Sep. 14, 2021

President Biden's Mandatory Vaccination Proclamation

SPECIAL REPORT BY TRIPP SCOTT'S CATALINA M. AVALOS

On September 9, 2021 President Biden issued COVID-19 vaccination mandates for federal employees and for private sector employers with 100 or more employees. Employees will have to get vaccinated or undergo Covid-19 testing at least once per week.  While we wait for specific guidance from the Department of Labor and other federal agencies that regulate the workplace, larger companies meeting the 100 or more employee threshold should begin planning for the implementation of the mandate and notifying their employees of the mandatory vaccination requirement so that employees can begin planning accordingly.  We anticipate that employers in the private sector will be given a reasonable amount of time to comply with the mandate.   For example, federal workers subject to this mandate are expected to receive a 75-day grace period to get vaccinated.   One thing seems to be clear though- the decision to require mandatory vaccinations in the workplace is no longer a matter of choice; at least for larger employers.

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Jun. 28, 2021

Tripp Scott Attorneys Garner Top Honors In Florida Super Lawyers Magazine

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 24, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that five of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2021 edition of Florida Super Lawyers Magazine.

Paul Lopez, the firm's chief operating officer, was named a "Florida Super Lawyer" in the category of employment and labor.

 

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Jun. 25, 2021

An Alert to Attorneys, Receivers and Trustees: Immunity From Suit May be Terminated Once the Case Has Closed

One hundred forty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Barton v. Barbour, 104 U.S. 126, 128 (1881), that before suit is brought against a receiver, leave of court by which he was appointed must be obtained. The so-called Barton doctrine has since been expanded to also include bankruptcy trustees and other fiduciaries, but a recent ruling by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has dramatically curtailed its lifespan. On June 15, the Eleventh Circuit issued its opinion in Chua v. Ekonomou, No. 20-12576, holding that once a receivership or bankruptcy proceeding is concluded, a litigant no longer needs to obtain permission from the receivership or bankruptcy court before initiating suit against the court-appointed receiver or trustee. By doing so, the Eleventh Circuit has also created a split among the circuits, creating possible jeopardy for receivers and trustees and paving the way for a possible return of the Barton doctrine to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

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Jun. 22, 2021

Mayor Trantalis Nominates Tripp Scott's Shari McCartney to Serve on the Fort Lauderdale Planning and Zoning Board

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 11, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Shari McCartney, a director with the firm, was nominated by Mayor Dean Trantalis to serve on the City of Fort Lauderdale Planning and Zoning Board.

 

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May. 4, 2021

Sen. Marco Rubio Appoints Tripp Scott's Ed Pozzuoli to the Southern District Judicial Advisory Commission (JAC)

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 30, 2021 – Tripp Scott today announced that Ed Pozzuoli, CEO of Tripp Scott, was appointed by Sen. Marco Rubio to the Southern District Judicial Advisory Commission (JAC) for the 117th Congress.

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INCREASING SUBPRIME AUTO LOAN DEFAULTS – THE CANARY IN THE COAL MINE FOR 2023 BANKRUPTCY FILINGS

By: Charles M Tatelbaum and Corey D. Cohen, Tripp Scott PA

Experience tells us that the recent increase in subprime auto loan defaults can be a reliable predictor of an overall increase in consumer bankruptcies which, in turn, causes problems for businesses in many sectors.  Recently reported data discloses that in the fourth quarter of 2022, subprime auto loan defaults increased by slightly more than 30%.

These defaults rise from a number of reasons, namely:  (1) higher interest rates on the subprime loans that have a floating rate of interest; (2) inflationary increases which have pinched consumers' budgets; and (3) increased costs of rental housing.

TSE's Candice Ericks Named One of City & State's Women Power 10

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., January 25, 2023 – Tripp Scott today announced that Candice Ericks, Director of Government Relations for TSE, the governmental affairs division of Tripp Scott, was named one of City & State Florida's Women Power 100. 

City & State is the premier media organization dedicated to covering Florida, New York and Pennsylvania's local and state politics and policy. Its in-depth, non-partisan coverage serves Florida’s leaders every day as a trusted guide to the issues impacting Florida. City & State Florida's Women Power 100 list is comprised of elected officials and high-powered lobbyists, leaders from the worlds of business, nonprofits, media, social justice, conservative think tanks and what we call the “persuasion industry”: public relations, strategic messaging and fundraising.

Tripp Scott Attorneys Represent Datum RMS for Major Sale of Controlling Stake to AES Engineering Ltd

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., January 24, 2023 – Tripp Scott today announced that its team, Tanya Bower, director and Arsen Pascua, attorney, successfully represented Datum RMS in the sale of the controlling stake of the company to AES Engineering Ltd.

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