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September 29, 2017

Florida's "Stand your Ground" law does not immunize a defendant from civil liability for injuring another person, even the aggressor

September 26, 2017

Hodkin Stage is pleased to announce that its new name is Hodkin Stage Ward, and that we have been joined by distinguished litigator Philip E. Ward, Esq. Phil has been practicing law for nearly 30 years. He specializes in Commercial and Trademark Infringement, and other areas of law.

Previously, Phil was a Shareholder at GrayRobinson in the commercial litigation Department. His experience includes advising clients and handling the prosecution and defense of trademark infringement and unfair competition cases, as well as a wide range of business and real estate disputes in the state and federal court system, including specific performance, breach of contract, business torts and business fraud. Phil also has extensive experience handling emergency and time-sensitive matters involving temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions. Phil handles all aspects of discovery and trial phases of litigation. In addition, he is involved in an array of alternative dispute resolution ma...

September 15, 2017

White v. Mederi Caretenders Visiting Services of Southeast Florida, LLC, SC16-28, SC16-400

Home health referral sources can be a protected legitimate business interest under Fla. Stat. 542.335. In these two cases consolidated for review before the Supreme Court, both Employees were former employees of licensed home health care companies. Both Employees engaged in conduct in violation of their non-compete compliment contracts by working for direct competitors of their prior employers within the non-compete territories during the relevant periods. Because a contract providing restrictions on competition must involve a legitimate business interest as defined by statute to be enforceable, at issue was whether home health service referral sources can be a protected legitimate business interest under section 542.335 sufficient to support a restriction on competition in a contract. The Supreme Court held that home health service referrals may be a protected legitimate business interest dependi...

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