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Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company: Balancing the Interests Surrounding Potential Insurance Coverage for Ch. 558 Notices of Claim

Featured Article
The legislature enacted F.S. Ch. 558 in 2003 to provide “an alternative method to resolve construction disputes” between owners and...

The Mixed Meanings of Metaphors in Voir Dire

Featured Article
People speak in pictures. The linguistic picture of a metaphor, in particular, “a figure of speech in which a word...

Fraud in Horse Sales: Florida’s Rule 5H and Unfair and Deceptive Acts by Equine Sellers, Agents, and Others

Featured Article
Florida is unique in the nation by reason of having the most comprehensive statutory and common law addressing fraud in...

Find a Mentor, Be a Mentor

President's Page
I recently had the privilege of spending time in Sarasota’s legal community where I learned about the Booker High School...

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Attorneys’ Fee Litigation in Florida

Business Law
Lawyers in Florida have historically operated under the premise that “fees for fees”1 are awarded only through the fee entitlement...

The Migratory Bird Treaty Act: On the Wings of an Executive Branch Reinterpretation

Animal Law
Surrounded by birds, their majesty is easily taken for granted. Evolving from dinosaurs and predating humans by more than 100...

The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act: A Solution in Search of a Problem

Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
A recent article in The Florida Bar Journal extolled the virtues of the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act (UPHPA...

Bid Protests Under the Administrative Procedure Act: The Standard of Review, the Protest Hearing, and Further Review

City, County and Local Government
The touchstone of our democracy is federalism with powers within the government separated horizontally and vertically. The purpose of such...

Raise Your Standards: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Effective Use of Appellate Standards of Review

Appellate Practice
Litigants are often tempted to address the merits of a legal issue, without reference to the applicable appellate standard of...

It’s in Your Interest: New §163(j)s Limitations on Business Interest Deductions

Tax
The Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 made a plethora of changes to the Internal Revenue Code,1 some of...

The Florida Public Records Act in the Era of Modern Technology

Administrative Law
The State of Florida is known as “the Sunshine State” for many reasons, not the least of which is its...

Are Arbitration Agreements Necessary for Class-Action Waivers To Be Enforceable?

Labor and Employment Law
Much ink has recently been spent on the Supreme Court’s May 2018 decision on the enforceability of class-action waivers in...