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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/
  • May 26

    Broward lawyer Alan Koslow charged with money laundering

    Broward lawyer Alan Koslow charged with money laundering
    Another only-in-South-Florida-story.  And Paula McMahon has all of the details.  Yikes:Well-known Broward lawyer and lobbyist Alan Koslow was charged Thursday with a federal money-laundering conspiracy after prosecutors said he and…
  • May 25

    Another EDNY Judge steps up

    Another EDNY Judge steps up
    This time it's Judge Block, who wrote this wonderful sentencing opinion explaining how devastating collateral consequences are and deciding that probation was sufficient punishment.  The whole thing is definitely worth a read.  Why…
  • May 25

    Another win for Lewis Tein

    Another win for Lewis Tein
    This time to the tune of $4 million. Congrats to them for proving the haters wrong.
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • May 27

    Long-Time Becker & Poliakoff Lawyer Charged With Money Laundering

    Long-Time Becker & Poliakoff Lawyer Charged With Money Laundering
    Glenn Frey - Smuggler's Blues from Ian Gray on Vimeo.Condo association lawyers, my ass. This guy knows how to party!Alan Koslow worked at Becker & Poliakoff since 1993.Koslow accepted $220,000 in cash that he agreed to launder for the…
  • May 26

    3d DCA Watch -- Richer By Far With a Satisfied Mind Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- Richer By Far With a Satisfied Mind Edition!
    They show me to the door They say don’t come back no more ’Cause I don’t be like they’d like me to And I walk out on my own A thousand miles from home But I don’t feel alone ’Cause I believe in youAlthough…
  • May 25

    BREAKING -- Facially Hairless Spencer Brews Up Cruise Ship Brewery Suits!

    BREAKING -- Facially Hairless Spencer Brews Up Cruise Ship Brewery Suits!
    Oh I've got a lot of questions -- we follow Spence religiously across all social media (that includes FB, the gram, kik, chat, tweet, chirp, tumblr, tinder and belch.com) and yet where is the lavishly-produced video of the removal of the…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • May 22

    Former advisor Gregg Caplitz sentenced.

    Former advisor Gregg Caplitz sentenced.
    According to reports, Gregg Caplitz, an investment advisor from Wilmington, Massachusetts, recently received a three-and-a-half year prison sentence for allegedly telling clients he would invest their money in a hedge fund but instead…
  • May 18

    UDF IV releases results of internal investigation.

    UDF IV releases results of internal investigation.
    According to reports, UDF IV has announced that it had conducted an independent investigation of its business and found no evidence of fraud. UDF IV was listed on the Nasdaq in June 2014. In December, an anonymous post on an investor…
  • May 18

    Raymond James fined by FINRA.

    Raymond James fined by FINRA.
    According to various reports, regulators have fined Raymond James $17 million, accusing the financial services firm of widespread failures in its controls against money laundering. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (a/k/a FINRA)…
Rank this Week: 76

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • May 13

    9 Worst Cars to Avoid Buying

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

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Client Review: Auto Fraud Case
    Client:  Latasha Client Review:  I went to Taras Rudnitsky law firm back in September of 2014 with a major problem where a car dealership did some illegal things from illegal repossession of the truck I purchased from the dealership…
  • Mar 29

    Consumer Reports Rates 10 Worst New Cars for 2016

    Consumer Reports Rates 10 Worst New Cars for 2016
    According to a story published in the USA Today, Consumer Reports has published its list of the 10 worst new cars, broken down by category.  Here are the losers, according to their rankings, which are based on safety, projected…
Rank this Week: 94

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: 106

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    ED CARHART HAS PASSED AWAY

    ED CARHART HAS PASSED AWAY
    This one hurts. We have a lot to say about Mr. Carhart. We will let those who knew him best speak for us by reprinting their comments on FACDL, Suffice to say that there are a few generations of lawyers who never knew that Ed was the best;…
  • May 27

    MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2016

    MEMORIAL WEEKEND 2016
    It's a three day weekend, and change is on our mind. There used to be no security checks at the courthouse. You could walk right in. But that changed. There used to be separate bathrooms and water fountains at the courthouses…
  • May 25

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING

    YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING
    A Las Vegas Judge ordered an assistant Public Defender handcuffed and placed in the box. The story is here. Zohra Bakhtary, a deputy public defender for three years, has spent at least one day a week for the past year inside…
Rank this Week: 116

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: 129

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: 152

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: 149

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 177

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/
  • May 27

    Pinellas Park Doctor Gets 3 Years For 3 Pill Mill Death

    Pinellas Park Doctor Gets 3 Years For 3 Pill Mill Death
    A 76-year-old Pinellas Park doctor has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three patients who were prescribed pain medications at his clinic. A federal judge in Tampa called the man a “drug pusher” at sentencing…
  • May 25

    Polk County Teacher Allegedly Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Student

    Polk County Teacher Allegedly Had Sex With 15-Year-Old Student
    Polk County deputies have arrested a Polk County high school teacher for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old female student. The 34-year-old has been charged with three counts of sexual battery by custodian on a victim between 12 and 18…
  • May 6

    Florida Corrections Officer Accused of Molesting Toddler At Daycare

    Florida Corrections Officer Accused of Molesting Toddler At Daycare
    A state prison corrections officer was arrested this week after being accused of molesting a young girl at an Ormond Beach-area day care he co-owned. The girl, who is now 9 years old, told her mother about the alleged abuse in April 2015,…
Rank this Week: 217

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 10

    SHACKING UP IN FLORIDA STILL A MISDEMEANOR, FOR NOW

    SHACKING UP IN FLORIDA STILL A MISDEMEANOR, FOR NOW
    Florida Legislators  Vote 122-5 To Repeal Law Passed In  1868 Florida lawmakers have apparently taken a small step to enter the modern day world by sending a bill to Governor Rick Scott.  The bill would eliminate Florida…
  • Mar 8

    TWO FLORIDA POLICE CHIEFS COMMIT FELONIES, LOSE CAREERS AND FREEDOM

    TWO FLORIDA POLICE CHIEFS COMMIT FELONIES, LOSE CAREERS AND FREEDOM
    Longwood Police Chief Gets Four Years Federal Time For Accepting Bribes Former Longwood, Florida police chief, Tom Jackson, will be heading off to do his federal sentence after a jury convicted him of three counts of accepting bribes and one…
  • Mar 1

    FACEBOOK POST BY LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADS TO ARREST

    FACEBOOK POST BY LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADS TO ARREST
    Lake City Police Post Video Surveillance Of Burglary, 20 Citizens Respond On January 27, 2016, according to a report, the Lake City Fleet Maintenance Facility was burglarized with a burglar going over or through a fence and breaking into…
Rank this Week: 215

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: 192

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 27

    Master Limited Partnerships: What You Need to Know

    Master Limited Partnerships: What You Need to Know
    We have received several inquiries recently about investments in master limited partnerships (MLPs).  It seems that, although the popularity of MLPs is growing, many investors still don’t understand exactly what an MLP is or the…
  • May 20

    Crowdfunding and Securities?  What?!

    Crowdfunding and Securities?  What?!
    As many readers may know, “crowdfunding” is a modern innovation for raising money.  Typically using internet sites like Indiegogo, Kickstarter, or GoFundMe, a person can set up a website to raise money to develop a product or…
  • May 12

    Investment Advisor Fraud – Who You Gonna Sue?

