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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • May 5

    Dismissal of Cavalry Debt Collection Lawsuit

    Dismissal of Cavalry Debt Collection Lawsuit
    Our client was a defendant in a lawsuit filed against them by the law firm of Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L.  Attorney Dana M. Stern was the lead attorney who represented Cavalry SPV l, LLC, as Assignee of Citibank, N. A.  We were…
  • May 3

    Car Dealer Settles Auto Fraud Claim

    Car Dealer Settles Auto Fraud Claim
    Shortly after purchasing a used car, our client experienced several significant problems with it.  Despite our client’s attempts to resolve this with the dealer, the car was repossessed, and our client did not receive a refund of…
  • May 2

    Taras Rudnitsky Appointed to Consumer Protection Law Committee

    Taras Rudnitsky Appointed to Consumer Protection Law Committee
    We are proud to announce that the Florida Bar has appointed Taras Rudnitsky to serve on its Consumer Protection Law Committee.  The mission of the committee is to educate consumers and others about Florida’s consumer protection…
Rank this Week: 51

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • May 22

    Drug Mules Used Costa Cruise Ships to Smuggle Cocaine

    Drug Mules Used Costa Cruise Ships to Smuggle Cocaine
    For a two year period from 2012 to 2014, as many as thirty-four people who posed as cruise ship passengers on Costa ships participated in a smuggling network that transported hashish from Morocco to Brazil and cocaine from South America…
  • May 20

    Cocaine-Smuggling Princess Crew Members Escape Jail Time

    Cocaine-Smuggling Princess Crew Members Escape Jail Time
    Canadian news stations have identified the three crew members from the Island Princess who were arrested last week for smuggling drugs into Vancouver, as we mentioned in a prior article.  CTV News Vancouver identified three…
  • May 18

    A Race to the Bottom? Cruise Lines Seek Reduction of Harbor Pilot's Compensation

    A Race to the Bottom? Cruise Lines Seek Reduction of Harbor Pilot's Compensation
    The safe operation of a cruise ship to and from the port of Miami depends in large part on someone who few cruise passengers will ever meet - a pilot from the Biscayne Bay Pilots. Cruise ships, tankers and cargo ships are all piloted in and…
Rank this Week: 63

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 107

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • May 22

    Arizona Insurers Reminded to Provide Timely and Specific Notice of Coverage Change

    Arizona Insurers Reminded to Provide Timely and Specific Notice of Coverage Change
    Last week, the Arizona Department of Insurance issued the first Regulatory Bulletin of 2017.1 The Bulletin reminded property insurance carriers that, pursuant to A.R.S. § 20-1677, they must provide their policyholders with written notice…
  • May 21

    More on the Ripeness of Bad Faith in First-Party Property Cases in Florida

    More on the Ripeness of Bad Faith in First-Party Property Cases in Florida
    As a follow up to my colleague, Shaun Marker’s series, In Florida, An Appraisal Award May Be A Final Determination Of Liability For A Bad Faith Case, posted August 30, September 8, and September 15, 2014, I wanted to take a moment…
  • May 20

    Repair or Replacement Cost as a Measure of Indemnity in New York

    Repair or Replacement Cost as a Measure of Indemnity in New York
    Recently we received a request from a reader inquiring as to who has the responsibility to determine whether a sustained covered loss to a dwelling can be repaired or must be replaced? We always urge a thorough reading of the policy first, to…
Rank this Week: 162

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • May 23

    Two Texas Retirees Reportedly Sue LPL Financial and Former Broker for $1 Million

    Two Texas Retirees Reportedly Sue LPL Financial and Former Broker for $1 Million
    Former clients of LPL Financial are fighting the firm and their broker, Jason N. Anderson in Beaumont, Texas. Plaintiffs Elijah Denson and Olan Weeks of Beaumont, Texas, seek more than $1 million in damages on behalf of “hundreds”…
  • May 23

    American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III Tender Offer

    American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III Tender Offer
    Recovery of Losses in American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III Are you concerned about your investment losses in American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust III? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help by filing a FINRA…
  • May 22

    Gentry Mills Capital GMI-ES 14 LP Investor Alert

    Gentry Mills Capital GMI-ES 14 LP Investor Alert
    Recovery of GMI-ES 14 LP Investment Losses Have you suffered investment losses investing in GMI-ES 14 LP? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by filing a FINRA Dispute Resolution claim against the brokerage…
Rank this Week: 169

