Business of Law

Tampa Bay Business Litigation: Servis1st Bank faces lawsuit over Tampa expansion (Centennial Bank)

Mark Zamora passed this along to me – news of a bank based in Alabama:   The complaint alleges that “ServisFirst and its current Tampa Bay senior executive, Bryant, have engaged in a pattern of actionable misconduct, by which Bryant and two other former executives of Centennial, have left their senior positions at Centennial in an orchestrated manner in order to directly compete with Centennial as new employees of ServisFirst.” The lawsuit asks for damages from ServisFirst and from Bryant for interfering with employment agreements and for interfering with the prospective business advantage Centennial expected when it bought Bay Cities, …

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1/2016: My Tampa Bay Lawyer site debuts, www.MyTampaBay.Lawyer Business Litigation Tampa, Pinellas 813.518.1381

Our firm has been working across the Tampa Bay area for several years. We’ve moved, added staff and capabilities.  Our Tampa office in particular handles business disputes: Getting paid for services rendered is vital to corporate survival.  Every business faces the challenge of deciding how to deal with delinquent accounts or customers who are in arrears at a time when these debtors are becoming far savvier at avoiding debt repayment. Under the circumstances, it makes sense for creditors to implement a more aggressive and cost effective business collection approach to combat delinquencies by using an aggressive  Tampa Bay area lawyer skilled …

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Plaintiff must product 1200+ photographs from FB- Nucci v. Target and what it means to Litigation

In Nucci v. Target,  a Florida appellate court ordered a plaintiff to produce photographs from her personal Facebook page.  In this personal injury action, in which the plaintiff claims to have fallen at defendant’s store, the court ruled that “[t]he photographs sought were reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence and Nucci’s privacy interest in them was minimal, if any. Here is the case. Below it, some thoughts:     Nucci Target Social Media Discovery from mzamoralaw What to do? Well, a lawyer should realize that from now on this case is the standard bearer for discovery in the …

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Crowdsourcing Comes to the Booming World of ‘Litigation Finance’

An interesting read from Bloomberg. The article notes: Litigation finance moved in a new direction with the launch of LexShares, a crowdsourcing website backed by Atlas Ventures. Marketed as a populist courtroom ally, LexShares will “provide plaintiffs with equal access to justice and investors with access to a new asset class that is not correlated with broader capital markets,” according to Jay Greenberg, co-founder and chief executive. On its website, LexShares describes a variety of investment opportunities for small-scale financiers who would have to be “qualified” before being allowed to put money into pending suits. One involves a “whistle-blower” case against …

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