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FL House passes 3 high-profile claims bills

 Tuesday, March 6, 2012

 The St. Augustine Record

Three high-profile claims bills that would let victims of governmental negligence receive millions in compensation cleared the Florida House on Monday. The bills now go to the Senate. One bill (SB 4) would require that an insurance company for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office pay $10.75 million to 32-year-old Eric Brody. He suffered brain damage and paralysis 14 years ago when a speeding deputy, who was late for work, crashed into his car. Another measure (HB 965) would require Lee County’s public hospital system to pay $15 million to 14-year-old Aaron Edwards.
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