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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/
  • Mar 2

    Terrorism cases make bad law

    Terrorism cases make bad law
    In U.S. v. Said, covered by the Herald, the government is again asking to disguise a witness in an upcoming trial:Prosecutors have taken the rare step of asking a federal judge to shut out the public during the testimony of two FBI undercover…
  • Feb 26

    Mary Barzee Flores nominated to District Bench

    Mary Barzee Flores nominated to District Bench
    This is such great news.  Congrats to Mary Barzee Flores on this nomination!
  • Feb 26

    One fish, two fish

    One fish, two fish
    The Supremes reversed the 11th Circuit in the Sarbanes-Oxley Fish case yesterday.  The N.Y. Times has the coverage: A narrowly divided Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a Florida fisherman, throwing out his conviction for tossing…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Mar 2

    Cruise Executive Richard Fain Hits the Jackpot Again

    Cruise Executive Richard Fain Hits the Jackpot Again
    According to the SEC, Royal Caribbean CEO Richard Fain (below right) sold 87,488 shares of his RCL stock at an average price of $76.41, for a total value of $6,684,958.08. After the transaction, cruise executive Fain still owns 1,139,613…
  • Feb 27

    Disney Passenger Drowns at Castaway Cay

    Disney Passenger Drowns at Castaway Cay
    A newspaper in the Bahamas is reporting that a passenger from a Disney cruise ship drowned while visiting Disney's private island Castaway Cay. According to reports by the Tribune, on Thursday afternoon, a 38–year-old man from New York…
  • Feb 26

    Costa Fortuna Broke Down in Tortola

    Costa Fortuna Broke Down in Tortola
    A newspaper in the Caribbean reports that  Carnival's Costa Fortuna cruise ship with over four thousand passengers and crew members was stuck the Road Harbour on the main Island of Tortola in the Virgin Islands after it arrived on…
Rank this Week: 47

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 2

    MARCH COMINGS AND GOINGS

    MARCH COMINGS AND GOINGS
    March is a month of comings and goings. Coming: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will be addressing a joint session of congress. Going: Attorney General Eric Holder. A PERFECT TIME:If you are a long time Miami…
  • Mar 1

    THE MIAMI HERALD DOES IT AGAIN!

    THE MIAMI HERALD DOES IT AGAIN!
    Miami, really all of Florida, is lucky to be served by a crusading and muckraking newspaper like the Miami Herald. And today, the Herald has really outdone itself again. The Herald broke this shocking story, which we are sure has all of…
  • Feb 26

    JUDGE MARY BARZEE NOMINATED TO FEDERAL COURT

    JUDGE MARY BARZEE NOMINATED TO FEDERAL COURT
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:BREAKING NEWS ..............JUDGE MARY BARZEE FLORES HAS BEEN NOMINATED TO THE FEDERAL BENCHNumerous news agencies are reporting that President Barack Obama has nominated Barzee Flores to an open seat in the Southern…
Rank this Week: 53

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Most amazing experience ever!

    Most amazing experience ever!
    Client: Nancy Tucker Type of Case: Debt collection defense, garnishment, return of seized property, vacating judgment Client Review: When I finally found Taras after contacting numerous attorneys and receiving no hope for my situation, I had…
  • Feb 4

    $21000.00 CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice

    $21000.00 CACH LLC Lawsuit Dismissed with Prejudice
    Client:  YS Type of Case:  Defending Against a CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Client Review: I feel very fortunate to have made the decision to go to Mr. Rudnitsky to represent me against CACH LLC. They were suing me for…
  • Jan 31

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client:  Joy Type of Case:  Defending Consumer in Debt Collection Lawsuit Client Review: I could not be happier with the results I received after retaining the Rudnitsky Law Firm. Taras immediately went to work on my case by not…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 87

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://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Feb 25

    Stranded at Sea: Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Stuck on Cruise Ship

    Stranded at Sea: Ohio State Coach Urban Meyer Stuck on Cruise Ship
    Our cruise lawyers here at LMAW have been lucky that, being in Miami, FL, we haven’t had much to deal with in the way of bad winter weather. Unfortunately though, there have been several areas across the United States that have…
  • Feb 25

    Top Weather Hazards at Sea: Are Cruise Ships Equipped to Handle Them?

