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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: 41

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jul 3

    A Miracle Worker. Simply the Best!

    A Miracle Worker. Simply the Best!
    Client:  Ade Client Review: Let me start by saying: if you have a debt collection situation (in my case with CACH LLC). LOOK NO LONGER. No one ever wants to be in a situation where they NEED to hire an attorney, but when you need to, Mr.…
  • Jul 2

    Dismissal of Atlantic Credit and Finance Lawsuit

    Dismissal of Atlantic Credit and Finance Lawsuit
    Atlantic Credit and Finance, Inc. hired the debt collection law firm of Pollack & Rosen, P.A. to file a debt collection lawsuit against our client.  Atlantic Credit and Finance claimed that they had bought an old credit card…
  • Jul 1

    Client Prevails Against Cavalry SPV I LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit

    Client Prevails Against Cavalry SPV I LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit
    Plaintiff: Cavalry SPV I LLC Original Creditor: Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Hayt, Hayt & Landau, P.L. Plaintiff’s Attorneys: Ms. Dana M. Stern, Esq. and Mr. Jason S. Dragutsky, Esq. Case Outcome:…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Jul 3

    NCL Crew Member Reported Overboard from the Norwegian Sun in Alaska

    NCL Crew Member Reported Overboard from the Norwegian Sun in Alaska
    Several NCL crew members reported to me that a crew member aboard the Norwegian Sun went overboard early yesterday morning while the Sun was proceeding to Juneau, Alaska. The crew member reportedly went overboard before the cruise ship…
  • Jul 3

    A Decade of Injustice: The George Smith Case

    A Decade of Injustice: The George Smith Case
    This weekend will mark 10 years since George Smith disappeared from Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas in the early morning hours of July 5, 2005.  Mr. Smith was on a honeymoon cruise with his newlywed bride, Jennifer Hagel, who we…
  • Jul 1

    Were You on one of the June 25th HAL Promech Flightseeing Excusions? Call the NTSB Now!

    Were You on one of the June 25th HAL Promech Flightseeing Excusions? Call the NTSB Now!
    Cruise passengers from the Westerdam and the Noordam Holland America Line (HAL) cruise ships were on three Promech excursion flighseeing planes on fateful day of June 25th when 8 HAL passengers died. These passengers experienced…
Rank this Week: 66

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Jul 2

    Recovery of Oppenheimer Rochester CA Municipal A

    Recovery of Oppenheimer Rochester CA Municipal A
    Have you suffered investment losses in Oppenheimer Rochester CA Municipal A? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud…
  • Jul 2

    Recovery of MainStay High Yield Municipal Bond A

    Recovery of MainStay High Yield Municipal Bond A
    Have you suffered investment losses in MainStay High Yield Municipal Bond A? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud…
  • Jul 2

    Recovery of Oppenheimer Rochester Ltd Term CA MuniA

    Recovery of Oppenheimer Rochester Ltd Term CA MuniA
    Have you suffered investment losses in Oppenheimer Rochester Ltd Term CA MuniA? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud…
Rank this Week: 114

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: 130

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

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

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
  • Jun 26

    Former Thrivent Investment Management Broker Sanctioned for Falsifying Annuity Document

    Former Thrivent Investment Management Broker Sanctioned for Falsifying Annuity Document
    June 24, 2015 Bruce R. Geiger entered into an Order Accepting Offer of Settlement with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to resolve allegations by FINRA that he had violated various FINRA rules altering annuity forms by…
  • Jun 26

    South Carolina Regulators Seek to Take Securities License of Mark Hotton

    South Carolina Regulators Seek to Take Securities License of Mark Hotton
    June 23, 2015- Columbia, South Carolina The Securities Commissioner for South Carolina filed a Rule to Show Cause seeking to permanently ban Mark Christopher Hotton from the securities industry. In 2013 Hotton was permanently barred from…
  • Jun 25

    San Antonio Oil & Gas Promoter Shut Down by Texas State Securities Board

    San Antonio Oil & Gas Promoter Shut Down by Texas State Securities Board
    June 23, 2015-Austin, Texas John Morgan, Texas Securities Commissioner, entered a Cease and Desist Order against Petro-San Resources LLC and Sean Patrick Riley of San Antonio, Texas, alleging that they are offering to sell unregistered…
Rank this Week: 157

