Matthew Scarborough

Case Law Updates

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: July 8, 2015

Scarborough Attorneys is proud to announce that  Matthew C. Scarborough has again been published in the Tampa Tribune as one of the Top Rated Lawyers of Tampa Legal Leaders. Congratulations on this prestigious award.Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: July 1, 2015

Duty of care owed Section 768.125, Florida Statutes (2008): Liability for injury or damage resulting from intoxication:  “A person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person of lawful drinking age shall not thereby become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such person, except that a person who willfully and unlawfully sells or…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: April 29, 2014

As a trial recap, the plaintiff, Danais Santana, asserted that she has $17,000 in medical bills as a result of an October 2009 accident. The Plaintiff filed, years ago, and before any of these people were involved, a proposal for settlement for $4,250. Therefore, if this plaintiff received a verdict totaling roughly $5,500, our insured would be exposed to approximately $200,000…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: February 6, 2013

Culpepper Kurland law firm long on image, short on trials By Steve Nohlgren, Times Staff Writer In Print: Sunday, January 27, 2013 It was a minor rear-end collision with no obvious injuries. But when a Sebring jury finally had its say last month, that 3-year-old fender bender created a legal milestone. The Tampa law firm of Culpepper Kurland at last…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: January 28, 2013

In a recent decision named Alpine Fresh, the third district court of appeal determined a release of the insurance company and its "agents" signed in the underlying litigation was also a release of the independent insurance agent who provided the policy to the insured. The insurance agents in this case were “general lines agents,” as defined in section 626.015(5)(a)-(e), Florida Statutes (2010),…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: January 28, 2013

The general standard in most states for proving duty of an insurance agent is outlined below in Merriam: absence of circumstances indicating the insurance agent has assumed a duty beyond the procurement of the coverage requested by the client, the insurance agent has no obligation to advise a client regarding additional coverage or risk management. The key to a successful…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: January 15, 2013

Hulk Hogan Wrestles With Laser Spine Center in Lawsuit Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan claims in a medical malpractice lawsuit that a Florida-based surgery company that advertises on the Internet and television persuaded him to undergo a half-dozen “unnecessary and ineffective” spinal operations, worsening his back problems. Hogan, whose real name is Terry G. Bollea, seeks $50 million for lost work…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: November 27, 2012

In Lunas v. Cooperativa, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D2568, 2nd DCA, November 2, 2012, the Second District Court of appeal reversed the trial court's order granting a motion to enforce settlement between an insurer and insured.  In this sinkhole case, the insured demanded to settle a claim requesting two checks: one payable to the insured and mortgagee and the other to the…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: November 25, 2012

In Clarke v. State Farm, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D2540, 4th DCA, October 31, 2012, the Fourth District Court of Appeal upheld the lower court's order granting State Farm's  motion for summary judgment on a coverage action.  State Farm argued its insuring agreement which defined bodily injury to exclude: "any of the following which are communicable: disease, bacteria, parasite, virus, or other…Read More

  • By: Scarborough Attorneys at Law
  • Published: November 20, 2012

The Fourth DCA in Slominski v. Citizens Insurance, 37 Fla. L. Weekly D2339, October 3, 2012 determined a summary judgment for the insurer was proper when they established "prejudice".  The insured filed a claim three and one half years post Hurricane Wilma.  Citizens denied the claim asserting the damages could not be related to the Hurricane and the policy required "prompt…Read More

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