January 15, 2004 Regular News Bar sections adopt legislative positions Bar sections adopt legislative positions The Real Property Probate and Trust Law Section has added nine legislative positions to its lobbying agenda, while the Family Law and Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law sections have added one each.The positions were reviewed and authorized by the Bar Board of Governors at its December meeting.Under Bar rules, sections are given wide latitude on lobbying issues, but the board reviews the positions to ensure they meet broad guidelines and don’t conflict with Bar-wide legislative activities.RPPTL positions authorized include:• Amending F.S. §733.212 to include deadlines for filing a claim to exempt property and for filing an election for an elective share.• Repealing F.S. §734.1025 because the dollar amount for summary administrations has been increased in F.S. §§735.201-2068, making the first law duplicative. The section also said the second set of laws has better procedures for notifying creditors.• Amending several statutes and creating a new one to allow a court-appointed guardian to contest a ward’s revocable trust or trust amendment if the court has found that appears to be in the ward’s best interest. The section said that would protect incapacitated persons from loss or harm from an ongoing trust which is invalid due to fraud, duress, mistakes, or other problems.• Amending F.S. §201.02 to clarify when the documentary stamp tax applies in real estate transactions.• Clarifying F.S. §689.07 that when a deed is given to a trustee who is also part of a trust that the deed does not convey the title to the trustee personally. The change is needed to correct a recent contrary interpretation by a bankruptcy court.• Fixing glitches in F.S. §558, which sets out an alternative dispute resolution method of fixing construction defects. The section said the law, while well-intentioned, is difficult to comply with and has vague provisions.• Supporting legislation that gives condominium associations more governing flexibility, including on leasing restrictions, but also ensures that buyers are informed of restrictions and other covenants.• Transferring F.S. §§689.02 and 689.265 to F.S. Ch. 720 to eliminate confusion on whether those sections apply to properties other than residential parcels in communities as defined in Ch. 720.• Opposing proposed F.S. §518.117, which would alter the fundamental duties of loyalty and full and fair disclosure of trustees solely for the pecuniary benefit of corporate fiduciaries.The Family Law Section was authorized to seek amendments to F.S. Chs. 61 and 742 to clarify that judges can retroactively modify temporary support orders, even without a showing of a substantial change in circumstances.The board also ratified a resolution from the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section supporting full funding of arts and arts education programs in Florida.
Source: BBC Real Madrid have signed striker Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt for an undisclosed fee, subject to a medical.The 21-year-old Serbia international has agreed a six-year deal with Zinedine Zidane’s side.Jovic only joined Eintracht on a permanent deal in April, when they activated a clause following a two-year loan spell from Benfica.The forward – who has four caps for Serbia – scored 27 goals in 48 games for the German club this season.He was also named in Uefa’s Europa League squad of the season after scoring 10 goals on their run to the semi-finals, where they lost on penalties to eventual winners Chelsea.While both clubs have decided to keep the fee secret, it is widely reported to be in excess of £50m.Frankfurt are thought to have paid about £6.2m (7m euros) for him in April.