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Graduation and the Florida “Open House Party” Law

Graduation and the Florida Open House Party Law

As the 2009-2010 school year winds to an end, we here at Perenich The Law Firm wish to congratulate all those students who are graduating. However, in the midst of your celebrating, it is advisable to follow Florida state law that prohibits adults from giving underage party-goers alcohol. The Florida “Open House Parties” law was written expressly […]

St. Louis Hospital and Doctor Jeopardize Patients

St. Louis Hospital and Doctor Jeopardize Patients

Healthcare costs have been on an exponential rise in recent decades.  Often cited as a method to curtail such costs are propositions to limit patients’ rights when they have been hurt by the negligence of medical professionals.  While many studies have proven that the right of recourse through the courts does not lend to the […]

Federal Court Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Federal Court Settles Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

Novartis AG, the United States unit of Europe’s second largest pharmaceutical company, was found by a jury to be engaged in discriminatory practices towards women, as the Manhattan federal court awarded a dozen women $3.4 million in damages. A Bloomberg.com article by Patricia Hurtado and David Glovin reports on some of the details: The women are part […]

Foreclosure Scam Shocks Baltimore

Foreclosure Scam Shocks Baltimore

In the late summer of 2008, many working families watched their livelihood disappear and the American dream slip away. The harsh realities of the sub-prime mortgage crisis left countless facing home foreclosure and eviction. Shockingly two veteran Real Estate investors in Baltimore, Maryland have sought to make profit from the misery of countless local households. […]

Car Safety Advances: The Ford Pinto and the Gas Tank

This is the first installment of a new Occasional Series detailing advances in automobile safety through the Civil Justice System With the recent controversy over defective parts in Toyota automobiles, we here at Perenich The Law Firm felt it may be in order to let you know instances in the past where personal injury lawyers and car […]

IMPORTANT: Changes in FL Law Impact Waivers for Your Child

IMPORTANT Changes in FL Law Impact Waivers for Your Child

A recent Florida Supreme Court decision and a newly passed bill from the Florida Legislature have altered the use of pre-injury releases (usually known as waivers) that many commercial establishments make parents of minor children sign. It is important that you, as a parent of a minor child, know your rights when presented with such […]

Citizen’s United V. The Bill of Rights

Citizen’s United V. The Bill of Rights

The Supreme Court’s decision regarding Citizen’s United v. Federal Elections Commission has served as an ominous reminder of our Representative Republic’s fragility and by extension the need for its vigilant preservation. Our founders sought to create a Republican form of government that would balance democracy with the individual rights of citizens. This framework that they […]

Changes To Evacuation Maps May Affect You

Changes To Evacuation Maps May Affect You

The 2010 hurricane season is drawing near, and recent developments from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida may affect you. New storm surge models have led local emergency planners to redraw and update local evacuation maps, affecting over 130,000 parcels of land in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties alone. Perenich The Law Firm is made up of lawyers […]

Drug Company Faces Claims Over Oral Laxative

Drug Company Faces Claims Over Oral Laxative

The company C.B. Fleet Co. is facing hundreds of claims from users of its oral laxatives that were most commonly prescribed for colonoscopies and other medical procedures. Diane Suchetka of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer has this report: Those who sued say they suffered from kidney failure and chronic kidney disease after drinking two bottles of the laxative within […]