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Yearly Archives from 2012

DOJ Settles with Tampa Company Over E-Verify Misuse

On September 27, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) settled a claim against Diversified Maintenance Systems (DMS), a Tampa based company, over allegations of discriminatory employment practices.  DMS terminated an employee after receiving a data mismatch from E-Verify. The employee charged that she was not given proper instructions or paperwork to challenge the mismatch and prove her work eligibility.  DMS refused to reinstate the employee even after the Social Security Administration verified that the employee […]

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Shareholder, Gerald W. Weedon, Named Lawyer of the Year

Gerald W. Weedon has been named the Best Lawyers’ 2013 Jacksonville Product Liability Litigation ‘Lawyer of theYear’. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is being honored as the ‘Lawyer of the Year’  “I am extremely grateful to be included in this year’s inclusion of Best Lawyer’ 2013 ‘Lawyer of the Year’” said firm President, Gerald Weedon. “It is a great honor to be recognized by your peers and appear in […]

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Processing a U.S. Visa in India Expected to Become More Efficient

As a result of the DOS’ Global support Strategy program, the U.S. Embassy in India has implemented a new online processing system which is expected to streamline appointment scheduling, simplify fee payments and provide new delivery options.   The program includes a new website which is available in English and Hindi and permits U.S. visa applicants to complete application forms, review instructions, pay visa application fees, schedule an appointment for biometrics (fingerprint) collection, and schedule an […]

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Five Marks Gray Attorneys Named 2013 Best Lawyers in America

Five attorneys with Marks Gray were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013.  Jeptha F. Barbour – Medical Malpractice Law, Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Litigation Edward L. Birk – Employment Law Susan S. Erdelyi – Employment Law Frederick H. Kent III – Banking and Finance Law and Real Estate Law Gerald W. Weedon – Commercial Litigation, Product Liability and Real Estate Law “It is a great honor to […]

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Shareholder, Allison H. Hauser moderated a panel discussion on ‘Ethical and Professional Challenges of Attorney’s Fees and Costs’

On October 2, 2012, the Office of the Judges of Compensation Claims will presented “Ethical and Professional Challenges of Attorney’s Fees and Costs.”  A panel of Judge Lazzara, Judge Rosen, and Bar Counsel Annemarie Craft discussed examples of fee and cost issues that confront practitioners. Allison Hauser of Jacksonville moderated the panel discussion. Attendees heard specific hypothetical examples of fee and cost allocations. The constraints of the Florida workers’ compensation law and the rules of professional conduct were […]

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Attorney Michael Kendall inducted as a Member of the E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court

On September 18, 2012, Michael Kendall was inducted as a Barrister member of the E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court.  The American Inns of Court are modeled after the English Inns of Court.  By encouraging collegiality among law students, lawyers and judges, the American Inns of Court movement promotes professionalism, ethical conduct and competent advocacy.  Courtney D. Ray, a file clerk at Marks Gray, P.A. and a rising second year law student at Florida […]

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