    Investment Advisor Fraud – Who You Gonna Sue?
    Here’s something you probably don’t think about when you hire an investment advisor: who will I be able to sue if this person steals my money? Maybe you should think about it. If you’re dealing with a major brokerage firm…
Rank this Week: 265

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: 277

Leifert & Leifert\'s South Florida…

Leifert & Leifert\'s South Florida Criminal Defense Review

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 18

    Hit and Run Cases on the Rise in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach

    Hit and Run Cases on the Rise in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach
    The Florida Highway Patrol is reporting a state wide increase in the number of hit and run crashes. In 2015, there were 92,000 hit and run related crashes investigated by law enforcement in the State of Florida. The Fort Lauderdale and West…
  • Aug 29

    Man Complains to Police After Marijuana Plants Confiscated

    Man Complains to Police After Marijuana Plants Confiscated
    As our West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale drug crime defense lawyers know, you should feel safe, (even encouraged) calling the police if you believe something has been stolen from you -- that is, of course, unless the items you're…
  • Aug 25

    Misuse of 911 Emergency Line Leads to Palm Beach Man's Arrest

    Misuse of 911 Emergency Line Leads to Palm Beach Man's Arrest
    Previously on this blog, we have written about how misuse of the 911 emergency line can lead to arrest and criminal charges. The 911 system is designed to keep communities safe; when a community's 911 lines and resources are tied-up with…
Rank this Week: 295

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 3

    El Faro

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

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

    Lost at sea: Ship with 33 people missing in Hurricane Joaquin _ EL Faro
    (CNN)For more than 36 hours, there's been no word from, and no sign of, the U.S.-flagged container ship El Faro. That means no news on what's happened to the 28 Americans and five Poles aboard, faced with the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin…
  • Oct 3

    EL FARO _ lost at sea _ Hurrican Joaquin

    EL FARO _ lost at sea _ Hurrican Joaquin
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/02/us/hurricane-joaquin/ The EL Faro has been missing for days.  We remain hopeful the Coast Guard finds the crew today. Dwayne Clark Jacksonville Florida Maritime Lawyer
Rank this Week: 276

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • May 27

    Qualifying as a Personal Representative in Florida

    Qualifying as a Personal Representative in Florida
    When thinking about creating a will, there are many considerations that have to be factored in before putting anything in writing.  An important consideration is deciding who to appoint as the personal representative for the estate. A…
  • May 20

    Adult Adoptions as an Estate Planning Tool

    Adult Adoptions as an Estate Planning Tool
    Many people utilize a will, a trust, or some other standard form of estate planning to ensure that their loved ones are provided for upon their death.  However, in Florida, individuals have an additional estate planning tool: adult…
  • May 13

    The Truth about Living Trust

    The Truth about Living Trust
    Many people, especially the large elderly population in South Florida, are targeted by various entities offering assistance and guidance in estate and financial planning.   The sale of living trusts is a profitable business, and…
Rank this Week: 347

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • May 26

    Florida Real Estate Law Meets The Digital Age: Are Electronic Documents Valid?

    Florida Real Estate Law Meets The Digital Age: Are Electronic Documents Valid?
    Increasingly, paper is becoming a thing of the past, and although the law is notoriously slow to follow trends, it has been rather quick to latch onto the digital wave. It is as if some black-robed man with a curly white wig slammed down the…
  • May 16

    When Is “AS IS” Not Really “AS IS”?

    When Is “AS IS” Not Really “AS IS”?
    Many home sellers mistakenly consider an “AS IS” sales contract as a release from liability for all faulty or defective conditions on the sale of a home. However, under the landmark case of Johnson v Davis, 480 So. 2d 625 (Fla.…
  • May 13

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Shannon Puopolo

    Meet Henderson Franklin’s Condo and HOA Team Members: Shannon Puopolo
    In addition to providing legal services, Henderson Franklin attorneys are involved in numerous community organizations throughout Southwest Florida. Over the next few weeks, we will be letting our blog readers get to know the members of our…
Rank this Week: 385

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: 378

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jun 16

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?