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • May 22

    Weekend Accidents on South Florida Waters Leave 11 People Hospitalized

    Weekend Accidents on South Florida Waters Leave 11 People Hospitalized
    On Sunday, three boating incidents in the waters of Broward and Miami-Dade left a total of 11 people hospitalized. Just after midnight Sunday morning, two boats collided in the Intracoastal Waterway sending four people to the hospital, two of…
  • May 20

    University of Miami Graduate, 22 Dies in Airboat Accident in Everglade

    University of Miami Graduate, 22 Dies in Airboat Accident in Everglade
    Elizabeth Goldenberg-22, her parents, and sister were participating in an airboat tour operated by The River of Grass Adventures when the airboat they were riding in stopped suddenly throwing them and the captain of the boat off the airboat.…
  • May 15

    Court Finds Injured Yacht Captain Properly Alleged Jones Act Seaman Statu

    Court Finds Injured Yacht Captain Properly Alleged Jones Act Seaman Statu
    An interesting case has been decided as to whether a pleasure yacht captain properly alleged Jones Act seaman status entitling him to seek damages under the federal personal injury statute as well as the maritime law maintenance and cure…
Rank this Week: 172

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 15

    Drunk Driver Hits 5 Students At Florida School Bus Stop – 1 Killed

    Drunk Driver Hits 5 Students At Florida School Bus Stop – 1 Killed
    A suspected drunken driver hit five middle school students as they walked home from the bus stop last month. One student later died of his injuries. A witness at the scene pointed out the car that had allegedly just crashed into the children.…
  • May 9

    ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules Asks Court to Drop Charges Related to Deadly Crash

    ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules Asks Court to Drop Charges Related to Deadly Crash
    Chris Soules is asking an Iowa district court to drop charges related to his leaving the scene of a deadly April 24 crash with a tractor, saying he did everything he was supposed to do under the law. The former ‘Bachelor’ star…
  • May 2

    Ruling: Court Fees and Restitution Should be Returned when Criminal Convictions are Overturned

    Ruling: Court Fees and Restitution Should be Returned when Criminal Convictions are Overturned
    When a criminal conviction is invalidated on appeal, the state is obligated to refund fees, court costs and restitution paid by the defendant, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month. In Nelson V. Colorado, a violation of due process rights…
Rank this Week: 224

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    MOVIN ON UP

    MOVIN ON UP
    Your Circuit Court nominees courtesy of the JNC (motto "We shall nominate no judge, before their time....unless the federalist society tells us to.")JNC - Press Release (Circuit Court) Nominations (1) by Rumpole21 on ScribdSite Feed
  • May 22

    A BIG NOT GUILTY

    A BIG NOT GUILTY
    It was a big case. A big, weird case. So naturally, it was in Broweird. Here's one headline: Man who claimed girlfriend accidentally choked during oral sex found not guilty of murder. Check out the story…
  • May 21

    DIARY OF AN ARABIAN PRESIDENT

    DIARY OF AN ARABIAN PRESIDENT
    Dear Diary: I'm in Arabia! And life is grand. Landed after a long flight. (Memo to self- complain about travel times to air force guys. We can speed this up.)Everyone on the flight was tense. Special prosecutor stuff. I've about had it…
Rank this Week: 251

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 281

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    11th Circuit rules that dogs aren't people

    11th Circuit rules that dogs aren't people
    Uh oh... get ready for the hate mail. How could you rule that dogs aren't people? Judge Rosenbaum starts off this entertaining qualified immunity case like this:In history and literature, the name “Draco” has been associated…
  • May 22

    You be the judge -- Anthony Weiner

    You be the judge -- Anthony Weiner
    You be the judge -- former Congressman and Huma's husband Anthony Weiner pleaded guilty to a count of transferring obscene material to a minor. It carries a maximum sentence of 10 years. His guidelines are 135 months at the low end. The…
  • May 19

    Who could read all of this?

