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Monthly Archives from March 2019

Attorney Gerald W. Weedon named a 2019 Ultimate Attorney

Marks Gray, P.A., is pleased to announce that attorney Gerald “Jerry” W. Weedon has been selected as a 2019 Ultimate Attorney by the Jacksonville Business Journal. The Ultimate Attorney list honors those who have helped elevate the legal profession and have shaped Jacksonville’s business community. Weedon was recognized for corporate law and litigation. Mr. Weedon has practiced law with Marks Gray since 1976. He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, The Florida Bar, […]

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Attorney Michael A. Manning Joins Marks Gray, P.A.

Marks Gray, P.A., is pleased to welcome Michael A. Manning to our firm as our newest associate attorney. Michael A. Manning practices in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on government liability, medical liability, professional liability and licensing, and trucking and transportation. He recently joined the firm after moving to Jacksonville from Tampa, Florida where he practiced with Goodis, Thompson & Miller. “We are delighted to have Michael with Marks Gray,” said the […]

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Can a Court Squelch Public Statements by a Criminal Defendant Before Conviction?

Long-time Republican political operative, staunch Trump supporter, and self-described “dirty trickster” Roger Stone has never been one to hold his tongue in the face of controversy. Even in the wake of criminal indictment on five counts of making false statements, one count of obstructing an official proceeding, and one count of witness tampering, he betrayed no sign of avoiding the spotlight. In response to colorful public proclamations of his innocence, the federal judge hearing his […]

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California Court Rules Social Media Posts Are Not Always a First Amendment Right

We have a Constitutional right to express ourselves on social media, right? Social media is the new public square, a traditional public forum, right? Not so fast… Generally true. But there are narrow situations where a court may lawfully restrict social media use. A 16-year-old juvenile defendant found this out that hard way in a California case known only as “The People v. A.A.” The Facts of the Case Initially, A.A. was convicted of felony […]

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Supreme Court Rules You Must Have a Registered Copyright to Sue for Infringement

Copyright is automatic. The second you create a unique work, you own the copyright for that work. You do not have to apply to own the copyright. You do not have to register. You do not really have to do much of anything. Of course, that is just what is required for holding the copyright. However, if you want to sue for copyright infringement, the requirements change. At that point, you do need a copyright […]

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What Are the Options Beyond the H-1B?

Unfortunately, some new H-1B petitions will not be accepted this year or might not get approved. I explore the options beyond the H-1B with my clients. But I’m so passionate about helping our clients achieve their immigration goals that I took the time to write a book about it. My book, Beyond the H-1B: A Guide to Work Visa Options for Employers, Foreign Nationals, and Graduating Students, is designed to help readers understand the most […]

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