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Yearly Archives from 2018

Will Sun Sentinel Face Consequences for Revealing Redacted Info on Nikolas Cruz?

After the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there was an investigation into how effectively the school district provided counseling and education services to shooter Nikolas Cruz in the months leading up to the horrific crimes he is charged with—murdering 17 students. When the investigation report was prepared, news media organizations—fulfilling their function to report on government operations and effectiveness—pushed to obtain copies of the report. The judge on Cruz’s case agreed that […]

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Preventing Counterfeit Trademarks – Part 6: Prevent Creation

Certain goods containing trademarks are easier than others to counterfeit. Some of that is due to the nature of the goods themselves, but it also has to do with the manufacturing, packaging, shipping, and handling processes. By putting into effect certain preventative measures, you can make it too difficult for counterfeiters to bother with your products. Additionally, it can make it easier for consumers and enforcement agencies to spot counterfeit products if they are made, […]

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Preventing Counterfeit Trademarks – Part 5: Fight Internet Sales

The internet makes it easier than ever for counterfeiters to promote their wares around the world. They don’t have to operate a brick-and-mortar storefront or even appear anywhere physically. Instead, they can hide behind the anonymity that the net provides. Fortunately for trademark owners, the internet can also be a powerful tool in fighting counterfeit trademarks, and many of the remedies it provides can be used in conjunction with and even support civil litigation or […]

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The Kiddie Tax: Think Twice Before Making Gifts

Co–authored by Kristine M. Scott, Estate Planning Associate Whether it’s to start your kids’ portfolio early, or provide income to students already in college, parents and grandparents make gifts to their children and grandchildren more than you may think. And if those children are under the age of 18, or over 18 but still considered a dependent, you should be aware of the “kiddie tax.” What happens when the child receives interest, dividends, or capital gains (“unearned income”) […]

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Giselle Carson & Leadership Florida

Celebrating Florida, the Gulf Coast Region, and the Ringling with Giselle’s Leadership Florida classmates!

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Guides for Managing Someone Else’s Money

Co-authored by Sharon L. Palmer, ACP, FRP Being named to take care of someone else’s money – whether as a trustee of a trust, as a court appointed guardian, or as an agent under someone’s durable power of attorney – can be a tremendous responsibility. It’s easy for the person assigned to that task to become confused about their duties, responsibilities, and the legal requirements that come along with that task. If one adds all that to the actual […]

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