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Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Apr 28

    Disappearance of Royal Caribbean Crew Member Adriana Morales de Florencio

    Disappearance of Royal Caribbean Crew Member Adriana Morales de Florencio
    There remains no leads, which have been publicly discussed to date, regarding the whereabouts of   Royal Caribbean crew member Adriana Morales de Florencio. We first mentioned this disappearance on April 22, 2017.  Adriana was…
  • Apr 26

    Congress Introduces Legislation to Amend DOSHA

    Congress Introduces Legislation to Amend DOSHA
    Congress introduced legislation on Wednesday which will strengthen the rights of cruise passengers to seek compensation when cruise lines negligently cause the death of their loved ones on the high seas. As matters now stand, the statute…
  • Apr 25

    Carnival Shakes Down U.S. Military Serviceman

    Carnival Shakes Down U.S. Military Serviceman
    A couple of years ago, I wrote a number of articles asking the rhetorical question why cruise lines have an image problem. I discussed a number of rather outrageous cases where the cruise lines refuse to refund or credit cruise fares when…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Jan 27

    Illegal Search,Evidence Suppressed?

    Illegal Search,Evidence Suppressed?
    What many people fail to realize is that all citizens of the United States have a Fourth Amendment right against illegal searches created by the U.S. Constitution, and any evidence that comes from an illegal search may be suppressed at trial.…
  • Nov 2

    Explosive Pumpkin, Child Neglect

    Explosive Pumpkin, Child Neglect
    A grandmother in Saint Augustine, Florida worked with her granddaughter to create green flames in their jack-o-lantern for Halloween, according to Jacksonville.com. The pumpkin ended up being an explosive, rather than the awesome Halloween…
  • Aug 10

    License and Registration Check: Illegal Search and Seizure

    License and Registration Check: Illegal Search and Seizure
    “License and registration, please.”  If you have ever been pulled over by police, you have probably heard this phrase.  In recent years, Americans have grown more and more suspicious of police officers. With all that we…
Rank this Week: 93

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: 99

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Apr 27

    Client Wins Full Refund From Car Dealer

    Client Wins Full Refund From Car Dealer
    After seeing an advertisement for a vehicle that was advertised as “runs and drives great”, our client went to look at it at the dealership.  Our client identified some problems, which the car dealer promised to fix. …
  • Apr 25

    Client Wins Against Cavalry SPV I, LLC

    Client Wins Against Cavalry SPV I, LLC
    Our client contacted us after being sued by Cavalry SPV l, LLC.  They were being sued by the law firm Andreu, Palma, Lavin & Solis, PLLC.  Attorney Desiree Lavin was their lead attorney.  The debt collectors sued under…
  • Apr 23

    Court Forces Mid-Atlantic Finance Company to Honor Its Promises to Our Client

    Court Forces Mid-Atlantic Finance Company to Honor Its Promises to Our Client
    Our client had purchased a vehicle from a small used car dealer, who then assigned the financing contract to Mid-Atlantic Finance Company.  When she was nearly finished making her payments, Mid-Atlantic Finance Company sent her a…
Rank this Week: 97

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Apr 28

    Bluerock STL Office Portfolio S LLC Investigation

    Bluerock STL Office Portfolio S LLC Investigation
    Recovery of Investment losses in Bluerock STL Office Portfolio S LLC Are you concerned about investment losses in Bluerock STL Office Portfolio S LLC? If so, the attorneys at The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses by…
  • Apr 28

    Former Utah Broker Thomas E. Andrews Under Investigation by the SEC

    Former Utah Broker Thomas E. Andrews Under Investigation by the SEC
    Thomas E. Andrews is Currently Serving Federal Prison Term According to a press release, the SEC is charging Thomas E. Andrews with defrauding 23 investors. Andrews is already serving time in federal prison for said charges. According to the…
  • Apr 28

    Ronald Broadstone Barred from Securities Industry

    Ronald Broadstone Barred from Securities Industry
    FINRA Bars Former Ohio Broker Ronald Broadstone from Securities Industry According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Ronald Broadstone has been permanently barred from the securities industry. FINRA alleges Ronald Broadstone…
Rank this Week: 158

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: 175

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: 150

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    LGBTQ People Were Born Perfect Fabulous!

