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Loss in the Time of Coronavirus: Evaluating WARN Obligations During a Pandemic

Featured Article
As a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many businesses have been or will be forced to close operations...

Firefighter Cancer Benefits: A Case for Prospective Application

City, County and Local Government
In 2019, the Florida Legislature acknowledged the scientific evidence showing a correlation between firefighting and certain cancers when it passed...

Overcoming Retirement Plan In-SECURE-ity

Featured Article
The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019) (SECURE), which was signed into law on...

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...

New Pro Bono Program Aims to Reframe the Way Domestic Violence Injunction Opinions Are Written

Appellate Practice
Winston Churchill would have us believe that history is written by the victors. As a response to this proposition, author...

Protecting an Inheritance in the Event of Divorce

Family Law
Planning for generational transfer of wealth can be an emotional and difficult task. Clients often want to provide for children,...

Records, Estimates, and Sampling, Oh My! Understanding the Limits of Statutory Authority for Florida Tax Audit Estimates and Sampling

Tax
A tax audit conducted by the Florida Department of Revenue can be a harrowing experience. Even when the taxpayer has...

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...

Charitable Giving in a Global Environment

Tax
Cross-border charitable giving has generally become known as “international philanthropy” and when involving multiple countries “global philanthropy.” However, by whatever...

District Court Review of Mandamus Proceedings in Land-Use Litigation: Certiorari or Appeal?

Appellate Practice
Imagine you find yourself in the following position. You represent a real estate developer who has been denied approval for...