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Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Mar 28

    Another CACH Lawsuit Dismissed

    Another CACH Lawsuit Dismissed
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: GE / Rooms to Go Plaintiff’s Attorney: Bryan Manno, Esq. / Jeremy Soffler, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Federated Law Group, PLLC Case Outcome: CACH Lawsuit Dismissed; Client Recovers Money…
  • Mar 26

    Galaxy Portfolio LLC Dismisses Claims Against Client

    Galaxy Portfolio LLC Dismisses Claims Against Client
    Plaintiff: Galaxy Portfolio LLC / Worldwide Asset Purchasing, LLC Original Creditor: Direct Merchant Bank, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Jonathan R. Singer, Esq. / Richard S. Weissman, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: O&L Law Group,…
  • Mar 24

    Another Satisfied Client of the Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Another Satisfied Client of the Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Client:  Chad Type of Case:  Debt Collection Defense / Abusive Debt Collection (FDCPA) Client Review: I was recently sued in small claims court for an amount just under $5000 by a debt collector who had refused to validate…
Rank this Week: 84

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: 86

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/
  • Apr 15

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA

    PNC Investments LLC fined by FINRA
    PNC Investments LLC (CRD# 129052, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured and fined $90,000. The firm has paid restitution to all affected customers. Without…
  • Apr 15

    Merriman Capital, Inc. fined by FINRA

    Merriman Capital, Inc. fined by FINRA
    Merriman Capital, Inc. (CRD #18296, San Francisco, California) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured, fined $120,000 and required to retain an independent consultant to conduct a…
  • Apr 15

    Chase Investment Services Corp. fined by FINRA

    Chase Investment Services Corp. fined by FINRA
    Chase Investment Services Corp. (CRD #25574, Chicago, Illinois) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which the firm was censured and fined $825,000. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm…
Rank this Week: 148

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Features news, publications, events and cases.

http://legalnews.arnstein.com
  • Jan 8

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Joel Hurwitz was quoted in a January 1 article, “Real Estate Regulation And Legislation To Watch in 2014.” The article provides an overview of the biggest legislative and regulatory issues real…
  • Jan 8

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie was quoted in two recent articles, one dealing with common tax mistakes and the other with tax evasion issues in Switzerland. The first article, “Avoid These 10 Common Tax…
  • Jan 8

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner David Sugar testified on January 8, 2013 before the City of Chicago Committee on Housing and Real Estate in support of proposed amendments to the Chicago Condominium Ordinance introduced by Alderman Thomas…
Rank this Week: 149

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/
  • Apr 17

    What Is a Shotgun Pleading, Truly?

    What Is a Shotgun Pleading, Truly?
    Longtimers know our affinity for shotgun pleadings, but let's get metaphysical for a moment -- what are they, really?Is it just when you incorporate all prior allegations into each count, or is there something "more" to a shotgun…
  • Apr 16

    Go West, Young Man!

    Go West, Young Man!
    And we're not talking Naples/Ft. Myers.From the Intrepid One ©Carlton Fields Jorden Burt has opened an office in Los Angeles—its 11th nationally—with two shareholders from Steptoe and Johnson.In a statement, firm president…
  • Apr 16

    3d DCA Watch -- Somebody Got the Kozel Factors Right!

    3d DCA Watch -- Somebody Got the Kozel Factors Right!
    Could this be a first in our multi-year coverage of the bunker?A trial court getting the Kozel factors right, and properly applying them?Following the hearing on the motion, the court announced its findings on the record and rendered an order…
Rank this Week: 219

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 17

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.

    FAITH, HOPE, AND THE CUBS.
    Happy belated birthday Nikita Khrushchev (born April 15, 1894). NHL: You've waited all year for the hockey playoffs, and now they're here!RE-HEARING:A quick perusal of the 3rd DCA website reveals that Alex Michaels has filed a motion for a…
  • Apr 16

    WHAT KIND OF LEGAL SYSTEM DOES THIS?

