Kathryn Fenderson Scott has been included in Marquis' Who's Who in American Law, 30th Anniversary Edition - the definitive biographical resource featuring the most accomplished men and women in all areas of the legal profession.
Scott & Fenderson Collects TEDDY BEARS for the Byrd Alzheimer's Center and Research Institute
Teddy Bears for Elders Drive
During the month of October, the St. Pete Bar Association and the Law Firm of Scott and Fenderson is joining forces with other organizations in the area by conducting a “Teddy Bears for Elders Drive” in conjunction with the Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute.The goal of this drive is to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, encourage donations for research, and to collect 1,000, toddler safe, medium size, stuffed animals for distribution to elders in the Tampa Bay area that have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that the holding and owning of a stuffed animal reduces the stress of patients and also their desire to wander or be aggressive toward their caregivers. These delightful, soft and cuddly toys encourage relaxation, kindness and tenderness in all ages.
How You Can Help…
- Bring teddy bear donations to the Law Office of Scott & Fenderson, 4755 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida on or before October 31st.
Kathryn Fenderson Scott to be profiled in Who's Who in America, 62nd Edition 2008. St. Petersburg, FL - October 5, 2007: Kathryn Fenderson Scott of St. Petersburg, Florida has been selected to be included in a biographical directory published by Marquis Who's Who 2008.
Originally published October 5, 2007 Done deal, PIP heads to governor TALLAHASSEE -- The Senate has unanimously added its approval to a bill re-creating Florida's no-fault auto insurance law. The legislation now heads for Gov. Charlie Crist's desk for his quick approval into law. The measure doesn't make medical coverage mandatory again until Jan. 1, but it adds fee schedules and controls on where medical care can take place -- efforts to crack down on fraud that bedeviled the former program that expired Oct. 1. "Are all of the special interests happy? Of course they're not happy," said Senate Banking and Insurance Chairman Bill Posey. He characterized the House-Senate compromise bill as a plan that "redlines the crooks out of the process." Crist is expected to sign the bill quickly, said his general counsel, Chris Kise. Sen. Dave Aronberg argued against continuing Florida's no-fault laws, saying they unfairly penalize those with good driving records. Nevertheless, he voted for the bill. "The worst situation in the world to me is the status quo, where you have no mandatory insurance," Aronberg said. The return of no-fault auto insurance to Florida got back on track earlier when House Republicans backed off their efforts to use the bill to limit lawyer fees. The House approved re-enacting no-fault medical coverage, on a vote of 105-4. Reps. Will Kendrick, Don Brown, Aaron Bean and Carlos Lopez-Cantera opposed it. The current deal before the House and Senate reinstates mandatory medical coverage as of the day the measure is signed by Gov. Charlie Crist, and changes what's covered in that Personal Injury Protection on Jan. 1. The state's no-fault system also would restart on the date the bill becomes law. However, the re-enactment of PIP doesn't affect motorists whose car insurance policies have already renewed since Oct. 1. That leaves a segment of Florida's driving public that, even if they voluntarily buy personal injury protection, must still live for four months under a system torts -- lawsuits for fault-finding in car crashes. Any accident they are involved in can end in a lawsuit, against either them or against those in the other vehicle. For those consumers, bill author Rep. Ellyn Bogdanoff has this advice as a practicing insurance agent. "Buy more uninsured motorists coverage. You might want to protect yourself," she said. Florida insurers will adapt to whatever the Legislature passes, said Sam Miller, vice president of the Florida Insurance Council, one of the industry's state trade groups. They must contend with the prospect of handling claims involving different medical coverage and even differing legal systems. "Companies work with that in the vast majority of states," said Miller. "National insurers know exactly how the tort system works."
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