    Who could read all of this?
    The 11th Circuit issued 284 pages of en banc opinions in the smoking cases, including Tjoflat's 225+ page (!!) dissent. I couldn't bear to read it all, but the Daily Report has this initial summary:The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh…
Rank this Week: 274

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • May 16

    Florida Supreme Court Gives Final Word on Bartram and Foreclosure Refiling

    Florida Supreme Court Gives Final Word on Bartram and Foreclosure Refiling
    Last fall, we discussed the Florida Supreme Court’s decision in the Bartam case relating to foreclosure lawsuit deadlines Our article explains in detail the Supreme court’s opinion and it’s practical effect on foreclosures…
  • May 2

    What Does The 2017 FHFA Foreclosure Prevention Report Means For Florida Homeowners?

    What Does The 2017 FHFA Foreclosure Prevention Report Means For Florida Homeowners?
    It is important for Florida homeowners to be aware of their rights when it comes to their residential real estate. After all, it is likely the largest investment most Americans will make in their lifetime. It’s a key motivation for our…
  • Apr 18

    Payment Defense to Foreclosure

    Payment Defense to Foreclosure
    In Florida, when a lender files a foreclosure lawsuit, the lender must prove that a homeowner has breached his or her obligations under the note and/or mortgage. In turn, a homeowner has the right to raise defenses that defeat or otherwise…
Rank this Week: 311

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://www.lipcon.com/blog/feed/
  • May 29

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger

    Norovirus Goes Airborne: What this Could Mean for Cruise Lines and Passenger
    Norovirus is serious news for the cruise industry. Every year, the virus sickens roughly 20 million people and ruins cruise vacations for countless travelers. The virus is notorious for affecting enclosed populations, which is why it spreads…
  • May 27

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver
    Thinking about cruising anytime soon? If so, you’re not alone. Summer is quickly approaching, which means that kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to take a family vacation. Naturally, a cruise is one of the top types…
  • May 26

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 286

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 292

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Construction Site Catches Fire a Second Time

    Construction Site Catches Fire a Second Time
    A construction site on San Pablo Avenue between Oakland and Emeryville caught fire on Saturday, May 13. The fire broke out in the mixed-use apartment complex around 5 a.m. and took about 100 hours to control. Both the Oakland Fire Department…
  • May 19

    Street Racing Causes Accident in California

    Street Racing Causes Accident in California
    In mid-May, a pair of Mustangs raced down 25th Street in Palmdale, California, when they encountered an intersection. Because the vehicles were moving so fast, they were unable to stop. One mustang lost control after the driver slammed on the…
  • May 17

    UTIs a Sign of Elder Neglect and Abuse

    UTIs a Sign of Elder Neglect and Abuse
    Urinary tract infections can pose a serious threat to the health of an elderly individual. While both men and women may get a UTI once or a few times throughout their lives, this infection should be caught as early as possible and treated…
Rank this Week: 356

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    I LOVE Mondays!

    I LOVE Mondays!
    See I was going to retire this crap show.Do something productive, change the world.At least stop noodling around old Maude videos, that sort of thing.But then Trump etc. so here we are.Oh well, I gotta be me.Yet I'm grateful for this Monday…
  • May 19

    Judges Don't Like Things Too Complicated Friday!

    Judges Don't Like Things Too Complicated Friday!
    That's why the Florida Supreme Court, in its infinite wisdom (do NOT spit-take!), has decided to clarify that judges now have only one ethics rule to follow. That makes it a lot easier on those poor judges with all those high-faluting "moral…
  • May 18

    Say Hi to Barnaby "Very Poor Example " Min!!

    Say Hi to Barnaby "Very Poor Example " Min!!
    Min offered what he prefaced as a “very poor example” to illustrate the legal issue with allowing pot shops.“If the city of Miami for some infinite, god-forbidden reason thought having sex with a child was a great way to…
Rank this Week: 418

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • May 22

    10 Safety Tips for New Motorcycle Rider

    10 Safety Tips for New Motorcycle Rider
    Florida Motorcycle Rider Injury Lawyer Motorcycles are supposed to be fun and exciting. Most people buy a bike because they want to enjoy the open road, the wind in their hair, and freedom. Unfortunately, motorcycles are extremely dangerous…
  • May 19

    What Families Should Do To Prevent Elderly Relatives From Being In A Car Accident In Florida

    What Families Should Do To Prevent Elderly Relatives From Being In A Car Accident In Florida
    The post What Families Should Do To Prevent Elderly Relatives From Being In A Car Accident In Florida appeared first on David M. Benenfeld.
  • May 15

    What Factors Determine the Value of Bodily Injury?