    Were You Arrested For a DUI in Palm Beach County?
    This past weekend, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 14 drunk drivers in a crackdown that began Friday night. The crackdown led to 14 DUI arrests and more than 800 other citations throughout unincorporated parts of Palm…
  • Jun 15

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability

    Vehicular Homicide with DUI and Strict Liability
    Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and causing or contributing to the death to another is a strict liability crime in the State of Florida. The strict liability portion of a DUI charge means that even if the driver of the vehicle…
  • Jun 14

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie

    Drug Possession, Criminal Charges and Penaltie
    The possession, use, distribution or sale of certain drugs is a crime. Punishments range from fines to many years in prison. These drugs are illegal because of health risks and because they are associated with violent crimes. Both the states…
Rank this Week: 311

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: 345

Florida ERISA Blog

Florida ERISA Blog

Covers recent developments in ERISA and employee benefits law in Florida. By Marcus Castillo.

http://floridaerisa.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Lessons From The Howard Case

    Lessons From The Howard Case
    Last year I had the opportunity to attend a gathering of many of the ERISA litigators in Florida, both plaintiff and defense. One of the hot topics at that conference was a case known as Howard v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co.…
  • May 21

    A Great Resource Book

    A Great Resource Book
    I recently had the opportunity to review PLI's ERISA Litigation Answer Book 2013.If you're new to ERISA litigation and need a quick overview of the landscape or need a handy desk reference this is a great resource. The Q and A format combined…
  • May 6

    ERISA Liens: Big As Ever

    ERISA Liens: Big As Ever
    In my last blog post I overviewed the opposing arguments heard by the Supreme Court in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen. On April 16, 2013 the court handed down its decision: one clearly favorable to health insurance carriers seeking reimbursement…
Rank this Week: 313

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: 298

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/
  • May 28

    Crew Member Allegedly Molests Child in Livorno, Italy.

    Crew Member Allegedly Molests Child in Livorno, Italy.
    A newspaper in Italy reports that two days ago police arrested a 51 year old crew member, who had gone ashore in Livorno, on charges of sexual assaulting a child believed to be around 7 to 8 years old. The crew member is identified as a…
  • May 27

    Another Man Overboard Marks Three Year Anniversary of Disappearance of Richard Fearnside

    Another Man Overboard Marks Three Year Anniversary of Disappearance of Richard Fearnside
    A reader of Cruise Law News brought to my attention that a crew member disappeared at sea from a ferry operated by Irish Ferries from Rosslare, Ireland to Pembroke, Wales yesterday. A number of newspapers have reported that a a large air…
  • May 15

    Passenger Goes Overboard from Coral Prince

    Passenger Goes Overboard from Coral Prince
    On the heels of the passenger going overboard yesterday from the Carnival Liberty, I have learned from several passengers on the Coral Princess that a passenger went overboard from the Princess cruise ship on May 11th. A passenger on the…
Rank this Week: 514

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/
  • May 27

    An Improper Promise Can Make a Statement Inadmissible in Florida

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

    Recorded Jail Call Leads to Drug Trafficking Conviction for Florida Inmate

    Recorded Jail Call Leads to Drug Trafficking Conviction for Florida Inmate
    When a person is arrested for a crime in Florida, he/she is taken to the local jail. If he/she cannot make bond, he/she will remain there until the criminal case is resolved. Inmates in the local jail generally have phone privileges, but…
  • May 20

    If You Refuse to Submit a DNA Sample to Police in Florida, Can the State Use That Refusal Against You in Court?

    If You Refuse to Submit a DNA Sample to Police in Florida, Can the State Use That Refusal Against You in Court?
    In Florida, most people know that their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent means that the state cannot normally use a person's silence in response to police questioning against them in court. However, does this same principle extend to a…
Rank this Week: 596

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/
  • May 27

    Remarriage Protection

    Remarriage Protection
    Remarriage Protection Many lawyers proclaim to have remarriage protection in their estate planning documents, but few estate plans deal with these issues completely. A traditional trust that deals with remarriage will include language that…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
  • May 4

    Prince – Estate planning

    Prince – Estate planning
    Like many deaths, the death of the legendary pop star Prince came as a shock and surprise for the world.  What shocked estate planning attorneys even more so is the possibility that Prince may have died without a will or an estate plan,…
Rank this Week: 546

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • May 26

    Can a judge deny a partition?

