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NEGLIGENT SECURITY CASE RESULT: $1.8 Million to Family of Murdered Father

    Del Rio Apartment Complex Owners Ignored Multiple Requests from Staff to Increase Security  Tampa – The companies that once owned the Avesta Del Rio Apartment Complex have agreed to pay the family of 23-year-old murder victim Damian Bowie $1.8 million to settle a negligent security lawsuit.  The lawsuit filed by Douglas McCarron of The Haggard Law Firm (www.haggardlawfirm.com) alleged that the deadly 2014 shooting that claimed Bowie’s life could have been prevented if complex ownership took action after multiple requests by staff members to better secure the property. On March 2, 2014, Bowie visited the Del Rio apartments (5013 E. Sligh Avenue, Tampa) to...

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10 Year Old Drowns In Jacksonville Hotel Pool

Authorities say a 10-year-old girl who was taken to the hospital following a near-drowning at a Jacksonville hotel has died.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office reports the Pensacola girl was swimming at the Hilton Garden Inn pool late Saturday night with three young family members. At some point she went underwater. Two of the children tried to pull her out of the pool, while the third child ran to an employee of the property for help.

When deputies arrived at the hotel, CPR was being performed on the girl. Patrol deputies took over CPR efforts until St. Johns County Fire Rescue paramedics arrived and took the girl to Beaches Baptist. She was then air lifted to Wolfson Children’s Hospital, where she later died.

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Authorities said they believe there were no adults present with the children at the time, and the pool was apparently closed to swimming before the incident.

Christopher Marlowe of The Haggard Law Firm says this most recent tragedy should remind businesses of the imperative responsibility to fully secure their pools.

Haggard Law Negligent Security Presentation at ASIS International Conference

Pictured above is our Todd Michaels conducting one of two negligent security presentations during the 62nd Annual ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits conference. ASIS International is a global community of security practitioners. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the conference currently underway in Orlando. The presentation: How to Avoid a $100,000,000 Verdict Against Your Business. Michaels is also scheduled for a separate presentation during this week's conference. Since 2007, The Haggard Law Firm has litigated more than 155 negligent security cases that have resulted in more than $345 in verdicts and settlement including a $102.7 million verdict in Barrack vs Report...

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Haggard Law Attorneys to Discuss Litigating Accident Cases Involving Uber During CLE Event

The Association for Safe International Travel reports that 37,000 people die in car accidents per year in the United States while another 2.35 million are injured or disabled. An estimated 180,000 people are driving for Uber. That number continues to grow. So with this kind of volume and activity it is inevitable that the number of accidents involving this driving service will rise. So if a personal injury attorney's client was injured in a crash involving Uber, what should the lawyer consider when litigating that case?   That is the topic of discussion that will be lead by Haggard Law attorneys Jason Brenner and Todd...

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McCarron to Discuss The Negligent Security Gameplan at Upcoming National Conference

The Haggard Law Firm's Douglas McCarron will be a feature presenter during The 2016 National Crime Victim Bar Association’s National Conference. The Conference will be held in Philadelphia on September 19-21 in conjunction with the National Center for Victims of Crime’s 2016 National Training Institute. The Institute brings up to 1,001 civil attorneys, victim advocates, criminal justice professionals and law enforcement officers to share their knowledge and experience across disciplines. The training institute emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. The Institute's forum allows for law enforcement, victim...

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Bloomberg Article Highlights Rampant Security Problems at Walmart Stores

Haggard Law Attorney Christopher Marlowe was interviewed and quoted in a just-released Bloomberg Businessweek article highlighting how Walmart’s cost-cutting measures may be directly related to an increased rate of crime at its stores nationwide.  From rape to shoplifting, to kidnapping and murder, the article lays out how police are trying to corral the rampant crime in many of the nation’s number one retailer’s locations. A recent example in the last few weeks, police in Buffalo found a meth lab operating underground of a local Walmart store. Marlowe fought Walmart for several years in a lawsuit he filed in 2010 on behalf of a...

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Attorney Todd Michaels Interviewed About His Published OP-ED “My Son’s Skin”

Haggard Law Firm Attorney Todd Michaels was recently a guest on WEAA-FM 88.9 in Baltimore. Michaels was brought on the "Voice of the Community" to discuss his op-ed My Son's Skin which was published in the Miami Herald.  In the article Michaels discusses his concern as the father of  a black child of what his child will face as he ages. The article was written following the shooting  death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland in November 2014. To listen to Michaels interview click here. The interview begins at 29:07. Here is the original article published in the Miami Herald in December 2015. My Son's Skin Op-ed...

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Haggard Law Firm Attorneys Named 2017 “Best Lawyers”

The attorneys of The Haggard Law Firm have been selected by their peers to be included on the 2017 Best Lawyers in America  list.  William 'Andy' Haggard, Michael Haggard, Douglas McCarron, Christopher Marlowe, Todd Michaels, Jason Brenner and Pedro Echarte were selected for their work in the Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs category. Haggard Law's James Blecke was selected for his exceptional appellant work. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. The methodology behind the per review process is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their...

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Haggard Law Michaels To Speak During Security Professionals’ International Conference

  The Haggard Law Firm's Todd Michaels have been invited to speak at the 62nd Annual ASIS International Conference in Orlando next month.  ASIS International is a global community of security practitioners, each of whom has a role in the protection of assets - people, property, and/or information. The upcoming conference is the organization's largest event of the year. Michaels will present a seminar titled How to Avoid a Million Dollar Verdict Against Your Business and another called Duty and Consequence. ASIS members  represent virtually every industry in the public and private sectors, and organizations of all sizes. From entry-level managers to CSOs to CEOs, from security...

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Haggard Law’s Todd Michaels to Speak at 2016 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute

     The Haggard Law Firm's Todd Michaels is one of the featured speakers at today's 2016 Al J. Cone Advocacy Institute being held through Saturday in Orlando. The Institute is three days of engaging presentations and interactive workshops designed specifically for new personal injury attorneys to advance their trial skills.   Michaels will be part of several workshop panels discussing different elements of the trial process.  Attendees go through the entire trial process from the defense and plaintiff perspective using a case fact pattern.     The event is hosted by the Florida Justice Association is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting...

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