Business Law Section Blog

Jun 29th, 2018

Eliminating the Physical Presence Rule in Collecting State Sales Tax

Eliminating the Physical Presence Rule in Collecting State Sales Tax: Modern E-Commerce Following South Dakota v. Wayfair In a far-reaching decision whose importance is just being absorbed, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a state can tax internet sales delivered to its residents even if the internet seller has no physical presence in the state. Read More
Jun 27th, 2018

E-Discovery & Digital Evidence Case Law Update

   At the end of 2017 and continuing into 2018 there are some very interesting cases coming out relating to the admissibility of social media, e-mail discovery and discovery relating to digital evidence.  The courts are trying to balance privacy considerations and the need for discovery into what may exist.  The overall lesson is that the legal landscape continues to evolve.   Read More
Jun 12th, 2018

Changes to Construction Defects Statutes of Limitations: Are Subcontractors Now SOL?

The Florida Legislature has changed the Statute of Limitations for construction defects twice in the last two years. In 2017, the Florida Legislature adopted a definition for “completion of a contract” under the statute that favored builders by limiting their long-term exposure to liability for construction defects. In 2018, the Florida Legislature revisited the same statute and made changes that give builders a way to surpass the limits of the statute of repose. But who are these changes really helping and who are they burdening? Read More