The Rise of Transit Oriented Development

Millennials have now overtaken baby boomers as America’s largest generation, and developers must cater to this segment’s desire for convenience, connectivity and access to the urban core. As density of downtowns grow, mixed use development will emerge in suburban neighborhoods that may be farther out from the city center, but still enjoy the proximity to […]

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Forever Barred? Does Sending a Pre-Suit Notice of Construction Defects Prevent Dismissal of a Lawsuit Based on the Statute of Repose

The Fifth District Court of Appeal will soon decide whether sending a pre-suit notice of construction defects under Florida’s Construction Defect Statute, Section 558, Florida Statutes, commences a construction defect action and simultaneously tolls the 10-year statute of repose. In Busch v. Lennar Homes, LLC, Case No. 5D16-1626 (Fla. 5th DCA), Mr. Busch, a homeowner, […]

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A Non-Political, Unemotional Summary of the Ninth Circuit’s Order in State of Washington v. Trump

  Last night, in a unanimous opinion by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court denied the United States government’s (President Trump, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security) motion to stay the lower court’s temporary restraining order enjoining enforcement of Executive […]

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What Is “Race” Under Title VII’s Prohibition Against Racial Discrimination?

Is race one’s inherited biological and anthropological characteristics? Or, is race one’s cultural traits and social construct? Or, is race merely an idea? To decide whether Title VII’s prohibition against racial discrimination is violated by refusing employment to a candidate who wears dreadlocks, the Eleventh Circuit had to decide what constitutes race.  In EEOC v. […]

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Beginning April 3, 2017, U.S. companies may file H-1B petitions on behalf of their prospective foreign workers

The filing period for new H-1B petitions to be counted against the annual H-1B quota for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 will begin on Monday, April 3, 2017. Cap-subject H-1B petitions will have an employment start date of October 1, 2017 or later. In preparation for the opening of the FY 2018 H-1B filing period, employers […]

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