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The Issue of Punitive Damages

A law firm requested a De Novo Review LLC flex-time attorney research the issue of whether a plaintiff can seek leave to amend to assert punitive damages when the allegedly fraudulent conduct arises from a contractual relationship? No. “The general rule is that punitive damages are not recoverable for breach of contract, irrespective of the […]

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The Issue of Title Agent Liability

A law firm requested a De Novo Review LLC flex-time attorney research the issue of if a title agent acts as a closing agent and misidentifies the buyer on closing documents, can the title agent be liable to the buyer? Yes.  “It is well-established that a title insurance company acting as a closing agent has the […]

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HOW CAN OUTSOURCE LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING HELP MY FLORIDA LAW FIRM?

In recent years, Florida law firms have begun utilizing independent contractor attorneys as legal researchers and legal writers to serve reference attorneys, to draft legal memoranda, document preparation, conduct legal research, edit legal writing, draft motions, provided a second opinion and case strategy. We serve clients in Tampa, Orlando, Naples, Fort Myers, Miami, Miami Lakes, Fort […]

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Title Agent Liability

By: Marty If a title agent acts as a closing agent and misidentifies the buyer on closing documents, can the title agent be liable to the buyer? Yes. “It is well-established that a title insurance company acting as a closing agent has the duty to supervise a closing in a ‘reasonably prudent manner.’” Askew v. […]

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