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Prestigious Honor for Haggard Law’s Brenner from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

  In a ceremony to be held on November 5th, The Haggard Law Firm's Jason Brenner will receive the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's  40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida award. Brenner was nominated by his peers for this honor. This is the second consecutive year a Haggard Law Firm attorney was named to this list. Last year,  attorney Pedro Echarte was awarded the same honor. The gala event recognizing 40 outstanding lawyers of South Florida under the age of 40 and benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held at Florida International University.   For more information on attending the event, please contact: Stephanie...

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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.

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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7 Shot in Jacksonville Apartment Complex With History of Murder/Violent Crime and Poor Security

The article below from The Florida Times Union details the latest on a mass shooting at the Eureka Garden Apartment Complex in Jacksonville. The media reports that 7 people were shot by at least three gunmen. Shots fired and people getting shot at the Eureka Garden Apartments is on ongoing problem. The complex has had multiple homicides and violent crimes over the past few years, including the murder of 22-year-old Christopher Cornelio (pictured above with his parents). Haggard Law Firm attorneys Douglas McCarron and Jason Brenner currently represent  Cornelio's family, including his young son, in a civil suit against the property's...

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Jumpstart Success With These Case Building Efforts

By: Christopher Marlowe, The Haggard Law Firm Preparing to exceed the burden of proof and maximizing damages begins at client signup. The defense counsel has a head start. From the moment of loss, the defendant has secured or destroyed evidence, interviewed witnesses, researched the client, developed theories of defense, comparative fault, and otherwise played five or six key chess moves before plaintiff counsel even knew they were in the game. Assuming the defendant is tireless and meticulous in its work is the only safe and essential assumption plaintiff counsel should make when preparing a case. Regardless of the cause of action, assume that...

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Haggard Law $1 Million Settlement in Negligent Security Case Featured in Daily Business Review

  Today's copy of Daily Business Review has a feature on a recent $1 million settlement in a negligent security case lead by our Todd Michaels.  DBR ARTICLE   Background on the case: Opa Locka, Florida – The owners of the Top Value Supermarket in Opa Locka have agreed to a payout of $1 million to the Estate of Miguel Pilotos, who was gunned down on the property during a robbery Aug. 21, 2013. The 71-year-old man was simply picking up groceries when he was shot at the supermarket located on Northwest 137th street and northwest 27th avenue. The crime was caught on camera. The gunman rode up...

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Common Conditions that Give Rise to a Premises Liability Case

Common Conditions that Give Rise to a Premises Liability Case By Douglas McCarron, The Haggard Law Firm In my experience, the most common condition in any premises liability case is the lack of guardianship of the property.  In most instances, the property owner and/or manager fails to put in place policies and procedures that ensure that the premises is kept in a reasonably safe condition.  For example, in many negligent security cases it becomes obvious that the owner and management fail to do anything that assesses violent crime occurring at the property.  Without knowing what type of crime is happening, it is...

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All Haggard Law Firm Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers List

The Haggard Law Firm's William Haggard, Michael Haggard, Douglas McCarron, Christopher Marlowe, Todd Michaels and James Blecke have all been named to the 2016 Super Lawyers List.             Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluations. Click here for Bios of Haggard Law Firm Attorneys The Haggard Law Firm's Jason Brenner and Pedro Echarte were included in the 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list.       ...

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