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Perpetual Trial Mode

  For a small law firm, we sure do try a lot of cases. We tried nine cases in 2015, with a record of four wins, four losses, and one draw. We tried nine more cases in 2016, with a record of six wins and three losses. In 2017, so far, we have tried two…

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Steve O’Hara Wins Defense Verdict (Zero Verdict)

On October 17, 2013, a jury in Duval County, Florida, returned a complete defense verdict (zero verdict) in favor of our client, the defendant, on the issue of causation. The plaintiff was a 47-year-old woman who sued our client, alleging neck, back, and right shoulder injuries culminating in right shoulder surgery. She claimed medical expenses…

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Michael Regan Wins Favorable Jury Verdict For Insurer in UM Lawsuit

On August 21, 2013, a jury returned a favorable verdict for Michael Regan’s client, an insurance company, in a lawsuit for uninsured motorist coverage benefits. The plaintiff was a 25-year-old woman who claimed that she sustained permanent neck and back injuries and post-concussive syndrome, including a herniated disc in her neck, after a moderate-impact collision…

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Deborah Halvorsen Honored as Trial Lawyer

Congratulations to Deborah Halvorsen on her election to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Deborah was previously honored by the Florida Bar certifying her as a civil trial specialist. Now, she has been elected to one of the most prestigious invitation-only trial advocacy organizations. Membership is limited to trial lawyers of high personal character…

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Florida Supreme Court extends implied warranty of habitability to neighborhood infrastructure, but a Florida statute limits the effect of the decision — by Steve O’Hara

In Maronda Homes, Inc. v. Lakeview Reserve Homeowners Ass’n, 2013 LEXIS 1430, 2013 WL 3466814, 38 Fla. Law Weekly S573 (Fla., July 11, 2013), the court held that the implied warranty of habitability (fitness and merchantability) applies not only to new homes but also to neighborhood infrastructure improvements (roads, drainage systems, etc.) that provide essential…

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Steve O’Hara Wins Judgment for Fees and Costs

  On October 27, 2014, the circuit court in St. Johns County entered judgment in favor of Steve O’Hara’s client (the defendant), and against the plaintiffs, for litigation costs and attorneys’ fees totaling almost $140,000. This was the final outcome of a lawsuit for bodily injury damages sustained by the plaintiff in a motor vehicle…

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Favorable Verdict Featured in DRI Newsletter

Steve O’Hara’s favorable defense verdict from February 26, 2013, was featured in the “And The Defense Wins” section of the June 26, 2013, edition of The Voice, DRI’s weekly e-newsletter. To read more about this verdict, click here.

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Steve O’Hara Wins Fifth Jury Trial in Six Months

On June 4, 2013, Steve O’Hara won his fifth jury verdict in five cases he tried to verdict in the last six months. This case involved a very unusual issue for a jury trial – whether the plaintiff and the defendant’s liability insurance adjuster reached an oral settlement agreement. The plaintiff had suffered horrific injuries…

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We Share Our Knowledge

Deborah Halvorsen, Jeri O’Hara, and Steve O’Hara made a presentation on May 13, 2013, to a liability insurer about defending motor vehicle accident claims in Northeast Florida. They shared their knowledge with a room full of claims professionals on subjects such as the pros and cons of removing cases to federal court, the practical aspects…

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Another Defense Verdict

Jeff Humphries and J.D. Morgan received a defense verdict for their clients in Circuit Court in Clay County, Florida, on March 13, 2013. The plaintiff, claiming assault, battery, and automobile negligence following an alleged road rage incident, asked the jury for over 2 million dollars, clearly aiming for a substantial pain and suffering award. We…

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