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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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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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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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Michael Haggard Named to 2016 Florida Legal Elite List

Managing Partner Michael Haggard has been named to the 2016 Florida Trend  Magazine Legal Elite list. Attorneys selected to the list are chosen for recognition by their peers. Florida Trend invited all in-state members of the Florida Bar to participate. Lawyers were asked to name attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Haggard is also a member of the Legal Elite Hall of Fame which is comprised of a distinguished group of attorneys who have consistently earned high rankings from their peers in the annual Legal Elite voting.   Click here to read more about Michael Haggard...

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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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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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Call For Pool Safety Standards For Cruise Industry After Young Child Nearly Drowns

An 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after nearly drowning in a pool on Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas cruise ship Thursday afternoon. The Coast Guard said the boy had been in the water for 8 to 10 minutes before cruise officials found him, the Associated Press reports. Medical representatives performed CPR on him before a helicopter landed on the ship to take him to a hospital, company officials told Today. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family that has been changed by this tragedy. We hold public pools, community pools and private pools to high codes and industry standards across the United...

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Haggard Law Conducts Negligent Security Seminar During the FJA Convention

Haggard Law Conducts Negligent Security Seminar During the FJA Convention this Week Todd Michaels lead a seminar yesterday during the 2016 Florida Justice Association's Annual Convention in Palm Beach. Michaels discussed the ins and outs of trying a negligent security case in Florida.   The seminar was part of the FJA's Young Lawyers Seminar Series. Michaels is currently an FJA board member, the Miami-Dade County Vanguard Chair and will begin a term on the organization's Executive Committee next week. Recently, Michaels delivered a $1 million settlement to the family of Miguel Pilotos in a negligent security case. The 71-year-old was gunned down in a...

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NEGLIGENT SECURITY CASE RESULT: $1 million in settlement

NEGLIGENT SECURITY CASE RESULT: Family of 71-year-old man murdered in parking lot of Opa Locka supermarket to receive $1 million in settlement with the businesses’ owners   Victim’s wife of 25 years hopes result of lawsuit will drive other businesses to increase security measures   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...

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Evidence Development In Negligent Security Cases

Authored By The Haggard Law Firm’s Christopher L. Marlowe When you argue that your client’s injuries could have been prevented through the use of reasonable security measures, the defendant will claim those measures are excessive or unnecessary. So what are reasonable measures, and how can you help the jury view the case through your eyes? You must first go to the crime scene and begin reviewing any security efforts that the defendant undertook. A crucial part of evidence development in these cases is examining the premises and putting the security measures into context. For example, a client was stabbed to death in...

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