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Telecommunications Case of the Month - April 2003

Telecommunications Case of the Month - April 2003

April 25, 2003

Restrictions on unsolicited commercial faxes established by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991, 47 U.S.C. § 227(b)(1)(c) (“TCPA”), do not violate the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech.

Significant Appellate Decision - Due Process Limitations

Significant Appellate Decision - Due Process Limitations

April 17, 2003

The United States Supreme Court further defined the Due Process limitations on excessive punitive damages awards in civil cases, striking down a $145 million punitive damages award.

Significant Appellate Decision - Non-Compete Agreements

Significant Appellate Decision - Non-Compete Agreements

April 18, 2003

The Florida Supreme Court ruled that reliance on changes in corporate culture and mode of operation as a measure of whether an employer has changed identity and therefore must obtain a consensual assignment of a noncompete agreement would inject unnecessary uncertainty into corporate transactions

Capitol Report - February 21, 2003

Capitol Report - February 21, 2003

February 21, 2003

High Profile Issues Primed for Legislative Action

Products Liability Case of the Month - February 2003

Products Liability Case of the Month - February 2003

February 20, 2003

The 15th Judicial Circuit sets aside a jury verdict against a gun distributor for design defects on "Saturday Night Special."

Multiparty Multiforum Jurisdiction Act of 2002

Multiparty Multiforum Jurisdiction Act of 2002

January 15, 2003

Federal jurisdiction expanded for mass tort litigation by the Multiparty, Multiforum Trial Jurisdiction Act of 2002

Capitol Report - January 10, 2003

Capitol Report - January 10, 2003

January 10, 2003

Health Care and Insurance Dominate First Legislative Committee Week

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