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Blog Posts in January, 2012

01/26/12 It's The Law: Constitution Protects Occupy Protests

Question: A group of protestors has taken over our local park. They not only have signs, but also set up tent camping. My children and I used to go to the park every Saturday, now the park is ...
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It's The Law: Mediation Or Arbitration Can Resolve Dispute

Q: A friend of mine is in a big lawsuit. He told me the judge ordered the case to arbitration. I had a court case once that was ordered to mediation. I am not sure how the process is different. Can ...
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It's The Law: Privacy Trumps Partnership In Medical Care Information

Q: I have been living with my girlfriend for over ten years but we are not married. Recently, she got sick and her doctor refused to give me any information even though she was in the hospital and ...
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It's The Law: Qualifying Contractor Has No Liability

Q: We are building a home and some of the work is defective. The contracting companying stopped construction without paying all of the subs. It will cost us a lot to finish the home and we will ...
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01/19/12 It's The Law: Florida Is An Employment At Will State

Question: I heard that in Florida an employer can fire you for any reason at all. Is that correct? Answer: Florida is an employment at will state. Unless the employment contract provides differently, ...
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It's The Law: The Condominium Act Changes Considerably In 2010 Part II

Question: I understand our Legislature adopted significant amendments to the Condominium Act this year. Can you explain? Answer: Last week I addressed some of the changes in Florida condominium law ...
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It's The Law: Title Can Be Acquired By Adverse Possession

Q: I am buying a house and had the property surveyed. The survey shows my neighbor planted a hedge 3 feet on to the property I am buying. I do not want to make a problem for him, but I am worried that ...
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It's The Law: Undue Influence Can Invalidate A Will

Q: My brother was care taking of my mother for a few years before she died. Shortly before my mother died, she made a new will and left everything to my brother. The will was done by my ...
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It's The Law: Oral Contracts Can Be A Problem

Question: I have heard that an oral contract is just as good as a written contract. Is that true? Answer: Any contract is good as long as the parties agree and each abides by the agreement. Written ...
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Tree Damage Two Ways

Question: My neighbor's tree is a problem. It drops lots of leaves in my yard, discoloring my driveway and its roots reach to my pool deck. I want to sue my neighbor for nuisance and force him to ...
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