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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.

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

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