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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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Nickie Sullivan v. Sassa Enterprise, LLC/Zippy’s Restaurant and None

In Nickie Sullivan v. Sassa Enterprise, LLC/Zippy’s Restaurant and None Employer was uninsured and unrepresented. The Claimant filed a verified petition for attorneys fees. The employer made no appearance at the final hearing. The JCC considered the Lee Engineering factors and concluded that 27.2 hours at $300 per hour were reasonable for claimant’s counsel’s efforts. …

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Jorge Gomez v. Frank Winston Crum Insurance, Intal Construction, Inc. and CCMSI, Frank Winston Crum Insurance, Inc.

In Jorge Gomez v. Frank Winston Crum Insurance, Intal Construction, Inc. and CCMSI, Frank Winston Crum Insurance, Inc. one of claimant’s former counsels secured a loan for claimant from Oasis funding. Claimant’s current counsel reduced the purported lien of Oasis as part of the settlement and sought approval of a side fee of $1,500 for …

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Phillip Lakin v. Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund

In Phillip Lakin v. Hernando County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Sheriffs Risk Management Fund the Claimant was unsuccessful at trial and on appeal regarding his cardiac related claims. The E/C sought to recover taxable costs which included IME and EMA fees. The JCC addressed the individual items to which the claimant objected. The JCC overruled …

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Abrahamgeorge Castillo v. Bryant Electric, LLC and Twin City Fire Insurance Company

In Abrahamgeorge Castillo v. Bryant Electric, LLC and Twin City Fire Insurance Company Claimant’s counsel sought approval of a Miles fee of $900,000.00 on the settlement of $4,150,000.00. Claimant was happy with counsels services. The hourly amount was 8 times the customary hourly rate of $450. Ultimately, the JCC concluded the requested fee was not …

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Yolanda Diaz v. Lakeland Fast Food Services and Retailfirst Insurance Company, Summit

In Yolanda Diaz v. Lakeland Fast Food Services and Retailfirst Insurance Company, Summit fee entitlement an amount were at issue. Claimant’s IME recommended surgery which was then performed but not the exact procedure that was recommended. The E/C denied fee entitlement stating that the procedure was the result of additional testing ordered by the authorized …

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Lizbeth Figeroa v. Southeast Airport Services and AmTrust North Americal of Florida and Wesco Insurance

In Lizbeth Figeroa v. Southeast Airport Services and Am Trust North America of Florida and Wesco Insurance the parties filed a Joint Stipulation for Approval of E/C paid attorney fees and costs. The Motion for approval was denied as claimant did not provide sufficient information for the JCC to determine if the fee was reasonable. …

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Yvenor Moresca v. Employer Solutions Services, Inc., Star Bakery, Inc. and CCMSI

In Yvenor Moresca v. Employer Solutions Services, Inc., Star Bakery, Inc. and CCMSI the Claimant filed a petition for benefits. The E/C agreed to provide medical benefits as well as costs but fees were denied. The costs were not paid by E/C so Claimant sought attorney fees for securing costs. The E/C argued that they …

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