    LGBTQ People Were Born Perfect Fabulous!
    No one is perfect. Not even me. But we are fabulous! Democratic lawmakers this week introduced a bill that would ban the practice of “conversion therapy,” treatments that historically have targeted the LGBT community and claim to…
  • Apr 28

    Chief Judge Carnes and the Art of Powerful Writing

    Chief Judge Carnes and the Art of Powerful Writing
    In this Eleventh Circuit Opinion dealing with death caused by exposure to asbestos, Chief Judge Carnes really lets it flow, from the start.In return for the loan of life, we each owe God a death. Payment in full is a non-negotiable term of…
  • Apr 27

    3d DCA Watch -- Victory Dance Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- Victory Dance Edition!
    The law took another blow as the Trump Administration has been sending b-team, Spicey-level lawyers to go Washington General the most important elements of their supposed campaign agenda -- and they've done it again. Weird,…
Rank this Week: 204

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    News and Note

    News and Note
    1.  Congrats to the new Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta.  Great news.  Acosta got 60 votes, including Sen. Nelson.2.  The Melgen jury is still out.  Today marks day 3 of deliberations.  Strong likelihood of a…
  • Apr 27

    Your government at oral argument

    Your government at oral argument
    Have you ever had a judge (or Justice) respond to an argument by saying, "Oh, come on." (via the NY Times):Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. tried to test the limits of the government’s position at a Supreme Court argument on Wednesday…
  • Apr 26

    En banc 11th Circuit decides U.S. v. Roy

    En banc 11th Circuit decides U.S. v. Roy
    At long last, the en banc 11th Circuit today decided United States v. Roy.  The opinions span 287 pages.  Judge Carnes wrote the majority opinion, finding harmless error in conducting trial without counsel present during a portion…
Rank this Week: 234

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Apr 27

    Déportation et plaidoyer volontaire

    Déportation et plaidoyer volontaire
    Les principales villes comme Los Angeles, Miami, La Nouvelle-Orléans et Phoenix augmentent le nombre de procédures de déportation en réponse aux ordonnances du président Trump concernant les immigrants…
  • Apr 23

    Choisir la Loi Applicable à sa Succession après l’Entrée en Vigueur du Règlement Européen – Partie 2

    Choisir la Loi Applicable à sa Succession après l’Entrée en Vigueur du Règlement Européen – Partie 2
    Choisir sa loi : désormais possible Le règlement européen permet à tout citoyen européen qui réside à l’étranger, de choisir dès aujourd’hui, la loi applicable…
  • Apr 20

    Contrat avec des tiers bénéficiaire

    Contrat avec des tiers bénéficiaire
    Qu’est-ce qu’un tiers bénéficiaire? Les deux parties principales d’un contrat sont le promettant et le stipulant. Le promettant fait une promesse au stipulant qui, en retour, peut offrir une promesse ou un…
Rank this Week: 266

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    KEN WHITE HAS PASSED AWAY

    KEN WHITE HAS PASSED AWAY
    Very sad news today as we have learned that attorney Ken White- a great and long time fixture in the REGJB- passed away, reportedly in his sleep, last night. Ken was known as an expert in death penalty criminal defense. He handled many…
  • Apr 25

    MORE VOIR DIRE

    MORE VOIR DIRE
    We're in a jury selection mood lately, so here are Rumpole's "Rules Of Voir Dire" (c) 2017 Justice Building Blog. 10.  This is for ASAs. Never ask jurors if they would like DNA, Video, fingerprints, etc, when you don't have that in…
  • Apr 25

