Legally Qualified is a conversation with the lawyers at RumbergerKirk who provide insight and analysis on a wide range of legal topics facing businesses today. We explore trends in the legal industry and how changes in the law affect business operations. From employment law to commercial litigation, product liability and everything in between, we’ve got it covered.
Breaking Down Bad Faith: Insurers’ Good Faith Duties and Defending Bad Faith Claims
Insurance companies facing a bad faith claim are at risk for extra contractual damages—additional damages above the existing limits to a policy. RumbergerKirk insurance coverage attorneys Brett Carey and Candy Messersmith discuss good faith duties and strategies for preventing and defending bad faith claims.
Insurers Take Note: New Changes to Florida Law Mean Changes in Claims Handling & Roof Repairs in the Sunshine State
In an effort to reduce litigation and improve communications between insureds and insurers in the state of Florida, the legislature enacted changes to increase transparency throughout the claims handling process. RumbergerKirk attorneys Allan Rotlewicz and Robert Barton discuss legislative changes to Florida Statutes and what those changes mean moving forward for insurers beginning in January 2023.
Florida Public Records Laws: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Mistakes that Lead to Expensive and Costly Litigation
Florida has the most open public records law in the country so it is imperative that public entities and businesses that work with them have a thorough understanding of what constitutes a public record and how to appropriately respond to public records requests. RumbergerKirk attorneys discuss what public records are, outline the consequences when public entities mishandle or ignore requests, review specific examples and share what public entities can do to ensure compliance and protect themselves from costly litigation.
State of the Insolvency World: A Look at Recent Trends that May Affect Bankruptcies and Restructuring in the Year Ahead
The past two years have been tough on economies worldwide and the future continues to be uncertain for a number of industries. From continued supply chain challenges and the effects of the pandemic, RumbergerKirk Bankruptcy & Commercial Litigation attorney Scott Williams talks with Jennifer Kimble, the 2022 Chair of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and corporate restructuring attorney at Lowenstein Sandler in New York about the outlook for insolvency and restructuring in the year ahead.
What Employers Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and Testing
In light of the recent Supreme Court decisions regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates, employment and Labor Attorneys Sally Culley and Chase Hattaway look at the legal implications of requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for employees and share key considerations in helping employers decide the best option for their workforce.
The Transformation of K-12 Education in Florida
The education system in Florida has undergone a transformation over the last 50 years that has altered the relationship between management and unions. Employment and Labor attorney and RumbergerKirk partner Leonard Dietzen talks with Bill Graham, the recently retired Executive Director of the Florida Educational Negotiators, about the historical perspective that created the current situation and what educators and administrators can do to navigate the rough waters that lie ahead.