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Partner Lauren Johnson Appointed as Vice Chair of Florida Bar Committee

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Rabin Kammerer Johnson congratulates partner Lauren Johnson on her recent appointment as a Vice Chair of the Florida Bar’s Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee (JNPC). Lauren was appointed Vice Chair by the Florida Bar’s incoming President, Scott Westheimer, to serve the JNPC in a leadership role. The JNPC exists to assist the Governor with presenting… Read More »

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History of the Public Disclosure Bar in the Eleventh Circuit and Determining a Proper Burden-Shifting Framework

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

In 1986, Congress amended the False Claims Act (the “Act”) by adding the public disclosure bar.[1] Congress enacted this bar with the goal of balancing the prevention of parasitic actions based on publicly available information and the encouragement of individuals bringing qui tam actions.[2] The original version of the public disclosure stated: (A) No… Read More »

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Firm Partner Adam Rabin is Inducted into the 2023 Legal Elite “Hall of Fame”

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

For 20 years, Florida Trend magazine has rated Florida’s best lawyers statewide in its annual ranking of Florida’s “Legal Elite.” Several years ago, Florida Trend created a new category, the Legal Elite “Hall of Fame” for lawyers whose peers consistently ranked them over the years as a top lawyer in Florida. In 2023, Rabin… Read More »

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Adobe Inc. and U.S. Department of Justice Settle False Claims Act Case for $3 Million

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

On April 13, 2023, the United States Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) announced it reached a settlement with Adobe Inc. (“Adobe”) whereby Adobe agreed to pay $3 million to resolve False Claims Act allegations made against it by former Adobe insiders.[1] These allegations centered on Adobe making payments “in violation of the Anti-Kickback Act… Read More »

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New Rules for Old Business? How to Determine if Newly Enacted Statutes Will Be Retroactively Applied

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Everyday, federal and state legislators consider and enact statutes that change the rules governing business relationships between parties. While many believe these statutes only impact conduct that occurs following the statute’s effective date, sometimes this is not the case. Rather, a statute may operate retroactively, thus impacting conduct and transactions that transpired prior to… Read More »

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LAUREN JOHNSON TO RECEIVE PBCFAWL’S JUDGE MEENU SASSER OUTSTANDING YOUNG LAWYER AWARD

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Rabin Kammerer Johnson congratulates partner Lauren Johnson on receiving the Judge Meenu Sasser Outstanding Young Lawyer Award from FAWL’s Palm Beach County Chapter. The award is given each year to a young lawyer who has shown exceptional effort and commitment to FAWL’s mission of promoting gender equality and the advancement of women through the… Read More »

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RKJ IS GROWING

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Jennifer Rabin joined the firm in November 2021, initially to assist with the administrative transition from McCabe Rabin to Rabin Kammerer Johnson (RKJ). The firm recently elevated her to the position of Chief Administrative Officer. Before joining the firm, Jennifer practiced law as an attorney for 27 years. Jennifer most recently practiced intellectual property… Read More »

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RKJ Prevails on Behalf of Manufacturer of Self-Brewing Equipment Against Claims for Violations of Florida Securities Laws and Fraud

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Adam Rabin and Lauren Johnson, with its co-counsel Fred Cunningham and Matthew Christ, recently secured the dismissal of securities registration and fraud claims asserted against its client, third-party defendant Brew First, Inc. (“Brew First”), which is a manufacturer of kegs and tap machines that allow customers to brew their own beer, hard seltzer, and… Read More »

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Florida Appellate Court Grants Dismissal of Appeal in Favor of Firm Client

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Rabin Kammerer Johnson announces the favorable conclusion of a recent appeal in the Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal (“Fourth DCA”), Standing Up for Florida, Inc. v. Wendy Sartory Link, in Her Official Capacity as the Supervisor of Elections of Palm Beach Cty., Fla., Case No. 4D22-0211. The case was originally filed in the… Read More »

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Lauren Johnson Appointed to Serve on UF Law Alumni Council

By Rabin Kammerer Johnson |

Partner Lauren Johnson has been selected to serve a 5-year term on the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Law Alumni Council (“LAC”). The new LAC members were chosen from a group of distinguished UF Law alumni to serve and help continue the leadership traditions of the University of Florida. The LAC exists to support… Read More »

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