    LUNCH AND LEARN TODAY ! (TUESDAY)

    LUNCH AND LEARN TODAY ! (TUESDAY)
    Lunch...AND Learn?! What a novel concept!Today, at noon, at our humble courthouse, the master of voir dire, Gene Zenobi will be reprising his lecture on the subject.  This is one you don't want to miss. Jury selection is by far the…
Rank this Week: 248

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Attorney Fees, Divorce

    Attorney Fees, Divorce
    As a Jacksonville divorce attorney, I understand that attorney fees in divorce cases is an issue that comes up in every case. Whether each person will pay his or her own attorney fees, or whether the other side will be forced to contribute…
  • Apr 13

    Child Support Contempt

    Child Support Contempt
    Child Support Contempt is a common issue with Jacksonville Family law and divorce cases. When it comes to child support, often child support contempt motions are part of the norm.  As a Jacksonville child support attorney and family…
  • Feb 23

    Child Support, Gross Income Matter

    Child Support, Gross Income Matter
    Money and finances in divorce and related cases are rarely, if ever, at the very top of a judge’s list of important issues, but child support calculations are important.   For the most part, calculating child support is a…
Rank this Week: 254

My Law License

My Law License

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

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Raquel Ruano, Massachusetts Best (Worst Marketing) Attorney

    Raquel Ruano, Massachusetts Best (Worst Marketing) Attorney
    This crap is still going on. Lawyers hiring marketers, not paying attention to the unethical and cheesy ways they try to game Google for their lawyer-clients, and I'm done reaching out to these idiot lawyers to ask them to ask their marketers…
  • Apr 11

    United Airlines Conduct Was "Totally Legal"

    United Airlines Conduct Was "Totally Legal"
    When you saw the video of that guy being dragged off the United Airlines flight, I trust your first thought was "man, that's terrible."My first thought was "man, someone is going to defend that."And so it developed, like every other video on…
  • Jan 17

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison
    In my estimation, there are five things that are icing on the cake for any lawyer who practices criminal defense. 1. An acquittal in a death penalty case; 2. A reversal of a death sentence on appeal; 3. An invitation to argue before the…
Rank this Week: 244

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Community Property Trust can save Income Taxe

    Community Property Trust can save Income Taxe
    How a Community Property Trust Can Save Tens or Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Capital Gains Taxes Community property trusts can save your clients tens of thousands of dollars in capital gains taxes, and that is just one of their many…
  • Apr 10

    How Does A Step Up In Basis Work?

    How Does A Step Up In Basis Work?
    How Does A Step Up In Basis Work? Capital gains taxes are one of the more confusing taxes that American citizens have to pay.  The best way to explain capital gains taxes is through examples.  This article will include plenty of…
  • Apr 6

    Final Accounting: How To Object in Florida

    Final Accounting: How To Object in Florida
    How To Object To The Final Accounting of a Personal Representative in Florida The final accounting can be complex. As many Florida residents might know, the probate of an estate can be a very lengthy process that can be full of…
Rank this Week: 277

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 28

    Analysis of HB 912 Regarding Insurance Adjuster

    Analysis of HB 912 Regarding Insurance Adjuster
    Analysis of the recent HB 912 regarding insurance adjusters that the Florida House passed earlier this week. SUMMARY ANALYSIS Chapter 626, F.S., regulates insurance field representatives and operations. Part VI of the chapter governs…
  • Apr 25

    Claims Handling Requirements by State – Texa

    Claims Handling Requirements by State – Texa
    I recently received a request to write about the claims handling guidelines in Texas. In the great state of Texas, the handling of insurance claims are governed by both the Administrative Code and Insurance Code. Generally, and insurance…
  • Apr 24

