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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/
  • Aug 26

    Jay Hogan obit in the Herald

    Jay Hogan obit in the Herald
    Jay Weaver starts with a story I just love hearing about every time it's told:Everyone seems to have a story about courtroom legend James Jay Hogan, who died this week at age 82, but no one will ever forget this surreal moment: In the…
  • Aug 25

    Judge Cooke rules for Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN

    Judge Cooke rules for Jason Pierre-Paul against ESPN
    The NYP covers the story here:A Florida judge has green-lighted Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against ESPN and its reporter Adam Schefter for posting his private medical records online to…
  • Aug 24

    RIP Jay Hogan and Bill Richey

    RIP Jay Hogan and Bill Richey
    I'm so sorry to report that two great men and great lawyers passed away yesterday. Please share your memories/stories in the comments and I will post them. Sad. I will follow up with more about each of them later today. From Judge…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 69

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    BAGLEY BLOCKS BLOCH

    BAGLEY BLOCKS BLOCH
    Like so many plaintiffs before him, he went to court with the promises of untold riches whispered in his ear by his attorneys.His day in court.Justice, that elusive concept, would finally materialize.But Judge Bagley saw it different on…
  • Aug 24

    JAY HOGAN AND BILL RICHEY HAVE BOTH PASSED AWAY

    JAY HOGAN AND BILL RICHEY HAVE BOTH PASSED AWAY
    It was an era when being a criminal defense attorney meant being a trial lawyer. And two of the very best trial lawyers of that era were Jay Hogan and Bill Ritchey and both have passed away within the last 24 hours. Jay Hogan was one of…
  • Aug 22

    JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2016- WHO YA GONNA VOTE FOR?

    JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2016- WHO YA GONNA VOTE FOR?
    Early voting has started for the judicial elections. People are talking. There is a buzz...oh wait, that's the Judge Stan Blake Memorial WiFi which still doesn't work a damn (Blake was instrumental in getting the first wi-fi system…
Rank this Week: 97

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: 136

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 143

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: 152

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/
  • Aug 26

    Bubba the Love Sponge Fallout -- Don't Be That Lawyer.

    Bubba the Love Sponge Fallout -- Don't Be That Lawyer.
    Kids, there's a cautionary tale in here somewhere, but if you don't know that already you have no business practicing law let alone reading this crappy blog.Happy Friday!
  • Aug 25

    This Is Your Attorney General.

    This Is Your Attorney General.
    She's got strange taste in demagogues.Also what happens if you're suddenly thrust out of the protective cover of Donald's umbrella?Investigate this.
  • Aug 24

    3d DCA Watch -- Two Can Be As Bad As One.

    3d DCA Watch -- Two Can Be As Bad As One.
    Yes kids after much anticipation the bunker has readied its shiny new #writtenutterances (see, we can keep up with the youngsters!) but alas there are only two.Two, which we all know can be as bad as one.Indeed, at least wagster wryly…
Rank this Week: 224

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Jan 31

    Are Your Tires Registered for Recalls? They Might Not Be

    Are Your Tires Registered for Recalls? They Might Not Be
    Our tires are literally where the rubber meets the road. While it is critical to have a vehicle’s engine and transmission operational, good tires are also essential in order for a car to get from Point A to Point B. Unfortunately, many…
  • Jan 28

    Did You Experience a Slip and Fall Injury in a Store’s Restroom?

    Did You Experience a Slip and Fall Injury in a Store’s Restroom?
    In the event you have to use the restroom when you are out in public, the restroom’s cleanliness might be of concern; however, it probably never crosses your mind that it could be a dangerous place. Unfortunately, restrooms at…
  • Jan 23

    When Theft Occurs Inside the Walls of Florida Nursing Home Facilitie

    When Theft Occurs Inside the Walls of Florida Nursing Home Facilitie
    Nursing home residents used to be given a great level of attention and care, but sadly it has gotten worse over the years due to overcrowded nursing homes and the lack of staff. With the flood of more senior citizens in need of constant…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
  • Aug 26

