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December 1, 2018

Second Circuit Finds Factual Issues Regarding Whether Limit of Liability in Reinsurance Agreements Include Loss Adjustment Expenses

Is It Time to Harvest the NAIC Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation?

Is It Time to Harvest the NAIC Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation?

November 26, 2018

At the NAIC Fall 2018 National Meeting, state regulators continued plowing through the Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation (Model 275) (Suitability Model).

Supreme Court of Florida Upholds the <i>Frye</i> Standard

Supreme Court of Florida Upholds the Frye Standard

November 13, 2018

On October 15, 2018, in the matter of Richard Delisle vs. Crane Co., et al. , the Supreme Court of Florida unequivocally reaffirmed that Frye remains the standard for the admission of expert testimony. This reaffirmation comes after the Florida Legislature amended section 90.702 to incorporate the Daubert standard into the Florida Rules of Evidence in 2013.

Florida Election Recounts – Again

Florida Election Recounts – Again

November 7, 2018

With memories of dimpled chads and butterfly ballots coming to mind, Florida is facing the potential of statewide election recounts based on the current results of the 2018 general election.

Florida Voters Enact Automatic Restoration of Voting Rights for Floridians With Felony Convictions

Florida Voters Enact Automatic Restoration of Voting Rights for Floridians With Felony Convictions

November 7, 2018

Last night, Floridians voted to pass the Voting Restoration Amendment that is poised to restore voting rights to an estimated 1.5 million Floridians with prior felony convictions.

Policy and Practice Changes Impact the O-1 Visa

Policy and Practice Changes Impact the O-1 Visa

November 7, 2018

During the Trump administration’s 22 months in office, no new laws or regulations have been passed governing the O-1 nonimmigrant visa for foreign nationals with extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics.

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