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  • CNNThis university is removing a statue of its slave-owning founderCNNIn addition to the statue's relocation, Thrasher approved seeking the removal of a pro-segregation Florida Supreme Court justice's name from the campus' law school building. However, Thrasher did not accept a third recommendation to change the name of ...Florida St […]
    Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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  • Cryptocurrencies — An Overview of the Legal Landscape, The Risks of Investing, and the Future of the Markets – Part 1The National Law ReviewCentra Tech, in the Southern District of Florida. In it, a Magistrate Judge has recommend that the tokens issued in by Centra Tech—CTRs—were, in fact, ... For instance, in South Korea, although regulatory offic […]
    Wed, Jul 18, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Lien rights of contractors, subcontractors and suppliers of materials under Florida lawLexologyHome renovations and repairs is big business in Florida, especially in densely populated south Florida where it seems that every available square foot of property is occupied by a residence or commercial building. That said, it is important to ... […]
    Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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  • Fox 4Florida deputies tell man to leave portion of public beach for ... - Fox 4Fox 4SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. — A Walton County man says a private property owner called deputies on him two days in a row for sitting on a stretch of sand ...Florida deputies tell man to leave portion of public beach for trespassing following new beach lawWKBW-TVall 4 new […]
    Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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  • Orlando Weekly (blog)Brown, Clark among Florida Public Service Commission finalists headed to ScottOrlando Weekly (blog)Rick Scott, with the list including two commissioners seeking reappointment to the panel that regulates utilities such as Florida Power & Light, Duke Energy Florida, Gulf Power and Tampa Electric Co. The Public ... “For someon […]
    Wed, Jul 18, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Boca RatonHere Comes the Sun?Boca Raton“Lots of people have gotten solar because they've seen it on my house,” he says. Stoddard is ... in Florida. According to the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association, more than $2 million has been invested in solar energy statewide, resulting in 8 ... […]
    Wed, Jul 18, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • FlaglerLive.comWednesday Briefing: Live Bombing, Happy Birthday Bob Cuff, Tourism Grants, Docks for Marineland, Trump OopsFlaglerLive.comCollective Bargaining Contract Negotiations between Flagler County Professional Firefighters Association, the firefighters' union, and Flagler County government, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. in the Administration […]
    Wed, Jul 18, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • Sunburn — The morning read of what's hot in Florida politics — 7.18.18Florida Politics (blog)“Scott: 'I disagree with the president' on Vladimir Putin” via Scott Powers of Florida Politics — In a campaign stop for his drive to become Florida's next U.S. senator, Scott sought to put daylight between himself and Trump, saying he d […]
    Wed, Jul 18, 2018
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  • WSMV NashvilleNew Florida law changes beach access in the Panhandle - WSMV ...WSMV NashvilleIf you're heading to the Florida Panhandle this summer, you may notice some of the beaches you once enjoyed are now off-limits.New Florida law changes beach access in the PanhandleWMC Action News 5VIDEO: Deputies tell man to leave portion of public beac […]
    Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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  • Sun SentinelNet neutrality debate could strike a blow to Florida's economy, local job creation | OpinionSun SentinelRather than embrace a return to the internet's original “light touch” style of regulation formed during the Clinton administration, some members of Congress recently launched a Congressional Review Act (CRA) process, an ill- […]
    Tue, Jul 17, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Florida Politics (blog)Panel sends Rick Scott six finalists for PSC vacanciesFlorida Politics (blog)Monica Rutkowski is a regulatory and compliance consultant in Tallahassee specializing in health care and insurance, and has served at a high level in the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation. She is president of MER/Risk and Regulatory Compliance  […]
    Tue, Jul 17, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Florida Politics (blog)Trump power: DeSantis surges past Putnam — Why Scott's checkbook worries Dems — Hurchalla loses her car — FL ...PoliticoTwo very different answers from Florida Trump supporters. Guess which one has a GOP primary next month. TRUMP POWER — “Trump endorsement powers DeSantis edge in Florida governor's race,” by POLITIC […]
    Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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  • Palm Beach PostCustomary use battle reaches boiling point on one Florida beachPalm Beach PostHow it works: Will July 1 Florida law restrict your beach access? Homeowners in the Vizcaya neighborhood have been perhaps the most vocal supporters of the new law in Walton County, and Bill Hackmeyer, a property owner and Homeowners Association ...and more […]
    Tue, Jul 17, 2018
