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

April 08, 2021 — 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.

Update Your Privacy Policy Now to Avoid Costly Penalties

April 05, 2021 — 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 01, 2021 — 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

CDC Moratorium on Residential Evictions Continues but Not Without Exception

March 31, 2021 — 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 — 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

Orange County Moves Up Transportation and School Impact Fee Rate Increases to June 2021, Adopts Higher Transportation Rates

March 24, 2021 — On March 23, 2021, Orange County approved two ordinances amending County Code relating to school and transportation impact fees.

IRS Extends Tax Day to May 17

March 18, 2021 — The Internal Revenue Service extended the tax deadline for individuals from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021.

ARRC and ISDA Cement the Long-Anticipated Shift Away from USD LIBOR

March 09, 2021 — On Friday, the end-date for the long-anticipated shift away from USD LIBOR was finally cemented, and this morning, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee (ARRC) confirmed that a “Benchmark Transition Event” has occurred under ARRC’s fallback language

Updated: Florida Legislature Advancing COVID-19 Liability Shield Bills

March 09, 2021 — House Bill 7 has advanced to the last Florida legislative committee prior to a full vote to make it law. If passed, HB7 will provide liability defense to companies from claims brought by their employees arising from contracting COVID-19.

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