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Navigating the Coronavirus: A Message From CBTG

Corless Barfield Trial Group is committed to the safety, security, and well-being of our staff and community.  During the coronavirus pandemic, our goal is to help clients identify solutions and keep people safe. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic. This designation signifies that we are in the midst...
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What Are Your Legal Obligations With Coronavirus?

Where We Are As more states report cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), you should know about your legal rights and the risks associated with coronavirus.  Microsoft, SAP, JPMorgan Chase, and hundreds of other employers have imposed restrictions on travel, domestic as well as international. Countless supply contracts are being disrupted by factory shutdowns in the...
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Florida’s No-Fault Auto Insurance System, No Problem? Think Again

In 2020, Florida’s no-fault auto insurance system is looking to hit the refresh button.  The House Government Operations & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee recently voted 13-4 to end the no-fault system, which requires motorists to carry personal-injury protection, or PIP, coverage. The bill (HB 771) would instead require motorists to carry bodily-injury coverage.   Repealing PIP, a...
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Global Warming & Sinkholes

G – Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish activist, has become a global icon.  The teen is one of the most visible faces of the climate activism movement. She has a gift for articulating the seriousness of the climate crisis.  L – Listen now because global warming does affect the development of sinkholes.  Corless Barfield Trial...
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New Florida Driving Laws for the New Year

New Year, New Rules:  “As a new year begins, I am proud to give law enforcement the ability to fully enforce the Wireless Communications While Driving law,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said in a news release. From 2014 through 2018, the Sunshine State saw more than 19,000 crashes involving smartphone use. Distracted driving slows your reaction...
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Firestorm: An Update on Florida’s Fireworks Law

Florida’s fireworks regulations have repeatedly come under scrutiny by legislators and residents. Currently, “firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, roman candles … and any fireworks containing any explosives or flammable compound or any tablets or other device containing any explosive substance” are banned for sale, even as such prohibitions haven’t stopped illegal fireworks from being shot off.  In...
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Anatomy of Asbestos Litigation

Ripped from the headlines is important information about asbestos that will have profound impacts on the future of personal injury law and plaintiffs. At Corless Barfield Trial Group, it is always our goal to maximize compensation for those injured by another’s negligence, recklessness or criminal wrongdoing. Corless Barfield is a premier mesothelioma and asbestos exposure...
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