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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/
  • Oct 20

    Rule 11, Rule!

    Rule 11, Rule!
    This is how it's done."The decision that I make today is based on legal conclusions rather than policy considerations. I believe the first duty of the AG is to be a good lawyer. Lawyers live under rule 11, which provides it is unethical for a…
  • Oct 20

    Question: Does This Seem Libelous?

    Question: Does This Seem Libelous?
    According to newly-invested Judge Bloom (congratulations!!), it just might:What in Tarnation is a Surrogate Dibble, No way this can be a real human beings name, low class redneck pig excrement, redneck asshole, PATHETIC, LOWCLASS, INBRED…
  • Oct 17

    Plan B

    Plan B
    Should Amendment 1 and other efforts to prevent the end of all life on Earth fail, it's good to have a Plan B!Don’t worry about climate change guys. If we destroy this planet, we’ll just move to another one! Well, not exactly…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Oct 20

    Magic Becomes Mayhem on Ebola Cruise

    Magic Becomes Mayhem on Ebola Cruise
    Just last week, we evaluated whether cruise passengers faced the risk of contracting Ebola while on a cruise ship. While it seemed that the risk wasn’t high, we wondered if the cruise lines had a protocol if this were to happen. Or…
  • Oct 15

    Protecting Yourself While On Board: One Cruise Ship Rape Lawyer’s Advice

    Protecting Yourself While On Board: One Cruise Ship Rape Lawyer’s Advice
    Just a few weeks ago, a former Holland America cruise ship worker confessed to brutally beating, raping, and attempting to throw a passenger overboard. Our firm reported on the disturbing cruise ship rape and attempted murder incident, which…
  • Oct 14

    Alleged Terrorists Arrested On Board Costa Magica Cruise Ship: Thoughts From Our Maritime Attorney

    Alleged Terrorists Arrested On Board Costa Magica Cruise Ship: Thoughts From Our Maritime Attorney
    Each maritime attorney at our firm can tell you that a wide range of crimes have occurred aboard cruise ships over the years, including sexual assault, battery, theft, and even homicide. Some crimes involve other passengers, while others…
Rank this Week: 42

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Oct 20

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Quickly Dismissed
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Federated Law Group, PLLC Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Bryan Manno, Esq., Jeremy Soffler, Esq., Jonathan Galler, Esq., Marc Canzio, Esq. and Tina Gayle,…
  • Oct 20

    Client Highly Recommends Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Client Highly Recommends Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Client: Bryant Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense / Credit Card Lawsuit Client Review: Mr. Rudnitsky put my wife and me right at ease and was very understanding about the retail open credit suit we had. He settled the case quickly…
  • Oct 10

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Client Review

    Debt Collection Lawsuit: Client Review
    Client: Name Withheld by Request Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I have requested the services of the Rudnitsky Law Firm multiple times now. Each time, the experience has been a positive one. Throughout the process for…
Rank this Week: 71

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 96

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/
Rank this Week: 125

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: 120

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/
  • Oct 21

    The Predatory "Sweet Spot" - Bahamian Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Tourist for Pot Possession

    The Predatory "Sweet Spot" - Bahamian Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Tourist for Pot Possession
    Bahamas Weekly reports that last weekend the police in Nassau, Bahamas arrested a U.S. citizen for possession of marijuana. The report says that the American man was a 33 year old man from Jacksonville, Florida. The Florida man was arrested…
  • Oct 19

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?
    This morning the Carnival Magic returned to the U.S. as the sun arose over the sleepy little town of Galveston.   The Texas Presbyterian Hospital worker who handled Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan samples disembarked the ship after…
  • Oct 18

    Ebola on the High Seas: Will the New Cruise Health Questionnaire Work?

