Changes to Florida’s Rule on Proposals for Settlement

  On July 1, 2022, Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.442(c), as amended by the Florida Supreme Court, went into effect. Specifically, the Court amended the rule to exclude most nonmonetary terms from proposals for settlement in an effort to [...]

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Equine Liability Releases: What are they good for?

It is common for equine facilities to require clients to sign liability releases prior to engaging in equine-related activities, such as riding.  But considering that forty-eight states have enacted Equine Activity Liability Laws, many wonder if [...]

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Does Force Majeure Force Business Interruption? Webcast

  Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Does Force Majeure Force Business Interruption? webcast. In this session, we examined the intersection of force majeure and business interruption insurance in the time of COVID-19. If you [...]

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Combating the Impact of COVID-19: COVID-19 Liability Shield

  The COVID-19 outbreak threatened the viability of businesses and institutions that contribute to the overall well-being of Florida.  In an effort to restart the economy and fight back against the economic impact of COVID-19, the [...]

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Combating the Impact of COVID-19: Vaccine Passports

  On May 3, Florida Governor DeSantis signed into law SB 2006, which went into effect July 1. This law extends the Governor’s Executive Order prohibiting businesses from requiring consumers or customers to show documentation of vaccination [...]

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Combating the Impact of COVID-19: Health Care Providers

  Just as Florida Statute, section 768.38 protects non-healthcare providers, so too does its counterpart, Florida Statute, section 768.381 which protects healthcare providers from civil liability related to “COVID-19 related claims.” The [...]

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New Legislation Sets a High Bar for Civil Covid-19 Related Lawsuits Against Businesses and Health Care Providers

By Johanna Sheehe, Esq. On March 29, 2021, Governor DeSantis signed a sweeping COVID-19 liability shield into law, thus creating significant hurdles for any plaintiff seeking to bring a COVID-19 related lawsuit in the State of Florida.  The new [...]

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Lawsuit challenging the enactment of the Federal Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act could halt significant change to the horseracing industry

The National Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association (HBPA) and eleven state affiliates filed a federal lawsuit on March 15, 2021 seeking to prevent the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020 (HISA) from being implemented.  HISA [...]

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Webinar: Defamation in the Time of COVID-19

The proliferation of online customer reviews and comments have created a tricky landscape for business owners trying to promote a positive image of their company and deflect negative critiques that can be misleading and sometimes downright [...]

Rent is Due!… Can the “Shelter in Place” orders lawfully change existing contracts?

With so many people struggling to maintain income due to COVID-19, can this crisis change existing laws to prevent evictions? Read this article by Sheehe & Associates, P.A. attorney Karen D. Fultz to learn more on this timely topic.

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