(Originally featured by the ABA International Section’s Ethics Committee at: ABA – International Section: The Year in Review; International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2020)
This article reviews some of the most significant international legal developments made in the area of ethics in 2020.
2020, the year of COVID, witnessed more than the warp-speed development of several vaccines against the Coronavirus. Indeed, as the world tackled a pandemic, the application of justice and law has carried on. Four areas of interest that merit highlighting in 2020 are: (1) service of process abroad, and how the pandemic has impacted alternative service under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 4(f); (2) the nomination of Supreme Court justices in the United States; (3) the neutrality or non- neutrality of wing arbitrators; and (4) the tackling of corruption in the execution of contracts that are later arbitrated.
By Ian Ross and Jorge Perez Santiago
(Originally featured by the American Health Law Association at: https://www.americanhealthlaw.org/content-library/journal-health-law/article/c6fda9a6-4d67-4633-b65a-6e85a044661f/What-Health-Care-Providers-Should-Know-About-the-T )
Thousands of companies are sued every year under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (the TCPA). The attorneys who bring these lawsuits target every industry, but in recent years have focused much of their attention on health care companies and medical providers who communicate with their patients via text message and prerecorded messages. Many courts have held that certain provisions in the TCPA and its implementing regulations are subject to interpretation, and plaintiffs’ attorneys have taken advantage of this uncertainty by filing lawsuits first and worrying about the implications later. Although appellate courts—and even the United States Supreme Court—have stepped in to clarify the scope of the TCPA, it is important for health care professionals to understand the dangers posed by these lawsuits and to make sure that their compliance program and communications with their patients follow the TCPA and applicable regulations. This article will outline the basic structure of the TCPA and explain (1) what it prohibits, (2) the exemptions to the TCPA that have been enacted to protect health care professionals who need to communicate with their patients, and (3) how those exemptions have been interpreted by courts and why those interpretations continue to evolve.
Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya Attorney Amy Bowers Co-Authors Article for ABA International Section’s Ethics Committee
Miami, FL | August 16, 2021 – Stumphauzer, Foslid, Sloman, Ross & Kolaya attorney Amy M. Bowers co-authored an article in The Year in Review: An Annual Survey of International Legal Developments and Publication of the American Bar Association International Law Section, which is published in cooperation with Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. The article was submitted to the survey on behalf of the Ethics Committee of the International Section of the American Bar Association, which Amy co-chairs.
Miami, FL | June 1, 2021 – Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya is proud to announce that the firm and three of its lawyers have been recognized by Chambers and Partners, a leading provider of legal research and analysis that identifies top law firms and lawyers across the United States of America. According to its website, Chambers and Partners, a UK-based publisher, selects attorneys and practice areas for inclusion based on confidential, in-depth interviews with thousands of clients and attorneys from across the country.
By Ian Ross and Jorge Perez Santiago
(Originally featured by Law360 at: https://www.law360.com/articles/1358537 )
Over the last two years, plaintiffs have increasingly looked to state courts when filing their consumer protection and privacy putative class actions.
Claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, for example, were once filed almost exclusively in federal court. Now hundreds are brought in state court where plaintiffs can try to avoid the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit precedent that has narrowed the viability of those cases.
More recently, plaintiffs have tested their luck filing class claims based on alleged deceptive emails or data breaches under Florida’s Electronic Mail Communications Act and Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya Partner Michael Nadler Quoted in Daily Business Review Article on Influx of PPP Fraud Cases
Miami, FL | February 12, 2021 – Stumphauzer, Foslid, Sloman, Ross, and Kolaya’s Michael Nadler was quoted in a Daily Business Review article on the anticipated influx of fraud litigation related to the federal government’s second round of Paycheck Protection Program lending.
Miami Herald Reports on $22 Million Proposed Settlement of Whistleblower Lawsuit Against UM Health System
Miami, FL | November 6, 2020 – Stumphauzer, Foslid, Sloman, Ross, and Kolaya’s Jeffrey Sloman was referenced in a Miami Herald article on a proposed $22 million settlement of a whistleblower lawsuit that Sloman filed on behalf of his client Jeffrey Lord against UM Health System.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael B. Nadler Joins Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya as its Newest Partner
Miami, FL | September 14, 2020 – Stumphauzer, Foslid, Sloman, Ross, and Kolaya have announced that Michael B. Nadler, a former Assistant United States Attorney, is joining the firm as a partner. “Michael was a shining star at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and we’re thrilled that he joined our firm. Michael established his own niche, […]
Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya’s Adam Foslid Re-Appointed to Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission
Miami, FL | July 4, 2020 – Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya is proud to announce that that partner Adam Foslid has been re-appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis to the Third District Court of Appeal Judicial Nominating Commission, which selects nominees to fill vacancies on Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. Mr. Foslid was appointed to […]
Miami, FL | June 29, 2020 – Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya is proud to announce that partners Ryan Stumphauzer, Adam Foslid, Ian Ross, and Tim Kolaya have been recognized by their peers in Florida Trend magazine’s 2020 Legal Elite. Additionally, Ian Ross has been recognized as one of Florida Trend magazine’s 2020 “Legal Elite […]