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Recording of calls with police officers does not violate Florida’s wiretapping law

By Johnson, Newlon & DeCort, P.A. |

By: Nicole Deese Newlon, Esq. In the case of Waite v. State of Florida, Case No. 5D23-1354, the Fifth District Court of Appeal provided a clear and definitive ruling. It determined that the plaintiff did not violate Florida’s wiretapping law when he recorded a conversation with a police sergeant. The court’s reasoning was straightforward: “there… Read More »

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Comparative Fault Applies to Florida’s Dram Shop Law

By Johnson, Newlon & DeCort, P.A. |

By: Nicole Deese Newlon, Esq. In Tallahassee, Florida, in November 2014, a woman was struck by a speeding pickup truck when she crossed the street on foot.  Both the driver of the truck and the woman were intoxicated at the time.  The woman suffered catastrophic and permanent injuries.  The guardianship for the injured woman… Read More »

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Johnson, Newlon & DeCort Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024

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Johnson, Newlon & DeCort has been recognized in the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms® Firms included in the 2024 Best Law Firms® list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Johnson, Newlon & DeCort received the following rankings in the 2024 Best Law Firms® for Tampa: Regional… Read More »

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Transactions Through U.S. Banks are Safe… Maybe

By Johnson, Newlon & DeCort, P.A. |

As Warren Buffett so eloquently stated, “It has been far safer to steal large sums with a pen than small sums with a gun.” In the internet age, the pen is replaced by the keyboard. As shown by a rash of bank robberies by thieves who never step inside the lobby of the bank… Read More »

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Three Johnson, Newlon & DeCort Attorneys Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers in America

By Johnson, Newlon & DeCort, P.A. |

Johnson, Newlon & DeCort is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s attorneys have been recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers in America. Firm partner Sean Johnson was selected by his peers as the 28th Edition “Lawyer of the Year” for Securities Litigation in Tampa. Each year, only a single lawyer in a specific… Read More »

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Enforcing Settlement Agreements Through the Agreement or Judgment?

By Johnson, Newlon & DeCort, P.A. |

In a recent decision by the Second District Court of Appeal, Webb v. Webb, the Court determined that when a marital settlement agreement is incorporated into a final judgment, and the court retains jurisdiction to enforce the judgment, enforcement of the agreement is generally subject to the 20-year statute of limitations set forth in… Read More »

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