    Taxable Costs Are Capped by Insurance Policy’s Limit

    Taxable Costs Are Capped by Insurance Policy’s Limit
    Minn. Stat. § 604.18 authorizes the award of “taxable costs” when an insurer denies benefits without a reasonable basis. Earlier this month, the Minnesota Supreme Court was presented with the question of whether the award of…
Rank this Week: 379

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Big Rig Crash on Highway 160 Leads to Fire, Closes Bridge

    Big Rig Crash on Highway 160 Leads to Fire, Closes Bridge
    On April 24, two semi-trucks were involved in a serious crash on Highway 160, leading to a fire. The southbound truck appears to have crossed into the northbound lane on the highway, sideswiping the oncoming truck on the driver’s side.…
  • Apr 26

    San Jose Moves to Protect Tenant

    San Jose Moves to Protect Tenant
    San Jose took a momentous step forward in April when it passed two regulations to create stricter eviction rules and protect the city’s tenants. The Tenant Protection Ordinance and Ellis Act Ordinance both passed with six votes in favor…
  • Apr 24

    Fighting Elderly Isolation Can Help Reduce Neglect and Abuse

    Fighting Elderly Isolation Can Help Reduce Neglect and Abuse
    Elderly individuals in California often become isolated over time. As family members and friends pass away, become less mobile, or move away, older individuals may find themselves living alone with few, if any, people to interact with. This…
Rank this Week: 375

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Apr 18

    Payment Defense to Foreclosure

    Payment Defense to Foreclosure
    In Florida, when a lender files a foreclosure lawsuit, the lender must prove that a homeowner has breached his or her obligations under the note and/or mortgage. In turn, a homeowner has the right to raise defenses that defeat or otherwise…
  • Apr 4

    Court Procedures That Can Delay Foreclosure

    Court Procedures That Can Delay Foreclosure
    In Florida, those fighting a residential foreclosure should be aware of the procedures often used by lawyers and judges that delay a foreclosure lawsuit from proceeding. Two of these procedures are called “stays” and…
  • Mar 21

    Can You Collect Attorney Fees From a Bank Related To A Foreclosure?

    Can You Collect Attorney Fees From a Bank Related To A Foreclosure?
    Residential foreclosures are still a problem for many home owners in Florida, particularly here in Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Beach County. To make matters worse, some banks are still committing wrongful acts during the…
Rank this Week: 414

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

Covers securities law topics of interest to executives of middle market businesses. By Gunster.

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Apr 17

    It’s a good time to be a VC fund

    It’s a good time to be a VC fund
    Things are looking pretty good for the venture capital industry. Potential VC investors have a lot of money available, and industry and geographical trends show a positive outlook for VC investing in the near term. There are numerous factors…
  • Mar 29

    Shore patrol

    Shore patrol
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Even as we speculate about the likelihood and potential impact of massive deregulation here in the US, the EU is going in the opposite direction.  Earlier this month, the European Parliament passed a…
  • Mar 19

    Beware when the legislature is in session

    Beware when the legislature is in session
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm New York Surrogate Gideon Tucker (1826-1899) is credited with originating the maxim that “no man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session.”  Were Surrogate…
Rank this Week: 369

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/
  • Mar 17

    Two Lawless Court Injunctions Against President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

    Two Lawless Court Injunctions Against President Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration
    On March 15, 2017, two federal judges ordered the executive branch of our government to not enforce an order issued by President Trump. The orders by these judges were without legal basis, and these theoretical guardians of the law acted with…
  • Mar 13

    The Tyrannical Rule of the U.S. Supreme Court by Donald C. Brockett

    The Tyrannical Rule of the U.S. Supreme Court by Donald C. Brockett
    What is meant by “tyranny”?  It was the tyranny of King George that provoked America’s Declaration of Independence in 1776.   It was “The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of…
  • Mar 10

    Book Review: Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor

    Book Review: Stack the Legal Odds in Your Favor
    What happens when an attorney and a guy who’s not a lawyer with a history fighting in court on his own get together to create a legal self-help book? You get a book with an attitude.  Think Mark Wahlberg in the courtroom. Authors…
Rank this Week: 399

