With state and local restrictions lifting, many business owners are making the decision to reopen their doors to remain financially stable, even as they evaluate the risks of providing services for clients during a pandemic. Knowing the dangers of the coronavirus, owners must do everything they can to protect their businesses, which may include asking customers to sign a COVID-19 liability waiver prior to services being rendered.
Yesterday, the Third District Court of Appeal issued an important opinion relating to the discovery of cellphone information. In Aguila v. Frederic, 45 Fla. L. Weekly D2043 (Fla. 3d DCA, Aug. 26, 2020), the appellate court quashed a trial court order compelling disclosure of discovery relating to a civil defendant’s possession and use of his mobile phone during a crash that gave rise to wrongful death litigation.
18 Conroy Simberg Lawyers Recognized in 2021 Editions of Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
August 24, 2020 News Coverage
We are pleased to announce that 8 Conroy Simberg lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2021 Edition – Best Lawyers in America directory. Additionally, 10 Conroy Simberg lawyers were selected to the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch:
2021 Best Lawyers in America
- Kristan S. Coad
- Millard L. Fretland
- John Edward Herndon, Jr.
- Hinda Klein
- Michael Kraft
- Jayne Pittman
- Diane H. Tutt
- John Viggiani
Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
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.
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.