Florida Supreme Court Rules Arbitration Provision in Medical Contract Against Public Policy

In a recent decision, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled against a medical provider’s attempt to further restrict an injured’s rights to recovery in a medical malpractice claim. The case Franks v. Gary John Bowers, M.D., et al., No. SC11-1258, dated June 20, 2013, is an appeal from a lower court’s decision compelling arbitration under … Read More

Second Circuit Rules Overtime Wages Recoverable for Crew Members Under Maintenance and Cure

  On June 25, 2013, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of injured crew members in its decision Padilla v. Maersk Lines, Ltd., Docket Number 12-834-cv. Full opinion can be found here. This is an important decision in favor or the crew members who have seen their protection limited by Collective Bargaining … Read More

“Cup-tashrophy” – Royal Carribean Cruise’s Exploding Cup Problem in the Windjammer

  Royal Caribbean cruise passengers are faced with a new problem aboard its ships – Exploding Cups. Passengers are provided cups in the Windjammer Café to be used for a variety of drinks, but the problematic ones appear to be the ones used for hot water. There have been numerous reports of passengers having cups … Read More

Fischer Law Firm Wins the Dade County Bar Association’s 13th Annual Charity Co-Ed Softball Tournament

  This past weekend, on March 8, 2014, the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section held its 13th Annual Charity Co-Ed Softball Tournament at Tropical Park in Miami, Florida.  Primarily sponsored by U.S. Legal Support, the net proceeds from the tournament went to benefit the Miami Foundation, a charitable organization that provides millions of dollars in grants … Read More