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  • ABC Action NewsGrandparent fights to change Florida law about grandchild visitation rightsABC Action NewsPASCO COUNTY, Fla. — One Pasco County woman is trying to change Florida law after learning she has no rights to see her grandchild after her daughter's tragic death. "She just had a shining about her," said Tina Sessa when talking […]
    Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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  • Orlando Weekly (blog)Video shows Florida cops struggling to explain Rick Scott's incredibly vague public beach lawOrlando Weekly (blog)Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order telling authorities not to enforce his own dumb law limiting public beach access, and now, a video shows just how confusing this whole thing really i […]
    Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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  • PoliticoGraham's abortion shift — Scott, the NRA and OnMessage — Putin's Florida GOP helpers — Who is America, Matt Gaetz?PoliticoAlso, today marks the first day that California billionaire Tom Steyer's progressive NextGen group officially activates its 50 paid field staffers and 620 volunteers in Florida to organize full time for Ta […]
    Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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  • WPECOn tap in The Capital: Monday, July 16, 2018WPEC(NSF) — JUDGE WEIGHS EARLY VOTING CASE: U.S. District Judge Mark Walker will hold a hearing in a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters of Florida and other plaintiffs who argue early voting sites should be allowed on state university and college ... […]
    Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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  • Sarasota Herald-TribuneEditorial: Gigs and garlandsSarasota Herald-TribuneDuring 2017 some in media and politics batted around the idea of decentralizing the federal government. For instance, Richard Florida, an editor at The Atlantic, recommended moving the National Weather Service from the Washington, D.C., area to New ... […]
    Mon, Jul 16, 2018
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  • The News HeraldRoll CallThe News HeraldEXPANSION OF `UNFUNDED MANDATES' LAW: Voting 230 for and 168 against, the House on July 13 passed a bill (HR 50) that would expand an anti-regulatory law requiring the government to limit, or at least keep track of, the compliance costs that federal ...and more » […]
    Sun, Jul 15, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • Tallahassee.comFlorida government should not overreach with occupational licenses | OpinionTallahassee.comIn this arena Florida has succeeded — not because of its regulatory system, but despite it. Recent studies from the Institute for Justice and the Institute for Law and Liberty – complemented by a 2018 policy study from the James Madison Institu […]
    Sun, Jul 15, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • WJXT News4JAXSeen post about a new Florida law? It isn't trueWJXT News4JAXA post circulating on Facebook has some Florida drivers confused -- because it's not true. The post claims that Florida just passed a law that would allow law enforcement to ticket anyone they see driving with a cellphone in their hand. It said ... […]
    Sun, Jul 15, 2018
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  • PoliticoNelson's cash haul and Cortez Masto event — Jamal is coming — Pelosi stumps with Lawson — Gun group spooks ...PoliticoBIG YET SMALL — The nearly $4.4 million Nelson raised (with $13.7 million cash on hand) is the most the Democrat ever scored in a quarter since joining the Senate in 2001. ... The brainchild of political hellraiser/head […]
    Fri, Jul 13, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • NBC 6 South FloridaFlorida Gov. Signs Order Attempting to End Confusion Over New Beach Access LawNBC 6 South FloridaFlorida Gov. Rick Scott signed an executive order Thursday responding to confusion over a new Florida law, and he's making it clear that it doesn't make public beaches private. A law that went into effect July 1 makes clear […]
    Fri, Jul 13, 2018
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  • Tampabay.comFlorida's politicians use slimy algae to muddy each otherTampabay.comBut environmentalists blame Scott for siding with polluters and loosening Florida's water regulations. They point to legislation he signed in 2012 that repealed a state law mandating that septic tanks receive regular inspections to ensure they're not ... […]
    Thu, Jul 12, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • PoliticoFlorida's Russia investments — Scott's $10.7 million quarter — Gun woes drag on for Putnam — 'Trade War' come ...PoliticoRUSSIAN ROI — “Florida pension investments flow to Russian companies targeted by Trump administration,” by POLITICO Florida's Matt Dixon: Florida's massive public pension fund includes $160 m […]
    Mon, Jul 09, 2018
    Source: Florida House & Senate via Google News
  • WFTV OrlandoFlorida's new laws that took effect July 1 (and one law that didn't)WFTV OrlandoState Symbols: The Loggerhead Turtle permanently becomes the official state saltwater reptile and the Florida Cracker Horse (Marshtackie) the official state horse. Florida Cracker Cattle has also been designated as the official state heritage cattl […]
    Mon, Jul 02, 2018
    Source: Florida Regulatory via Google News
  • FOX 13 News, Tampa BayNew Florida laws: Marriage age, opioids, mugshotsFOX 13 News, Tampa Bay(AP) - Most new laws approved during Florida's recent legislative session take effect Sunday, July 1 with the start of the state's fiscal year. The new statutes ... It also provides some regulatory waivers for certain military-related professional […]
    Sat, Jun 30, 2018
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Recent Firm News & Events

