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Miami-Dade is Conducting its First Jury Trial Online

Posted in Legal Alerts, Newsletters - 2020 on July 9, 2020

The jury selection portion of the Miami-Dade Courts’ Virtual Jury Trial Pilot will commence on Thursday, July 9th. Jurors will appear in a Virtual Courtroom via Zoom.

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COVID-19 General Liability Concerns as Florida Enters Phase 2

Posted in Legal Alerts on June 12, 2020

On June 3, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that most of Florida, exclusive of some South Florida counties, would enter Phase 2 of the Re-Open Florida Task Force’s Plan for Florida’s Recovery. Phase 2 permits restaurants to open at 50% capacity indoors exclusive of employees.  For the first time, bars, defined as “any licensee authorized to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on premises that derive more than 50% of its gross revenue from the sale of alcoholic beverages” may open and operate at 50% capacity indoors with bar areas to be open with seated service. The re-opening provision does not apply to nightclubs, which must remain closed.  Both restaurants and bars may open outdoor seating, the only limitation being with “appropriate social distancing.” Executive Order 20-68 modified earlier Executive Orders and took effect on June 5, 2020.   

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Recent Property Insurance Assignment of Benefits Legislation

Posted in Legal Alerts, Newsletters - 2019 on April 30, 2019

After 6 years, the Florida Legislature has finally passed what appears to be an effective crackdown on Assignment of Benefit (AOB) abuse that has plagued first-party property insurance for years.  

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Legal Alert: US Supreme Court Rules Arbitration Agreements Barring Class Actions Are Enforceable

Posted in Legal Alerts on May 29, 2018

On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a significant decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, determining whether or not employment contracts can legally bar employees from collective suits such as class actions. Dale Friedman, a litigation partner in Conroy Simberg's Hollywood office, takes a look at the Supreme Court's ruling and its impact. 

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Legal Alert: Second District Court Makes Significant Ruling in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Case

Posted in Legal Alerts on May 18, 2018

Second District Court of Appeal rules that State Farm policy properly provides it will pay 80% of reasonable charges for medically necessary services but also caps reimbursement to "Schedule of Maximum Charges."

Appellate partner Diane H. Tutt takes a closer look at the decision.

 

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