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July 2017 Archives

New DOJ brief: Gay workers are not protected

In a reversal of Department of Justice policy, a new direction under the Trump administration has become clear leaving Florida workers in the LGBT community on edge. As Business Insider reports, a briefing filed by the DOJ states that the position of the department is that workers are not protected from discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts for their sexual orientations.

When should you update your will?

Creating a will is not a one-time-only deal. This essential document must be current for it to best serve your wishes and benefit your family. However, how often should you review it to see if it requires modification?

$11 million Florida settlement may put developers on notice

According to a recent article published by The Real Deal in Miami, Florida, a judge approved an $11 million settlement in favor a homeowners’ association after the trial revealed the developer and its agents breached fiduciary duties to the association and acted in a manner that violated public policy. The judge also found that the developer, D.R. Horton and its employees “engaged in ‘immoral, unethical, oppressive, and unscrupulous’ trade practices.” Evidence presented at trial showed that the developer’s agents had not only failed to act in the best interests of the homeowners’ association for Majorca Isles in Miami Gardens, Florida but had engaged in “practices ‘that offend established public policy for its financial benefit.’”

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