    What Factors Determine the Value of Bodily Injury?
    The most common question that our law firm receives is how much an injury claim is worth. Unfortunately, the answer is not that simple. Many factors go into determining the final amount of a bodily injury claim. Often, it is more complicated…
Rank this Week: 425

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 20

    Police officer’s stop of a driver for a partially obscure license plate upheld following fourth amendment challenge

    Police officer’s stop of a driver for a partially obscure license plate upheld following fourth amendment challenge
    McCullough was arrested and convicted for marijuana distribution. His conviction was affirmed in United States v. McCullough. This is how the facts unfold. He was initially pulled over by an Alabama police officer for driving with a partially…
  • May 15

    Convictions for massive federal Medicare fraud upheld

    Convictions for massive federal Medicare fraud upheld
      In United States v. Bergman the defendants were convicted following a jury trial of conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud, paying bribes and kickbacks in connection with a federal health care benefit program. Bergman was…
  • May 8

    New sentencing ordered where officer gave false testimony at trial

    New sentencing ordered where officer gave false testimony at trial
    In this appeal the court of appeals reversed a federal court’s order denying the defendant’s motion to vacate his sentence pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2255.  In Phillips v U.S., the defendant had been charged with…
Rank this Week: 493

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 457

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 17

    Can a Creditor Report a Debt Barred by the Statute of Limitations?

    Can a Creditor Report a Debt Barred by the Statute of Limitations?
    Negative information on your credit report can make a big impact on your financial well-being. It can disqualify you from obtaining home mortgages and car loans, cause your interest rates to soar and may even keep you from getting the job you…
  • Apr 25

    Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying my Debt?

    Can I Go to Jail for Not Paying my Debt?
    It is quite unusual to go to jail for an unpaid debt. Debtors’ prisons were abolished in the 19th century in the United States, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibits debt collectors from threatening you with criminal…
  • Apr 11

    Will Bankruptcy Stop an IRS Garnishment?

    Will Bankruptcy Stop an IRS Garnishment?
    Falling on hard times financially can also lead to falling behind on your taxes. When your tax debt becomes extremely delinquent, the IRS may issue a garnishment on your wages. This garnishment, or levy, allows the IRS to take part of your…
Rank this Week: 378

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 17

    Shoplifting Grand Theft Conviction Reversed

    Shoplifting Grand Theft Conviction Reversed
    Not everyone involved in law enforcement is super eager to charge someone with a crime.  A cop friend of mine rarely arrests folks on drug charges, he just brings them to a toilet and lets the citizen witness the flushing of the…
  • Apr 26

    Changing Residence Without Permission Leads to VOP

    Changing Residence Without Permission Leads to VOP
    (I know, the title of this article couldn’t be more exciting, sorry, my creative title juices are not flowing at the moment.) How hard is it to prove a negative?  Urban myth claims that “you can’t prove a…
  • Mar 28

    How Past Drug Use Can Become a Current Possession Charge

    How Past Drug Use Can Become a Current Possession Charge
    A couple of articles back, I ranted about cops trumping up charges.  Yes, my outrage can get boring at times, as it seems everyone is outraged over something.  That being said, getting pissed off about something is a fine cure for…
Rank this Week: 455

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • May 17

    I’m a Veteran. Can I Receive Social Security Benefits?

    I’m a Veteran. Can I Receive Social Security Benefits?
    As a Veteran, you may currently have a disability rating from the Veterans Administration. If you do have a VA rating, no matter the number, you should consider applying for the social security disability program. In order to receive VA…
  • May 15

    Repeal and Replace Florida PIP Fails in the 2017 Legislative Session

    Repeal and Replace Florida PIP Fails in the 2017 Legislative Session
    Breaking News:   FLORIDA  PIP IS HERE TO STAY! IT REMAINS THE LAW OF THE LAND! DO NOT LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE, THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE DID NOT APPROVE A BILL TO REPEAL AND REPLACE PIP IN 2017.  PIP REMAINS “AS…
  • May 12

    Qualities to Look for in an Injury Lawyer

    Qualities to Look for in an Injury Lawyer
    Look for psychological factors that balance deep insecurity with positive outcomes.   #1 – A personal and emotional commitment to justice.  Every single injury attorney who is worth their weight in gold has the same childhood…
Rank this Week: 428