    WHAT KIND OF LEGAL SYSTEM DOES THIS?
    Caesar Cantu plead guilty to marijuana trafficking and was sentenced to 11.5 years in federal court. Due solely to a scribbners error an additional 42 months was added to his sentence on the judgment and conviction. However, the district…
  • Apr 14

    WHY IS THIS NIGHT....

    WHY IS THIS NIGHT....
    "Why is this night different from all other nights?"For those of you who observe Passover in this season of miracles, Happy Pesach.  Good Friday and Easter Sunday and ABC's airing of the Ten Commandments coming up this…
Rank this Week: 221

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: 249

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/
  • Apr 16

    Cruise Ship Industry Vows to Take Down David Beckham’s New Port Stadium

    Cruise Ship Industry Vows to Take Down David Beckham’s New Port Stadium
    It seems not everyone is excited for the new soccer stadium in Miami that David Beckham is sponsoring. But as it happens, the biggest opposition is coming from the cruise industry. Led by Royal Caribbean, an alliance of cruise lines have come…
  • Apr 15

    Another Arrest Made in Roatan

    Another Arrest Made in Roatan
    Just yesterday, our cruise ship lawyers reported on the arrest of Guzman Ramirez, the 20-year-old suspected gunman accused of fatally shooting a Norwegian Cruise Line crew member. The victim, Gavan Yaycob, 27, was working aboard the Norwegian…
  • Apr 14

    Gunman Who Shot and Killed NCL Crew Member in Roatan, Honduras Apprehended

    Gunman Who Shot and Killed NCL Crew Member in Roatan, Honduras Apprehended
    Last week, the seafarer lawyers here at our firm reported on a tragic crime that cost one Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) crew member their life. The incident occurred on Sunday, April 6, when the victim, Gavan Yaycob, 27, a Filipino crew member…
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • Apr 16

    South Korea Ferry Disaster - Nearly 300 Missing

    South Korea Ferry Disaster - Nearly 300 Missing
    Earlier this morning we posted an article on Facebook about a terrible maritime disaster involving a South Korean ferry carrying 462 passengers and crew members. The ferry is the Sewol and was carrying hundreds of school children. The…
  • Apr 15

    Reefer Madness: Bahamas Magistrate Taunts & Shakes Down Royal Caribbean Pothead

    Reefer Madness: Bahamas Magistrate Taunts & Shakes Down Royal Caribbean Pothead
    The Nassau Tribune reports on a criminal hearing last weekend in the Bahamas after five cruise ship passengers from two different ship were arrested for possessing small amounts of marijuana.  The five passengers each had between one and…
  • Apr 14

    Arrest Made in Roatan for Robberies of Cruise Passengers & Tourist

    Arrest Made in Roatan for Robberies of Cruise Passengers & Tourist
    A number of people have sent me links to news sources in Roatan indicating that the local police arrested a 20 year old islander, identified as Cory Lee Beckner, as a suspect in the robbery of several cruise passengers and…
Rank this Week: 276

Florida's Workers' Compensation…

Florida's Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

By Law Offices of Franks, Koenig & Neuwelt.

http://www.floridasworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    West Palm Beach Workers' Compensation Judge Rules Injured Worker Not a Fraud

    West Palm Beach Workers' Compensation Judge Rules Injured Worker Not a Fraud
    A West Palm Beach Workers' Compensation Judge recently granted compensability of a right hand injury and awarded medical care, lost wages, penalties and interest after finding that the injured worker had not intentionally misrepresented his…
  • Mar 12

    Can I Settle My Florida Workers' Compensation Case?

    Can I Settle My Florida Workers' Compensation Case?
    A settlement means that in exchange for workers' compensation paying you money, you agree to give up the right to have the workers' compensation insurance company pay for any medical care or lost wage benefits. Forever. In Florida, a Judge…
  • Mar 8

    Workers' Compensation Injuries in Florida: What Do You Mean Preexisting?

