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Emma Murray v. Mariner Health

Practice Area: Workers Compensation

Outcome: Allowed attorneys to represent injured workers

Description: Statute that had been interpreted as providing for a fee based on a percentage of benefits obtained was reinterpreted by the Florida Supreme Court to provide for a reasonable fee. Effect of case is to permit injured workers attorneys to receive sufficient compensation to offer their services in all cases. The Murray case is one of the most important cases in the history of Florida Workers' Compensation jurisprudence.

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