    Top Weather Hazards at Sea: Are Cruise Ships Equipped to Handle Them?
    Cruise passengers are often warned about the risk of crime at some ports of call. Yet, a recent Royal Caribbean cruise delay that left Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and fans stranded at sea draws attention to another hazard cruise passengers…
  • Feb 24

    One Year Later – Death of Cruise Passenger Following ‘Rogue’ Wave Hit Ruled an Accident

    One Year Later – Death of Cruise Passenger Following ‘Rogue’ Wave Hit Ruled an Accident
    Our cruise attorneys here at LMAW have often talked about unexpected disasters that can strike at sea. Despite the fact that many maritime accidents are the result of poor judgment or reckless behavior, including speeding, operator…
Rank this Week: 104

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: 191

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Mar 2

    Cruise Ship Nightmares -- Now With More Spencer Aronfeld!

    Cruise Ship Nightmares -- Now With More Spencer Aronfeld!
    My bud Spence thinks it's a cruise ship nightmare if you fall overboard -- I'd say it's his admonition at the end of the clip that's the real nightmare:  taking a cruise sober.Pick your poison, I guess.
  • Mar 2

    Are You a Manly Male at GT? Congratulations You've Made Partner!

    Are You a Manly Male at GT? Congratulations You've Made Partner!
    Of course that's an unfair headline, but I'm pretty sure that little underdog of a firm can take it -- but what about the actual headline in today's DBR:Greenberg Traurig New Partner Gender Split in South Florida--17 Men, 1 WomanUmm,…
  • Feb 27

    RIP Leonard Nimoy

    RIP Leonard Nimoy
     We're not trying to bring you down, but things happen.His final tweet.A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) February 23, 2015
Rank this Week: 248

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    After eyeing other Southeastern ports, Crowley consolidates its Puerto Rico service at Jaxport

    After eyeing other Southeastern ports, Crowley consolidates its Puerto Rico service at Jaxport
    Crowley Maritime Corp. is consolidating its Jacksonville operations, with Crowley Liner Services Inc. relocating its Puerto Rican service from its private terminal to the Jacksonville Port Authority's Talleyrand Marine Terminal. Although John…
  • Nov 19

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a deadly boating accident three miles east of Boca Chita Key Sunday. According to FWC’s Jorge Pino, a 23-foot MAKO capsized when a wave swamped the…
  • Nov 19

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you…

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you connected to your everyday life will convince you to get away from it all. According to a press release, Carnival plans to install new, higher-speed wireless internet service on its 101 cruise ships to…
Rank this Week: 256

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida car accidents, wrongful death, and bicycle accidents. By Salpeter Gitkin, LLP.

http://www.florida-injury-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32
    A Pompano Beach, Florida tow truck/public transit bus collision sent 32 people to area hospitals on Thursday, news sources report. The victims were not immediately available following the incident; they were treated at several area hospitals.…
  • Oct 16

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship
    Qwentyn Hunter drowned aboard a Miami, Florida Carnival Cruise ship Monday, news sources report. The cruise ship was still at sea at the time of the tragic accident. Six-year-old Hunter, of Winter Garden, was pronounced dead after being…
  • Oct 14

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision
    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida was critically injured Friday after he got out of his car following a crash and was struck by a semi, which fled the scene, news sources report. The other driver involved in the initial car accident…
Rank this Week: 255

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. by Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Feb 21

    Injured California Cruise Passenger Hires Brais Law

    Injured California Cruise Passenger Hires Brais Law
    An injured passenger from California has retained our Miami cruise accident attorneys to bring a lawsuit against NCL. A complaint filed in federal court alleges that NCL was negligent in the way it organized and conducted its White Hot Party…
  • Feb 16

    Injured Texas Cruise Passenger Retains Brais Law Attorney

    Injured Texas Cruise Passenger Retains Brais Law Attorney
    Our cruise injury lawyers have been retained to assist an injured Texas passenger in a claim against Carnival Cruise Lines. In a lawsuit filed in Federal Court, the passenger alleges he was injured when he slipped and fell on the Lido Deck…
  • Jan 25

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case
    A Miami-Dade court this week has allowed Brais, Brais & Rusak's client to bring a punitive damages claim against NCL and NCL America. In this case, our client suffered significant cervical and neurological injuries when she fell after…
Rank this Week: 299

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Mar 2

    Medical Marijuana Grow House Goes "Up In Smoke"

