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Abbey L. Kaplan

View from the Bench

By June 14, 2016

The Daily Business Review and the Dade County Bar Association are teaming up to host a panel discussion that is set to give attendees an inside look at dealing with media and ethics in the courtroom. “A View from the Bench: A High-Profile Conversation” will be moderated by former Judge …

Lessons in Social Media from the Third DCA

By March 3, 2014

By Steve Silverman Last week, the Third DCA’s opinion in Gulliver Schools, Inc. v. Snay served as a lesson to the Facebook generation to once again think before posting.  The former Gulliver headmaster sued the school for wrongful termination and the parties reached a settlement whereby Snay was to receive $10,000 …

Bruce A. Katzen

A Trustee Cannot Escape His Duties

By January 22, 2014

By Bruce A. Katzen Recently I have encountered situations where an individual is named co-trustees of a trust , but really just acts as a rubber stamp and has very little interest or desire to fulfill the obligations.  Rather than resigning, the co-trustee may allow another trustee to make all of …

Steve I. Silverman

Facebook "Likes" are Protected Speech

By October 16, 2013

By Steve Silverman On September 18, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an opinion in Bland v. Roberts which held that Facebook “likes” are in fact protected speech under the First Amendment. In the case, Roberts, the Sheriff in Hampton, Virginia, fired several employees after they supported …