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Monthly Archives from January 2019

Shareholder Tyler J. Oldenburg’s Verdict for the City of Lake City Affirmed

The appeal was from a verdict, dated September 23, 2017, arising from a case in which the plaintiff, America’s CNG, LLC, sued the City of Lake City claiming the City was in breach of contract. As a result of the alleged breach, the Plaintiff claimed it had incurred over $12,500,000.00 in damages.

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Attorney Giselle Carson Appears on WJXT’s Morning Show

On Sunday, January 13th Giselle Carson appeared on WJXT’s Morning Show in a segment titled, The Year of the Women in Politics. Giselle shared her insight on the impact women have in politics. She also discussed two local events that have a powerful effect on her and other women in the community, Generation W and NNine in 15’s recent tribute to Women in Politics. To view the entire segment, please click here.

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Tips for Business Owners: What to Do After Discovering Infringement of Your IP Assets– Part 2: Consultation

You have evaluated someone’s use of your trademark or copyright-protected work and believe it constitutes infringement. It is now time to consult with your intellectual property lawyer. Preparing ahead of time will make your initial contact with legal counsel more efficient. The questions you have already answered for yourself are usually the ones an intellectual property lawyer will ask, so you should bring all evidence of the infringement you have found to your meeting. For […]

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Marks Gray in the Community: Armed Forces Half Marathon & Atlantic Beach Day of Service

Thyra in the Armed Forces Half Marathon Thyra recently ran the Armed Forces Half Marathon to support local Veterans and deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines.         Gabriela’s Atlantic Beach Day of Service Gabriela recently participated in a Sigma Delta Tau Alumnae Day of Service, spending a Saturday Morning with other sisters in the community to clean up a mile of Atlantic Beach.

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Architecture Designated as STEM Subject – But Status Quo for Immigration

In 2018, Congress passed a bill which officially recognized architecture as a STEM subject. This is significant for the profession as it will lead, among others, to a needed more diverse workforce and increase funds to promote and modernize education in architecture. However, that recognition unfortunately did not translate to any changes to the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List used for F-1 STEM OPT (nor the Occupational Outlook Handbook used for H-1B filings.) The […]

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What Must We Do to Overcome the Costly Stream of Changes to Legal Immigration?

We’ve all faced the onboarding delays, uncertainties, and emotional roller coasters during the current adjudication process. We’ve also experienced the relief, happiness, and positive momentum from a case approval. As I look at what’s in store for us in 2019, it appears that our government will continue to add bureaucratic burdens to redefine legal immigration. Here are a few things we expect to happen in 2019 and what we must do to overcome them. Selected […]

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