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University of Florida Reveals New Sanctions for Students Arrested for DUI

By Meldon Law |

The University of Florida Office of Student Judicial Affairs has revealed within the last couple of weeks that they are implementing a new sanction to address first DUI offenders and those who are charged other minor misdemeanors that violate the Student Code of Conduct. Previously, under section 6C1-4.047(3) of the Student Code of Conduct… Read More

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Turning Tragedy Into Hope And Awareness: Emergency Contact Notification Initiative

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Posted on Mar 10, 2009 On December 7, 2005, Tiffany Olson and her boyfriend Dustin Wilder were involved in a fatal crash on U.S. 19 in Manatee County, Florida. The motorcycle they were riding was hit by another vehicle, and both Tiffany and Dustin were thrown many feet from the motorcycle. Tiffany died immediately,… Read More

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Red Light Cameras Get The Green Light In Gainesville

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The City of Gainesville is forging ahead in its efforts to enact and implement a City ordinance that will authorize the installation of “red light” cameras at major intersections in Gainesville, Florida. The ordinance, approved in a February 2009 commission meeting, authorizes the Gainesville Police Department to contract for the camera’s to be installed… Read More

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The Controversy Over Chinese Drywall

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Complaints about Chinese drywall in homes have become one of the hottest topics today. In Florida alone, according to CNN, there have been over 140 complaints of health problems and electronic malfunctions in homes containing Chinese drywall. According to Broward/Palm Beach News, over 100,000 homes nationwide contain Chinese drywall, used by builders during the… Read More

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Tragedy Strikes: Tire Blow Out Causes Fatal Rollover Crash On I-75

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On July 10, 2011, the driver of a 2002 GMC Yukon lost control of the vehicle after a catastrophic tire blow out near the Williston Road exit on I-75. Five of the eight passengers were ejected. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, several passengers failed to wear seat belts, including a 63 year old… Read More

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Dangerous Dogs and Their Owners Get a Second Chance After “Two-Bite Rule” Adopted in Alachua County Ordinance. Gainesville Dog Bite Attorney Explains.

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Alachua County dogs that are declared dangerous get a second chance at life, rather than euthanasia, under the approved revision to the county’s Animal Services ordinance. The change stems from an appeal court ruling of a Broward County ordinance, which required dogs deemed dangerous, after a first bite or attack, to be euthanized after… Read More

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Most Common Lawsuit Against Retailers: Slip And Fall

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We at Meldon Law strongly believe that public education is the first step in the prevention of an accident or in the recovery from one. We are experienced personal injury attorneys, trial attorneys, negotiators, litigators, paralegals, and staff that have been proudly working to get accident victims the justice they deserve for over 40… Read More

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Florida Car Crash Leaves Two Dead, Two Severely Injured

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On Christmas Eve, two men were killed and two women were severely injured in a tragic car accident in White Springs, Florida. The men, Tony Ogburn and Stephen Cordle, were riding in the front seat at the time of the crash. The women, Virginia Wagoner, 22, and Katlyn Cribbs, 14, were riding in the… Read More

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Gainesville Car Crash Leaves Three Injured, Ties Up Traffic For Hours

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On Friday, February 22nd, a Gainesville car accident shut down the westbound lanes of Archer Road for approximately two hours. The car wreck occurred around 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Archer Road. Two vehicles were involved in the crash. Officers from the Gainesville Police Department responded to the crash… Read More

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Dogs to Be Put Down Following Severe Florida Dog Bite Attack on Child

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A recent Florida dog attack has prompted local officials at Manatee County Animal Services to schedule euthanizations for two dogs. Some concerned citizens have initiated a legal battle to try and stop the euthanizations; however, Manatee County attorney Jim Minix argues that the dogs present a danger to the public. He notes that the… Read More

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