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Yearly Archives from 2018

Attorneys Jeptha F. Barbour and Austin C. Sherman Defense Verdict Appears in National Legal Journals

Congratulations to Marks Gray shareholder Jeptha F. Barbour and associate Austin C. Sherman. Their recent defense verdict, Phyllis Brantum v. Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. appeared on the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) website and printed in DRI’s “And The Defense Wins”.  On November 15 2017, Mr. Barbour and Mr. Sherman obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death case involving alleged chemical exposure to benzene. The case was tried in Tallahassee, Florida. The plaintiff’s attorney […]

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Frederick H. Kent III featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record

Firm president, Frederick H. Kent III was featured in the Jacksonville Daily Record. For Jacksonville’s Kent family, the practice of law is a three-generation tradition. Mr. Kent shares his family archives and oral history with Associate Editor, Max Marbut in the January 15, 2018 edition of the newspaper. Mr. Kent said , “my grandfather was exiled to Jacksonville. He called it ‘Siberia,’ , but he met my grandmother and they fell in love. “. The move […]

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Can I Copy Just a Little Bit of This Copyright Protected Work?

It’s true that courts can dismiss infringement cases where the alleged use is considered de minimis, which means it was so insignificant that the court would not decide on the case. However, don’t let this trick you into believing you can copy a little bit of a copyright protected work and get away with it. There is no magic amount of content or number of words that you can copy lawfully. The use of just […]

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Prepare for the H-1B the Lottery: H-1B FAQs – Part 1

The demand for cap-subject H-1Bs continues to be high. Therefore, it is imperative that employers, employees, and their immigration counsel start petition preparations early. Job descriptions, salary, O*Net codes, Department of Labor (DOL) registration, the posting of required notices, and credential verification are only a few of the details that must be considered during preparation. Read part 1 of our FAQs, and check back next month for part 2. 1. What is the H-1B visa? […]

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Help! My Parent Has Died, and I Don’t Know Where to Begin

It is not unusual for our office to receive calls from a recent decedent’s family members who have little knowledge of their loved one’s assets and debts. They are often at a loss as to where to begin to find that information. To facilitate their search, we recommend going through the following checklist: 1. Safe Deposit Box If you have access to the box, review and inventory it for asset information and documentation, such as […]

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Go Jaguars!

Our firm has been cheering the Jags this season. Congrats on making it all the way to the AFC Championship! Next year… Super Bowl!

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