Close Menu
Sign up to receive news from DSK Law

Category Archives: Firm Articles

Lawsuit Mechanics: “I’ve Been Sued. What Happens Next?”

By DSK Law |

You are home on a Saturday afternoon, when a knock comes at the door.  You greet the unknown visitor, who responds with a stack of documents, and three dreaded words.  “You’ve been served.”  The first page begins, “SUMMONS.”  You read on, realizing that you’ve been sued.  From this moment, you have twenty (20) days to prepare and file a written response to the allegations made against you, with the Clerk of the Court. However, lawsuits for residential eviction provide a… Read More »

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Warnings to Property Owners

By DSK Law |

Florida landowners owe two distinct duties to individuals that enter their property: a duty to ensure that the premises are reasonably kept safe or maintained, as well as a duty to warn others of any unsafe conditions that are not open and obvious.  In short, if a hazard that is not immediately recognizable exists on the property, Florida landowners must warn guests about its existence.  Failing to do so could subject the property owner to liability under Florida premises law. … Read More »

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

What Can I Expect at Mediation?

By DSK Law |

Mediation is a confidential process typically utilized after a lawsuit is filed, and in limited circumstances, before a lawsuit is filed.  Parties may be ordered to go to mediation by the judge in their case, or they may decide to go voluntarily.  The mediator is usually selected by the parties but, if they are unable to come to an agreement, a judge will choose a mediator for the parties. A mediator is an unbiased, neutral third-party whose goal is to… Read More »

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

MINOR SETTLEMENTS: When Kids are Involved in Litigation

By DSK Law |

In the State of Florida, many attorneys handle civil matters that involve minor children and their parent/guardian. Often attorneys who settle claims pre-suit do not want to get court approval of settlements involving a minor either for reasons of cost or expediency. In exploring the mechanics of a settlement involving a minor, the following questions should be considered: When does settlement on behalf of a minor require court approval? Any settlement on behalf of a minor that exceeds $15,000.00 must… Read More »

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Attorney Spotlight: Meet Partner D. John Morgeson, Jr.

By DSK Law |

D. John "Jack" Morgeson, Jr. was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been a resident of Orlando since 1993. Since he began practicing law, he has represented clients in a variety of cases such as personal injury and casualty defense, contract, landlord/tenant, corporate and business entity, construction, real estate, family and consumer related matters. Additionally, Jack serves as assistant counsel to the City of St. Cloud and to the City of Clermont. He is also Special Magistrate to the City… Read More »

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

DUI: The Breathalyzer Question

By DSK Law |

Should I take the breathalyzer test if stopped as a suspect in a DUI case? In Florida, they teach us at advanced criminal law seminars never to give a “stock” answer.  The reason is because a lawyer must know the answer to a lot of questions that are particular to that person’s arrest.  For example, how many alcohol drinks did you have?  When did you last eat and drink?  How much do you weigh?  Have you ever refused a breath… Read More »

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Attorney Spotlight: Meet Partner Lindsay N. Greene

By DSK Law |

Lindsay Greene is a Partner of DSK Law, with twenty years of experience. She was born and raised in New York, New York.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She received her Juris Doctor from Florida State College of Law. Lindsay represents both employees and employers, including, local governments, small businesses, and corporations in a variety of employment and labor related matters.   Lindsay has extensive experience in… Read More »

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

When Businesses Are Targets For Cybercrime

By DSK Law |

Running a business can be both incredibly fulfilling, but also very nerve-wracking. As most business owners know, if you do not take the right steps – with the assistance of the right attorney – to properly protect your business, you could be facing difficult commercial and business litigation. One such area that is increasingly plaguing businesses is that of cybercrime. Every day, more and more businesses are increasingly the targets of cybercrimes.  Cybercrime is estimated to cost the global economy… Read More »

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

For Children’s Safety, Be Conscientious About Toys

By DSK Law |

Toys are a very big business and, in the U.S. alone, are a multi-billion dollar market.  Such a large market attracts profiteers and those willing to sidestep the governmental regulatory protections created for child protection, sometimes leaving evaluation of safety hazards only to scrutinizing parents. That is where you come into the child safety picture.  There are articles to aid you that I will mention at the end of this article, but first some general suggestions. Above all, use common… Read More »

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Hurricane Preparedness 2018

By DSK Law |

Due to storms and hurricanes that have historically impacted Florida, DSK Law has had the opportunity to assist many individuals and small businesses with legal issues related to the after effects of storm damage.  In past consultations with our clients, we have identified certain frequently asked questions or concerns as indicated below which may be helpful to you following a hurricane. Question:   How can I register for FEMA assistance? Answer:  You can register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or call the FEMA… Read More »

Share This Page:
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

Committed to our clients for more than 40 years