    Ebola on the High Seas: Will the New Cruise Health Questionnaire Work?
    The cruise industry finally instituted Ebola-specific protocols after the highly publicized incident yesterday when a healthcare worker from Dallas was discovered to be on a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean.  TravelPulse published an…
Rank this Week: 170

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: 195

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/
  • Oct 17

    Recovery of United Mortgage Trust Investment Losse

    Recovery of United Mortgage Trust Investment Losse
    Did you suffer losses investing in United Mortgage Trust? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help recover your investment loss through a FINRA dispute resolution claim against the broker dealer that sold you the investment.…
  • Oct 17

    Recovery of TIER REIT Investment Losse

    Recovery of TIER REIT Investment Losse
    Did you suffer losses investing in TIER REIT? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help recover your investment loss through a FINRA dispute resolution claim against the broker dealer that sold you the investment. According to…
  • Oct 17

    Recovery of Inland American Real Estate Trust Investment Losse

    Recovery of Inland American Real Estate Trust Investment Losse
    Did you suffer losses investing in Inland American Real Estate Trust? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help recover your investment loss through a FINRA dispute resolution claim against the broker dealer that sold you the…
Rank this Week: 256

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 228

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers South Florida car accident, product liability and wrongful death news. By Friedland Law Group.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 14

    One Dead and Two Injured in Boating Accident

    One Dead and Two Injured in Boating Accident
    A young woman is dead in Miami-Dade after a serious Columbus Day weekend Crash off of Biscayne Bay. The accident involved a large yacht, carrying 20 or more passengers, that struck a smaller boat which was carrying the deceased woman. The…
  • Oct 9

    Driver Seriously Injured in Bus Crash in Hialeah

    Driver Seriously Injured in Bus Crash in Hialeah
    The driver of a car involved in a bus crash in Hialeah is expected to recover after being pinned against a tree this week by a school bus. The driver was making a right turn, when it was hit by the bus and pushed until it became pinned…
  • Oct 2

    Conviction for Vehicular Manslaughter on Tamiami Trail Overturned

    Conviction for Vehicular Manslaughter on Tamiami Trail Overturned
    The Third District Court of Appeals has overturned a major vehicular manslaughter guilty plea this week of a Miami man who crashed into a carload of tourists on Tamiami Trail. Luis Lazardo was speeding down the trail, at speeds up to 83.9…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • Apr 17

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act
    In Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. (SC12-2315), the Florida Supreme Court held that pregnancy discrimination is covered by the Florida Civil Rights Act. Justice Pariente wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Quince,…
  • Mar 26

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed
    In PNC Bank, N.A. v. Duque (4D12-1799), the Fourth District reversed a trial court's order dismissing a complaint with prejudice as a result of discovery violations. In this foreclosure action, the defendant served numerous discovery requests…
  • Mar 18

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion
    In Badgley v. SunTrust Mortgage (5D13-2500), the Fifth District affirmed the trial court's sanction order and, sua sponte, ordered "order Badgley and her attorney to pay, in equal amounts, the reasonable attorneys' fees and…
Rank this Week: 233

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: 239

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: 194

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
  • Oct 17

    A CALL TO ARMS

    A CALL TO ARMS
    We normally don't do two blog posts in a day. But this email from FACDL chieftains was forwarded to us, and we took the initiative of posting it.*On Tuesday, October 21, the Board of County Commissioners will hear and decide on the attached…
  • Oct 17

    ON SECOND THOUGHT....

    ON SECOND THOUGHT....
    "Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt" was the funny, dismissive comment our wonderful law school property professor would quip when he zeroed in on a first year law student and didn't get the correct answer. Perhaps that should be the…
Rank this Week: 362

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

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

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Oct 17

    What is a Trust Administration?

    What is a Trust Administration?
    There’s much confusion for family members when a loved one dies with a revocable trust. Often they believe that the successor trustee can simply wrap things up and distribute the trust assets right away. That’s not the case. When…
  • Oct 10

    Lineage With Nothing Is Still Nothing

    Lineage With Nothing Is Still Nothing
    There’s an old Yiddish phrase “un kinder aus yachsen mit bupkes ist immer bupkis!” (a child from a distinguished heritage with nothing is still nothing). In other words, it doesn’t matter how important or distinguished…
  • Oct 3

    Double Check Your Bank & Brokerage Statement

    Double Check Your Bank & Brokerage Statement
    Many of you who have revocable living trusts understand the importance of transferring your assets into the trust. Simply referencing the assets or property on a schedule at the end of the trust is insufficient to constitute a transfer,…
Rank this Week: 411

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Oct 16

    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone Search

    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone Search
    Drug Trafficker (Alleged) Walks on Cocaine Cell Phone SearchAn alleged  Florida Drug Trafficker Walked on Cocaine charges. Charges were based upon a Cell Phone Search. The Number You Have Tracked is No Longer in Service - He was charged…
  • Oct 8

