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Post-Covid Jury Trials, Nuclear Verdicts, and the Current Legal Landscape

I will jump right in. Follow along if you can. The Prevalence of Corporate Corruption There are so many bigger companies in America today whose entire business model is predicated upon something nefarious if not outright illegal. Let’s consider just a handful of examples: Surreptitiously tracking consumers online and selling their data. Recurring billing that

Employment Law Update: Workplace Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

I’ll jump right in. I’m going to discuss workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault and outline some of the key considerations in this type of case (from the employee / plaintiff-side). Defining Sexual Harassment First, as sad as it is to admit, sexual harassment and even outright sexual assault are very common in the American

“Do You Belong Here?” – Hotel Discrimination

Hotel Discrimination: A (Sadly) Familiar Story One morning, at a hotel in Clearwater, Florida, a guest went downstairs to the lobby to get coffee and breakfast. As many guests are, she was dressed casually in sweatpants and a t-shirt. The young (and white) assistant manager approached her as she was pouring her coffee and said,

Johnny Depp / Amber Heard: Lessons About Defamation, Litigation & Trial

As most people now know, Johnny Depp won a resounding victory in his defamation trial against Amber Heard. No, that result is not some catastrophe for women or the end of #MeToo. Victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse will continue to stand up for themselves and face their abusers. But Amber Heard was not

Employment Law, Retaliation, & Protected Activity

Although we frequently hear about unlawful discrimination in the workplace, retaliation is just as big of a problem. And, from a legal standpoint, a retaliation case is often easier to prove. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against an employee for engaging in protected activity. Protected activity can take many different forms. Discrimination

Florida Litigator Pollard Comments on the Twitter / Musk Litigation

Fort Lauderdale litigator Jonathan Pollard is closely following the current dispute between Twitter and Elon Musk. As most folks know, Musk recently made an offer to purchase Twitter for $44 billion. After Twitter accepted that offer, the deal hit a snag when Musk demanded verification regarding the actual size of Twitter’s user base. In a