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COVID & Florida Workers’ Comp

Wes Heim – Tampa wheim@eraclides.com In July of 2020 we took a look at the OJCC and the impact of COVID-19 generally (July 2020 Article) and in September I revisited the topic noting some of the emerging litigation trends (September 2020 Article). Just a few months ago, Governor DeSantis of Florida signed Senate Bill 72 […]

Florida’s 2021 COVID Lawsuit Limitation Law

  Wes Heim – Tampa wheim@eraclides.com   Just a few days ago Governor DeSantis signed Senate Bill 72 into law and, in doing so, created a robust shield against the anticipated onslaught of COVID-19 lawsuits within the State of Florida. Generally, the provisions of the law are assured to deflect all but the most egregious […]

COVID-19 and The OJCC

With the pandemic upon us it should be no surprise there has already been a direct impact to the Florida Workers’ Compensation System. Monitoring the OJCC Orders docket closely, I have collected Orders demonstrating how the OJCC has been dealing with the pandemic and associated considerations thus far. Here are just a few cliff notes of what […]

Briefly Speaking – FL Case Law Summaries (6/22/17)

By:                    Ryan M. Knight – Miami Contributor:   Tara Said – Pensacola To receive daily e-mails with case law summaries, please email esantos@eralcides.com JCC ORDERS Teresa Russell v. Residence Inn JCC Holley: Jacksonville District                           Order Date: May 26, 2017 OJCC Case: 16-009566                                              Date of Accident: 02/24/2015 Claimant’s Counsel: Michael Rudolph                E/C’s Counsel:  David Drill […]

FL Case Law Summaries – 4/21/16

BY: Thomas G. Portuallo To receive daily e-mails with case law summaries, e-mail: Esantos@eraclides.com 1ST DCA ORDERS Martha Miles v. City of Edgewater Police Dept./Preferred Governmental Claims Solutions and State of Florida Appeal of the Order from JCC Mark Massey DCA Order Date: April 20, 2016                           Case: 1D15-0165; D/A: 8/3/2011 & 11/29/2011 Appellant’s Counsel: Michael J. […]

FL Case Law Summaries – 4/20/16

BY: Thomas G. Portuallo To receive daily e-mails with case law summaries, e-mail: Esantos@eraclides.com JCC ORDERS Erlan Charles v. R.E. Rich Family Holding Corp./Travelers Insurance JCC Kerr; Miami District; Order Date: April 18, 2016 OJCC Case: 15-021046MGK; D/A: 5/13/2015 Claimant’s Counsel: Clifford Moskowitz Employer/Carrier’s Counsel: Patricia Perez Briefly: PENALTIES AND INTEREST – JCC Kerr found there […]

FL Case Law Summaries – 4/19/16

BY: Thomas G. Portuallo To receive daily e-mails with case law summaries, e-mail: Esantos@eraclides.com 1ST DCA ORDERS Bonnie J. Scott v. Sears Holding Corporate and Sedgwick Claims, as Servicing Agent for AIG Appeal of the Order from JCC McAliley DCA Order Date: April 14, 2016 Case: 1D15-3787; D/A: 10/23/1999 Appellant’s Counsel: Mark Zientz Appellee’s Counsel: Mary […]

FL Case Law Summaries – 1/28/16

BY:  Thomas G. Portuallo JCC ORDERS William VanWinter v. Frank Crum/Broadspire JCC Humphries; Jacksonville District; Order Date: January 26, 2016  OJCC Case: 12-003988RJH; D/A: 10/17/2011 Claimant’s Counsel: Daniel J. Glary Employer/Carrier’s Counsel: J. Craig Delesie, Jr. Briefly: ATTORNEY’S FEES – JCC Humphries found claimant’s counsel was not entitled to attorney’s fees because the Petition for […]

FL Case Law Summaries – 1/27/16

BY:     Thomas G. Portuallo 1ST DCA ORDERS Nick Panebianco, Esq., the former attorney for the Employee/Claimant/Elizabeth Vasquez v. Jackson Health System and Cannon Cochran Management Services, Inc., and Elizabeth Vasquez Appeal of the Order from JCC Rosen DCA Order Date: January 25, 2016                       Case: 1D14-5501; D/A: 11/3/2007 Appellant’s Counsel: Nick Panebianco and Wendy […]