    Workers' Compensation Injuries in Florida: What Do You Mean Preexisting?
    In Florida, the laws are written in such a fashion that allows workers' compensation doctors to say that the need for treatment following an accident is not the injury itself, but rather a preexisting injury or condition. The problem is that…
Rank this Week: 280

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: 264

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/
  • Apr 17

    Thursday's news and note

    Thursday's news and note
    1. The dude who disrupted the Supreme Court got time served. From the AP:A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been…
  • Apr 15

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house

    Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud gets house
    Another Judge Marra/Fred Haddad matchup. From Paula McMahon:Well-known Fort Lauderdale jeweler Patrick Daoud was sentenced to ten months of house arrest and two years of probation on Friday for helping to hide a huge 12.08 carat yellow…
  • Apr 14

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder

    Judge Pryor says judicial branch disrepected by AG Holder
    Some fireworks from the Sentencing Commission last week when 11th Circuit Judge Pryor said that AG Holder disrespected the judicial branch by not opposing the proposed two level decrease in the drug guidelines. More from NLJ:The United…
Rank this Week: 288

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: 292

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 323

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/
Rank this Week: 324

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 392

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Bruce Jacobs & Associates, P.L.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    FTC: Scamming Debt Collectors Must Pay $3.3 Million, Shut Down

    FTC: Scamming Debt Collectors Must Pay $3.3 Million, Shut Down
    The Federal Trade Commission announced recently that defendants in a debt collection scheme frequently targeting Spanish-speaking consumers will not only be required to pay a $3.3 million penalty, but will also be barred from doing future…
  • Apr 14

    Force-Placed Insurance Claim Against BofA, BQE, Settled in Miami

    Force-Placed Insurance Claim Against BofA, BQE, Settled in Miami
    A settlement deal reached in a Miami federal court ended with Bank of American and QBE Insurance Company agreeing to pay nearly $230 million for their dual roles in a kickback scheme that involved inflating the cost of insurance that was…
  • Apr 12

    Handling Post-Foreclosure Deficiencies, Collections in Florida

    Handling Post-Foreclosure Deficiencies, Collections in Florida
    Many of those who have chosen not to fight a Miami foreclosure have learned the hard way that even giving up won't be the end of their struggles. Unfortunately, as some families find, that may be just the beginning, depending upon the way in…
Rank this Week: 409

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 404

FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

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

http://flpipguide.com/
  • Apr 15

    Chiropractors in $2.3 Million PIP Insurance Fraud Scheme will Face RICO Charge

    Chiropractors in $2.3 Million PIP Insurance Fraud Scheme will Face RICO Charge
    A federal judge ruled that the chiropractors who were allegedly behind a $2.3 million ploy to defraud an insurance company must face charges for violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and Florida’s…
  • Apr 14

    U.S. Publishes Doctor-Level Data on $77 Billion in Medicare Billing

    U.S. Publishes Doctor-Level Data on $77 Billion in Medicare Billing
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released a treasure trove of 2012 Medicare payment data on 880,000 health care providers nationwide. Intended to increase healthcare transparency, the data represents Medicare Part B…
  • Apr 10

    Jacksonville Chiropractor Arrested for Fraudulent Billing Scheme

    Jacksonville Chiropractor Arrested for Fraudulent Billing Scheme
    Chiropractor Steven Rhodes faces a maximum of five years in prison after being arrested for a fraudulent billing scheme targeting multiple insurance companies. Jeff Atwater, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, announced the arrest…
Rank this Week: 462

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 537

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Be Sure to Avoid These 5 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident

    Be Sure to Avoid These 5 Common Causes of Motorcycle Accident
    There are quite a few common causes of motorcycle accidents, the most common being a simple lack of awareness on the part of both the driver of the vehicle involved in the accident and the rider of the motorcycle. While motorcycles are…
  • Apr 13

    Fondling and Groping by Caregivers Is Nursing Home Abuse in Florida

    Fondling and Groping by Caregivers Is Nursing Home Abuse in Florida
    As the population continues to age, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are growing in size across our nation. While these facilities are needed to care for the elderly, some of these places aren’t necessarily safe. Although…
  • Apr 9

    Failure to See a Motorcycle May Result in a Failure to Yield Motorcycle Accident in Florida