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

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

    Are Your Tires Registered for Recalls? They Might Not Be

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

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

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

    When Theft Occurs Inside the Walls of Florida Nursing Home Facilitie

    When Theft Occurs Inside the Walls of Florida Nursing Home Facilitie
    Nursing home residents used to be given a great level of attention and care, but sadly it has gotten worse over the years due to overcrowded nursing homes and the lack of staff. With the flood of more senior citizens in need of constant…
Rank this Week: 370

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: 350

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: 396

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 417

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: 415

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 381

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

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

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Frontier Markets – Smallest Markets Represent Promising but Overlooked Investment Opportunitie

    Frontier Markets – Smallest Markets Represent Promising but Overlooked Investment Opportunitie
    The general public may not be familiar with the term “frontier market,” but frontier markets represent the vast majority of the fastest-growing economies in the world.  The term “frontier market” generally refers…
  • Apr 27

    What to Expect When Buying a Home in Miami

    What to Expect When Buying a Home in Miami
    Guest blog post written by Erin Holdgate of Zillow. While sellers enjoyed favorable conditions for years, Miami buyers finally have a reason to celebrate. In fact, a recent report placed Miami as the second-best real estate market for…
  • Apr 17

    New P3 Opportunities for Government Technology

    New P3 Opportunities for Government Technology
    Although public-private partnerships (P3s) are frequently associated with physical infrastructure, P3s are inherently flexible and can be utilized for the time and cost-effective delivery of virtually any public good or service, including…
Rank this Week: 1093

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Apr 28

    Tort Reform Proponents Make Gains, Threaten to Make Injury Lawsuits Tougher

    Tort Reform Proponents Make Gains, Threaten to Make Injury Lawsuits Tougher
    Proponents of tort reform are pressing forward with a series of bills that, if passed, would make it increasingly difficult to file an injury lawsuit, to pursue class action litigation or to obtain just compensation.  The term…
  • Apr 26

    Florida DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Gets State House Committee Approval

    Florida DUI Ignition Interlock Bill Gets State House Committee Approval
    A bill that would require all those convicted of DUI in Florida – including first timers – to have ignition interlock devices installed has successfully made it through its first hurdle in the state House of Representatives. The…
  • Apr 24

    Texting and Driving: Nothing to LOL About

    Texting and Driving: Nothing to LOL About
    April is distracted driving month.  Officials with the Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Department of Transportation, the Florida Police Chiefs Association, the Florida Sheriffs Association and AAA are teaming up to promote Distracted…
Rank this Week: 789

Courthouse Insider

Courthouse Insider

Covers injury law. By Brian Silber.

http://www.briansilber.com/
  • Apr 28

    Mario Perez of Pembroke Pines, Florida Arrested for Armed Assault

    Mario Perez of Pembroke Pines, Florida Arrested for Armed Assault
    Mario Perez of Pembroke Pines, Florida was arrested on April 17 for allegedly assaulting two teenagers, Tyler Muraida and a 15-year-old friend, with a gun because their car was making too much noise as they were driving through the…
  • Apr 27

    Miami Police Officer Alexi Figueroa Arrested and Charged With False Imprisonment and Battery

    Miami Police Officer Alexi Figueroa Arrested and Charged With False Imprisonment and Battery
    Miami police officer Alexi Figueroa was arrested on Wednesday after he allegedly ordered a 19-year-old woman into his patrol car, then kissed her and fondled her breasts without her permission. Figueroa, 27, was off-duty at the time, but was…
  • Apr 26

    Paul Senat of Lantana, Florida Charged in the Shooting of Darryl Rudolph

    Paul Senat of Lantana, Florida Charged in the Shooting of Darryl Rudolph
    Darryl Rudolph, the father of former Cardinal Newman High School and Florida State University football star Travis Rudolph, was reportedly shot by Paul Senate of Lantana on April 21. Rudolph, 55, was rushed to St. Mary’s Medical Center,…
Rank this Week: 1172