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: 163

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    OH MY GOODNESS

    OH MY GOODNESS
    From NBC 6, video of Judge Mindy Glazer and a defendant who was her junior high school classmate. The two classmates bumped into each other at bond hearing. One was on the bench, one was wearing orange, the new black. The defendant was…
  • Jun 30

    JUDGE VICTORIA SIGLER HAS RETIRED

    JUDGE VICTORIA SIGLER HAS RETIRED
    We're losing one of the good gals. We first met Vicki Sigler when she was a no-nonsense -take no guff-PD who fought like hell for her clients, with a little bit of a  home-spun old time Florida accent.When she ran for the bench and…
  • Jun 28

    DISQUALIFIED!

    DISQUALIFIED!
    Before their ridiculous runs for the presidency, three of the GOP's finest (please don't think I am not being sarcastic), Bobby Jindal, Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee have disqualified themselves to be President.  The reason is simple, they…
Rank this Week: 201

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 200

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 241

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 252

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Edmond guilty plea was plain error

    Edmond guilty plea was plain error
    In U.S. v. Edmond, Defendant was indicted for conspiracy to commit access-device fraud and aggravated identity theft based upon his use of social security numbers to make fraudulent bank transfers. Pursuant to a plea agreement, he pleaded…
  • Mar 25

    Defendant challenges evidence found on a warrantless search

    Defendant challenges evidence found on a warrantless search
    In U.S. v. Hollis, the court of appeals is required to decide whether the subject of an arrest warrant may challenge the use of evidence found in plain view during a protective sweep in a third party's residence. In February 2011, Officers…
  • Mar 17

    Hernandez's counsel provided ineffective immigration assistance

    Hernandez's counsel provided ineffective immigration assistance
    In Rodolfo Hernandez v. USA, This appeal required the court of appeals decide whether the district court abused its discretion when it refused to conduct an evidentiary hearing to determine whether Rodolfo Hernandez's counsel provided…
Rank this Week: 249

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

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

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 4

    The Origins of Collaborative Divorce: Stu Webb’s Letter

    The Origins of Collaborative Divorce: Stu Webb’s Letter
    In 1990, a Minnesota family law attorney named Stu Webb began promoting what he deemed “Collaborative Law,” or the practice of law separating out trial work and creating negotiation specialists.  Collaborative Law is now…
  • Jun 7

    Five Stages of Grief In Divorce

    Five Stages of Grief In Divorce
    In 1969, a Swiss psychiatrist, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, published a book in which she described the five stages of grief experienced by terminally-ill patients.  This work was later expanded to help explain the emotions of people who have…
  • May 31

    Keiba Shaw Media Statement on Tampa Same Sex Divorce Appeal

    Keiba Shaw Media Statement on Tampa Same Sex Divorce Appeal
    On May 29, 2015, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal released its opinion in the matter of Shaw v. Shaw.  It determined that Florida should give full faith and credit to a same-sex marriage entered into under the laws of…
Rank this Week: 338

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: 298

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jun 23

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC

    Injured Louisiana Carnival Cruise Passenger Hires BBRC
    The cruise passenger injury lawyers of BBRC have been retained to represent a Louisiana woman who fell due to an unreasonably slippery deck aboard the Carnival Elation cruise ship. The slip and fall occurred on the ship's Lido deck. The…
  • May 18

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital

    Disney Cruise Passenger Who Sustained Leg & Hip Injuries is Recuperating at South Carolina Hospital
    A 29-year-old passenger is in ta Charleston, South Carolina hospital after being airlifted off the Disney Magic cruise ship last Saturday. Reports state that in the early morning hours the cruise ship requested assistance from the Coast…
  • May 14

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

    Legal Issues Concerning Cruise Ship Sexual Assault
    A sexual assault occurs in the United States every 2 minutes. Often times these attacks are unreported. Like most sexual assault situations, victims raped aboard cruise ships most often do not inform authorities. Sometimes, however, the…
Rank this Week: 328