    Can a judge deny a partition?
    According to Florida case law as of the date of this article, in extreme cases, a judge can deny a partition if the judge determines that equity will not result if the remedy of partition is granted. See: Condrey v. Condrey, 92 So. 2d…
  • May 24

    How do Express and Implied Warranties in a Florida Real Estate Closing Help Buyers and Sellers?

    How do Express and Implied Warranties in a Florida Real Estate Closing Help Buyers and Sellers?
    Buying or selling real estate here in Florida? If so, it is very important that you understand what all of those paragraphs in your sales contract mean to your purchase. Why? In a Florida residential real estate transaction, the written sales…
  • May 17

    What Happens If the Seller or Buyer Dies Before the Real Estate Closing?

    What Happens If the Seller or Buyer Dies Before the Real Estate Closing?
    Sometimes, buying or selling real estate isn’t as easy as it is portrayed on TV. Even in a cash transaction where no lender is involved, the buyer and seller may have to deal with all sorts of complications, such as removing any clouds…
Rank this Week: 668

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

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

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Questions About FDA’s Drug-Approval Process Answered

    Questions About FDA’s Drug-Approval Process Answered
    The road to U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of pharmaceutical manufacturers’ medications is a long and winding one. A dynamic process tinged with favorable – and unfavorable – factors can take a drug from lab to…
  • May 23

    USA vs. Europe: Patients Hang in Balance as Big Pharma Reports Drug Side Effects Differently to FDA, EMA

    USA vs. Europe: Patients Hang in Balance as Big Pharma Reports Drug Side Effects Differently to FDA, EMA
    A newly published study shows that drugmakers are doing a disservice to patients by inconsistently reporting side effects of medications depending on whether the information is being filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or its…
  • May 16

    Amarin Pharma Comes Out on Top in Federal Case Involving Freedom of Speech

    Amarin Pharma Comes Out on Top in Federal Case Involving Freedom of Speech
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received another blow to its ability to regulate pharmaceutical product marketing that was dealt via a court order stating it is not in the agency’s purview to control promotional statements…
Rank this Week: 656

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 26

    How to Make a Legal Rental Agreement

    How to Make a Legal Rental Agreement
    We get a lot of questions about rental properties and how to make a lot of money off of it. One of our best pieces of advice, whether you’re an experienced investor or just renting out your first investment property, is that it’s…
  • May 24

    Contract Glossary of Terms: UCC and Statute of Fraud

    Contract Glossary of Terms: UCC and Statute of Fraud
    This is a series of posts about contract terms to help you understand your business better. To see the previous post in this series, click this link: Post 1, Post 2, Post 3.  Post 4. Contract Glossary of Terms: UCC and Statute of…
  • May 19

    Theranos Investigation and Misrepresentation

    Theranos Investigation and Misrepresentation
    A recent investigation of the Silicon Valley “sweetheart” Theranos looks into what representations its founder, Elizabeth Holmes, made to investors and whether they amount to misrepresentation. This headliner gives us…
Rank this Week: 602

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • May 24

    Is Florida Statute Section 316.1933 Unconstitutional?

    Is Florida Statute Section 316.1933 Unconstitutional?
    Florida Statute Section 316.1933 is silent as to whether a warrant is required for a forced blood draw. The statute does however, say that the blood test must be “reasonable.” This reasonableness requirement expressed in Florida…
  • May 24

    Exigent Circumstances for a Forced Blood Draw in Florida DUI Case

    Exigent Circumstances for a Forced Blood Draw in Florida DUI Case
     Warrants for blood draws in misdemeanor DUI cases are not allowed under Florida Law. In a felony case for death or serious bodily injury, Florida Statute 316.1933 purports to allow a forced and warrantless blood draw, although the…
  • May 24

    Is a Warrant Required for a Forced Blood Test in a DUI Fatality or Serious Bodily Injury Case in Florida?