    Failure to See a Motorcycle May Result in a Failure to Yield Motorcycle Accident in Florida
    Failure to yield roadway accidents are typical in Florida and across the United States. In fact, failing to yield is one of the main causes of motorcycle accidents in the Fort Lauderdale area. Typically, an accident of this nature would occur…
Rank this Week: 523

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/
  • Apr 15

    Collaborative Process and Religious Values in Tampa Bay

    Collaborative Process and Religious Values in Tampa Bay
    A friend of mine, leading Tampa Bay collaborative attorney, and fellow member of Next Generation Divorce George Melendez recently wrote a blog post after he and I had a discussion on how collaborative family law practice can help members…
  • Apr 12

    Bay News 9 Video: Collaborative Divorce in Tampa Bay

    Bay News 9 Video: Collaborative Divorce in Tampa Bay
    I strongly believe that the traditional adversarial courtroom divorce is destructive to families, and so I am a strong proponent of the private, respectful collaborative divorce process.  I am also president of a local collaborative…
  • Apr 3

    Tampa Limited Scope Representation FAQ

    Tampa Limited Scope Representation FAQ
    What is limited scope representation? Limited scope representation (also known as unbundled legal services) is a cost-effective method of obtaining an attorney’s help on specific tasks and not paying for services you do not want or…
Rank this Week: 500

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/
  • Apr 15

    GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Act

    GM Recall — Bad Switches, Bad Relations, Bad Act
    Why is GM in so much trouble? This is not the first time that corporate America has placed consumers in the middle of cross-hairs of certain injury or death. And, it is not the first time for GM either. We have plenty of lessons. Sadly the…
  • Apr 14

    Is the Irreversible Truly Unforeseeable?: The Law of Suicide Prevention

    Is the Irreversible Truly Unforeseeable?: The Law of Suicide Prevention
    (This article was originally published in the March 2014 Issue of the Journal, published by the Florida Justice Association. The article is reprinted here by permission of the author) According to the Centers for Disease Control and…
  • Apr 9

    GM Recall Debacle — Placing Americans in Danger

    GM Recall Debacle — Placing Americans in Danger
    GM is in a fix. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has ordered them to respond to 107 questions concerning defects in GM cars and trucks. Although GM’s CEO promised transparency in the investigation and provided…
Rank this Week: 525

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/
  • Apr 15

    CONTRACTS: Forum-Selection Clause—Enforcing by 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) Motion to Transfer Venue

    CONTRACTS: Forum-Selection Clause—Enforcing by 28 U.S.C. § 1404(a) Motion to Transfer Venue
    Our guest author of this is article is Charlene Hicks, a legal research attorney with National Legal Research Group in Charlottesville, Virginia. Forum-selection clauses are commonly used in contracts to specify the location in which the…
  • Apr 14

    Contracting 101: Tips for Physicians and Health Professionals-Part 12

    Contracting 101: Tips for Physicians and Health Professionals-Part 12
    By Christopher E. Brown, J.D., The Health Law Firm and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Tip 28-Verify That the Relationship Between the Physician and the Employer is Legal. Our…
  • Apr 8

    Texas Medicaid Settlement Raises Questions Among Health Care Provider

    Texas Medicaid Settlement Raises Questions Among Health Care Provider
    By Lenis L. Archer, J.D., M.P.H., The Health Law Firm and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On March 17, 2014, Carousel Pediatrics in Austin, Texas, agreed to pay the state a $3.75…
Rank this Week: 529

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

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

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Apr 15

    Consumer Reports on Choosing a Safe Hospital

    Consumer Reports on Choosing a Safe Hospital
    This is a project that had its genesis in tragedy. John James was a chief toxicologist for NASA in Houston when his 19-year-old son died after two doctors made a series of medical errors. John Alexander James had an abnormal …
  • Apr 14

    Dallas Woman Awarded $1.2 Million, Mesh Called Defectively Designed

    Dallas Woman Awarded $1.2 Million, Mesh Called Defectively Designed
    For the first time, a Texas jury has decided the pelvic mesh made by healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson was defectively designed. The jury awarded the 64-year-old Dallas woman $1.2 million following a two-and-a half week trial. The case…
  • Apr 11

