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Florida’s New Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act: A Roadmap for Judges and Practitioners

Business Law
A receiver is “a person appointed by the court to take control, custody, or management of property involved in litigation...

Actual Intent vs. Legal Intent: The Impact of Immigration Status on Establishing Homestead Exemptions

Business Law
As of 2018, 4.5 million immigrants (foreign-born individuals) made up 21% of the population in Florida.[1] According to the PEW...

Federal Contracting Disputes: Do All Roads Lead to Rome? Part II

Business Law
In the last part of this article, we considered the options for a contract claim and began to consider a...

Federal Contracting Disputes: Do All Roads Lead to Rome? Part I

Business Law
“All Roads Lead to Rome,” has come to mean that one can reach the same result in many different ways.[1]...

A Review of the 2020 Amendment to Rule 30(b)(6): A Guide for Practitioners on How to Approach the New Corporate Deposition Process

Business Law
The U.S. Supreme Court has approved an amendment to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) — the first-ever substantive amendment...

Enjoining Employment Based on “Inevitable” Misappropriation: Yes, No, Maybe So!

Business Law
A key employee resigns and joins a competitor. A confidentiality agreement may have been signed. A noncompete agreement may have...

The Revolution Will Be Memorialized: Selected Blockchain-Based Smart Contract Use Cases

Business Law
What happens when computer code autonomously performs contractual terms? This article addresses the legal ramifications of several novel-use cases for...

Cool Change: Evolution and Explanation of New Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.380(e)

Business Law
While “paper” discovery demands production of responsive “documents,” in today’s reality, “documents” mainly exist in your client’s — or an...

A Look at the Furnisher Requirements Imposed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Business Law
Author’s note: On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was enacted in response to...

Fair Credit Reporting Act Obligations for Businesses Using Background Checks for Employment Purposes

Business Law
The importance of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA or the act), 15 U.S.C. §1681, et seq., cannot be underestimated...