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine
    Marijuana Forfeiture OverturnedThere is a knock at the door. It is the police and they have come to take you house away from you. Civil forfeiture is a tool used by drug cops to generate huge revenue for sometimes-minor offenses including…
  • Oct 8

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine

    Grow a Garden and Lose Your Home - Not So Fast Says Florida Court - Excessive Fine
    Marijuana Forfeiture OverturnedThere is a knock at the door. It is the police and they have come to take you house away from you. Civil forfeiture is a tool used by drug cops to generate huge revenue for sometimes-minor offenses including…
Rank this Week: 346

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    What can paralegals do to improve their chances of working at a law firm they want to work at?

    What can paralegals do to improve their chances of working at a law firm they want to work at?
    Conduct some research on the firm at which you seek employment. Some of what you would be asked to do when you are working for a law firm is conduct factual, and legal research. Demonstrating that ability at an interview is impressive.…
  • Oct 6

    Same Sex Marriage Coming to 11 More State

    Same Sex Marriage Coming to 11 More State
    This morning, there was a subtle, but very influential set of rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court today which will have the practical effect of legalizing same sex marriage in five states and opening a path for legalization to a total of eleven…
  • Oct 3

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark
    Trademarks and service marks are one of the most important and valuable assets of a business, whether big or small. Trademarks and service marks operate as a source identifier and establish brand recognition. In order to maintain these rights…
Rank this Week: 333

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: 436

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/
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
  • Oct 3

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?

    Should I Buy or Lease Commercial Property?
    With property values consistently trending upward, many Florida business owners are deciding whether to purchase or lease commercial real property. Below are a few considerations to keep in mind before making your decision. Cost of Borrowed…
  • Sep 2

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously

    Community Association Managers Should Proceed Cautiously
    In reference to some new roles of community association managers authorized by House Bill 7037, which became effective on July 1, 2014, the website, flcamtest.com directs some wise words to Florida community association managers: “As a…
Rank this Week: 361

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: 349

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida consumer class actions, food and drug recalls, and investment fraud news. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out
    Angel Fraley, a Seattle seamstress, claims that Facebook used her image and name to advertise products to her Facebook friends without her permission. She sued the company to make sure it did not happen again and became a lead plaintiff in a…
  • Mar 9

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight
    According to U.S. News, about 30 million Americans currently have debt being pursued by collections agencies. Thus far, the federal government has had very little oversight of these organizations. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
  • Mar 7

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you have been pursued by debt collectors, you may have been harassed or abused. What you may not know, though, is that debt collector are required to follow certain guidelines. These guidelines, determined by the Federal Trade Commission…
Rank this Week: 409

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

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

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

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

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

    People Say I’m Lazy…

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

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
Rank this Week: 425

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…
  • Oct 15

    Understanding Florida Wrongful Death Claim

    Understanding Florida Wrongful Death Claim
    Wrongful death claims in the state of Florida are classified as those deaths which are directly related to someone’s negligence or a deliberate action that led up to the death. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years in…
  • Aug 5

    Motorcycle accident victims often suffer at the hands of insurer

    Motorcycle accident victims often suffer at the hands of insurer
    According to "Ride Smart Florida" there are more than 600,000 registered motorcycles across the state of Florida. Unfortunately, statistics also show that during 2012, there were more than 9,000 accidents involving motorcycles. When you…
Rank this Week: 959

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Oct 21

    A Closer Look At The Defamation Suit By Walgreen’s Former Finance Chief

    A Closer Look At The Defamation Suit By Walgreen’s Former Finance Chief
    The news hasn’t been great for Walgreen Co. over the past couple of months.  According to the Wall Street Journal, in early July, chief financial officer Wade Miquelon slashed his forecast for pharmacy unit earnings to $7.4 billion…
  • Oct 17

    Judge Approves $20 Million in Executive Bonuses From Bankrupt Company, Finding That Incentives Weren't "Lay-ups"

    Judge Approves $20 Million in Executive Bonuses From Bankrupt Company, Finding That Incentives Weren't "Lay-ups"
    A bankruptcy can be hazardous to the health of an executive’s bonus check.  Sometimes, however, an executive can survive an attack on a bonus in a bankruptcy, and come out clean on the other side.  For example, we covered here…
  • Oct 9

