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Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 24

    BREXIT

    BREXIT
     Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth[ last for a thousand years, men and woman will still say, This was NOT their finest hour.First, some local…
  • Jun 22

    COURAGE

    COURAGE
    Courage is doing what you think is right despite popular opinion to the contrary. As President Kennedy was fond of saying, the hottest places  in hell are reserved for those, who in times of moral crises, do nothing and preserve…
  • Jun 21

    THE SKY IS FALLING

    THE SKY IS FALLING
    The sky is falling. Terry stop suppression motions are dead. Oh my!The Supreme Court's decision in Utah v. Streiff spells the end of the fourth amendment. Oh no Mr. Bill!Query: When's the last time a court granted a Terry Stop motion or…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Jun 24

    Little Marco Rubio and His Roomie/Investment Partner David Rivera

    Little Marco Rubio and His Roomie/Investment Partner David Rivera
    N.B. In the clip above, all names, characters, and incidents portrayed in the fictitious film within a cartoon are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, places, buildings, products or the professional fantasies of the NRA's…
  • Jun 24

    Xenophobia Friday!

    Xenophobia Friday!
    Hi folks, with Brexit happening over there and Trump happening over here, can we just get over the bullshit narrative that immigration is a problem? Listen to this guy. The truth is that we are a nation of immigrants and immigration, even…
  • Jun 23

    Spencer Aronfeld's Italian Loafer

    Spencer Aronfeld's Italian Loafer
    Judy Garland had her ruby slippers.(No socks = no, no. Nice five-finger discount from the Four Seasons.)
Rank this Week: 75

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 17

    Orlando Avoids Florida Spike in Boating Accident

    Orlando Avoids Florida Spike in Boating Accident
    Orlando Avoids Florida Spike in Boating Accident
  • Oct 3

    El Faro

    El Faro
    ELEUTHERA, Bahamas — The U.S. Coast Guard resumed its search early Saturday across Bahamian waters for a disabled cargo ship with 33 crewmembers, including 28 Americans, that lost contact during Hurricane Joaquin, which was moving away…
  • Oct 3

    Lost at sea: Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin _ EL Faro

    Lost at sea: Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin _ EL Faro
    (CNN)For more than 36 hours, there's been no word from, and no sign of, the U.S.-flagged container ship El Faro. That means no news on what's happened to the 28 Americans and five Poles aboard, faced with the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin…
Rank this Week: 96

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

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

    Violation of FCCPA Results in Client Getting Paid by Debt Collector

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

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

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

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
Rank this Week: 119

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    3 Popular Cruise Ship Activities that Require Passengers to Sign Waiver

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

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking

    5 Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking
    With summer fast approaching, many are opting to head out to open waters and enjoy all that the ocean or waterways have to offer. And for many, that includes trying new options, like canoeing or kayaking. These activities are often low-cost,…
Rank this Week: 130

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/
  • Jun 23

    Merrill Lynch fined over structured notes sales.

    Merrill Lynch fined over structured notes sales.
    The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle charges that it was responsible for misleading statements in offering materials provided to retail investors…
  • Jun 22

    Ameriprise fined over closed-end fund sale

    Ameriprise fined over closed-end fund sale
    According to reports, Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. has agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to settle charges by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority that the firm failed to supervise closed-end fund sales. Finra alleged that from…
  • Jun 21

    Robert Tricarico pleads guilty to fraud.

    Robert Tricarico pleads guilty to fraud.
    According to various reports, a Milford financial advisor, Robert Tricarico, has pleaded guilty to fraud and stealing more than $1.2 million from a client. According to the United States Attorney for Connecticut, Robert N. Tricarico, 60,…
Rank this Week: 154

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jun 24

    Insurable Interests Defined: A Blog Series - Episode Five, Illinoi

    Insurable Interests Defined: A Blog Series - Episode Five, Illinoi
    We’ve been to the Northeast, the Southwest and now we are heading to the Midwest for this episode of my continuing blog series. This week we’re traveling to Illinois to see how the Prairie State defines insurable interests. Courts…
  • Jun 23

    So-called Discount in Exchange for Mandatory Arbitration Clause is a Farce: There is No Discount

    So-called Discount in Exchange for Mandatory Arbitration Clause is a Farce: There is No Discount
    Texas Watch received more documents from their Freedom of Information Act request, which included internal documents and notes from a March 30, 2016, secret meeting between the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), Texas Farm Bureau, and…
  • Jun 22

    Automatic Payment: Cancel...Reinstate...Repeat

    Automatic Payment: Cancel...Reinstate...Repeat
    Automatic payments have become a norm, including automatic payments for insurance premiums. But what happens when the automatic or scheduled payment amount is insufficient to cover an increased premium charge? That is the situation which…
Rank this Week: 180

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 167

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

Covers recent developments in Florida probate, trust, estate and guardianship. By Clark Skatoff PA.

