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Carlton Fields

Florida Federal Court Confirms Arbitration Award, Finding Defendants Did Not Meet “Heavy Burden” to Vacate the Award

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Floridians for Solar Choice, Inc. (“FSC”), is a Florida not-for-profit corporation formed for the purpose of qualifying for a solar energy amendment ballot initiative in Florida’s general election....more

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

Florida Supreme Court Rejects Daubert, Returns Florida to Frye Standard

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On October 15, 2018, the Supreme Court of Florida invalidated the 2013 legislative changes to the Florida Evidence Code that adopted the modern Daubert standard for admissibility of expert testimony, returning Florida to the...more

Baker Donelson

New Deadline in Effect to Claim Tax Sale Excess Proceeds in Florida

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As we announced in our March 15, 2018 alert, a new deadline to claim excess proceeds generated by tax sales goes into effect November 1, 2018. Mortgage holders of record seeking to claim excess proceeds from tax sales in...more

Charles (Chuck) Rubin

The New “Newlywed” Exception to Documentary Stamp Taxes

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Florida imposes documentary stamp taxes on transfers of Florida real property. The tax is based on the consideration paid for the property. ...more

Burr & Forman

Emergency Declaration Permit Extensions for Florida Property Owners, Developers, and Builders

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, there will be many development projects delayed by the destruction of the storm and subsequent recovery. Pursuant to section 252.363, Florida Statutes, a state of emergency declared by...more

Zelle  LLP

Hurricane Michael First Party Claims Checklist (Florida)

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On October 7, 2018, Governor Rick Scott issued Executive Order 18-276 officially declaring a state of emergency in 26 counties including Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Holmes, Washington, Bay, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf,...more

Charles (Chuck) Rubin

New Homestead Diagram

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Many years ago I prepared a diagram in table format that simplified the restrictions on transfers of Florida homestead property. This has been downloaded thousands of times and I hear is used by many legal and real estate...more

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

Morris v. Muniz: A Sword Against Whom?

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Until recently, there had been confusion regarding the application of Florida’s Medical Malpractice Act (the “Act”) as it pertains to (1) the proper appellate standard of review of a presuit expert’s qualifications, and (2)...more

Burr & Forman

Health Care: Helpful Hints – September 2018

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NEW CMS PROPOSAL WILL LIFT UNNECESSARY REGULATIONS CURRENTLY BURDENING HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS - On September 17, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) announced a proposed rule that is intended to...more

Bilzin Sumberg

BRT Chosen for Southern Corridor of SMART Plan

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We recently wrote about the legislation that the Miami-Dade County Commission passed, giving the County exclusive regulatory jurisdiction over the property within the SMART Plan corridors. ...more

Bilzin Sumberg

Florida Blazing the Trail for P3 Legislation

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We have previously blogged about the many recent legislative developments in Florida and the Miami area, with a focus on legislation that is designed to facilitate public/private development projects (P3). ...more

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

Finally, Public Agency Does Not Have To Pay Media's Attorneys' Fees Under Florida Public Records Act

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In State Attorney’s Office of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit, et al., v. Cable News Network, Inc., et al., the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that the School Board of Broward County is not required to pay the Media...more

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed,...

It’s Time For Your 2018 TRIM (Property Tax) Notices!

Over the last month, all 67 Property Appraisers in Florida have finalized their 2018 valuations for property taxes. Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices will be sent out to all property owners, so these notices have either been...more

Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP

Not so Fast! The Confession of Judgment Doctrine in Dispute-Over-Amount Cases

Florida law allows an insured to recover attorney’s fees if the insured prevails in a lawsuit against the insurer for insurance benefits. See § 627.428, Florida Statutes....more

Carlton Fields

Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Challenges 6 Proposed Florida Constitutional Amendments

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Former Florida Supreme Court Justice Harry Lee Anstead filed a petition for writ of quo warranto directly with the Florida Supreme Court, challenging six of the seven Florida Constitution Revision Commission proposed...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Florida Court Ruling Dismantles Restrictive Medical Marijuana License Law

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Florida’s medical marijuana regulations and laws have been the subject of repeated litigation ever since Amendment Two was passed by voters in 2016. A recent Florida Court Opinion has ruled in favor of Plaintiffs seeking to...more

Bilzin Sumberg

Aprovechamiento de fondos públicos para el transporte público con las P3

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Previamente escribimos sobre el plan SMART propuesto por el condado de Miami-Dade, una expansión masiva del sistema ferroviario pesado actual a seis corredores de tránsito, y los beneficios de entregar todo o parte del...more

Fox Rothschild LLP

Florida’s Medical Marijuana Director Resigns

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While Florida’s medical marijuana business appears to be booming by many metrics, there have been repeated delays and hiccups in the roll out of Florida’s program. Now, almost two years after Florida’s program got...more

Bilzin Sumberg

Leveraging Public Funding for Mass Transit With P3s

by Bilzin Sumberg on

We have previously written about Miami-Dade County’s proposed SMART plan, a massive, six-corridor expansion of the existing heavy rail system, and the benefits of delivering all or portions of the project as a public-private...more

Bilzin Sumberg

Nueva ordenanza facilita el transporte público y las P3 en el centro de la ciudad

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Recientemente escribimos sobre la resolución propuesta por el condado de Miami-Dade que designaría las áreas dentro de los corredores del Plan SMART del condado como “Áreas de Importancia para todo el condado”....more

Carlton Fields

Multiple Lawsuits Challenge Florida Constitutional Amendment Proposals Recommended By The Constitution Revision Commission

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Earlier this year during its once every 20-year process, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission approved 20 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution. These proposed amendments were grouped into eight ballot...more

Bilzin Sumberg

New Ordinance Facilitates Downtown Mass Transit and P3s

by Bilzin Sumberg on

We recently wrote about Miami-Dade County’s proposed resolution that would designate the areas within the County’s SMART Plan corridors as “Areas of Countywide Significance.”...more

Akerman LLP

Will Permitting Under Florida’s Wetlands Program Get Any Easier?

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The development community is watching closely. Will the wetlands permitting process really be better in 2019? In some cases, yes. Well, maybe. In other cases, probably not....more

Charles (Chuck) Rubin

A Safe Harbor for Waiver-by-Deed of Spousal Homestead Interests [Florida]

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Under the Florida Constitution, a decedent owner of Florida homestead property with a surviving spouse can only devise that property to the surviving spouse (although if there are surviving minor children then no devise can...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Eleventh Circuit Affirmed It Was Not A “Crime” To Not Compensate For Dressing and Drive Time

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The Eleventh Circuit recently affirmed the district court’s grant of summary judgment to two Florida counties in an action brought against former sheriff deputies under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Florida Minimum...more

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