Medical Marijuana in Florida: The Prospects of Amendment 2 and the Rise of Charlotte’s Web

Florida’s general election on November 8th is fast approaching, and once again the Florida Right to Medical Marijuana Initiative, Amendment 2 is on the ballot.  Amendment 2 is similar to the amendment presented to voters in Florida’s general election during 2014, except this time the Right to Try Act is in effect and the first […]

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Florida Legislature Revises Proceedings Supplementary to Simplify Collection of Judgments

Collecting judgments in Florida is accomplished under the provisions of Chapter 56 of the Florida Statutes (appropriately titled “Final Process”). Seizing assets of a judgment debtor to satisfy a judgment is known as execution. One part of Chapter 56 allows a judgment creditor to seize assets that may be available to satisfy a judgment from […]

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Lobbying in Florida: What’s Your Corporate Policy?

Lobbying as a component of your business strategy has become an all-too-common tool in Florida. Florida lobbying regulations and restrictions vary from state to local jurisdictions and differ from executive to legislative acts and decisions. Some lobbying restrictions also make their way into government contracts, procurement and grants. How do you make sure you and […]

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Changes Afoot for State Contamination Cleanup Requirements

The existence of groundwater or soil contamination on commercial property is common in Florida and often can throw a monkey wrench into a commercial real estate transaction.   The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (“FDEP”) has two rules, Chapters 62-777 and 62-780, Florida Administrative Code, setting forth the FDEP’s cleanup requirements.  The satisfaction of those rules […]

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Florida Offers Protections for the Prevailing Parties in International Arbitrations

In the unfortunate event that a business deal goes sour among international parties, Florida law provides participants who have submitted their dispute to international arbitration with increased safeguards to secure the collectability of an arbitration award.  International scholars have noted an increased danger in international disputes because assets necessary for the enforcement of a final […]

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