Laurie Briggs

Laurie Briggs

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

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Falling Furniture — Get a Hold On It Before They Do

CPSC Issues National Campaign To Curb Accidents from Falling Furniture - One child dies every two weeks from falling furniture in the home, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The public became very much...more

7/19/2016 - Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Furniture Industry IKEA Product Recalls Safety Standards

Sometimes we get to see miracles…

I returned from being out of town for work for most of the week, tired from traveling across the country, when my cell phone rang. I answered to hear the high-pitched, somewhat squeaky, but excited voice of Hannah Sames say,...more

6/14/2016 - Genetic Materials Health Care Providers Popular

Drones in Florida — New Laws and Regulations

If you are one of the cool kids, or cool adults, or a techie, you might have received a drone for a gift during the past year. Like a toy out of the future, drones allow observation from above and afar. They are very cool....more

7/22/2015 - Drones Invasion of Privacy Privacy Concerns Surveillance

Forced Arbitration Pervades Contractual Agreements, Binding Consumers

Margaret Jane Radin, author of Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law, is of the point of view that the American court system is “allowing contract to gobble up tort.” In other words, the 37-year...more

3/5/2015 - Arbitration Boilerplate Language Contract Drafting Legislative Agendas

Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: What Else the Hobby Lobby Decision means

Whether you are a friend or foe of the Hobby Lobby decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court this past Monday, citizens must know the very real and far-reaching consequences of the decision. This...more

7/16/2014 - Affordable Care Act Burwell v Hobby Lobby Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Employee Rights Employer Mandates Health Insurance Healthcare Hobby Lobby Religious Freedom Restoration Act SCOTUS

In ESI Discovery: Are keywords, concepts and other searches simply antiques?

The discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) is loaded with potential pitfalls and failure unless the parties add two components to the mix: cooperation and collaboration. Lacking those components, ESI discovery,...more

7/15/2014 - Discovery Electronically Stored Information Predictive Coding

One step closer to safer children in Florida

Earlier this week, the Florida Senate Transportation Committee unanimously passed SB 518, which would require children between the ages of four and seven to be restrained in a booster seat while in a car. This is a big step...more

3/7/2014 - Children's Products Safety Laws Seatbelts

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