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July 12, 2016

CREATIVE SENTENCING – OR NOT

A woman who left her dog in filth for a week spent the day picking up garbage at a dump.  A teen who didn’t pay for […]
July 5, 2016

WHAT THEY SAID

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 […]
June 29, 2016

OVERTIME PART 3

As we discussed in our last two posts, overtime law is not only complex, it is also largely in the hands of the rule-making arm of […]
June 9, 2016

OVERTIME PART 2

Our last blog built on the Department of Labor’s new rules on overtime to remind business owners of some basic principles, and warn of some pitfalls. […]
June 6, 2016

OVERTIME RULE CHANGES: WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

It has been a couple of weeks since the Department of Labor finalized new rules for overtime compensation.  In our 24/7 news cycle, those changes stayed […]
May 3, 2016

BRADY – THE SEQUEL’S SEQUEL

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 […]
April 27, 2016

WHEN IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT

When probable cause exists that one should be made a criminal defendant and stand trial, the State gains the right to freeze the assets used in, […]
April 20, 2016

WIELDING THE CORPORATE SHIELD

Why incorporate – or, more likely, organize as an LLC? The answer is simple enough to fill radio ads.  If something goes wrong, only the company’s […]
April 13, 2016

INCOMPLETE PASS

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 […]
March 29, 2016

AND SO IT STARTS

One spouse opens a business – let’s say the husband as it was in a recent case.  The financial institution providing the seed money for that […]
March 24, 2016

APPELLATE INTRICACIES

The Florida court system has three levels, like indeed every other state and the federal government: trial, appeal, and a Supreme Court.  The first appeal may […]
March 9, 2016

FEDERAL SUPREMACY

Federal law means what the United States Supreme Court says it does. There are no ifs, no buts, no questions about it. Yet sometimes, stubborn state […]