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Defending Class Action Lawsuits

Have you been served with a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) class action? If so, several questions come to mind: What is the TCPA? Why am I being sued? How do I make this TCPA lawsuit go away without destroying my business? By way of background, the TCPA was enacted in 1991 and, with some… Read More »

Defending Property Owners When Serious Construction Accidents Happen

Has a construction worker been injured while working on your property?  If so, several questions come to mind: Will I be sued? Do I have enough insurance? Could the millions of dollars sought by plaintiffs’ attorneys for alleged wrongful death or catastrophic injuries put me out of business?  What did I do wrong? Will the… Read More »

Is There Still A Right To Setoff Settlement Amounts Paid By A Co-Defendant In A Negligence Case Involving Multiple Defendants

Florida Statute § 768.81, titled “Comparative Fault”, provides a statutory scheme for determining damages in a “negligence action” and apportioning these damages if there are multiple parties involved.  The statute expressly defines a “negligence action” as including, without limitation, “a[ny] civil action for damages based upon a theory of negligence, strict liability, products liability, professional… Read More »

Florida’s Open House Party Statute: Don’t Be The “Cool” Parents!

Many of our friends have “kids” who are in the 18-20 year old range.  Whether they are older high school students or younger college students, many of them want to have “a few friends over” to Mom and Dad’s house.  Spring Break, graduation and summer are approaching and many parents are under pressure to allow… Read More »

Attorney Ric Keller Discusses State Attorney Aramis Ayala’s Decision To Sue Governor Rick Scott

Check out Ric Keller on this morning’s Fox 35 segment as he discusses recent news of State Attorney, Aramis Ayala’s decision to sue Florida Governor, Ric Scott.   https://www.fox35orlando.com/good-day/248107537-video  

Issues To Consider If Your Personal Injury Claimant Is A Medicare Beneficiary, And Is Being Treated Under Letters Of Protection

One of the more challenging aspects of successful claims resolution arises in situations where a personal injury claimant receives medical care and treatment pursuant to letters of protection.  A letter of protection (“LOP”), of course, is an arrangement which allows the injured claimant to obtain medical care in exchange for a promise to pay for… Read More »

Construction Liens:  How Do You Prove The Date Of “Final Furnishing?”

  Most construction folks in Florida know that to lien a job, the lienor must file its lien within 90 days of ….something.  An unpaid lienor usually starts focusing on this question sometime after its pay application hasn’t been paid for a month or so – not later, we hope. In fact, the lien must… Read More »

Chris Hill Receives Golden Gavel Award

HRKM Partner, Chris Hill, was recently awarded Westfield Insurance Company’s Golden Gavel Award! Presented by Jim Schumaker, the Golden Gavel was given to Chris for his outstanding handling of a claim on behalf of Westfield. We want to congratulate Chris on receiving this honor!

Happy Holidays from Everyone at HRKM

Wishing you and your family happiness this Holiday Season and throughout the coming year from all of us at Hill, Rugh, Keller & Main!

HRKM Owner, Chris Hill Participates in Charity Golf Scramble

HRKM Owner and Partner, Chris Hill and friends participated in BASE Camp Children’s Cancer Foundation‘s Golf Scramble this past weekend. HRKM was honored to sponsor this organization which supports children and their families going though the challenge of living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.