    The Inbox - There Will Be Damage

    The Inbox - There Will Be Damage
    Last week, a Texas state court issued a whopping judgment in favor of a former employee of FE Services LLC. The case stemmed from an employment agreement between the founder of FE Services, doing business as Foxxe Energy, and a friend he…
Rank this Week: 528

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 834

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: 617

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Oct 20

    Federal Restrictions on Gun Ownership by Convicted Felon

    Federal Restrictions on Gun Ownership by Convicted Felon
    Federal law provides significant penalties for felons in possession of weapons, unless the felon has his rights restored by the convicting state. Anyone who has been convicted of a felony is banned by federal law from ever possessing…
  • Oct 13

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to the Assistance of Counsel

    The Sixth Amendment’s Right to the Assistance of Counsel
    Thanks to television police reading the Miranda Warnings people are familiar with a criminal defendant’s right to an attorney and that an indigent defendant may have appointed counsel. Such protections have not always…
  • Oct 10

    Fourth Amendment Probable Cause for a Warrantless Arrest

    Fourth Amendment Probable Cause for a Warrantless Arrest
    A police officer cannot arrest a citizen without a warrant based upon a hunch or mere suspicion. He must have “probable cause”. The US Constitution‘s Fourth Amendment[1] requires a warrant for a person or his property to be…
Rank this Week: 928

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

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

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Oct 20

    Want to Quit Smoking? Avoid Chantix.

    Want to Quit Smoking? Avoid Chantix.
    Chantix, the drug aimed at assisting smokers who want to end their addiction, has been mired in controversy since Pfizer first began selling the drug. First, stories about bizarre behavior began leaking out to the press. One journalist back…
  • Oct 15

    Forced Arbitration Documentary – Watch “Lost in the Fine Print” Here

    Forced Arbitration Documentary – Watch “Lost in the Fine Print” Here
    Lost in the Fine Print is a new short documentary narrated by former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich that tells the story of three everyday people who found themselves trapped in the forced arbitration system – and the impact…
  • Oct 14

    Efficacious FDA? Think Again – Dangerous Stimulant Designer Drugs Proliferate

    Efficacious FDA? Think Again – Dangerous Stimulant Designer Drugs Proliferate
    Democratic governments are simply vehicles for popular expression – they should reflect their citizenry’s preferences and desires and build institutions ready to enact these preferences. When people in the early 18th century…
Rank this Week: 814

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    The False Claims Act: From Shoddy Civil War Uniforms to Costly Defense Contracts in 2014

    The False Claims Act: From Shoddy Civil War Uniforms to Costly Defense Contracts in 2014
    As readers of this blog know, the False Claims Act (“the Act”) is an important tool for combatting health care fraud. The Act allows our Northern California whistleblowers’ law firm to partner with private whistleblowers to…
  • Oct 17

    Bay Area’s Spike in Rents Presents Incentive for Landlords to Turn Over Unit

    Bay Area’s Spike in Rents Presents Incentive for Landlords to Turn Over Unit
    With the San Francisco Bay Area long one of the most desirable areas in the country to live in and apartments in short supply for a variety of reasons, there is little surprise that rents in the region would be among the highest in the…
  • Oct 17

    The Dangerous Intersection of Drowsy Driving and Big Rig Accident

    The Dangerous Intersection of Drowsy Driving and Big Rig Accident
    Few among us haven’t experienced it, you feel your eyes get heavy and begin to close only to startle yourself back to reality; a moment of extreme fatigue that is extremely frightening when it happens while you’re behind the…
Rank this Week: 899

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Vicarious Liability of Florida Hospitals for Medical Negligence

    Vicarious Liability of Florida Hospitals for Medical Negligence
    In an increasing number of medical negligence lawsuits, plaintiffs are seeking to hold hospitals vicariously liable for the negligent actions of physicians and staffers. This is true in Florida also, despite the fact that Florida common law…
  • Oct 16

    Mercury Casualty v. Chu – Auto Insurance Contrary to Public Policy

    Mercury Casualty v. Chu – Auto Insurance Contrary to Public Policy
    An auto insurance policy is a contract, legally-binding, that outlines the scope of coverage for insureds and anyone involved in a crash with them. Courts give the language of these policies great weight in determining whether coverage is…
  • Oct 12

