Planned Reopening of Schools Raises Thorny Legal Issues

As July ends, the coronavirus pandemic is not letting up. Floridians who were hoping the worst was over in May or June now find that infection rates across their state are worse than ever. Parents and school employees are thus facing the coming school year with fear and trepidation. Administrators, who’ve been given the mandate… read more

Business Owners: Exploring Insurance Coverage for COVID-19

It has been a terribly long two months since COVID-19 began visibly spreading through our communities. While some states have relaxed their shutdown rules, we are a long way from returning to normal. For many small and medium businesses, the hardship has only just begun. Even those that are allowed to open may not have… read more

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

Impeachment Inquiry Brings Rare Attention To Obscure Legal Terms

The Congressional impeachment inquiry has brought rare attention to some previously obscure legal terms. There’s probably never been a time when more attention has been paid to the phrase “quid pro quo” or the word “hearsay.” Quid Pro Quo Quid pro quo is the easier of the two to understand. Quid pro quo, loosely translated,… read more

Recent Incidents Call Attention to Maritime Disasters – And Maritime Law

Most people don’t think much about maritime disasters unless they go see a movie like Titanic. That hasn’t been true this week, though. Two U.S. maritime disasters on two different oceans have garnered great public attention. The first was a horrible boat fire off the coast of California which killed 34 people. Apparently, the fire… read more

3 Things You Should Know About Bicycle Safety

There are many benefits to bicycling, including physical fitness and cutting back on pollution. Unfortunately, the many people who choose to commute or exercise on bike face some of the greatest risks on our roadways – including risks of serious and even fatal injuries. Statistically, the state of Florida has one of the highest concentrations… read more

New Sports Equipment May Reduce Risk of Concussions – Eventually

By: Morgan Gaynor The epidemic of concussions in contact sports is now familiar to most Americans. Medical experts have noted an epidemic of mild traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in teens and young adults who play football, hockey, and soccer. Professional football players face even greater risks, with repeated “microtraumas” to the head leading to grave… read more

If You Must Watch the Presidential Debates, Watch With Healthy Skepticism

By: Morgan Gaynor It’s debate time in the presidential election season. Beginning on September 26th, the two major party candidates will hold three debates, with the third being about one month later on October 19th. There is good reason to be cynical about these debates. Presidential debates were once put on by the League of… read more

Back to School Safety Month: Make Safety a Priority

Summer is coming to end and kids across the country are returning, or preparing their return, to the classroom. The month of August is also Back-to-School Safety Month! If your child is going back to school, Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers would like to remind you about the importance of making safety a top item… read more

The Pain Pill Problem: It’s More Complex Than You Think

By: Mark Roman Shortly before the holiday season, President Obama traveled to West Virginia to discuss this country’s pain pill problem. While announcing a new federal program to fight heroin and prescription drug abuse, he grimly noted that more Americans now die from drug overdoses than car accidents. The choice of West Virginia was no… read more