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Politics in the Workplace
The concept of "free speech" is as American as apple pie. However, any employment litigator or human resources professional can tell you that free speech and what is appropriate in the workplace are very different concepts.
Results-Driven Legal Services Propels WSHB to Second Fastest Growing Law Firm in the Nation
Joining the ranks of the top 200 law firms for 2017 is WSHB. Each year, Law360 ranks the largest U.S.-based law firms by domestic attorney headcount. Showing year-after-year consistent growth since firm inception, WSHB has jumped from number 217 nationally to 197.
- Full service national law firm founded in 1997 with over 200 attorneys in 21 offices practicing in 13 states across the U.S.
- Tried over 900 cases to verdict; internationally recognized for exceptionally high rate of success
- Ranked #4 on The American Lawyer’s 2016 Diversity Scorecard
- Top 10 ranking on Law360’s 2016 list of “The 100 Best Law Firms for Female Attorneys"
- Top 20 ranking on Law360's 2016 list of "The Best Law Firms for Minority Attorneys"
- First Place Winner, DRI's 2014 Law Firm Diversity Award
- Named "Go-To Law Firm" in ALM's annual edition of In-House Law Departments at the Top 500 Companies
- Top 200 ranking on Law360's 400 2017 list of largest U.S. Law Firms
Interfacing in Florida: The ADA Meets the Digital Age
The Americans with Disabilities Act, which was first enacted in 1990 (long before the Internet, smart phones, and social media ruled our world), recently joined us on the fast-paced trek into the digital age. The Southern District of Florida has put a new twist on traditional notions of ADA “accessibility” by ruling that Winn-Dixie's failure to make its website accessible to visually impaired users violates the right to accessibility contained in Title III of the Act. In Juan Carlos Gil v. Winn-Dixie, 2017 WL 2547242 (S.D. Fla. 2017), long-time Winn-Dixie patron, Juan Carlos Gil, a legally blind individual, brought suit against the grocer after finding that his commonly used screen reader software was not compatible with Winn-Dixie's website. Mr. Gil wanted to use the website to order his prescriptions online, as well as have access to digital coupons.
WSHB Ranks in the Top 20 Most Diverse Law Firms in the United States
For the second year in a row, WSHB was ranked in the top 20 most diverse law firms in the United States by American Lawyer in its annual Diversity Scorecard Survey. The annual AmLaw Diversity Survey, considered the “gold standard” for rankings, ranks law firms according to a score based on their combined percentage of minority lawyers and minority partners in U.S. offices.
Jury Rejects $12 Million Demand in Rear-End Truck Collision, Declines to Award Compensation for Three Spinal Surgeries
In a closely watched case, a San Diego jury rejected a $12 million demand from two plaintiffs who claimed substantial injuries. Veteran trial lawyer Wyeth Burrows successfully argued that the chronology of events demonstrated the accident was not a substantial factor in the need for the ensuing medical treatments.