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Scott J. Edwards is an appellate and litigation attorney located in Boca Raton, Florida. Contact me today at 561-609-0760 or scott@scottjedwards.com. Click here to learn more about Scott J. Edwards. Click here for information on Appellate Law services. Click here for information on Legal Research, Writing, and Litigation & Trial Support Services for Attorneys. Lawyer Scott […]

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How To Improve Your Legal Writing By Eliminating Archaic Phrasing Many lawyers are guilty of using excessive legalese in their legal writing. Words and phrases that have long fallen out of fashion in everyday usage nonetheless remain common in the law. There are many reasons for this: some writers think legalese sounds more “lawyerly” or […]

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Rambo-Style Attorney Arguments Cause Reversal of $70 Million Verdict (Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions)

Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected recent opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  Click here to learn more about Scott Edwards’ appellate law services. Multi-Million Dollar Tobacco Verdict Reversed Due To Improper […]

Liability for A Biting Horse, Prejudgment Interest, and Dismissals for Fraud (Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions, July 11-22, 2016)

Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected recent opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the weeks of July 11-22, 2016.  Click here to learn more about Scott Edwards’ appellate law services. […]

What happens to the record if the court reporter dies? (Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions, June 20-July 1, 2016)

Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected recent opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the weeks of June 20-July 1, 2016.  Click here to learn more about Scott Edwards’ appellate law […]

All About Experts – Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions, May 23-June 3, 2016

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the weeks of May 23-June 3, 2016.  Click here to learn more […]

Multimillion Dollar Claim for Lost Profits Affirmed (Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions, May 16-20, 2016)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of May 16-20, 2016.  Click here to learn more about […]

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Florida Supreme Court Declares Worker’s Compensation Attorney Fee Caps Unconstitutional

In the long-awaited opinion in Castellanos v. Next Door Co. (Fla. Apr. 28, 2016), the Florida Supreme Court held in a 5-2 decision that Florida’s Worker’s Compensation Statutes, which set a mandatory fee schedule for claimants’ attorneys, are facially unconstitutional. Most recently amended in 2009, Florida’s Worker’s Compensation statutes mandate a sliding scale for fee awards to […]

Rise of The Procedural Decisions: Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions (February 8-19, 2016)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the weeks of February 8-19, 2016.  Click here to learn more about […]

Sheriff Not Liable For Damages Due to Failure to Corral Horse (Florida Litigation Appellate Opinions (February 1-5, 2016)

Every week, Scott J. Edwards, P.A. brings you this summary of selected opinions issued by Florida’s appellate courts in the previous week, with a focus on opinions discussing civil procedure, appellate procedure, trial practice, evidence, commercial litigation, insurance litigation, technology, and personal injury litigation.  This article covers the week of February 1-5, 2016.  Click here to learn more about […]