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A Unique Texas Case May Have Repercussions for Florida Intellectual Property Law

A federal judge residing in Texas has heard a case that involves the Houston College of Law and has barred the college from using their new name. The judge agreed with the University of Houston Law Center, which asked for a temporary injunction. Their argument? That the new college was infringing on their trademark. The…

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Do You Need Help with a Commercial Litigation Issue in Florida?

Is your company struggling under the weight of a commercial litigation issue? If so, then you’re likely aware of how daunting it can be go through a lawsuit. These issues can be complex and are often not as cut and dry as other areas of law are. However, Gilbert & Smallman has the experience to…

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The Complications of Being Granted Legal Guardianship for an Adult with Special Needs

In Florida, there are certain situations in which adult can be assigned a guardian to ensure their interests are represented. When parents have a special needs adult, they may need to ensure they have legal guardianship over that child. Even when the child has a full-time job, lives separately in an assisted living facility, they…

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Miami Prosecutor Arrested for DUI

Recently, a Miami-Dade prosecutor made headlines for her DUI arrest. Local 10 takes a look at this in a recent article titled “Miami-Dade prosecutor accused of DUI had kids in car at time, FHP says.” Peter Burke of Local 10 writes, “A Miami-Dade County prosecutor was arrested Friday night on suspicion of driving under the…

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A New Florida Courtroom Trend

More and more complex business issues and disputes are going to court in Florida. The Bend Bulletin takes a look at this growing trend in a recent article titled “’Business courts’ take on complex corporate conflicts.” Jenni Bergal of the Bend Bulletin writes, “From his courtroom perch, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge John Thornton has seen all…

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Pesticide Causes Traumatic Brain Injury for Florida Ten-Year-Old

When you get your home fumigated, the last thing you expect is to come back and get violently ill. However, that’s exactly what happened to a 10-year-old Florida boy. eNews Park Forest reports on this in a recent article titled “Ten-Year-Old Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury After Home Treated with Pesticide.” According to the author of…

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Workers Rights and “Deflategate”

Football fans have been following a story, known as “Deflategate,” for a few months now. Following the AFC Championship game last season, the Patriots organization was accused of deflating footballs below the legal limit, ostensibly to make them easier for Tom Brady to throw. When this news was leaked, both Tom Brady and his coach…

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Life as a Freelance Performer

I know that it looks great. Getting paid just to act, sing or dance seems easy right? Well, let me tell you: it’s hard. Many people I’ve known did not make it in the industry, and many who do make it for a while burn out quickly than anyone would like. You’ve got to put…

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Toxic Waste in My Yard

I loved my front lawn and I loved my backyard. They were beautiful. I bought my house in large part, because of the yards. I figured it was a great place for my kids to play. We even built a treehouse in the ancient oak in the back. We were enormously happy with our new…

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Florida Law Could Limit Awards in Tobacco Cases

It took less than a year for over 8,000 lawsuits to be filed against tobacco companies after the Supreme Court of Florida granted individuals the chance to go after the companies themselves—rather than as a class. The Supreme Court had rejected a mega-award of $145 billion that had previously been awarded to the plaintiffs in…

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