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Florida Supreme Court Limits Exclusion of Expert Witnesses

Published: November 30th, 2018

By: Michael J. Furbush

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that Martin S. Friedman has joined the firm’s Orlando office. Friedman represents a broad range of Florida utilities as lead counsel. Throughout his 38-year career, he has handled 130 utility acquisitions totaling more than $3 billion. Friedman is widely recognized as a seasoned litigator and transactional attorney representing […]

Dean Mead Welcomes Prominent Utilities Attorney Martin Friedman

Published: January 4th, 2019

By: Martin S. Friedman

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead recently announced that Martin S. Friedman has joined the firm’s Orlando office. Friedman represents a broad range of Florida utilities as lead counsel. Throughout his 38-year career, he has handled 130 utility acquisitions totaling more than $3 billion. Friedman is widely recognized as a seasoned litigator and transactional attorney representing […]

Remote Employees’ Access to Servers Strengthens Enforcement of Noncompete Agreements

Published: December 22nd, 2018

By: Thomas P. Wert

Remote Employees’ Access to Servers Strengthens Enforcement of Noncompete Agreements It is a rare business that doesn’t have at least a few employees working remotely, often in another state or even across the globe. But when a telecommuting relationship sours and ends up in court, where can the lawsuit be filed – in the company’s […]

Florida Supreme Court Limits Exclusion of Expert Witnesses

Published: November 30th, 2018

By: Michael J. Furbush

A recent Florida Supreme Court decision regarding the admissibility of expert witness testimony is expected to benefit plaintiffs and put more disputed science in front of juries. Florida’s high court has rebuked the Legislature’s attempt to level the playing field by subjecting expert witnesses to additional scrutiny before their testimony can be presented to juries. […]

Trust Disclosure – Devil Is in the Details

Published: November 26th, 2018

By: Joseph K. Naberhaus

Trust Disclosure – Devil Is in the Details Greed and misunderstandings can throw sand into the workings of family trusts, and one of the primary ways the law protects beneficiaries is to require trustees to make regular accounting disclosures of how they manage trusts. If disclosure suggests a trustee has breached a fiduciary duty, beneficiaries […]

Dean Mead Receives Recognition from 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

Published: November 15th, 2018

Orlando, Fla. – Dean Mead was selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms,” which was recently released by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. The firm was recognized for multiple practice areas in the Orlando, Tallahassee and West Palm Beach Metropolitan Rankings. Dean Mead also […]

Fraudulent Conveyance Lessons for Debtors and Creditors

Published: October 23rd, 2018

By: Darryl M. Bloodworth

When the owner of a hotel transferred his stock to his wife shortly before he defaulted on a loan related to his ownership of another business, creditors cried foul. They filed suit, alleging that giving the stock to his wife without receiving any payment constituted fraudulent conveyance – an attempt to shield assets that could […]

Employer Oversteps in Banning Dreadlocks

Published: October 10th, 2018

By: Nichole M. Mooney

An employer was in the crosshairs of a federal discrimination lawsuit after rescinding an African-American woman’s offer of employment because she wore her hair in dreadlocks and refused to change them. The employer prevailed before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, but businesses nonetheless should be cautious, says Nichole M. Mooney, […]

Pre-Suit Notice of Defect Is An “Action” for Purposes of Statute of Repose

Published: September 21st, 2018

By: Michael J. Furbush Thomas P. Wert

In a case of first impression, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled last week that a construction defect action against a homebuilder was timely because the mandatory pre-suit notice of defect was sent to the builder before the ten-year statute of repose lapsed, even though the lawsuit was filed outside the ten-year period.   The […]