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Panza Maurer Attorneys Virginia Dailey & Samantha Evans Published in Florida Bar Journal Fall 2017 Edition

Invoking “the Rule” in Administrative Proceedings: Florida Industrial Power Users Group v. Art Graham The Florida Bar recently published its September/October 2017 edition of the Florida Bar Journal, which contains an article written by Panza Maurer attorneys, Virginia Dailey and Samantha Evans. The article focuses on the applicability of the rule of witness sequestration in…

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Justin Senior Named Secretary of Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA)

Justin Senior, was named Secretary of Agency for Healthcare Administration, (AHCA).  Governor Rick Scott’s office confirmed the appointment after Justin Senior served as interim secretary for nearly four months.  Senior had been the agency’s deputy secretary for Medicaid since 2011.  The agency focuses heavily on running the state’s Medicaid program.  Former Panza Maurer healthcare Associate,Senior…

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Equality Florida honors Broward County Mayor, Martin Kiar

On August 22, 2016, managing partner Susan Maurer of Fort Lauderdale’s Panza, Mauer & Maynard was accompanied by firm attorneys Angelina Gonzalez (healthcare) and Krista Marti (education) to a ceremony honoring Broward County Mayor Martin Kiar for his commitment to the South Florida LGBT community.

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On September 21st, 2016, Panza Maurer Attorneys attended the Broward County Chapter of the Red Cross for the Dine & Dock VIP Celebrity Auction and 2016 Humanitarian Awards at the Hyatt Pier 66.  All proceeds raised from the event benefit the American Red Cross aiding in our response to local disasters, ranging from home fires that affect a single family to hurricanes that affect tens of thousands. In these events, the Red Cross provides shelter, food, and comfort to assist families and entire communities in their time of need.

The  Advisory Board for the Upsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega at the University of Miami selects Attorney Elizabeth Pedersen to serve on it’s Advisory  Board.  In June of 2016, Ms. Pedersen attended the group’s bi-annual National Convention in Orlando, Florida to elect national officers and conduct organization business.  The four day convention also included leadership training in team project engeament and delegation, mentoring, and social media pitfalls on collegiate campuses, amongst other topics.  Ms. Pedersen chooses to serve on the advisory board as an opportunity to mentor and contribute to the educational and personal growth of collegiate women.  Ms. Pedersen was initiated into Chi Omega at the Tulane University in 1997.

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Angelina Gonzalez and Susan Maurer attended the Broward County Medical Association (BCMA) Women Physicians Networking Event on May 11, 2016. Mrs. Maurer was the featured speaker.  As Chair of the ALA Women’s Cabinet Turquoise Takeover, she spoke to the women physicians about the American Lung Association’s national women’s Lung Health week and the Turquoise Takeover awareness campaign.

Pictured are Dana Wallace, MD, with Susan Maurer and Angelina Gonzalez.

Photo by Kevin Lane.

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Attorneys Greg McDermott and Suzie Maurer attended the annual NSU Alvin Sherman Library Gala with library president and firm attorney, Larry Maurer.  Greg McDermott chairs the Young Professionals Division for the library.

