Turning Off the Spigot of Damages in Construction Cases: The Doctrine of “Avoidable Consequences”

  “Damage control” is often associated with measures taken to offset or minimize damage to reputation, credibility, or public image caused by a controversial act, remark, or revelation. However, the concept of damage control has been and continues to be prevalent in construction cases. The doctrine of “avoidable consequences”, also sometimes referred to as the […]

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A Statistical Lookback at 2017 for the Eleventh Circuit with a Focus on Bankruptcy Appeals in Florida

   Ever wonder about bankruptcy appeals; about how long a bankruptcy appeal to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals will take? The answer lies in the Court’s statistical data. The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals was established by Congress in 1981 and has jurisdiction over federal cases originating in the southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, […]

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Highlights of H.R. 1 (The “Tax Bill”), Formerly Known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” Passed by Congress and Signed by the President

      On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law the tax bill, an extremely broad and all-encompassing piece of tax reform legislation. the following is a brief synopsis in tabular format of select key provisions contained in the tax bill which generally go into effect on January 1, 2018:   Tax Reform […]

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