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 8

    Judge Affirms 6-3 Vote for Death Sentence of Miami Handyman for 2005 Murder

    Judge Affirms 6-3 Vote for Death Sentence of Miami Handyman for 2005 Murder
    In November of last year, a jury found Rafael Andres guilty of the first-degree murder of Ivette Fariñas, a waitress who worked at Miami International Airport. He was also found guilty of first-degree arson for the fire he set in her…
  • May 18

    Miami Resident Arrested in $100 million Venezuelan Money Laundering Scheme

    Miami Resident Arrested in $100 million Venezuelan Money Laundering Scheme
    Venezuela has recently been experiencing a shortage of all foreign currencies due to a substantial drop in oil prices, the country’s central source of US dollars. It has gone through an economic contraction of close to three percent and…
  • Apr 15

    Charges dropped in 14-year old Lakeland Girl’s Cyberbullying Suicide

    Charges dropped in 14-year old Lakeland Girl’s Cyberbullying Suicide
    Modern technology in its union with computers and the Internet is responsible for many changes in existing laws, both federal and local. A prime example of this is the crime of wire fraud which was previously defined as criminalities which…
Rank this Week: 324

Harris Law Blog

Harris Law Blog

Covers car accidents, commercial truck accidents, brain injuries, wrongful death lawsuits, child sex abuse and other child injuries.

http://harrisjustice.com/category/blog/
  • Dec 3

    Personal Injury Lawyer

    Personal Injury Lawyer
    Injuries caused by others often results in consultation with a personal injury lawyer. Experience matters, and many questions by the injured and their families are very common. At Harris Law, you receive answers to your questions from an…
  • Sep 13

    Wrongful Death of Child

    Wrongful Death of Child
    The loss of a child is the deepest wound which never heals. Families can be, and often are, destroyed by the loss of a child. Wrongful Death of Child Unquestionably the greatest loss of all – one that is truly inconsolable – is…
  • Sep 12

    Right Turn Intersection Accident

    Right Turn Intersection Accident
    There are too many dangerous intersection crashes in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and Lee County, Florida.  The blame for virtually all accidents at intersections is carelessness. Among the more common violations of a basic rule…
Rank this Week: 332

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

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

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    Court Holds Medical Malpractice Caps Are Unconstitutional

    Court Holds Medical Malpractice Caps Are Unconstitutional
    Medical Malpractice lawyers in Florida  have long alleged that Caps on Non-Economic damages (Pain and Suffering) were unconstitutional.  Last year, the Florida Supreme Court  in Estate of McCall v. United States, 134 So.…
  • Jun 30

    Florida Hospitals Likely Ripping You Off

    Florida Hospitals Likely Ripping You Off
    It’s always nice when you discover someone out there is looking out for your well being, but is less comforting to realize there are ways you are being ripped off with little power to do anything about it. This is the case when it comes…
  • Jun 28

    Relationship Between School Sports and Stroke

    Relationship Between School Sports and Stroke
    When it comes to K-12 education, school sports sometimes play as big a role as calculators or textbooks. For generations, autumn football games and evening basketball events have been a highlight of the high school experience. Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 424

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/
  • Jun 30

    Temporary Driving Permit After DUI in Florida

    Temporary Driving Permit After DUI in Florida
    How to Receive a Temporary Driving Permit after a DUI in Florida. In Florida, a person arrested for a DUI must face two separate cases: an administrative case and a criminal court case. While most people are familiar with the criminal…
  • Jun 6

    Florida Law Puts CDL Holders in Jeapardy

    Florida Law Puts CDL Holders in Jeapardy
    New Law will ban Florida Truckers from Texting and Driving The federal government in recent years has made stricter laws to prevent accidents involving commercial drivers. In 2013, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill that allows Florida truckers to…
  • May 29

    Justifiable Use of Force: Self Defense Gone Too Far?

