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Amid Vape Panic, Lawsuits Proliferate

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Vice recently ran an article on what it called the Great American Vape Panic. How did it start? Apparently, a number of individuals began turning up in hospitals with severe lung damage, lung bleeds, and some even died due to a toxic solution that found its way onto the black market in the U.S…. Read More »

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Florida Legislature Debates Granny Cams in Nursing Homes

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

More states are lining up to force nursing homes to allow loved ones to set up “granny cams” in their rooms to prevent elder abuse. Nursing homes have broad latitude when it comes to what is and is not allowed in one of their patient’s rooms. This allows them to legally prohibit family members… Read More »

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Is Rape Case Against Brown Really a ‘Money Grab’?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

As American football enthusiasts debate the Antonio Brown case, Brown’s accuser and former trainer has come under fire for going forward with a civil suit. While this may, on the surface, seem like a money grab, as Brown would have us believe, there are other (better) ways of grabbing money. Brown’s accuser could have,… Read More »

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Man Accused of Wrongful Death / Huffing While Driving

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

File this one under the unfortunate chronicles of The Florida Man. Paul Streater got into his Chevy Silverado pickup truck after huffing a can of compressed air and proceeded to drive his vehicle directly into a Dodge Caravan at 107 miles per hour. He killed everyone inside. Jorge C. Raschiotto, his sister Veronica, and… Read More »

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Video Shows Semi Striking Church Van

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A truly disturbing video shows a semi-truck striking a church van killing five children on their way to Disney World. While it’s not clear why the accident happened, the driver appears to have lost control of the truck and the video shows the truck swerving out of control directly into the van. One survivor… Read More »

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Juul Hit With E-Cig Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

The e-cigarette manufacturer, Juul, is facing two product liability suits in federal courts and possibly many more. Juul has petition the government to consolidate the multi-district cases, but so far, no decision has been made. Juul is one of a number of e-cigarette manufacturers who are being targeted by state governments around the country… Read More »

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Kia is Catching Fire (In a Bad Way)

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

In February of 2019, Hyundai and Kia issued a recall on several of their vehicles after it became apparent that they were catching fire for no apparent reason. As a result, over half a million vehicles had to be recalled. These included: Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Kia Sorento, and Sportage… Read More »

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Texting While Driving Now Illegal Across Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

While most states have already enacted texting-while-driving laws, Florida has only recently placed a law on the books making texting while driving a primary offense. In other words, you can now be pulled over if a police officer catches you operating your motor vehicle while you are texting. Before this law took effect, police… Read More »

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Bizarre Traffic Death Prompts Multiple Lawsuits

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A San Rafael man crashed into a tractor-trailer in his Mercedes. For some reason, the man decided to flee on foot from the scene of the accident. He hopped over a median wall and fell 150 feet to his death. Now, everyone is scratching their head to try to figure out who to sue…. Read More »

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Tiger Woods Wrongful Death Lawsuit Brings Up Questions of Bar Liability

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Golf legend Tiger Woods owns a restaurant in Jupiter that is now being sued in a wrongful death action in which a former employee whose family claims he was an alcoholic drank for three hours after his shift and attempted to drive home. Florida has very clear “dram shop” laws that insulate proprietors of… Read More »