    Cruise Passengers Injured in Jeep Safari Accident in Antigua

    Cruise Passengers Injured in Jeep Safari Accident in Antigua
    A newspaper in Antigua reports that a safari jeep excursion vehicle filled with cruise passengers flipped on its side in a road accident last week. The newspaper reports that nine cruise passengers,consisting of six U.S. passengers and…
  • Aug 21

    Still Smoldering Caribbean Fantasy Towed to San Juan

    Still Smoldering Caribbean Fantasy Towed to San Juan
    Early Saturday morning, a salvage team towed the still smoldering Caribbean Fantasy ferry to the harbor in San Juan, after the U.S Coast Guard had approved a towage plan.  The Coast Guard published a video of the vessel being towed as…
  • Aug 18

    Screwing Filipinos & Imprisoning Lawyers: Seafarers "Protection Act" Protects Cruise Line Employer

    Screwing Filipinos & Imprisoning Lawyers: Seafarers "Protection Act" Protects Cruise Line Employer
    Filipinos are the most mistreated seafarers on the high seas. They work long hours every single day on tankers and cargo & cruise ships far away from their families for long periods of time for little money.    When Filipino…
Rank this Week: 233

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
  • Aug 9

    Alabama Court Upholds Lincoln Life’s Disability Denial to Plaintiff

    Alabama Court Upholds Lincoln Life’s Disability Denial to Plaintiff
    Susan Till v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (Lincoln) is a 74 page opinion in which the plaintiff, a radiology technician who suffered with severe back pain, raised many issues in her pursuit of long-term disability benefits.…
  • Aug 9

    Alabama Court Upholds Lincoln Life’s Disability Denial to Plaintiff

    Alabama Court Upholds Lincoln Life’s Disability Denial to Plaintiff
    Susan Till v. Lincoln National Life Insurance Company (Lincoln) is a 74 page opinion in which the plaintiff, a radiology technician who suffered with severe back pain, raised many issues in her pursuit of long-term disability benefits.…
  • Jul 26

    Ohio Court Upholds Unum’s Denial of Accidental Dismemberment Benefit

    Ohio Court Upholds Unum’s Denial of Accidental Dismemberment Benefit
    Collins v. Unum Life Insurance Company of America is a case with an unfortunate result for plaintiff Daniel Collins who fractured his ankle when he fell in the employee parking lot. Initially surgery was performed and various screws put in…
Rank this Week: 246

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jun 15

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector
    Case Outcome:  Dismissal of debt collection lawsuit, and Client recovers money due to FCCPA violation Plaintiff: Barclays Bank Delaware Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Ms. Dana…
  • May 13

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying
    A recent news story discussed the 9 new worst cars, based on ratings compiled by Consumer Reports.   The ratings were based on a combination of factors, including safety, road-test scores, projected reliability, and owner…
  • May 11

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
Rank this Week: 239

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: 262

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Jul 31

    Negligent Security and Wrongful Death at a Florida Condo Complex

    Negligent Security and Wrongful Death at a Florida Condo Complex
    Negligent security lawsuits are increasingly being filed as their is a growing recognition of the responsibility property owners have to tenants and patrons. Most of these lawsuits involve some type of assault and battery crime, though…
  • Jul 30

    State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Jakubowicz – Underinsured Motorist Claim Validated

    State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Jakubowicz – Underinsured Motorist Claim Validated
    Underinsured motorist benefits are one of the most important types of coverage any Floridian can purchase. That’s because it will ensure adequate coverage in the event you are injured in an accident with a driver who lacks enough…
  • Jul 29

    Hot Air Balloon Accident Raises Liability Question

    Hot Air Balloon Accident Raises Liability Question
    In what is believed to be the worst ever hot air balloon accident in U.S. history, 16 people including the pilot were killed in Texas when the balloon crashed into a live electrical wire, burst into flames and crashed to the ground. The fatal…
Rank this Week: 362

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/
  • Aug 25

    South Florida Woman’s Evidence of Stalking, Choking Was Enough to Warrant Protective Injunction She Sought

    South Florida Woman’s Evidence of Stalking, Choking Was Enough to Warrant Protective Injunction She Sought
    When you believe that you are threatened by your partner or former partner, the law and the courts may be a vital part of enhancing your safety. In order to make sure that you protect yourself, it is important to be sure that you are pursuing…
  • Aug 24