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • May 20

    Florida Probate Creditor Claims For Child Support Arrearage

    Florida Probate Creditor Claims For Child Support Arrearage
    Can an adult child bring a claim against a deceased parent’s estate for unpaid child support owed pursuant to a marital support agreement if the living parent has filed a claim? In Davis v. Hengen, the Florida appellate court provided…
  • Apr 21

    Review of Attorney Jeffrey Skatoff

    Review of Attorney Jeffrey Skatoff
    A recent review of attorney Jeffrey Skatoff from a client. Jeff Skatoff and Susan Wear and Staff: Sincerest thanks for a superb defense of our position.  It was a pleasure dealing with you both.  If you ever need a…
  • Mar 18

    Review of Jordan Hammer

    Review of Jordan Hammer
    From a satisfied client: To the team at Clark Skatoff: My wife and I not only want to thank you for accepting our case but also for allowing Jordan Hammer to represent us.
Rank this Week: 189

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/
  • Jun 24

    Be Safe This Summer: Follow the Rules of the Road

    Be Safe This Summer: Follow the Rules of the Road
    The League of American Bicyclists aims to create rider-friendly communities across the country by sharing safety tips that ensure everyone enjoys the sport accident-free. The 136-year-old advocacy organization has issued five “Rules of…
  • Jun 23

    Be Safe This Summer: Stay Bicycle-Smart

    Be Safe This Summer: Stay Bicycle-Smart
    Bicycling is a breeze. Wind in your hair, sun on your shoulders, therapy for your mind and exercise for your body. Whether you pedal along the beach, around a lake or in a park, your summertime ritual surely will be fun. Until you get hit by…
  • Jun 21

    How to Avoid Jury Duty

    How to Avoid Jury Duty
    Seriously? Why? If you are trying to avoid jury duty, I urge you to keep reading and reconsider your intention. As citizens of the USA, we can fulfill civic duties in three important ways: serving in the military, voting, and serving on a…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Jun 23

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped

    Florida Rape Charges Against Probation Officer Dropped
    There was little doubt that the probation officer had sex with his charge. The video evidence provided by the alleged victim was pretty straightforward proof of that.  But was it rape? Zachary Thomas Bailey, 52, was arrested on two…
  • Jun 18

    Goodman v. FDLE – 4th DCA Unswayed by Defense BAC Argument

    Goodman v. FDLE – 4th DCA Unswayed by Defense BAC Argument
    Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal has upheld the ruling of an administrative law judge in the case of John Goodman, the polo magnate convicted of DUI manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Scott Patrick Wilson in 2010. …
  • Jun 15

    Finders Keepers? Man Takes $30K Ring Left on Bathroom Floor, Arrested for Theft

    Finders Keepers? Man Takes $30K Ring Left on Bathroom Floor, Arrested for Theft
    Finders keepers, losers weepers. That’s how the saying goes, anyway. Unfortunately for a man in Palm Beach County, the Florida criminal justice system doesn’t quite work that way.  According to The Sun Sentinel, a woman…
Rank this Week: 234

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

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

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 220

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/
  • Jun 23

    How to Make Sense of Your Monthly Account Statement

    How to Make Sense of Your Monthly Account Statement
    Brokerage account statements can be lengthy and complicated.  Having a basic idea of what you are looking at, however, can help you spot mistakes, unauthorized activity, and even fraud. Here are the key types of information generally…
  • Jun 13

    Financial Fraud: Don’t Be an Easy Target

    Financial Fraud: Don’t Be an Easy Target
    The headlines are full of stories of identity theft and investment fraud.  There are steps you can take to keep from being an easy target. Guard your Social Security number! Memorize the number and don’t carry your Social…
  • Jun 7

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?  What to know before following your broker to a new firm.