    Justifiable Use of Force: Self Defense Gone Too Far?
    Depending on where and how you grew up, you may have been told as a child or heard someone else told, “If he hits you, hit him back!”  My neighborhood back home in southern Georgia  happened to be a place where such an…
Rank this Week: 421

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/
  • Jun 25

    FDLE Arrests 42 Sex Offenders for Registration Violation

    FDLE Arrests 42 Sex Offenders for Registration Violation
    In a month and a half-long operation called “Summer Heat,” 42 sex offenders who violated registration laws were arrested. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released this statement: “Operation Summer Heat should send…
  • Jun 24

    St. Johns County Woman Charged with ID Fraud

    St. Johns County Woman Charged with ID Fraud
    A 44-year old Hastings woman was arrested Monday and charged with fraudulent use of personal identification information. St. Johns County detectives apparently began investigating the woman in March of this year when an Ohio woman reported…
  • Jun 18

    Retired Principal Gets 10 Years in Prison for Attempting to Have Sex with Teen

    Retired Principal Gets 10 Years in Prison for Attempting to Have Sex with Teen
    A retired school principal and 911 dispatcher was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday after admitting he tried to meet two teen boys for sex in Palm Beach County. The 64-year-old, who recently retired to Delray Beach from…
Rank this Week: 437

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.

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

    Discriminatory Jury Selection - Guevara v. State

    Discriminatory Jury Selection - Guevara v. State
    Although jurors and the parties to a case are entitled to a discrimination-free juror selection process in Florida, an attorney in some cases may believe that a particular group may be more sympathetic to the other side. When an attorney…
  • Mar 24

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State
    If you read this blog regularly, you know that we spend a fair amount of time in this space discussing the law as it applies to searches and seizures, whether it's at a home, in a car or on the street. As Florida's Third District Court of…
  • Mar 18

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State
    "Conspiracy" is one of those legal terms that's often thrown around and of which many people are at lease vaguely aware, but relatively few actually understand. Generally, the law defines a conspiracy as an agreement between two or more…
Rank this Week: 416

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer

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

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you…

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you connected to your everyday life will convince you to get away from it all. According to a press release, Carnival plans to install new, higher-speed wireless internet service on its 101 cruise ships to…
Rank this Week: 356

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: 351

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

Business and Tax Lawyer Blog

By Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.businessandtaxlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest

    Assigning your Florida Limited Liability Company interest
    The purpose of the limited liability company (“LLC”) is to give investors limited liability and, at the same time, special treatment under the federal income tax laws. For Florida state income tax purposes, an LLC is expressly…
  • Jul 15

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act

    Florida’s New and Improved Limited Liabilty Company Act
    Florida recently passed a law which revamps its limited liability company act.  This is important for all Florida LLC owners and upon reading this article, you should schedule a meeting with your business law attorney in order to discuss…
  • Jul 8

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership

    Relationship between partners in a Florida partnership
    Florida has adopted the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (“RUPA”), which defines a partnership as an association of two or more persons to carry on as co-owners a business for profit. A partnership is unlike a corporation in that…
Rank this Week: 430

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/
  • Jul 2

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Case

    Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Case
    Twenty years ago, if you injured your limb and developed a debilitating pain condition called reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), you would have likely been told that “it’s all in your head.” Instead of treating the pain,…
  • Jul 1

    Bringing Punitive Damages to the Forefront of Florida Trucking Litigation

    Bringing Punitive Damages to the Forefront of Florida Trucking Litigation
    Having punitive damages imposed against a trucking company is often a source of great anxiety for defense attorneys and their trucking company clients. Florida attorneys skilled in the handling of truck accident cases have developed the…
  • Jun 30

    Child Birth Injuries — Cerebral Palsy and Avoidable Birth Injurie

    Child Birth Injuries — Cerebral Palsy and Avoidable Birth Injurie
    It is still a chilling memory. I still remember the moment my wife and I met with the maternal-fetal medicine specialist when my wife was pregnant with our second child.  She was in her second trimester and “we” were…
Rank this Week: 459

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    All of us here at Boyer Law Firm, PL would…

    All of us here at Boyer Law Firm, PL would like to wish you a safe and Happy 4th of July! Our office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2015 for the Holiday. The post appeared first on boyerlawfirmblog.com.
  • Jun 24

    What is the difference between fraud and misrepresentation?

