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Using the iPhone to track and investigate its owner

  Would you like to know every place someone’s been in the last year?  There’s an app for that.  Apple’s iPhone may be using GPS to track all the places the user takes it. According to CNN, the iPhone stores the data, which is then automatically transferred to a computer when the phone is synched … Continue reading

What are qui tam lawsuits?

Qui Tam (pronunciation: kwày tæm) or whistleblower cases allow private citizens to sue on behalf of the government.  Qui tam is an abbreviation from the Latin “qui tam pro domino rege quam pro sic ipso in hoc parte sequitur” meaning “who as well for the king as for himself sues in this matter.” Qui Tam … Continue reading

Florida continues to hamstring medical malpractice victims

On Monday, May 2, 2011, the House of Representatives passed Bill 479 in an 88-28 vote.  The new legislation hinders medical malpractice victims in three important ways: 1.     The bill establishes a requirement that out-of-state physicians and dentists apply for and obtain a certificate from the Florida Department of Health before providing either verified written medical … Continue reading

Buckle Up – The Florida seat belt defense in automobile accident cases

The common law seat belt defense is now used to demonstrate a plaintiff’s comparative negligence rather than to mitigate his damages.  Florida law was not always this clear.   In Ridley v. Safety Kleen Corporation, the Florida Supreme Court recognized that “there has been some confusion and misunderstanding as to the nature of the so-called seat … Continue reading

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Matthew Mazzarella is a trial attorney at Hannon & Boyers, P.A.


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