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Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Beggs & Lane Energy Attorneys

Beggs & Lane, R.L.L.P. is pleased to announce that Steve Griffin and Ed Holland have both been awarded top rankings in the 2023 edition of Chambers USA for their expertise in the areas of Energy and Natural Resources law. Published annually, the Chambers USA guide identifies the nation’s top law firms and attorneys through rigorous research and in-depth client interviews. Rankings are assessed on legal knowledge, experience, ability, effectiveness and client service, in addition to the strength and depth of a firm’s practice. Founded in 1883, Beggs & Lane has counseled clients on matters pertaining to Energy and Natural [...]

By |June 5th, 2023|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Motor Vehicle Accidents and the Rear End Presumption

Unfortunately, car accidents occur frequently in the state of Florida. According to preliminary data from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, in 2022, there were 381,156 car crashes across the state, with 242,622 involving injury and with 3,292 fatalities. Many of these accidents were rear end collisions. The question is, who is at fault for these collisions under Florida law? While the answer varies according to the facts of each accident, in Florida, the party who causes a collision from the rear is presumed to be at fault. Florida law states that all drivers must stay at [...]

By |May 17th, 2023|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

DEA Proposes Rule Allowing Telemedicine Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Many prescription medications are “controlled substances.”  Physicians who prescribe controlled substances for patients in Florida must adhere to strict legal requirements as to how controlled substances can be prescribed.  Typically, a physician must have an in-person consultation with the patient in order for the physician to prescribe controlled substances.  The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently proposed a new rule that could ease some of the burdens imposed upon physicians who prescribe controlled substances. “Telehealth” or “telemedicine” is an expanding and evolving method of interaction between physicians and patients—especially since the onset of the Covid pandemic.  “Telehealth” or “telemedicine” generally refers [...]

By |March 6th, 2023|Categories: Blog|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tax Extensions for Victims of Hurricane Ian

In the wake of a disaster, the last thing anyone thinks about is taxes. Things like checking on loved ones, food, and shelter, and surveying the damage are at the forefront of the immediate aftermath. However, with clean-up and recovery from a natural disaster taking place over a period that could amount to several years (as the victims of the 2018 Category 5 Hurricane Michael can attest to), filing and paying taxes will become an issue sooner than one thinks. For the victims of Hurricane Ian, the Category 4 hurricane that devastated large portions of Florida, South Carolina, and North [...]

By |November 28th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

“No-Fault” and “Full Coverage” Two Frequent Misnomers of Auto Insurance in Florida

Two terms used interchangeably from clients regarding their auto insurance are “No-Fault” and “Full Coverage”.  These terms are frequently misunderstood. What do they really mean? Florida is a “No-Fault” State. What does this really mean? Many assume that because Florida is called a “No-Fault” state, this means that no party is deemed to be at fault for a motor vehicle accident. This could not be further from the truth. Florida is one of the few states in the country that requires “No-Fault” insurance coverage, also known as “Personal Injury Protection”, or “PIP”. The other states that are pure “No-Fault” states [...]

By |October 31st, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Florida Minimum Wage Increase Effective September 30, 2022

Effective September 30, 2022, Florida’s minimum hourly wage increased from $10 per hour to $11 per hour for standard employees.  For qualified tipped employees, the minimum hourly wage increased from $6.98 per hour to $7.98 per hour.  Florida’s minimum hourly wage will continue to increase by $1 each year until the minimum reaches $15 per hour on September 30, 2026, after which the wage will be adjusted annually for inflation. Employers should ensure that their Florida Minimum Wage poster is updated and posted in an area where their employees will reasonably be exposed to it (the law calls for placement [...]

By |September 30th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments
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