News & Announcements
- May 16, 2013
- April 25, 2013
On April 24, 2013 Governor Scott signed Senate Bill 286 into law creating section 558.0035, Florida Statutes. This new law grants individual design professionals employed by a business entity or an agent of the entity immunity from liability for economic damages resulting from negligence occurring within the course and scope of a professional services contract under certain conditions.
- April 24, 2013
- April 5, 2013
- March 14, 2013
On March 11, 2013, the Delaware Court of Chancery granted the petition of the State Insurance Commissioner seeking the entry of a Rehabilitation and Injunction Order concerning Ullico Casualty Company.
- March 13, 2013
- March 8, 2013
A new Florida Supreme Court case is a game changer regarding the Economic Loss Rule. This week, the Florida Supreme Court held, “. . . the application of the economic loss rule is limited to products liability cases. Therefore, we recede from prior case law to the extent that it is inconsistent with this holding.” Tiara Condominium Assoc., Inc. v. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., 38 Fla. L. Weekly S151a (Fla. March 7, 2013).
- February 20, 2013
In August 2012, we published a White Paper detailing what Sequestration is, estimated
cuts to both defense and non-defense spending as a result of sequestration, and the potential impacts of sequestration on future government contracts and grants. Following the issuance of Office of Management and Budget’s (“OMB”) breakdown of exempt and non-exempt budget accounts and a preliminary estimate of the funding reduction that would be required across non-exempt accounts, we provided an update to our first White Paper.
- January 16, 2013
- Kirk D. Johnston Named as Partner in Atlanta Office and Y. Lisa Colon Heron Named As Partner in Fort Lauderdale OfficeJanuary 9, 2013
- CLIENT ALERT: Flooding Caused By The Government, Even If Not Permanent, Can Amount To A Compensable TakingDecember 19, 2012
The Supreme Court recently held that if the government’s actions cause a plaintiff’s private land to be flooded, even if the flooding is not permanent, the plaintiff is not precluded from obtaining compensation for a taking.
- October 8, 2012
- August 17, 2012
Absent Congressional action, starting in January 2013, Sequestration requires mandatory, virtually across-the-board spending cuts. These cuts will come equally from defense and non-defense spending. For FY 2013, the total cuts will be $109 billion. This white paper discusses the potential impacts of Sequestration on contractors, grantees, etc., and provides a few important tips on how to deal with them.
- June 12, 2012