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Nuisance Trees: The Massachusetts or Hawaii Rule?

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Attorneys approached by homeowners who own property adjacent to a nuisance tree homeowner will often decline legal representation for these...

Hanging on for Deer Life: How Chronic Wasting Disease Might Impact Florida and How Florida Law is Trying to Prevent its Spread into the State

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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is an infectious, degenerative disease that affects the Cervidae or cervid family, which includes elk, deer,...

Application of the Florida-Friendly Landscaping Statute to Homeowner Disputes Regarding Violation of Restrictive Covenants

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Most homeowner and condominium associations have restrictive covenants governing the aesthetic appearance of units within each respective association. Often these...

Flyover: The Potential Impact of Agroterrorism and Bioterrorism within Agricultural Aerial Application Operations

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Notions of agroterrorism and bioterrorism as methods of control to deplete infrastructure have been present since the beginning of known...

Crash Test: Highway Medians, Auto Collisions, and Sovereign Immunity

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Hitting a tree located in the highway median risks serious injury or death. However, Florida drivers may recover damages resulting...

Beast of (Shifting) Burden: What Constitutes Undue Burden Sufficient to Shift ESI Production Costs Under Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.280?

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While most companies (and people) store the majority of their information electronically, discovery of electronically stored information (ESI) has lagged...

Garnishing a Lawyer’s Trust Account: Actions to be Taken by Lawyer Garnishee

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In 2008, the Florida Supreme Court authorized the garnishment of a lawyer’s trust account pursuant to Arnold, Matheny and Eagan,...

Improving Appellate Oral Arguments Through Tentative Opinions and Focus Orders

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One of the primary effects of oral argument is to give false hope to the losing party. You’re not likely...

A Grave Situation: Protecting the Deceased and Their Final Resting Places from Destruction

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Eternal resting places are under threat and the dead are finding that eternity is not forever after all. History is...

Florida Agriculture: Still in the Crosshairs

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A November 1995 Florida Bar Journal article, “Florida Agriculture: In the Crosshairs,”1 stressed the need of conveying the importance of...