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Anatomy of a Business Divorce: Florida LLCs

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Businesses are started every day through a variety of legal mechanisms — sometimes lawyers assist the owners in creating the...

For Whom the Statute Tolls: An Analytical Look at the Tolling Provision in Florida’s Product Liability Statute of Repose

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A considerable amount of commentator and jurisprudential ink has been spilled on Florida’s product liability statute of repose through the...

An Analysis of Current Florida Law in Connection with Recovering Fees on Fees

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Under the long-standing “American Rule,” each party in litigation is responsible for its own attorneys’ fees and costs absent a...

The Deep Roots of Florida’s Public Official Standing Doctrine and Its Vital Role in Preserving Our Constitutional Separation of Powers

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Florida’s public official standing doctrine prohibits members of the executive branch from challenging the constitutionality of legislative action, unless the...

Lawyer Referral Fees and the (Unintended?) Legacy of Noris

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If a Florida attorney retains a fee interest in a referral, does he or she assume unlimited liability for the...

Florida’s Lawyer Discipline System: What Every Attorney Needs to Know

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The Florida Bar performs a number of important roles for the legal profession, and arguably none is more important than...

Trends, Prevention, and Loss Recovery for Victims of Real Estate Wire Fraud and Other Cybercrimes

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With closing just days away, a first-time home buyer receives an email from the closing agent attaching loan documents and...

Can You Get Stuck with Stucco? Coverage Under an EIFS Exclusion for Property Damage Caused by Construction Defects

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Many commercial general liability policies contain an exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS) exclusion, which bars coverage under specific circumstances...

Respectfully Dissenting: How Dissenting Opinions Shape the Law and Impact Collegiality Among Judges

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An appellate court issues its opinion in a highly contested case. The winning and losing attorneys read the well-reasoned majority...

Are Contingent Payment Clauses Enforceable in Florida Construction Subcontracts?

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Contingent payment clauses can be found in almost all Florida subcontracts. These clauses require an owner to make payment to...