News & Insights

News & Insights

HUD’s Revised Rule Makes “Disparate Impact” Claims Under the Fair Housing Act More Difficult

September 10, 2020 — Late last week, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued its final order relating to claims of “disparate impact” under the Fair Housing Act.

A Dangerous Curve Ahead: Access to Florida Guardianship Proceedings at Risk

September 09, 2020 — The Florida Bar Board of Governors is considering a proposal to change Florida’s guardianship law to further reduce and limit the information available to family members regarding regarding their loved ones involved in guardianship proceedings.

Data Breaches & Ransomware [Lowndes Legal Talk]

September 09, 2020 — Tune in to Lowndes Legal Talk featuring attorneys Drew Sorrell and Mark Heimendinger discussing the significant consequences associated with data breaches and ransomware, as well as ways to minimize the risk of becoming a victim of cyber crime.

Business Interruption Coverage for Loss as a Result of COVID-19: Finally a Win for the Policyholders

September 08, 2020 — Many businesses throughout the country have suffered losses resulting from COVID-19, including closures as a result of government orders or because of the presence of the virus. In many cases, business have made insurance claims based on their insurance policies.

Kirsten Bartholomew, Tara Tedrow Speakers for Webinar on Criminal Consequences, Civil Liability and Regulatory Issues in Hemp

September 08, 2020 — Two Lowndes attorneys will be speakers for a double-header presentation hosted by The Florida Hemp Council on September 17, 2020.

Brendan Lynch Comments on Commercial Property Tax Effects on Residential Property Tax

September 03, 2020 — Shareholder Brendan Lynch discussed property taxes with Mansion Global, addressing a reader's question about how commercial property taxes impact residential property taxes.

CDC Guidelines for Assisted Living Facilities [Gray Area of the Law]

September 03, 2020 — Shareholder Shawn Rader discusses CDC guidelines for assisted living facilities to follow during the pandemic to best protect the lives of residents.

Disney Tax Ruling & Property Valuation [Lowndes Legal Talk]

September 03, 2020 — Tune in to Lowndes Legal Talk featuring attorneys Jackie Bozzuto and Brendan Lynch discussing the closely-followed case, Singh vs. Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in which the court ruled that the application of Rushmore was illegal as applied in the 2015 assessment of...

Florida Issues Rules Permitting Senior Living Visitation [Gray Area of the Law]

September 02, 2020 — Shareholders John Ruffier and James Walson discuss the requirements that a facility and visitors must meet under the Division of Emergency Management’s new executive order.

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