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Physician’s Noncompete Agreements

Employers regularly use noncompete agreements to protect their legitimate business interests. When hiring employees, employers want to restrict employees from approaching customers or working for competing companies within a certain location, for a certain duration of time. Employees routinely argue that they have a right to work and employers are unjustly infringing on their right […]

Personal Jurisdiction Does Not Extend to a Non-resident Bank

Banco De Los Trabajadores V. Ricardo Rene Cortez Moreno, 2018 WL 522186 (Fla. 3d DCA Jan. 24, 2018) In this case, Banco De Los Trabajadores (Bantrab) was a Guatemalan company that began doing business with Cortez, a Guatemalan citizen residing in Miami, Florida. Cortez’s scope of employment was to assist in promoting and increasing Bantrab’s […]

Fourth District Denies Attorney’s Fees to Homeowners in Foreclosure Case

Sabido v. The Bank of N.Y. Mellon, 43 Fla. L. Weekly D305 (Fla. 3d DCA 2018) In Sabido, the Fourth District granted a motion for clarification and denied a motion for reconsideration, to recover attorney’s fees in a foreclosure case. After the trial court entered a final judgment in favor of the lender, the homeowners […]

Third District Reverses Slander of Title Dismissal Between Aventura Homeowners and Developers

Two Island Development Corp. v. Clarke, 2018 WL 522200 (Fla. 3d DCA Jan. 24, 2018) This dispute arose between luxury residential homeowners in Aventura, Florida and the developers of a sixteen-story two-tower condominium building. After the homeowners filed three different lawsuits, the developers filed a lawsuit which the trial court dismissed. Ultimately, the developers appealed […]

When Your Child Becomes a Legal Adult

Parents have control of the legal decisions regarding their children for the first 18 years of their lives. When a child turns 18, a parent loses the “legal” right to make decisions regarding issues such as health-care, finances, and academics. Many parents do not plan for these changes, but when children head off to college […]