Lenore Smith

Lenore Smith

Sedgwick LLP

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Florida Supreme Court to Decide Whether the Florida Civil Rights Act Prohibits Pregnancy Discrimination

The Florida Supreme Court has granted review to resolve a conflict between two of Florida’s district courts of appeal on whether the Florida Civil Rights Act (FCRA) prohibits pregnancy discrimination. In Delva v. Continental...more

9/10/2013 - Civil Rights Act Discrimination Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Florida Supreme Court to Review Scope of Legislative Privilege in Redistricting Case

One of the cases the Supreme Court of Florida will be considering this Fall concerns “legislative privilege” – specifically, whether Florida legislators or legislative staff members can be forced to give deposition testimony...more

8/20/2013 - Depositions Document Productions Legislative Privilege Redistricting Testimony

Florida Adopts New Standard Jury Instructions for Contract and Business Cases

Florida’s Supreme Court recently adopted new standard jury instructions for contract and business cases. The instructions, drafted over a period of six years by a committee of Florida trial and appellate lawyers and judges,...more

7/29/2013 - Affirmative Defenses Breach of Contract Business Litigation Contract Disputes Contract Formation Contract Interpretation Damages Jury Instructions Oral Contracts

Florida Legislature Adopts Daubert

Florida’s legislature recently amended the state’s evidence code to adopt the Daubert standard for admissibility of expert testimony. Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s abandonment of the Frye “general acceptance” standard in...more

6/28/2013 - Daubert Hearing Evidence Expert Witness Kelly-Frye Test New Legislation

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