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Johnson & Cassidy previously provided insights about a federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that addressed the obligations of public universities and colleges during Title IX sexual misconduct investigations.[1]  The Sixth Circuit recently revisited that topic in its decision in John Doe v. David H. Baum, a case arising from the University of Michigan.[2]  […]

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 IX.[1] In John Doe v. Miami University, the Court held that a male student’s lawsuit against Miami University in Ohio and an individual administrator relating […]

We are happy to report that, as of September 12, 2017, our team at Johnson & Cassidy is at full capacity and operating business as usual.  We are mindful of how fortunate we have all been, in our firm and our community, to have avoided the direst of circumstances as Irma lost force traveling north […]

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 […]

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 bylaws when hundreds of examples are available at the click of a mouse.  In many cases, that approach works out fine.  When it doesn’t however, […]

Johnson & Cassidy is pleased to announce that Christopher L. DeCort has been named a partner of the Firm.  Chris is a 2010 magna cum laude graduate of the Florida State University College of Law and a 2002 graduate of the University of Florida.  Chris concentrates his practice in the areas of business and complex […]

Johnson & Cassidy is proud to announce that firm partner Nicole Newlon has been appointed to the Federal Bar Association’s Federal Litigation Section Board.  Nicole recently concluded her term as President of the FBA’s Tampa Bay Chapter, where she remains an active chapter leader.  She will travel to Washington, D.C. later this month to attend […]

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 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), it has been conclusively answered by the Eleventh Circuit Court in a recent opinion in Murphy v. DCI Biologicals Orlando, […]