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Understanding the Benefits of Florida Private Trials

Are you a litigant considering whether to participate in a private trial to resolve your dispute? While many people are familiar with binding arbitration but that’s just one of a handful of options a litigant has to reach a resolution. Under Florida Statutes Section 44.104, parties can also resolve a lawsuit by voluntarily participating in...

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Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Are you involved in a dispute with a business partner, customer, or family member? Do you dread the time and expense of litigation? You may be surprised to learn that it is possible to come to a mutually agreeable arrangement without the risks and costs of going to court. Learning what is Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) may...

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Impact of The California Consumer Protection Act on Civil Litigation

More than a year ago, the California legislature, invoking the California constitution’s right to privacy, passed the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA). The CCPA is a sweeping consumer privacy law that enacts some of the world’s broadest data protection regulations. After more than a year of preparation, the California Attorney General’s office released final CCPA regulations on...

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Voluntary Trial Resolution in Florida

What Is Voluntary Trial Resolution? Voluntary trial resolution, or a private trial, is a type of alternative dispute resolution that allows two parties to come to an agreement by way of a third party acting as a judge and offering a verdict. In 1999 Florida legislature passed legislation that the Trial Lawyers Section of the...

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Florida Business Law: Types of Liens Explained

If you have a lien on your business’ property or assets, you’re likely concerned about the legal ramifications of failing to pay a debt. In this article we will explain the different types of liens that may affect your business. What is a lien? A lien is a legal claim against either a business’ property...

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Why Contract Typos and Grammatical Errors Can Spell Disaster

There’s nothing better than the moment you come to an agreement with someone to do business together. You do everything you can to make sure the deal goes off without a hitch, including memorializing all of the details in a contract. A contract is the culmination of hours and hours of arduous negotiations, so it’s important that it...

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Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)–Basics and Options

Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is an alternative to trial proceedings. Often, ADR can save clients both time and money: it settles the dispute in a shorter time frame and costs less in attorney fees, court costs, and other associated expenses. Whereas litigation can be more hostile in its approach, ADR options tend to focus...

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Advantages and Disadvantages of a Coronavirus Liability Shield

It’s not news that small businesses are struggling under the impact of COVID-19. However, another threat is looming on the horizon: A flood of pandemic-related exposure lawsuits. Any restaurant, religious institution, small business, or educational facility that provides care or services may face severe legal proceedings. If any customer, member, or visitor of these institutions...

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The Rise of Private Trials During Covid-19

Hundreds of thousands of cases take place in the public federal courts in the United States each year under normal circumstances, with state courts likely accounting for millions more. However, the circumstances we’re currently living with are not normal ones. The COVID-19 pandemic has left public court proceedings restricted in some areas and entirely impossible...