    Study Finds Peak Times To File For Divorce In Miami-Dade

    Study Finds Peak Times To File For Divorce In Miami-Dade
    A recent study is reporting that there are specific peaks of divorce filings in March and August. According to researchers, people who want to get divorced do not want to file during the summer family vacation season or before the winter…
  • Aug 18

    Sandy T. Fox, P.A. Law Offices Wins Appeal for Florida Man Wrongfully Jailed for Contempt

    Sandy T. Fox, P.A. Law Offices Wins Appeal for Florida Man Wrongfully Jailed for Contempt
    When you become involved in a family law case, it is important that you follow the orders issued by the judge. However, it is also important to understand that, if you do not comply, there are certain limits imposed by the law regarding the…
Rank this Week: 380

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 406

My Law License

My Law License

Covers the Florida bar admission and grievance process. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    The One Reason Donald Trump Should Never Be President

    The One Reason Donald Trump Should Never Be President
    This has been the worst Presidential campaign in my lifetime and likely in America’s history. Let’s assume - for the purpose of preventing heads from exploding – that Hillary Clinton is a criminal, a liar, is responsible for…
  • Jun 26

    On Fatherhood

    On Fatherhood
    Yesterday I dropped my oldest daughter off for a month away on a college campus. It’s a summer program. She’ll be back in 30 29 days. Back in the house, back for me to see every day, back to tell me where she’s going and…
  • Apr 27

    Professor Jeff Jarvis, The Joke

    Professor Jeff Jarvis, The Joke
    "Jeff Jarvis, a national leader in the development of online news, blogging, the investigation of new business models for news, and the teaching of entrepreneurial journalism, writes an influential blog, Buzzmachine.com. He is author of…
Rank this Week: 403

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 401

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/
  • Aug 26

    Investor Alert: Christopher Ariola

    Investor Alert: Christopher Ariola
    Have you suffered losses investing with Christopher Ariola, and Bay Mutual Financial? If so, the attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help. According to FINRA, a complaint was recently filed…
  • Aug 25

    Investor Alert: JP Morgan Chase Pays $950,000

    Investor Alert: JP Morgan Chase Pays $950,000
    On July 27th, 2016, JP Morgan Securities (JPMS) and JP Morgan Chase Bank (JPMCB) entered into a Consent Agreement with the Indiana Securities Commission. JPMCP consented to the entry of the agreement that alleged they had engaged…
  • Aug 25

    SEC Charges 71 Municipal Issuers with Violation

    SEC Charges 71 Municipal Issuers with Violation
    On August 24th, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced enforcement actions against 71 municipal issuers for violations in municipal bond offerings. According to the press release, the charges were brought  under…
Rank this Week: 475

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By Hollander Law Firm.

http://www.south-florida-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 510

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
  • Aug 25

    Avertissement Ecole Publique sur Visa B

    Avertissement Ecole Publique sur Visa B
    Cet avertissement au sujet de l’école publique sur le visa B est qu’il s’agit de savoir à qui faire confiance. La première chose que vous devez savoir est que vous ne pouvez pas faire confiance à…
  • Aug 21

    Préoccupations pour Planification Successorale Internationale

    Préoccupations pour Planification Successorale Internationale
    Chaque personne qui possède une propriété à l’intérieur ou à l’extérieur des Etats-Unis a besoin d’investir dans une planification patrimoniale. Cela peut être simple,…
  • Aug 18

    Acheter une Propriété pour Location en Floride depuis l’Etranger

    Acheter une Propriété pour Location en Floride depuis l’Etranger
    Acheter en Floride pour la location est l’un des meilleurs investissements que vous pouvez faire. Mais si vous ne vivez pas en Floride, comment faites-vous ? Nous savons déjà que la Floride est un endroit idéal pour…
Rank this Week: 488

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: 459

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 10

    License and Registration Check: Illegal Search and Seizure

    License and Registration Check: Illegal Search and Seizure
    “License and registration, please.”  If you have ever been pulled over by police, you have probably heard this phrase.  In recent years, Americans have grown more and more suspicious of police officers. With all that we…
  • Jul 11

