Express consent required for class arbitration

On April 24, 2019, in Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, the Court ruled that only the parties’ express consent to class arbitration is sufficient to protect the employer from class action litigation and to compel the parties to arbitration.

An end to agency deference

Gunster’s government affairs law team discusses how Florida’s new Amendment Six impacted the decision in Kanter Real Estate LLC v. Department of Environmental Protection.

SEC adopts additional disclosure reforms

On March 20, 2019, the SEC adopted a number of disclosure reforms under the 2015 Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or “FAST” Act. 

Governor DeSantis signs water-focused executive order

Governor DeSantis acted quickly this week to sign an executive order which directs Florida’s environmental agencies to take action on a broad range of water quality and natural resources issues. These broadly sweeping actions have the potential to affect industry, growth and business in Florida. 

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