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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 »

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

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By Lindsay N. Oyewale, 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Title Claims: How to File a Title Claim

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By Amber Ashton, Esq. The first step in determining whether you have a viable title claim is to review your title policy in detail.  You must be sure that the defect you are concerned about does not appear as an exception to coverage in Schedule B of the title policy or elsewhere.  Once you… Read More »

Title Claims: How Title Insurance Protects You

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By Amber Ashton, Esq. Unlike other traditional forms of insurance that protect you from unforeseen future accidents, sickness and natural disasters, title insurance protects an owner from potentially undiscovered issues when you buy land or a home. Title insurance potentially provides insurance coverage to protect you from financial loss related to a defect in… Read More »

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DSK Law Continues its Service in Community in Support of Rotary and Starting Right, Now

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The firm recently sponsored the Brew Ha, Ha Tampa Bay charity benefit put on by the Tampa Interbay Rotary Club.  Partner, Bart Valdes, and new associate attorney, Chris Hill, attended the event on behalf of the firm.  Bart Valdes founded the Brew Ha, Ha during his term as President of the Tampa Interbay Rotary… Read More »

Bart Valdes Continues His Leadership Involvement With The Florida Bar Business Law Section

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DSK Law and Bart Valdes continue to support the efforts of the Florida Bar Business Law Section.  Recently, the firm sponsored the 30th Anniversary Annual Retreat in Bonita Springs, Florida. Partner, Bart Valdes, is the Chair of the Task Force Relating to Proposed Amendments to Florida Rules of Civil Procedure and sits on the… Read More »

DSK Law Raises Money for Freedom Ride

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DSK Law’s employees raise money every month for a different charity or organization in need. This month DSK Law raised money to benefit Freedom Ride in Orlando, which provides therapeutic horse riding to adults and children four years and older with Spina Bifida, Autism, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Cerebral Palsy, developmental disabilities, brain injury,… Read More »

Attorney Andrew Ballentine Elected to the Federal Bar Association’s Board of Directors

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DSK Law’s Associate Attorney Andrew Ballentine has been elected for a second term as the Special Projects Director for the Orlando Chapter of the Federal Bar Association’s Board of Directors.  The Orlando Chapter is an organization committed to the interests, education, and professional development of all federal court practitioners through a variety of events… Read More »

DSK Law Honors the Victims of 9/11 in the Annual Tunnel to Towers 5k Run

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DSK Law and its friends and families participated in the 2018 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk.  The beneficiary, The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, honors the sacrifice of firefighter Stephen Siller who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001.  DSK Law proudly supports all of our military… Read More »

DSK Law Sponsors Give Kids The World Gala

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DSK Law was a sponsor for the 30th Annual Give Kids The World Village Black and White Gala on September 15, 2018. Give Kids the World Village is an 84 acre, non-profit resort in Central Florida that provides week long, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.  Several members of the… Read More »

DSK Law volunteers at the 34th Annual Women’s Resource Center Summit Awards in Orlando on September 26, 2018

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Employees and Partner Deborah Mitchell were volunteers at the Women’s Resource Center Summit Awards along with Judy Ellis, Human Resource Director of DSK Law and Board Member of the Women’s Resource Center. The Summit Awards, in its 34th year, recognizes and honors women who have given outstanding community service and leadership in Central Florida. … Read More »

Panel on Professionalism for Orange County Bar Association’s Morning at the State Courthouse

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Deborah Mitchell, Partner at DSK Law, served as the Moderate for the Panel on Professionalism for Orange County Bar Association’s Morning at the State Courthouse and was also a panel member for the civil breakout session.

DSK Law Expands Presence in Brevard County!

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DSK Law’s Partners Lindsay Oyewale and Jason Breslin recently attended the 2018 Doing Business in Brevard County discussion luncheon held at the Hilton in Melbourne, Florida. This event was put on by the Orlando Business Journal for business leaders from both the private and public sectors to collaborate in this panel discussion luncheon event…. Read More »

Hugo de Beaubien Elected to the Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation Board of Directors

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DSK Law’s Founding Partner Hugo de Beaubien has been elected to The Board of Directors of the Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation.  The Kiwanis Club of Orlando was founded in 1921 and is the oldest Kiwanis Club in Central Florida.  The foundation controls real estate and financial properties  which are shared  with worthy charitable… Read More »

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