUT ACCOUNTABILITY

posted: 11/21/2012

PAPA JOHN'S CLASS ACTION FOR SPAM: A federal judge recently certified a class action brought against pizza chain Papa John's for illegal spam messaging of its customers. The lawsuit claims that Papa John's utilized collected data and phone numbers to text advertisements for the company, sometimes sending repeated texts to some numbers.

STUDIES SHOW TEENS MORE LIKELY TO IGNORE SEAT BELT LAWS

posted: 11/21/2012

STUDIES SHOW TEENS LESS LIKELY TO WEAR SEATBELTS: Does your teenager buckle up every time he or she drives/rides in a vehicle? Don't be so sure. Studies have shown that teen drivers are the least likely of all other driving demographics to wear a seatbelt despite having the highest accident rate out of any other driving demographic per 100,000 drive.

DRIVING AND TEXTING COSTS LIVES

posted: 09/14/2012

DISTRACTED DRIVING COSTS LIVES: "Distracted Driving" was a factor in seven deaths and almost 1,500 injuries on Florida roads in 2010 according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That number nearly doubled the next year in 2011 with 145 cases involving a driver texting at the time.

FAMU SET TO ENTER NEGOTIATIONS IN HAZING DEATH LAWSUIT

posted: 08/17/2012

8.17.2012: The FAMU board of trustees voted yesterday to enter into mediation with the family of Robert Champion, the former FAMU student and band member that died last year in a band hazing incident.

DRUG GIANT REACHES SETTLEMENT ON BRIBERY CHARGES

posted: 08/08/2012

8.8.2012: Pharmaceutical drug giant Pfizer reached a settlement yesterday with the U.S. Federal Government stemming from charges that Pfizer attempted to bribe regulatory officials overseas to boost sales and revenue

INCREASE IN TRAFFIC FATALITIES

posted: 08/06/2012

8.6.2012: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), traffic deaths have increased 13.5% during the first three months of 2012.

NEW TEST COULD LEAD TO EARLIER DETECTION OF MESOTHELIOMA

posted: 08/03/2012

8.3.2012: Australian researchers announced yesterday that they have developed a new test aimed at detecting mesothelioma in its earliest stages.

RECENT RECALLS

posted: 07/10/2012

7.10.2012: Recent Recalls

The United States Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently announced the recall of several products due to potential hazards, including the potential risks of bodily injury.

SUMMER CAUSES SPIKE IN CAR ACCIDENTS

posted: 07/10/2012

7.10.2012: The Florida Highway Patrol says summertime causes a big spike in car accidents. More people are driving, drivers are going on long-distance road trips, and tires can even deteriorate faster in the sweltering conditions.

ASBESTOS MINE REOPENING

posted: 07/10/2012

7.3.2012: On June 29, 2012, the Quebec provincial government announced a $58 million loan to private corporation Balcorp Ltd., which will be used to reopen Canada's only remaining asbestos mine.