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Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Aug 12

    Florida Trust Termination

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

    Spousal Inheritance after Divorce

    Spousal Inheritance after Divorce
    What rights does a divorced spouse have to inherit from a former spouse’s estate? Fla. Stat. § 732.703 became effective in 2012 and concerns beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, annuities, IRAs, 401ks and other…
  • Jul 2

    Elective Share for the Surviving Spouse

    Elective Share for the Surviving Spouse
    Can we agree to something else? The law in Florida is clear in its intentions to protect a surviving spouse from being disinherited.  Fla. Stat. 732.201-732.2155 specifies the applicable rules for a surviving spouse to claim the elective…
Rank this Week: 913

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Aug 8

    How to Pronounce SCOTUS Name

    How to Pronounce SCOTUS Name
    Did you ever have trouble pronoucing a Supreme Court case name? Yale's Law School Library and Linguistics Department have developed a tool, including audio, to help correctly pronounce difficult case names. Try it here. Available for Android…
  • Aug 4

    Is the Law Ready for Wearables?

    Is the Law Ready for Wearables?
    From Law Technology News, wereable technology creates potential legal issues. Read more here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Jul 30

    Two excellent iPad document readers are…

    Two excellent iPad document readers are GoodReader and Documents 5 by Readdle. Goodreader is a robust PDF reader that can display books, videos, maps, pictures and more. ReaddleDocs can view Office files, PDFs, images, videos and more.…
Rank this Week: 767

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/
  • Aug 6

    Sex and the Supreme Court

    Sex and the Supreme Court
    As recently as August 6, 2014, the New York Times reported that Justice Ruth Bade Ginsberg has commented on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions, saying that while gay and lesbian rights move ahead, women’s rights have…
  • Jul 24

    Feds Review No-Fly List on Domestic and International Air Travel

    Feds Review No-Fly List on Domestic and International Air Travel
    Yesterday, the government made public the set of internal rules that are used to compile the list of names on the infamous No-Fly list. Now, the right of U.S. citizens to move among and between the States has its roots in the U.S.…
  • Jul 18

    Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down, Not the First Incident of its Kind

    Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down, Not the First Incident of its Kind
    Unfortunately, the firing of a missile at Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 is not the first, but one many of such incidents. Here is a list: Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114, a Boeing 727, was shot down on February 21, 1973 when it strayed over…
Rank this Week: 906

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/
  • 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…
  • Aug 10

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint
    If you think you are a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, you can file a workplace discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Depending on your position, you may need to file one of two…
Rank this Week: 866

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

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

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project
    Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman Ander Crenshaw are still pushing to get the project for the deepening of the St. Johns River in the Water Resources Development Act Conference Report. The legislators sent a bipartisan Congressional…
  • May 28

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Fire

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Fire
    CNN) -- A voice on the intercom woke Danielle Miller and told her to put on her life jacket and run to a deck. Not knowing what the emergency was, she nervously woke up her roommate and did just that. The emergency, as she and other…
  • May 28

    2 Dead 1 injured after Boat Hits Dock in St. Augustine

    2 Dead 1 injured after Boat Hits Dock in St. Augustine
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Two men are dead and a woman is in critical condition after a boat hit a dock in St. Augustine on Sunday night. Quick Clicks Crews search for missing boater Crews search for missing boater …
Rank this Week: 772

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: 780

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    Hate Crimes in Florida

    Hate Crimes in Florida
    Several Florida news outlets have reported that an 18 year old man from Okeechobee, Florida was arrested for beating up a 16 year old autistic boy at a house party. In a video posted to Facebook, the 18 year man stands over the cowering 16…
  • Aug 21

    An Overview of Florida’s Domestic Violence Law

    An Overview of Florida’s Domestic Violence Law
    In Florida, the crime of Domestic Battery can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on whether or not the accused has a prior conviction for battery or the accused falls into one of the special crimes like domestic battery by…
  • Aug 18

    Eavesdropping By Cops Does Not Pay Off In Florida Courtroom

    Eavesdropping By Cops Does Not Pay Off In Florida Courtroom
    The 4th DCA (District Court of Appeals) recently affirmed a lower court’s evidentiary ruling, which may have far reaching exclusions on statements a defendant makes to third parties, when the statements are overheard by others,…
Rank this Week: 1188

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents and road safety. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Federal Prosecutors Examine if GM Lawyers Hid Evidence of Defective Ignition-Switch