    Medical Marijuana Grow House Goes "Up In Smoke"
    You can't make this stuff up. A marijuana grow house goes "up in smoke"1 and I get to write about it in a property insurance blog! Nationwide Mutual Fire Insurance Company may be off the hook after a recent ruling from the Sixth Circuit Court…
  • Mar 1

    Appellate Court Affirms Trial Court Order Compelling Appraisal for Supplemental Hurricane Claim

    Appellate Court Affirms Trial Court Order Compelling Appraisal for Supplemental Hurricane Claim
    On Wednesday, Florida's Third District Court of Appeal issued an opinion affirming a trial court’s order compelling appraisal of a homeowners’ supplemental Hurricane Katrina claim.1 The insureds, the Cardelles, had filed claims…
  • Feb 28

    Getting Coverage for your Art: Stolen or Burned Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture

    Getting Coverage for your Art: Stolen or Burned Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture
    On both sides of my family, I have relatives I consider amazing artists. Both sell or sold their paintings and both have pieces on display in galleries. I have one fond memory from a young age going to see my great aunt, Majel Carter’s…
Rank this Week: 331

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 332

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Personal Injury Attorney in Miami: The World of Practicing Law in 2013

    Personal Injury Attorney in Miami: The World of Practicing Law in 2013
    It has become increasingly difficult for me reconcile the idyllic vision I enjoyed of the practice of personal injury law in the first two decades of my legal career with the reality of being an attorney in Miami in 2013. I took the Oath of…
  • Sep 26

    Hit By a Car Crossing the Street

    Hit By a Car Crossing the Street
    One of the very first things we all learn as children is to hold hands when we cross the street.  As we get older and realize that crossing a street is a “survivable” experience, the need to hold hands and the fear both…
  • Sep 24

    Florida’s Move Over Law: Stopping on a Highway is Extremely Dangerou

    Florida’s Move Over Law: Stopping on a Highway is Extremely Dangerou
    A horrifying scene played out on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, Florida, when James Schneider, 35, pulled his pickup truck over and got out of the vehicle in an attempt to save a stranded cat.  During the cat rescue, a driver…
Rank this Week: 421

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: 474

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013
    Florida marriages lasting longer than sixteen (16) years may result in an award of permanent alimony if the spouses decide to divorce. Over recent years the debate of alimony in Florida has been at the forefront of legislative session. The…
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?
    The world of, "do it yourself," has become far easier over the years with the invention of the internet. People now walk into doctors' offices and tell the doctor what their diagnosis is and what medication to prescribe. The same is true…
  • Feb 22

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation
    In recent years, the rules and laws regarding paternity actions in Florida have changed. Paternity cases generally establishes a father’s parental rights to a child in Florida; however, if the paternity case is brought by the Florida…
Rank this Week: 495

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Mar 2

    Forced Arbitration Pervades Contractual Agreements, Binding Consumer

    Forced Arbitration Pervades Contractual Agreements, Binding Consumer
    Margaret Jane Radin, author of Boilerplate: The Fine Print, Vanishing Rights, and the Rule of Law, is of the point of view that the American court system is “allowing contract to gobble up tort.” In other words, the 37-year law…
  • Feb 27

    Proposed Law Aims to Remove Shroud of Secrecy in Court Settlement

    Proposed Law Aims to Remove Shroud of Secrecy in Court Settlement
    A cadre of corporations whose profit margins outweigh product safety have found a loophole in the litigation process: sealed settlement agreements. Such agreements are legal, as there is no law prohibiting them, and often left up to the…
  • Feb 26

    E-Discovery — If not transparency, how about translucency?

    E-Discovery — If not transparency, how about translucency?
    Florida is sunny and a great place to live or work; but we can be a little slow to except new things. Florida Rules of Civil Procedure were amended a couple of years ago to include at least the mention of electronic discovery. Sadly, the…
Rank this Week: 607

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/
Rank this Week: 608

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/
Rank this Week: 578

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/
  • Mar 2

    Securities Investigation involving UBS’s V10 Enhanced FX Carry Strategy

    Securities Investigation involving UBS’s V10 Enhanced FX Carry Strategy
    According to reports, a lawsuit was recently filed  against UBS Group for selling its V10 Enhanced FX Carry Strategy product without allegedly explaining the risk and complexity of the investment. The lawsuit reportedly further…
  • Feb 27

