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State Assumption of the Clean Water Act Section 404 Permitting Program: Part I, an Overview

Environmental & Land Use Law
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), Title 33 of the U.S. Code (U.S.C.) §1251, et seq., governs discharges...

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...

Calculating Economic Losses in 11th Circuit Employment Termination Cases

Labor and Employment Law
Economic damages from lost pay have always been an important consideration when employment lawyers are advising potential plaintiffs as to...

Enter the Twilight Zone: The IconBrickell Case and Mixed-Use Condominiums

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
As Florida has become more citified, mixed-use developments have become much more common. Typically, these buildings consist of a single...

Mental-Health Issues in Florida Family Law, Part 2

Family Law
The first part of this two-part series discussed the prevalence of mental-health issues in the United States, defined mental health,...

Tax Planning for Inbound Licenses of IP: What Is Left After Tax Reform?

Intellectual property (IP) rights broadly include, among other items, patents, copyrights, trademarks, know-how, proprietary data, and trade secrets. Although the...

Social Media and the Progressive Limitations on Public Sector Employees’ First Amendment Right to Free Speech

Labor and Employment Law
There are moments in history that mark advancements in communication from which humans will never return. Such moments include the...

Aircraft Lien Law

Aviation Law
Florida’s statutory scheme governing aviation liens is a labyrinth. Practitioners are required to reconcile at least three different statutory chapters...

Application of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Statute to Homeowner Disputes Regarding Violation of Restrictive Covenants

Solo and Small Firm
Most homeowner and condominium associations have restrictive covenants governing the aesthetic appearance of units within each respective association. Often these...

Discovery in Administrative Proceedings: Whose Right and Who’s Right?

Administrative Law
Judge Bram Canter, a former administrative law judge at the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings (DOAH), accurately captured the universe...