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Target Sued After Security Breach

A class action suit has been filed against Target for neglecting to notify customers of the security breach and disclosing which customers’ credit cards were compromised by the breach. Target earlier this month announced it suffered a major security breach. Hackers successfully obtained over 40 million customers’ credit and debit card information during November 27th […]

Florida Sunshine Law Vol. 3 – Misconceptions about the Sunshine Law

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There are several misconceptions about Florida’s Sunshine Law that I would like to address in this third installment. One of the largest that I believe is slowly getting recognized and understood is the right to participate or comment in meetings falling under the requirements of Chapter 286, Florida Statutes.

I Have a Judgment and Now I Want to Collect. Vol. 1

A dispute arises. You make the decision to take the party you believe to be at fault to court. You file the lawsuit, go through the process and either by default, summary judgment or a final judgment after a trial, the judge awards you a money judgment for your damages and costs. Your feeling really […]

Business & Asset Protection

Customizing Your Documents After your business entities are in place, or your business foundation is laid, your lawyer can begin drafting numerous customized legal documents, such as the entities’ bylaws, operating agreements, or other types of documents that govern both the interactions and operations of the properly selected and formed entities to best meet your […]

Asset Protections – Raising The Bar

Protections Beyond Delaware & Nevada All too often the run-of-the-mill advisor or advisor lacking updated information (again, even lawyers) will simply organize your one or two LLCs in Delaware or Nevada without conducting any legal research on what states may currently offer more protection and less stigma. For instance it is possible, while still staying […]

Medical Practice Asset Protection – Waving the Magical Wand vs. Designing Strong Obstacles Part II

Strangling The LLC’s Sole Managing Member  So every doctor, lawyer, and other professional with two diplomas to rub together knows the LLC (Limited Liability Company) can offer some form of protection; however, not every professional knows that many courts feel very comfortable with financially strangling the sole managing member of a single member LLC. Most […]

Medical Practice Asset Protection – Waving the Magical Wand vs. Designing Strong Obstacles Part I

Quite often professionals think of the phrase “Asset Protection” as a guaranteed, magical, infallible means of protection. Medical practice asset protection is really about maximizing litigation deterrence, optimal obstacle design work, and leveraging your power in the settlement process, as opposed to magically creating supernatural shields. The more well thought out, properly created obstacles or […]

2012 Year In Review for Widerman & Malek

By: Mark R. Malek Another year has come and gone, and we are still here – I guess the Mayans got this one wrong! I am pleased to report that WM has experienced even more growth this year on both the civil litigation side of the firm as well as the intellectual property side of […]

Foreclosure Strategy

By Scott Widerman No one likes to be in a foreclosure action for sure, but if you are there, use it to your advantage. One of the most important things to determine once a foreclosure action is brought against you is what you want the outcome to be. Winning a foreclosure action is not really […]

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