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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Today is the 100th anniversay of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Today is the 100th anniversary of the fire that killed 146 young women and girls in 18 minutes. In the aftermath of the tragedy, where employers “compensated” the victims families by paying them $10.00 per dead person, the workers compensation laws in the United States was born. Francis Perkins, who as a young woman, watched […]

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Who exactly are the regulators?

We’ve been litigating and trying cases against the insurance industry for almost 30 years now. (Time sure flies…). Many of the laws that govern insurance here in Florida and elsewhere, begin with “model acts” drafted by The National Association of Insurance Commissioners, whose members are the top insurance regulators from each of the 50 states. […]

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Please explain to me why we need civil justice “reform”, exactly?

The general public expects that the government, federal, state, and local, is really “watching the store”, and will agressively prosecute and punish wrongdoers. That just isn’t the case. During the past 30 years, we have eliminated, privatized, and weakened government watchdog and prosecution functions to the point that they are almost laughable. If things weren’t […]

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