An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure: How to Minimize Your Litigation Costs

By: Brent V. Trapana In today’s economic climate, litigation clients are looking to get the best legal services for the optimal lowest price. Of course, hiring an experienced and knowledgeable litigation attorney plays an important role in keeping litigation costs down. However, one of the best and easiest ways to minimize litigation costs is to [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:03+00:00August 10th, 2016|Blog, Business Litigation|

Non-Compete Agreements and Other Restrictive Covenants

By: Mark A. Levy The use by employers of restrictive covenants such as non-compete agreements and non-solicitation agreements has been steadily growing in popularity. Unfortunately, in many cases it seems that the drafters of these provisions attempt to make the restrictive covenant as lengthy and as broad as possible. However, just because an activity may [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:04+00:00December 1st, 2015|Blog, Business Litigation|

Suing a Non-Florida Resident in Florida

By: Brent V. Trapana When an individual or entity is wronged, many times, litigation ensues. However, where that litigation takes place depends on what court the defendant can be sued in. In order for a non-Florida resident to be sued in Florida, the Florida court must have what is called personal jurisdiction over the non-resident [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:04+00:00November 18th, 2015|Blog, Business Litigation|

Metadata: What You Can’t See May Hurt You!

By: George J. Taylor It is very unlikely that the final version of document looks the same as the first draft because numerous changes were made, and things may have been deleted—including sensitive information that was not intended for others to see.  But that information, while seemingly invisible on the face of the document, may [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:07+00:00July 15th, 2015|Blog, Business Litigation|

Directors and Officers Liability Insurance: To Err is Human; To Insure, Divine.

By: Harris Solomon Let’s face it, people make mistakes.  And sometimes those mistakes concern decisions and actions that occur while managing a company.  The mistake may not only be costly for the company, but it may also be costly for the individual who took the action, directed someone else to act, failed to act when [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:08+00:00May 4th, 2015|Blog, Business Law, Business Litigation|

The Prototypical Prevailing Party Fee and Cost Provision: Friend or Foe?

By: George J. Taylor Under the “American rule,” a prevailing party may only recover attorneys’ fees from the losing party when so authorized by contract, statute, or court rule.  The foregoing reality has caused many attorneys to include variations of the following language in contracts: “In the event of any dispute arising under this Agreement, [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:10+00:00December 8th, 2014|Blog, Business Litigation|

Florida Law Can be Unfair to Creditors

By: Harris K. Solomon Most fair-minded people would find that the Florida’s statutes protecting income, earned from labor or services, from being garnished by a creditor are completely one-sided in favor of debtors; and would agree that the legislature should take action and fix this problem.  Currently in Florida there is no limit to the [...]

By |2017-03-13T13:31:15+00:00November 29th, 2012|Blog, Business Law, Business Litigation|