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U.S. Eleventh Circuit

11th Circuit Holds Part of Florida's 'Stop WOKE Act' Unconstitutional

By Melanie Rauch, JD | Reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida is considering challenging a recent court decision that blocked parts of Florida's Individual Freedom Act, also known as the Stop WOKE Act. This law faced scrutiny for potentially violating free speech rights, particularly in the workplace. The Legal Challenge The…

Fifth Circuit Upholds Texas' Age Verification Requirement for Adult Websites

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

A contentious Texas law that governs porn websites and tries to control the age of the people who can access them has been legally disputed on freedom of speech theories. Now, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has chimed in. They’ve effectively upheld the meatier part of the…

Eleventh Circuit to Review Nationwide Injunction Against Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors

By Camila Laval, J.D. | Last updated on

The coronavirus pandemic may be winding down, but there are still pending cases dealing with the legality of executive mandates requiring vaccination for different types of employees. One of them, Georgia v. Biden, is currently before the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, and its resolution will determine the fate of President Joe Biden's executive order mandating vaccination for federal contractors.

11th Circuit Clarifies How Not to Write a Shotgun Complaint

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

No one wants their lawsuit to be dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. But throwing facts and defendants up in the air in the hope and prayer that something – anything – will move the case forward can get your case dismissed just as quickly. Known as “shotgun complaints" in the 11th Circuit, rules 8(a)(2) and Rule 10(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure prohibit these scattershot approaches to lawsuits, at least in spirit.

Eleventh Circuit Extends Protection Under Fair Housing Act

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

The Eleventh Circuit recently clarified that discriminatory conduct by a municipality post-acquisition of a property can violate Fair Housing Act protections. The case arose when residents in LaGrange, Georgia, filed a civil complaint alleging that basic utility services have a discriminatory impact. The city, which is the sole provider of basic utilities, requires customers to first pay any debts owed to the city and provide photo identification to get services.

Federal Lawsuit Filed Over 49 Clones of 'Miracle Milly' the Chihuahua

By George Khoury, Esq. | Last updated on

If you hadn't heard about Miracle Milly, the Chihuahua taking home the Guinness Book of World Records title for smallest dog, then get ready, as the pup is making a big debut in federal court. The dog's owner is more than a bit gnarled over the fact that her tiny Miracle Milly now also holds the title for the world's most cloned dog. That title was an accident as Milly was only supposed to be cloned 10 times.

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