    Florida Reckless Driving

    Florida Reckless Driving
    In most situations, bad driving gets you a traffic ticket. However, for some driving offenses, traffic tickets are not enough as far as the law is concerned. You can be arrested for being a bad driver. Recently, a woman was arrested in…
  • May 19

    Criminal Record Seal

    Criminal Record Seal
    Being arrested can be a scary and very embarrassing ordeal.  After an arrest, a person’s criminal record is public information and can be viewed on request by pretty much anyone.  That means that a nosy neighbor, friends and…
Rank this Week: 433

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Covers elder neglect, auto accidents, and nursing home abuse. By Farah and Farah, P.A.

http://www.foryourprotection.com/
  • Aug 2

    What to Do in a Florida Car Accident

    What to Do in a Florida Car Accident
    Car accidents are a reality of life, but should not be financially devastating. Knowing your responsibilities and rights as a driver is important to recovering damages from a car accident.   Steps to Take After a Car Accident Florida has…
  • Aug 2

    Florida Medical Malpractice

    Florida Medical Malpractice
    Medical malpractice can ruin lives with injury or death. It is important for you as a patient to be informed about this issue. Knowing your rights and having a qualified attorney can assist you in recovering damages from medical malpractice.…
  • May 24

    Common Injuries Related to Jacksonville Slip, Trip, and Fall

    Common Injuries Related to Jacksonville Slip, Trip, and Fall
    Even the smallest slip, trip, and fall injury can leave you feeling serious pain. Think about it: when was the last time you took a tumble and wound up on the floor? You probably remember it pretty vividly. You were shopping at St. Johns Town…
Rank this Week: 452

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By the Law Offices of Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    One Year Ago, Cecil the Lion Died

    One Year Ago, Cecil the Lion Died
    Source: Wikipedia The Daily Mail reports that Walter Palmer, the Minnesota millionaire dentist, is thriving and Cecil the Lion….is still dead.  But the first anniversary year of the killing has revived the protest by those who are…
  • Jul 27

    One Billion Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme in South Florida

    One Billion Dollar Medicare Fraud Scheme in South Florida
    The U.S. Department of Justice announced on July 22, 2016 the unsealing of what will be an epic Medicare fraud sweep involving members of the South Florida community, both in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.  This is the largest Medicare…
  • Jul 21

    Human Trafficking and U.S. Federal Task Force

    Human Trafficking and U.S. Federal Task Force
    Source: Law.com Slavery and trafficking are synonymous.  Human trafficking includes Philippine young women who are transported to Saudi Arabia and confined as domestic servants, as well as commercial sex operations.  Human…
Rank this Week: 482

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/
  • Jul 27

    Equity Compensation: Not Just for CEOs Anymore

    Equity Compensation: Not Just for CEOs Anymore
    Equity compensation, also known as a stock award, is a form of non-cash compensation that represents ownership in a company.  If the company does well and the value of its stock goes up, the future value of the stock award could be…
  • Jul 27

    Equity Compensation: Not Just for CEOs Anymore

    Equity Compensation: Not Just for CEOs Anymore
    Equity compensation, also known as a stock award, is a form of non-cash compensation that represents ownership in a company.  If the company does well and the value of its stock goes up, the future value of the stock award could be…
  • Jul 8

    Broker Obligations When Selling Municipal Bond

    Broker Obligations When Selling Municipal Bond
    Many brokers and customers mistakenly believe that municipal bonds are always a “safe” place to be.  The recent debacle in Puerto Rico proves this is not the case. The law imposes special obligations upon brokers who sell…
Rank this Week: 439

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • May 12

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”
    During jury selection in a car accident case, a prospective juror told counsel she “didn’t believe in the jury system” because of an experience her brother had in a criminal case two years earlier. She said she thought she…
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
Rank this Week: 436

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!
    Effective January 1, 2015, Florida’s minimum wage is $8.05 per hour. Tipped employees must be paid at least $5.03 per hour. Need help complying with federal or Florida wage laws? Are you owed money from your employer for minimum wage or…
  • Mar 29

