Legally Speaking

Legally Speaking: Workers comp rate increase concerns businesses

Matthew Dolman is an attorney for the Dolman Law Group

The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) recently approved a statewide workers’ compensation rate increase of 14.5 percent that took effect at the end of 2016. This means that the rates insurance companies charge businesses to insure them against employee injuries will go up, overall.

Careful what you share on social media

Everyone uses social media these days. Well, almost everybody. The Pew Research Center reports that as of 2015, 65% of adults use some form of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube.That number is surely rising.

So, what could Twitter possibly have to do with a personal injury claim? More than you think. Everyone knows that evidence is essential to any trial, for both sides, and no place provides more of it than social media.

Legally Speaking: Serving alcohol at house parties

Matthew Dolman is a civil trial lawyer and managing partner of the Dolman Law Group, with offices in Clearwater, New Port Richey and St. Petersburg.

Parties are often used to mark joyous occasions. Graduations, promotions, weddings, anniversaries, the big game, or just the reunion of friends and family are all times when people come together to celebrate life.

Too Much or Too Little? Starbucks Facing Lawsuits on amount of product in cups

Matthew Dolman is a civil trial lawyer and managing partner of the Dolman Law Group, with offices in Clearwater, New Port Richey and St. Petersburg.

The corporate coffee giant, Starbucks, is facing a series of lawsuits from both sides: one claiming they put too much ice in their cups, the other claiming they put too little latte. Both suits agree, however, that they are misleading consumers about the quantity of product paying customers are receiving.

Annoying Robocalls: How to fight back

A Maryland plaintiff is suing Discover Financial Services for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by using an automated dialing system to contact her without permission.

According to Andrianna A., Discover began contacting her in 2015 in order to collect a debt. Despite the plaintiff requesting Discover to stop calling her, the financial services company continued to call her multiple times a day.