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July 3, 2014

TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT?

Treatment courts, such as drug courts, or Veterans Courts focusing on soldiers who returned from war suffering from PTSD and other Military Service related ills, are […]
June 30, 2014

BEHIND THE NOISE: WHAT THE GREENHOUSE-GAS CASE MEANS FOR REGULATED BUSINESSES

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision on greenhouse-gas regulations will occasion a chuckle from observers of the mainstream press.  Republican-leaning newspapers criticized the Court for upholding […]
June 18, 2014

RELIGION AND POLITICS

Many employers undoubtedly wish to keep those two often emotional topics out of the workplace.  Yet so long as people will have the gift of speech […]
June 16, 2014

ANOTHER UNFAIR COMPETITION CLAIM GOES FORWARD

We posted on the topic of unfair competition with some frequency of late.  In a timely opinion, the Supreme Court just added to that area of […]
June 12, 2014

PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH

We recently reported on the unfortunate case of a deceased lady whose assets did not all pass to the people she wanted because the will she […]
June 6, 2014

TAKING CARE OF THE DETAILS

Two people buy a car together.  Maybe they are spouses, maybe parent and child.  At some point the car is no longer in common use.  Maybe […]
May 21, 2014

FILLING THE BLANKS

The Florida Supreme Court found itself compelled to hold last month that a recently departed woman’s will did not pass all her property to the people […]
May 18, 2014

ONLY THE GOVERNMENT

No person may sue himself. Except, it turns out, the U.S. Government.  So we learned when one federal agency sued another, which had just ruled in […]
May 16, 2014

LITTLE TO DO ABOUT UNFRIENDLY SKIES

Businesses whose employees must travel extensively may find themselves often frustrated by some airlines’ practices.  This is an experience those flying out of Jacksonville International Airport […]
May 15, 2014

MORE HELP FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

We recently published a post explaining how antitrust laws are not limited to protecting consumers, but may provide a remedy to small and mid-size businesses as […]
May 11, 2014

OLD LAW

Old cases often provide quaint amusement to modern ears.  So it is with an 1881 case where a railroad defended its right to exclude a passenger […]
May 7, 2014

HOA BOARDS MAY BE ELECTED…

…but they are not all-powerful.  Nor should they be, democratic principles notwithstanding.  Congress, our highest elected body, cannot pass any law it pleases; it is restricted […]