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Timothy Sharp v. EVO Corporation and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.

In Timothy Sharp v. EVO Corporation and Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. Claimant testified at final hearing as to his job duties but was unable to conclusively attribute his pain and later diagnosed inguinal hernia to any specific incident. Based on the record before him, the JCC found no evidence that claimant had sustained an accident …

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Robert Sanchez v. Reedy Creek Improvement District and Commercial Risk Management, Inc.

In Robert Sanchez v. Reedy Creek Improvement District and Commercial Risk Management, Inc. following a final compensation order denying all claimed benefits, the E/C moved to tax costs as prevailing party. Claimant did not file a response to the motion. Consequently, the JCC accepted the allegations of the verified motion as true. Taxable costs ASSESSED …

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Charlene D. Kinley v. Sunrise Community Inc. and PMA Management Corporation

In Charlene D. Kinley v. Sunrise Community Inc. and PMA Management Corporation Claimant sought authorization for shoulder surgery recommended by the authorized provider. The E/C denied the surgery, claiming the claimant’s work accident was not the major contributing cause of the need for the surgery. Claimant argued she was entitled to authorization of shoulder surgery …

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Timothy McCormack v. Manatee County and Commercial Risk Management, Inc.

In Timothy McCormack v. Manatee County and Commercial Risk Management, Inc. although claimant filed a response to the E/C motion to tax costs as prevailing party, the JCC found the response failed to provide a detailed recitation of the matters disputed other than a general complaint that a cost award would be unfair. The JCC …

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Mary Kathleen Lynn v. American Airlines Group and Sedgwick CMS

In Mary Kathleen Lynn v. American Airlines Group and Sedgwick CMS after prevailing on a claim for authorization of a physician, claimant sought payment of attorney fees. Claimant sought $49,770.00 while the E/C suggested a range of $14,225.00 to $17,070.00. The value of benefits secured was $350.00 and the JCC found the statutory fee was …

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James Miner v. Sunbelt Rentals and Travelers Insurance, Charter Oak Fire Insurance Co.

In James Miner v. Sunbelt Rentals and Travelers Insurance, Charter Oak Fire Insurance Co. prior to the attorney fee amount hearing, the parties stipulated to a reasonable hourly rate of $350. The final compensation order both granted and denied benefits, so fee entitlement was limited. The JCC observed it was claimant’s burden of demonstrating those …

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Feliciano Lazo v. YSP Services Group Corp. and Norguard Insurance Company

In Feliciano Lazo v. YSP Services Group Corp. and Norguard Insurance Company the fee hearing covered claims for medical and indemnity raised in eleven separate petitions. Fee entitlement was stipulated and the parties agreed the value of benefits secured was $308,814.00. Of the more than 600 hours alleged by counsel, the JCC found 491.4 hours …

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Richard Cardona v. RTI Restoration Technology, Inc and Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company, Summit

In Richard Cardona v. RTO Restoration Technology, Inc and Bridgefield Employers Insurance Company, Summit a settlement in the amount of $26,000.00 was reached. The fee of $10,1500.00 was equivalent to 39% of the total settlement. The retainer signed by the claimant consisted of the standard liability litigation agreement which provided a 40% fee after the …

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Russell Robinson v. City of Orlando and Relation Insurance Services of Florida

In Russell Robinson v. City of Orlando and Relation Insurance Services of Florida Counsel for claimant secured a closed period of PTD benefits and sought attorneys fees that were greater than the guideline fee based on the hours spent in prosecuting the claims. The value of benefits obtained were approximately $275k resulting in a guideline …

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