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Punitive damages are damages awarded in a civil case.  These are damages that go above and beyond simply compensating the wronged party, they are intended to punish the wrongdoer.  In Florida tort law punitive damages are only available to a claimant if the claimant can show: Intentional Misconduct, or Gross Negligence Intentional Misconduct Intentional misconduct […]Continue reading

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In the last few weeks we’ve seen the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, a “free speech” rally in Boston, and similar rallies in San Francisco and Berkeley today. That’s got talking heads throwing around the phrases “First Amendment” and “free speech.” This isn’t a political opinion piece; you can find those elsewhere. Instead, […]Continue reading

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