Florida Business Litigation Blog


Your Skin Is A Canvas: Tattoo Parlors and the First Amendment

Earlier this year, I wrote about a unique land use issue and some very specific First Amendment free speech implications related to the regulation of charitable donation bins (The Right to Blight – Charitable Donation Bins, Freedom of Speech, and … Read Full Post

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Prejudgment Writ of Garnishment

Motion and/or Affidavit of Prejudgment Writ of Garnishment, §77.031 Fla .Stat. Garnishment is a statutory remedy used to reach tangible or intangible personal property of a debtor while that property is in the hands of a third party.  A very … Read Full Post

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The Corporate Representative’s Deposition: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance

As my high school baseball coach used to say, “proper preparation prevents poor performance.”  The saying is equally applicable in preparing for any deposition.  Litigation often involves depositions of witnesses, which can be fact witnesses, expert witnesses, as well as … Read Full Post

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Prejudgment Writ of Attachment in Florida

The Motion and Affidavit for Prejudgment Writs of Attachment Normally, attachment occurs after a judgment has been entered by the court.  However, the trial court has the authority to order a writ of attachment to a debtor’s property prior to … Read Full Post

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Minority Shareholder Oppression: Minority Owners Have Rights Too

In a closely held business in which one person or a small group of people have control over the company’s voting majority, life can be made difficult for a minority owner.  Often times when there is a disagreement about the … Read Full Post

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The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: An Introduction For Creditors

Northeast Florida has  some of the largest Naval bases in the country and many active duty military personnel call the area home. These servicemembers faces stresses that those of  us in civilian life will likely never encounter, such as long … Read Full Post

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Three Contract Provisions A Small Business Cannot Live Without-From A Litigator’s Perspective, Part 4: Contractual Provisions (Prejudgment and Postjudgment Interest)

Every small business contract should include a provision that states that the business is entitled to recover the maximum rate of interest permitted by law both prejudgment and postjudgment.  Many contracts provide for the recovery of interest, but very few … Read Full Post

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Social Purpose Corporations and Benefit Corporations in Florida

Corporations that want to make a profit and, at the same time, act in a socially conscious manner can incorporate as Social Purpose Corporations (“SP Corp.”) or Benefit Corporations (“B Corp.”) under Florida law.  This type of structure can help … Read Full Post

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Three Contract Provisions A Small Business Cannot Live Without – From A Litigator’s Perspective: Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

Including an attorneys’ fees provision in a small business contract is vital when a small business wants to sue to enforce its contract.  Without an attorneys’ fees provision, a lawsuit may become cost prohibitive for a small business. Part 1 … Read Full Post

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Spoliation Of Evidence: When Does An Individual Or Business Have An Obligation To Preserve Evidence?

When litigation arises, parties to that litigation need evidence to prove their cases.  In many instances, non-parties may have documentary evidence to support and/or refute the litigants’ positions in that lawsuit.  But, what is a non-party’s obligation to preserve evidence … Read Full Post

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