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Are you paying twice for your building permits and inspection fees?

USA - August 12 2019 During the 2019 Legislative Session, HB 7103 passed and was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis. HB 7103 amends Section 553.791 of the Florida…

Certain Physician Non-Competes Are Now Void and Unenforceable in Florida

USA - July 2 2019 On June 25, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis approved House Bill 843. On the surface, the legislation addresses a variety of valid healthcare concerns…

First Amendment Reigns in SCOTUS Trademark Case

USA - June 25 2019 Federal Trademark Law has long since barred applicants from seeking to register "immoral" and "scandalous" trademarks. However, on Monday, the…

Alternative Dispute Resolution For Your Hurricane Claim

USA - June 13 2019 It has been almost two years since Hurricane Irma hit and eight months since Hurricane Michael. While some Florida policyholders are still waiting…

SCOTUS Finally Clarifies Rights of Licensees of Bankrupt Brands

USA - May 20 2019 Chapter 11 Debtor, Tempnology, LLC (“Tempnology”) is feeling the heat today, May 20, 2019, as the United States Supreme Court held that Mission…

Balancing the Need for Emergency Repairs against the Risk of Destroying Evidence

USA - May 8 2019 What do you do when the need for emergency repairs arises when commencing or complying with Chapter 558 pre-suit requirements? For example, say you…

Data Points from Southeast Multifamily Forum

USA - March 26 2019 The Southeast Multifamily Forum provided the latest market data, analytics and analysis on the Southeast Multifamily Market. Highlights of the data…

Legislation to Significantly Refurbish Florida’s Construction Defect Law Moving Through the Legislature

USA - March 20 2019 Florida SB 1246 (related HB 911) seeks major changes to Florida’s construction defect law, Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, including repealing the…

Supreme Court Rules Registration, Not Just Application, Required to Sue for Copyright Infringement

USA - March 5 2019 United States Copyright Law protects authors of creative works against unwanted copying, distribution, and other acts of infringement…

What Should Florida’s Regulated Industries Expect This Legislative Session

USA - March 4 2019 Doing Business in Florida Florida businesses, particularly those in regulated industries such as healthcare, transportation, utilities, and financial…