Monthly Archives: April 2023
What Is Force Majeure?
When you write a business contract, you should always do your best to plan for all possibilities, obstacles and contingencies in the contract. But even the best laid plans go awry, and life often throws things at us that we not only can’t anticipate, but which we can’t control. That’s where the standard contractual… Read More »
Staying Out Of Legal Trouble With The Government
You may have heard of laws in Florida, specifically, the Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act, which allows aggrieved consumers to sue business for behavior which is…well, unfair or deceptive. While that may seem inexact or repetitive, it is necessarily so, because of the broad definition of these terms. They literally encompass, and mean… Read More »
Attorney Brendan A. Sweeney Of Sweeney Law, P.A. Featured In The April 2023 Edition Of The Broward County Bar Barrister – DON’T ACT TOO FAST – TERMINATING CIVIL DEPOSTIONS IN FLORIDA
Starting on the date of admission to The Florida Bar, attorneys pledge fairness, integrity and civility to opposing parties and their counsel, not only in court but also in all written and oral communications. The Rules Regulating the Florida Bar also prohibit a lawyer from “unlawfully obstruct[ing] another party’s access to evidence,” “fabricat[ing] evidence”… Read More »
Running A Legal Raffle Or Lottery
If you have a business, especially a charity or a nonprofit organization, you may have an idea that could help you raise some money: a lottery or a raffle. Yes, gambling is illegal in Florida, but you’re not really gambling. A couple people buying a ticket, and getting a prize if they win, with… Read More »
Could A PLLC Be Right For You?
Although lesser known than its better known corporate relatives, and though similar to the Limited Liability Company (LLC), the Professional Limited Liability Corporation or PLLC, can be a valuable corporate entity for your business, if you’re thinking of starting a new venture, and you fit into the description of who can form a PLLC…. Read More »