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by Manny Farach March 25, 2023 DeMaria v. Construction Industry Licensing Board, Case No. 1D20-2306 (Fla. 1st DCA 2023). Even if the contractor has declared bankruptcy, Florida Statute section 489.1401(2) requires a claimant seeking recovery from the Construction Industry Recovery Fund obtain a judgment, an arbitration award, or an order of restitution before the Construction...
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February 25, 2023 Maddox v. Maddox, Case Nos. 2D21-517 and 2D21-521 (Fla. 2d DCA 2023). The assets of a third party company cannot be adjudicated during divorce proceedings unless the company is made a party to the proceedings and has the opportunity to participate with regard to its assets. Oana v. Solomon, Case No. 2D22-772...
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January 28, 2023 Skyhop Technologies, Inc. v. Narra, Case No. 21-14051 (11th Cir. 2023). So long as a plaintiff’s claims meet Florida’s connexity requirement, an allegation that an out of state software vendor violated the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1030, against a Florida company constitutes a tort committed in Florida and...
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By Michael A. Kolcun In Nealy v. Warner Chappell Music, Inc., __ F.4th __, 2023 WL 2230267 (11th Cir. Feb. 27, 2023), the Eleventh Circuit joined the fray among its sister circuits by holding damages in a copyright action may be recovered for infringement occurring more than three years before suit is filed. Nealy involved...
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Our Better Know a Judge series continues with Hon. Tiffany Geyer, interviewed by Crystal Potts.
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By Michele G. Moss, Esquire This article continues a piece Michele wrote in 2021. To read it click here.  Introduction This article discusses a few of the many skilled African-American scientists, inventors and engineers whose inventions and achievements advanced scientific knowledge and improved our lives. Despite their extraordinary contributions to this country and to the...
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By Crystal Potts On April 8, 2022, the day following Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation as the next justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (“Supreme Court”) she said: And it is an honor — the honor of a lifetime — for me to have this chance to join the Court, to promote...
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Florida Annual Case Update, includes all of the weekly case updates from Manny Farach for 2022
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Interview by Shirley Polumbo On August 17, 1985, Chief Judge Emeritus A. Jay Cristol was appointed judge to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida (District). His wise disposition, prudent remarks, hilarious insights, and witty comments have made Judge Cristol a favorite of the Bankruptcy Bar in the Southern District. Certainly,...
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