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Supreme Court Says: Whether Lawyer Referred Client to Doctor for Treatment Cannot Be Discovered in Litigation

On April 13, in a 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the attorney client privilege protects a party, from being required to disclose that their attorney referred them to a physician for treatment.  The case involved a woman named Heather Worley who fell in the parking lot of a Central Florida YMCA (“Y”) [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|Business Success Blog|0 Comments

Will Contests

Will contests have become more prevalent in recent years.  While Snell Legal is a business law firm, and most wills do not involve businesses, the skills we use in handling business law matters, and particularly, litigation, are very useful in handling will contests.  And, we have experience with will contests, which is important. There are [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ownership Disputes Results

Patriarch of family owned business, doing business internationally, died leaving equal shares of ownership in the business to his children, some of whom worked in the business and some of whom did not.  Brought suit on behalf of child who was not involved in the business challenging the administration of the will, as well other [...]

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Professionals Results

Physician employee left practice and set up competing practice nearby.  Employee had entered a non-compete with the medical practice business client.  Sought an injunction prohibiting violation of the non-compete on behalf of the client.  Employee retained Harvard law graduate at cost of $25,000.00 and was assured victory.  After lengthy evidentiary hearing court found in favor [...]

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Community Association Results

Homeowner Association business client with thousands of owner members brought suit to foreclose on a lien for unpaid assessments when named in a case being brought by a lender against a homeowner. The homeowner ascribes to the philosophy that the government and court system have no authority over them as they are a sovereign or [...]

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Will Contests Results

Patriarch of family owned business, doing business internationally, died leaving equal shares of ownership in the business to his children, some of whom worked in the business and some of whom did not.  Brought suit on behalf of child who was not involved in the business challenging the administration of the will, as well other [...]

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Miscellaneous Results

Neighbor befriended elderly couple and gained their trust.  Neighbor gained access to bank accounts of elderly couple and took significant portion of their assets for himself.  Suit filed for elderly couple and settlement achieved on their behalf in which, among other things, prized Harley-Davidson of neighbor was tendered to the couple, sold, and monies from [...]

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Construction Results

Underground utility company client given advice by insurance agent over 10 year period regarding worker's compensation insurance which resulted in improper premium being paid.  After suit filed by worker's compensation insurance carrier against client, seeking premiums which were not paid but should have been paid, the client settled and suit was brought for client against [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|Construction Results|0 Comments

Professional Negligence Results

Business client given advice by insurance agent over 10 year period regarding worker's compensation insurance which resulted in improper premium being paid.  After suit filed by worker's compensation insurance carrier against client, seeking premiums which were not paid but should have been paid, the client settled and suit was brought for client against the agent [...]

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Insurance Results

Sued insurance carrier for failing to defend insured business client in litigation in Kentucky brought by competitor over alleged taking of intellectual property by independent contractor of competitor who went to work for client.  Since materials allegedly taken were sales materials related to car dealership promotional marketing asserted on behalf of client that defense should [...]

By |April 14th, 2017|Insurance Results|0 Comments