The procedure to submit an application for a tax deed is controlled by statute and is a fluid, but structured process. Pursuant to Fla. Stat. §197.502(1), the holder of a tax certificate may...
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In Florida, the “general rule” is that a prevailing party to a lawsuit ordinarily only has a right to recover its reasonable attorneys’ fees if such right is provided for in a written agreement between the parties or pursuant to a statute.
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Imagine you're an employer. Your employee has a company computer and has created a Gmail account that he uses for both business and personal matters. You have not adopted a written email or computer use policy for the business. The employee violates company policy by sending an unauthorized personal email utilizing his official company...
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Today, it’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to be more concerned with the social purpose of their companies than with their bottom lines. Thanks to Florida Statutes, Chapter 607, Parts II and III, those entrepreneurs can pursue those social purpose goals more freely. In 2014, Florida passed legislation creating two special types of corporate entities that...
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In representing various contractors, we are consistently asked why a contractor should participate in the voluntary pre-suit process set forth under Florida Statutes Chapter 558. Florida Statutes Chapter 558 sets forth certain pre-requisites that a claimant must comply with prior to filing a lawsuit alleging construction defects. This process provides an opportunity for a...
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