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Monthly Archives: November 2018

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Woman Arrested in Workers’ Compensation Fraud Scheme

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A West Palm Beach woman has been arrested after being charged by the State of Florida with insurance fraud. Authorities say that the woman intentionally misrepresented her business’s payroll in order to avoid paying workers’ compensation premiums. The woman claimed that she made less than $50,000 in order to avoid paying $51,000 in workers’… Read More »

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A Closer Look at Amendment 6, Marsy’s Law

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Marsy’s law is being pitched as a kind of “victim’s rights” legislation and while everyone can agree that victims of violent crimes deserve rights, no one is quite sure what that piece of legislation would entail. Proponents of the measure are seeking to get the legislation passed as constitutional amendments in all 50 states… Read More »

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Florida Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex with Student

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A New Smyrna Beach middle school teacher has accepted a plea deal for lewd and lascivious battery and the transmission of harmful material to minors by electronic means. Lewd and lascivious battery is a crime that is set aside for consensual sex acts with a child. In most states, this is known as statutory… Read More »

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What Happens to Kids who Kill?

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

You’ve likely heard the phrase: “tried as an adult”. This happens often to teenagers who commit heinous crimes against either their parents or other children. As it happens, the youngest person ever to be sentenced to life in prison was Lionel Tate at the age of 13. He was convicted right here in Florida… Read More »

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Marlins Pitcher Goes Down in Sober House Fraud

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Former Marlins pitcher, Justin Wayne, and his brother were charged with multiple counts of insurance fraud for their part in an insurance fraud scheme that involved sober living apartments. The pair were forced to repay insurance companies $3.8 million. While the brothers were not themselves the masterminds behind the scheme, their part was sufficient… Read More »

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Fraternity Brothers Face Hazing Charges in Pledge Death

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

The trial of four fraternity brothers charged in the hazing death of pledge has hit a snag as the courts attempt to determine the scope of Florida’s hazing law. At issue is the direct relationship between the fraternity brothers’ actions and the young man’s death. According to the allegations, Andrew Coffey died after consuming… Read More »

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Florida Pharmacist Convicted of Fraud

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Fraud related to health care has become a rampant problem, largely due to taxpayer-funded plans like Medicare and Medicaid. Privately run insurance companies have a tendency to be much stingier than either of the government health care plans and will contest whatever they feel is necessary or superfluous. While many Medicare drug programs utilize… Read More »

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Man Accused of Dastardly Dine and Dash Plot

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

It’s not quite Lex Luthor quality diabolical, but a man is being accused of meeting women on dating sites, taking them out to dinner, and then skipping out leaving them with the tab. If you think this is funny, there are a lot of folks who aren’t laughing. One of them is Paul Guadalupe… Read More »

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