Age Discrimination Claims

Last year, the United States Supreme Court published Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., 129 S.Ct. 2343 (2009), and established a new standard of proof for federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) claims.  The Court held that proof that age was a “motivating factor” for an adverse employment action

FL Supreme Court Rulings

1)        Introduction The Florida Supreme Court adopted amendments to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420 effective October 1, 2010.  In re:  Amendments to Florida Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420 and the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure, 31 So.3d 756 (Fla. 2010).  The amendments do not alter existing law establishing certain records as confidential.  Rather, the

Curd vs. Mosaic Impact

The Florida Supreme Court recently held that commercial fishermen may recover for damages resulting from pollution released into Florida waters. In Curd v. Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, 2010 WL 2400384 (Fla. 2010), Mosaic Fertilizer owned a large phosphogypsum storage container near Archie Creek in Hillsborough County. Despite alleged warnings about the