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The 2018 Florida Bar Criminal Justice Summit: A First Step in Improving Florida’s Criminal Justice System

January/February 2019 Ellen S. Podgor Featured Article
Imagine state attorneys, public and private defense counsel, policymakers, legislators, and judges meeting in one room to examine key criminal…

Reframing the Question: Why Florida Courts Should Enforce Nonreliance Clauses

January/February 2019 Ian M. Ross Featured Article
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” — Mark Twain A nonreliance clause is an agreement…

Florida’s Unwieldy But Effective Construction Lien Law

January/February 2019 Leonard Klingen Featured Article
A glance at any urban skyline in Florida will confirm that construction is still big business.1 Look again, and you might…

Flying Baseballs, Injured Fans, Uncertain Liability

January/February 2019 Robert M. Jarvis Featured Article
In January 2018, the Tampa Bay Rays announced plans to extend the protective netting at Tropicana Field.1 Two months later,…

Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company: Balancing the Interests Surrounding Potential Insurance Coverage for Ch. 558 Notices of Claim

November/December 2018 Reese J. Henderson, Jr. Featured Article
Illustration by Barbara Kelley The legislature enacted F.S. Ch. 558 in 2003 to provide “an alternative method to resolve construction…

Fraud in Horse Sales: Florida’s Rule 5H and Unfair and Deceptive Acts by Equine Sellers, Agents, and Others

November/December 2018 Avery S. Chapman Featured Article
Florida is unique in the nation by reason of having the most comprehensive statutory and common law addressing fraud in…

The Mixed Meanings of Metaphors in Voir Dire

November/December 2018 Matthew C. Lucas Featured Article
People speak in pictures. The linguistic picture of a metaphor, in particular, “a figure of speech in which a word…

Florida’s 2017-2018 Constitution Revision: It’s Your Turn to Decide

September/October, 2018 Mary E. Adkins Featured Article
Thirty-seven Floridians, including 21 law school graduates, completed a task this past May that was awesome in the original meaning…

Amendment 6: Rights of Crime Victims; Judges

September/October, 2018 Featured Article
Amendment 6 comprises three proposals that have to do with the judicial branch, though each is distinct from the others.…

Amendment 7: First Responder and Military Member Survival Benefits; Public Colleges and Universities

September/October, 2018 Featured Article
The first part of the proposed revision creates the State College System as a constitutional entity. Fla. Const. art. IX…
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