Winn-Dixie Wins Legal Suit, Maybe Shoots Self in Foot


  • April 8, 2021
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Articles,Technology,Litigation & Trial Practice
scales of justice
Jacksonville, Fla.-based supermarket chain Winn-Dixie Stores, famously known as “The Beef People” when I was growing up, has been battling a visually impaired plaintiff who sued the company alleging that its website violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Florida’s Legislature Takes Gigantic Detour in Privacy Law [Lowndes Tech]


  • April 7, 2021
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Blogs,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Privacy,Lowndes Tech
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Lowndes attorney Drew Sorrell discusses the major changes to House Bill 969 and what the new language means for businesses and consumers.

Low Vaccination Rate Among Senior Housing Staff Poses Problems. Are There Any Solutions? [Gray Area of the Law]


  • April 7, 2021
  • /   John Ruffier
  • /   Senior Housing,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Blogs,Gray Area of the Law
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Lowndes Shareholder John Ruffier discusses Florida Trend's report that vaccination rates of staff are lagging across the state and what senior living facility operators can do.

Lowndes Welcomes Of Counsel Abood Shebib to Labor & Employment Law Group


  • April 5, 2021
  • /   
  • /   News,Press Releases,Labor & Employment Law
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Lowndes is pleased to announce that Abood Shebib has joined the firm as an Of Counsel attorney in the firm’s Labor & Employment Law Group. He will be based out of the firm’s Orlando office.

Update Your Privacy Policy Now to Avoid Costly Penalties


  • April 5, 2021
  • /   Melody Lynch
  • /   Privacy,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery,Technology,Articles
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Sweeping consumer privacy law changes are moving quickly through the Florida legislature. Covered private businesses should act now to bring their privacy policies into compliance with the anticipated new requirements.

PPP Application Deadline Extended to May 31


  • April 1, 2021
  • /   Mark Heimendinger & Ferran Arimon
  • /   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Articles
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On Tuesday, President Biden signed an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) into law. The law extends the deadline to apply for a PPP Loan to May 31 (from March 31) and extends the date for loan authorization to June 30

Lowndes Ranked No. 1 Real Estate Law Firm in Central Florida by Orlando Business Journal


  • April 1, 2021
  • /   
  • /   News
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Lowndes once again ranked No. 1 on the Orlando Business Journal’s list of Central Florida Real Estate Law Firms. Lowndes received the top ranking out of 33 other Central Florida firms.

Florida Privacy Bill and Your Consumer Data [Lowndes Legal Talk]


  • March 31, 2021
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  • /   Lowndes Legal Talk,Podcasts,Technology,Privacy,Cybersecurity & eDiscovery
Lowndes Legal Talk
Tune in to Lowndes Legal Talk featuring attorneys Melody Lynch and Drew Sorrell discussing how the proposed Florida privacy bill will affect how businesses handle consumer data.

CDC Moratorium on Residential Evictions Continues but Not Without Exception


  • March 31, 2021
  • /   James Walson & Michael Piccolo
  • /   Articles,Real Estate,Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force
leasing contract being signed
On March 28, 2021, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended its nationwide moratorium on residential evictions, prohibiting the eviction of residential tenants who qualify under the CDC’s rules.

Governor DeSantis Signs COVID-19 Liability Protection Bill


  • March 30, 2021
  • /   Drew Sorrell
  • /   Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force,Coronavirus COVID-19 Task Force,Articles
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On Monday, March 29, 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 72. The new law greatly increases a plaintiff’s burden in both pleading