    Palm Beach County United for Children with Pinwheel

    Palm Beach County United for Children with Pinwheel
    On any given day in the state of Florida, there are approximately 750 children ready to be adopted from foster homes with no identifiable family. There are also over 50,000 children in Florida who are neglected or abused, every year. …
Rank this Week: 510

Health Care Fraud Blog

Health Care Fraud Blog

Covers durable medical equipment fraud, HIPAA violations, insurance fraud, medicaid fraud, and medicare fraud. By Robert David Malove.

http://www.healthcarefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 8

    Physician With Revoked Medical License Pleads Guilty for Role in Medicare Fraud Scheme

    Physician With Revoked Medical License Pleads Guilty for Role in Medicare Fraud Scheme
    DETROIT, MI (March 5, 2014) - Jose Mercado-Francis, 60, a former Detroit-area physician pleaded guilty today in the U.S. District for the Eastern District of Michigan to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud in violation of 1371…
  • Feb 14

    Houston Psychiastrist Indicted for Medicare Fraud

    Houston Psychiastrist Indicted for Medicare Fraud
    On December 16, 2014, a Houston psychiatrist was arrested on charges related to her alleged participation in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme involving false claims for mental health treatment. Sharon Iglehart, 56, of Houston, was…
  • Dec 19

    How to Avoid the 230-year Sentence for Health Care Fraud

    How to Avoid the 230-year Sentence for Health Care Fraud
    LOUISVILLE, KY. - How does a doctor get convicted of money laundering, health care fraud and doling out prescription drugs like jelly beans and then sentenced to 230 years in prison with a fine of $10.2 million? By not having a health care…
Rank this Week: 487

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Cancer Fatigue and Long Term Disability Insurance Claim Help

    Cancer Fatigue and Long Term Disability Insurance Claim Help
    Attorneys Dell & Schaefer have helped thousands of people with disabilities such as Cancer to collect short and long term disability benefits. Contact us for a free immediate consultation with one of our nationwide attorneys.
  • Feb 27

    Sedgwick Denies Short-Term Disability Benefits To United Health Group Employee

    Sedgwick Denies Short-Term Disability Benefits To United Health Group Employee
    United Health Group employee suffering with Fibromyalgia is denied short term disability benefits and loses her battle with Sedgwick Claims in a Virginia court. In the case of Day v. United Health Group, Inc. Short Term Disability Plan, the…
  • Feb 3

    Unum Sues Disability Claimant For Social Security Disability Overpayment and Wins $103,963.30

    Unum Sues Disability Claimant For Social Security Disability Overpayment and Wins $103,963.30
    Unum Claimant receives over $103,000 in SSDI payments and Unum files lawsuit seeking repayment of disability benefits. Court Order Claimant to Pay Unum $103,963.30. A Michigan Federal court recently entered a court Order against a Unum…
Rank this Week: 480

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: 499

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: 522

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3

    Miami Light Rail System May Become a Signature P3
    Plans of New Passenger Rail Link from Miami-to-Miami Beach On several occasions we have written about transportation public-private partnerships in the Miami area. These have included posts on red-light cameras, passenger rail,…
  • Apr 14

    ICCA 2014 Miami Conference Coverage

    ICCA 2014 Miami Conference Coverage
    Bilzin Sumberg attorneys Joseph Mamounas and Rafael Ribeiro participated in a blogging event from the ICCA Conference this week for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. The Kluwer Arbitration Blog (KAB) is a publication that…
  • Apr 11

    ICCA Congress Cements Miami as Arbitration Hub

    ICCA Congress Cements Miami as Arbitration Hub
    Every two years the top international arbitration professionals and legal scholars from around the globe gather at the International Council for Commercial Arbitration’s Congress, or “ICCA Congress,” as it is commonly known,…
Rank this Week: 548

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/
Rank this Week: 546

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/
Rank this Week: 560

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Police Test "Live Google Earth" Tool for Monitoring Possible Crime

