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The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs.  It is named for Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.  Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as […]

On September 28, 2016, the Eleventh Circuit issued its decision in Calderone v. Scott, a case that had implications for Florida plaintiffs with wage claims against their employers.[1]  In Calderone, former employees of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office brought suit against the Sheriff under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the Florida Minimum […]

Johnson & Cassidy is pleased to announce that Firm partner Sean Johnson has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017© in the practices areas of Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, and Litigation – Securities.  This is the second year in a row that Sean has been selected by […]

In one of the first cases filed in Florida under the new Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), a federal court relied on precedent under Florida’s own Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“FUTSA”) to dismiss a complaint for misappropriation of trade secrets that sought relief under both statutes.[i]  In M.C. Dean, Inc. v. City of Miami […]

Tampa Connection has selected Chris DeCort to join its Board of Directors for a three year term beginning this year.  Chris has been active in Tampa Connection for several years, first as a participant in its 2014 graduating class and subsequently as a member and the Executive Chair of its Alumni Committee.  Tampa Connection is an important community organization […]

The United Way of Tampa Bay’s Sulfur Springs Resource Center provides job skills and employment counselling services to residents of the Sulfur Springs community.  As part of their program, the Resource Center seeks donations of business suits to assist their clients getting started in the interview and employment process.  Everyone at Johnson & Cassidy pitched […]

Nicole Newlon attended the 2016 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference in May 2016 in Point Clear, Alabama.  The conference presentations included “Neuroscience and the Law,” “Law, Justice, and the Holocaust:  How the Courts Failed Germany”, and “Technology and the Law”.  Conference attendees also participated in roundtable discussions and were afforded the opportunity to hear from Supreme […]