Sep. 14, 2021

President Biden's Mandatory Vaccination Proclamation


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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Unless we reverse course, the U.S. is on the road to destruction

Once upon a time, people unashamedly espoused the concept of “American exceptionalism.” We took pride in our founding and on the principles of true equality, the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and consent of the governed. 

Tripp Scott’s Charles Tatelbaum Elected to Shepard Broad Law School Board of Governors

Fort Lauderdale, Fla., May 9, 2023 Tripp Scott today announced that Charles Tatelbaum, a director with the firm, was elected for a two year term to be Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors of the Shepard Broad School of Law at Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

Florida Legislature Enacts Recent Changes to Statute of Limitations and Statute of Repose Affecting Construction Litigation

by Tripp Scott's William C. Davell and Stephanie C. Mazzola

On April 13, 2023, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Florida SB 360, which, among, other things, shortens the statute-of-repose period for commencing an action based on the design, planning, or construction of improvements to real property.  See ch. 2023-22, Laws of Fla. (2023).  The new law went into effect immediately upon signing; however, the amendments to the statute of limitations and statute of repose set forth in section 95.11(3)(c), Florida Statutes (2023), apply only to actions commenced on or after the act’s effective date, regardless of when the cause of action accrued. See ch. 2023-22, § 3, Laws of Fla. (2023).  An exception is that any action that would not have been barred under section 95.11(3)(c) before the act was amended “must be commenced on or before July 1, 2024.” Id.

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