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Liability Questions Arise After Florida Alligator Attack

After the death of a Nebraska toddler killed by an alligator at Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort last week, there are questions of who is at fault in the incident. The parents of Lane Graves said they are overwhelmed by …

Orlando Nightclub Victims Look to Sandy Hook Case for Way to Sue Gunmaker

A case in Connecticut state court could help victims from mass shootings – including the recent massacre in Orlando – sue manufacturers of military style assault rifles used in the attacks, despite state and federal laws granting them immunity. Today, …

South Carolina Highway Patrol’s High-Tech Unit Pursues Hit-and-Run Drivers

The team didn’t have much to go on. Some little pieces of plastic left at the scene. A tip about a dark-colored vehicle. That was about it. The South Carolina Highway Patrol Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team unit investigating the crash …

South Carolina Governor Vetoes Moped Safety Bill Over Helmets, Vests

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has vetoed a moped safety bill, saying it is government overreach to require reflective vests for nighttime driving and helmets for drivers under 21. People over 18 “should decide for themselves what they should wear …

Florida Supreme Court Finds 104-Week Temporary Disability Benefits Cap Unconstitutional

The Florida Supreme Court has delivered another blow to Florida’s workers’ compensation system with a ruling today that the state’s statutory 104-week cap on temporary disability benefits is unconstitutional. The Florida Supreme Court ruled 5-2 in favor of the of …

Georgia High Court Says Dog’s Worth is Market Value Plus Medical Costs

To its owner, a pet dog may be priceless – and even though Georgia’s highest court didn’t go quite that far Monday, it did say that under some circumstances, an owner whose pet is hurt or dies at the hands …

Storm Bonnie Could Dampen Holiday Cookouts Off Southern Coast of U.S.

A storm that would be named Bonnie threatens holiday cookouts and celebrations along the U.S. coast from North Carolina to Georgia over the Memorial Day weekend. If the low-pressure system now northeast of the Bahamas develops, it will become the …

Hulk Hogan’s Lawsuit Gets Bankrolled by Billionaire

Is Hulk Hogan’s courtroom cage match with Gawker being bankrolled by a high-tech billionaire with a grudge against the news-and-gossip site? Two months after Hogan won a $140 million invasion-of-privacy verdict against Gawker for posting a sex tape of him, …

Fitch: Most Florida Specialty Insurers Remain Untested By Hurricanes

The majority of Florida’s homeowner specialist insurers have brief histories, and their ability to manage a large catastrophic hurricane is uncertain despite recent strong performance, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. The last hurricane to make landfall in …

Georgia Considers Semi-Only Lanes to Reduce Traffic, Improve Safety

Georgia transportation officials are studying how to add semi-only lanes for truck traffic on Interstate 75 between Macon and Atlanta’s southern suburbs. Georgia is trying to deal with a port of Savannah that’s expanding to handle more cargo and a …

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