Kimberly Cook Presents a MDFAWL 10th Annual Trial Skills Workshop
Davis Goldman Partner Kimberly Cook recently presented at the MDFAWL – Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers’ 10th Annual Trial Skills Workshop.
The virtual workshop, led by MDFAWL, Judge Migna Sanchez-Llorens, and the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, featured hands-on training and constructive feedback concerning opening statements and closing arguments, direct and cross-examination of witnesses, admission of, and obstructions to evidence, the correct way to impeach, and the return of in-person jury trials.
Jason Goldman moderates Panel for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Leadership Ft. Lauderdale Program
Davis Goldman Co-managing Partner Jason Goldman recently moderated the Judicial Speakers Panel for the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Leadership Ft. Lauderdale Program.
Panelists included Broward County’s Chief Judge Jack Tuter, Circuit Court Judge Stacy Ross, Public Defender Gordon Weekes, Assistant State Attorney Regina Faulk, and Clerk of Court Brenda Foreman. The panelists discussed the administration of justice in Broward County and how budgetary issues and the Covid-19 Pandemic have impacted the Courts, among other issues.
Law firm makes big bet on return to office with leases in Miami, Plantation
The South Florida Business Journal’s Erik Bojnansky covers Davis Goldman’s office expansion in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, as well as the firm’s plans to add attorneys and staff to serve its growing list of individuals, corporate litigation, and general counsel clients.
“Working remotely is fine, but we get better results when we meet in person to brainstorm strategies and come up with really creative solutions for our clients’ legal problems,” says Davis Goldman Co-Managing Partner Aaron Davis.
‘See You in the Hallway’: Underwhelming Attendance Has Some South Florida Law Firms Rethinking Office Return Strategies
The Daily Business Review covers the firm’s highly anticipated office expansion in Fort Lauderdale and Miami! We are adding a new office in Broward County and expanding our office space in Miami to accommodate our growing staff and new attorneys.
Harvey Hernandez’s NGD Homesharing Hit with $963k Judgement
Harvey Hernandez, CEO of NGD Homesharing, who The Real Deal describes as no stranger to litigation, has faced multiple lawsuits from his former partners, including Airbnb.
One such case comes from Cindy Diffenderfer, NGD’s co-founder, 10% equity holder, and former chief marketing officer, who filed a lawsuit against Hernandez and NGD Homesharing in 2019 after blowing the whistle on their conduct. NGD and Hernandez settled that lawsuit in early-2021 but subsequently defaulted on the settlement payments, resulting in final judgments being entered against them in January 2022, awarding Diffenderfer $961k in addition to the $500k Diffenderfer already recovered from payments made under the parties’ settlement agreement.
Davis Goldman partner Jason Goldman represented Diffenderfer in the case against Hernandez and NGD Homesharing. “My client is relieved and thankful that Judge Miller reached the right decision,” he told The Real Deal. “My client deserves what she is receiving now, which is justice.”
Davis Goldman is proud to support nonprofits like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
The holiday season is an exciting time, but it often means the roads are busier. It is more important than ever to practice safe driving during the holidays. If your plans include alcohol or any other impairing substance, designate a non-drinking driver or call an Uber, Lyft, or other means of public transportation.
Davis Goldman is proud to support nonprofits like Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), the nation’s largest nonprofit working to end driving under the influence, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking. For more information on how you can get involved visit https://lnkd.in/eUimij6t.
Ivermectin Litigation is Forcing Judges to Make Medical Decisions for COVID-19 Patients
Courts across the country have allowed hospitals to let COVID-19 patients undergo treatment with Ivermectin. Courts are overruling the warning that the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the American Medical Association have issued against using the drug to treat COVID-19. The use of the unregulated drug has caused many lawsuits to emerge, and is generating concern among health-care lawyers.
“You could have just tried something else and chose not to,” Davis Goldman Partner Aaron Davis told Daily Business Review. “There’s a reason why standards of care are developed and why certain agencies approve medication, and it’s because they go through a series of testing and safety profiles.”
Litigation Finance: New Possibilities for a Maturing Sector
The litigation financing sector is growing, leading to changes impacting litigation, the business of law, and the courts.
Davis Goldman attorney Jason Goldman authors a column for Bloomberg Law on the growing sector of litigation finance. The article highlights how this trend could impact the practice of law moving forward.
“Courts, bar associations, consumers, and financiers will need to become more familiar with these and other issues as the sector expands, which may result in a bumpy but generally more egalitarian environment for claimants and law firms,” he says.
How Driverless, Electric Cars Are Changing Products Liability Litigation
As self-driving cars become more popular, the landscape of car crash legal cases is changing. It is important for plaintiffs in self-driving car crash cases to have a qualified personal injury attorney – someone who has a detailed understanding of how these vehicles are built and what their weaknesses are.
“You need to understand the mechanism of injury much more carefully than you may in a case where you’re dealing with a rear-end incident or a soft tissue injury case,” Davis Goldman Partner Aaron Davis told the Daily Business Review. “I think with the way technology is headed, it lends itself to these higher exposure cases and therefore a more sophisticated understanding of how you litigate those cases.”
Tesla driver who died with a passenger in a fiery crash
Davis Goldman Partner Aaron Davis is representing the family of a Tesla driver who died with a passenger in a fiery crash. Davis said a video taken from behind the Tesla shows the car bottoming out, turning in a manner that can’t be attributed to the driver. He says the car should not have lost control or erupted in a fire like it did. “You cannot market a car for its speed and its coolness and then blame the driver for doing the thing you are marketing.” Davis told the AP. Davis expects a lawsuit will be filed.