Tag Archives: Business Litigation

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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Contracting for Faster and Less Expensive Dispute Resolution

Disputes are a fact of life on construction projects.  There are just too many variables, unknowns and unpredictable things that can occur during the course of a project that can lead to disagreements and disputes, particularly when significant dollars are … 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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The Big Picture on Bid Protests

Bid Protests: Understanding of the Basic Framework Your company just found out that the major multi-million dollar government contract that you spent weeks preparing your best and most competitive bid for has been awarded to another company.  You know your … 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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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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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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Why An Exclusive Venue Provision (Forum Selection Clause) Is Vital For Small Business Contracts In Florida

An exclusive venue provision, or commonly referred to as a forum selection clause, is an integral part of every small business contract.  Including an exclusive venue provision in a small business contract is extremely important for a small business that … Read Full Post

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