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“Boards of Directors Can Hold Closed Meetings for Certain Purposes,” News-Press

Q: When can a condominium board of directors hold a meeting which is closed to the owners? (P.C., via e-mail)A: Pursuant to Section 718.112(2)(c) of the Florida Condominium Act, meetings of the board of administration at which a quorum of the board members is present must be properly noticed and open to all unit owners. […]

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10 Things to Know About Florida’s New Emotional Support Animal Law

In these uncertain times it is not unusual for boards operating pet-restricted communities to receive even more emotional support animal (ESA) requests than usual. What is unusual is the emerging trend that some people requesting these ESAs are retracting their requests when confronted with a new law in Florida which criminalizes fraudulent requests.

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“Why Remote Depositions Are Likely Here To Stay,” Law360

While many courts have held telephonic hearings for years, depositions have historically been conducted in person. The reasons for this are self-evident. First, an attorney taking a deposition will often want to use exhibits, and those exhibits will need to be shared with and manipulated by the deponent and the deponent’s counsel. Second, an attorney […]

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“New Law Impacts 55+ Communities,” Naples Daily News

Q: I heard there is a new law that impacts the registration process for “55+” communities. What are the details? R.W. A: You heard correctly. Effective July 1, 2020, Section 760.29(4) of Florida Statutes was amended to delete the requirement for “housing for older persons communities” (often called “55 and over communities”) to register with […]

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