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Editorial: For Fla. Courts, Forum Selection Clause May Not Be Enough

You represent a Brazilian corporation that is entering into a joint venture with a Colombian concern. The joint venture relates to the development of a multimillion dollar wind farm in northeastern Brazil. Originally...more

9/8/2014 - Brazil Foreign Entities Forum Selection Clause Joint Venture Jurisdiction Personal Jurisdiction Wind Farm

Protections Afforded to Internal Investigation Materials - D.C. Circuit Reaffirms Protections Afforded to Internal Investigation...

At least since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its seminal 1981 decision in Upjohn Co. v. U.S., 449 U.S. 383 (1981), the conventional wisdom has been that companies can rest assured that materials prepared during internal...more

7/8/2014 - False Claims Act Internal Investigations Investigations SCOTUS Upjohn Warnings

Florida Federal Court Rejects Arbitration Waiver Claims In Multijurisdictional Dispute Litigated By Bilzin Sumberg

On January 10, 2014, Judge Kathleen Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the federal court based in Miami, issued an opinion which further solidifies the role of role of arbitration in...more

1/17/2014 - Arbitration Arbitration Agreements Class Action Arbitration Waivers Jurisdiction Multidistrict Litigation Parallel Claims

“JOLT” Act Seeks To Lessen U.S. Travel Restrictions For Brazilians, Canadians

While Canadians still comprise the number one group of foreign buyers of real estate statewide in Florida, América Economía is now reporting that Brazilians have surpassed Canadians as the top overseas visitors and property...more

5/30/2013 - Canada Investors JOLT Act Restraints Tourists Travel Visas

Proposed Family Law Legislation Prohibiting Foreign Laws Fails To Pass In Florida Senate

In a previous post, I discussed Senate Bill 58 and House Bill 351, which were proposed bills that would have prohibited the application of foreign laws in family law disputes pending in the State of Florida unless the foreign...more

5/14/2013 - Application of Foreign Laws Proposed Legislation

Supreme Court Ruling Limits Extraterritorial Application Of Alien Tort Statute

U.S. companies with, or that were seeking to acquire, foreign operations often fretted over the possibility that plaintiffs in the foreign jurisdiction would seek to invoke the Alien Tort Statute ("ATS"), 28 U.S.C. § 1350,...more

4/22/2013 - Alien Tort Statute Extraterritoriality Rules Jurisdiction Multinationals SCOTUS

Passage Of Controversial Law Could Tarnish Florida’s Reputation As International Dispute Resolution Center

You may not have heard of the think tank called the American Public Policy Alliance (APPA), or its “American Laws for American Courts” initiative, which “was crafted to protect American citizens’ constitutional rights against...more

3/18/2013 - Application of Foreign Laws Choice-of-Law Choice-of-Venue Proposed Legislation Sharia Law

South Florida, Prime Destination for Litigants Seeking Evidence in Foreign Proceedings

Foreign civil lawsuits, private arbitrations using § 1782 to facilitate discovery - Let’s say you have a client who is a party to an arbitration proceeding pending in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In your investigation of the...more

12/6/2012 - Arbitration Evidence Hague Convention International Litigation

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