Product Liability Advocate

Product Liability Advocate

Sean M. McDonough (Orlando, FL)

Sean M. McDonough (Orlando, FL) Sean McDonough is a deputy managing partner in the Orlando office. Most of his twenty-year legal career has been devoted to trial practice. Among the areas in which Sean focuses are hospitality, professional liability, product liability, premises liability, trucking and transportation litigation, and insurance defense.

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Florida Court Says, “No Phishing Expeditions Allowed on a Plaintiff’s Facebook Page”

Posted in General Litigation
While it is true that social media has become one of the main sources for discovery in personal injury litigation, the basic tenets of discovery that apply to the standard document requests, also apply to this new technological source of information. The question of whether a demand for any and all information on the Facebook page… Continue Reading

Why Do Florida Plaintiff’s Attorneys Dread the Application of Daubert?

Posted in General Litigation
Part 2 of Series on Florida’s Adoption of the Daubert Standard for Admissibility of Expert Testimony The Florida legislature’s adoption of the Daubert Standard for admissibility of expert testimony took several sessions to pass as a well-organized Plaintiff’s Bar fought hard against it. However, the legislature’s affinity for laws that promote the growth of business… Continue Reading

Florida’s More Stringent Daubert Standard: Part 1

Posted in General Litigation
Florida jurors are now considering more reliable expert testimony since the Florida legislature reformed the court’s role in precluding unreliable expert testimony. Starting July 1, 2013, the court has to follow the Daubert standard, which requires a judge to exercise greater scrutiny of the facts and data on which an expert’s opinions are based.  As… Continue Reading