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Carmichael v. Pizza Hut of America, Inc., 13th Judicial District Court Hillsborough County, Florida, Case No. 08-28747

After four days of trial, plaintiff accepted pre-trial settlement offer. January, 2013.
The plaintiff was severely injured in an automobile accident. He sustained a traumatic brain injury; underwent 18 surgical procedures in the 6 years following the accident; alleged permanent disability; and demanded $10.5 million. Litigation Management Counsel coordinated a team of experts in accident reconstruction, bio-mechanics, orthopedics, neurology, life care planning, and economics. LMC designed and implemented the defense strategy, directed trial counsel, and oversaw all aspects of the case. LMC’s strategy resulted in a very favorable settlement for the client.

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February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013

The 2d DCA ruled that it was proper to subpoena Dr. Scott Katzman's surgery center internal cost structure information as it was relevant to establishing a claim of unreasonableness of charges for medical services. The 2d DCA remanded the case to the trial court to conduct an in camera review to determine if the documents were protected as trade secrets and if so, to enter an appropriate confidentiality order.

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