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Florida’s Unwieldy But Effective Construction Lien Law

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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

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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

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The legislature enacted F.S. Ch. 558 in 2003 to provide “an alternative method to resolve construction disputes” between owners and...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The first part of the proposed revision creates the State College System as a constitutional entity. Fla. Const. art. IX...

Amendment 8: School Board Term Limits and Duties; Public Schools

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Amendment 81 would impose term limits on school board members; increase the legislature’s ability to authorize the creation of certain...

Amendment 9: Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping in Enclosed Indoor Workplaces

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Amendment 9 seeks to ban the exploration or extraction of oil or natural gas in Florida’s state waters. It would...