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BP Oil Spill Claims & the Unlicensed Practice of Law

George T. Williamson | December 2013

Unlicensed Practice of Law by Non-lawyer Services Over Gulf Oil Spill   The Alabama State Bar recently determined that the handling and filing of BP claims by accountants, accounting firms, and persons holding themselves out as adjustors, public adjustors, and consultants to be the unlicensed practice of law. While the Florida Bar has not issued a […]

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BP Oil Spill Settlement Agreement Approved

George T. Williamson | May 2012

On Tuesday, May 2, U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier granted preliminary approval to the settlement agreement reached between the parties to the BP oil spill litigation. This approval ensures that the Court Supervised Claims Program will replace the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in processing claims by individuals and businesses affected by the oil spill, […]

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Terms of Settlement Agreement Announced in BP Oil Spill Litigation

George T. Williamson | April 2012

On April 18, 2012, parties to the BP oil spill litigation announced the terms of a global settlement agreement.  This agreement would resolve all private claims against BP for damages caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A copy of the 1022 page agreement can be found here: http://gulfcoastclaimsfacility.com/SettlementAgreement41812.pdf. We learned in a meeting on […]

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Change for Surviving Spouse in Florida’s Intestacy Laws

Dorothy L. Korszen | September 2011

Effective Oct. 1, 2011, the share of an intestate estate (where one dies without a will) going to a surviving spouse may increase. Under existing law, the surviving spouse was entitled to one-half of his or her spouse’s probate estate if the spouse died without a will, with a “bonus” of $60,000 if all of […]

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Gulf oil spill: Transocean blames BP

George T. Williamson | June 2011

A recent 854 page report released by Transocean Ltd., the company in charge of operating the Deepwater Horizon oil rig at the time of its April 20, 2010 explosion, largely blames BP for the disaster. “The report from Transocean Ltd. said the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting oil spill was sparked by […]

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Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes – Number 1

Dorothy L. Korszen | April 2011

You have finally signed your wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and took a sigh of relief that your estate plans are finally in order. But are you finished for good, or did you only take an important step in a longer process?  For several days we’ve counted down the top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes, and […]

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Farr Trusts and Estate Attorney Dorothy L. Korszen, Serving Punta Gorda, Venice, Englewood and Southwest FL. Call 941.639.1158. (image)

Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes – Number 2

Dorothy L. Korszen | April 2011

  You have finally signed your wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and took a sigh of relief that your estate plans are finally in order. But are you finished for good, or did you only take an important step in a longer process? Check back here everyday for the Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes that […]

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Farr Trusts and Estate Attorney Dorothy L. Korszen, Serving Punta Gorda, Venice, Englewood and Southwest FL. Call 941.639.1158. (image)

Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes – Number 3

Dorothy L. Korszen | April 2011

  You have finally signed your wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and took a sigh of relief that your estate plans are finally in order. But are you finished for good, or did you only take an important step in a longer process? Check back here everyday for the Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes that […]

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Farr Trusts and Estate Attorney Dorothy L. Korszen, Serving Punta Gorda, Venice, Englewood and Southwest FL. Call 941.639.1158. (image)

Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes – Number 4

Dorothy L. Korszen | April 2011

  You have finally signed your wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and took a sigh of relief that your estate plans are finally in order. But are you finished for good, or did you only take an important step in a longer process? Check back here everyday for the Top 10 Estate Planning Mistakes that […]

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