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Opposing and Negotiating Confidentiality Orders

Kelley | Uustal attorney Catherine Darlson was featured in the Fall 2019 edition of Paralegal Voice. In her article, Tips, Tricks and Reminders for Opposing and Negotiating Confidentiality Orders, Catherine shares her insights on Confidentiality Orders, how to determine when one is needed, and how to oppose them when necessary. Her advice addresses common issues… read more

Can I Travel With CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in a marijuana plant. CBD does not contain the active ingredient that gives cannabis its psychoactive properties: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It is a nonintoxicating cannabis plant extract that many people use to treat a variety of medical conditions. Rubbing CBD oil on the body, for example, could… read more

How Dangerous Is the JUUL?

JUUL is a type of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) that has boomed in popularity since its introduction to the market in 2016. JUUL is a type of vaporizer that boasts a sleek design, simple-to-use pods and limited smoke release. For these reasons and others, they are especially popular among a teenage crowd. Most JUUL users are… read more

Suing Insurance for Bad Faith

All insurance companies have a legal duty to treat their policyholders and clients in good faith. Good faith refers to honest and earnest intentions when dealing with client claims. The good faith requirement prevents insurance companies from taking advantage of clients when they suffer personal injuries or property damages. Unfortunately, not every insurance company upholds… read more

Florida Slip-and-Fall Laws

Slip-and-fall accidents are some of the most common reasons for personal injury claims in Florida. Falls are one of the top three causes of unintentional injury deaths in the U.S, according to National Safety Council data. Wet floors, food debris in grocery stores and inadequate lighting could all cause slip-and-fall accidents. If you suffer a… read more

What Are Underride Accidents?

Driving next to 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks in Florida can be dangerous. Every year, truck accidents take thousands of lives across the U.S. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reported 4,657 fatal accidents involving large trucks in 2017. Even a prudent driver could get stuck between two semis in heavy traffic or run… read more

Psychological Effects of a Shooting

Gun violence continues to be a serious concern in the United States. From 2000 to 2017, America experienced 250 active shooter incidents, 1,418 related injuries and 799 deaths, according to FBI data. Over the years, the number of shootings has steadily increased. The year 2000 saw just one active shooter incident, while there were 30… read more

What Is the Certificate of Merit in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

A medical malpractice lawsuit involves a patient going up against a doctor, hospital or health care center in pursuit of justice and financial compensation for negligence-related damages. Since it would not be in a community’s best interest to have a health care center go bankrupt because of malpractice liability, most states have enacted strict requirements… read more

Motorcycle Laws in Florida 2019

Florida is one of the most popular states for motorcyclists. Mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine make for great motorcycling weather year-round. To stay on the right side of the law as a Florida motorcyclist, riders must follow all applicable traffic and roadway rules. Breaking a motorcycle law could lead to repercussions such as tickets,… read more

How Will Uber Freight Affect the Trucking Industry?

Uber made history once when it reimagined the taxi industry and created a way for riders to hail vehicles on-demand from any location. Since the debut of Uber and its rideshare industry competitors, the taxi sector has struggled to survive. Now the San-Francisco based rideshare company may be doing it again with its latest innovation,… read more