Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida 33409-6601, United States

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Direct & Circumstantial Evidence – It snowed last night?

If you went to bed without snow on the ground; slept soundly all night and awoke to a snow covered ground all around you, what could you reasonable say? It snowed. You did not have to actually see the activity of snow…more
| Civil Procedure

Penalties for Spoliation of “Tangible Objects”

Sometimes three red groupers are a “tangible object”, but mostly they are just, well, uh, fish. In the summer of 2007, boat owner and Captain, John Yates was leading a fishing trip on his boat, the “Miss Katie”…more
| Criminal Law

The Burden of Proof -- What must plaintiffs prove to win their case? [Video]

Attorney Brian Denney discusses the "burden of proof" in a civil case; including the concept of "preponderance of the evidence" in a civil case and how that affects the outcome in a case. Attorney Denney reflects on the…more
| Civil Procedure, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Advertising Leaders: Come Clean with Industry Fraud

“Warning: The Internet advertising market is dangerous, unregulated and crawling with bots, scammers and questionable traffic. There’s a serious risk a quarter of your ads will never be seen by a real person. And even the…more
| Communications & Media Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Stryker Enters Settlement and will Pay $1.43B to Settle Hip Implant Cases

Howmedica Osteonics Corp. (“Stryker Orthopaedics”), a subsidiary of Stryker Corporation, and Court-appointed committees of attorneys representing Rejuvenate Modular-Neck and ABG II Modular-Neck plaintiffs in New Jersey…more
| Civil Remedies, Products Liability

’Tis the Season for Data Breaches, Identity Theft

As U.S. consumers head into the shopping season – the weather is getting cooler, and the holidays are getting closer – it is a good idea to take extra precautions to protect bank accounts, credit cards and personal identity…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

E-Discovery Cases — Herding Cats would be easier

Two disturbing cases for different, but similar reasons. When did parties jump from collection and culling of documents to simply turning over all possible evidence blindly and relying on a claw back agreement to protect…more
| Civil Procedure, Electronic Discovery

How Big Tobacco Handles Lawsuits -- Attrition and Wait for Deaths [Video]

Jack Scarola, Tobacco attorney and partner of Searcy Denney explains how tobacco fights a war in which they try to wear down plaintiffs; out spend plaintiffs and wait for plaintiffs to die…more
| Personal Injury

Using Work Hours as Volunteer Hours Becoming Part of Corporate Culture

The hip shoe and sunglasses company TOMS has set the bar for giving back to the community through its One for One movement. The Southern California-based business helps someone in need for every product it sells and, since its…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Wisconsin Court Dismisses Hip Implant Suit Against Zimmer

On August 8, 2014, a Wisconsin federal court dismissed a case based on a defective hip implant because it found that it did not have jurisdiction over a case which did not state a basis for federal jurisdiction…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability

Boston Scientific Transvaginal Mesh Case Time Barred

On July 11, 2014, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, ruled that a lawsuit filed against Boston Scientific in connection with its Obtryx transvaginal mesh…more
| Personal Injury

Does my lawyer really get to “select” my jury before a trial?

I often have clients ask me before trial whether I will be able to “select” their jury. This question usually stems from the phrase we hear often on television and elsewhere pertaining to “jury selection.”…more
| Personal Injury

Ongoing Reglan Litigation — New Appellate Ruling

Earlier this week, a Missouri appeals court issued an opinion that will hopefully have a significant impact on ongoing litigation against the manufacturers of metoclopramide, the generic version of Reglan. In this latest case,…more
| Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Brand Name Drug Maker Can be Liable for Injuries from a Generic Version

The Alabama Supreme Court in Wyeth v. Weeks has reaffirmed its ruling in a case questioning whether a brand-name drug maker can be held liable for injuries from a generic version. Plaintiffs Danny and Vicki Weeks sued…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability

Covidien and C.R. Bard Could Be Moving Toward Mesh Settlement

Covidien is not one of the large names associated with pelvic mesh lawsuits. There are 65,000 product liability lawsuits consolidated in a federal court in West Virginia filed by women alleging life-altering complications from…more
| Products Liability
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