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Physician Shareholder and Nurse Risk Manager Celebrate 10 Years at Firm

August 28, 2018

Smith Hulsey & Busey honors the tenth year of having Andrew H. Sauer, M. D., a practicing physician and lawyer, and Traci M. King, RN, a certified legal nurse consultant and licensed healthcare risk manager, as part of the firm’s medical malpractice defense team. Dr. Sauer and Ms. King contribute an exceptional understanding of the […]

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Attorneys Named ‘Best Lawyers and Lawyers of the Year’

August 15, 2018

Smith Hulsey & Busey has more than half of its lawyers listed in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Two of those are recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is honored as the “Lawyer […]

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Firm Expands Litigation Department

August 7, 2018

Kayla Haines, Kevin P. Blodgett and Brandon Cook have accepted offers to join Smith Hulsey & Busey’s litigation department. Before joining Smith Hulsey, Haines served as business and commercial litigation associate for Jacksonville law firm Jimerson & Cobb, P.A. She also served as a judicial intern for Judge Harvey E. Schlesinger of the United States […]

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Medical Malpractice Arbitration Caps Declared Unconstitutional

July 30, 2018

For decades, Florida has had an alternate dispute resolution mechanism for medical malpractice cases designed to avoid the uncertainty, expense, and the amount of time associated with medical malpractice cases, which typically take years to resolve and are particularly expensive. Under the statutory scheme provided by the legislature in Sections 766.207 and 766.209, Florida Statutes, […]

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Supreme Court Townes Decision

June 11, 2018

Florida Supreme Court refines the nature of claims subject to Chapter 766 presuit requirements. National Deaf Academy LLC v. Townes, 2018 WL 1959642 (Fla. 2018). Chapter 766, Florida Statutes imposes statutory condition precedents to bringing suit in medical malpractice cases. When suit has been filed without compliance with the presuit requirements of Chapter 766, “the […]

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Smith Hulsey Attorneys Featured in Jacksonville Magazine

April 11, 2018

Jacksonville Magazine recently highlighted Smith Hulsey attorneys who have been highly ranked this year by Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. Two Smith Hulsey shareholders, Stephen Busey and Stephen Moore, were featured in the article for being named 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” in their fields of practice. Stephen Busey was […]

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