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In a recent case, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal offered a reminder that the fundamental—and limited—purpose of a preliminary injunction is to maintain the status quo.
Utilizing 3D printing in both commercial and residential projects has been gaining popularity within the construction industry. While the benefits may appear endless, there are still risks to be considered before this technology may go mainstream around the United States.
- 1.24.23Taking an Appeal to Florida’s New Sixth District Court of Appeal? Three Local Rules You Need to Know
On January 1, 2023, Florida’s newest district court of appeal officially began operations—the first time a new appellate court opened in our state in 44 years. Chief Judge Meredith Sasso (formerly of the Fifth District Court of Appeal) immediately issued eight administrative orders, which basically function as “local rules” for the Sixth District.
A recent court case (Exclusive Motoring Worldwide, Inc. v. Soral Investments, Inc., 2022 WL 5237093 (Fla. 3d DCA 2022)) serves as a good reminder that a landlord may only be able to obtain funds deposited into the court’s registry “[i]f the landlord is in actual danger of loss of the premises or other hardship resulting from the loss of rental income from the premises[.]”
On December 13, 2022, the European Commission published its draft adequacy decision, recognizing the essential equivalence of U.S. data protection standards.
Our authors explain why contractors should clearly identify the legal identity submitting a bid in this entry in the “Bidding Smarter in Florida” series.
- 7.20.22Russian law says “no” to foreign arbitration proceedings against sanctioned Russian individuals and companies
Russia passed a controversial law allowing sanctioned parties to apply to Russian courts for an anti-suit injunction prohibiting or requiring the immediate termination of foreign proceedings. If the claimant fails to comply and obtains an award against the sanctioned party, the Russian court can enter a judgment against the claimant in an amount equal to the amount the claimant won in arbitration/litigation (thereby neutralizing it). A recent Russian Supreme Court decision confirmed the broad reach of this law.
Intellectual property rights can get muddled in the “real world” and with the advent of virtual worlds, such as the Metaverse, this will only further complicate matters for brand owners who will now have to monitor and enforce their rights in the boundless virtual world. Indeed, legal disputes are already surfacing in the courts.