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Scientia Sit Potential: Is the Education Department’s Newest Financial Responsibility Reporting Rule a Source of Powerful Knowledge or a Bureaucratic Mess?

Education Law
This article addresses the U.S. Department of Education’s Financial Responsibility Reporting Rule, codified at 34 C.F.R. §668.171, including the history...

Summary of Recently Adopted Changes to the Florida Business Corporation Act and Harmonizing Changes to Other Florida Entity Statutes, Part II

Business Law
This is the second of two articles published in the Journal addressing key changes made to the Florida Business Corporation...

The Demise of Agency Deference: Florida Takes the Lead

Administrative Law
The year 2018 was a banner year for amendments to the Florida Constitution. Twelve proposed amendments appeared on the general...

The Yellow Brick Road to [Q]Oz Becomes Clearer

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
A significant new tax incentive was added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which allows taxpayers to...

Summary of Recently Adopted Changes to the Florida Business Corporation Act and Harmonizing Changes to Other Florida Entity Statutes, Part I

Business Law
This is the first of two articles that will address key changes to the Florida Business Corporation Act (Ch. 607...

Danger Will Robinson: The New Frontier of Remote Online Notarization and Electronic Wills

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
On June 7, 2019, to the delight of some practitioners and the horror of others, the future of remote notarization...

Affirmative Defenses in Florida Workers’ Compensation

Workers' Compensation
Once upon a time, workers’ compensation pleading was informal. Even a letter from an injured worker’s wife asking the state...

Inconsistent, Inadequate, Unbalanced, and Compromised: Breaking Up with Flawed Verdicts

Appellate Practice
Most verdicts are logical. The jury either believed the plaintiff’s case or didn’t and returned a decision reflecting its viewpoint....

IRA Accounts and Possible Stretch Reduction

Tax
The current technical federal income tax Individual retirement account (IRA) rules concerning required minimum distribution and post-death payout options are...

New Opportunities to Decant in Florida, Part II: Successful Execution of Trust Decanting

Elder Law
Part I of this article reviewed the 2018 changes to Florida’s trust decanting statute, discussing in particular the expanded authority...