Impeachment and the Importance of Fair Juries

Lawyers, like members of the public at large, have strong feelings for or against the impeachment of President Trump. But if there’s one thing they can agree on, it’s how it brings home the importance of a fair, neutral jury in any fact-finding process. Democrats favoring impeachment have complained that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell… read more

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Earns a $4,356,000.00 Verdict for a Car Accident Victim

On Monday, August 6, 2012, a car accident victim, who was represented by Mark S. Roman and Morgan L. Gaynor of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, was rear-ended by an employee of Mercedes-Benz in Melbourne. Immediately after the collision, healthcare professionals rendered the plaintiff unconscious and stated that she suffered the following injuries: The plaintiff… read more

Bizarre New York Case Illustrates “Sudden Emergency” Defense

An unusual and terribly unfortunate auto accident case from New York has recently garnered a lot of media attention. But there is a legal point to the case which is important everywhere, including Florida. The New York case began when a young woman from Manhattan was driving her friends from the Jersey Shore back toward the New… read more

State Farm Fined for Covering Up Expert Witness Payments

A trial judge in Miami fined State Farm $20,000 this week for covering up the amount it had paid to an expert medical witness. The judge found State Farm lied when it said it could not figure out exactly how much it had paid a physician to testify at trials. The case, Hernadez v. Quintanales,… read more

Zimmerman Not Guilty: Don’t Shoot the Messenger

Last weekend, George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges in the criminal case involving the death of Trayvon Martin. Given the racial overtones of the case, it’s no surprise that reaction to the verdict has been explosive. This illustrates a general problem: jurors often get a bad rap for what they do. People unhappy with… read more