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Fla. Case May Expose Atty-Doctor Dealings To Closer Scrutiny

Law360, Miami (November 2, 2016, 8:52 PM EDT) -- The Florida Supreme Court is set to consider on Thursday how far defendants in personal injury suits can pry into possible referral relationships between doctors and attorneys, a move that defense attorneys say is necessary to peel back inflated costs for medical care in these cases.

The state's highest court will hear oral arguments in a slip-and-fall case brought by Heather Worley, who tripped and fell in the parking lot of Central Florida YMCA and was allegedly referred to a doctor by her attorneys at Morgan & Morgan PA. 

At issue is a trial court order requiring Worley to produce any...

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