    Should I Stay or Should I Go?  What to know before following your broker to a new firm.
    If you have been with your broker for a while, chances are you have developed a good relationship with him or her. If he or she decides to change brokerage firms one day, you will most likely be asked to follow him or her to the new brokerage…
Rank this Week: 340

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/
  • Jun 21

    Questions about Sealing or Expunging your Criminal case in Florida Part Two

    Questions about Sealing or Expunging your Criminal case in Florida Part Two
    What Is The Expungement Process? Is There A Waiting Period? Are Certain Types Of Charges Easier To Expunge Or Have Sealed Or Is It A Standard Process? It’s mostly a standard process to seal or expunge your record. There are the minor…
  • Jun 15

    Questions about Sealing or Expunging your Criminal case in Florida Part One

    Questions about Sealing or Expunging your Criminal case in Florida Part One
    Frequently Asked Questions About The Sealing or Expungement Process What Is An Expungement? Expungement is the way to get your arrest accusation or criminal record removed from public viewing. It’s dictated by a Florida statute 943.0585…
  • Jun 8

    Drug Charges in Florida: Part two of four

    Drug Charges in Florida: Part two of four
    In part two of the four-part series “Drug charges in Florida”, we talk about “doctor shopping” and “pill mills” and their rapid growth in Florida. Have Drugs Crimes Become An Issue Recently? While drugs…
Rank this Week: 293

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Jun 20

    If my Ex Remarries Do I Need to Keep Paying Alimony

    If my Ex Remarries Do I Need to Keep Paying Alimony
    If spouses have been married for many years, the Florida court will usually award a financially dependent spouse alimony in their divorce. Although when the spouse receiving alimony remarries, moves in with someone else or improves their…
  • Jun 13

    How Does Florida Enforce Child Support?

    How Does Florida Enforce Child Support?
    It is every parent’s basic duty to provide for their child whether they live with the parent or not. In a divorce, the parent not living with the child usually pays the custodial parent child support to help take care of their child.…
  • Jun 6

    How Domestic Violence Impacts Child Custody

    How Domestic Violence Impacts Child Custody
    Domestic violence in Florida is defined as assault, battery, sexual abuse, stalking, kidnapping, or any other criminal offense by one household or family member to another that causes injury or death. While judges make custody decisions with…
Rank this Week: 358

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Woman in St. Johns County faces several felonies following police chase

    Woman in St. Johns County faces several felonies following police chase
    A woman from St. Augustine is facing eleven criminal charges after allegedly fleeing from police.  According to an article in The Florida Times Union, police received several 911 calls reporting a car driving erratic and aggressively.…
  • Jun 6

    Jacksonville teenagers’ sex charges reduced to misdemeanor

    Jacksonville teenagers’ sex charges reduced to misdemeanor
    Three local young men are not going to be considered sex offenders or even felons after the State Attorney’s Office reduced their Duval County sex charges to misdemeanors.  According to an article in The Florida Times Union, the…
  • May 25

    Sex trial on track for Bill Cosby

    Sex trial on track for Bill Cosby
    Based on allegations in Pennsylvania, Bill Cosby will face trial for sexual assault.  According to an article in the Washington Post, the criminal judge in Cosby’s case issued a ruling that the prosecutors in his case had enough…
Rank this Week: 309

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/
  • Jun 14

    The 35th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference

    The 35th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference
    I’m going to be one of the speakers at next week’s 35th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Liaison Conference. The organizers have put together a great program. If you’re able to attend, you should. It’ll be time well…
  • Jun 6

    4th DCA says no to criminalizing inheritance litigation; reverses 7-year prison sentence

    4th DCA says no to criminalizing inheritance litigation; reverses 7-year prison sentence
    Franke v. State, — So.3d —-, 2016 WL 358614 (Fla. 4th DCA January 27, 2016)  As lawyers, one of our jobs is anticipating the “worst case scenario” and counseling our clients appropriately. For trusts and estates…
  • May 31

    How to litigate deed-to-trust cases in Florida

    How to litigate deed-to-trust cases in Florida
    Just because a deed says property’s being transferred to a “trustee” doesn’t make it so. If the deed doesn’t comply with F.S. 689.07′s disclosure requirements, the named trustee is deemed to own the…
Rank this Week: 318

