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Three of our Business Law Section Fellows became fathers within the past year. In fact, they each had their first child within a month of each other. To see how it is going, we asked them to write about the changes they have experienced and the lessons they have learned through the journey of fatherhood....
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By Michael A. Kolcun SCOTUS Sides with the 11th Circuit by Allowing Copyright Damages Beyond 3 Years After years of uncertainty due to a split among three Circuits, the U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the Eleventh Circuit by allowing damages for copyright infringement that occurred more than three years before the suit was filed....
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By Hunter Grasso I. Introduction Many Crypto exchanges operate on a national or global scale, but in recent years, Florida has emerged as a crypto-industry hub. Naturally, we have seen an influx of crypto, fintech, Web3, and blockchain-related companies, and of course, consumers. With that comes an increase in deals, disputes, and unfortunately, bankruptcies. This...
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By: Kayla Heckman May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Established in 1949, the goal of Mental Health Awareness Month is to emphasize the importance of mental health and undo the stigma commonly associated with mental illness that is deeply ingrained in our society.[1] Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Month, Well-Being Week in Law is observed...
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By Ian Corp Even if you have not been involved in a bankruptcy proceeding, every lawyer should know about the effects that filing bankruptcy has. Although the decision affects the debtor’s rights and obligations, it can also impact the rights and obligations of others that are owed money from the debtor or have rights in...
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By Reinaldo Gomez de la Vega The origin of the limited liability company in the United States dates back to 1977, when Wyoming enacted legislation creating the “Wyoming Limited Liability Company”. This entity intended to blend the tax benefits of a partnership with the personal liability protections associated with corporations at the time. By 1996,...
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By Tabitha Taylor Summary: The article discusses a frequent mistake in Florida LLC litigation: combining direct and derivative claims in one lawsuit, using the Dinuro case to illustrate why proper claim separation is essential for legal clarity and effective advocacy. Case citation: Dinuro Investments, LLC v. Camacho, 141 So. 3d 731 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014)...
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By Manny Farach Week ending March 30, 2024 Capalongo v. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Case No. 2D22-3750 (Fla. 3d DCA 2024). A spouse need not join in a mortgage if the spouse signs a valid waiver of their homestead rights; the word “join” in Article X, Section 4 describes the joining spouse and does...
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By Matthew Akiba If you have ever bought jewelry, invested in a silver or gold bar, or inherited a family heirloom, you may have noticed that the precious metal is often stamped with intricate hallmarks. These hallmarks may indicate the purity of the precious metal, convey the year the article was manufactured, identify the maker...
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By Manuel Farach February 24, 2024 Kovar Law Group, PLLC v. Jordan, Case No. 2D23-279 (Fla. 4th DCA 2024). A claimant seeking unjust enrichment ordinarily bears its own fees and an award for fees under Florida Statute section 448.08 applies only to employees (not independent contractors). Green Terrace E33, LLC v. Abruzzo, Case No. 4D2022-2495...
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