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Attorney Fees, Divorce

    Attorney Fees, Divorce
    As a Jacksonville divorce attorney, I understand that attorney fees in divorce cases is an issue that comes up in every case. Whether each person will pay his or her own attorney fees, or whether the other side will be forced to contribute…
  • Apr 13

    Child Support Contempt

    Child Support Contempt
    Child Support Contempt is a common issue with Jacksonville Family law and divorce cases. When it comes to child support, often child support contempt motions are part of the norm.  As a Jacksonville child support attorney and family…
  • Feb 23

    Child Support, Gross Income Matter

    Child Support, Gross Income Matter
    Money and finances in divorce and related cases are rarely, if ever, at the very top of a judge’s list of important issues, but child support calculations are important.   For the most part, calculating child support is a…
Rank this Week: 336

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 22

    Former U.S. Ambassador Discusses Technology & Miami as Global City

    Former U.S. Ambassador Discusses Technology & Miami as Global City
    Assouline & Berlowe Partner Peter E. Berlowe had the privilege of listening to firm friend Former U.S. Ambassador to Singapore Hon. Kirk Wagar speak last week at Pipeline Workspaces. Ambassador Wagar spoke about opportunities in South and…
  • Jan 3

    The Intersection of IP and Technology

    The Intersection of IP and Technology
    Registered Patent Attorney Greg Popowitz recently filmed a CLE focused on Understanding Intellectual Property (IP) and Attorneys’ use of Technology.  Greg discussed the important distinctions between patents, trademarks,…
  • Dec 28

    Labor and Employment Law Annual Update

    Labor and Employment Law Annual Update
    Partner Ellen Leibovitch, Florida Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law, will be speaking at the 17th Labor and Employment Law Annual Update and Certification Review. The annual course, presented by the The Florida Bar…
Rank this Week: 362

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 31

    I Inherited an IRA Account. Now What?

    I Inherited an IRA Account. Now What?
    Ira Account Inheritance The answer to that question depends on whether you inherited the IRA account from your spouse or someone other than your spouse, such as your parent, sibling, or close friend.  You have more options if you…
  • Jan 27

    SEC Whistleblower Program is Gaining Momentum and Paying Big Bountie

    SEC Whistleblower Program is Gaining Momentum and Paying Big Bountie
    SEC Whistleblowers On January 23, the SEC announced that its whistleblower program will pay out to three whistleblowers a combined award of $7 million.  The whistleblowers’ awards were for helping the SEC pursue an investment…
  • Jan 19

    What are the pros and cons of taking a 401K loan?

    What are the pros and cons of taking a 401K loan?
    Many employers provide 401k plans for their employees.  A 401k plan is a retirement savings plan where employees can save a portion of their pre-tax earnings. Taxes aren’t paid on the money until it is withdrawn from the account.…
Rank this Week: 349

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?
    This past weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 drunk drivers in a crackdown that began Friday night. The crackdown led to 14 DUI arrests and more than 800 other citations throughout unincorporated parts of Palm…
  • Jun 15

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing or contributing to the death to another is a strict liability crime in the State of Florida. The strict liability portion of a DUI charge means that even if the driver of the vehicle…
  • Jun 14

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie
    The possession, use, distribution or sale of certain drugs is a crime. Punishments range from fines to many years in prison. These drugs are illegal because of health risks and because they are associated with violent crimes. Both the states…
Rank this Week: 510

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 404

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 492

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 384

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

Covers Florida Law and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Conigliaro.

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional
    This decision will attract a great deal of attention. It should. Today, the Eleventh Circuit held that the individual insurance mandate contained in the massive 2010 health care legislation violates the federal constitution because Congress…
  • Jul 8

    People Say I’m Lazy…

    People Say I’m Lazy…
    Dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice… You know the rest. Lennon had been spending time raising a family in New York. My story is a little different.
  • Feb 21

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
Rank this Week: 386

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

Covers medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort issues. By Searcy Denney.

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • May 23

    INRatio Recall and Settlement – Did Alere Get Away With Deception, Death?