    Is a Warrant Required for a Forced Blood Test in a DUI Fatality or Serious Bodily Injury Case in Florida?
    For DUI cases involving death or serious bodily injury with a forced blood draw, a warrant is required. Without a warrant, the criminal defense attorney can file a motion to suppress the blood and blood test results. The only exception to the…
Rank this Week: 574

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: 550

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/
Rank this Week: 633

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
  • May 13

    Retirement Outmoded Concept

    Retirement Outmoded Concept
    Have you ever wondered where the concept of retirement originated? A German/Prussian statesman, Otto von Bismark, engineered the concept of retirement in the 1870s not as some altruistic effort to assist his aging countrymen, but rather to…
  • May 13

    Retirement Outmoded Concept

    Retirement Outmoded Concept
    Have you ever wondered where the concept of retirement originated? A German/Prussian statesman, Otto von Bismark, engineered the concept of retirement in the 1870s not as some altruistic effort to assist his aging countrymen, but rather to…
  • May 6

    What You Read on the Internet

    What You Read on the Internet
    I imagine that physicians become frustrated with patients who demand certain medications believing that it’s necessary after watching a television advertisement. You can’t turn on a news program without being bombarded with drug…
Rank this Week: 480

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 672

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

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

    Thousands Of DUI Cases Could Be Thrown Out

    Thousands Of DUI Cases Could Be Thrown Out
    INTRODUCTION The highest court in the land is currently deciding a case that can have an enormous impact on Driving Under The Influence (DUI) cases in Florida and twelve other states. Each of those thirteen states makes it a misdemeanor…
  • Apr 8

    “HOW A CASE IS CHARGED CAN HAVE A HUGE IMPACT”

    “HOW A CASE IS CHARGED CAN HAVE A HUGE IMPACT”
    Cops demonstrate their inherent bias through the charges they choose to level. Let’s talk about Sheila and George. Sheila was the trusted bookkeeper for a very successful company. Unfortunately, she wasn’t as trustworthy as the…
  • Feb 4

    The Best Thing About ‘Making A Murderer’

    The Best Thing About ‘Making A Murderer’
    This isn’t an article about whether the two men featured in the documentary, ‘Making a Murderer’ are guilty or innocent. While I do have strong feelings concerning the handling of the criminal cases of both Steven Avery and…
Rank this Week: 421

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida

    Birth Mothers and Adoption in Florida
    Adoption laws in Florida sometimes change due to cases that make their way through the court system. Adoptions are often a pleasant legal experience when everyone cooperates from the beginning, but that is not always the case. What results…
  • Mar 1

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013
    Florida marriages lasting longer than sixteen (16) years may result in an award of permanent alimony if the spouses decide to divorce. Over recent years the debate of alimony in Florida has been at the forefront of legislative session. The…
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?
    The world of, "do it yourself," has become far easier over the years with the invention of the internet. People now walk into doctors' offices and tell the doctor what their diagnosis is and what medication to prescribe. The same is true…
Rank this Week: 593

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: 614

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
  • May 29

    Licence d’Alcool en Floride et aux Etats-Uni

    Licence d’Alcool en Floride et aux Etats-Uni
    Les consommateurs américains ont acheté plus de 768 millions gallons de vin en 2013, en battant la France, selon le Daily Mail, pour le plus grand marché de vin du monde. Les États-Unis sont encore, cependant,…
  • May 26

    Succès pour l’Obtention de Visas E-2 pour des Achats d’Entreprise

    Succès pour l’Obtention de Visas E-2 pour des Achats d’Entreprise
    Boyer Law Firm a récemment obtenu plusieurs visas E-2 pour ses clients grâce à l’achat d’une entreprise en Floride. L’un de ces achats de société était de 60 000 $. Le client a…
  • May 23

    Le Top des 5 Villes Balnéaires en Floride

    Le Top des 5 Villes Balnéaires en Floride
    L’une des nombreuses plages voisines de Jacksonville est officiellement sur la liste Top des 5 Villes Balnéaires en Floride. Atlantic Beach est située dans le nord de la Floride à l’est de Jacksonville.…
Rank this Week: 700

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 928

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Easley named to Elite Women Worldwide 2016