    Investigation into Unite Realty Trust

    Investigation into Unite Realty Trust
    Recent news regarding the real estate investment trust, United Realty Trust, may be of concern to some investors. According to Investment news, a former executive of Cabot Lodge securities, Al Akerman, sent a letter to the SEC’s Office…
  • Feb 20

    Jason Muskey Accused of Fraud

    Jason Muskey Accused of Fraud
    Have you suffered financial losses as a result of investments made with Jason Muskey? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses through an arbitration claim with the Financial Industry Regulatory…
Rank this Week: 671

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 2

    Understanding and Combatting Medicare Coding Fraud

    Understanding and Combatting Medicare Coding Fraud
    Medicare billing is a complex and specialized field. Translating patient care into billing codes takes knowledge and skill. While most providers and coders work hard to make sure billing codes accurately reflect the care provided, others…
  • Feb 27

    ATV Accidents: Statistics, Safety, and Legal Representation

    ATV Accidents: Statistics, Safety, and Legal Representation
    While cars are responsible for a strong majority of vehicle-related accidents, they are not the only culprit in the fatal or injury-causing accidents we see in our Northern California injury practice. All-terrain vehicle accidents…
  • Feb 25

    California Child Injury Lawyer on the Danger of Scooter Accident

    California Child Injury Lawyer on the Danger of Scooter Accident
    There are few sounds as good for the soul as the noise of children at play. In a world where technology often keeps even young children glued to screens, it is especially heart-warming to hear kids engaged in active, outdoor play. It is…
Rank this Week: 760

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Mar 2

    Treating Physicians Are Entitled To Expert Witness Fees for PIP Deposition

    Treating Physicians Are Entitled To Expert Witness Fees for PIP Deposition
    Insurance companies request depositions of the treating physician in most personal injury protection (PIP) cases. The medical treatment rendered and the reason for performing the medical services are the central issues for treating physician…
  • Feb 27

    Last Year’s Automobile Recalls Continue into 2015

    Last Year’s Automobile Recalls Continue into 2015
    It looks like the automobile industry hasn’t gotten over its rough year. Last year GM had several sets of recalls that included millions of cars with faulty ignition starters.  Unfortunately this was only the start of the…
  • Feb 26

    Dangers of Nighttime Driving

    Dangers of Nighttime Driving
    There have been several studies showing that the frequency of accidents increase during the night.  This is easy to understand with the lack of natural light and headlights shining too brightly into a drivers eyes.  However, light…
Rank this Week: 629

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 745

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

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

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 756

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    Handling Accusations in the Midst of an Increasing Cybercrime Epidemic

    Handling Accusations in the Midst of an Increasing Cybercrime Epidemic
    Cybercrime presents unique challenges to the legal system, both for alleged offenders and for law enforcement. The laws and regulations regarding certain crimes are often difficult to navigate, especially given the fast pace of web technology…
  • Feb 15

    11 Arrested in 3 Cases of Online Sex Solicitation of Minor

    11 Arrested in 3 Cases of Online Sex Solicitation of Minor
    Three separate cases involving the online solicitation of minors are currently in the court system in Amarillo, Texas, and in Louisa County, Virginia. Undercover police operations in both states were involved in discovering the offenses. A…
  • Feb 10

    Solicitation Charges Against High School Teacher Shock Small Connecticut Town

    Solicitation Charges Against High School Teacher Shock Small Connecticut Town
    If you or someone you love faces charges of soliciting a minor for sex or engaging in cybercrime activity, this heartbreaking case out of Connecticut may resonate with you. A former student has filed a lawsuit against a local high school…
Rank this Week: 675

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 691

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 Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 24

    Recreational Marijuana Legalized in Alaska

    Recreational Marijuana Legalized in Alaska
    Today in Alaska, an amendment permitting recreational marijuana use goes into effect. In November, 2014, the citizens of Alaska in a statewide vote to amend the Alaska constitution voted 53% for and 47% against this amendment. The vote, a…
  • Feb 20

    How Many Years in Prison are Federal Judges in Florida Sentencing Defendants in Mortgage Fraud Prosecutions?