    What is the difference between fraud and misrepresentation?
    What is the difference between fraud and misrepresentation? Technically, there isn’t one. Fraud is a type of misrepresentation. There is, however, a distinction between fraudulent misrepresentation and negligent misrepresentation. In…
  • Jun 22

    Family Preference Categories for US immigration

    Family Preference Categories for US immigration
    In order for a foreign national to obtain US permanent residence, they need to have a legitimate reason to come to the US, such as for employment, to start and invest in a business, or if they have family in the country. You cannot simply…
Rank this Week: 568

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/
  • Jul 1

    What is a GRAT?

    What is a GRAT?
    A GRAT is a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust and is a special type of irrevocable trust that allows the settlor, or trust maker, to transfer assets to this trust and receive an annual annuity payment for a certain amount of years. When the term…
  • Jun 30

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida

    How to terminate a rental agreement in Florida
    If a tenant does not pay rent in Florida, a landlord can evict the tenant if he or she follows the correct procedures as defined in the Florida statutes. Florida law no longer allows “self-help” evictions, which few states…
  • Jun 30

    Funding a trust with out of state property

    Funding a trust with out of state property
        A living trust, revocable trust, or asset protection trust can be a great estate planning tool that offers a number of benefits, such as allowing assets to pass to beneficiaries without going through probate and avoid the claims…
Rank this Week: 679

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    How can I stop a foreclosure through bankruptcy?

    How can I stop a foreclosure through bankruptcy?
    If you are deep in debt and facing the foreclosure of your home, bankruptcy might be able to help you save your home or relieve you of the debt depending on which type of bankruptcy you declare. For those not familiar with foreclosure,…
  • Jun 22

    How will my debts discharged in bankruptcy appear on my credit report?

    How will my debts discharged in bankruptcy appear on my credit report?
    Filing for a Chapter 7 or 13 Bankruptcy is a great way to start over and free yourself from overwhelming debt. A question I often receive is how does the discharged debt appear on my credit report after the bankruptcy court has officially…
  • Jun 18

    Separation and Bankruptcy in Florida: Can I file without my spouse if we are separated?

    Separation and Bankruptcy in Florida: Can I file without my spouse if we are separated?
    First, it is very important to note that Florida does not legally recognize “legal separation.” However, the current bankruptcy laws allow a debtor to file an individual bankruptcy regardless of whether he or she is married or in…
Rank this Week: 555

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Puerto Rico Headed for Default

    Puerto Rico Headed for Default
    Puerto Rico's governor, Alejandro García Padilla, says he must pull the island out of a "death spiral," in which the commonwealth cannot pay its debts of approximately $72 billion, reports The New York Times. Governor Padilla and…
  • Jun 25

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Former LPL Broker Raymond Schmidt

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Former LPL Broker Raymond Schmidt
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding Raymond Daniel Schmidt (CRD #3258497, Oceanside, California). Schmidt recently submitted an AWC in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. See FINRA Case…
  • Jun 22

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Former Merrill Lynch Broker Joel Blum

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Former Merrill Lynch Broker Joel Blum
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding Joel Eziekel Blum (CRD #4905379, Goshen, New York). Blum recently submitted an AWC in which he was fined $10,000 and suspended from association with any FINRA member in any capacity for 20 days.…
Rank this Week: 637

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 28

    Jugement Final de Floride pour votre Jugement de Divorce Etranger

    Jugement Final de Floride pour votre Jugement de Divorce Etranger
    Si vous avez divorcé dans un autre pays ou État que la Floride et que vous avez besoin de collecter les sommes qui vous sont dues par votre ex-conjoint qui vit en Floride et pour lequel un jugement a été rendu, la…
  • Jun 21

    Investissements Nécessaires pour Obtenir un Visa E2 pour Une Entreprise en Floride

    Investissements Nécessaires pour Obtenir un Visa E2 pour Une Entreprise en Floride
    Un visa E2 est un visa d’investisseur qui permet aux citoyens de certains pays d’obtenir un visa pour vivre et travailler aux États-Unis pendant cinq ans en continuité, avec la possibilité de renouveler le…
  • Jun 14

    Choisir un Avocat en Immobilier Comme Votre Agent de Clôture

    Choisir un Avocat en Immobilier Comme Votre Agent de Clôture
    Si vous achetez et vendez une propriété en Floride, alors il est important de bien choisir un agent de clôture qui puisse faire en sorte que le titre soit correctement transmis, libre de toute charge ou servitude.…
Rank this Week: 569

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 26

    When I played high school basketball,…

    When I played high school basketball, being 5’8”, I wasn’t exactly the tallest guy on the team. So I didn’t start, but the coach would insert me into the game at crucial moments because I could handle the ball well and…
  • Jun 19

    Trust and Love

    Trust and Love
    My favorite definition of love is ‘giving someone the power to destroy us and trusting they won’t use it.’ It’s not a coincidence that the word “trust” also refers to a legal document created to hold and…
  • Jun 12

    Who Takes Care of the Kids?

