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By Christopher R. Thompson, Burr & Furman On January 26, 2021, Judge Stephan P. Mickle, Sr. died at the age of 76, having lived an extraordinary and historically significant life, by any definition. I did not have the honor of meeting Judge Mickle, but Judge Karen Specie (Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Florida)...
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By Michele G. Moss, Johnson Moss Law Introduction This article discusses just a few of the many skilled African American scientists, mathematicians, inventors and engineers whose inventions and achievements still touch our everyday lives. Despite their prodigious achievements, their names remain hidden and largely unknown by most Americans. These African Americans, and countless more, should...
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Hon. Laurel Isicoff
By Chief Judge Laurel M. Isicoff, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida We have long recognized that people who appear in court feel more comfortable if the person sitting on the bench is someone who looks like them. While in recent years more awareness has developed about diversifying the bench, that process...
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A profile on the Honorable Mary S. Scriven, U.S. District Court Judge for the Middle District of Florida Author: Utibe Ikpe, Meland Budwick Judge Mary S. Scriven’s mother forecasted her success. On the weekend Judge Scriven graduated from law school in 1987, her mother wrote her a letter, which expressed pride in her daughter’s accomplishments...
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Ask first: Reshaping 362(a)(3) under Fulton By: Shirley Palumbo, Greenspoon Marder I still recall many years ago, pre- In re Kalter [i] , when I went to the bankruptcy court in Miami for the first time. It was a rainy day; thunderstorms all over the place. I had a small umbrella that served no purpose...
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By Zach Hyman, Millennial Law In January 2021, users of the popular internet forum, Reddit, banded together to purchase stock in GameStop, with the intent to deprive private equity funds of their investments in shorts with respect to the company, by inflating the value of its stock. These users could have purchased products from GameStop...
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By Garry Louima In a year of political upheaval, job loss, and infectious disease, the looming fear of mass evictions still remains. The monthly renewals of the state’s stay-on-evictions order by Governor DeSantis had been staving off the thousands of impeding evictions and foreclosure actions in Florida. However, Governor DeSantis allowed the state’s eviction and...
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By Chris Broussard It is said necessity is the mother of invention. In a time of pandemic, we have seen new technology rapidly change long-standing practices, meeting new and pressing needs for social distancing and remote operations.[1] In this time of rapid change, we find central bank consideration of digital currencies.[2] Could central bank digital currencies (“CBDC”) along...
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by Chioma Deere, Esq., CEDS, Williams, Leininger & Cosby, P.A. Attorneys may represent their clients in the limited circumstances of responding to a served subpoena.  In those cases, preservation subpoenas should be treated as though it is a standard discovery request, with an explanation to the client about the scope and parameters of their obligations...
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by Amanda Finley, Sequor Law Introduction The European Union (“EU”) implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) effective as of May 25, 2018.[1] The GDPR enforces privacy requirements to protect EU citizens.[2]  “The GDPR applies to the processing of ‘personal data,’ which is defined as any information related to an ‘identified or identifiable natural person,’” who can...
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