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Is A Written Contract Required To Purchase Real Estate In Florida?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

As a general rule, it is always a good idea to put any contract or business agreement in writing. It is possible to enforce a purely oral contract in many cases, but it is rarely advisable. For one thing, it is often difficult–if not impossible–to prove two parties agreed to an oral contract in… Read More »

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Is An Oral Modification Of A Written Lease Enforceable In Florida?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When it comes to any sort of business agreement, it is always best to get it in writing. This applies not just to an original contract but any subsequent modifications. While the parties to a deal may later reach an “oral understanding” to modify an existing written agreement, enforcing such promises in court can… Read More »

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How Clicking On A Website’s “Terms of Service” Means Signing Away Your Legal Right To Sue

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Everyone has clicked a checkbox stating they agree to certain “terms of service” when purchasing goods or services online. Most of us never bother to actually read those terms. Unfortunately, these terms often include legal language that affect your rights under state and federal law. And the fact that you did not read these… Read More »

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What Is The Difference Between A Void And Voidable Judgment In Civil Litigation?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

There are two related but often misunderstood concepts in Florida civil litigation: void and voidable judgments. A void judgment refers to a civil judgment that is inherently defective. Once a judgment is found void, it is as if it never existed at all. A voidable judgment, in contrast, is one that is somehow procedurally… Read More »

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Understanding Restrictive Covenants In Florida Employment Agreements

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Employment is generally considered “at-will” in Florida, meaning either the employer or the employee can walk away from the relationship at any point without further restrictions. But many employers find it beneficial to sign formal employment agreements with key employees. One reason for this is that Florida law permits such agreements to contain restrictive… Read More »

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When Is Summary Judgment Appropriate In A Florida Eviction Lawsuit?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In Florida, a landlord may seek to evict a tenant if they fail to pay rent or otherwise fail to comply with the terms of their lease. If the tenant does not voluntarily leave, the landlord must then file a civil lawsuit for “possession” of the rental property. This means the tenant is also… Read More »

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How Arbitration Agreements Can Bite The Businesses That Draft Them

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Many consumer contracts and agreements contain arbitration provisions. These are usually inserted at the behest of a business owner seeking to minimize its own exposure to potential litigation should the consumer have a legitimate grievance. Arbitration often restricts many of the rights consumers would otherwise have in a traditional litigation forum. On the other… Read More »

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How Florida Businesses May Be Sued For Firing “Whistleblowers”

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Generally speaking, a Florida business can fire an employee for any reason, or even no reason at all. Of course, the law does make a number of exceptions. For example, you cannot fire an employee because of a legally protected characteristic, such as race or sex. You may also be liable if you fire… Read More »

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FTC, Florida Attorney General Shut Down Fraudulent “Credit Card Debt Relief” Scheme Based In Orlando

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Debt is something that most of us have had to struggle with at one time or another. A sudden job loss or unexpected major expense can quickly throw your finances into chaos. And as the unpaid bills mount, you start looking for any possible solution that may help you catch up. This is often… Read More »

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Are Cryptocurrency Projects Subject To Federal Securities Laws?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

During the recent Super Bowl, the most widely discussed commercials were those for various cryptocurrency projects. This has prompted a good deal of discussion over whether cryptocurrency is a legitimate investment or just another Ponzi scheme. Indeed, one question many people have about cryptocurrency is to what extent, if at all, various consumer protection… Read More »