    Who Takes Care of the Kids?
    Parents of young children have it tough. Lack of sleep because of late night diaper changes or feedings, taking care of kids with colds and fevers, and generally running after and caring for dependent young ones exhausts even the heartiest. I…
Rank this Week: 678

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Jun 18

    Supreme Court Says Government Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was Illegal

    Supreme Court Says Government Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was Illegal
    Must Prove Defendant Knew Drug was IllegalDrug CrimesDefendant claimed "he did not know the “bath salts” he was distributing were regulated as controlled substance analogues . . . ." Court said "Government [must] establish that…
  • May 23

    Having a Couple of Marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier

    Having a Couple of Marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier
    Marijuana Grow Conviction Overturned - Knock and TalkHaving a couple of marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier. A Marijuana grower in Pasco County, Florida's Spring Hill was cleared this week when cops ignored several…
  • Mar 15

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse
    'faint odor' of marijuana but found no marijuana"the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and probable cause to seize the evidence."Drug Crime Cop Gone WildOne of Polk county's finest, a deputy sheriff under the…
Rank this Week: 541

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy, as well as foreclosure defense. By Christie D. Arkovich, P.A.

http://www.tampabankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 626

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/
  • May 28

    FIFA Officials Indicted for Racketeering and Fraud

    FIFA Officials Indicted for Racketeering and Fraud
    The Department of Justice announced that high-ranking officials of the governing body for soccer worldwide – referred to as “football” outside of the United States – the Fédération Internationale de…
  • May 12

    SEC Sues Retirement Planners who Sold Life Settlement

    SEC Sues Retirement Planners who Sold Life Settlement
    According to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), it has filed suit against a Texas retirement planning firm and its principals in connection with their practices in the sales of life settlement investments.  The…
  • May 6

    LPL Financial Sanctioned for Supervisory Failure

    LPL Financial Sanctioned for Supervisory Failure
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), it has entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”) with brokerage firm LPL Financial LLC for supervisory failures in a number of…
Rank this Week: 695

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • May 12

    Federal Sentencing Changes White Collar Punishment

    Federal Sentencing Changes White Collar Punishment
    United States District Courts were, until recent years, required to strictly and mechanically follow the sentencing guidelines propounded by the U. S. Sentencing Commission. With the changes of the past eight years, the Courts have been…
  • Apr 21

    Fowl Play in Kansas City Law Office

    Fowl Play in Kansas City Law Office
    Harry Truman never completed law school but he did attend for two years. He lived a few miles from Kansas City, which recently became renown in the history of lawyers and lawyer jokes. It all began on April 14th when legal secretary Monica…
  • Apr 17

    Kim Richards Arrested

    Kim Richards Arrested
    Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards was arrested in California in the Beverly Hills Hotel and charged with trespassing, public intoxication and resisting an officer and battery on an officer.  Early morning Thursday, April…
Rank this Week: 547

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
  • May 12

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”

    “I don’t believe in the jury system”
    During jury selection in a car accident case, a prospective juror told counsel she “didn’t believe in the jury system” because of an experience her brother had in a criminal case two years earlier. She said she thought she…
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
Rank this Week: 703

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Law Blog

Covers criminal defense law, including recent policy changes and supreme court rulings. By Kenneth Padowitz, P.A.

http://lauderdalecriminaldefenseblog.com/
  • May 9

    Police Roadside Stop Hell – Not so Fast says U.S. Supreme Court

    Police Roadside Stop Hell – Not so Fast says U.S. Supreme Court
    Intentionally Prolonged police traffic stops so they can wait for drug-sniffing dogs were a nice try but not kosher if you are following the United States Constitution. The U.S. Supreme Court called a Foul for law enforcement to engage in…
  • Mar 30

