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Ticket to hell, take two: FL lawyers face probation for giving Rays tix to judge
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • May 24 2018

You might remember our report last year on the Florida judge who resigned after accepting Tampa Bay Rays baseball tickets from lawyers who had a

Insurance Policies Broadly Defining “Suits” May Prompt an Insurer’s Duty to Defend and Indemnify During the Chapter 558 Pre-Suit Notice Process
  • Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
  • USA
  • May 17 2018

In Altman Contractors, Inc. v. Crum & Forster Specialty Insurance Company, No. SC16-1420, 2017 WL 6379535 (Fla. Dec. 14, 2017), the Florida Supreme

Florida State Sales Tax Rate on Commercial Real Property Leases Reduced Further Beginning January, 2019
  • Berger Singerman LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2018

As a follow up to my November 2017 post, the Florida Legislature passed a tax bill (HB 7087) which includes a further reduction in the sales tax rate

Unauthorized Use of a Model in Advertising Is not always a Federal Case
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • USA
  • May 11 2018

The unauthorized use of a model's picture in advertising is usually both a right of publicity claim under State law and a Federal claim under the

Court Compels Plaintiff to International Arbitration with Nonsignatories
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2018

In Caporicci U.S.A. Corp. v. Prada S.p.A., a U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida judge granted a motion to compel plaintiff and

Fla. App. Court (4th DCA) Holds RIC Not Subject to State Usury Law
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2018

The District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida, Fourth District recently affirmed entry of summary judgment in favor of a motor vehicle retail

Florida AG Files Complaint Against Restaurant for Allegedly Deceptive “Locally Sourced” and “Sustainable” Claims
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2018

Florida attorney general Pam Bondi filed a complaint last week against Icebox Cafe, L.C. alleging that the restaurant violated Florida’s Deceptive and

Florida AG Slams Restaurants: Says Locavore Claims Untrue
  • Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC
  • USA
  • May 7 2018

Florida AG Pam Bondi has filed a complaint against the Miami-based Icebox Cafe and its owner for allegedly supplying non-locally sourced or

Florida District Court of Appeal holds contract for used car not covered by state usury law
  • Buckley Sandler LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2018

On April 25, a Florida District Court of Appeal held that a Florida usury law did not apply to the purchase of a used car because the contract for

How Much Control Is Too Much Control? Federal Court in Florida Holds Designers’ Supervision of Project and Issuance of Design Documents Creates Control OverAnd Potential Tort Liability ToProject Contractors
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2018

This case arises out of the design and construction of a science museum in Miami, Florida (the “Project”). Museum of Science, Inc. (“MSI”), the