    Doe v. Internet Brands – Liability for Failure to Warn Online of Real-Life Danger

    Doe v. Internet Brands – Liability for Failure to Warn Online of Real-Life Danger
    Courts in general are reticent to hold a company or person accountable for the criminal wrongdoing of someone else. However, there are some exceptions in civil law, most notably with regard to premises liability. In those cases, a property…
Rank this Week: 853

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/
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Travel Ban: Legal Issue

    Ebola Travel Ban: Legal Issue
    Congressional Republicans have been vocal in demanding the United States impose travel bans from African nations where Ebola infection rates are high. Travel bans have a long history of being of dubious value, and a look at travel bans…
  • Oct 14

    New Arrests in Rothstein Case

    New Arrests in Rothstein Case
    The Office of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida opened a Grand Jury indictment on October 10, 2014 and made a new arrest in the Rothstein scam. A now “former” regional vice president of TD Bank, Mr.…
  • Oct 10

    The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Used Facebook to Entrap

    The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Used Facebook to Entrap
    BuzzFeed, a social media “gadfly” page, reports that the DEA created a fake Facebook account, filled the page with statements that evoked a response, and made criminal cases. Using personal photographs and information (drawn from…
Rank this Week: 991

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Oct 18

    Applicable Federal Rates–November 2014

    Applicable Federal Rates–November 2014
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  • Oct 15

    IRS Modifies Offshore Filing Procedure

    IRS Modifies Offshore Filing Procedure
    The IRS has issued FAQs relating to the new streamlined procedures for offshore compliance, and for Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures. The FAQs for the streamlined program provide more detailed guidance on how…
  • Oct 9

    Treasury Makes Life Easier for Holders of Canadian Retirement Account Interest

    Treasury Makes Life Easier for Holders of Canadian Retirement Account Interest
    Summary: Treasury automates the process for U.S. taxpayers making an election to defer taxation of Canadian RRSPs and RRIFs and to eliminate some information reporting requirements as to those accounts. U.S. persons are generally not subject…
Rank this Week: 625

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    Plan Amendment and Modification: Difference

    Plan Amendment and Modification: Difference
    On May 9, 2014, the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Florida issued its decision in In  re Claudio Lorenzo,  Case No. 13-23100 (S.D. Florida 2013) which affirmed the Bankruptcy Court's order in Case No. 09-28532.…
  • Oct 8

    Adverbs and the Law

    Adverbs and the Law
    In today's Wall Street Journal, Jacob Gershman (lead writer of its Law Blog) wrote an article on about recent various views and challenges, including by Supreme Court and Appellate Court Judges' with the use of adverbs in the law.…
  • Oct 7

    "Prior Panel Precedent" Rule

    "Prior Panel Precedent" Rule
    Cannot Overrule Prior Panel In McNeal, the 11th Court of Appeals was presented with the issues whether it could its mind, that is whether it was bound by the Court's "prior panel precedent" rule to Folendore and allow…
Rank this Week: 905

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/
  • Oct 13

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Appeal: Text of Answer Brief

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Appeal: Text of Answer Brief
    We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe – some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they’re born with it, some men make more money than ……
  • Oct 4

    Will a Florida Judge Order a Doggy Custody Schedule?

    Will a Florida Judge Order a Doggy Custody Schedule?
    When two people are getting divorced in Florida, and they have one or more minor children, a custody schedule (now known in Florida as a time-sharing schedule)  must be established.  Approximately 90-95% of all cases settle at…
  • Sep 16

    Attorney General Seeks to Prevent Tampa Same Sex Spouses’ Divorce

    Attorney General Seeks to Prevent Tampa Same Sex Spouses’ Divorce
    Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi has filed a motion to intervene in my client’s same sex divorce matter.  The parties married in Massachusetts, moved to Florida, came to a full settlement agreement via the Collaborative…
Rank this Week: 665

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/
  • Oct 13

    Jacksonville Looking to Improve the Way it Deals with Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System

    Jacksonville Looking to Improve the Way it Deals with Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System
    As a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, I have observed over the years the criminal justice system's failure with regard to mentally ill defendants. Answers, far too often, were geared toward locking these defendants away, rather than…
  • Oct 13

    Jacksonville Looking to Improve the Way it Deals with Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System

