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

Featured Article
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

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

Navigating Florida’s Changing Daubert Tide in Business Cases

Business Law
The Florida Supreme Court’s opinion in In re Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code, No. SC19-107, 2019 WL 2219714, at...

A Rising Tide Raises All Ships

President's Page
In my speech at the General Assembly at the Bar’s Annual Convention, and in my first President’s Page, I discussed...

If the Stud’s a Dud and Other Horse Tales: Mediation of Equine Law Disputes May Be Your Best Bet

Animal Law
If you are involved in the equine industry in Florida, then you have much for which to be grateful. Florida...

How to Lose a Judicial Law Clerk in 10 Ways[1]

Appellate Practice
Judicial law clerks[2] serve a necessary function in the daily work of Florida’s courts.[3] Justices and judges could not perform...

New Opportunities to Decant in Florida, Part I: Recent Changes to the Trust Decanting Statute

Elder Law
If a revocable trust is one that may be fully amended or revised in any way, then an irrevocable trust...

“Goodwill Hunting” for Equity: The Florida Supreme Court’s Unintended Result of the Thompson Case, Part I

Family Law
What happens in a dissolution of marriage when a Florida court is tasked to value and distribute a business entity?...

Unfair Labor Practices in Florida’s Public Sector Workplaces

Labor and Employment Law
Many attorneys, regardless of their practice area, will at some point in their career be faced with issues involving labor...

Redefining Retirement in the 21st Century for the Small Employer and America

Tax
People are living much longer, which demands greater retirement savings. But the recent trend has been toward saving less. Greater...