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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 of

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, whether

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 as

Code Enforcement Matters: A Reconsideration

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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 orders of a municipal or county

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

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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 fraud may be involved. Section 627.736(6)(b),

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

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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 the insureds and controlling the

Title Claims: How to File a Title Claim

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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 have determined a claim exists,

Title Claims: How Title Insurance Protects You

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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 the status of title to

A CLARIFICATION TO FLORIDA’S LAW PROVIDES GUIDANCE TO COURTS IN REGARD TO PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTARY UNDER § 56.29, FLORIDA STATUTES, WHEN JUDGMENT CREDITORS SEEK TO COLLECT ON JUDGMENTS.

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By Bart R. Valdes, Esq. and P. Hayden Haskins, Esq. On June 20, 2014, Governor Rick Scott approved 2014 Florida Laws Chapter 182, which revised Florida’s law on proceedings supplementary found in § 56.29, Florida Statutes.  Effective on July 1, 2014, § 56.29, Florida Statutes, was revised to clarify existing law and provide guidance to

Attorneys’ Fees and Costs When Litigating Against an Insurance Company

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Not every lawsuit involving an insurance company results in the award of attorneys’ fees and costs.   The general attorneys’ fee provision, § 627.428, Florida Statutes, only provides for an award of attorneys’ fees when an insured prevails and an actual recovery of insurance proceeds is obtained.  In fact, §627.428, “‘has consistently been interpreted to authorize

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Happy Birthday DSK Law!

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DSK Law was founded on November 7, 1976. We are proud to be one of Central Florida’s largest law firms. We now have offices in Orlando, Tampa, Tallahassee and Melbourne.

Partner Yvette Rodriguez Brown Out in the Community

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Our Partner, Yvette Rodriguez Brown recently attended the Orlando Regional Chamber’s Membership Optimization event. The Chamber’s mission is to prepare and empower businesses through their programs. DSK Law is looking forward to participating in several of their upcoming events.

DSK Law Sponsors the 2019 State of Orange County Real Estate

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DSK Law was proud to sponsor the 2019 State of Orange County Real Estate presented by Orange County Property Appraiser, Rick Singh, which was attended by our Partners Ken Hazouri and Lindsay Greene, and Associate Ryan Wisneski. Mr. Hazouri has had the privilege of providing legal representation to the Orange County Property Appraiser for over

DSK Law Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

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DSK Law is happy to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by acknowledging our Hispanic Attorneys! From probate/wills to immigration and criminal law… we can help you. Hablamos Español!

DSK Law Doing Business in Brevard County!

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Brett J. Miller recently attended the annual event “Doing Business in Brevard County” panel discussion. 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. Did you know DSK Law has an office location in Brevard County?

Bart Valdes – Tampa Hispanic Bar Association’s New Treasurer

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Congratulations to Partner Bart Valdes the new Treasurer of the Tampa Hispanic Bar Association for 2019-2020!

Congratulations to our 2019 Super Lawyers!

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Partners: David H. Simmons, Kevin Knight and Daniel F. Mantzaris. Attorneys: Cameron S. Frye and Brandon M. Sapp. Click on their names to read more about them!

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 2019 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 personnel

Bart Valdes Volunteers as Part of Another Successful Great Bay Scallop Search

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Bart Valdes once again volunteered as a boat captain for the 25th Annual Great Bay Scallop Search.  Bart and his crew participated in a scientific search of selected sites within Boca Ciega and Lower Tampa Bay for bay scallops.  The goal of the event is to monitor and document the health and status of the bay scallop

Partner Jason Breslin Donates Fun Chairs to Local Elementary School

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Jason Breslin, Partner in the Orlando office recently donated new exercise chairs to Timber Lakes Elementary School’s Kindergarten class. Kindergarten Teacher Mrs. Winokur asked to raise these funds in part of her project “Wobble While You Work.” The new chairs allow these high energy kindergarteners to release their energy when needed so they can focus

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