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Important Eleventh Circuit Insurance Bad Faith Decision

By HD Law Partners |

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (which covers Florida) recently reversed an important lower Florida court’s decision which awarded an insurance bad faith plaintiff (Bottini) $30 million in a case involving uninsured/underinsured motorist breach of contract claims. The vehicle involved in the accident at the heart of the claim had been… Read More »

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Mental Incapacity & Divorce

By HD Law Partners |

Some Florida couples deal with mental incapacity issues as they overlap with divorce, and there are laws here in Florida addressing the issue. However, while Florida does allow for divorce in the event that one spouse suffers from a mental incapacity, there are particular waiting periods built into the law in order to protect… Read More »

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The Legal Challenges of Short-Term Rentals to Homeowners Associations in Florida

By HD Law Partners |

As recently covered by the Miami Herald, the issues created by short-term rentals (as facilitated by websites like Airbnb and others) have become one of the most pressing challenges facing both homeowners and condominium associations during the last several years. Specifically, multiple legal issues have arisen from the blatant disregard of association governing documents… Read More »

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Important Considerations after Divorce and Before Remarrying

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In one woman’s story of divorce, as recently featured in The Washington Post, she describes divorce becoming easier as a couple nears the one-year mark, where “what once seemed like an end is actually a beginning.” For many, life eventually takes them towards entering a second subsequent marriage. But are there particular precautions and… Read More »

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Child Support Payments after Divorce

By HD Law Partners |

The payment of child support after divorce is very important to families for a variety of reasons, the most obvious being that the monies are used in furtherance of the child’s well being and to establish an appropriate quality of life for the child. Unfortunately, Florida ranks fairly poor among U.S. states, as it… Read More »

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Large Businesses Pleased With Supreme Court Ruling on Forum Shopping For Patent Lawsuits

By HD Law Partners |

On May 22, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court made a unanimous decision that is being hailed by large technology companies and other patent holders, who have arguably been victimized over the years by what are known as “patent trolls,” or smaller companies that purchase patents only in order to demand royalties and sue for… Read More »

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Violating Child Custody Orders in Florida

By HD Law Partners |

Child custody and visitation issues post-divorce can get messy and complicated. Violating custody agreements can even be considered a crime when they affect future custody and visitation arrangements, often to the detriment of the involved parties. For these reasons, you always want to ensure that you are working with an attorney experienced in child… Read More »

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Florida Court Rules in Favor of Bank in Foreclosure Defense Case

By HD Law Partners |

The First District Court of Appeal of Florida recently held that although HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) regulations are a condition precedent to foreclosure, borrowers must raise the issue and timely challenge any foreclosing bank’s compliance with the regulation in order to rely on these regulations in challenging a foreclosure. In this… Read More »

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Prenuptial Agreements in Florida

By HD Law Partners |

While discussing a prenuptial agreement before getting married can sometimes be difficult, it can also be one of the smartest decisions you ever make. Having an agreement in place in case of a dispute can have a significant impact on your financial security. And while having one in place is always a good idea,… Read More »

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The Legal Ramifications of Lax Oversight at Wells Fargo

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Wells Fargo has received its fair share of public scrutiny lately due to lax oversight and various legal violations associated with overseeing banking practices and the bank’s sham accounts scandal. Starting around 2004, internal investigations revealed an increase in “sales gaming cases,” whereby bankers were moving money into and out of customer accounts in… Read More »

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