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New Florida Law Gives Businesses Liability Protections From COVID-19 Claims

April 12, 2021 Healthcare Industry Legal Blog, Hospitality Industry Legal Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult on Florida businesses, particularly those in the hospitality, travel and restaurant industries, forcing many of them to close their doors to the public at various times and to suffer financial hardship. As businesses are beginning to re-open, a growing concern has […]

What Do The Florida Supreme Court Changes To Florida’s Summary Judgment Mean For the Business Community?

March 8, 2021 Governmental Entities Industry Legal Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog

On December 31, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court changed Florida’s summary judgment standard by adopting the federal standard in an amendment to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510. Summary judgment can be a useful tool that allows a court to decide a case after pleadings (and most of the time […]

Cyber Crime and Computer Fraud Insurance: Is Your Business Covered?

March 24, 2020 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Technology Industry Legal Blog

In today’s digital world, there are many scams that fraudsters employ to steal money and information from your company.  Those computer-based scams include hacking, phishing, ransom-ware, and spoofing to name only a few. The first step in protecting against these cyber crimes is to have the appropriate information technology and […]

“As is” and no Warranty Provisions in Contracts: Are They Always Enforceable?

April 3, 2019 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Whether purchasing a business, a piece of real property, or even a car, there is likely a lengthy contract that goes along with that purchase.  Many of those contracts contain “as-is” or “no warranty” provisions.  These types of provisions may also include language that the seller of the property is […]

Understanding the Process for Employee Sexual Harassment Claims

November 5, 2018 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Frequently our clients ask us general questions regarding the day-to-day operations of their business.  In order to prepare a client to form corporate policies reacting to sexual harassment claims, we first educate them on the process of how an aggrieved employee goes about pursuing a claim.  What follows is an […]

It’s Not Too Late: What to do After Your Business is Sued for Violating the ADA

October 16, 2018 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Hospitality Industry Legal Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Businesses often do not learn that they are in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) until they are hit with a lawsuit from a disabled person.  At that point, some business leaders think that it is too late to do anything to help minimize their liability. However, there […]

Your Guide to the Most Impactful 2018 Legislative Amendments to the Florida Statutes

June 20, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Healthcare Industry Legal Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog, Real Estate Development, Sales and Leasing Industry Legal Blog

Each year the Florida Legislature proposes and votes on bills for amending the Florida Statutes.  Bills that pass both the Florida House and Senate go before the Governor who decides which bills become law.  In the 2018 legislative session, approximately 150 fewer bills were proposed, and 40 fewer bills ultimately […]

Contractual Language That may Successfully Limit Fraud Claims

October 30, 2017 Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Businessmen and women have been trying to eradicate fraud claims through contractual language since the beginning of Florida jurisprudence.  Historically, the attempt to “kill fraud claims with a contract” have been largely unsuccessful.  Essentially, an attempt to eliminate fraud via contractual language requires the Court to reward either the non-diligent […]

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