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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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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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Eligio Cedeño v. Castillo | Case Dismissed

January 27, 2012 United States

In New York, NY, the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a case against Venezuelan government officials and businessmen accused of violating U.S. RICO statutes. The appellate court determined that the allegations in the complaint, which alleged conduct occurring almost entirely in Venezuela, did not trigger U.S. jurisdiction. The case, Eligio Cedeño v. Castillo, […]

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Private Equity and Hedge Fund Investments in Bank Holding Companies: Finding a Safe Harbor in the Federal Reserve’s Regulatory Maze

September 8, 2011 Federal Reserve

Guest post by Xingjian Zhao, Diaz Reus & Targ, LLP Bank Holding Company Act and Change in Bank Control Act are two laws that affect investment in bank holding companies. The credit crisis that gripped U.S. and global financial markets, and the ensuing economic meltdown, have created fresh investment opportunities for private equity and hedge […]

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Brazil’s Importance to South Florida’s Economy and the Chinese Avalanche

June 8, 2011 Brazil

By Michael Diaz, Jr. – Managing Partner Andre Linhares – Attorney First publication on The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce of Florida The U.S. is taking its relationship with Brazil for granted, and that may hurt South Florida’s economy. Consider the facts. In 2009, China became Brazil’s primary trading partner, surpassing the U.S. for the first […]

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MORRISON V. NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK: EFFECTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES

April 22, 2011 Commentary

Guest post by Joseph Gulino, DRRT Investigations, Governance & Compliance. Miami, Florida First published by the ABA International Section of Law, January 2011, Volume 6, Issue 4. MORRISON V. NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK: EFFECTS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES With the decision in Morrison v. National Australia Bank (NAB), the U.S. Supreme Court drastically changed the landscape of […]

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Cuba Attempts at Privitization

November 8, 2010 Caribbean

The Cuban Communist Party is expected to unveil a broader agenda for economic growth later this year or in early 2011, which could hint at preparations for a political transition to life beyond the aged Castro brothers.  Announcing public sector layoffs of over 10% of the nation’s 5.5 million workers and a plan to relax […]

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