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Will Smart Contracts Transform the Economy?

Whether we’re talking about Web3, blockchain technology, non-fungible tokens (NFTs) or cryptocurrency, the topic of smart contracts comes up again and again.

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Disparate Rulings in Student-Fee Refund Class Actions Could Lead to Florida Supreme Court Review

A Florida appellate court ruled that a trial judge erred in denying Miami-Dade College’s motion to dismiss based on sovereign immunity, a doctrine that generally protects government entities from lawsuits.

Fla. College Escapes Suit Over Fees During Virus Shutdowns

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday shot down a proposed class suit against Miami Dade College seeking prorated refunds for student fees following 2020 campus closures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic after finding that the college is entitled to sovereign immunity.

Gainesville College Prevails in Lawsuit Over Student Fees Charged During Pandemic

An Alachua County judge has dismissed a Santa Fe College student’s lawsuit alleging that she should be reimbursed for college fees she paid when the college shifted to online instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Scott Westheimer Becomes Florida Bar President-Elect While Opponent Under Scrutiny for Annual Dues Claim

Scott Westheimer, a partner at Syprett Meshad in Sarasota, won the race to become president-elect of The Florida Bar.

What Is a Digital Wallet?

If you want to simplify how you make payments – and you don’t want to rely on physical cash and credit cards – you may want to use a digital wallet, also known as an electronic wallet, e-wallet or, when used on your phone, mobile wallet.

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‘That One Rare Case’: Miami Judge Lifts Lid on ‘Heart Wrenching’ Surfside Collapse Litigation

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Founder and Partner Harley Tropin and X-Dispute Mediator David Ichel quizzed Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman about Surfside’s Champlain Towers South litigation at the University of Miami’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum.

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‘A Lot of Motion Practices Are Really Time Wasters’: How to Disappoint a Class Action Judge

Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton Founder and Partner Harley Tropin joined Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman, X-Dispute LLC Mediator and Arbitrator David Ichel, and other legal experts at the recent University of Miami’s Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum.

The Eleventh Circuit Clarifies the Standards for Seeking Approval of Bar Orders in Bankruptcy

Did you know that third-party releases is the hot topic in our bankruptcy world? The Eleventh Circuit recently settled a long-standing debate over the proper standards bankruptcy courts should apply in approving them.

Attorney Javier Lopez, 41, is Fighting to Breathe as He Shares His EmergencyRoom COVID-19 Struggle

Most attorneys avoid any appearance of weakness at all costs, but Javier Lopez was brave enough to share his battle with the coronavirus that continues to this day.

Aetna ‘Wrong’ to Deny Cancer Treatment Coverage, Judge Says

KTT Attorneys Maria D. Garcia and Robert Neary, along with co-counsel Stephanie Casey, were recently granted their motion for summary judgement in the Southern District of Florida for their clients, the putative plaintiffs in a case against Aetna for denial of PBRT coverage.

The 3 biggest higher education controversies of 2021

Higher education isn’t a stranger to scandals and controversies, and 2021 was no exception. While some scandals from previous years approached their inevitable conclusions, the COVID-19 pandemic—or ongoing pandemic, as we enter its third year—fueled a swath of lawsuits at colleges around the country.