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
Rank this Week: 458

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: 445

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Aug 19

    Florida Key's Dive Company Sued for Crewmember's Wrongful Death

    Florida Key's Dive Company Sued for Crewmember's Wrongful Death
    Our firm has filed a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the family of a Florida Key's dive boat crewmember who lost his life. On the night of November 15, 2015, the crewmember was serving as a deck hand aboard a dive boat while seventeen…
  • Jul 18

    Brais Brais Rusak Obtains 1.18 Million Dollar Verdict in a Jet Ski Collision Case

    Brais Brais Rusak Obtains 1.18 Million Dollar Verdict in a Jet Ski Collision Case
    Our client Khalila Jenkins was enjoying Labor Day Weekend in Miami Beach in 2013 when she decided to go jet skiing with friends. The group rented the personal watercrafts and took off to ride in the area designated by the rental company. …
  • Jul 15

    Celebrity Cruises Sued After Crewmember Drops Passenger

    Celebrity Cruises Sued After Crewmember Drops Passenger
    Our cruise ship personal injury attorneys have filed a lawsuit against Celebrity Cruises after one of its crewmembers dropped our client causing a part of her fibula to protrude from her ankle. The complaint filed in Miami Federal Court…
Rank this Week: 589

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Aug 19

    Who Qualifies as Your Personal Representative?

    Who Qualifies as Your Personal Representative?
    “James,” a widower, sat in my office as we prepared his will together. “My sons don’t have the time or expertise to serve as my executor, so I’d like to name my friend, Oliver, in that role.” “So…
  • Aug 12

    Do all Revocable Trusts Avoid Probate?

    Do all Revocable Trusts Avoid Probate?
    When you have a revocable trust, does that always mean that your estate will avoid the probate process when you die? You may be surprised to learn that the answer is “No.” Why is that? First, let’s review what the probate…
  • Aug 5

    Naming a Corporate Trustee for a Short While

    Naming a Corporate Trustee for a Short While
    Despite earning more than $27 million in salary, and millions more in endorsements, basketball superstar and cultural phenom Dennis Rodman appeared in court three years ago because he was unable to pay $800,000 in past due child support. He…
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The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
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Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Covers premises liability, work related injury claims, and vehicle accident updates. By Chalik & Chalik.

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    AAA Study: Hands-Free Technology Poses Threat to Drivers, Passenger

    AAA Study: Hands-Free Technology Poses Threat to Drivers, Passenger
    Researchers who study distracted driving have long asserted that talking on a cell phone can be as dangerous as texting when you’re behind the wheel. However, many states, like Florida, continue to allow cell phone use by drivers, so…
  • Nov 2

    Uspenskaya v. Meline – Collateral Source Rule in Florida Injury Case

    Uspenskaya v. Meline – Collateral Source Rule in Florida Injury Case
    Florida’s collateral source rule prohibits defendants in personal injury cases from benefiting when plaintiffs receive payments for things like medical bills or lost wages through collateral sources, such as health insurance or…
  • Oct 29

    “Terrible” Florida Car Accident Claims Woman’s Husband, Baby and Memory

    “Terrible” Florida Car Accident Claims Woman’s Husband, Baby and Memory
    After a horrific crash in Altamonte Springs that claimed the life of her husband and 1-year-old son, it’s been reported that a 27-year-old woman has no memory of either the crash – or her family.  That might on the surface…
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Florida Probate Litigation…

Florida Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers contested wills, estate planning, and trusts. By Robert C. Adamski.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyers.com/
  • Mar 29

    Actor's death exemplifies the importance of guardianship

    Actor's death exemplifies the importance of guardianship
    Paul Walker's death was a shock to the actor's family, friends and his fans. Although unexpected, it appeared that the actor had thought about his own mortality, because he died with an estate plan in place. Walker left his...
  • Mar 27

    Undue influence can often lead to financial exploitation

    Undue influence can often lead to financial exploitation
    Financial exploitation is a serious problem for Florida's seniors, but many people are surprised to learn that it's not just strangers that swindle seniors out of their hard-earned money. A senior's friends or relatives may be the cause of...
  • Mar 21

