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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.

“Small” Claim Doesn’t Mean an Unimportant Claim

October 3, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Many business owners have likely heard of small claims court, but are thankfully unfamiliar with it.  I say “thankfully” because the usual way a business owner experiences small claims court is over an outstanding account receivable, or because a disgruntled customer or employee has a grievance (possibly of a dubious […]

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 […]

Florida Business Break-up 101: Issues, Mechanisms, Planning, Forcing, Defending and Valuation

August 7, 2018 Banking & Financial Services Industry Legal Blog, Presentations, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog, Videos

A Florida business break-up can be messy. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Instead, owners of a business who plan ahead with consideration of potential future challenges can help ensure an amicable break-up, free of drama or difficulty. And by having an experienced contract law attorney in your […]

Deciding Whether to Sue for Injunction, and What is the Process to Obtain Injunctive Relief

August 6, 2018 Presentations, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog, Videos

Suing for an injunction in Florida is all about preserving the status quo. Therefore, it’s important to not consider it a tool for righting a wrong. Rather, it’s about dealing with the future, not something that happened in the past. In this presentation, Jimerson Birr Associate Austin B. Calhoun covers Florida law […]

How to Know if Your Website Needs to be ADA Compliant in Florida

July 30, 2018 Communications & Media Industry Legal Blog, Florida Business Litigation Blog, Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

Does your website have to be ADA compliant? Title III of the American’s With Disabilities Act (“ADA”) provides that people shall not be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the “full and equal enjoyment” of goods, services, privileges, facilities or accommodations.  Under Title III, private businesses must make […]

The Lanham Act, Its Extraterritorial Reach, and how it can be Used to Protect Trademarks From Being Exploited Outside of the United States

July 26, 2018 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

As technology makes the word smaller, it becomes more and more important for companies to protect trademarks.  The Lanham Act (15 U.S.C. §1051) protects owners of registered trademarks from use in commerce by another that is “likely to cause confusion or mistake or to deceive purchasers as to the source […]

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 […]

Coming to Terms: Important Issues and Considerations in Drafting M&A Agreements — Part III: Indemnification

May 10, 2018 Professional Services Industry Legal Blog

The indemnification provisions are among the most heavily negotiated portions of a purchase agreement, yet business owners may be tempted into thinking they are simply something lawyers like to argue over without realizing their importance.  The indemnification provisions deal with the issue of what rights the acquirer have when it […]

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