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The Repeal of Net Neutrality: Will It Impact Free Speech on the Internet?

At the end of 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to end net neutrality. Many were outraged. Some celebrated. But I imagine most people simply didn’t know what it all really meant or how the change would impact their Internet experience. Let’s start by explaining the concept of net neutrality. What Is Net Neutrality? Communications companies regulated by the Federal Communications Commission, such as telephone companies, must follow a law that requires them to treat […]

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Eight Marks Gray Attorneys Named Best Lawyers’ 2019 Lawyers of the Year

Jacksonville, Florida headquartered business law firm, Marks Gray P.A., is pleased to announce that eight attorneys have been named by Best Lawyers as 2019 Lawyers of the Year in their respective geographies and practice areas. Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Marks Gray […]

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Attorneys Jeptha F. Barbour and Crystal T. Broughan named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

Marks Gray is pleased to announce that Jeptha F. Barbour and Crystal T. Broughan have been named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® 2019. The “Lawyer of the Year” recognition is awarded to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic location. Only one lawyer is recognized as the “Lawyer of the Year” for each specialty and location. Mr. Barbour was named for Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants and Product Liability […]

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Tips for Business Owners: Get All Agreements in Writing

As a business owner, you should ensure that all agreements are in writing. This is important not just for issues relating to intellectual property but for all aspects of your business. Here are a few reasons why. It eliminates incorrect assumptions. Imagine you start a t-shirt business with a colleague. He creates the designs, and you handle operating and marketing. After a year, one particular shirt design has become so popular that a major clothing […]

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The Difference Between Speech and Press: Where They Do and Don’t Overlap

Freedom of speech and freedom of press are covered by many of the same laws. And both concepts are covered under the First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Together, they can be referred to […]

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USCIS Policy Change: Outright Visa Denials without a Recourse

USCIS recently announced a major policy change. Officials may immediately reject visa applications at their discretion starting September 11, 2018. Officials are no longer required to send Requests for Evidence (RFEs) or Notices of Intent to Deny (NOIDs) when they encounter something that could be further explained and supported. This means that more applications will be denied without an opportunity to further explain very technical and specialized issues. If you need guidance for submitting your […]

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