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What Is a Charge of Discrimination from the EEOC?

What Is a Charge of Discrimination from the EEOC?

A charge of discrimination is a signed statement alleging that an organization engaged in employment discrimination.  It requests the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) take remedial action. In order to file a lawsuit for unlawful discrimination, most of the laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you first file a charge […]
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Can You Keep a Trade Secret?

Can You Keep a Trade Secret?

To meet the definition of a trade secret under Florida law, a business must establish that the specific information it seeks to protect has independent economic value and that the business made reasonable efforts under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. Therefore, it is important for businesses to know what constitutes “reasonable efforts” under Florida […]
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Entitlement to Attorney's Fees

Entitlement to Attorney’s Fees

Can the other party be responsible for your attorney’s fees? Maybe. In Florida, attorney fees incurred during the course of litigation are only recoverable from the other party if specifically allowed by contract or statute.  Often, contracts will have a provision regarding entitlement to attorney’s fees which states that the prevailing party in any future […]
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Buying a Home

Buying a Home

The Florida Bar has posted a brochure for consumers on its website that details important information about buying a home, and why consumers may wish to consult with an experienced, Florida-licensed real estate lawyer:  Consumer Pamphlet: Buying a Home – The Florida Bar. The brochure is full of useful information about the many significant decisions […]
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Signs You Need a Commercial Litigation Attorney

Signs You Need a Commercial Litigation Attorney

Successfully navigating the world of law can be complicated for businesses. That’s especially true when it comes to a commercial litigation attorney. Commercial litigation covers eventualities such as fraud claims, shareholder disputes, and breaches of contract. These and other forms of commercial litigation can impact companies of all shapes and sizes. Litigation matters can also […]
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As-Is Real Estate Purchase Agreements

As-Is Real Estate Purchase Agreements

What Does “As-Is” Really Mean in As-Is Real Estate Purchase Agreements? In many real estate purchase agreements, you may see a property is being sold “as-is.” Does “as-is” really mean the property is being sold “as-is?” Not necessarily.  If a seller has knowledge of material defects that affect the value of a property that were […]
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Summary Judgment Standard and the Importance of Filing Both a Timely and Legally Adequate Response

Florida’s New Summary Judgment Standard and the Importance of Filing Both a Timely and Legally Adequate Response in Opposition to a Motion for Summary Judgment

Florida’s New Summary Judgment Standard On April 29, 2021, the Florida Supreme Court adopted a new summary judgment standard, which became effective on May 1, 2021.  Notably, Rule 1.510 of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure adopts most of its federal counterpart verbatim.  Indeed, the new standard for granting summary judgment in Florida mirrors the […]
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Florida Civil Remote Court Hearings Are Here to Stay Post COVID-19

Florida Civil Remote Court Hearings Are Here to Stay Post COVID-19

Due to the success of civil remote court hearings during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Florida Supreme Court has amended various procedural rules, effective October 01, 2022, to provide “permanent and broader authorization for the remote conduct of certain court proceedings.” In. re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, No. SC21-990, 2022 WL 2721129 […]
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Why Do I Need an Estate Plan?

Why Do I Need an Estate Plan?

An estate plan is a set of legal documents that directs the disbursement of your property after death.  Everyone needs an estate plan because it ensures your wishes are followed after your death. It also prevents your family from having to make difficult decisions and saves them from unnecessary expenses. And it allows you to […]
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Separation or Severance Agreements

Separation or Severance Agreements

When an employee is terminated or resigns from their job, sometimes employers will present the former employee with separation or severance agreements, which specifies the terms of the employee’s separation from their employment. These agreements release legal claims that the employee may have against the employer, and, in exchange, the employee receives compensation or other […]
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