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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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, […]