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New Rules For Expert Testimony Considered By Legislature

The Florida House of Representatives are sick of hired guns being brought into the state for lawsuits and took aim at those outside experts in a new bill passed Friday.

CBS4–02/24/2012

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Miami Jury Awards $3 Million In Day Care Sex Abuse Case

A Miami-Dade County jury has awarded $3 million to a nine-year-old girl who was sexually abused as a preschooler at Discovery Day Care in Miami in 2008.

CBS4–01/18/2012

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Closing Arguments Set For Civil Trial In Daycare Sex Abuse Case

Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday afternoon in a civil lawsuit stemming from the 2008 case of a 5-year-old girl who alleged she was sexually abused by the teenage son of a teacher at a Miami day care center.

CBS4–01/17/2012

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Family Of Slain Dillard High Student Settles With Broward School Bd.

The Broward County School Board has settled a civil lawsuit filed by the family of Amanda Collette, the 15-year-old girl who was gunned down in the hallway of her Fort Lauderdale high school by a heartbroken classmate.

CBS4–09/09/2011

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Medical Malpractice In Legislature’s Crosshairs

Florida lawmakers are pushing tort reform front and center as they consider a proposal that would shield hospitals from malpractice lawsuits if they contract with doctors who end up harming patients.

CBS4–03/08/2011