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  1. 11th Circuit OKs wire-fraud conviction of lawyer who impersonated state bar officialRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | ABA Journal

    A former lawyer who, while still in practice, impersonated a Florida Bar official during a 2009 conference call with her boss and mentor, then-attorney Scott Rothstein, says she had no idea he was operating a $1.4 billion Ponzi scheme. But Christina Kitterman's argument that she lacked the intent to commit wire fraud didn't persuade the Atlanta-based 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

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  2. What's in a Name? Plenty of Room for Appeal for Warring DoctorsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Daily Business Review

    Amid claims of cybersquatting, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit threw out an award against a Broward County doctor who bought up domain names using the name of his ex-partner.

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  3. Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Roll Call

    Monday's big election law news came from the Supreme Court's penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizona's congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case.

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  4. Anonymous letter leads to effort to overturn 1992 Taco Bell murder convictionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Daytona Beach News-Journal Online

    The case of a man facing a possible death sentence for the killing of a Taco Bell worker 23 years ago has taken a mysterious turn with an anonymous letter claiming that the prosecutor "had a handpicked" jury during the trial. Now attorneys for Anthony Farina want to interview two jurors as they seek to overturn his murder conviction.

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  5. Eleventh Circuit Holds No Duty to Defend Directors Serving in Mixed CapacitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | JD Supra

    On June 22, 2015, the 11th Circuit affirmed a Georgia federal court decision that there was no coverage under a director's and officer's insurance policy for claims asserted by beneficiaries of a family trust against a closely held corporation and two of its directors and officers. The beneficiaries claimed that the directors and officers, who also served in dual capacities as trustees, had lied and schemed to convince the beneficiaries to sell their shares back to the corporation for less than they were worth.

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  6. In Overhead and Profit Class Actions, The Third Trade's No Longer The CharmRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | JD Supra

    When repairs to a damaged home reach a certain level of complexity, they call for supervision by a general contractor, who receives a percentage of the actual repair costs as "general contractor's overhead and profit" or "GCOP." Under "replacement cost" policies, insurers must pay GCOP for appropriate claims, even if the insured chooses not to use a contractor or elects not to make repairs.

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  7. Eleventh Circuit: While FDCPA Applies to Litigation Activity, Higher...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | JD Supra

    On Tuesday, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals expanded the scope of conduct that is actionable under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to include communications directed to a debtor's attorney. However, the Court also said that such communications may not be actionable under a "least sophisticated consumer" standard and that a plaintiff may have to hurdle a higher bar to establish a violation.

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  8. Miljkovic v. Shafritz and DinkinRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | FindLaw

    Before WILSON and ANDERSON, Circuit Judges, and VOORHEES,District Judge.* Eric Chase Roberson, Eric C. Roberson, PA, Jacksonville, FL, Scott Robert Bauries, University of Kentucky College of Law, Canton, GA, for Plaintiff-Appellant. Steven Robert Braten, Law Office of Steven Robert Braten, Delray Beach, FL, Julie E. Walbroel, Law Office of Julie E. Walbroel, Orlando, FL, for Defendants-Appellees.

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  9. Eleventh Circuit Denies Coverage for Wrongful Acts of Directors and...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | jdsupra.com

    On Monday, June 22, 2015, the Eleventh Circuit, in The Langdale Company v. National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA , No.

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  10. Appellate Attorney Maureen Pearcy Of Hinshaw & Culbertson Named To 2015 Florida Trend Magazine'sRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 1 | PR Log

    PRLog - July 1, 2015 - MIAMI -- Florida Trend magazine has released its annual Florida Legal Elite list for 2015, recognizing the top 1.8 percent of Florida's 56,000 lawyers. Appellate attorney Maureen G. Pearcy, a Partner in the Coral Gables office of the national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has been named among the top practitioners in Florida as a Florida Legal Elite.

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  11. Kangaroos, Nazis, and more: Alabama court staffer begs governor to resist 'homosexual sodomy'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 1 | The Raw Story

    A civil rights advocacy group is calling for the resignation of an Alabama lawyer, employed by the state's Supreme Court, for pleading that state officials reject the legality of same-sex marriage, AL.com reports . Earlier this week, Win Johnson, an attorney for Chief Justice Roy Moore, wrote a letter to Robert Bentley, Alabama's Republican governor.

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  12. Queens Bankruptcy Attorney Bruce Feinstein, Esq. Advises His Clients...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | PRWeb

    After the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned an earlier Court of Appeals ruling that allowed two homeowners to strip the second mortage on their underwater home, Queens bankruptcy attorney Bruce Feinstein, Esq. is reaching out to his clients to let them know how the ruling affects them.

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  13. Appellate Watch: Eleventh Circuit Asked to Interpret Contractual Liability Exclusion In D&O PolicyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | JD Supra

    Because insurers generally draft their own policies, it is a common rule of construction that ambiguous terms will be construed against the insurers. However, in Bond Safeguard Ins.

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  14. Recent H-2B Program Changes Require Careful Planning by EmployersRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | jdsupra.com

    The H-2B program provides visas for temporary, non-agricultural positions to foreign nationals in the United States. Traditionally, employers have used the H-2B program to fill positions whose temporariness can be demonstrated either because the employer has an "intermittent," "seasonal," "one-time occurrence," or "peakload" need.

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  15. West Virginia part of lawsuit challenging federal water ruleRead the original story

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Big News Network.com

    Our eNewspaper network was founded in 2002 to provide stand-alone digital news sites tailored for the most searched-for locations for news. With a traditional newspaper format, more than 100 sites were established each with a newspaper-type name to cover the highest-ranked regions, countries, cities and states.

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  16. Even Planned Surgery May Be "Unforeseeable" Under the FMLARead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | JD Supra

    Employees seeking leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act are supposed to give 30 days' notice if the need for leave is "foreseeable," but what does "foreseeable" mean? Based on a recent 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision, even elective surgery which could be planned far in advance, if "relatively urgent," would not be foreseeable and thus not require 30 days' advance notice of the need for leave. In White v.

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  17. Madison County Sheriff's Department settles excessive force claim in privateRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 30 | Alabama Live

    Joanna Atnip, who claimed she was flung to her back porch and arrested after not allowing her adult daughter in the house, has settled a civil lawsuit against Sheriff Blake Dorning and two of his deputies. Chief Deputy David Jernigan said on Monday that the insurance company handled the settlement.

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  18. Supreme Court: Gay Marriage Bans Like Florida's Are UnconstitutionalRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | Broward-Palm Beach

    Today the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States released their decision on Obergefell v.

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  19. Eleventh Circuit Case Delivers Big Win for Contractors Seeking Insurance CoverageRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | JD Supra

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has issued an important opinion that is good for contractors making claims on general liability policies, and not so good for the insurers issuing those policies. Specifically, the Eleventh Circuit reversed the District Court's decision in favor of the insurer, and directed that judgment be entered in favor of the contractor establishing that the insurer was obligated to satisfy a $350,000 judgment entered against the contractor and in favor of the property owner in a separate lawsuit.

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  20. Protection of Identities Not Identical Under Lanham Act 43Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | JD Supra

    In Tartell v. South Florida Sinus and Allergy Center, Inc., the Eleventh Circuit reversed the district court's finding that the plaintiff's personal name had acquired distinctiveness as a trademark and that the defendant infringed his protectible trademark interest in it.

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