DOWN IN THE TRENCHES

RothLawAppeals, Lawsuits

Do you know the difference between general and special damages? One “actually and necessarily” flows from the alleged wrong; the other “might result” from it but not “necessarily.”  If you think that is a fine line, you are right.  Yet the difference is critical.  General damages are implied by the cause of action (breach of contract, negligence, etc.), but special … Read More

CHOOSE YOUR REGISTERED AGENT CAREFULLY

RothLawBusiness Services

For businesses, the first quarter of each year brings a number of fiscal and legal obligations.  A business must, for instance, file its Annual Report with the State of Florida.  And when doing so, it must confirm (or change) the identity of its Registered Agent. Many business owners name themselves as their companies’ Registered Agents, and that works in most … Read More

HOW THE YEAR ENDED

RothLawAppeals, News

The Florida Supreme Court decides remarkably few civil decisions, and even fewer commercial ones.  Its docket is dominated by review of death-penalty decisions and updating rules of procedure. A few cases were handed down as 2016 came to an end that, while not directly applicable to our area of law, deserve mention in this blog. All About the Kids The … Read More

LOGIC OR EMPATHY?

RothLawAppeals

Artificial Intelligence is one of science-fiction writers’ favorite foils.  A machine or gadget of some form, with infinite knowledge and ability for logic, provides the hero with all the answers, like a Deus Ex Machina in a Roman drama. But would we want such a perfect AI to be a Supreme Court Justice? Not if we follow Justice Holmes’s reasoning.  … Read More

WHO AM I?

RothLawBusiness Services

There is so much talk – sometimes uninformed talk – about incorporation that it warrants us addressing it here today. To start with, the term incorporation technically refers only to creating a business corporation.  However, in lay terms, it often also encompasses organizing a Limited Liability Company (an “LLC”).  Now may be a good time, as a matter of fact, … Read More