Boyd & Jenerette Shareholders Kristen Van der Linde and Mark Eckels have been selected as Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers for 2014 and will be recognized in the 2014 Edition of Georgia's Legal Leaders.
Georgia's Legal Leaders is a special, once-a-year stand-alone magazine appearing in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Daily Report, The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel and The National Law Journal.
Only a select group of Georgia Lawyers are recognized in this publication, for their legal abilities and professional ethical standards.
Boyd & Jenerette Shareholder Mark Eckels will be presenting at the 4th Annual Defense Base Act Seminar presented by Advanced Consulting Inc.
This year the seminar will focus on the legal and practical aspects of claims management and resolution, with a special concetration on medical and vocational management.
The seminar will include a panel of industry leaders ranging from risk managers, medical professionals, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselors to DBA attorneys and law experts. These specialists will first share their experiences and insights, and then allow time for an open discussion with questions from our attendees.
The Seminar will take place Thursday, January 16th, 2014 7:30am-5:30pm at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. For registration information click here.
Boyd & Jenerette partners Kristen Van der Linde and Mary Nelson Morgan were selected as 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Personal Injury Law by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell™ .
Attorneys recognized as “Top Rated Lawyers” have achieved significant leadership status and are highly regarded by their peers for both their legal ability and high ethical standards.
2013 "Top Rated Lawyers" in Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice will be featured in the November issue of The Daily Business Review.
Appellate Update : Is the Plaintiff still entitled to the cost of diagnostic Testing and initial medical examinations?
Where the jury finds that the Defendant was not the legal cause of the Plaintiff’s injuries, is the Plaintiff still entitled to the cost of diagnostic Testing and initial medical examinations?
In Florida, a Plaintiff is generally entitled to the cost of initial medical examinations and diagnostic testing, such as MRIs, even if the jury finds that the Plaintiff was not injured in the accident. However, there are exceptions to this rule. The general rule will not apply if the Defendant presents evidence regarding:
- pre-existing injuries with extensive treatment;
- lack of candor with treating physicians;
- surveillance videos that show actual physical capabilities; and
- expert medical opinions which conflict as to causation
In Hernandez v. Gonzalez, Case No. 4D12-1810 (4th DCA 2013), the jury awarded zero damages and found that the Defendants were not the legal cause of the injuries. The Fourth District Court of Appeal held that the general rule noted-above did not apply because the Defendants presented evidence of significant pre-existing injuries and medical expert opinions that the accident did not cause the alleged injuries.
Additionally, the Court noted that the Plaintiff did not move for directed verdict on the amount of the initial examination and diagnostic testing. As a result, the Plaintiff waived any objection to the fact that the jury did not award these past medical expenses.
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Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. has been ranked in the 2014 "Best Law Firms" list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®in the following areas: Tier 2, Jacksonville, Insurance Law; Tier 2, Jacksonville, Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Firms included in the 2014 "Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2014 Edition of "Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 national practice areas and 120 metropolitan-based practice areas.
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, for the fourth consecutive year, are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers were asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs,cost-effectiveness, integrity and civility, as well as whether they would refer a matter to the firm and/or consider the firm a worthy competitor.
Boyd & Jenerette is pleased to announce the relocation of their office in South Florida. The office is relocating from its downtown Ft. Lauderdale location at 200 South Andrews Avenue, Suite 501 Fort Lauderdale, Florida to 4443 Lyons Road, Suite D-209, Coconut Creek, Florida.
At this location Boyd & Jenerette will continue to focus its practice in the areas of Civil Litigation Defense, Trial Practice, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith Defense, Workers' Compensation, Longshore and Defense Base Act claims, Admiralty and Jones Act claims, Construction and Commercial Litigation.
The South Florida office will be occupied by Partners Tom Berger and Paul Woodson, who both have over 20 years of experience in civil litigation and insurance defense. “Paul and I are excited about our relocation allowing us to better serve our clients throughout South Florida in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties.” said Tom Berger, Partner at Boyd & Jenerette.
Mr. Berger practices general civil litigation with an emphasis on litigation involving automobile and trucking negligence, premises liability and construction law. Mr. Woodson concentrates his practice in the area of construction law, including insurance defense in construction defect claims.
Boyd & Jenerette, P.A. is pleased to announce that Mary Morgan has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.
The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
Boyd & Jenerette shareholder Glen McClary is presenting "Understanding the Latest Legislative & Case Law Changes in Workers' Compensation" at the 15th Annual IARP SouthEast Florida W/C Claims Conference.
The conference will take place Friday, November 15th, 2013 at the Doubletree Hilton Sunrise - Sawgrass in Sunrise Florida.
For more information click here.
Metro Kids Konnection is a community-based program that intentionally creates caring personal relationships with at-risk children and youth in order to identify and address obstacles to healthy lifestyle choices in their community, families and school.
All proceeds from the tournament go towards supporting the many programs that Metro Kids Konnection offers to the youth in our community.
For more information click here.
Nicolle Liu joins the Firm's civil litigation practice group focusing on the defense of cases involving automobile and trucking negligence, premises liability and bad faith & coverage issues. Ms. Liu obtained her J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Florida. While in Law school Ms. Liu served as an intern for the United States Attorney’s Office and clerked for the Law Offices of Fred Tromberg working on cases involving insurance disputes, personal injury and liability matters.
Kelly Downer joins the Firm's appellate and coverage & bad faith practice groups focusing on civil appeals, insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. Prior to joining Boyd & Jenerette, Ms. Downer worked at a local Jacksonville firm focusing on healthcare and corporate law matters. Ms. Downer obtained her J.D. and M.B.A. from Stetson University and her B.S. from Florida State University.