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 284

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: 313

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: 470

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
  • Jun 24

    Corya and Woodward

    Corya and Woodward
    LIMITATIONS ON PROCEEDINGS AGAINST TRUSTEES:  CORYA, WOODWARD AND FLA. STAT. §736.1008 The Florida Trust Code contains a section titled “limitations on proceedings against trustees” that is a limitation of actions and…
  • Jun 14

    Can I fire my trustee

    Can I fire my trustee
    Over nearly 20 years, my law firm has received hundreds of phone calls asking – How can I fire my Trustee? or How can I remove my Trustee?  In Florida, getting rid of a Trustee is called a trustee removal action where a beneficiary…
  • May 14

    Convicted Felons Cannot Serve as Personal Representative

    Convicted Felons Cannot Serve as Personal Representative
    In Florida, a person is not qualified to act as personal representative of a decedent’s estate if the person has been convicted of a felony.  See, Fla.Stat. 733.303.  In a recent opinion, the Fourth District Court of…
Rank this Week: 443

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/
  • Jun 22

    Applicable Federal Rates – July 2016

    Applicable Federal Rates – July 2016
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  • Jun 19

    Whose Fraud Extends the Statute of Limitations on Assessment?

    Whose Fraud Extends the Statute of Limitations on Assessment?
    The IRS generally has 3 years to assess additional tax after a return is filed. Code Section 6501(a).However, an important exception is Code Section 6501(c)(1). Under that provision, if there is fraud in regard to the preparation of a return,…
  • Jun 18

    IRS Tax Liens and Discretionary Trust Interests - Part 2

    IRS Tax Liens and Discretionary Trust Interests - Part 2
    In April, I wrote how a U.S. District Court held that a beneficiary’s discretionary interest could be liened by the IRS for tax liabilities of the beneficiary. The interest was  “halfway” between a purely discretionary…
Rank this Week: 497

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

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

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 488

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    Paying Back the Money in Government Benefits Fraud Cases Can Lead to Your Arrest in Florida

    Paying Back the Money in Government Benefits Fraud Cases Can Lead to Your Arrest in Florida
    As criminal defense lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida, we handle a wide variety of fraud and theft cases in state and federal courts. A common criminal case we see is one where a person receives government benefits, such as unemployment…
  • May 27

    An Improper Promise Can Make a Statement Inadmissible in Florida

    An Improper Promise Can Make a Statement Inadmissible in Florida
    When the police in Florida believe a suspect committed a crime, they will often take steps to get that suspect to make admissions that can be used against the suspect in court. When the police take someone into custody and seek to get a…
  • May 23

    Recorded Jail Call Leads to Drug Trafficking Conviction for Florida Inmate

    Recorded Jail Call Leads to Drug Trafficking Conviction for Florida Inmate
    When a person is arrested for a crime in Florida, he/she is taken to the local jail. If he/she cannot make bond, he/she will remain there until the criminal case is resolved. Inmates in the local jail generally have phone privileges, but…
Rank this Week: 519

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
  • Jun 17

    Open Discussions with Your Adult Children

    Open Discussions with Your Adult Children
    An adult child of a client who recently passed away contacted me to discuss what she was to receive from her mother’s estate. She had no idea what mother owned, or what anything was worth. She only knew that our office prepared the…
  • Jun 10

    How Much Direction Does Your Trust Provide?

    How Much Direction Does Your Trust Provide?
    Many revocable trusts continue on past the lifetime of the grantor to benefit a surviving spouse and children. A trust that continues on for a spouse may be known as a “marital,” “credit-shelter,” or “family…
  • Jun 3

    Prediction or Illustration?

    Prediction or Illustration?
    Clients receive many financial, tax and legal illustrations when planning their estates. Financial firms will run an analysis that plugs in variables such as assumed rates of return, marginal tax rates, additional ongoing contributions and…
Rank this Week: 413

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 489

Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

By Matthew Sarelson & John Leighton.

http://www.resortinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    Zip Lines Are Often a Fast Track to Injury and Death

    Zip Lines Are Often a Fast Track to Injury and Death
    A recent spate of zip line deaths has renewed calls for a review of safety procedures and operational issues related to zip line recreation. Yesterday a 55 year-old woman was killed from blunt force injuries sustained while zip lining in…
  • Feb 4

    Ten Tips to Avoid a Deadly Vacation: Surviving Resorts, Cruise Ships and Hotels is No Accident

    Ten Tips to Avoid a Deadly Vacation: Surviving Resorts, Cruise Ships and Hotels is No Accident
    Vacations can be the greatest of times...or can leave tourists injured or killed. Resorts, cruise ships and hotels present a range of hazards to even the most seasoned travelers. As an experienced resort and vacation injury lawyer, John…
  • Oct 7

    Our Client Loses a Child...16 Year-Old Murderer Gets Life Without Parole: Who Wins?

