Archive for 2015:

Online Reviews

AboveTheLaw has posted a great article about another company suing after a negative online review – http://abovethelaw.com/2015/09/florida-moving-company-attempting-to-sue-its-way-back-to-yelp-respectability/.  When a company receives a negative rating it should carefully evaluate all of its options, which includes but doesn’t end with lawsuits.

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Thanksgiving

Perry Law’s offices will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday 11/26 and Friday 11/27.

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Florida Bar Exam

Congrats to all the new members who just passed the Bar! http://abovethelaw.com/2015/09/guess-which-law-school-dominated-the-florida-bar-exam-its-not-who-youd-expect/

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Survey – Who Customarily Pays Documentary Stamp Taxes and Owner’s Title Insurance Premium in a Commercial Transaction?

The Fund Concept Volume 47 (September 2015) recently published a survey on who customarily pays documentary stamp taxes and owner’s title insurance premiums as part of a commercial transaction.  The results are summed up in the following chart:  Article – Who Pays for Taxes by County

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Medicare & Medicaid Coding

Effective 10/1/2015 the Integrated/Outpatient Code Editor is being updated.  Billing equipment and staffs who submit claims should be aware of the changes and can find more information at – https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM9290.pdf.

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Hurricane Erika

Everyone should review their personal and professional plans in anticipation of Hurricane Erika set to hit Florida this next week.

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DoubleTime 7.0

For those of you who use DoubleTime software to help with closings a new version – 7.0 – is being released in August, 2015.  The Fund is currently hosting training events for the same.

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Bankruptcy Proofs of Claim and FDCPA

Recently, the United States Supreme Court denied the Petition for Writ of Certiorari in LVNV Funding, LLC v. Crawford.  The Court’s denial furthers the division among circuits as to whether Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claims can arise from proofs of claim. In Crawford, the Eleventh Circuit expanded the reach of the FDCPA to proofs of […]

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Florida’s Labyrinth: the Homestead Exemption

Under Florida law, there are multiple types of Homestead exemptions, including, but not limited to: 1) exemptions from forced sale Art. X, Section 4(a) of the Florida Constitution 2) restrictions of devise and alienation Art. X, Section 4(b) of the Florida Constitution 3) exemptions from taxation Article VII Section 6(a) of the Florida Constitution Florida’s […]

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