Monthly Archives: September 2010

Present, Past and Future Liability for Petroleum Product Landowners

The Florida Department of Environmental Regulation governs state liability for business owners who possess petroluem tanks on their land. The Federal Act that most states imitate or adopt in their own state laws is the Comprehensive Enviornmental Response, Compensation, and … Continue reading

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Former Lehman Bros. Trader Says It Is Not Over – By Far

Former Lehman Bros. trader Lawrence McDonald told a University of North Florida audience last month that “the party is just getting started” in the legal fallout from the failure and Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing of the major Wall Street investment … Continue reading

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Wrongful Termination: Could You Have Been Fired Illegally?

Businesses today are under increasing pressure to demonstrate profitability, which many do by reducing headcount. If you feel you have been a victim of wrongful termination, you may have legal recourse in Florida.Wrongful termination may apply if you:Have a written … Continue reading

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What Employers Need to Know About Florida Workplace Laws

If you are a Florida employer, you need to know both the state and federal laws that govern a company’s relationship with its employees. Some key considerations are:At-Will Employment – Florida employees are considered to be “at will”, and can … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Threatened With Lawsuit Over its Happy Meal Toys

The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer advocacy group, threatened to file a lawsuit against McDonald’s claiming that the fast-food giant “unfairly and deceptively” markets its Happy Meals toys to children. CSPI argues that McDonald’s engages in … Continue reading

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What Every Inventor Needs to Know About Getting a Patent

America is a nation of inventors. If you have a great idea and are considering obtaining a patent for it, there are several things you need to take into consideration before applying:Does it already exist? Be sure you conduct a … Continue reading

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