    How Many Years in Prison are Federal Judges in Florida Sentencing Defendants in Mortgage Fraud Prosecutions?
    Mortgage fraud in South Florida continues to be in the news, as a multi-agency task force involving both federal agencies and local law enforcement continues to file criminal cases in both state and federal Courts. South Florida federal…
  • Feb 18

    Can the Government of the United States Tweet Under the War Powers Act?

    Can the Government of the United States Tweet Under the War Powers Act?
    The United States government has announced that it is expanding the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications efforts to “countermessage” terrorists groups. Propaganda has a long history of use as a governmental tool to…
Rank this Week: 699

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/
  • Feb 24

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Fast Approaching

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Fast Approaching
    As discussed in my last blog on this topic, impact fee rates in Lee County continue to be a focus for many in the community. At its February 3rd meeting, the Board of County Commissioners (“BOCC”) adopted the proposed rate…
  • Feb 4

    Homestead Deadline Approaching for Lee County Landowner

    Homestead Deadline Approaching for Lee County Landowner
    The homestead application filing deadline of March 1 is approaching quickly. Below is a snapshot of eligibility and documentation requirements for real property owned in Lee County, Florida. What is the Homestead Exemption? The homestead…
  • Jan 29

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Looming

    Lee County Impact Fee Vote Looming
    The Lee County Board of County Commissioners (“BOCC”) is kicking off 2015 with substantial consideration of impact fees, with viewpoints expressed by stakeholders on both sides of the issue. At its January 6th meeting, the first…
Rank this Week: 725

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/
  • Feb 16

    Securities Clawback Actions May be Subject to Arbitration Clause

    Securities Clawback Actions May be Subject to Arbitration Clause
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held that “clawback actions brought by court-appointed receivers are not categorically exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.”  Wiand v. Schneiderman,…
  • Feb 6

    Standard & Poor’s to Pay $1.375 Billion to Settle Lawsuit

    Standard & Poor’s to Pay $1.375 Billion to Settle Lawsuit
    According to the Department of Justice, rating agency Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, LLC (“S&P) and its parent company McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. have agreed to settle multiple lawsuits brought by the federal…
  • Dec 5

    FINRA Increases Arbitrator Pay- Passes Costs to Partie

    FINRA Increases Arbitrator Pay- Passes Costs to Partie
    According to Regulatory Notice 14-49 (“RN 14-49”) issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), FINRA is increasing the pay for arbitrators assigned to hear FINRA cases and passing the costs of the…
Rank this Week: 635

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Feb 6

    Proving Undue Influence

    Proving Undue Influence
    Proving that a will was procured by the undue influence of another can sometimes be difficult.  Often, this type of conduct occurs in secret, away from the watchful eyes of family and loved ones and involves the victimization of an
  • Feb 5

    Time Share Scam

    Time Share Scam
    It has come to our attention that an individual claiming to be Attorney Adrian Thomas is contacting people around the country about buying and selling time shares.  This is a SCAM.  Do not give this individual any information…
  • Dec 18

    Trust Modification under Florida’s Trust Code

    Trust Modification under Florida’s Trust Code
    Can a court consider extrinsic evidence when asked to modify a trust under the judicial modification statutes even if the trust instrument is unambiguous?  YES! Historically, common law rules of construction provided that the intent of a…
Rank this Week: 743

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/
  • Feb 2

    Shooting : Talking to the Police or Press After a Shooting

    Shooting : Talking to the Police or Press After a Shooting
    In July of 2014, an Arizona homeowner shot and killed one of two intruders who had entered his home in the middle of the night. The homeowner was eighty (80) year old Thomas Greer, who had been assaulted during the...
  • Jan 16

    Criminal Mischief

    Criminal Mischief
    This weekend as I drove through my neighborhood, I noticed a street sign had been knocked down... it apparently, had been run over. I remember thinking, "Somebody in Jacksonville had a good time last night." My criminal defense…
  • Jan 6

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Tip #163: Child Neglect

    Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Tip #163: Child Neglect
    Take a look at the picture above. Is there anything that troubles you about this picture? I'm bothered by the distance between the adult and the two small children that are walking several feet behind the man. Even more...
Rank this Week: 728

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 10

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property

    Estate Planning for Out-of-State Property
    If you live in Florida and own property in another state an ancillary administration will be necessary upon the death of the owner(s) of that property. This special probate administration will be in addition to the administration you have…
  • Oct 29

