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By Carlos E. Sardi, Esq. Lawyers are high achievers. That heightened capacity, in and of itself, increases levels of lawyer stress. The current state of the economy can certainly lead one to wonder in a financial whirlpool, all of which can cause tremendous stress on an individual. Economic factors like inflation can put a dent...
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The Middle District of Florida recently welcomed its most recently appointed judge, Honorable Jason Burgess assigned to the Bankruptcy Court in the Jacksonville division. Judge Burgess is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, as well as Florida, Tennessee and Texas.  Click on the BLS Youtube channel link below to watch the third...
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In this second installment of Better Know a Judge, host Shirley Palumbo shares virtually with Bankruptcy Judge Mindy Mora.  Since 2018, Judge Mora has served as a Bankruptcy Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida in the West Palm Beach Division.  Judge Mora received a bachelor’s degree from George Washington University, and a J.D. from New York University. Prior to becoming a...
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The BLS Communications Committee is excited to introduce “Better Know a Judge,” a new video interview series featuring some of Florida’s recently appointed Judges. In this series, we’ll introduce you to the people behind the bench. How did they get there? Where did they come from? And what’s the last concert they attended? Tune in...
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Negin Kordbacheh, Esq. Gary B. Louima, Esq. The last decade brought a wave of cryptomania. Fortunes were made and lost, and in 2021, we saw new all-time highs and explosive growth. Many believe that cryptocurrencies, or “crypto” for short, are on the verge of displacing established national currencies such as the U.S. dollar, the British...
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you follow the Section’s social media, hopefully you have already seen that the Health and Wellness Task Force has been sharing content aimed at providing tips perspective to assist with protecting your mental health. Be on the lookout for the hashtags if you ever want to go back...
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Case law updates for January 2022 Week ending January 1, 2022 Week ending January 8, 2022 Week ending January 15, 2022 Week ending January 22, 2022 Week ending January 29, 2022          
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By Katherine Van de Bogart, Esq., Van de Bogart Law, P.A. On November 18, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed legislation that creates new laws regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates, including Florida Statute § 381.00317, entitled “Private employer COVID-19 vaccination mandates prohibited.” Pursuant to a press release published by the Governor, the new laws “will protect Floridians from...
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The compilation of the 2021 weekly editions of the case updates can be found here
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Week ending December 4, 2021 Jain v. Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Case No. 3D20-1529 (Fla. 3d DCA 2021). Florida Statute section 768.79 awards fees paid by a party as well as those paid on the party’s behalf, and accordingly, a prevailing defendant may be awarded attorney’s fees even if his firm (not him) paid...
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