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Multidistrict Litigation by Kelly Hyman, The Hyman Law Firm What is Multidistrict Litigation? Multidistrict litigation (“MDL”) is a procedure utilized in the federal court system to transfer all pending civil cases concerning similar types of cases filed throughout the United States to one federal judge in order to efficiently process the cases. MDL’s can involve...
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January 2, 2021 January 9, 2021 January 16, 2021 January 23, 2021 January 30, 2021 January 25, 2021 Citizens Property Insurance Corporation v. Manor House, LLC, Case No. SC19-1394 (Fla. 2021). Consequential damages such as lost rent are typically not covered by insurance policies and are reached through a bad faith action under Florida Statute...
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By: Amanda Finley In honor of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, the Business Law Section is interviewing a series of women judges to learn about their experiences, trials, tribulations, and advice for other women lawyers. I had the honor of interviewing Judge Walsh. Rise to the Bench Judge Walsh explained her journey as...
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By Gláucia Jones,  Ravago 1. What can you tell us about your journey as an attorney and your career path? The biggest irony is that I am a bankruptcy judge but I never took a bankruptcy class in law school. After my law school graduation, I moved to New York City and walked door to...
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By April Hosford, Agentis Law During the month of March, we celebrate and honor the contributions of women to history culture and society. As part of this celebration, the Business Law Section has decided to spotlight a few of the extraordinary women who serve as judges, including the accomplished Judge Mindy Mora. Judge Mora is...
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By Michael Kolcun, Adams and Reese, LLP For practitioners in the Eleventh Circuit, Barmapov v. Amuial, __ F.3d __, 2021 WL 359632 (11th Cir. 2021), should serve as both a cautionary tale and a guide to avoid the forbidden shotgun pleading. Attorneys well know that the ultimate penalty for filing a shotgun pleading in the...
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By: Lynn Welter Sherman, Trenam Law I caught up with Chief Judge Laurel M. Isicoff on President’s Day via Zoom. Although her virtual background was her official courtroom background, she confessed she was in her backyard working on “non-billable matters” (defined as anything other than official Bankruptcy Court business). On this particular afternoon, she was...
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