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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...

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....