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Diaz Reus Forms Drone Legal Practice

December 2, 2014 EVENTS

In response to the growing phenomenon of domestic drones and legal/regulatory issues surrounding their use, the Florida-based international law firm of Diaz Reus announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice. Headed by partner Brant Hadaway, whose aviation law background includes representation of American aircraft manufacturer Cessna, the new group will assist clients […]

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Are You Too Busy To Be A Good Parent?

August 14, 2013 Commentary

The ongoing custody battle between R&B singer Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Foster, highlights the challenges that busy parents face today. It is already hard enough for two parents to manage busy professional schedules and still make time for their children. It is even harder when the parents are divorced. Last Friday, an Atlanta judge […]

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High-Stakes Divorce: Litigating Against the 800-Pound Gorilla

August 13, 2013 HIgh-Stakes Family Law

On a hot summer day, a swarm of lawyers files into a courtroom at the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center in downtown Miami. The judge looks up from the bench, a weary expression on his face. This is one of the most contentious cases on his docket, if not the courthouse. There is no love […]

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Florida Appellate Court Reverses Certification of a Class Action Against a Cemetery

August 8, 2013 Class Action
Classification

Class actions are usually won or lost at the class certification phase, when the court determines whether the case can in fact proceed on a class basis. In part guided by legislation that has sought to reign in class action abuse, and in part out of a desire to protect their limited resources from the headache of administering class actions, courts have become more particular about what types of claims will be amenable to class relief. Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal has just entered a ruling that illustrates some of the difficulties with certifying class actions.

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DUDE, WHERE’S MY DRONE?

August 1, 2013 China

Have you wondered what it would be like to receive deliveries by drone?  In China, it’s already happening:  A private bakery in Shanghai began using small, four-rotor drones to deliver cakes to its customers. The cake delivery service has been at least temporarily halted pending a regulatory review.  After all, using the airspace over a […]

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Why wouldn’t a California resident be entitled to prosecute a lawsuit against Florida companies in Florida?

June 27, 2013 Latin America

The question seems simple enough.  But it took an appeal to the Florida Supreme Court to find the answer – an answer that will have a significant impact on the rights of U.S. litigants in lawsuits that have some relationship to events occurring abroad. The case began when a California resident booked a family vacation […]

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U.S. Federal Judge Denies Dismissal of U.S. Auto Dealer’s Lawsuit Against Indian Truck Manufacturer Mahindra

March 11, 2013 Commentary

Mahindra duped hundreds of U.S. auto dealers and walked away with more than $60 million in cash and trade secrets. A federal lawsuit was filed in June 2012 against Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd, and Mahindra USA, Inc., by dealerships in New Hampshire, Florida, California, New Jersey, and Washington. The commercial suit accused the Indian truck […]

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Novel Approaches To U.S. Investor Visas Opening New Opportunities

February 13, 2013 Caribbean

Perhaps the most direct and efficient way to obtain residency in the United States, if you have the resources, is through an EB5, or “investment” visa. A recent news item reports that a hotelier in Miami Beach is taking an interesting approach. And, the City of Miami is also getting in on the act, according […]

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Opinion | Why U.S. Firms are Adding Jobs, but Mostly Overseas

April 27, 2012 Commentary

Today, the Wall Street Journal released data from their analysis of large U.S.-based multinational companies showing that global companies, aided by overseas revenue, are faring better than purely domestic companies during the economic recovery. “Nearly 60% of the revenue growth between 2009 and 2011 at the companies in the Journal’s analysis came from outside the […]

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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

March 2, 2012 Commentary

New U.S. Regulations | Wide-Ranging Implications for Banks Operating in Latin America and the Caribbean The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department recently released much-anticipated proposed regulations for implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Wide-ranging implications for banks operating in Latin America and the Caribbean are expected. According the U.S. IRS […]

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