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Sharing Information with Trusted Vendors Does Not Confer Article III Standing for FDCPA Claim

The en banc Eleventh Circuit has issued its third and presumably final opinion in the tortured history of Hunstein v. Preferred Collection & Management Services, Inc., 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 25233 (11th Cir. Sept. 8, 2022).  The court held that the plaintiff failed to allege facts sufficient to establish Article III standing to assert a claim under the Fair Debt Collection Practices...

Rule 11 Motion May Be Filed After Final Judgment, Provided 21-Day Safe Harbor Period Has Run

The Eleventh Circuit recently confirmed that a litigant may file a Rule 11 motion even after final judgment has been entered—notwithstanding arguably contrary language in some of the court’s prior decisions—as long as the 21-day safe harbor period required by the rule has run. Huggins v. Lueder, Larkin & Hunter, LLC, 39 F.4th 1342 (11th Cir. July 12, 2022). The law firm Lueder,...

Court Denies Coverage in Another Covid-19 Case, This Time Under Georgia Law

Recognizing that every federal and state appellate court has held that the presence of Covid-19 does not cause direct physical harm to a business’s property, the Eleventh Circuit has held again—this time under Georgia law—that Covid-related expenses and losses are not covered by a business insurance policy. In Henry’s Louisiana Grill, Inc. v. Allied Insurance Co. of America, 2022 U.S....

“Business Development Managers” Fall Under FLSA Administrative Exemption, Not Entitled to Overtime

In Brown v. Nexus Business Solutions, LLC, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 8777 (11th Cir. Apr. 1, 2022), the Eleventh Circuit held that “business development managers,” tasked with persuading corporate customers to purchase General Motors vehicles for their fleets, are not entitled to overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The business development managers were employed...

Court Vacates Preliminary Injunction Enforcing Non-Disclosure Covenant Where Former Employer Did Not Allege Any Prior Violation and Did Not Establish a Legitimate Business Interest in Customer Relationships

In an appeal of a preliminary injunction, the Eleventh Circuit dismissed part of the appeal as moot while vacating the remaining provisions of the preliminary injunction. Vital Pharm., Inc. v. Alfieri, 2022 U.S. App. LEXIS 1771 (11th Cir. Jan. 20, 2022). Vital Pharmaceuticals, Inc. brought suit against four former employees and a competitor based on certain restrictive covenants in its...

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