    Justice System Punishment In The Toilet

    Justice System Punishment In The Toilet
     The Corrections system is Broken. Mandatory Minimum Sentences are a bad idea. Total Incarceration does not work. – So Says Two U.S. Supreme Court Justices. Two United States Supreme Court Justices, Stephen Breyer and Anthony…
  • Mar 5

    People v. LaValle

    People v. LaValle
    People v. LaValle | Facts of the Case Background On Sunday, May 31st 1997, Cynthia Quinn while taking her morning jog, allegedly found Stephen LaValle urinating by the side of the road and yelled at him. This action completely angered LaValle…
Rank this Week: 617

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection…

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Covers the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, state consumer collection laws, and the debt collection industry. By Donald E. Petersen.

http://www.fdcpa.me/
  • Jul 8

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer
    McMAHON v. LVNV FUNDING The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the “Seventh Circuit”) sent a message to debt collectors in McMahon v. LVNV Funding, LLC by holding that “an unsophisticated consumer could…
  • Sep 21

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (the “Circuit Court”) recently decided Gager v. Dell Financial Services, LLC, addressing whether cell phone subscribers can withdraw their “express consent” for…
  • Sep 11

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege
    GC Services was sued by a daughter who alleges that GC Services violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) by placing calls to her on a daily basis for nearly three months. According to the Fair Debt lawsuit, GC…
Rank this Week: 522

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

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

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

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST
    Blood Alcohol Level of .279, Crashed Doing 120 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone, Killed 12 Year Old Girl Stanley Jefson, of Jacksonville, prior to his latest arrest for the above incident, had three local convictions for driving under the influence, the…
  • Jun 13

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS
    $20 Million Annual Contract to Hold 650 Men Florida has a facility tucked away in the small, nondescript town of Arcadia.  Under Florida law, an inmate with a sexually violent past or a history of sexually motivated offenses will be…
  • Jun 11

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN
    “The Result Was The Wrong Person Was Accused of Crimes She Didn’t Commit” Those are the words and apparent logic of Clay County Sheriff Rick Beesler according to an article in Jacksonville.com.  Ashely Nichole Chiasson…
Rank this Week: 536

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

Covers trusts, estate planning, asset protection, and probate, with particular focus on Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. By Fortenberry Law Group PLLC.

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

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate
    Here’s a scenario that I get so often that it deserves its own blog post:  Dad dies. Stepchildren claim that stepmother is taking dad’s assets and not communicating with them. Stepmother claims that all of the marital assets…
  • Oct 22

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step
    Of the various types of Florida probate proceedings, formal administration is the most common.  Like any probate matter, Florida probate administration can vary depending on the size of the estate, the decedent’s asset…
  • Jul 31

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe
    Executors of Louisiana successions need to know whether or not inheritance taxes are owed.  If so, failure to pay the inheritance taxes could open the executor up to personal liability. The application of the Louisiana inheritance tax…
Rank this Week: 585

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: 641

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out

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

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight

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

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you have been pursued by debt collectors, you may have been harassed or abused. What you may not know, though, is that debt collector are required to follow certain guidelines. These guidelines, determined by the Federal Trade Commission…
Rank this Week: 702

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 1151

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jul 4

    Happy 4th of July from Merlin Law Group

    Happy 4th of July from Merlin Law Group
    All of us at Merlin Law Group wish you a happy and safe 4th of July. .
  • Jul 3

    Late Notice of Claims in Montana

    Late Notice of Claims in Montana
    I previously posted a video about late notice of claims and the effect thereof nationwide. Recently, the Supreme Court of Montana re-affirmed that an insurer must show actual prejudice before denying a claim because of late notice. In…
  • Jul 2

    An Insurance Company's Wrong Claim Decision Can Be Overturned

    An Insurance Company's Wrong Claim Decision Can Be Overturned
    In my several years working at Merlin Law Group, I have seen my share of insurance claim denials. Sometimes the insurer makes the proper claim decision, sometimes they do not. I will be the first to say that not every case is a bad faith…
Rank this Week: 859