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Microsoft argued to today in federal court that Motorola Mobility is unfairly demanding $4 Billion in annual patent royalties. At the heart of the dispute is a claim by Microsoft that Motorola Mobility failed an obligation to offer fair licensing on patents it holds on technology essential to industry standards on Wi-Fi and video technology. […]

In a partial win for Oracle, a jury decided unanimously today that Google did infringe on the overall structure, sequence and organization of Oracle’s Java programming language. Without getting into the technical details, Google violated Oracle’s copyright by”. . . liberally borrowing technology from Sun's Java — including the programming language itself, the syntax of […]

According to Seattle-Based real estate website Zillow.com, South Florida’s housing market hit bottom at the end of 2011. Zillow’s position is supported by local interviews conducted by the Sun-Sentinel, who spoke to a dozen builders, buyers, analysts, real estate agents and other people involved in the local real estate market, ten of whom agreed that […]

Bank of America, along with five other banks, has recently foreclosed on 51 units in the Parc Central Aventura condominium development in Aventura, Florida. The other banks involved in the litigation were Wells Fargo Bank and Charter One Bank, each with a 25% stake, and Lakeside Bank and Emigrant Realty Finance with a 12.5% interest. […]

Florida Governor Rick Scott is in the hot seat after he signed a bill this week making it illegal for state and local Florida governments to use public funds to hire companies conducting business with Cuba and Syria. The hotly debated bill, which was filed in December 2011, was publicly opposed by the Florida Chamber […]

Data released this week showed that house prices have continued to decline for the sixth straight month overall, but there are some bright spots in the news. According to the report released by Standard and Poor/ Case Schiller Home Price Indices, the annual decline posted was 3.6 percent and 3.5 percent for the 10-city and […]

An operating agreement is an agreement adopted by the members of a limited liability company that lays out the intricacies of how the company will be run, and furthermore structures most of the important functional and financial decisions that will be required. Although Florida law does not require that a limited liability company have an […]

Part 3 of Florida Statutes Chapter 475 codifies the Commercial Real Estate Sales Commission Lien Act (hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “Act”).  The Act provides that when a broker has earned a commission by performing licensed services under a brokerage agreement with you for the sale or purchase of commercial real property, the broker […]

KITROSER v. HURT, No. SC 11-25 (Fla. March 22, 2012) The corporate shield doctrine is set out clearly under Florida law as essentially the distinction between a corporate officer acting on one’s own and a corporate officer acting on behalf of one’s corporation.  Doe v. Thompson, 620 So. 2d 1004 (Fla. 1993). Generally, the acts […]

In most commercial and residential real property transactions, sellers will utilize a real estate broker to market and sell their property.  Often times, and preferably, the broker and seller will memorialize their relationship in writing by virtue of a real estate brokerage agreement, likely in the form of a listing agreement. Listing agreements are generally […]