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
  • Apr 28

    Don’t Write in the Margin

    Don’t Write in the Margin
    While attending law school, I used to take a yellow highlighter and pen, writing in the margins of my textbooks to annotate what I viewed as the important passages related to that day’s assignment.  When a professor called on me in…
  • Apr 21

    Two Hat

    Two Hat
    When my children were young, I used to read Dr. Seuss books to them. One of their favorites was The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. You may remember the plot where the devious cat covers the interior of the house with pink spots while mother is…
  • Apr 14

    They Didn’t Even Send a Christmas Card

    They Didn’t Even Send a Christmas Card
    Gary and Nancy were sitting in my office discussing their estate plans. Each were married previously with two children each from said prior marriages. They created a joint trust, with everything held and controlled by the surviving spouse,…
Rank this Week: 499

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident…

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.fortlauderdalecaraccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    Florida Ranks No. 2 for Distracted Driving

    Florida Ranks No. 2 for Distracted Driving
    Florida has been ranked the second-worst state in the country when it comes to distracted driving, tailing only Louisiana for the dubious distinction.  The study was conducted by the online insurance firm EverQuote Inc. Although we…
  • Apr 24

    Employers Urged to Crack Down on Driver Distraction

    Employers Urged to Crack Down on Driver Distraction
    Although we often think of distracted drivers as being teens exchanging light-hearted banter via text messages, the truth is one of the major causes of distracted driving is the constant demand top stay connected at work. Employers expect…
  • Apr 19

    Distracted Driving Alleged in Bus Crash That Killed 13

    Distracted Driving Alleged in Bus Crash That Killed 13
    A pickup truck collided head-on with a church van recently, killing a total of 13 people on a rural road in Texas.  Now, after a witness asserted he had seen the truck moving erratically on the two-lane road just before the crash, the…
Rank this Week: 612

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: 945

Citrus County Injury Attorney Blog

Citrus County Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Florida personal injury law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.citrusinjuryattorney.com/
  • Apr 27

    Florida Named Second Worst State For Distracted Driving

    Florida Named Second Worst State For Distracted Driving
    Florida ranks second only to Louisiana for distracted driving, according to a study.   Drivers were scored on data gathered through the EverDrive motion-sensing app. It measured speeding, sudden acceleration, aggressive turning, hard…
  • Apr 19

    New Study Shows High Number of Drivers Still Texting Behind the Wheel

    New Study Shows High Number of Drivers Still Texting Behind the Wheel
    April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so it seems fitting that a new study has some troubling findings. Despite mass attempts to preventing using cell phones while driving, the study—by driver analytics company,…
  • Apr 12

    Lightning Strike Causes Homosassa Home To Catch Fire

    Lightning Strike Causes Homosassa Home To Catch Fire
    Fire can happen at any home, at any time, destroying property and wreaking havoc on homeowners. What you may not know is that fire damage is one of the most common disasters that affects homes across the United States every year. As was the…
Rank this Week: 1100

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Apr 27

    International Family Law – What is a migratory divorce?

    International Family Law – What is a migratory divorce?
    Migratory Divorces Depending on the classification of the divorce, the U.S. may or may not recognize its decree. The post International Family Law – What is a migratory divorce? appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
  • Apr 25

    Title VII: Retaliation by Employer

    Title VII: Retaliation by Employer
    What is Title VII? Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination from employers.  Title VII prohibits discrimination “with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of…
  • Apr 22

    Violations of Non-compete Agreement

    Violations of Non-compete Agreement
    Non-compete Agreements A non-compete agreement is an agreement between an employer and employee that restricts an employee’s conduct post-employment. In a non-compete contract, the employee usually agrees not to compete against…
Rank this Week: 620

