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

  • Part of Florida’s Medical Marijuana Law Alleged to Be Unconstitutional Please see my most recent post, over on Fox’s In the Weeds, regarding a recent lawsuit alleging that part of the Florida law implementing Amendment Two (medical marijuana) is unconstitutional. __________ 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
  • Thoughts on National Registration for Service Dogs I’ve posted before, here and here, regarding the dilemma business owners have when faced with a customer with a dog (fake service dog) or a customer with an animal (emotional support animal – which are not afforded the same protections as service dogs).  Many business owners simply don’t know how to respond or respond incorrectly (and generate bad press for themselves).  Many customers are fed up with fake service dogs everywhere and they resent businesses that do nothing as well... More
  • Boston Terriers Revolt – Mass. Considers Law to Penalize Fake Service Dogs Following up on my earlier post regarding fake service dogs, news from up north that Massachusetts is also considering a law to penalize those that pass off pets at service dogs. The bill would makes passing a pet off as a service dog a civil infraction, carrying a $500 fine. __________ 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,... More
  • Time to Get Back To Work After Hurricane Irma – Part I Hurricane Irma did a number on South Florida and the Keys and while many people have no power and damage (myself included), we are all getting back to work.  Over the next few days I’m going to focus my posts on post-Irma employment law issues. Before and during the storm, I noticed some companies were getting bad press for requiring their employees (mostly low paid non-exempt [hourly] service workers) to come into work when Florida’s Governor, Rick Scott, was imposing mandatory... More
  • A Dog, a Bunny and a Cat Walk into a Diner – What’s the Diner’s Owner To Do? As the weather in South Florida turns cooler and the snow birds start flying south, there is a remarkable increase in the number of little dogs (and other animals) one sees in their local Publix grocery stores and favorite cafes.  Even off season, I recently spied a bunny rabbit at one of the restaurants I frequent on a regular basis. This is my dog Simon. That bunny encounter spurred my curiosity regarding whether anyone had been prosecuted under the Florida Law  passed... More
  • The August 2017 Roundup for Medical Marijuana Please see my latest update, over on Fox’s In the Weeds, rounding up all the news on Florida’s medical marijuana business. __________ 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 Title III Litigation Has Arrived in South Florida Back in the Spring, I posted about the next frontier in ADA Title III litigation (web site accessibility), see my posts here and here.  Since those posts, the next frontier has shown up, with a vengeance, in the Southern District of Florida. This summer, the first trial (in the country) on ADA web site accessibility was held right here in the matter of Carlos Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., Civil Action No. 16–23020 (S.D. Fla.). Following trial in the Winn-Dixie matter, U.S. District Judge Robert... More
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary News Please see my latest update, over on Fox’s In the Weeds, listing all the news on medical marijuana dispensaries and whether and how Florida cities and municipalities are embracing them or shunning them. __________ 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
  • Local Control Over Medical Marijuana Retail Locations? Please see my update, over on Fox’s In the Weeds, regarding whether Florida cities and municipalities can exert local control over the location of medical marijuana dispensaries. __________ 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
  • Debate Over the Smoking of Medical Marijuana Escalates to Litigation Please see my post, over on Fox’s In the Weeds, regarding litigation over the Florida Legislature’s failure to include or permit smoking of medical marijuana in the recently passed legislation implementing Amendment 2. __________ 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