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May/June 2011 Firm Newsletter

June 30, 2011 Newsletters

Featured in the May/June 2011 Issue Partner’s Perspective Attorney Charles B. Jimerson Named Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up and Comer New Law Blogs Curiosities, Ruminations and Various Eccentricities of Firm Biz Click to read.

The Nitty Gritty of Proposals for Settlement from a Plaintiff’s Perspective

June 22, 2011 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Proposals for settlement are a very effective tool to bring contested litigation to a mutually agreeable resolution. If utilized by a Plaintiff, it can create a fee mechanism where a basis may not otherwise exist. When a plaintiff is considering a proposal for settlement, there are specific procedures which must be followed in order for the proposal to be valid and enforceable if accepted. If the proposal is not accepted by the defendant and the procedure is followed correctly, a plaintiff may still be able to secure attorneys’ fees and costs associated with the litigation thereafter.

Single Spouse Ownership and the Ability to Convey Homestead Property

June 10, 2011 Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Many people believe that by virtue of holding ownership of a property, the owner may convey the property as they wish. This is not always the case when an individual is married. A home may be owned by only one spouse. The owner of the home may choose to sell or convey the marital home to another individual, without the consent of his or her spouse. In situations such as these, the spouse who failed to give consent, or the “non-joined” spouse, may have a claim invalidating the conveyance through claiming the homestead exemption.

Substitute Service on Nonresident Through the Secretary of State

April 11, 2011 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

By: James D. Stone, III, Esq.

So you have made the decision to go through with a law suit against an individual or entity debtor that owes you money and are ready to effectuate service of process. But what happens when the debtor does not reside in Florida or is concealing its where abouts? Generally, Florida law requires that process be served personally upon a person. Fla. Stat. § 48.031(1)(a) (2008). However in some limited circumstances, Florida law permits service of process by substitute methods of service. These alternate methods of service are especially implicated in situations where attempts to locate a defendant fail. One of these methods is service upon the Secretary of State of Florida. However, this method of service is limited to specific circumstances defined by statute. To read more click the title. . .

March 2011

April 8, 2011 In The News

Jimerson & Wilson hosted a mock foreclosure trial put on by the Mock Trial Team of Florida Coastal School of Law on April 8 at the Florida Coastal campus.

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