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Florida’s New Texting Ban - Easier Cases for Victims of Distracted Driving

By: William E. Johnson
Date: July 30, 2013
Earlier this month Florida joined the 45 other states in the U.S. with bans on texting while driving. The new law, SB 52, makes it a secondary offense to text while operating a motor vehicle. This means that although texting while driving is illegal, it is not a citable offense unless a police officer observes the driver breaking another law, such as speeding, or not wearing a seatbelt.
Florida’s New Texting Ban - Easier Cases for Victims of Distracted Driving


Folding Bike Recall

By: William E. Johnson
Date: July 17, 2013
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Stile Products announced on June 27, 2013 that the Tern folding bike would be recalled after it became apparent that the bike’s frame is prone to cracking at the folding point, resulting in a fall hazard.
Folding Bike Recall

Mother Brings Lawsuit Against Monster Energy Drink for 19 Year Old Son’s Death

By: William E. Johnson
Source: The Associated Press
Date: July 16, 2013
This week a mother filed a lawsuit alleging that her son died because he regularly consumed Monster Energy Drinks. The mother, Paula Morris, filed the lawsuit after her 19 year old son, Alex Morris, died last July from cardiac arrhythmia. Morris claims that her son drank 2 Monster Energy Drinks every day, including on the day he died.
Mother Brings Lawsuit Against Monster Energy Drink for 19 Year Old Son’s Death

Florida Traffic Lights to Stay Yellow Longer

By: William E. Johnson
Date: June 24, 2013
The Florida Department of Transportation recently announced that it will allow yellow lights to stay yellow for .4 seconds longer on state managed roads and streets with red-light cameras.
Florida Traffic Lights to Stay Yellow Longer

South Florida Family Wins $28.5 Million Medical Malpractice Case

By: William E. Johnson
Source: Sun Sentinel
Date: June 11, 2013
A Lauderdale Lakes resident and his children were recently awarded a jury verdict of $28.5 million after a procedure left the resident in a vegetative state. The 37 year old man, Dale Whyte, was seen in the Atlantic Surgical Center in Pompano Beach for a controversial procedure, known as manipulation under anesthesia in 2008. While attempting the procedure, Whyte suffered from cardiac arrest and never woke up. Whyte is currently hospitalized in Georgia.
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South Florida Family Wins $28.5 Million Medical Malpractice Case


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Laura S. Johnson Nominated

Date: November 27, 2012
The 15th Circuit Judicial Nominating Committee has nominated Judge Laura S. Johnson
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The Auto Insurance Case That Blew Up on the Internet

By: Ron Lieber
Source: New York Times
Date: August 20, 2012
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The Auto Insurance Case That Blew Up on the Internet