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SEC shortens settlement cycle effective September 2017

SEC moves to T+2 settlement window  The SEC announced today that it has adopted an amendment that will shorten the current settlement cycle for securities transactions to two business days (T+2) from the current three-day cycle. The new cycle will take effect in September. If you have any questions, please contact David Scileppi or Bob […]





Florida’s 2017-18 Constitution Revision Commission members selected

Florida’s constitution undergoes review every 20 years, as established in the constitution. The last review took place in 1997-1998, when Democrats held more power in Tallahassee. This time, the vast majority of appointments were made by Republican leaders.




Florida Supreme Court limits PIP insurers’ prelawsuit discovery practices

On February 16, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in State Farm vs. Shands, which resolved a conflict between the 1st and 4th District Courts of Appeal over the scope and extent of prelawsuit discovery that a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurer may seek from medical providers such as hospitals and physicians under the PIP statutes.



USCIS’ international entrepreneur rule goes into effect July 17

USCIS issued the subject final rule on January 17, 2017, which becomes effective July 17, 2017. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) news release, the rule is intended to improve the ability of certain promising startup founders to begin growing their companies within the United States and help improve our nation’s economy through increased capital spending, innovation and job creation.



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