    Our Client Loses a Child...16 Year-Old Murderer Gets Life Without Parole: Who Wins?
    Yesterday the murderer of our client's son was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Eric Ellington shot Julian Soler numerous times while in the process of carjacking Julian and his friend Kennia Duran at a gas station. Neither of…
Rank this Week: 599

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!

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

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

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

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
Rank this Week: 411

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: 477

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/
  • Jun 24

    Passenger Overboard from Spirit of Tasmania

    Passenger Overboard from Spirit of Tasmania
    An Australian newspaper reports that a passenger aboard the Spirit of Tasmania ferry, traveling from Melbourne to Tasmania, went overboard last night when the ship was a little over 40 miles south-east of Victoria's Port Phillip…
  • Jun 24

    Shake-Down Port: Nassau's Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Passenger for Pot

    Shake-Down Port: Nassau's Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Passenger for Pot
    The Bahamas Weekly reported that two U.S. cruise passengers were arrested at the port in Nassau for possession of marijuana on Wednesday. The Bahamian newspaper reported:  "Two adult American females from North Carolina are in custody…
  • Jun 23

    Four Cruise Passengers Busted for Cocaine Smuggling

    Four Cruise Passengers Busted for Cocaine Smuggling
    WFTV-9 (ABC) reports that four women were arrested on charges of smuggling cocaine weighing a little over 6.5 kilograms at Port Canaveral last month after taking a cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas.   The local ABC…
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Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Jun 24

    Florida Boating Under the Influance of Alcohol Accident

    Florida Boating Under the Influance of Alcohol Accident
    Boating accidents in Florida mostly occur during the summer months. The bays and rivers along Florida 1,197 miles of coastline has many sand bars where people congregate to enjoy the warm weather. This vast coastline brings many boaters and…
  • Jun 24

    P&O Cruise Passengers critically injured in tragic bus crash during shore excursion

    P&O Cruise Passengers critically injured in tragic bus crash during shore excursion
    12 Australian passengers of the P&O cruise ship Pacific Dawn remain in critical condition after sustaining serious injuries when the tour bus they were riding in collided head on with a bus carrying locals in Port Vila, Vanuatu. The 12…
  • Jun 15

    Alligator Attacks Boy at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

    Alligator Attacks Boy at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
    An alligator attacked a two year old boy Tuesday night in front of his parents at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort in Orlando, Florida. The toddler is still missing. Reports state that boy and his father were near the water's edge of the…
Rank this Week: 620

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.south-florida-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1044

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 24

    B.B. King, a music legend – Undue Influence and Capacity in real life

    B.B. King, a music legend – Undue Influence and Capacity in real life
    B.B. King Estate Fight: One Year Later and No End in Sight Legendary blues musician B.B. King passed away on May 14, 2015 due to congestive heart failure at the age of 89.  In a will created in 2007, King named his longtime business…
  • Jun 20

    Personal representative designation in Last Will and Testament – Convicted Felon

    Personal representative designation in Last Will and Testament – Convicted Felon
    Florida Limitation on Convicted Felons Serving as Personal Representatives in Probate Administration When contemplating preparing a last will and testament, there are many options that have to be considered before drafting can begin. One…
  • Jun 14

    When Wills mean Busine

    When Wills mean Busine
    When Wills Mean Business: Planning for Your Business’s Future Planning for the future is not only necessary in your personal life, but also in your professional life, especially if you either own a business or invest in a business.…
Rank this Week: 921

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
  • Jun 23

    Délai de Traitement du H1B Premium

    Délai de Traitement du H1B Premium
    Alors que les Services de l’Immigration des Etats-Unis ne sont pas exactement connus pour leur service rapide, actuellement ils offrent un service très rapide dans leur temps de traitement du visa H1B Premium. Le temps…
  • Jun 19

