NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Proud Sponsor of Israel Bonds

    Weber Crabb Wein is a proud sponsor of the Israel Bonds Pinellas Cocktail Supper. We were recently recognized for our charitable donation to the fund that does so much for so many. This is a great example of Weber Crabb Wein’s commitment to improving the lives of those in our community.

  • Joseph Kenny Recognized for Legal Ability and Professional Ethical Standards

    Last month our very own Joseph Kenny was randomly selected and reviewed by the Matindale-Hubbell Peer Rating Review process. The service conducts their reviews in two ways: “conducting reviews on randomly selected attorneys/judges and by surveying names of legal professionals that lawyers nominate as references.” We are pleased to announce that following the review Joseph […]

  • BIGGER ISN’T ALWAYS BETTER

    The Southern District of New York recently issued an Opinion criticizing counsel for both parties for not adhering to Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The UPS Store v. Robert Hagan. While reviewing Plaintiff’s Motion to Dismiss, the Court noted that Plaintiff’s Complaint was 175 pages and contained over 1,400 pages of […]

  • THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY:

    A trial court’s $850,000 sanction against a non-party corporation for not properly educating its corporate representative pursuant to Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was recently affirmed by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and serves as a cautionary tale to corporations that testify using designated representatives. Imperial Premium Finance, LLC v. […]

  • How Can a Fish Not Be a Tangible Object?

    Many are aware of the recent U.S. Supreme Court case of Yates v. United States, 2015 WL 773330 (2/25/2015) (a/k/a the “Fish Case”), in which the Court in a narrow four Justice plurality opinion (Justice Alito concurring in judgment to make it 5-4 result) ruled that a fish was not a tangible object within the […]

  • FLORIDA BAD CHECK STATUTE

    In dealing with a bounced the harmed party in many instances will utilize the provisions of what people generally describe as the Florida Bad Check statute, Fla. Stat. § 68.065 as a method to induce payment and if payment is not forthcoming as a basis for suit for enhanced damages and attorney’s fees. The statute […]

  • Facts are Facts

    The U.S. Supreme Court just issued an interesting opinion dealing with the standard of review of trial court decisions. In Terra Pharm. USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., 2015 U.S. LEXIS 628 (January 20, 2015), the Court noted that in Markman v. Westview Instruments, Inc., 517 U.S 370 (1996) it held that claims construction of a […]

  • “MUST” MEANS MUST — SANCTIONS FOR IMPROPER CERTIFICATION UNDER FED.R.CIV.P. 26(g)

    Under the federal discovery rules all requests, responses and objections must be signed by counsel and the signature operates as a certification that the disclosure or response is complete and correct and that a request, response or objection is consistent with the rules and not interposed for an improper purpose or unreasonable delay and an […]

  • New LLC Act to take effect January 1, 2015

    As we welcome in the New Year, the Revised Florida LLC Act (Senate Bill 1300, and as amended, House Bill 1079) will be taking effect. Every LLC member should address these changes in order to avoid putting their company in a compromising position. This will affect all LLCs, both old and new, as there is […]

  • Tim Weber is a Super Lawyer

    We would like to congratulate Tim Weber for being named a 2014 Super Lawyer! This distinction is quite an honor, but what exactly does it take to be a Super Lawyer? The path to becoming a Super Lawyer is an arduous one. Each year practicing attorneys are asked to nominate peers whom they have observed […]