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May 4, 2014

HOLY HOT DOG, BATMAN

Anyone who has ever attended a baseball game, be it the Jacksonville Suns or a major league event, has heard the PA announcer warn them that […]
May 2, 2014

LEAVES LABYRINTH, PART II

It has been some time since we first pointed out the maze of laws that govern to whom employers must grant leaves of absence, when, and […]
April 29, 2014

BUSINESS OWNERS’ THICK TAX FILES

Business owners are used to seeing thick tax returns.  The intricacies of the tax code demand it.  The returns filed this month or last (depending on […]
April 25, 2014

THE MORE THINGS CHANGE

This week’s U.S. Supreme Court opinion on affirmative action has generated a lot of commentary from the mainstream press, much of it tainted by each outlet’s […]
April 24, 2014

THE PHONE LINES ARE OPEN

The rule on when the police may act on an anonymous tip is tested through layers of legal jargon.  Yet it can still be explained quite […]
April 20, 2014

ORDINARY EXPERIENCE

The difference between expert and lay witnesses is that the former have a unique expertise that most people do not, from accounting to engineering or medical […]
April 18, 2014

ANTITRUST LAWS HELP BUSINESSES TOO

Most people might think of antitrust as a set of laws meant first and foremost to protect consumers.  We think of monopolist mega-corporations or cartels formed […]
April 6, 2014

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME

A few weeks into daylight savings time, a little bit of trivia may be in order. –          There is some dispute as to who invented daylight […]
April 4, 2014

WHEN OWNERSHIP STOPS BEING A SIMPLE CONCEPT

Some of Florida’s beautiful barrier islands, with their tranquil beaches, are in fact government-owned lands.  On those, developers have the right to build vacation and beach […]
April 1, 2014

CAREFUL DRAFTING

Under Florida Supreme Court precedent, a contract’s provision concerning events that “arise from” the parties’ business, and one about events that “arise from or relate to” […]
March 26, 2014

ILL GOTTEN GAINS, OR NOT QUITE YET

Eager to ensure that criminals would not benefit from their crimes, Congress has passed forfeiture laws.  Under those, assets (from cars to money to houses) used […]
March 23, 2014

A FARM IS A FARM IS A FARM

A family went into farming, though of a slightly unusual kind.  They bred pheasants.  What crop they planted was fed to the birds.  (They also had […]