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Significant Appellate Decision/Labor & Employment Practice Case Bulletin - Risk to Employers Who Try Discrimination Cases

Significant Appellate Decision/Labor & Employment Practice Case Bulletin - Risk to Employers Who Try Discrimination Cases

July 9, 2003

In Desert Palace, Inc. v. Costa, the United States Supreme Court made it easier for employment discrimination plaintiffs to obtain their attorney fees at trial, even if they do not win. 

Construction Industry Update - July 2003

Construction Industry Update - July 2003

July 2, 2003

Florida’s 2003 regular legislative session passed three new laws impacting claims of defects in residential construction, lien forms, mandatory contract language, and enforcement of construction contracts by unlicensed contractors and their sureties. 

Products Liability Case of the Month - July 2003

Products Liability Case of the Month - July 2003

July 2, 2003

The Third District Court of Appeal held that smokers could not group themselves as a class in a single lawsuit against tobacco manufacturers, and overturned a $145 billion punitive damages award.

Telecom and Technology Litigation Update - June 2003

Telecom and Technology Litigation Update - June 2003

June 18, 2003

California court invalidates city ordinance regulating telecom carriers.

Florida Punitive Damages Advisory - June 2003

Florida Punitive Damages Advisory - June 2003

June 17, 2003

The U.S. Supreme Court decided that a punitive damage award of $145 million is excessive and violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment where full compensatory damages are $1 million. This decision represents the high court’s most aggressive and detailed effort yet to rein in the astronomical punitive damages awards that have driven civil litigation in Florida and the other states, and sets new constitutional limits on punitive damages.

2003 Florida Legislature Post-Session Report

2003 Florida Legislature Post-Session Report

June 13, 2003

What Clients Should Know About Significant Bills Passed in the Regular Legislative Session and Special Session A.

Corporate, Securities, Taxation and Asset-Based Financing Newsletter - June 2003

Corporate, Securities, Taxation and Asset-Based Financing Newsletter - June 2003

June 11, 2003

A summary of significant taxation legislation passed in the 2003 Regular Session and Special Session A of the Florida Legislature.

Telecommunications Case of the Month - May 2003

Telecommunications Case of the Month - May 2003

May 20, 2003

Several Multidistrict Universal Service Fund Billing Cases Sent Back to State Court.

Products Liability Case of the Month - May 2003

Products Liability Case of the Month - May 2003

May 13, 2003

In a case of first impression in Florida, the 4th DCA ruled that a parent cannot bind a child to arbitrate potential personal injury claims.

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