On the last day of a year that will live in infamy, the Supreme Court of Florida issued a decision that will tip the scales of justice ever so slightly in favor of insurance companies and against property owners—both commercial and residential.
Now that the dust has settled and the smoke has cleared, let’s take a look at December 5, 2020, - a day on which the first domino fell that many hope will lead to many more falling dominoes and the eventual legalization of marijuana in the United States.
In the US, the holiday shopping season typically means one of two things for businesses – outright chaos as shoppers throng into a store or enough sales to nudge a business onto solid financial footing for the year.
Since March, when businesses of all types came to a screeching halt, there have been approximately 1,200 lawsuits filed in the United States against insurance companies seeking recoveries for their business losses.
The Florida Building Code seeks to establish unified and consistent minimum standards in the design, construction and compliance processes, and regulations for the safety, health, and general welfare of building occupants. The Code also protects property investments and saves the state and local governments money in mitigation costs linked to natural disasters, including hurricanes.
A California court recently ruled that Amazon can be subject to strict products liability for defective products sold in its virtual marketplace by third-party sellers. In a unanimous decision issued by Judge Patricia Guerrero, the Fourth District Court of Appeals made clear that “[u]nder established principles of strict liability, Amazon should be held liable if a product sold through its website turns out to be defective.”
The Florida Fair Housing Act, Sections 760.20-760.37 Florida Statutes (the “Act”), exempts communities that qualify as “Housing for Older Persons” under federal and state law from the provisions and requirements of the Florida Fair Housing Act regarding familial status