CARES-ACT has impacted bankruptcy including the extension of Chapter 13 plans to 84 months and local changes to Chapter 13; mortgage forbearance rules and requirements for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA and USDA and how it affects consumers both in and out of bankruptcy and how Small Business SubChapter V’s are making a positive impact in Central Florida.
An overview of the latest changes in Guardianship pertaining the to the Chapter 744 that will go into effect July 1, 2020. Specifically, professional guardians and potential conflicts of interest that should be addressed and referenced in the Petition. Also discussed are the issues concerning Do Not Resuscitate Orders, and the new procedure under the statute. the practicality of having an evidentiary hearing and obtaining an expert witness via video conferencing software and potential issues that may arise under the statute and how to avoid them.
Cert. Credits 1.0 Business Litigation; 1.0 Intellectual Property
The presentation will discuss my article that presents the first qualitative empirical review of permanent injunctions in trade secret cases. It explores the extent to which the Supreme Court’s patent decision in eBay v. MercExchange has influenced the analysis of equitable principles in federal trade secret litigation. Among the more notable findings are that while equitable principles are generally applied in determining whether to grant a permanent injunction to a prevailing party after trial, the courts are not necessarily strictly applying the four factors from eBay. The award of monetary relief does not preclude equitable injunctive relief, and courts can find irreparable harm even where the loss has been compensated monetarily. Moreover, where injunctions are requested but denied, the lack of irreparable harm seemed to have been the factor most often articulated as the reason for the denial