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Offer of Judgment, Proposals for Settlement

Florida Statute 768.79 contains to “Offer of Judgment and demand for judgment” law in Florida. Here is the full text of the law: (1) In any civil action for damages filed in the courts of this state, if a defendant files an offer of judgment which is not...
The Oath and The Truth

The Oath and The Truth

Court Reporter: Will you raise your right hand? Do you solemnly swear or affirm to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” Witness: I do. Why do we have witnesses in depositions or in trial take an oath? The simple answer seems so...

Liability Releases Signed by Parents for Children

The Florida Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that liability releases signed by parents on behalf of their children will not be enforced.  The rationale used by the Court to invalidate such releases is that a parent does not have the authority to bind his or her child...