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The Supreme Court Does the Right thing for LGBTQ Individuals
Hali Marsocci and Corey B. Friedman
Yesterday, June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 applies to LGBTQ individuals thereby protecting them from discrimination in the workplace. This is a major ruling, protecting gay and transgender employees from discrimination on the basis of sex and sexual orientation.
The Revolution is being Televised
Hali E. Marsocci and Corey B. Friedman
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution provides “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
(Not So) Legal History: Lawyers Storming the Beaches of Normandy
As the calendar approaches June, yet another anniversary of the Allied invasion of Normandy is upon us. June 6, 2020, marks 76 years since "D-Day," which saw the largest seaborne invasion in history as more than 150,000 Allied troops landed across five beaches on the French coast. The operation’s success has been recognized for laying the foundation for Allied victory on the Western Front.
Virtual Trial Practice
The most recent Florida Supreme Court Order addressing jury trials during COVID-19 has suspended all in-person trials through July 2, 2020. We aren’t quite sure what is going to happen beyond that. The reason being is courts cannot conduct jury trials and maintain proper social distancing at the same time under current procedures. The same problem comes up in mock trials and focus groups where the bulk of the session involves a group of participants sitting in close proximity to one another listening to live arguments.
Trucking and Delivery Industry Safety in Florida Amid COVID-19
New Poll Reveals Bi-Partisan Opposition to Corporate Immunity
Parts of Florida to Reopen – What You Need to Know
Florida’s Governor, Rick DeSantis, announced on April 29, 2020 his plans to reopen the Sunshine State. In his Executive Order, DeSantis announced Phase 1 of his plan, which he has called “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery.”
The statewide shelter-in-place order will be expiring, however, DeSantis urges Floridians to continue social distancing and refrain from being in groups larger than ten.
Root Cause Analysis and Proximate Cause
Root cause analysis is “a systematic process for identifying ‘root causes’ of problems or events and an approach for responding to them.” (Washington State Department of Enterprise Services). Root cause analysis is an approach to prevent problems before they occur because said problems are either likely to occur or are reasonably foreseeable. Id.
By Destiny R. Barbosa, Esq.
Individual Economic Impact Payments During COVID-19