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection

    Revocable Trusts and Asset Protection
    Many times we get questions from clients asking if their revocable trust provides asset protection from creditors. The answer to this is the typical legal answer "It Depends". That is it depends on who owes the money. In Florida a…
  • Oct 28

    Florida Probate Intake form

    Florida Probate Intake form
    Many of our clients have asked us to put our Florida Probate Intake form online so that they can easily download it. You can download the Florida Probate Intake form with the following link: Probate Intake Form.pdf
Rank this Week: 634

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Focuses on capital punishment in America.

http://www.swartzlenamon.com/deathpenaltyblog
Rank this Week: 663

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: 652

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
  • Mar 1

    Le Rapport Annuel est une Obligation pour Maintenir votre Entreprise en Floride

    Le Rapport Annuel est une Obligation pour Maintenir votre Entreprise en Floride
    Les entreprises de Floride sont tenues de déposer un rapport annuel de Floride chaque année à partir de Janvier. Le défaut à se conformer à cette exigence avant la date limite du 1er Mai…
  • Feb 22

    Leçons de l’Emission Shark Tank pour les Entrepreneur

    Leçons de l’Emission Shark Tank pour les Entrepreneur
    Shark Tank, est l’émission de télévision populaire sur CNBC où les entrepreneurs présentent leurs idées d’affaires pour les investisseurs. Une des raisons pour laquelle Shark Tank est…
  • Feb 15

    Futurs Immigrant

    Futurs Immigrant
    Si vous êtes intéressés à venir aux États-Unis à titre d’immigrant, ou si vous êtes déjà aux États-Unis avec un visa ou le statut de résident permanent, il est…
Rank this Week: 805

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 1

    Freezing High Conflict Divorce Litigation for the Collaborative Proce

    Freezing High Conflict Divorce Litigation for the Collaborative Proce
    I strongly suggest that any person who is in the initial stages of a Florida divorce consider engaging in the collaborative process from the very beginning.  This simply means that each spouses hires an attorney solely for the…
  • Feb 9

    What is the Purpose of Florida Family Law?

    What is the Purpose of Florida Family Law?
    Anyone who has gone through a divorce, paternity, or other family law proceeding in Hillsborough County or elsewhere in Florida may have wondered: What is the purpose of Florida Family Law? Well, section 61.001(2) purports to have an…
  • Jan 6

    Can I Now Divorce My Same-Sex Spouse in Florida?

    Can I Now Divorce My Same-Sex Spouse in Florida?
    Last week, Federal Judge Robert L. Hinkle clarified his ruling in Brenner v. Scott to state, definitively, that the U.S. Constitution requires Florida clerks of court to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.  This has brought…
Rank this Week: 824

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Mar 1

    “Wings Network” Named by SEC in Ponzi Scheme Targeting Latino

    “Wings Network” Named by SEC in Ponzi Scheme Targeting Latino
    February 27, 2015 The U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against 3 company officers and 12 promoters who were operating an international pyramid scheme using  Portuguese companies operating under the name Wings…
  • Feb 27

    Charles Kilway of North Richland Hills, TX, Sentenced for Securities Fraud

    Charles Kilway of North Richland Hills, TX, Sentenced for Securities Fraud
    February 19, 2015- North Richland Hills, Texas The Texas State Securities Board announced that Charles Wayne Kilway was sentenced to 15 years in state prison for the fraudulent sale of securities and 15 years for theft of property from the…
  • Feb 27

    Newbridge Securities Agrees to Pay $850,000 in Inflated Postage Charge Class Action

    Newbridge Securities Agrees to Pay $850,000 in Inflated Postage Charge Class Action
    February 27, 2015- Ft. Lauderdale, FL The InvestmentNews reports that Newbridge Securities Corp. , which is headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, has agreed to pay $850,000 to resolve a class action lawsuit alleging that Newbridge…
Rank this Week: 812

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Expert Witnesses: Linchpin to Jury Trial

    Expert Witnesses: Linchpin to Jury Trial
    Expert witnesses play an important role in trials. A 2013 Florida law changes the standard for expert witnesses. Learn more from The Pittman Firm.
  • Feb 27

    Insurance Fraud Gauranteed by New Florida PIP Law

    Insurance Fraud Gauranteed by New Florida PIP Law
    The Florida legislature in the last hours of the 2012 legislative drastically changed the PIP law that since 1972 had guaranteed people in an auto accident quick repayment for medical bills and lost wages. Touted as a measure to avoid…
  • Feb 25

