HOW THE YEAR ENDED

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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

APPLE VS SAMSUNG – IT’S NOT OVER

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One would think that a U.S. Supreme Court decision puts finality to a legal battle, even one between two giants of the business world.  But that will not be the case this week. The Supreme Court opinion in the ongoing battle Apple and Samsung starts, in essence, with a deceptively simple question – nearly a silly one: what is a … Read More

WHAT THEY SAID

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WHAT THEY SAID The stream of Supreme Court opinions gushed quickly in June as the Court prepared to recess by month end.  Many opinions deal with matters that are neither very relevant to businesses nor very near the public consciousness.  They merit mention nonetheless. Puerto Rico – Sometimes a state, sometimes not: A state may prosecute a person under state … Read More

BRADY – THE SEQUEL’S SEQUEL

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Last year, we explained why Tom Brady’s suspension was overturned, even though it had been imposed in arbitration proceedings.  The trial judge had many reasons for reaching his conclusion.  Commissioner Goodell had acted as both judge and prosecutor, imposing the sanction as commissioner and upholding it as arbitrator; he had denied the defense access to some evidence; the law firm … Read More

INCOMPLETE PASS

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When the Supreme Court issued an opinion last week on “one person one vote,” the political press did what it does best and reduced it to political pronouncements.  The conservatives lost, urban liberals won, and the 24/7 news cycle moved on. This was accurate as far as it went, but also incomplete, and possibly temporary. The case in question arose when … Read More