    Jacksonville Looking to Improve the Way it Deals with Mental Health Issues in the Criminal Justice System
    As a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, I have observed over the years the criminal justice system's failure with regard to mentally ill defendants. Answers, far too often, were geared toward locking these defendants away, rather than…
  • Oct 8

    Death of a Florida 'Speed Trap'

    Death of a Florida 'Speed Trap'
    Many Florida residents, and visitors, have felt the sting of fines associated with speeding tickets after driving the stretch of highway 301 between Jacksonville and Gainesville. Waldo, Florida is one of the cities that this stretch of…
Rank this Week: 824

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/
  • Oct 13

    Federal Pornography: A Federal Crime and Apparently a Quite Common One

    Federal Pornography: A Federal Crime and Apparently a Quite Common One
    If you’ve been arrested on federal child pornography charges in Florida (or elsewhere), you obviously understand that you are in an incredibly serious situation. You might face punishments ranging from lengthy amounts of jail time to…
  • Oct 8

    Major Phoenix Child Pornography Sting Yields Two Suspect

    Major Phoenix Child Pornography Sting Yields Two Suspect
    If you're currently under investigation for cybercrime-related charges in Florida, you may or may not be familiar with cybercrime sting operations in your city or state. Authorities design sting initiatives to identify and apprehend…
  • Sep 28

    What Does Apple’s New Privacy Policy Mean for Florida Cybercrime Defense?

    What Does Apple’s New Privacy Policy Mean for Florida Cybercrime Defense?
    One of the ways authorities identify potential cybercrimes in Florida is by accessing their mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets. However, a recent development at Apple will prevent law enforcement – and Apple itself –…
Rank this Week: 573

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    Anucinski v. Florida: State Supreme Court Remedies Improper Theft Conviction

    Anucinski v. Florida: State Supreme Court Remedies Improper Theft Conviction
    Defendants can face theft and dealing in stolen property charges in connection with the same incident. However, Florida Statute 812.025 only allow defendants to be convicted of one of those two charges, when the alleged offenses are committed…
  • Oct 1

    Brown v. Florida - 3rd DCA Rules for Suppression Motion in Robbery Defendant Favor

    Brown v. Florida - 3rd DCA Rules for Suppression Motion in Robbery Defendant Favor
    One of the most valuable tools a Florida criminal defense lawyer can employ is the motion to suppress. If for any reason the evidence presented by the state was gathered improperly or is unreasonably prejudicial without being probative, a…
  • Sep 26

    Blood Evidence Questioned in Florida DUI Manslaughter Case

    Blood Evidence Questioned in Florida DUI Manslaughter Case
    Five counts of DUI manslaughter have been dropped against a South Florida man accused of causing a crash while high on marijuana. Prosecutors simply said there was not enough evidence to support those charges, but the move comes after serious…
Rank this Week: 458

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Oct 11

    The Judge Cannot See Through Your Eye

    The Judge Cannot See Through Your Eye
    Sometimes bad things happen to good people. It’s quite possible for 2 individuals, who their respective friends and family would call “the nicest, most honorable person in the whole world,” to get locked together in a bitter…
  • Oct 4

    Divorce – Matters of Fault, and Finding Lost Spouse

    Divorce – Matters of Fault, and Finding Lost Spouse
    If you are considering filing for divorce, you likely have a whole slew of questions and concerns. You are not alone. Thousands of questions are asked every day by thousands of individuals just like yourself. One of the more common concerns…
  • Sep 28

    Child Support Work-Release Instead of Jail?

    Child Support Work-Release Instead of Jail?
    Child support can be a major expense for anyone. What happens, though, when it is not just difficult to pay, but impossible? By far the most common approach is to have the court hold them in contempt, and thrown in jail. There is a potential…
Rank this Week: 556

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/
  • Oct 10

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration
    You have been sued in Florida state court. Your agreement with the plaintiff contains an arbitration provision that may apply to the particular type of claim that plaintiff has brought against you. You may want to ask the court to compel…
  • Oct 8

    Canada’s P3 Succe

    Canada’s P3 Succe
    Guest blog post written by Marc-André Hawkes, Senior Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate General in Miami. Thinking of Canada conjures up a variety of images. Some will picture soaring mountains and crystal clear…
  • Oct 6

