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Byrd Campbell Client Sues Insurance Company For Business Interruption During Pandemic

Byrd Campbell client Villa Enterprises, an operator of concessions at Orlando International Airport, has filed a lawsuit in Orlando federal court against its insurance company, claiming losses from the COVID-19 pandemic should be covered in a case that could resonate throughout the business world.

Byrd Campbell Client Sues Insurance Company For Business Interruption During Pandemic2021-02-24T21:46:16+00:00

Byrd Campbell Announces New Leaders of Litigation and Real Estate Practice Groups

Byrd Campbell, a leading-edge law firm representing businesses, announces another bold move in naming new leaders of its flagship litigation and real estate practice groups. Scottie McPherson, who for 10 years served as Tucker Byrd’s chief deputy litigator, takes over to lead the litigation practice group, and Robin Uricchio now brings her decades of experience to take the helm of our national real estate practice group.

Byrd Campbell Announces New Leaders of Litigation and Real Estate Practice Groups2021-01-30T20:18:07+00:00

Summing Up: The Recent Change to the Florida State Court Rule on Summary Judgement

The Florida Supreme Court in a recent Opinion ended the disparate rendering of summary judgment rulings between the Florida federal and state courts by officially adopting the more liberal federal summary judgment standard.  The amendment will take effect on May 21, 2021, aligning Florida with 37 other states which have adopted a similar federally consistent rule.

Summing Up: The Recent Change to the Florida State Court Rule on Summary Judgement2021-01-07T16:32:43+00:00

Who Ya Gonna Call?

No, I am not talking about Ghostbusters! I am talking about the recent amendment to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) which imposes a new “meet-and-confer” requirement on parties concerning depositions of “organizations.”

Who Ya Gonna Call?2020-12-18T22:37:49+00:00

Byrd Campbell Files Major Libel Lawsuit for Orange County Official

Byrd Campbell filed a libel lawsuit on behalf of Orange County Property Appraiser, Rick Singh, against a political PAC called “Florida Public Corruption Task Force,” alleging the PAC engaged in a smear campaign to ruin the political, professional, and personal reputation of Mr. Singh.

Byrd Campbell Files Major Libel Lawsuit for Orange County Official2020-12-09T23:51:29+00:00

Contingency Fees and Contingency Fee Multipliers: The One-Two Punch

Unique among legal systems, the American legal system, for example, allows attorneys to undertake representation on a “contingency fee” basis, a fee structure abhorrent to some legal systems which believe such fee structures promote unjustified litigation.

Contingency Fees and Contingency Fee Multipliers: The One-Two Punch2020-09-04T21:30:36+00:00

Byrd Campbell Battles The National Enquirer Over Failed Theme Park Licensing Deal

Byrd Campbell filed a civil action against the owner of the National Enquirer in Orange County Circuit Court, Complex Business Litigation Division, on behalf of its attractions client, Front Page Attractions, alleging breach of a licensing agreement and fraud involving a theme park project based on the iconic magazine.  

Byrd Campbell Battles The National Enquirer Over Failed Theme Park Licensing Deal2020-10-07T20:51:23+00:00

Byrd Campbell announces the launching of a national litigation task force dedicated to pursuing business interruption insurance claims

Byrd Campbell announces the launching of a national litigation task force dedicated to pursuing business interruption insurance claims. Given the economic devastation caused by the so-called “COVID-19 Crisis,” estimated to be $380 Billion a month, accountability to restore losses lies with many, including the insurance companies whose policies guard against this type of loss. In anticipation of an onslaught of claims, insurance companies have tried to draw the proverbial line in the sand to discourage insureds, unabashedly announcing they have no intention of paying claims, leaving insureds with little chance but to enlist the help of legal counsel to pursue their rights.

Byrd Campbell announces the launching of a national litigation task force dedicated to pursuing business interruption insurance claims2020-10-21T06:18:00+00:00

2020 REVISIONS TO THE FLORIDA CORPORATION ACT: MORE WEAPONS FOR CORPORATE TRIAL LAWYERS

Corporate trial lawyers who practice their craft in the courtroom—particularly those not inclined to pore over legislative updates—may have overlooked some of the recent important changes to the Florida Business Corporation Act (“Act”) effective January 2, 2020, § 607.0101, et seq., F.S., which could have a big impact on their cases. The changes were principally made to harmonize the rules relating to corporations and limited liability companies and were largely derived from the Model Corporation Act.

2020 REVISIONS TO THE FLORIDA CORPORATION ACT: MORE WEAPONS FOR CORPORATE TRIAL LAWYERS2020-10-20T13:44:05+00:00