    INRatio Recall and Settlement – Did Alere Get Away With Deception, Death?
    After the blood monitoring device INRatio recall, a class-action lawsuit filed against the manufacturer, Alere, has settled out of court. So it is safe to say the global corporation with headquarters in Waltham, Mass., that touts itself as a…
  • May 17

    Xarelto Litigation – Bellwether Update

    Xarelto Litigation – Bellwether Update
    Searcy Denney Mass Tort Unit attorneys Brenda Fulmer and Cal Warriner have filed three more lawsuits on behalf of Florida and North Carolina residents who suffered bleeding in their brains and GI tracts following use of Xarelto. The dozens of…
  • May 2

    Greatbatch Medical Recalls Hip-Replacement Instrument Which Has Potential To Infect Patient

    Greatbatch Medical Recalls Hip-Replacement Instrument Which Has Potential To Infect Patient
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a Class 1 recall for a handheld instrument used during hip-replacement surgery. The device failed sterility tests. Greatbatch Medical Recalls The Affected Instrument Greatbatch Medical recalled…
Rank this Week: 1093

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • May 23

    Association Pool Tips for Safe, Fun Summer Season

    Association Pool Tips for Safe, Fun Summer Season
    At the start of summer, associations should evaluate their pool rules and procedures in addition to conducting all of the necessary inspections of their pools, spas and related equipment. With the help of qualified professionals, the…
  • May 11

    Unit Owners Beware: The Developer May Have Stacked The Board Against You

    Unit Owners Beware: The Developer May Have Stacked The Board Against You
    Condo & HOA Board Members May be Neglecting the Duties You are Owed Are you concerned that the developer of your condominium did not deliver on the promises made to you when you purchased your condominium unit?  Are you concerned…
  • May 9

    Association Board Meeting Do’s and Don’t

    Association Board Meeting Do’s and Don’t
    The other South Florida community association attorneys at our firm and I are often called upon by our clients with questions regarding how to more efficiently run their board meetings and control the conduct of members during those…
Rank this Week: 560

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers injury law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 1007

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 22

    Capacity and Wills: How to avoid litigation from family members, beneficiaries and creditor

    Capacity and Wills: How to avoid litigation from family members, beneficiaries and creditor
    Legal Capacity and Estate Planning- How to Help Safeguard a Will from Future Litigation When a loved one grows older, their caretakers’ ever growing to-do list can become overwhelming. After dealing with the basic, everyday needs of an…
  • May 8

    Use of Homestead Property and its’ impact on estate administration

    Use of Homestead Property and its’ impact on estate administration
    The importance of a Semicolon – Does property partially used as primary residence and partially for business purposes qualify as Homestead? Does property partially used as primary residence and partially for business purposes qualify as…
  • Apr 21

    Homestead sale profits in Florida, a recent court decision

    Homestead sale profits in Florida, a recent court decision
    Is Investing Homestead Sale Proceeds Okay? Florida Constitution provides protection from forced sale to homestead property from most creditors. Art. X, § 4, Fla. Const. The protection covers not only the physical homestead property but…
Rank this Week: 919

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 22

    LLCs & Marriage: How to Protect Your Busine

    LLCs & Marriage: How to Protect Your Busine
    Although most people do not plan for divorce, with the increase in divorce rates, asset protection before marriage may be beneficial to both spouses.  Without protection, already difficult divorces may become even more difficult,…
  • May 15

    Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

    Florida’s Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
    A debtor is a person who owes a debt to a creditor.  On the contrary, a creditor is a person who lends money to a debtor for a set period of time with the intent of being repaid.  In a typical debtor-creditor relationship, the…
  • May 11

    Family Law Spotlight: Child Support

    Family Law Spotlight: Child Support
    Under Florida law, children have the right to be financially supported by both parents.  Courts base the determination of child support on the salary or income of both parents individually, the number of nights the child spends with the…
Rank this Week: 619

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors.

http://www.floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • May 22

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar

    Offset Language Puts Lender’s Hands in the Cookie Jar
    Commercial loan documents generally provide very strong remedies for lenders in the event of a borrower’s default. I know this before I even begin to review a set of loan documents when representing borrowers.  I know that there…
  • May 15

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank

    House Moves to Replace Dodd-Frank
    Republicans in Congress have long talked about the need to replace the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act. President Trump made replacement of the Act one of his campaign promises, notwithstanding  that components of Dodd-Frank were…
  • May 8

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie

    Alternative Methods For Financing Small Companie
    Not all companies starting out qualify for conventional financing. Companies with a good customer base but without an extensive operating history in need of working capital may find a form of alternative financing by factoring accounts…
Rank this Week: 978

