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Category Archives: Civil Litigation

Tampa Trial Attorneys: What are interrogatories?

Tampa trial attorneys are often asked, “what are interrogatories?” They are a form of written discovery that can be used in Florida civil and family law cases.  Ultimately, they are most commonly used in civil and family law cases just due to the nature of the cases.  Interrogatories are a cheaper, quicker discovery tool for […]

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Tampa Personal Injury Attorney: What happens during mediation?

Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys are constantly asked about what their clients can expect during mediation.  Regardless of the case, whether it is a car accident, slip and fall or family law case, the overwhelming majority of Tampa Bay Area judges will require mediation before the matter can go to trial.  There are three major points […]

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What is a deposition?

A deposition is a tool of discovery for Tampa trial attorneys to use during litigation. During a deposition, a deponent (the person being asked the questions) is placed under oath by the court reporter, or a notary if they’re appearing via telephone.  During the deposition, an attorney will ask the deponent multiple questions concerning the […]

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What is a deposition?

A deposition is one of many discovery tools available to attorneys in the court system.  They involve a deponent being asked questions concerning the case under oath by an attorney.  Exhibits can be used during the deposition and questions asked specifically concerning same.    The deponent’s attorney is permitted to make objections in very limited circumstances. […]

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What to Do If Landlord Keeps Security Deposit

You’ve moved out but your landlord has withheld your security deposit, now what? If your landlord keeps security deposit, you have rights to quickly get it back! According to Florida Statute Section 83.49, upon vacating the premises, the landlord has 15 days to return your security deposit. If the landlord decides to keep all or part of […]

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What to Do If a Landlord Withholds Security Deposit

You’ve moved out but your landlord withholds your security deposit, now what? Many people wonder what to do if landlord withholds security deposit, our Tampa Landlord/Tenant attorneys can help. According to Florida Statute Section 83.49, upon vacating the premises, the landlord has 15 days to return your security deposit. If a landlord withholds security deposit or a […]

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FAQ: What is Structural Damage?

As our blog has previously mentioned, recent changes to Florida statutes concerning sinkhole losses and damages in Florida have added a requirement that a homeowner have both a sinkhole and structural damage. Specifically, Florida Statute Section 627.706 defined “structural damage” for the first time effective July 1, 2011. Just like literally millions of Floridians, the […]

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FAQ: How are Sinkholes Fixed?

Many folks dealing with a sinkhole have one simple issues – identifying how are sinkholes fixed. Sinkholes are fixed in primarily four different methods. First, many insurance companies recommend homeowners reinforce their pre-existing foundations. The sinkhole attorneys of Hackworth Law strongly recommend individuals avoid this option as it simply ignores and overlooks the sinkhole itself. This method […]

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FAQ: Are Sinkholes Dangerous to People?

Sinkholes, just as they sound, are holes in the ground, which are widespread throughout the Tampa Bay Area.  They develop from the movement of water underground and cause a deterioration of the soil and limestone or limerock underground and ultimately cause the surface to collapse. Sinkholes near buildings or residences can, and have, caused the […]

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