Eleventh Circuit Upholds Morris & Morris Victory

Morris & Morris’ victory for Wausau in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia was recently affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit (case number 11-14078). The appellate court upheld the district judge’s ruling that Georgia law does not recognize an independent cause of action against a carrier for breach of good faith and fair dealing. The decision may be accessed here.

Organized Workers’ Compensation Fraud Ring Busted

Organized workers’ compensation fraud remains a problem in Florida. Ascendant Commercial Insurance came to Morris and Morris after it was victimized by a scheme to defraud. Working in conjunction with Morris& Morris, the authorities arrested the perpetrator- click on the link to read the CFO’s press release.

http://www.myfloridacfo.com/sitePages/newsroom/pressRelease.aspx?id=4043

Partner closer to Ph.D. in Law

Michael Morris, partner in Morris & Morris, returned from the United Kingdom where he gave a public lecture on the research he is conducting for his doctorate in law from the University of Edinburgh. This lecture, on the secondary liability of service providers for copyright infringement by users, was one of the last steps before Mr. Morris defends his thesis in the fall. Continue reading

Morris & Morris argues precedent-setting case before 11th Circuit Court of Appeals March 6, 2012

Michael Morris of Morris & Morris today argued before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals that expert testimony should not be required in at least some negligence cases involving defective construction work. Arguing on behalf of the Insurance Company of the West, Morris pointed out to the three-judge panel that no court in Florida has ever held that juries are incapable of understanding basic concepts of negligence in construction cases. The appeal arose in the case of the Insurance Company of the West v. Island Dream Homes, in which the trial judge held that juries are incapable of… Continue reading