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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...

There Will Be Floods: Armoring the People of Florida to Make Informed Decisions on Flood Risk

Environmental & Land Use Law
In Florida, a peninsula surrounded by water with the second-lowest mean elevation in the country, there will be floods.[1] A...

Dori Foster-Morales: President of The Florida Bar

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The world was a different place when Dori Foster-Morales became president-elect of The Florida Bar. Ten months later, the lethal...

Loss in the Time of Coronavirus: Evaluating WARN Obligations During a Pandemic

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As a result of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many businesses have been or will be forced to close operations...

Firefighter Cancer Benefits: A Case for Prospective Application

City, County and Local Government
In 2019, the Florida Legislature acknowledged the scientific evidence showing a correlation between firefighting and certain cancers when it passed...

Overcoming Retirement Plan In-SECURE-ity

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The SECURE Act (Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act of 2019) (SECURE), which was signed into law on...

Have We Reached the Tipping Point? Emerging Causation Issues in Data-Breach Litigation

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It seems that hardly a day goes by without mention of a large-scale data breach.[1] These breaches typically involve the...

The Opioid Epidemic in Florida: 2000 to 2017

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The basic facts of the opioid epidemic in Florida are well known. Since 2000, Florida has experienced a substantial increase...

The Daubert Expert Standard: A Primer for Florida Judges and Lawyers

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In May 2019, the Florida Supreme Court made clear that Daubert v. Merrell-Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 509 U.S. 579 (1993), is...