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Don’t Let the Blindfold Slip: A Guide to Judicial Disqualification

by Marcia K. Lippincott
A $3 million dollar campaign contribution to a West Virginia Supreme Court judicial candidate should have prevented the elected candidate from presiding over a case involving this contributor. Yet, it took years before the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a $50 million judgment in favor of that contributor in Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Co., 556 U.S. 868 (2009). The Brennan Center for Justice of the New York University School of Law recently reported that most states, including Florida, have not heeded Caperton’s call to strengthen judicial recusal rules.

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To Retain or Not to Retain — That Is the Question
by Scott G. Hawkins

Appellate Practice
Don’t Waive Your Appeal: A Guide to Preserving Trial Error
by Shannon Tan

Labor and Employment Law
The Times They Are a Changin’: The Impact of Technology and Social Media on the Public Workplace, Part II
by Gregory A. Hearing and Brian C. Ussery

Tax Law
Estate Planning with Portability in Mind, Part II
by Lester B. Law and Andrew T. Huber

Environmental and Land Use Law
CERCLA’s Rock and Hard Place: A Look at the Interpretive Conundrum Created by the “Innocent Landowner” Provision
by Jeffery C. Close

Business Law
FTC’s New Business Opportunity Rule: Reduced Disclosure But Increased Coverage
by Keith J. Kanouse


April 2012
Volume 86, No. 4
Ruminations on the Relationship Between the Economic Loss Rule and Claims for Breach of Fiduciary Duty by Thomas Wade Young (March 2012)

A Horse Is a Horse (of Course, of Course) But Is It Agriculture? Whether Ranches Dedicated to Abused, Abandoned, and Aging Horses Qualify for “Agricultural” Classifications Under Florida’s Greenbelt Law — by Michael T. Olexa, Joshua A. Cossey, Katherine Smallwood, and Zach Broome (Feb. 2012)

Qué RICO? Discarding the Fallacy that Florida RICO and Federal RICO Are Identical by Etan Mark and Monica F. Rossbach (Jan. 2012)

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