People remember Charlie Crist as the former Florida governor, but he is no stranger to the law. He was Florida’s attorney general before his governorship and since he lost his Senate bid to Marco Rubio he joined the Central Florida law firm Morgan & Morgan. Now Charlie Crist and Matt Morgan of Morgan & Morgan are making news because they represent Rebecca’s mother, Tricia Norman, in a wrongful death suit. Good luck chuck!
I have been resolving disputes for sixteen years. I even wrote a book on arbitration. So, I guess to some, I’m considered an expert in the field of arbitration. I know what arbitration is about, and I know how it’s supposed to ‘go down’. However, what occurred in the arbitration hearing which was convened to determine whether Alex Rodriguez’ 211-game suspension will stand, raised so many concerns in my mind and the minds of many people I spoke to, that I decided to take a closer look.
(CNN) — Two teenage girls accused of aggravated stalking in the case of a young Florida girl who jumped to her death no longer face criminal charges, lawyers said Wednesday.
Attorney Jose Baez, the attorney for the younger of the two girls, said the state had dropped the felony charge against her in the bullying case of Rebecca Sedwick, who was 12 when she committed suicide in September. Read the rest of this entry →
As a victim of bullying my proverb was always “Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Apparently in the Internet age there are no ‘sticks and stones’ or ‘words’ in the traditional sense, but rather posts. Today’s children live in a cyber world that is unregulated in which they promulgate their own rules. They live unregulated largely because adults are absent. Parents are not a part of this cyber world either because they are not tech-savvy, children fool them with fake social media accounts, they are not interested, or they do not want to get involved with child’s play. Hence we end up with a Lord of the Flies scenario except there are no killings. Nevertheless, any victim of bullying in my age group would substitute physical, in-your-face bullying for cyber-bullying any day. With old-fashioned bullying, you know who the bully is right away. Today, however, you have to log-on and visit particular sites in order to find out who’s bullying you. Now prosecutors are holding a 12 and 14 year-old responsible for the suicide of Rebecca Sedwick. Read the rest of this entry →