Ellen Koehler Lyons

Ellen Koehler Lyons

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Collection Practices Plaintiffs Try End Run Around Florida Punitive Damages Laws

In Florida, debtor-side attorneys are asserting a novel legal argument to bring punitive damages claims at an earlier stage, pursuant to the civil remedies section of Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act, Section...more

9/30/2014 - Debt Collectors Disallowance Defense Punitive Damages

Florida Supreme Court Issues New Offer Of Judgment Decision

Today the Florida Supreme Court issued an extremely important decision regarding proposals for settlement/offers of judgment (“OJs”), made pursuant to section 768.79, Florida Statutes....more

1/11/2013 - Appropriate Equitable Relief Declaratory Judgments Offer of Judgment Settlement

Proposals For Settlement: How To Draft Ones That Will Stick And How To Deal With Them When They Land On Your Desk

In This Presentation: - Offer of Judgment Statutes - 768.79 Offers - Rule 1.442 - What does an OJ include? - Shifting Defendant’s Fees - 768.79 Language - Shifting Plaintiff’s Fees - Subsequent Offers -...more

12/19/2012 - Apportionment Class Action Evidence Fee-Shifting Statutes Offer of Judgment Standard of Review Strict Construction

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