Author: Paul Knopf Bigger

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This year Paul Knopf Bigger continues its past support of the important efforts to eradicate pediatric cancer. We are proud to support the NPCF Fashion Funds a Cure event in Tampa, FL. Fashion Funds the Cure brings the exciting world of runway fashion together with the dreams of pediatric cancer patients for an upbeat and unforgettable fashion […]

Sovereign Immunity

The Origins of Sovereign Immunity “The king can do no wrong” is a maxim that can be traced back to English common law, which became the root of what is known as sovereign immunity today. The doctrine of sovereign immunity means that a governmental entity is free from lawsuits. The reasoning behind this is that […]

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The Roots – Interviewing Mayanne Downs In this episode, host David Paul is joined by Lawyer and former president of the Florida bar Mayanne Downs. Together, they tackle both the internal and external struggles many lawyers face, and attempt to address some of the deeper, root issues at play in the Florida legal community.

Judge Calderon

In this episode of Wisdom On Trial, our host David Paul has a conversation with Judge Luis F. Calderon. Paul Knopf Bigger’s Wisdom on Trial is a vehicle to share impactful life and law practice wisdom that has been trial tested, and also to share practical wisdom on litigation and trials. Wisdom on Trial host, […]

Byron

In the eighth episode of Wisdom On Trial, our host David Paul speaks with Judge Paul Byron. Paul Knopf Bigger’s Wisdom on Trial is a vehicle to share impactful life and law practice wisdom that has been trial tested, and also to share practical wisdom on litigation and trials. Wisdom on Trial host, David Paul, […]

Mel Martinez

In the seventh episode of Wisdom On Trial, our host David Paul speaks with lawyer and former presidential cabinet member Mel Martinez about law and life. Paul Knopf Bigger’s Wisdom on Trial is a vehicle to share impactful life and law practice wisdom that has been trial tested, and also to share practical wisdom on litigation […]

Emergency

On the 4th of July 2016, our client (whose name is being withheld for privacy reasons) suddenly began feeling numbness and tingling in her toes. The previously healthy mother of two children drove straight to the local hospital to get checked out. Within an hour of walking into the ER, she became suddenly unable to […]

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It’s well settled that Florida’s offer of judgment statute (section 768.79, Florida Statutes) is substantive law that is applicable to Florida law claims in federal diversity actions. [1] But what about rule 1.442 of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. Surely a state court procedural rule doesn’t apply in federal court, right? Not so fast, my […]

Runners

We came, some ran, some walked, and most of us finished. Since 1995, Insurance Office of America has sponsored Orlando’s largest office party, also known as the Corporate 5k. While our firm has not been around for that long, it has been very important to us since the very beginning. So on April 18th, Paul […]

Hospital Vicarious Liability

Today, there are almost as many billboards for hospitals as there are for attorneys. These facilities, especially in metropolitan areas, compete to attract not only patients, but also quality physicians. It has become common for hospitals to contract with physicians and physician groups to provide exclusive in-house medical care and treatment. It is also common […]