Bankruptcy Code allows private employers – but not governmental employers – to deny employment to persons on the ground that they are or have been in bankruptcy…more
Debt collectors can be liable for actual and statutory damages under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act for seeking to collect a time barred debt. As such, understanding the…more
Using a variety of devices, jurors are accessing the internet to gather information about the cases they are deciding. Sometimes, it is a single curious juror; other times the internet sleuthing takes on more importance than…more
Counsel for self-inured, insured, and plaintiffs should take note that Medicare’s status as a secondary payer under 42 U.S.C. § 1395y(b) creates, for Medicare, the right to reimbursement which has the potential to simultaneously…more
If a customer is injured by a product you manufacture or is injured in a retail store you own, could your salesperson be legally responsible for those injuries? In some situations, the answer very well could be “yes.”
Lawsuits related to Chinese drywall, including numerous class actions, have been filed in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama and Ohio (involving a Florida house). More lawsuits are being filed every day, with lawyers in South Florida…more
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) has come back to life with the full support of the President. The Act, as reintroduced in the United States House of Representatives on March 10, 2009, would dramatically change how unions can…more
The two most common methods utilized by insurance policies for determining whether coverage is triggered are the “claims-made” and “occurrence” approaches.
There is a good chance that the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) may come back to life in January 2009. The Act, as passed by the United States House of Representatives in March of last year, would dramatically change how unions…more
Though it seems that nobody can agree as to whether we are in a recession, moving into a recession, or avoiding a recession altogether, there can be no doubt that the economy
has seen better days. Rising costs, uncertain…more
Virtually every employer will be contacted at some point by a potential new employer of an ex-employee, seeking information regarding the ex-employee. How much information should the employer give? Should the employer simply…more
Florida leads the nation with more than 2,400 wage and hour lawsuits filed in the Middle and Southern United States district courts in 2007. That number is only expected
to climb as wage and hour collective (class) action suits…more
This is a client alert summarizing the impact of Muro v. Target, which demonstrates the need for corporations to have necessary protocols in place to control dissemination of confidential and privileged communications…more
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