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Scott R. Marshall

TORT DEFORM: Tort Reform and the Absurdity of Caps on Damages

I am a trial lawyer. I know our tort system well. I cannot stand frivolous claims, nor can I stand frivolous defenses. They have no place in our Civil Justice System. I also have no patience for disingenuousness. The assault […]

Scott R. Marshall

Tort Reform – Why You Should Care That The 7th Amendment Is Under Attack

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”  Franklin Delano Roosevelt Fear: the greatest tool of manipulators. When you listen to politicians, pundits, or anyone for that matter, and they are telling you to be afraid, the first […]

Scott R. Marshall

Florida Workers’ Compensation: UNCONSTITUTIONAL! Order highlights importance of judiciary in reigning in runaway legislatures

The Bombshell from Miami-Dade County Circuit Court is no doubt reverberating throughout the halls of Tallahassee this week and will most certainly dominate discussion at the 69th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference to be hosted this week by the Workers’ Compensation […]

Scott R. Marshall

SELF-EXECUTED — Florida Workers’ Compensation Law

The week before last, I am sitting in the Florida Workers’ Compensation Forum, when one of the speakers quotes a court opinion stating that to require a certain act (irrelevant to this blog) on the part of the insurance carrier […]

Scott R. Marshall

Climate Change Needed in Florida Workers’ Compensation

We need climate change in the State of Florida.  Big time! What kind of climate change you may ask?  Well, I ask you this:  when you think of “workers’ compensation fraud,” what comes to mind?  The “injured” worker collecting a […]

Scott R. Marshall

You’re a Lawyer! Don’t Ask Gary! Good Grief!

Uno, Ocho Cientos, Cuatro, Once PAIN…la la la la la la…(melodious rythmic beat follows). Hey, I listen to the Spanish channel on the radio. What can I say?

Well, I say this: should…

Scott R. Marshall

Tort System or Taxpayers? Choose Wisely.

I have spent the past 5 years in Sweden — yes, it is a heck of a commute from Stockholm to Tampa. When people in Sweden ask me what I do, I answer: “I am a trial lawyer.” The…

Scott R. Marshall

Frivolous Lawsuits Abound Like Pink Elephants Doing Pirouettes In Time Square

Caller: Hello, Mr. Attorney? I slipped and fell!

Attorney: Where?

Caller: At the grocery store. I want to sue them!

Attorney: What did you slip on?

Caller: I have no…