    Florida suit seeks to protect surviving spouse in gay marriage

    Florida suit seeks to protect surviving spouse in gay marriage
    Eight couples in Florida recently filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming that Florida's ban on gay marriage violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution. The couples, each living in Florida, but married in another state that…
Rank this Week: 651

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
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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/
Rank this Week: 680

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers criminal law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
Rank this Week: 774

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 694

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/
  • Aug 25

    Jacksonville Transportation Authority employee arrested for grand theft

    Jacksonville Transportation Authority employee arrested for grand theft
    A  mechanic working for the City of Jacksonville was recently arrested on one charge of grand theft in Duval County.  According to an article in The Florida Times Union, the now ex-employee stole paint and various automotive parts…
  • Aug 11

    Another traveler sex sting for Duval County

    Another traveler sex sting for Duval County
    The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with multiple other law enforcement agencies in Florida, has made several arrests connected to an internet/traveler sting.  According to an article in The Florida Times Union, four…
  • Jul 28

    University of Florida football player intervenes in alleged sexual battery

    University of Florida football player intervenes in alleged sexual battery
    A man is in jail in Gainesville, Florida after a Florida football player intervened in an alleged sexual assault on an intoxicated woman.  According to an article on KTLA 5 news, the football player was working security at a local bar…
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Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation news. By Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
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Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers boating, cruise ship, jet ski and recreational watercraft accidents and crimes. By Gerson & Schwartz P.A.

http://news.injuryattorneyfla.com/
  • Aug 24

    Cruise Collision and Personal Injury

    Cruise Collision and Personal Injury
    A personal injury that occurs on a cruise ship can have a number of causes. A collision with another ship, although relatively rare, is one such cause of personal injury that is rarely discussed. One report of a cruise ship that collided with…
  • Aug 19

    When Cruise Ship Electricity Poses a Serious Threat

    When Cruise Ship Electricity Poses a Serious Threat
    Cruise ships can sometimes encounter unexpected situations, some of which may increase the risk for personal injury among passengers and crew. Power loss is one example. One cruise ship, the Princess Caribbean, had recently experienced both…
  • Aug 12

    Cabin Doors: The Dangers That Cruise Lines Fail to Communicate

    Cabin Doors: The Dangers That Cruise Lines Fail to Communicate
    Being injured is not the first thing you want happening during a vacation, especially if you are on a cruise ship. Injuries on cruise ships do happen and seem to be occurring with greater frequency. A recent lawsuit against Disney Cruise…
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Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Aug 18

    Can an Association Suspend an Owner’s Right to Use Common Facilities?

    Can an Association Suspend an Owner’s Right to Use Common Facilities?
    Association boards frequently ask what recourse they have against owners who fall behind on paying assessments, or violate other provisions of an association’s governing documents. While most associations’ governing documents…
  • Aug 17

    What You Need to Know if You Are Considering Signing Up with VBRO

    What You Need to Know if You Are Considering Signing Up with VBRO
    Relatively recently, sites like VRBO have revolutionized how people travel. They also have made it easier for the average person to rent out their home without the need for professional assistance. Are you considering renting your second home…
  • Aug 15

    Insight into the SWFL Real Estate Market: Q&A with Matt Simmon

    Insight into the SWFL Real Estate Market: Q&A with Matt Simmon
    As Co-Chair of the Lee County Bar Association’s Land Use and Governmental Law Section, I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Matt Simmons, State-Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser and partner at Maxwell Hendry &…
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Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 16

    The Accreditation for Florida's Arson Crime Lab Goes Up in Smoke

    The Accreditation for Florida's Arson Crime Lab Goes Up in Smoke
    On March 7, 2016, the ASCLD/LAB suspended the suspended the accreditation of the Florida Fire Marshal Bureau of Forensic Fire and Explosives Analysis (BFFEA) in the fire debris category of testing only.This is a big deal because in arson…
  • Jul 7

    FAQ: Can the Court Deny My Petition to Seal or Expunge My Arrest Record?

