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

Featured Article
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

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

We Persevere Until We Reach Calmer Seas

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

What’s the Big Deal About Blockchain?

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

Pets Should Receive Special Consideration in F.S. Ch. 61, Dissolution and F.S. Ch. 741, Domestic Violence

Animal Law
“Laws should be like clothes. They should be made to fit the people they are meant to serve.” — Clarence...

Not a Foregone Conclusion: The Importance of Advocating for a Favorable Remand Instruction in a Civil Appeal from a Final Judgment

Appellate Practice
Imagine you represent the appellant in a civil appeal from a final judgment. Your client was the plaintiff at the...

Fair Credit Reporting Act Obligations for Businesses Using Background Checks for Employment Purposes

Business Law
The importance of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA or the act), 15 U.S.C. §1681, et seq., cannot be underestimated...

Waters of the United States: A New Era for Federal Wetland Jurisdiction

Environmental & Land Use Law
For more than 45 years, all three branches of government have struggled with how to interpret the meaning of “waters...