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: 501

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

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

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 25

    TV Producer Dies From Infection After Childbirth

    TV Producer Dies From Infection After Childbirth
    Sara Porter had it all.  She was a successful TV producer, and had just given birth to her 3rd child.  Sadly,  what was to be one of the happiest moments of her life turned into a tragedy. Following the birth of her 3rd…
  • Apr 24

    TV Producer Dies From Infection After Childbirth

    TV Producer Dies From Infection After Childbirth
    Sara Porter had it all.  She was a successful TV producer, and had just given birth to her 3rd child.  Sadly,  what was to be one of the happiest moments of her life turned into a tragedy. Following the birth of her 3rd…
  • Apr 24

    Injured on the Job? Know Your Right

    Injured on the Job? Know Your Right
    Are you seeking a workers’ compensation attorney after an on-the-job injury? The experienced lawyers at Kaire & Heffernan, LLC, can help you navigate the Florida workers’ comp system and get the compensation you deserve. To…
Rank this Week: 630

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Kansas City International Airport Confrontation with Pilot, Passenger Results in Arrest

    Kansas City International Airport Confrontation with Pilot, Passenger Results in Arrest
    Surveillance footage linked here shows the tense moments leading up to an altercation last week between a pilot and a passenger at Kansas City International Airport in Missouri. The video shows two men entering the airport through an American…
  • Apr 17

    Former Knicks Favorite Charles Oakley Arraigned on Assault Charge

    Former Knicks Favorite Charles Oakley Arraigned on Assault Charge
    New York Knicks favorite Charles Oakley made his first court appearance last week since his arrest and ejection while attending a game at Madison Square Garden. Oakley, 53, was arraigned in criminal court in Manhattan on misdemeanor assault…
  • Apr 5

    Undercover Agents Raid Jacksonville Strip Club, 3 Arrested

    Undercover Agents Raid Jacksonville Strip Club, 3 Arrested
    Three women were arrested Thursday night, two on drug charges and one on a prostitution charge, after an undercover operation at a well-known strip club on Jacksonville’s Southside. A 22-year-old is facing a charge of soliciting for…
Rank this Week: 751

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

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

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Apr 24

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire
    Earlier this year the Florida Supreme Court approved changes to the standard Juror Questionnaire, Form 1.983. There are currently only two standard juror questionnaires approved for use in civil trials by the Florida Supreme Court –…
  • Nov 29

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial
    The Florida Rules of Civil Procedure have been amended by the Florida Supreme Court to remove the limit on the number of alternate jurors in civil trials. Effective January 1, 2017, Rule 1.431 has been amended to read “The court may…
  • Oct 31

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial
    This month, in a case of first impression in Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that statements posted by a juror on social media during trial were insufficiently prejudicial to require a new trial. The juror posted a series of…
Rank this Week: 707

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 21

    MOTHER ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING AND LEAVING SIX YEAR OLD CHILD IN CAR WITH ENGINE RUNNING

    MOTHER ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFTING AND LEAVING SIX YEAR OLD CHILD IN CAR WITH ENGINE RUNNING
    Local Mother Arrested for Stealing at Publix While Leaving Young Son in the Car A recent News4Jax report gives details into the arrest of Lindsay Pence for Petit Theft and Child Neglect.  St. Johns County Deputies were first dispatched…
  • Mar 28

    ARRESTS ON FEMALE LINGERIE THEFTS AFTER GETAWAY CAR FLIPS

    ARRESTS ON FEMALE LINGERIE THEFTS AFTER GETAWAY CAR FLIPS
    Two Shoplifters Arrested After Getaway Car Flips A News4Jax story details the arrests of Khadrede Brown and Cheneta Duffy on March 25, 2017.  Brown, Duffy, and third suspect yet to be identified, entered into a Victoria’s Secret…
  • Mar 28

