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The Florida Supreme Court was asked to consider whether four female students at a school in South Florida should be allowed to proceed to trial with their lawsuit against a teacher and the county school board, alleging negligence for sexual molestation that reportedly occurred.crying

The personal injury lawsuit was originally filed in July 2006 by the four students and their parents. In a third amended complaint, filed in 2011, respondents alleged claims of negligent supervision, negligent retention, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Respondents also filed a claim for violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which centers on the prohibition of sex discrimination by entities that receive federal education dollars.

The school board sought to remove the Title IX claim (and another claim not relevant), arguing that this particular claim was prohibited at this point by the statute of limitations because it didn’t relate to the original filing. Continue reading →

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Fort Myers is a tourist destination, and those engaging in an array of outdoor activities – kayaking, parasailing, waterskiing, skydiving, boating, hiking, bicycling and more – are taking on some level of inherent risk. rafting

When these trips are part of organized events, participants assume a degree of risk by choosing to be involved. Legally, this is called “assumption of risk.” However, this does not absolve companies from taking reasonable measures to keep customers safe. That involves abiding industry standards as well as local laws and regulations.

When a person is injured in these type of activities, it’s important for tourists to consult with a local personal injury attorney, familiar with Florida civil law.  Continue reading →