A Cautionary Tale for Commercial Tenants: Florida Court Holds that Tenant’s Payment of Landlord’s Insurance Premiums Did Not Entitle the Tenant to Coverage

A Florida court recently issued a decision that serves as a warning to commercial tenants who believe they are covered by their landlords’ insurance policies.  The Third District Court of…

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Recent Federal Appellate Decision Highlights Risks Posed to Public Universities and Colleges from Constitutional Violations in Title IX Sexual Misconduct Investigations

The federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on February 9, 2018 that highlights the many challenges currently facing public universities and colleges’ efforts to comply with Title…

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Eleventh Circuit Holds that a Fair Labor Standards Act “Opt-In” Collective Action Claim Does Not Bar Further State-Law “Opt-Out” Class Action Claims

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,…

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Spreading the Secret: Early “Defend Trade Secrets Act” Decision Shows that Businesses Have the Choice of Pursuing Misappropriation of Trade Secret Claims in Either State or Federal Court

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…

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FDIC Suits Against Bank Directors & Officers: “JUST GET CANNED BYLAWS OFF THE INTERNET” TEXTED THE SOON TO BE PRESIDENT AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD AS HE DROVE DOWN THE HIGHWAY WITH NO SEAT BELT AND HIS BRAKE FAILURE WARNING LIGHT FLASHING

The internet is a wonderful tool.  So is a chainsaw, until it’s used to trim your fingernails.  Entrepreneurs are understandably skeptical about spending money on something as mundane as form…

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Eleventh Circuit Court Rules that Providing a Cell Phone Number on a Written Application or Other Form Constitutes “Prior Express Consent” Under the TCPA

If there remained a question of whether consenting in writing to be contacted on one’s cell phone constitutes “prior express consent” to receive calls at that number under the federal…

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