    New Miami Breakfast Insight

    New Miami Breakfast Insight
    Our New Miami Breakfast, “Miami: The Next Entrepreneurial Frontier,”  was heavily attended by nearly 200 of Miami’s business community members. Our co-moderators, Bilzin Sumberg Partners Javier…
Rank this Week: 776

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.foryourprotection.com/
  • Oct 7

    The 2014 Hurricane Season – Slow but Always Ready

    The 2014 Hurricane Season – Slow but Always Ready
    As we head into the home stretch of hurricane season 2014, Florida and most of the Gulf Coast can begin to breathe a collective sigh of relief. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other institutions calculated that…
  • Sep 2

    Beanbag Chairs Recalled After Reports of Two Death

    Beanbag Chairs Recalled After Reports of Two Death
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that about 2.2 million beanbag chairs are being voluntarily recalled following the suffocation deaths of two children. According to CPSC, the chairs have zippers that can be…
  • Aug 4

    NHTSA Proposes New Safety Regulation To Protect Bus Passenger

    NHTSA Proposes New Safety Regulation To Protect Bus Passenger
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a new regulation that would require structural changes in motorcoach and large passenger bus design to help keep passengers better protected…
Rank this Week: 838

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
  • Sep 25

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code
    Florida Statute § 736.0406 Effect of fraud, duress, mistake, or undue influence.— If the creation, amendment, or restatement of a trust is procured by fraud, duress, mistake, or undue influence, the trust or any part so…
  • Aug 12

    Florida Trust Termination

    Florida Trust Termination
    People create trusts for a variety of reasons.  Some create them for creditor protection.  Others create them because they are concerned about providing the beneficiaries with large sums of money all at once.  Although these…
  • Jul 2

    Spousal Inheritance after Divorce

    Spousal Inheritance after Divorce
    What rights does a divorced spouse have to inherit from a former spouse’s estate? Fla. Stat. § 732.703 became effective in 2012 and concerns beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, annuities, IRAs, 401ks and other…
Rank this Week: 783

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 818

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/
  • Sep 24

    No car seat, no problem? Florida woman puts child in the trunk!

    No car seat, no problem? Florida woman puts child in the trunk!
    Want to avoid a traffic ticket for not having a car seat for your child? Well for one Florida woman the answer was simple: put your baby in the trunk! Luckily police found this out quickly... 19-year-old Breona Watkins was out driving…
  • Sep 17

    "Weird Florida" strikes again...

    "Weird Florida" strikes again...
    From the Smoking Gun website, two quick police reports that help show how the term "Weird Florida" got its name... Just last Friday an elderly Florida woman was charged with misdemeanor battery after spraying her mentally ill adult son with…
  • Sep 11

    Double Standards? Ray Rice vs. Shannen Allen in New Jersey

    Double Standards? Ray Rice vs. Shannen Allen in New Jersey
    By now this has been the lead story on almost every news cast. We have included a video from CNN that does not show the battery. A copy of that video can be found here. While it is not bloody, it can be disturbing for certain…
Rank this Week: 768

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer…

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida injury law. By Rivas Law Group, LLC.

http://www.rivaslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Sep 24

    Civil Law Attorney: 6 Signs Your Home Has Sinkhole Damage

    Civil Law Attorney: 6 Signs Your Home Has Sinkhole Damage
    Tweet Sinkholes typically develop underground for years but seem to open up suddenly, causing significant and sometimes irreparable damage to land, roads, and houses. Although it can be devastating to lose your home to a sinkhole, it’s…
  • Sep 10

    Back Injury Lawyer: 4 Ways a Low-Impact Crash Causes Back Pain

    Back Injury Lawyer: 4 Ways a Low-Impact Crash Causes Back Pain
    Tweet Just because the car that hit you wasn’t traveling very fast doesn’t mean the pain you’re feeling is “all in your head.” Many people in Tampa dismiss injuries from low-impact collisions because they feel…
  • Sep 3

    Find Justice in Civil Court with a Car Accident Lawyer

    Find Justice in Civil Court with a Car Accident Lawyer
    Tweet The primary idea behind car insurance is that if you are ever injured in a car accident, your medical costs will be covered. But what if a negligent driver causes a serious accident, and both their insurance and your … Continue…
Rank this Week: 525