Legal Briefs on August 29, 2018
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- Question: Orlando law firm Morgan & Morgan is planning the first law suit from the deadly shooting at the video game tournament in Jacksonville. Matt Morgan says the lawsuit will allege lack security contributed to the shooting. He says his firm is representing several clients. What do you see coming out of this?
- Answer: It may be the city of Jacksonville responsible, because they didn’t put enough police at the time. You normally can’t hold regular business people responsible for other people’s actions unless, they have knowledge or should have known that it’s going to happen.
- Question: Accused killer Markeith Loyd, now that election season is under way and Governor Rick Scott is running for the Senate, Markeith has now made the move to try to get the special prosecutor that was assigned to his case, Brad King by the governor because Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala had announced that she would not seek the death penalty no matter the circumstances for any case. So now Markeith is trying to get Brad King removed and get Aramis Ayala back on.
- Answer: You don’t get to chose who your prosecutor is. You have the right to chose who your attorney is unless one is appointed to you.
- Listener Question: An RV park has abandoned worthless motor homes parked in spots. Junk yards refused to tow the motor homes without a title. How can they legally get rid of this worthless junk?
- Answer: Sometimes you don’t need a title and sometimes it can be declared as an abandoned property. If it’s a hazard or nuisance, call the city and get them to handle it.
- Question: Lawyers for the state are asking the Florida Supreme Court to reinstate manslaughter charges against the Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Peter Peraza. Peraza was indicted after he shot and killed a man in 2013. The man was carrying a rifle that turned out to be an airsoft rifle but he’s walking in the middle of the street Peraza claimed he’s protected by the “stand your ground”. The state says “stand your ground” with the law enforcement officers are held to a different standard. Why and what would that standard be?
- Answer: The question is, did the deputy act in self-defense and/or course of his duty.
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