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What COVID-19 has taught us about protecting against the next crisis

Jeffrey Harradine

We all know more seven months into this pandemic than we did at the outset, including businesses seeking legal redress for business disruption, breach of contract, insurance protection and business loss. It has been more than five months since my ...

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Firm builds its brand on compassionate divorce law

Sarah Wesley, Amber Peshkin and Kevin Clark are the heart of Wesley Clark & Peshkin. (Provided photo)

They began the practice with the premise of providing a personalized touch for any client with a legal need, whether it was a criminal case, a personal injury claim or representation in a divorce. Wesley, Clark & Peshkin LLP wasn’t ...

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The Inclusive Office: Democracy’s fragility on display in election

Duwaine Bascoe

In 2018, and again in this election year, I was asked by the Florida Democratic Party to work on the gubernatorial campaign and the presidential campaign, respectively. In 2018, I worked in Florida for three weeks on the Andrew Gillum ...

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Legal Loop: Can the pandemic provide an excuse for sanctionable conduct?

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As we enter our ninth month of the pandemic and COVID-19 numbers are surging across the country, lawyers and judges alike are bracing for newfound full or partial shutdowns. If and when the shutdowns occur, our court systems will undoubtedly ...

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Civil Litigation: LLCs: Breaking up is hard to do

Thomas Knab

A lawsuit among owners of a closely-held business like a limited liability company — sometimes referred to as a “business divorce” action — often involves issues for both transactional lawyers and litigators. Your authors, a transactional lawyer and a litigator, ...

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Legal Loop: Should you copy clients on emails to opposing counsel?

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As a result of the pandemic, lawyers are working remotely now more than ever before. This means that out of necessity, in-person meetings are far less common during the pandemic, and lawyers are increasingly relying on email to communicate with ...

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IP Frontiers: A closer look at patents for startups

Lloyd J. Wilson

There are many reasons you may choose to start your own business, with one of those reasons being that you believe the businesses will be financially successful. Patents may be key to helping you achieve your financial goals, but understanding ...

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Does Facebook have an obligation to prevent murder?

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These days, we spend a lot of time online — probably more than we should. And for most of us, especially during the pandemic, a good percentage of our after work downtime occurs on social networks. We share (and sometimes ...

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New York on withdrawing as counsel due to COVID-related fears

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In New York, court appearances have been sharply curtailed at times due to the pandemic. Online court appearances have become commonplace out of necessity and have been surprisingly well-received, especially by some members of the judiciary. That being said, in-person ...

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