    Police Test "Live Google Earth" Tool for Monitoring Possible Crime
    There is a very fine line between advanced, technology-enabled methods of surveillance and infringement on the right of Americans to not undergo unreasonable search and seizure, a right guaranteed by the 4th Amendment to the U.S.…
  • Apr 14

    Youth Pastor Found "Not Guilty" in Child Molestation Case

    Youth Pastor Found "Not Guilty" in Child Molestation Case
    It's the type of case that our South Florida criminal defense attorneys are certainly familiar with: a pastor is arrested and charged with the crime of child molestation. In recent years, these types of stories have filled newspapers,…
  • Apr 9

    Miami Cop Implicated in Cocaine Conspiracy

    Miami Cop Implicated in Cocaine Conspiracy
    Our South Florida criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that law enforcement officers are given the responsibility to enforce the law and to arrest those who don't abide by it; they are not expected to…
Rank this Week: 575

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
  • Apr 13

    SARL pour les Couples Mariés : Droit Préventif

    SARL pour les Couples Mariés : Droit Préventif
    Florida Business Journal a récemment publié un article sur les SARL pour les couples mariés intitulé « Comment divorcer – Protègez votre entreprise . «  Ici, à Boyer Law Firm,…
  • Apr 6

    Contrats de Floride : Types et Définition

    Contrats de Floride : Types et Définition
    Un contrat est un agrément entre deux ou plusieurs parties, qu’elles soient des individuels, des entités d’affaires ou des entités à but non lucratif. En raison de cette large définition, il y a…
  • Mar 30

    Pétition Familiale pour la Demande de Citoyenneté

    Pétition Familiale pour la Demande de Citoyenneté
    Un des chemins d’accès à la citoyenneté américaine peut être sous la forme d’une pétition familiale. Les citoyens américains et les Résidents Permanents Légaux (LPR)…
Rank this Week: 554

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    POLICE SERGEANT ACCUSED OF FRAUD, FIRED AND JAILED

    POLICE SERGEANT ACCUSED OF FRAUD, FIRED AND JAILED
    Veteran Police Sergeant Falsified Work Records St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar terminated a veteran police sergeant after a month long investigation into falsified police records.  Sgt. Monroe West, a 17 year veteran and leader of…
  • Apr 7

    NFL MILLIONAIRE INDICTED ONE DAY FOR VIOLENT CRIME, MARRIES VICTIM NEXT DAY

    NFL MILLIONAIRE INDICTED ONE DAY FOR VIOLENT CRIME, MARRIES VICTIM NEXT DAY
    Baltimore Ravens Star Rice Indicted One Day, Marries Victim of the Charged Crime Very Next Day NFL running back Ray Rice was indicted last week in New Jersey for aggravated assault against his fiancee, Janay Palmer.  Parts of the…
  • Mar 7

    FLORIDA CONVICTS POT SMOKERS, COLORADO TAXES THEM

    FLORIDA CONVICTS POT SMOKERS, COLORADO TAXES THEM
    Colorado and Washington Legalized a Plant The above two states are our nation’s first two states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.  Possession of the plant is still a crime under federal law.  The legal clinics…
Rank this Week: 591

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
  • Dec 23

    DUI CheckPoint Scheduled for New Year's Eve in Gainesville, Florida

    DUI CheckPoint Scheduled for New Year's Eve in Gainesville, Florida
    Be aware that law enforcement agencies around the state of Florida will be conducting DUI checkpoints on New Year's Eve.  In Gainesville, Florida, the crackdown will include a multi-agency DUI checkpoint in the north east part of town.
  • Aug 12

    Welcome Incoming Freshmen: How to Avoid Getting Arrested in Gainesville

    Welcome Incoming Freshmen: How to Avoid Getting Arrested in Gainesville
    August marks the month when new freshmen students invade the streets of Gainesville, Florida.  It is a time of excitement and growth for many young people who are often experiencing their first taste of freedom from parental…
  • May 21

    Understanding Florida’s Prosecution of Teenagers Engaged in Consensual Sexual Behavior