    Easley named to Elite Women Worldwide 2016
    Easley Appellate Practice founder Dorothy Easley has been recognized in the Elite Women Worldwide, the premier source for prominent and successful female leaders. Elite Women Worldwide recognizes outstanding female professionals in their…
  • May 10

    Contempt case unusual because judge bypassed Florida Bar, attorney say

    Contempt case unusual because judge bypassed Florida Bar, attorney say
    A case like that of a Palm Beach County assistant public defender battling professional misconduct allegations is exceptionally rare but it’s not unheard of in more conventional channels, a Miami attorney said during a recent…
  • Apr 6

    Highly recognized Florida attorney has advice for women attorneys, life path and resilience

    Highly recognized Florida attorney has advice for women attorneys, life path and resilience
    MIAMI – Easley Appellate Practice Managing Partner Dorothy F. Easley, recognized earlier this year by Rue Ratings for being in the top 1 percent of Best Attorneys in America, believes that female lawyers face more work-life balance…
Rank this Week: 948

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • May 27

    PROVING & DEFENDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES

    PROVING & DEFENDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES
    I have written numerous articles regarding the challenge in proving lost profit damages.  Yes, lost profits are a form of damages in business disputes, but they are a form of damages that are subject to a certain degree of conjecture…
  • May 20

    PERSONAL GUARANTOR CANNOT ESCAPE A PERSONAL GUARANTEE BY…

    PERSONAL GUARANTOR CANNOT ESCAPE A PERSONAL GUARANTEE BY…
    In a prior article, I discussed the point that a personal guarantor cannot escape a contractual requirement of a personal guarantee merely by executing the guarantee as a corporate officer.      The recent decision Frieri v.…
  • May 17

    INTERESTED IN FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING LICENSING???

    INTERESTED IN FLORIDA CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTING LICENSING???
      Interested in learning about Florida construction contracting licensing?  Contrary to perhaps popular belief, Florida’s construction contracting licensing law is confusing…even for practitioners.  Below is a…
Rank this Week: 1132

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • May 27

    Hospital Fraud – Illegal Payments to Doctor

    Hospital Fraud – Illegal Payments to Doctor
    Unfortunately, many hospitals commit fraud against the federal government in the way they pay doctors and physicians. To understand this type of fraud, you have to understand how hospitals bill the Medicare system.  Generally, bills can…
  • May 17

    More Sober Homes Mean More Chances to Scam the Government

    More Sober Homes Mean More Chances to Scam the Government
    The national epidemic of addiction to painkillers, heroin and a host of synthetic drugs has fueled the demand for all aspects of addiction treatment, including sober homes.  As of 2015, Florida had an estimated 1,200 sober homes housing…
  • May 16

    Medicare Overpaid $14.1 Billion to Medicare Advantage Plan

    Medicare Overpaid $14.1 Billion to Medicare Advantage Plan
    The Government Accountability Office recently released a report finding that Medicare paid out $14.1 billion to private insurance companies for improper claims in 2013 alone.  The report, entitled “Medicare Advantage: …
Rank this Week: 1003

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Company behind “Four Loko” drink files trade dress lawsuit against competitor

    Company behind “Four Loko” drink files trade dress lawsuit against competitor
    Earlier this year, the company behind the “Four Loko” flavored malt beverage product sued a competitor for trade dress infringement. In its Complaint the Plaintiff alleges that the Defendant’s “J Series” flavored…
  • May 13

    Screenwriter of the television show Empire sued for copyright infringement

    Screenwriter of the television show Empire sued for copyright infringement
    Earlier this year, the screenwriter for the television show Empire was sued for copyright infringement, along with other defendants, including production company Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. The lawsuit was brought by pro se…
  • May 5

    United States Supreme Court to hear copyright lawsuit regarding cheerleader uniform

    United States Supreme Court to hear copyright lawsuit regarding cheerleader uniform
    This entry is a follow up to a previous blog article[1] regarding the case of Varsity Brands, Inc. v. Star Athletica, LLC, 799 F.3d 468 (6th Cir. 2015), in which the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that designs on cheerleading uniforms…
Rank this Week: 826

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1015