Monthly Archives: July 2017

Case Law Update: What a Recent Appellate Decision Can Tell Associations Seeking Their Attorney’s Fees for Litigation

Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals recently handed down a decision in the matter of Gonzalez v. Int’l Park Condominium I Association, Inc. that is instructive for associations and their attorneys when associations become involved in litigation and seek payment … Read Full Post

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How to Prove a FDUTPA Claim and What Remedies are Available?

AN OVERVIEW OF FLORIDA’S DECEPTIVE AND UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT Part three of a three-part series By: Charles B. Jimerson, Esq., Sophie M. Hayashi, JD Candidate, and Daniel Buchholz, JD Candidate This post is Part Three of a Three-Part Florida … Read Full Post

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Defending Eminent Domain Condemnation: Preparing for Trial After a Lawsuit has Been Filed Against You

You have been served with a lawsuit, and a governmental condemning authority is seeking to take your property under an eminent domain petition.  Chances are, you anticipated the lawsuit, as you have likely been negotiating with the condemning authority, and … Read Full Post

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What conduct has been prevented under FDUTPA? Exploring the factual boundaries of successful FDUPTA claims.

AN OVERVIEW OF FLORIDA’S DECEPTIVE AND UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT Part two of a three-part series By: Charles B. Jimerson, Esq. and Daniel L. Buchholz, JD Candidate The first article in this continuing series on Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade … Read Full Post

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Is Your Master Community Association Actually a Condominium Association Under Florida Law?

The evolution of planned development communities within the State of Florida has been quite fascinating.  Nowadays, the development of massive communities with abundant and extravagant amenities, numerous planned phases and multiple overlapping associations is common.  Some communities have multi-condominium associations; … Read Full Post

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A Three Step Guide to Complying with Applicable Law When Your Data Has Been Breached

Regulatory Compliance causes many companies to proactively deal with information security. There are multiple federal laws that impact and regulate the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”)[1], some of the most well-known being GLBA[2] (regulating financial institutions), HIPAA[3] (regulating the … Read Full Post

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Statements from a Deceased Witness in Florida

Sometimes during the course of a disputed matter, you find out that one of the witnesses to the action is deceased.  This presents a problem for obvious reasons since that witness was not deposed in the case yet.  This situation … Read Full Post

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Home Warranties: Contractor and Owner Beware

Many new home purchases in Florida include some sort of home warranty agreement.  Home warranties in Florida are governed by Chapter 634 of the Florida Statutes.  As is usually the case, the “devil is in the details” in terms of … Read Full Post

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When Two Become One: Legal Considerations in the Mergers & Acquisitions Process — Part II Engaging a Financial Advisor and the Drafting of the Engagement Letter

Part II: Engaging a Financial Advisor and the Drafting of the Engagement Letter By: Kayla A. Haines, MBA Last month, I began a seven-part series on the legal consideration for buying, selling, or merging businesses, in which I introduced the … Read Full Post

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