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Jimerson Birr welcomes inquiries from the media and do our best to respond to deadlines. If you are interested in speaking to a Jimerson Birr lawyer or want general information about the firm, our practice areas, lawyers, publications, or events, please contact us via email or telephone for assistance at (904) 389-0050.

How to Prevent Public Access to Confidential Business Information Through Motions to Seal Records

March 18, 2021 Communications & Media Industry Legal Blog, Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Legal Blog, Technology Industry Legal Blog

In Florida, the public and press have a fundamental right of access to judicial proceedings, which includes access to documents submitted to the court. This may be troublesome for businesses seeking to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information, such as trade secrets or other proprietary information. However, under certain circumstances, […]

Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Arbitration Agreements

September 10, 2018 Florida Business Litigation Blog, Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Legal Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Consumer products often include some form of written warranty. Depending on the type of product, that written warranty may be governed by the requirements of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (“Magnuson-Moss Act” or “Act”).  The Magnuson-Moss Act was enacted to protect consumers and to prevent deception in certain types of written […]

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 […]

Using Florida’s Agricultural Bond Laws as a Collection Tool

October 25, 2010 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Insurance Industry Legal Blog, Manufacturing & Distribution Industry Legal Blog

As our firm represents many materials suppliers and site work contractors/subcontractors, we are often presented with payment issues that require us to pursue unconventional avenues of recovery to obtain payment. One area in which we have had a good success is through making claims on Agricultural Bonds through the Florida Department of Agriculture. According to Florida law, any person who is engaged within the state in the business of buying, receiving, soliciting, handling, or negotiating agricultural products from or for Florida producers, or their agents, must be licensed and bonded. The Bureau of Agricultural Dealer’s Licenses is responsible for the licensing of dealers in agricultural products. Per the Department of Agriculture, “Florida License and Bond Law is intended to facilitate the marketing of Florida agricultural products by encouraging a better understanding between buyers and sellers and by providing a marketplace that is relatively free of unfair trading practices and defaults. The purpose of the law is to help assure that the producers of products covered by the law receive proper accounting and payment for their products.” If you do business with nurseries, landscaping companies, or virtually anyone who deals in green goods and you like to get paid the money you are rightfully owed, this post should be required reading.

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