Florida Senate - 2012 SENATOR AMENDMENT Bill No. CS/SB 4, 1st Eng. Barcode 653030 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . Floor: 1/AD/RM . Floor: SENA1/CA 03/07/2012 03:36 PM . 03/08/2012 04:47 PM ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Senator Benacquisto moved the following: 1 Senate Amendment to House Amendment (432013) 2 3 Delete lines 16 - 34 4 and insert: 5 Section 3. The amount awarded under this act is intended to 6 provide the sole compensation for all present and future claims, 7 including all attorney fees, lobbying fees, and related costs, 8 arising out of the factual situation described in this act which 9 resulted in the injuries to Eric Brody, and hereby releases the 10 Broward County Sheriff’s Office and Fairmont Specialty Insurance 11 Company, f/k/a Ranger Insurance Company, the Broward County 12 Board of County Commissioners, Broward County, and Christopher 13 Thieman from any further liability. The total amount of attorney 14 fees, lobbying fees, and related costs may not exceed 15 percent 15 of the first $1,000,000 awarded under this act, 10 percent of 16 the second $1,000,000 awarded under this act, and 5 percent of 17 the next $3,000,000 awarded under this act, for a total of 18 $400,000, absent a waiver of this fee limitation executed by the 19 legal guardians of the Guardianship of Eric Brody, and in such 20 event, the fee may not exceed 25 percent of the total amount 21 awarded under this act. All attorney fees, lobbying fees, and 22 related costs under this act shall be paid exclusively to the 23 claimants’ attorneys and lobbyists registered pursuant to s. 24 11.045, Florida Statutes. 25 Section 4. It is the intent of the Legislature that all 26 lien interests relating to the claim of the Guardianship of Eric 27 Brody, including liens for the treatment and care of Eric Brody 28 and Medicaid liens, are hereby waived or extinguished.