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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...

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Litigation Avoidance

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of… attorney fees. Litigation is costly in terms of both money, time, and reputation.  Even if a case never makes it to trial, there may be negotiations, mediation, or settlements.  The best offense is a good defense when it comes to avoiding litigation. If you are a...

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Just Because You Can… Should You?

Would you extract your own tooth? Perform surgery on yourself? Shopping on amazon for things I don’t really need, I came across a few interesting items. Did you know amazon sells a surgical bone saw? Or a human rib spreader? Or dental extraction tools? Neither did I, until now. And the reviews, very entertaining! While...

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Contractor Caution

Choosing the right contractor is just as important as negotiating terms. The purchase of a home or commercial space represents a significant investment. But often it is only the first step because to be inhabitable or exploitable, renovation may be necessary. Much of the difficulty lies in choosing the right contractor. Many contractors promise you a...

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A Motion in Limine

What is a Motion in Limine? A Motions in Limine is one of the most effective defensive weapons a trial attorney has. Attorney’s often under-use motions in limine. An attorney files a “motion in limine” to stop unwanted evidence or arguments being introduced to a jury. According to Fla. Stat. §90.403,: “Relevant evidence is inadmissible if...