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
  • May 22

    Using Equity To Aid The Exercise Of A Power Of Appointment that Fails To Specifically Refer To The Power

    Using Equity To Aid The Exercise Of A Power Of Appointment that Fails To Specifically Refer To The Power
    Powers of appointment are the Swiss Army knife of modern estate planning. They’re deceptively simple yet adaptable to almost any planning contingency. And they’re ubiquitous, often getting incorporated into even the simplest…
  • May 17

    STEP’s 2017 Caribbean Conference

    STEP’s 2017 Caribbean Conference
    I recently had the pleasure of speaking at the STEP Caribbean Conference. I co-presented with Cayman Islands trust litigator Rachael Reynolds. We had fun going through the practical “what ifs” a Caribbean trustee should consider…
  • May 15

    The future is now! Florida passes groundbreaking legislation authorizing electronic will

    The future is now! Florida passes groundbreaking legislation authorizing electronic will
    Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists have deployed digital tech to change the way we live, eat, and shop. And they’ve aggressively moved into crucial professional services industries like healthcare and finance. But…
Rank this Week: 632

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • May 21

    Programme EB-5 pour les investisseurs immigrant

    Programme EB-5 pour les investisseurs immigrant
    Qu’est-ce que le Programme EB-5 ? Le Visa EB-5 est le Programme des Investisseurs Immigrants créé par le Congrès en 1990. L’objectif de l’EB-5 est d’augmenter la création d’emplois et…
  • May 18

    Est-ce que les USA reconnaissent un divorce obtenu à l’étranger ?

    Est-ce que les USA reconnaissent un divorce obtenu à l’étranger ?
    Le nombre de divorces internationaux augmente dans le monde entier. En règle générale, les couples confrontés à un divorce international sont des ressortissants des États-Unis où un ou deux…
  • May 14

    Dérogations à l’Inadmissibilité

    Dérogations à l’Inadmissibilité
    Inadmissibilité est un terme qui signifie un obstacle à la réception d’un visa ou d’une carte verte. Par conséquent, aux États-Unis, il existe des motifs spécifiques qui peuvent conduire…
Rank this Week: 594

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1098

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 19

    FORMER CONGRESSMAN ANTHONY WEINER PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX CHARGE

    FORMER CONGRESSMAN ANTHONY WEINER PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX CHARGE
    FACES PRISON AND A LIFETIME OF SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION According to a recent article in the New York Times, former Democratic Congressman and New York City mayoral candidate, Anthony Weiner has entered a guilty plea to a federal charge of…
  • May 16

    JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONDUCTS SEX STING

    JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S OFFICE CONDUCTS SEX STING
    JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCES THE ARRESTS OF 21 MEN SOLICITING MINORS Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Sheriff Mike Williams held a press conference on May 16, 2017 to announce the arrest of 21 males during an undercover…
  • Apr 21

    MOTHER ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING AND LEAVING SIX YEAR OLD CHILD IN CAR WITH ENGINE RUNNING

    MOTHER ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING AND LEAVING SIX YEAR OLD CHILD IN CAR WITH ENGINE RUNNING
    Local Mother Arrested for Stealing at Publix While Leaving Young Son in the Car A recent News4Jax report gives details into the arrest of Lindsay Pence for Petit Theft and Child Neglect.  St. Johns County Deputies were first dispatched…
Rank this Week: 778

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • May 19

    Florida Drug Possession Arrest Results from Traffic Stop of a Bicycle

    Florida Drug Possession Arrest Results from Traffic Stop of a Bicycle
    In Florida, many criminal cases involving drugs and guns result from traffic stops.  A police officer will conduct a traffic stop and become suspicious or allegedly discover evidence of illegal activity and search the vehicle.  A…
  • May 14

    In Florida, a Fourth Conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Results in a Permanent Suspension But Not All Convictions Count

    In Florida, a Fourth Conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Results in a Permanent Suspension But Not All Convictions Count
    In Florida, the DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) laws come with minimum mandatory penalties for a conviction.  These penalties increase for each successive DUI a person gets.  One benefit of a criminal defense…
  • May 11

    What Constitutes Cyberstalking in Florida?

