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On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement 2.0 Act (SECURE 2.0 Act). The SECURE 2.0 Act made quite a few enhancements to clarify the original legislation.
- 8.16.23Pith? Perfect for Lienors, Not So Much for Landlords: Protecting Rights When Improvements Are Made to Commercial Tenancies
Section 713.10, Florida Statutes, titled “Extent of liens,” provides a mechanism for landlords to protect their property from being liened when a tenant contracts for improvements to the leased premises. The statute also provides a path for lienors to protect themselves when performing work on behalf of a tenant.
- 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.
Updates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Security Rule (“HIPAA Security Rule”) are planned for Spring 2024. New guidance from The Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) via a recently released Concept Paper confirms plans to update the HIPAA Security Rule and additionally, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”) will propose new cybersecurity requirements for program participants. The effects of these coming changes will be felt by healthcare providers, payers, and all companies with a business nexus to the healthcare market.
Our authors explain why contractors should clearly identify the legal identity submitting a bid in this entry in the “Bidding Smarter in Florida” series.
Signed into law by Florida Governor DeSantis on May 10, 2023, SB 1718 will impact many private Florida employers, who will be required to use the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify System for their onboarding process by July 1, 2023. Despite the new requirement, employers are still required to complete an I-9 form within three days of a new hire’s start date.
Following ZF Automotive, two New York district courts decisions, that ICSID arbitration panels in investor-sate arbitrations were not imbued with governmental authority and therefore not “foreign” or “international tribunals,” could indicate a direction that forecloses access to Section 1782 discovery assistance to ICSID arbitration panels.
- 2.15.23Case Update: Hermès Prevails in MetaBirkins Lawsuit; Jury Rejects Rothschild’s First Amendment Defense
Luxury fashion brand Hermès sued Mason Rothschild in January 2022 alleging that the digital images underlying the non-fungible tokens (“NFTs”) produced and sold by Rothschild depicting faux fur-covered Birkin handbags – the “MetaBirkins” – constituted trademark infringement and dilution and that Rothschild was further violating anticybersquatting laws by using a similarly infringing domain name.