    The Art of Jury Selection

    The Art of Jury Selection
    Jury consulting is a growing industry for good reason: jury selection matters. Learn more from the Pittman Firm.
Rank this Week: 836

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/
  • Feb 27

    South Florida and Legionnaires' Disease

    South Florida and Legionnaires' Disease
    South Florida had its share of Legionnaires' Disease outbreaks over the recent years. Florida's Department of Health defines "Legionnaires' Disease" as an infection caused by the bacterium Legionella pneumophilia. Symptoms associated with the…
  • Feb 24

    Boater Negligence and Florida Dive Flag Law

    Boater Negligence and Florida Dive Flag Law
    Florida SCUBA divers and snorkelers face an all too common threat when engaging in their favorite aquatic activity. That threat is negligent boat operators. In most dive accident cases it is found that the boat operator failed to abide by…
  • Feb 13

    Senator McCain seeks, fails to repeal Jones Act

    Senator McCain seeks, fails to repeal Jones Act
    Last month, Senator John McCain (R-AZ) filed an amendment to repeal the Jones Act. In a January 13, 2015 Press Release published on his website, Sen. McCain states, "I have long advocated for a full repeal of The Jones Act, an antiquated law…
Rank this Week: 796

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 814

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A.

http://www.daytonabeachcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Daytona Drug Arrest Spurs Child Abuse Charge, Garners National Spotlight

    Daytona Drug Arrest Spurs Child Abuse Charge, Garners National Spotlight
    The Florida Department of Law Enforcement reports there were 4,700 drug arrests made in Volusia County in 2013. In many cases, drug-related charges are not the only offense alleged. Often, drugs are discovered in the course of police…
  • Feb 15

    Man Arrested in Daytona Beach for Deadly Hit-and-Run

    Man Arrested in Daytona Beach for Deadly Hit-and-Run
    An arrest has been made in the death of a 27-year-old chef-in-training, who reportedly died instantly after another driver slammed into him at an intersection on Martin Luther King Boulevard. Authorities say a 40-year-old man was arrested on…
  • Jan 30

    Daytona DUI Court Grants Offenders Second Chance

    Daytona DUI Court Grants Offenders Second Chance
    On any given day, it's estimated there are 300,000 trips made in motor vehicles in which the driver is drunk. That's according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which reports 4,000 of those drivers are arrested. In many cases, these…
Rank this Week: 811

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure issues in Florida. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Bankruptcy: what debts are non-dischargeable?

    Bankruptcy: what debts are non-dischargeable?
    Most debts can be liquidated through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or reorganized through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, there are a few debts that can altogether be non-dischargeable. Some types of debts are always non-dischargeable, unless a…
  • Feb 5

    Bankruptcy: what debts are non-dischargeable?

    Bankruptcy: what debts are non-dischargeable?
    Most debts can be liquidated through a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, or reorganized through a Chapter 13 bankruptcy. However, there are a few debts that can altogether be non-dischargeable. Some types of debts are always non-dischargeable, unless…
  • Jan 29

    Can you sell your house during bankruptcy?

    Can you sell your house during bankruptcy?
    Once a debtor files for bankruptcy, his or her home and other possessions become part of their bankruptcy estate. While creditors cannot automatically foreclose on the property because of bankruptcy protections, the debtor is likewise not…
Rank this Week: 799

In Black And White

In Black And White

Provides strategies for growing your legal practice. By Paula Black.

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Oct 29

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?
    What do you want? Yes, that’s a pretty big question for lawyers since most would start by explaining… “That depends…” I think Forbes contributor, Bruce Kasanoff who ghostwrites articles for entrepreneurs,…
  • Oct 21

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result
    When it comes to business development, the legal profession isn’t known for teamwork. It could be described more as track and field, rather than football. Each lawyer in the firm does what he or she does and at the end of the year they…
  • Sep 30

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head
    I worked with a new client today and we embarked on a journey to figure out what she needs to do to leave her job and start her own firm. We created a roadmap. We started by exploring her personal brand… what’s her unique…
Rank this Week: 922

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Reviews Federal Securities Fraud Litigation, Arbitration, Whistleblower Claims & Derivative Lawsuits. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 863