    ARRESTS ON FEMALE LINGERIE THEFTS AFTER GETAWAY CAR FLIPS

    ARRESTS ON FEMALE LINGERIE THEFTS AFTER GETAWAY CAR FLIPS
    Two Shoplifters Arrested After Getaway Car Flips A News4Jax story details the arrests of Khadrede Brown and Cheneta Duffy on March 25, 2017.  Brown, Duffy, and third suspect yet to be identified, entered into a Victoria’s Secret…
Rank this Week: 745

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

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

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 484

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Multi-State Tax Law Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Oklahoma Retail Protection Act of 2016

    Oklahoma Retail Protection Act of 2016
    The rise of internet sales has created a tax problem for states. States are having difficulty getting revenue from these sales because the sellers lack nexus. In the legal community, that nexus is known as a connection with a state which…
  • Apr 10

    NJ Reconsiders and Ultimately Taxes IT Support Company

    NJ Reconsiders and Ultimately Taxes IT Support Company
    Earlier in 2017, Premier Netcomm Solutions LLC (“Premier”) lost on reconsideration in New Jersey tax court.  The case dealt with the taxability of software as a service (“SaaS”) dating back to an audit from 2004…
  • Mar 13

    Pain the SaaS: Navigating Sales Tax on Cloud Computing

    Pain the SaaS: Navigating Sales Tax on Cloud Computing
    Over the past several years software as a service (“SaaS”) has been a booming industry.  Pioneers in the cloud computing industry, like Salesforce, have developed web based applications that offer a wide range of services to…
Rank this Week: 539

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Apr 14

    Suppressing the DUI Intoxilyzer 8000 Results for a Lack of Substantial Compliance

    Suppressing the DUI Intoxilyzer 8000 Results for a Lack of Substantial Compliance
    The goal for the attorney in a DUI case involving a breath test reading over .08 is getting the breath test result thrown out of evidence. In order to get the breath test results thrown out, the DUI defense attorney can file a motion to…
  • Apr 6

    Statistics on Administrative Suspensions in 2015

    Statistics on Administrative Suspensions in 2015
    Recent statistics from the Bureau of Administrative Review Officers shows that for all of the administrative suspensions invalidated in 2015, the hearing officers gave the following reasons listed in descending order by percentage: No .02…
  • Aug 13

    Electronic Warrants in Hillsborough County, Florida

    Electronic Warrants in Hillsborough County, Florida
    The United States Supreme Court in Missouri v. McNeely, 569 U. S. ___ (2013), acknowledged that exigent circumstances would rarely exist for DUI-related forced blood draws because of the technological “advances in the last 47 years…
Rank this Week: 718

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/
Rank this Week: 747

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

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

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 722

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: 1007

Trial and Appeals Blog

Trial and Appeals Blog

Covers law and society. By Thomas Wade Young.

http://www.twylaw.com/blog
  • Mar 22

    Constitution Revision Commission Begins Public Hearing

    Constitution Revision Commission Begins Public Hearing
    I cannot overemphasize the significance and power of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission. It can initiate fundamental restructuring of state government and, in the process, deal far-reaching setbacks to the integrity of the judicial…
  • Mar 3

    Conflict Over Stays and Bond Amounts Under Rule 9.310

    Conflict Over Stays and Bond Amounts Under Rule 9.310
    Silver Beach Towers Property Owners Association, Inc. v. Silver Beach Investments of Destin, L.C., No. 1D16-4555, 42 Fla. L. Weekly D442c (Fla 1st DCA February 21, 2017) involved a judgment awarding $1,827,372.18 plus…
  • Feb 25

    Tom Quoted as a “Pro Bono Pro”

    Tom Quoted as a “Pro Bono Pro”
    The March 2017 of The Florida Bar Journal features several stories about the significant pro bono work lawyers do. Read about Tom’s pro bono contributions in The Pro Bono Pros: And How You Can Become…
Rank this Week: 982