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Tampa, FL 33607-5780, United States

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New Condominium Exemption To The Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act

As we previously reported, a significant amendment to the Interstate Land Sales Full Disclosure Act (ILSA) becomes effective on March 26, 2015. HR2600 adds an exemption from registration for a “condominium unit.” This is a…more
| Construction Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential

Practical Guidelines for Jury Instructions, Verdict Forms, and the Charge Conference (Part 2 of 5)

You have been asked to prepare a set of jury instructions and a verdict form for trial. What do you do? Where do you start? In my last op-ed, I offered advice on drafting jury instructions. Now I tackle how to prepare for the…more
| Civil Procedure, Products Liability

“Voluntary” ? “Obligatory”: Good Deeds Do Not Trigger Coverage

Liability policies typically provide coverage for amounts the insured “become[s] legally obligated to pay”—but they leave open the question of how that obligation should be determined. Judgments and settlements clearly create…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

California District Court Denies Certification Where Putative Class Members Lack Standing and Plaintiff Fails to Conduct Extensive Choice of Law Analysis Necessary to Support Nationwide Class

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of California recently denied class certification in a case alleging wrongdoing by a loan servicer in connection with the Home Affordable Modification Program (“HAMP”)…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential

Apartment Complexity: Appellate Court Sorts Out Multiple Coverage Claims for Construction of Uninhabitable Residence

In QBE Ins. Corp. v. Adjo Contracting Corp. (N.Y. App. Div. 2d Dep’t Oct. 29, 2014), an intermediate appellate court in New York confronted cross-appeals involving 15 different insurers embroiled in multiple lawsuits, including…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Insurance, Real Estate - Residential

Court Confirms Award Over Arguments Of “Manifest Disregard,” “Evident Partiality,” And “Corruption”

A transported liquid chemical had been found degraded after shipping from Texas to South Korea. The chemical company contended that the shipper was responsible for the losses as samples taken from the chemical prior to its…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Insurance, International Law & Trade, Transportation

Court Finds Article III Standing for Food Labeling Class Action Plaintiffs

In a consumer-protection class action filed against Gerber in the District of New Jersey, In re Gerber Probiotic Sales Practices Litigation, plaintiffs alleged that the marketing and labeling of Gerber’s infant formula and…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Real Property, Financial Services & Title Insurance Update: Weeks Ending November 14 & 21, 2014

REAL PROPERTY UPDATE - - Harris Act/Inverse Condemnation: dismissal was (1) improper as to landowners’ Harris Act claim because amendments to County’s land use plan were applied specifically to landowners’ property by its…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Construction Case Law Update - November 2014

Personal Injury Liability, Design Standards, Slavin Doctrine, and Certorari Jurisdiction – Certiorari jurisdiction can arise where two parties in the same legal position move for summary judgment under the same theory…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Transportation

Cedent Loses Motion For Reinsurance Payments Due To Late Notice And “Unsatisfactory” Proof Of Loss, Notwithstanding “Follow The Settlements” Provisions

In a reinsurance coverage dispute involving coverage for an underlying settlement of asbestos liability, a New York court considered whether the defenses of failure to provide prompt notice and failure to provide satisfactory…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

National Visa Center No Longer Collecting Original Civil Documents

As of November 12, the National Visa Center (NVC) has ceased collecting original civil documents in support of immigrant visa (IV) applications. From this date forward, most applicants may submit high quality photocopies of…more
| Immigration Law

Another Lawsuit Adds to Uncertainty About ACA

On November 21, House Republicans filed a lawsuit to challenge certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The suit disputes two actions by the Obama Administration in implementing the law: a delay in the implementation…more
| Elections & Politics, Health, Insurance

President Obama’s Immigration Accountability Executive Actions

On November 20, President Obama addressed the nation on the following executive actions he is taking to fix what he called a "broken" immigration system... - Shifting resources to the border and prioritizing removal of…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

To Raise or Not to Raise? That is the Question When Talking About Pre-Verdict Motions for Judgment as a Matter of Law

The specificity required in a motion for judgment as a matter of law/directed verdict (“JMOL”) can present challenges to counsel as they argue motions under Rule 50 or its state-law equivalents. Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Remedies, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Appeals Court Vacates Order Granting Motion To Stop Arbitration

In Milan Express Co., Inc. v. Applied Underwriters Captive Risk Assur. Co., Inc., No. 14-5193 (6th Cir. Oct. 24, 2014), the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the district court’s order granting plaintiff’s motion to stop…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure
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