Blog – South Florida Trial Practice

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To successfully navigate South Florida’s court system, it’s key to have a trusted team of experienced trial litigators to help you tackle complex legal issues throughout the region. Dori is a regular contributor to the South Florida Trial Blog, she posts on topics related to employment discrimination and harassment, including new court decisions and legislation, compliance, best practices, interesting trends in workplace relations and employment-related issues affecting Florida employers.

Recent Blog Posts

  • Medical Marijuana Licenses Increase by Two in the State of Florida Please find another update on Florida medical marijuana over on Fox’s In the Weeds. __________ Dori K. Stibolt is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Dori defends and counsels management in labor and employment litigation matters pertaining to wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave/restraint, and whistle-blower claims.  You can contact Dori at 561-804-4417 or [email protected]... More
  • Florida Legislature Fails to Pass Medical Marijuana Laws See my post over on Fox’s In the Weeds, regarding the Florida Legislature’s failure to pass regulations implementing Amendment 2 (medical marijuana). __________ Dori K. Stibolt is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Dori defends and counsels management in labor and employment litigation matters pertaining to wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave/restraint, and whistle-blower claims.  You can contact Dori at 561-804-4417 or [email protected] ... More
  • Florida Senate Passes its Version of Medical Marijuana See my post over on Fox’s In the Weeds, regarding the Florida Senate passing its version of regulations for Amendment 2 (medical marijuana). __________ Dori K. Stibolt is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Dori defends and counsels management in labor and employment litigation matters pertaining to wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave/restraint, and whistle-blower claims.  You can contact Dori at 561-804-4417 or [email protected]... More
  • The Next Frontier in ADA Access Litigation – Online (Part II) Last month I posted Part I on this topic which covered the state of federal statutes and regulations regarding web site access as well as the most recent Florida Federal case law on the topic. This time I around, I want to talk about reality for companies. Plaintiffs are bringing these website cases here, and elsewhere, and many have already figured out how to plead the claims to survive the motion to dismiss phase.  So, if your company has an inaccessible website and... More
  • Florida House Passes HB 1397 – Regulations for Medical Marijuana See my post over on Fox’s In the Weeds regarding the Florida House of Representatives passing HB 1397 which is a bill to legislate Amendment 2 (medical marijuana). __________ Dori K. Stibolt is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Dori defends and counsels management in labor and employment litigation matters pertaining to wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave/restraint, and whistle-blower claims.  You can contact Dori at 561-804-4417 or [email protected]... More
  • Florida’s Delay Opens the Door to Medical Marijuana Fraudsters See my post, over on Fox’s “In the Weeds” blog, regarding Florida fraudsters taking advantage of the delay in Florida’s implementation of Amendment 2 (medical marijuana). Also, if you are interested in cannabis business in Florida and nationally, follow Fox’s In the Weeds. __________ Dori K. Stibolt is a partner with the law firm of Fox Rothschild LLP.  Dori defends and counsels management in labor and employment litigation matters pertaining to wage and overtime claims, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, leave/restraint, and whistle-blower claims.  You... More
  • The Next Frontier in ADA Access Litigation – Online (Part I) Florida, and particularly South Florida, has always been on the leading edge of legal trends that involve mandatory attorneys’ fees for plaintiffs.  For many years, the United District Court in and for the Southern District led the pack in the number of Title III cases filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  In 2013, one in every five ADA Title III case was filed right here in the Southern District.  In fact, the Southern District has a 435-page list of... More
  • Will the Florida House and Senate Meet in the Middle on Medical Marijuana? Last month, I posted about one Florida House proposal to implement Amendment 2 (which legalized medical marijuana this past November). Thereafter, several other bills have been put forward and one in the House, HB 1397, has now passed the House Health Quality Subcommittee.  HB 1397, written by House Majority Leader Ray Rodrigues, is quite restrictive and basically the opposite of SB 614 (the topic of my last post).  Specifically it provides the following: A requirement that non-terminal patients must have a doctor at... More
  • Don’t Fall Victim to a Curse – Uncommon Religions Are Covered by Title VII How do you respond when someone tells you they practice voodoo?  How about Santeria or Rastafari?   Do you laugh or scoff in response, do you start singing Sublime??  Here in South Florida, a multicultural and multi-ethnic area, there are a plethora of minor religions being practiced by thousands of people.  As a result, laughing or kidding about someone’s religion, even if seems like a joke to you, is the wrong move in an employment setting. As an example, news of a... More
  • Florida Considers Going Unlimited With Medical Marijuana In November 2016, Florida voters overwhelmingly approved, with more than 70% voting yes, expanded medical marijuana by passing Amendment 2. Now comes the tough work of implementing Amendment 2.  One bill, SB 614, proposes to throw out the current medical marijuana system in Florida (which was set up in 2015 to grow, process and distribute low-THC cannabis oil) which strictly capped the number of businesses allowed to participate in medical marijuana. St. Petersburg Republican Jeff Brandes, the proponent of SB 614, calls... More