Articles and Blog Posts From January 2017
Florida Passes New Laws to Combat a Growing Drug Abuse ProblemFollowing the 2016 election, Florida has passed several laws aimed at reducing Florida’s growing prescription drug and over-the-counter drug abuse problem. Some these laws are aimed at healthcare policies and their respective benefits. With the rising number of opioid addiction cases in the state of Florida, Florida legislators have taken steps to limit this growth, and reduce the number of drug abuse… Read more
New Year Means New Laws in FloridaFlorida Governor Rick Scott signed all but three of the 272 bills that came to his desk during the 2016 legislative session. While 67 went into effect immediately upon receiving the signature of the governor and another 159 took effect on July 1, three bills became effective at the start of 2017. The three new laws in Florida include the following: Senate Bill 422 (SB 422) -- Signed by Governor… Read more
How the "Internet of Things" Could Become a LiabilityJames Bates of Bentonville, Arkansas claims he woke up on November 22, 2015 to find his friend, Victor Collins, dead in his hot tub. At about 9:30 AM Bates called 911 to report that he found the body after a night of heavy drinking with Collins and another friend.  Bates claims to have no memory of what occurred, but the state of Arkansas contends that there is evidence of a struggle and a… Read more
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CS/SB 494 - Compensation of Victims of Wrongful Incarceration May 11, 2017 Finally Getting Rid of Clean Hands? What happens when a prisoner is wrongfully accused of a crime? We can hardly deny that prison, for any length of time,… read more
Florida Criminal Hazing Accusations Apr 25, 2017 Hazing under Fla. Stat. § 1006.63 At many colleges, universities, and post-secondary institutions, hazing is a rite of passage that allows one to cross… read more