    Understanding Florida’s Prosecution of Teenagers Engaged in Consensual Sexual Behavior
    In recent days there has been an internet explosion of articles about Florida’s prosecution of a teenager engaged in sexual activity with another teenager.  Much of the focus of the recent articles has been the fact that the sexual…
Rank this Week: 573

Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

By Matthew Sarelson & John Leighton.

http://www.resortinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 15

    Universal Orlando Roller Coaster Glitch Strands Patrons, Institutes Emergency Evacuation

    Universal Orlando Roller Coaster Glitch Strands Patrons, Institutes Emergency Evacuation
    Last Wednesday, 12 people were stranded atop Universal Orlando's Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster after a "tech glitch" caused the ride to come to a halt. The park patrons were stalled in a vertical position for nearly three hours…
  • Sep 11

    Negligent Premises Security Litigation Seminar: Sex, Drugs & Violence

    Negligent Premises Security Litigation Seminar: Sex, Drugs & Violence
    On October 17, Leighton Law will be hosting its annual Sex, Drugs & Violence seminar, an informative and interactive event that will cover the law of inadequate security litigation in Florida, tactics and strategies in investigating,…
  • Aug 29

    John Leighton Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014

    John Leighton Named to The Best Lawyers in America 2014
    John E. Leighton Named To The Best Lawyers In America For 7th Consecutive Year John Elliott Leighton has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2014, the seventh year in a row he has been recognized for his…
Rank this Week: 626

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and sexual abuse. By David J. Halberg.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    Defective Medical Device: Da Vinci Surgical Robot

    Defective Medical Device: Da Vinci Surgical Robot
    The Da Vinci Surgical Robot, manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., is used in several medical specialties including: Urology, Gynecology, Cardiothoracic, Colorectal, Head & Neck, and General Surgery. Specifically, the Da Vinci…
  • Jan 18

    HEALTH WARNING: Contaminated Injections Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

    HEALTH WARNING: Contaminated Injections Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    Fungal Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes of the brain and spinal cord. Over the last few months, a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak has swept across the United States. Recently, both CDC and FDA investigations have…
  • Aug 15

    Unnecessary Cardiology Work Performed At HCA-Owned Hospital

    Unnecessary Cardiology Work Performed At HCA-Owned Hospital
    According to the New York Times article, “Doctors at Hospital Chain Giant Performed Unnecessary Cardiac Work, Increasing Profits”, from 2002 – 2010 cardiologists at several HCA-owned hospitals in Florida were unable to justify many of…
Rank this Week: 593

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
  • Jan 28

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision

    New Florida Bad Faith Insurance Decision
    Residents in Palm Beach, Miami, and throughout southern Florida count on their insurance providers to be there when they need them. The entire purpose of paying premiums into an insurance policy is to provide peace of mind, knowing that…
Rank this Week: 775

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/
  • Apr 15

    "I Know My Rights"

    "I Know My Rights"
    If you've lived on Mother Earth long enough, you've encountered a smart-assed kid that (a) has no respect for authority, and (b) knows his rights. So, how do police officers respond to someone that tells them they "know their rights?" As…
  • Apr 11

    The Foundations of a Motion to Suppre

    The Foundations of a Motion to Suppre
    If I had a dollar for every time someone called to tell me their rights were violated, I wouldn't have to work; I could just keep answering the phone and make a dollar here, dollar there. Part of my work as a criminal defense attorney is to…
  • Apr 1

    The Witch Hunt for Child Porn

    The Witch Hunt for Child Porn
    Historically, witch hunts have not been a good thing. Innocent people have suffered extreme temperature conditions. Now, the witch hunt has shifted its focus away from non-traditional religious practices, and into something everybody can…
Rank this Week: 723

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Apr 11

    The Right to Obtain Blood Samples for DUI Charge

    The Right to Obtain Blood Samples for DUI Charge
    The driver of a vehicle is involved in an automobile crash in Palm Beach County, FL. The driver is injured, but no one else was involved in the accident. An alert motorist calls 911 to report the accident and requests medical care to the…
  • Apr 8

