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  • Foundation receives $70,000 cy pres award

    The Florida Bar Foundation has received a $70,000 cy pres award from a class action settlement in a case involving post-claims underwriting by an insurance company. Judge Martin Bidwell of the 17th Judicial Circuit in Broward County approved a $1.2 million settlement against Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Company and

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  • Florida Bar Foundation President Jewel White

    Message from the President – Winter 2017

    Many of us in Florida felt the effects of Hurricane Irma – even if it was just being without power for a few days – but for Floridians who were already struggling, or who lost homes or jobs in the storm, the recovery is just beginning. Many will be wrongly

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  • Settlement helps seniors, disabled on Medicaid avoid nursing homes

    by Stacey Singer DeLoye Following painful spinal surgery, Janet Cramer, 79, suffered a fall that left her a paraplegic. As upset as they were by her sudden disability, Cramer’s family members were completely devastated by the blow that came next. At the most vulnerable moment in her life, Cramer was

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  • Florida Bar Foundation makes $781,000 in disaster legal aid grants

    The Florida Bar Foundation has awarded $781,000 in disaster grants to 15 legal aid organizations around the state to help them address the civil legal needs of Floridians affected by Hurricane Irma, as well as Puerto Ricans who have evacuated to Florida as a result of Hurricane Maria. “The Foundation

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  • Foundation seeks Medal of Honor Award nominees

    The Florida Bar Foundation will be accepting nominations for the 2018 Medal of Honor Awards until Feb. 2. The Medal of Honor Award is given in two categories. The first category is for members of The Florida Bar, including practicing lawyers, judges or teachers in the legal field. The second

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