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Todd A. Levine

Lender Liability: Are Lender-Borrower Relationships Really Arm’s Length Transactions, Without Any Heightened or Fiduciary Duties?

By January 30, 2013

By Philippe Lieberman Over the last two or three years, I have encountered scenarios where the traditional rule – that a relationship between a lender and borrower is an arm’s length transaction – is called into question and creates potential lender liability. 1) As real estate development in Florida has …

Todd A. Levine

Associates’ Corner: Opposing the Transfer of a Case to the Complex Business Litigation Section – Can You Stop It?

By January 28, 2013

By Meredith A. Nelson Rule 1.201 of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure governs the types of cases that qualify as “Complex Litigation” for the purpose of being transferred to a Complex Business Litigation division section (“CBL”).  While parties may agree, by stipulation, to transfer a case into the CBL, …

Todd A. Levine

Social Media in Litigation Part II

By January 24, 2013

By Steve Silverman Last week I blogged about how social media is impacting businesses in litigation and discovery.  This week, let’s look at the issue of employees and how their social media usage can impact discovery in litigation.  The social media opportunities are seemingly endless: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and …