    What Constitutes Cyberstalking in Florida?
    A 20 year old student at the University of North Florida was recently the victim of a man who created fake social media accounts using her name and likeness.  Her Facebook photos were used to create fake social media accounts on…
Rank this Week: 744

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • May 19

    Jacksonville school aide arrested on two child abuse charge

    Jacksonville school aide arrested on two child abuse charge
    A teacher’s aide with the Duval County Public School system has been arrested on two counts of child abuse.  According to an article on Jacksonville.com, the woman was arrested in Jacksonville on Mother’s Day for the two…
  • May 1

    Jacksonville JEA employee arrested for grand theft and falsifying official document

    Jacksonville JEA employee arrested for grand theft and falsifying official document
    Last week, an inspector at the Jacksonville Electric Authority was arrested for charges of employee theft and being a public servant that falsified official documents. According to an article in the Florida Times Union, the employee is…
  • Apr 25

    Jacksonville preacher sentenced in Georgia sex case

    Jacksonville preacher sentenced in Georgia sex case
    Controversial Jacksonville preacher, Kenneth Adkins, has been sentenced after being found guilty of several child sex charges in Brunswick, Georgia.  According to an article on News4Jax, Adkins was sentenced to thirty-five years in…
Rank this Week: 988

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Healthcare Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers health care law and qui tam. By The Brod Law Firm.

https://www.healthcare-fraud-lawyer.com/
  • May 19

    Omnicare to Pay $8 Million FCA Settlement

    Omnicare to Pay $8 Million FCA Settlement
    The U.S. Department of Justice and CVS Health Corp.’s Omnicare Inc. have settled a suit based on the federal False Claims Act for $8 million. Omnicare is the country’s largest nursing home pharmacy. It was formed in 1981 and…
  • May 12

    Oncology Therapy Center Pays $3 Million in Healthcare Fraud Settlement

    Oncology Therapy Center Pays $3 Million in Healthcare Fraud Settlement
    A radiation therapy center based in Lancaster agreed to pay $3 million to the federal government to resolve a claim that it committed healthcare fraud for close to 10 years. A qui tam suit based on the federal False Claims Act, filed by…
  • May 5

    University of California Discovers Health Care Fraud Targeting Student

    University of California Discovers Health Care Fraud Targeting Student
    The University of California recently announced that it uncovered evidence of a fraudulent health care scheme targeting students. Local health care providers would recruit and encourage students to enroll in fake clinical trials or apply for…
Rank this Week: 1104

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • May 18

    Market Report – 2017 Q1 South Florida Pre-Construction Condo Market Update

    Market Report – 2017 Q1 South Florida Pre-Construction Condo Market Update
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Ladies & Gentlemen, we have already arrived at the second week of May, which can only mean two things: 1. The Miami Marlins are almost out of the playoff hunt (already); and Continue Reading
  • Apr 12

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!

    Jordan + Pascale, P.L.’s new office in Boca Raton!
    Jordan + Pascale, P.L. is pleased to announce the expansion of their practice to Palm Beach County. The firm is opening an additional office located at 2701 NW 2nd Ave., Suite 206, Boca Raton, FL 33431. We look forward to…
  • Mar 13

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017

    Market Report – Residential Condo Market in Miami, South Florida – March 2017
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. The Miami Downtown Development Authority’s Annual Residential Market Study Update for the Greater Downtown Miami area, prepared by Integra Realty Resources (IRR), came out in early February, and is…
Rank this Week: 660

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • May 18

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa

    Patent Infringement Lawsuit Transferred away from Eastern District of Texa
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of Texas was transferred to the Northern District of Texas.[1] While this news may seem hardly ground-breaking, this may signal that courts are becoming more willing to…
  • May 3

    Michael Santucci Named Parliamentary Chair of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund

    Michael Santucci Named Parliamentary Chair of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund
    Last month, with a smile, I accepted an offer from Nuccia McCormick to become the Parliamentary Chairperson of the Thomas W. McCormick Scholarship Fund.  The Fund is a Florida Not-For-Profit (501(c)(3)) Organization that was named after…
  • Apr 27

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor

    Patent infringement lawsuit brought against Uber by competitor
    Recently, a patent infringement lawsuit was brought against Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) by a competing ride-sharing company named Hailo Technologies, LLC d/b/a Bring (“Plaintiff”).[1] The Plaintiff describes…
Rank this Week: 538

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 718