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Can a Lawyer and Judge be Friends on Facebook?

It is Facebook official! The Florida Supreme Court just ruled 4-3 that a judge and a litigator could be friends on Facebook without being subject to disqualification. See Law Offices of Herssein and Herssein PA et al. v. United Services Automobile Association, Case number SC17-1848, in the Supreme Court of Florida. The issue arose […]

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Henderson Franklin Welcomes Stetson University Law Graduate Madison Allen

Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A., is pleased to announce that Attorney Madison Allen has joined the firm’s Tort & Insurance Litigation Department. She returns to the firm after serving as a Summer Associate in 2017. Allen will focus her practice on premises liability, construction litigation, personal injury defense, intellectual property, and […]

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Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert, Reaffirms Frye

In a 4-3 split decision, the Florida Supreme Court has just reaffirmed in no uncertain terms, that Florida courts are to apply the Frye standard to determine the admissibility of expert or scientific evidence. DeLisle v. Crane Co., (Fla., October 15, 2018). Justice Canady wrote the dissent challenging the jurisdiction of […]

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