TAMPA – Tampa attorney Dennis A. Lopez was appointed to the Florida Bar Code and Rules of Evidence Committee earlier this month. Lopez joins 44 other Florida attorneys serving on the committee, which plays an important role in determining the rules that govern the admission and consideration of evidence in Florida's courts.
TALLAHASSEE – Florida's Supreme Court on Aug. 30 is scheduled to hear oral arguments regarding the clarity of statements insurance companies include in no-fault auto insurance policies regarding the amount and method they use to reimburse medical services providers for treating patients injured in auto accidents. Differing opinions in recent lower court decisions paved the way to the Supreme Court hearing.
TALLAHASSEE – The 1st District Court of Appeals on July 26 denied a suggestion for certification that would have enabled a lawsuit in which Citizens for Strong Schools, Fund Education Now and several individual plaintiffs were seeking to bypass the appellate court and proceed directly to the Florida Supreme Court.
Residents of Monroe County will be represented by a new Senator in the State Congress come November elections, when that latest Congressional redistricting goes into effect.