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What’s the Big Deal About Blockchain?

Features
In the 1990s, when the internet was undergoing rapid expansion and adoption, it was nearly impossible for the average person...

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...

Not a Foregone Conclusion: The Importance of Advocating for a Favorable Remand Instruction in a Civil Appeal from a Final Judgment

Appellate Practice
Imagine you represent the appellant in a civil appeal from a final judgment. Your client was the plaintiff at the...

Pets Should Receive Special Consideration in F.S. Ch. 61, Dissolution and F.S. Ch. 741, Domestic Violence

Animal Law
“Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they are meant to serve.” — Clarence...

Waters of the United States: A New Era for Federal Wetland Jurisdiction

Environmental & Land Use Law
For more than 45 years, all three branches of government have struggled with how to interpret the meaning of “waters...

A Whistleblower Hidden in Plain Sight:When Does an Employee Termination Risk a False Claims Act Filing?

Labor and Employment Law
Scenario One:[1] Sharon had been the new chief HR officer for just the last quarter at NewCo. Everything was going...

Ending Permanent Periodic Alimony: A Crisis for Enforcing Equitable Distribution Waiting to Happen

Family Law
The Florida Legislature has taken steps in recent years to end permanent periodic alimony. If they are successful, this will...

Estate Planning During an Election Year: Will It Be 2012 All Over Again?

Tax
This year should be one of the busiest years for all estate planning attorneys; indeed, it could be a repeat...

Is It Over Yet? A Primer on Federal and State Appellate Finality Doctrines

Appellate Practice
During civil litigation, trial lawyers often ask whether a dismissal or summary judgment order is final and appealable.[1] Regrettably, even...

New Evolutions in the Law of Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise

Environmental & Land Use Law
Climate change and sea-level rise law continue to evolve. Federal and state regulatory and policy responses involve expanding and evolving...