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Florida’s Stand Your Ground law needs clarification


Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, before a Senate Judiciary … (Read Full Article Here)

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Legal weed?


To supporters, the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana in Florida is clear. (Read Full Article Here)

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KEL law firm under fire after multiple complaints to Florida bar


It’s the same story dozens of others have told the Better Business Bureau, the Florida bar and Eyewitness News over the last couple of years. (Read Full Article Here) 

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Lawsuit could provide Martin payday


A Florida law — Evidencing Prejudice While Committing Offense — provides the legal foundation for a civil lawsuit that would seek to assess … (Read Full Article Here)

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Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law Stood Its Ground Against Attack


By an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 11-2, theFlorida House Criminal Justice Committee defeated House … (Read Full Article Here)

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Fitch: Florida Law Could Provide Boost for P&C Insurers


Fitch: Florida Law Could Provide Boost for P&C Insurers. New legislation is designed to target the abuse of Florida’s no-fault insurance system, … (Read Full Article Here)

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Florida Fights To Join 48 States In Safety Seat Law


Forty-eight states have laws requiring children older than 3 to be restrained in a booster seat. Florida is not one of them. This year, Rep. (Read Full Article Here)

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Sarasota Lawyers Recognize Interns


The Sarasota County Bar Association’s Diversity Committee honored Richard R. Garland Diversity Scholarship interns Dena Daniels, Jamie Pasquali and Sara Calabrese at a recent luncheon. Scholarship recipients receive 10 weeks of on-the-job experience as summer employees at private law firms and governmental and judicial agencies with the goal of returning to Sarasota to live and work upon graduation. At the conclusion of the internship, the students receive $4,000 awarded to their law school to further their education. The scholarship initiative is a collaborative effort of the bar association and the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. (Read Full Article Here)

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Resources Available on the Aging and Disability Resource Center’s Technical Assistance Exchange Website


Now available for viewing and download on the Aging and Disability Resource Center’s Technical Assistance Exchange website are presentations and resource lists made by the Administration for Community Living and the Veterans Administration, sharing information about their networks and available services.  These presentations are part of an ongoing effort to expand collaborations and information-sharing among federal agencies and programs.  Long-Term Care Ombudsmen will find useful information related to veterans’ issues and benefits in the materials. To access the materials, click here.

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CMS Updates Survey Guidelines Regarding Use of Antipsychotic Medications in Dementia Care


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated survey guidelines regarding nursing homes’ use of antipsychotic medications for dementia care.  The interim guidance revises Appendix P and Appendix PP of the State Operations Manual.  The Appendix P update includes new surveyor tasks to ensure that survey samples include enough residents who have dementia and who are taking an antipsychotic medication.  Updates on Appendix PP include new interpretive guidance related to care of residents with dementia, including medication use.  For more information, read the article in McKnight’s.

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