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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...

Trial Court Rehearings Compared with Appellate Court Rehearings

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From time to time, Florida litigators firmly believe they have found cause to request Florida state court judges to reconsider...

What’s the Big Deal About Blockchain?

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In the 1990s, when the internet was undergoing rapid expansion and adoption, it was nearly impossible for the average person...

We Persevere Until We Reach Calmer Seas

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In my columns so far, I’ve talked about the seas of change that are greatly impacting the legal profession, and...

Easements Implied from a Preexisting Use: Escape from the Rabbit Hole

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This is the story of a rabbit hole.[1] A rabbit hole into which Florida caselaw on implied easements based on...

An Exploratory Voyage Across the Seas of Change

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Over the past seven years, and perhaps even longer, Bar presidents have made statements I could still make today. While...

Indemnification Is Good, but Advancement Is Even Better: Make Sure You Know the Difference and Level the Playing Field from the Start

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Corporate officers and directors frequently find themselves involved in complex legal proceedings in which they face exposure merely by reason...

At a Lookout Point

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In life and in law, change can occur suddenly like a tidal wave that crashes onto the shore or can...

Simon, A Slave v. The State of Florida: The Precedent-Setting Decision Establishing Confessions Extracted by Threats or Promises Are Inadmissible at Trial

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In February 1854, the Pensacola Gazette reported that an enslaved person by the name of Simon, whose criminal conviction for...

New Developments in Inverse Taking Law for Government-Incited Public Actions That Impair Private Property Value

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Inverse taking law is a continuing work in progress as courts struggle to apply the purpose of the Taking Clause,...