    FAQ: Can the Court Deny My Petition to Seal or Expunge My Arrest Record?
    The attorneys at the Sammis Law Firm help people seal or expunge a criminal record in Florida. Our offices are located in Tampa, FL, but we help clients seal or expunge a criminal record throughout the State of Florida. We charge a flat fee…
  • Dec 15

    Driver's License Reinstatement Day in Hillsborough County

    Driver's License Reinstatement Day in Hillsborough County
    On Friday morning, January 8, 2016, at the George Edgecomb Courthouse located at 800 E. Twiggs Street, in Tampa, FL, the court is holding a reinstatement day to reduce fees and help people get their driver’s license reinstated. Relief…
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Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 26

    After Recent Legalization in Miami-Dade, What is Uber’s Liability for Accidents?

    After Recent Legalization in Miami-Dade, What is Uber’s Liability for Accidents?
    Over the past few years, ridesharing services have grown exponentially, adding tens of thousands of drivers across the country. Uber, the big player in the industry, has seen a massive increase in manpower, from almost no drivers in the…
  • Jul 25

    Ridesharing Poses Dangers to Cyclists As Well

    Ridesharing Poses Dangers to Cyclists As Well
    Uber and Lyft may be a convenient ways to get around, but for cyclists, the ridesharing services can mean danger. On social media, numerous cyclists have relayed tales of close encounters with ridesharing vehicles, including inattentive…
  • Jul 20

    In Accident as Uber Passenger? What You Need to Know

    In Accident as Uber Passenger? What You Need to Know
    App-based rideshare services like Uber are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason: Using your smartphone to virtually hail an Uber ride is fast, easy and often less expensive than flagging down a cab. Uber touts its safety…
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Jacksonville Injury Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents, medical malpractice and workers compensation. By Lawrence Law Group.

http://www.jacksonvilleinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Arrest Finally Made in January’s Fatal Wrong Way Accident

    Arrest Finally Made in January’s Fatal Wrong Way Accident
    In January, a twenty-nine year old driver caused a fatal accident driving the wrong way on Interstate 295 near the intersection with Interstate 95 here in Jacksonville.  The car crash happened at 4:00 a.m.  Sadly, a sixty-nine year…
  • May 24

    Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration Releases Nursing Home Survey Finding

    Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration Releases Nursing Home Survey Finding
    The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration regulates nursing homes throughout the state.  As part of this process, every six months, the agency releases its survey findings and this month it released its inspection ratings for the…
  • May 11

    Enough is Enough: Seven Motorcycle Accident Deaths in Jacksonville in the Last Ten Day

    Enough is Enough: Seven Motorcycle Accident Deaths in Jacksonville in the Last Ten Day
    The greater Jacksonville area has had a rash of tragic motorcycle accidents causing fatalities during the last ten days.  Four of these accidents involved a vehicle that failed to yield to the motorcyclist when making a left turn.…
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FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

Covers Florida's PIP/No-Fault laws. By Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg & Zlotnick, P.A.

http://flpipguide.com/
  • Jun 23

    Mobile Ultrasound Owner Pleads Guilty in $29 Million Fraud

    Mobile Ultrasound Owner Pleads Guilty in $29 Million Fraud
    The owner of a mobile diagnostic ultrasound company pleaded guilty on June 21 to a nearly $29 million insurance fraud scheme. Michelle Kobran, 68, admitted to falsifying medical bills and giving kickbacks to doctors at her chiropractic and…
  • Jun 15

    Former Fugitive Sentenced to 37 Months for Healthcare Fraud

    Former Fugitive Sentenced to 37 Months for Healthcare Fraud
    A Cuban national was sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to a $2.6 million healthcare fraud against Medicare, according to the Department of Justice. Ubert Guillermo Rodriguez, 47, pleaded guilty to conspiracy…
  • Jun 13

    Mississippi, Florida Residents Part of Pharmaceutical Scheme

    Mississippi, Florida Residents Part of Pharmaceutical Scheme
    The U.S. government confiscated $11 million worth of properties involved in a healthcare fraud scheme centered in Mississippi that also involved residents of Florida, Alabama and Utah, according to a report in the Clarion-Ledger of Jackson,…
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