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Don’t Let The Mailbox Rule Box You Out

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Amber Ashton, Special Counsel in the Firm’s Tampa Office, has published another article for the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section (“RPPTL”) of the Florida Bar’s quarterly magazine, ActionLine. As part of her fellowship with the RPPTL, Amber’s article “Don’t Let The Mailbox Rule Box You Out” outlines practice pointers for other attorneys… Read More »

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Are You Prepared for this Year’s Hurricane Season?

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By Kent A. Showalter III, Esq. Due to storms and hurricanes that have historically impacted Florida, DSK Law has had the opportunity to assist many individuals and small businesses with legal issues related to the after effects of storm damage.  In past consultations with our clients, we have identified certain frequently asked questions or… Read More »

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Is Privacy Obsolete in Modern Litigation?

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By Bart R. Valdes, Esq. (Mr. Valdes is a Partner in the Firm’s Tampa Office and is the Chairman of the Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee of the Business Law Section of the Florida Bar) Within the past decade, the introduction and widespread adoption of social media use by individuals and corporations, as… Read More »

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The Legal Meaning of Marriage: 12 Benefits Same-Sex Married Couples Now Receive

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By Lindsay N. Greene, Esq. and Ruben Laboy, Jr., Esq. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marriage. As reported in The New York Times, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy defined marriage as a “keystone… Read More »

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A Few Things You Probably Didn’t Know About St. Patrick’s Day

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By Richard A. Tanner, Esq. ‘Tis the time to be Irish whether you are a Lopez, Viscontini, Ilkavich, or Flannigan! March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day of Honor and celebrated universally as a “national” party to gather with friends and family, without any overly religious overtones. Perhaps being over 50% Irish was my genesis for… Read More »

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Taking the Deposition of an Entity Representative or Custodian of Records and Seeking Electronically Stored Information

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By Bart R. Valdes, Esq. on behalf of the Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar The use of multiple electronic devices, as well as automated systems, and integrated technology, is commonplace in today’s world.  Almost everything that we do in our day-to-day routines generates some kind of data,… Read More »

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Requests For Production Instructions And Definitions: How To Make Them Work For You

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By Bart R. Valdes, Esq., on behalf of the Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence Committee, Business Law Section of the Florida Bar In the ever-changing world of technology, the legal profession can be slow to adapt.  Within the past decade, the introduction and widespread adoption of social media use by individuals and corporations, as well… Read More »

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Code Enforcement Matters: A Reconsideration

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By D. John Morgeson Jr., Esq. Can a code enforcement board or Special Magistrate rehear or reconsider a case, matter or issue previously presented?  That is the question.  Not exactly Shakespeare, but one potentially relevant to a residential or commercial property owner, or local governing body. Section 162.11, Florida Statutes (2014), governs appeals from final… Read More »

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Investigating PIP Fraud Through the Appropriate and Effective Use of (6)(b) Requests

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By Bart R. Valdes, Esq. According to the language in the No-Fault Statute, an insurer is required to pay a bill within 30 days of receiving the bill in order to avoid incurring a penalty, interest, or attorneys’ fees.  This presents a very tight window within which an insurer can investigate a claim where… Read More »

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Investigating PIP Fraud Through the Use of EUOs and Preserving the EUO Defense in PIP Cases

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By Bart R. Valdes, Esq. As medical provider PIP fraud continues to increase in the State of Florida, insurers must effectively use the available tools to investigate suspected fraud.  Florida’s No-Fault Statute provides options to insurance companies to investigate suspected fraud by claimants (both providers and individual accident participants), with the ultimate goal of protecting… Read More »

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