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Featured in the May/June 2011 Issue Partner’s Perspective Attorney Charles B. Jimerson Named Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up and Comer New Law Blogs Curiosities, Ruminations and Various Eccentricities of Firm Biz Click to read.
Proposals for settlement are a very effective tool to bring contested litigation to a mutually agreeable resolution. If utilized by a Plaintiff, it can create a fee mechanism where a basis may not otherwise exist. When a plaintiff is considering a proposal for settlement, there are specific procedures which must be followed in order for the proposal to be valid and enforceable if accepted. If the proposal is not accepted by the defendant and the procedure is followed correctly, a plaintiff may still be able to secure attorneys’ fees and costs associated with the litigation thereafter.
Jacksonville, Fla. – June 15, 2011 – For the second year in a row, managing shareholder Charles B. Jimerson was named a Florida Trend Legal Elite Up and Comer, a designation that names the top lawyers in the state under the age of 40 or in practice fewer than 10 […]
When the economy begins to slow, consumers often begin to fall behind in payments and businesses commonly turn to debt collection agencies, or attorneys, to obtain payment on past due invoices. While this is an unfortunate circumstance, both for creditors and debtors, it can be made much worse through abusive collection practices and FDCPA violations.
Many people believe that by virtue of holding ownership of a property, the owner may convey the property as they wish. This is not always the case when an individual is married. A home may be owned by only one spouse. The owner of the home may choose to sell or convey the marital home to another individual, without the consent of his or her spouse. In situations such as these, the spouse who failed to give consent, or the “non-joined” spouse, may have a claim invalidating the conveyance through claiming the homestead exemption.
Many individuals and companies don’t read their insurance policies until an event has occurred and they need to recover for losses under the policy. Sometimes, an individual or company will file a claim with their insurance company, only to be rejected coverage due to an exclusionary provision.
Featured in the April 2011 Issue Partner’s Perspective J&C Named of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Jacksonville New Law Blogs Curiosities, Ruminations and Various Eccentricities of Firm Biz Click to read.
By: James D. Stone, III, Esq.
So you have made the decision to go through with a law suit against an individual or entity debtor that owes you money and are ready to effectuate service of process. But what happens when the debtor does not reside in Florida or is concealing its where abouts? Generally, Florida law requires that process be served personally upon a person. Fla. Stat. § 48.031(1)(a) (2008). However in some limited circumstances, Florida law permits service of process by substitute methods of service. These alternate methods of service are especially implicated in situations where attempts to locate a defendant fail. One of these methods is service upon the Secretary of State of Florida. However, this method of service is limited to specific circumstances defined by statute. To read more click the title. . .
Jimerson & Wilson hosted a mock foreclosure trial put on by the Mock Trial Team of Florida Coastal School of Law on April 8 at the Florida Coastal campus.