Homeowners and the Hurricane

19 Dec No Comments SSAdmin Litigation, Real Estate

Is your insurance company paying you what you’re owed for Hurricane Irma damage? As of Dec. 15, three months after Hurricane Irma made landfall, more than 600,000 storm-related homeowners’ insurance claims had been filed in Florida, including 18,000 in Sarasota-Manatee alone. So far, statewide insurance claims total more than $6

Kirk Pinkerton welcomes another Robertson

SARASOTA, Fla. — One of Sarasota’s oldest law firms, Kirk Pinkerton, PA (www.KirkPinkerton.com) recently welcomed Elisha Robertson as an associate attorney at its Sarasota-based office.   She joins her father, Bill Robertson, CEO and personal injury attorney, at the prestigious law firm. At Kirk Pinkerton, the sixth-generation attorney will practice

Toyota Wins Legal Case

6 Jan No Comments SSAdmin Legal, Litigation , , ,

Toyota’s managing, in-house counsel in charge of its national rollover litigation from 2003 to 2007 was Dimitrios Biller, Esq.  According to law.com, Biller contended, following the end of his relationship with Toyota, that Toyota had been intentionally withholding information that plaintiffs lawyers had been asking for, and had a right

Federal Rules Revised

Effective December 1, 2010, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 26(a)(2) and (b)(4) were substantially revised.  Whereas Rule 26 once allowed broad discovery of all communications, including draft reports, between counsel and experts who were retained to testify at trial, the 2010 amendments limit discovery of these communications. Under the amended

FL Supreme Court Rulings

1)        Introduction The Florida Supreme Court adopted amendments to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420 effective October 1, 2010.  In re:  Amendments to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420 and the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, 31 So.3d 756 (Fla. 2010).  The amendments do not alter existing law establishing certain records as confidential.  Rather, the