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By Tracy M. Evans, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. Published in FAHROGRAM, November/December 2017 Under Florida law, housing authorities can claim limited sovereign immunity as instrumentalities of the state. Housing authorities are expressly authorized by statute to create for profit or not for profit corporate entities to develop, acquire, lease, construct, rehabilitate, manage […]

By Tracy M. Evans, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. Published in FAHROgram September/October 2017 All housing providers, both private and public, should be aware of the laws protecting the rights of the disabled, including which laws may apply to the providers’ properties. Ensuring compliance with disability rights laws can be difficult, especially when […]

By Tracy M. Evans, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. We recently reported on the website accessibility requirements under the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), and the rising trend in lawsuits alleging ADA violations against various companies and public entities for failing to maintain ADA compliant websites. In June, a lawsuit challenging a company’s […]

By Tracy M. Evans, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. In an unpublished opinion, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (“Ninth Circuit”) recently affirmed a $14 million judgment against Allstate Indemnity Company (“Allstate”), finding that there was sufficient evidence to support the jury’s verdict that Allstate acted in bad faith in refusing to settle […]

By Tracy M. Evans, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. In a unanimous decision, the Florida Supreme Court recently issued its opinion in the case of City of Largo, Florida v. AHF-Bay Fund, LLC, validating a payment in lieu of taxes agreement (“PILOT Agreement”) between a non-profit housing developer and a city. The City […]

By Claire M. Brueck, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. Proposed legislation regarding ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft will soon be enacted into law in Florida. The bill, House Bill 221, provides statewide regulations regarding insurance coverage requirements, registration of drivers’ vehicles, background checks on drivers, and more. The bill also provides […]

By Tracy M. Evans Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. House Bill 843 (“HB 843”) proposed a new exemption to Florida’s Government in the Sunshine Law (“Sunshine Law”), but was rejected by lawmakers on May 2, 2017, when it failed to obtain the required two-thirds approval. Florida’s Sunshine Law requires that board or commission […]

By Claire M. Brueck, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. Proposed Senate Bill 750, the Protect Florida Small Business Act, has passed the Florida Senate Committee on Regulated Industries. The bill seeks to provide protection for franchisees by not allowing franchisors to cancel franchise contracts without cause or a warning before cancellation. Under the […]

By Claire M. Brueck, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently found that Title VII of the Civil Rights Acts prohibits sex discrimination and ruled in favor of a part-time job applicant who had been denied a full-time job because she is a lesbian. This ruling conflicts with […]

By Claire M. Brueck, Esq., Associate, Saxon Gilmore & Carraway, P.A.   The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against an employee who was fired from her job as a security guard at a hospital in Georgia. The employee alleged she had been discriminated against because of her sexual orientation and gender non-conformity. On […]