    Florida Trend Shows Misuse of Contempt Charge

    Florida Trend Shows Misuse of Contempt Charge
    In Florida, trial judges use “contempt” proceedings when they feel aggrieved. The contempt proceeding, when used by wayward judges, shocks the conscience of the local bar association, the local citizens, and even the local…
  • Apr 7

    Andrew Stine Wins Dismissal of Felony Charge

    Andrew Stine Wins Dismissal of Felony Charge
    Today in Palm Beach Circuit Felony Court, Criminal Defense Attorney, Andrew D. Stine, of West Palm Beach, FL successfully got Mr. Alberto Felipe’s felony case dismissed. Mr. Felipe made world news for biting off his neighbor’s ear…
Rank this Week: 725

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    St. Petersburg teacher arrested after drunken rampage

    St. Petersburg teacher arrested after drunken rampage
    From the BayNews9 website, a local teacher is facing felony charges after going on an alcohol binge... 30-year-old Keesha Graham will not want to bring this up at her next show-and-tell. The St. Petersburg second-grade teacher was arrested…
  • Apr 4

    Pinellas Park man attacked, three teens arrested

    Pinellas Park man attacked, three teens arrested
    A local crime story from the Tampa Bay Times that brings up some interesting questions about juvenile crime versus adult criminal charges. 16 year-old A. Peterson made his first appearance in the Pinellas county juvenile court yesterday…
  • Mar 27

    When a DUI is not a DUI...

    When a DUI is not a DUI...
    An interesting case from South Dakota, where a man is appealing his Driving under the Influence conviction on the grounds that he was not even driving! How may this affect Florida DUI law? To DUI or not to DUI...for 54-year-old Donald…
Rank this Week: 774

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    South Florida Attorney Found Guilty of Three Counts of Wire Fraud

    South Florida Attorney Found Guilty of Three Counts of Wire Fraud
    After more than six hours of compelling testimony by convicted and jailed Ponzi swindler Scott Rothstein, a West Palm Beach, Florida federal jury took one third the time of his testimony to find his associate Christina Kitterman, 39, guilty…
  • Feb 1

    Retired Police Captain Faces Murder Charge for South Florida Theater Shooting

    Retired Police Captain Faces Murder Charge for South Florida Theater Shooting
    A gun was discharged in a Wesley Chapel, Florida Movie Theater shocking some patrons into the belief that the events of the mass murder that took place in Aurora Colorado in the summer of 2012 might be unfolding in their own neighborhood…
  • Jan 17

    Former Miami Dolphin Davone Bess Arrested at Fort Lauderdale Airport

    Former Miami Dolphin Davone Bess Arrested at Fort Lauderdale Airport
    During his regular shift on patrol, Broward Sheriff's Office Deputy Thomas O'Brien noticed a man "acting irrationally, dancing, singing with his pants repeatedly falling down." in a terminal at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport.…
Rank this Week: 675

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By David Goldman.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 761

Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug offenses and sex offenses. By Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

http://www.miamicriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 24

    Florida Legislature to Evaluate Sexual Predator Law

    Florida Legislature to Evaluate Sexual Predator Law
    The Florida legislature is re-thinking the way violent sexual predators should be handled upon their release from prison. The review of the current laws and standards regarding violent sexual predators will occur partly as a result of the…
  • Sep 6

    Owners of Home Health Care Companies Plead Guilty to Fraud Charge

    Owners of Home Health Care Companies Plead Guilty to Fraud Charge
    Multiple defendants entered guilty pleas yesterday for their involvement in a $20 million Medicare fraud scheme. Roberto Marrero, Sandra Viera, and Enrique Rodriguez appeared in federal court with their respective Miami criminal defense…
  • Sep 3

    Sweetwater Police Officer Faces Fraud and Identity Theft Charge

    Sweetwater Police Officer Faces Fraud and Identity Theft Charge
    The federal government has charged a veteran Sweetwater detective with committing fraud and identity theft. The detective was allegedly set up by one of his own informants that had recently been arrested for credit card fraud. According to…
Rank this Week: 714