    Dure Leçon Apprise sur la Marque Déposée

    Dure Leçon Apprise sur la Marque Déposée
    L’enregistrement d’une marque déposée fédérale est la clé pour conserver votre marque.  La récente bataille de Uber entre « Petit Uber » et « Grand…
  • Jun 16

    Pétition pour la Carte Verte par la Famille

    Pétition pour la Carte Verte par la Famille
    Une pétition pour la Carte Verte par la Famille aux États-Unis est pour les membres des citoyens américains ou pour les détenteurs de carte verte. Le citoyen ou le titulaire de la carte est appelé le…
Rank this Week: 658

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as boating and car accidents, as well as medical malpractice and slip/trip and fall accidents. By Joseph I. Lipsky.

http://www.floridapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Mislead Volkswagen Diesel Owners Entitled to Cash Payment

    Mislead Volkswagen Diesel Owners Entitled to Cash Payment
    According to news reports, Volkswagen is agreeing to make cash payments of up $10 billion, or up to $7,000.00 to owners of their diesel cars, which apparently pollute more than advertised. The amount of each owner’s payment will…
  • Jun 12

    Deadly Boating Accidents Rise in Broward and the Key

    Deadly Boating Accidents Rise in Broward and the Key
    Florida boat accident attorney Joseph Lipsky is surprised that a recent report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission determined that the number of boating related wrongful deaths actually declined nearly 25% last year,…
  • Jun 6

    Rise in Car Accidents in Florida Results in Raised Insurance Rate

    Rise in Car Accidents in Florida Results in Raised Insurance Rate
    Miami car accident attorney Joseph Lipsky has seen an increase in the number of car accidents across Miami, Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach over the past year. Now it appears those rising number of car accidents and the personal injuries they…
Rank this Week: 911

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/
  • Jun 23

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Molly Maggiano
    Continuing with our series to introduce you to members of our Condo and HOA Team, today meet Molly Maggiano. Molly concentrates her practice in real estate matters, more specifically in the areas of community association representation,…
  • Jun 20

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida
    The term “due diligence” gets thrown around a lot in the development world, but often with little regard for what the term entails. As with all things relating to property, this post is in no way intended to encompass all…
  • Jun 20

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida

    8 Practical Tips for Land Use Due Diligence in Southwest Florida
    The term “due diligence” gets thrown around a lot in the development world, but often with little regard for what the term entails. As with all things relating to property, this post is in no way intended to encompass all…
Rank this Week: 1153

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

PCT Law Group\'s Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/insights-news/
Rank this Week: 1088

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 946

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/
  • Jun 22

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock
    You remember the case.  It's the law Judge Cooke struck down and then the 11th Circuit reversed 2-1 (the opinion was amended 3 times before the court took the case en banc).  The AJC covers it here:Several of the 11 judges on the…
  • Jun 21

    Copy-gate resolved

    Copy-gate resolved
    The parties worked out their differences in the middle of the litigation (background here).  The defense already had presented Rossana Arteaga-Gomez as a witness, but before the prosecutors and agent could be called as witnesses, a plea…
  • Jun 21

    You gotta read this dissent

    You gotta read this dissent
    It's by Justice Sotomayor in Utah v. Strieff.  It's a good reminder of why the Supreme Court really needs diversity so that it different perspectives are represented.  The opinion is also a good reminder that after Justice Alito,…
Rank this Week: 628

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/
  • Jun 21

    Referral Sources Protected by Restrictive Covenants in Florida? Recent Case Decide

    Referral Sources Protected by Restrictive Covenants in Florida? Recent Case Decide
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Physician employees and other health care professionals who sign employment contracts are often confronted with restrictive covenants or…
  • Jun 14

    Court Rejects Arguments That Both Parents Need to Give Consent For Surgery

    Court Rejects Arguments That Both Parents Need to Give Consent For Surgery
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 22, 2016, an appeals court in Florida ruled that only one parent is needed to consent to a child’s surgery. The ruling, by a…
  • Jun 14

    Court Rejects Arguments That Both Parents Need to Give Consent For Surgery

    Court Rejects Arguments That Both Parents Need to Give Consent For Surgery
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On May 22, 2016, an appeals court in Florida ruled that only one parent is needed to consent to a child’s surgery. The ruling, by a…
Rank this Week: 1082

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Covers Florida construction law and government contracting. By David Adelstein.

