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Potential Liability of Employers to Tipped Employees: A Key Area for Early Resolution
Potential Liability of Employers to Tipped Employees: A Key Area for Early Resolution There are expensive traps associated with these opportunities to save. Employer liability per tipped employee arises if the common practice of tip pooling is abused. ... Especially in these interesting times, many employers of tipped employees cannot... Read More
By Robin Fawsett

Six UWWM Mediators Selected to Super Lawyers Florida List
Six UWWM Mediators Selected to Super Lawyers Florida List Six Upchurch Watson White & Max mediators, based from Miami to Jacksonville, have been named on the Super Lawyers Florida List, published today, June 24, 2022. All are repeat honorees, having been recognized anywhere from six to 14 times each. Read More

John Jopling, Leading North Florida-Based Lawyer, Joins UWWM as Full-Time Mediator
John Jopling, Leading North Florida-Based Lawyer, Joins UWWM as Full-Time Mediator As he launches his mediation practice with Upchurch Watson White & Max this summer, Mr. Jopling reflects on the values of resolution and finality and what they can mean for litigants and lawyers. Read More

Arbitrator/Mediator Don Weidner's Paper on Special Litigation Committees Published in ABA's The Business Lawyer
Arbitrator/Mediator Don Weidner's Paper on Special Litigation Committees Published in ABA's The Business Lawyer Arbitrator/Mediator Donald J. Weidner has published a new paper, "The Unfortunate Role of Special Litigation Committees in LLCs." It may be found and downloaded here, or, if you are a member of the American Bar Association Business Law Sect... Read More

Class Actions Spike This Year Around Collecting, Using Biometrics
Class Actions Spike This Year Around Collecting, Using Biometrics A new report indicates that biometric data class actions have surged recently, with more than 110 such cases filed as of March 2022. This comes in the wake of a landmark $650 million biometric data class action settlement involving users of Facebook,... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Defense Class Action Spending Breaks Record, Survey Says
Defense Class Action Spending Breaks Record, Survey Says A new survey released recently reveals that defense spending on class actions in the United States has increased for the seventh straight year and has reached a record-breaking all-time high of over $3 billion in 2021. According to the Carlton Fields... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Food Labeling Class Actions on Rise in 2021, With Varying Results
Food Labeling Class Actions on Rise in 2021, With Varying Results Food labeling class actions have seen a steady rise in 2021, with courts certifying classes, others settling, and many dismissed outright. In January of this year, Subway customers sued the sandwich giant alleging that its “tuna” actually contains no... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Crypto Class Actions on Rise Amid Increased Investor, Regulatory Scrutiny
Crypto Class Actions on Rise Amid Increased Investor, Regulatory Scrutiny Amid surging popularity and increased regulatory interest, virtual or cryptocurrency is facing a new legal challenge – class action lawsuits – as investors and their lawyers target this emerging asset class. In April 2020, lawyers representing inves... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

Stories From the Field: from Mediator/Arbitrator A. Michelle Jernigan
Stories From the Field: from Mediator/Arbitrator A. Michelle Jernigan Michelle tells us about a challenging gender discrimination case she handled recently (“Jane” vs. “Acme Corporation”) following Jane’s termination by the company. Read More

Class-Action Objectors Under Renewed Scrutiny from Bench and Bar
Class-Action Objectors Under Renewed Scrutiny from Bench and Bar Recent rule changes and more aggressive scrutiny by courts and class action practitioners have put objectors to class action settlements under a renewed spotlight. Just last week, Southern District of Florida Magistrate Judge Jonathan Goodman ordere... Read More
By Lance A. Harke

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