The Circle of Friends hosted the evening with cocktails and dinner, great food, music, prizes and great company to benefit the NSU Alvin Sherman Library. All proceeds benefited the NSU Alvin Sherman Library.

 

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The Turquoise Takeover campaign of the American Lung Association had its annual luncheon to kickoff national Women’s Lung Health Week on Tuesday, May 10th.  One of the featured speakers, Jacqueline Redmond, a local lung cancer patient of VITAS Healthcare, shared her compelling story of resolve, determination and hope.

Pictured are Kevin Boyd, Jacqueline Redmond, Susan Maurer, Chair, Turquoise Takeover, and Dr. David Perloff, President of the Broward County Medical Association Foundation.

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Susan & Laurence Maurer attended Equality Florida 2016 Tallahassee Gala at the Mission San Luis on April 23rd.  State House Representative Alan B. Williams was honored at the annual Tallahassee Gala, that included a state of the State address.

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LUNG FORCE Kick-Off

Susan and Laurence Maurer attended the LUNG FORCE Kick-Off event on April 12th at 15th Street Fisheries, in advance of National Women’s Lung Health Week scheduled from May 9th to 13th.   The American Lung Association LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover is a lung cancer awareness campaign designed to make lung cancer a national priority and…

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Laurence and Susan Maurer volunteered on March 6th at NSU Alvin Sherman Library for the fourth annual SeussFest 2016.  The festival introduces more than 2000 young children to the magic of books and reading.

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Krista Marti was elected President elect of the Broward Young Democrats at their meeting held on March 14, 2016.

2015 ChildNet Holiday Giving Event

2015 ChildNet Holiday Giving Event

Panza Maurer is a proud sponsor and continues its more than 20 year participation in ChildNet’s annual holiday giving event. Each year ChildNet reaches out to the community during the holidays to provide gifts to children who would otherwise not have a gift to open. Panza Maurer wishes the children of ChildNet, and children everywhere, a safe…

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Molly and Edward Ugo joined Susan Horovitz Maurer to ring the bell for the Salvation Army at one of Fort Lauderdale’s longest running holiday traditions event, the 53rd annual “Christmas on Las Olas” on December 1st.

Contributions made to the Salvation Army Red Kettle enable the organization to provide food, toys and clothing to over 6 million people during the Christmas season.  The donations help more than 34 million Americans recovering from all kinds of personal disasters nationwide, and continues the Salvation Army’s year-round effort to help those who would otherwise be forgotten.

The Red Kettle campaign first started in San Francisco in 1891, and has traditionally been the Salvation Army’s most prominent fund-raiser.

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The Florida Bar Health Law Section recently released its September-October 2015 Health Law Update which contained an article published by Panza Maurer Associate, Jamie B. Gelfman.  Jamie’s article, located in the Health Information Technology section, was entitled “DHHS Office for Civil Rights Confirms Second Phase of HIPAA Compliance Audits to Commence Early 2016.”

In particular, the article highlights the OIG’s recent criticism of the OCR with respect to its enforcement and oversight of covered entities’ compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Rule.  The article details the findings of the OIG’s September 2015 report, which concluded that the OCR had failed to adequately implement the required audit program mandated under Section 13411 of the HITECH Act, and that the OCR’s oversight activities were primarily reactive in investigating possible HIPAA noncompliance.  As a result, and as further explained in the article, the Director of the OCR announced that the second phase of OCR audits will commence in early 2016, which will focus, among other areas, on high-risk areas to the security of protected health information and on pervasive non-compliance based upon findings of the OCR’s first phase of audits.

 

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Susan Horovitz Maurer offered introductory comments to kick off State Attorney Michael J. Satz‘s re-election campaign.  Pictured are Benjamin Bean, Mike Satz, Susan Maurer and Krista Marti.

Mike Satz was first elected as State Attorney for the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit of Broward County in 1976.  He has been re-elected ten times since. Mike Satz continues to personally prosecute homicide and other violent crime cases, while overseeing a staff of more than 500 employees, including 215 attorneys.

In fiscal year 2013-14, the Broward State Attorney’s Office filed more than 14,000 felony cases, and more than 49,000 misdemeanor cases.

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