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International E-Discovery: How The 11th Circuit’s Interpretation of Possession, Custody, or Control May Impact Multinational Corporations

Trial Lawyers
In decoding the bounds of e-discovery under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, courts around the country have employed a…

Be Alert for Financial Exploitation of the Elderly

Elder Law
Since the end of World War II, the greatest accumulation of wealth in the history of the world has been…

Bank Customers Beware: Recovery of Unauthorized Electronic Funds Transfers Isn’t So Easy

Trial Lawyers
It could happen today. You’re sitting at your desk, and the phone rings. On the line you hear the voice…

Computers Laying Down the Law: Will Judges Become Obsolete?

Trial Lawyers
Anyone beginning their legal career in the last half of the 20th century has seen firsthand the impact of technology…

Are Consequential Damages Recoverable Under a Title Insurance Policy for the Time It Takes to Attempt to Cure a Title Defect?

Trial Lawyers
In matters of real estate, time usually is of the essence. In a real estate market of declining property values,…

Nature of the Beast: Recurrent Ethical Issues Confronting Attorneys Attempting to Settle Florida Class Actions

Trial Lawyers
Florida’s class action rule, Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.220, provides a procedural device akin to joinder whereby a named plaintiff…

It Ain’t Over ‘Til It’s Over: The Common Law Exception to the Right of Voluntary Dismissal of Civil Actions

Trial Lawyers
Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.420(a)(1) permits a plaintiff to voluntarily dismiss an action without order of court before trial by…

Twelve Ways to Avoid a Determination of NICA Compensability in a Medical Malpractice Case

Trial Lawyers
A medical malpractice claim almost always involves complicated medical and legal issues, years of litigation, a large accumulation of legal…

Tracking Down Anonymous Internet Abusers: Who Is John Doe?

Trial Lawyers
In the past 10 years, Internet usage in the United States has doubled, with nearly 239 million Americans logging on.1…

Revisiting the Standard Attorneys’ Fee and Cost Provision

Trial Lawyers
The conventional wisdom among litigators in Florida is that a prevailing party in a contract dispute is unlikely to recover…