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Jun 20

    QUICK NOTE: PERFECTING & PRESERVING CONSTRUCTION LIEN & PAYMENT BOND RIGHTS

    QUICK NOTE: PERFECTING & PRESERVING CONSTRUCTION LIEN & PAYMENT BOND RIGHTS
    You are a subcontractor, sub-subcontractor, or supplier on a construction project.  What steps can you take to maximize your ability to collect payment?       Read this chart to understand what steps you need to undertake…
  • Jun 18

    LIQUIDATED DAMAGES IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS – WHO BEARS THE BURDEN?

    LIQUIDATED DAMAGES IN CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTS – WHO BEARS THE BURDEN?
    Liquidated damages are in many, many construction contracts.   They are designed to capture an owner’s damages if a project, or portion thereof, is not substantially completed by an agreed date.  The liquidated damages…
  • Jun 1

    OBTAINING TEMPORARY INJUNCTION TO ENFORCE NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT

    OBTAINING TEMPORARY INJUNCTION TO ENFORCE NON-COMPETE AGREEMENT
    When a party breaches a non-compete agreement (with a non-solicitation clause), the non-breaching party typically moves for a temporary injunction.   The breaching party is the party that signed the non-compete agreement, such as a…
Rank this Week: 1084

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident…

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.fortlauderdalecaraccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 19

    Report: Drivers Face Few Penalties for Cycling Death

    Report: Drivers Face Few Penalties for Cycling Death
    Last fall, a 54-year-old cyclist was struck by a pickup truck driver in Melbourne. The impact sent her flying over the handlebars. First responders, fighting to save her life, found her phone and sent her husband a text message: “Been…
  • Jun 18

    NHTSA: Florida Pedestrian Accident Fatalities on the Rise

    NHTSA: Florida Pedestrian Accident Fatalities on the Rise
    Florida has a bad reputation when it comes to pedestrian accidents, and the latest report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) doesn’t offer any redemption.  The report reveals that not only did the…
  • Jun 11

    Regulators Move to Make Back Seats Safer

    Regulators Move to Make Back Seats Safer
    Crash test dummies will soon be taking a back seat.  With an increasing number of people relying on ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced plans to update its…
Rank this Week: 747

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

False Claims Act & Qui Tam Law

Covers the False Claims Act, Qui Tams, whistleblowers, and other related collateral proceedings, with special emphasis on health care fraud. By A. Brian Albritton.

http://www.falseclaimsactlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1209

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    TV News Report on Orlando HOA Neglecting to Act Against Nuisance Resident

    TV News Report on Orlando HOA Neglecting to Act Against Nuisance Resident
    A recent news report by WFTV Channel 9 (ABC) in Orlando focused on the accounts of some of the residents of the Cypress Head at the Enclave gated community in Oviedo indicating that the HOA has neglected to take action against a homeowner…
  • Jun 8

    Beware of Faulty Fire Sprinkler

    Beware of Faulty Fire Sprinkler
    Fire sprinkler systems, part of a building’s “Life Safety System,” are a crucial component of condominium buildings because they help protect against damage to life and property in the event of a fire.  While…
  • Jun 3

    Florida Community Associations Should Tread Carefully in Restricting Political Sign

    Florida Community Associations Should Tread Carefully in Restricting Political Sign
    Every four years, as presidential elections heat up, condominium and homeowners association communities throughout Florida are faced with the issue of political signs being posted in front yards, on balconies, in windows and on and around the…
Rank this Week: 967

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report

    $2.5 Million in Punitive Damages Awarded Over Mortgage Credit Report
    A federal jury has just awarded $2.5 million in punitive damages – on top of $6,100 in compensatory damages – to a man who sued Ocwen Loan Servicing and Equifax for allegedly willful violation of the Fair Credit and Reporting…
  • Jun 10

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower

    Report: Loan Servicing Continues to Fail Borrower
    Loan servicing is the process by which the borrower – either of a home loan or student loan – entrusts the daily management of that loan repayment to a third party. That third party is supposed to handle the loans on behalf of the…
  • May 7

    Ocwen Foreclosures Halted for Settlement Compliance Failure

    Ocwen Foreclosures Halted for Settlement Compliance Failure
    Ocwen Financial holds the keys to some 17,500 defaulted home mortgage loans – and can’t continue to foreclose on a single one.  That is true at least for the time being, after the National Mortgage Settlement…
Rank this Week: 881