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No More Second Bites at the Apple for Plaintiffs on Damages

Published: February 5th, 2019

By: Amy L. Judkins

Clients sometimes think mediation will produce a kumbaya moment where both sides will work out a compromise that leaves everyone feeling good about the outcome of a dispute. Conversely, there are those who are so sure of the strength of their case that they expect nothing less than a full vindication. Having been through countless […]

What Clients Should Expect in Mediation

Published: March 8th, 2019

By: David P. Hathaway

Clients sometimes think mediation will produce a kumbaya moment where both sides will work out a compromise that leaves everyone feeling good about the outcome of a dispute. Conversely, there are those who are so sure of the strength of their case that they expect nothing less than a full vindication. Having been through countless […]

Five Phases of the Business Litigation Lifecycle

Published: February 15th, 2019

By: Daryl J. Krauza

If you haven’t been involved in litigation before, the process can seem overwhelming at first glance. The term “Business Litigation” covers a wide variety of cases including breach of contract, partnership or shareholder disputes, disputes between owners of a business, real property, and even cases outside of a traditional business context like probate and trust […]

No More Second Bites at the Apple for Plaintiffs on Damages

Published: February 5th, 2019

By: Amy L. Judkins

Plaintiffs sometimes are so focused on proving liability that they don’t pay enough attention to proving the scope of actual or economic damages. While most Florida district courts generally have taken the stance that a plaintiff only gets an opportunity at the first trial to prove measurable damages, the Third District in South Florida was […]

Dean Mead Bolsters Government Relations Practice with Powerhouse Team from Jones Walker

Published: January 23rd, 2019

  Tallahassee, Fla. – January 23, 2019 – Dean Mead announced today that political insiders Marc W. Dunbar, Christopher Moya, and Jennifer P. Ungru will join its statewide government relations and lobbying practice on February 1, 2019.  Hailing from the Tallahassee office of national law firm, Jones Walker LLP, Dunbar, Moya, and Ungru bring three […]

Florida Supreme Court: Upholding Substance Over Form in Email Service Requirements

Published: January 23rd, 2019

By: Michael J. Furbush

The Florida Supreme Court recently clarified the lingering confusion surrounding the proper method for service of proposals for settlement. The court finally put to rest the argument that the Rules of Judicial Administration require proposals for settlement to be served by email in accordance with rule 2.516. The court also did lawyers in the state […]

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. […]