    Federal Prosecutors Examine if GM Lawyers Hid Evidence of Defective Ignition-Switch
    Federal prosecutors are scrutinizing whether employees inside and outside General Motors Co.’s legal department concealed evidence from regulators about a faulty ignition switch. It is alleged that the hiding of such evidence…
  • Aug 19

    Cyclist Struck and Killed by Garbage Truck

    Cyclist Struck and Killed by Garbage Truck
    A bicyclist was killed Wednesday after being hit by a garbage truck, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue. Officials with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue believe the crash happened at around 9:50 a.m. near Old Boynton Beach Road and…
  • Aug 12

    DirecTV Sued by Texas Family Over Sex Offender Who Came Into Their Home: What Would Happen in the State of Florida?

    DirecTV Sued by Texas Family Over Sex Offender Who Came Into Their Home: What Would Happen in the State of Florida?
    A Dallas family has filed a lawsuit against satellite television provider DirecTV following an incident where a man making a service call at their home was found to be a registered sex offender who took photos of their 12-year-old daughter.…
Rank this Week: 1036

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: 1004

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/
  • Aug 21

    “Prosecutors of Ray Allen Intruders Are Following The Law”

    “Prosecutors of Ray Allen Intruders Are Following The Law”
    As a former burglary victim and father of three young children, I especially feel for Ray Allen and his family. I thoroughly understand why they’re demanding the arrest and maximum charge for all intruders who brazenly entered their…
  • Aug 4

    “Parents Now Arrested For Things My Parents Did…Frequently”

    “Parents Now Arrested For Things My Parents Did…Frequently”
    My parents would be deemed career criminals by today’s standards. That’s not to suggest that I believe that they ever committed any criminal acts. It’s just that the things they did with me and my siblings back in the…
  • Jul 14

    Stand Your Ground, Do Felons Still Have That Right?

    Stand Your Ground, Do Felons Still Have That Right?
    Bob Smith reasonably fears for his life.  A man yielding a knife, who is significantly larger than Bob, makes Bob believe that at any moment, he could be stabbed and killed.  Bob chooses not to run for it.  He pulls out a gun…
Rank this Week: 1123

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Mayberry Law Firm.

http://www.tampacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 20

    So You've Violated Your Federal Supervised Release... What now?

    So You've Violated Your Federal Supervised Release... What now?
    Just about every Federal felony carries behind a term of incarceration a period where one is on a probation like status called supervised release. For all intents and purposes supervised release is just like probation in that you will be…
  • Jun 19

    Florida Man Faces Aggravated Assault For Throwing Gasoline On Wife. Tells Police It Was A Joke.

    Florida Man Faces Aggravated Assault For Throwing Gasoline On Wife. Tells Police It Was A Joke.
    Sunrise, Florida man, Khemraj Samlall told law enforcement he was only joking when he allegedly attempted to ignite gasoline that he "accidentally" spilled on his wife and her bed earlier this week. As a result of this claimed joke, Mr.…
  • Jun 16

    Tampa Bay Man Found Guilty of Federal Terrorism Related Charge

    Tampa Bay Man Found Guilty of Federal Terrorism Related Charge
    Kosovo born and now Tampa Bay area resident Sami Osmakac was found guilty last week of the federal crime of attempting to use weapons of mass destruction and knowingly possessing a firearm not registered to him in the National Firearms and…
Rank this Week: 1065

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer…

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.rivaslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Looks at 8 Symptoms of a TBI

    Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Looks at 8 Symptoms of a TBI
    Tweet Every year, 1.5 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI), ranging from mild concussions to more serious damage that results in death. These injuries occur due to some kind of external force, such as a bike rider…
  • Aug 13

    Negligent Security: When Is the Property Owner Liable?

    Negligent Security: When Is the Property Owner Liable?
    Tweet Sometimes an accident or crime that occurs on another person’s property is more than just “bad luck.” When you are invited onto another person’s property, either explicitly or implicitly (as in the case of a…
  • Aug 6

    Motorcycle Attorney Urges Riders to Watch Out for Left Turn

    Motorcycle Attorney Urges Riders to Watch Out for Left Turn
    Tweet Whether you’re driving a car or riding a motorcycle, you should already know that when you’re making an unprotected left turn (a left turn on a green light without an arrow, or a left turn on a street without ……
Rank this Week: 1099

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Aug 19

    Gizmodo Gets Everything About the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Wrong

    Gizmodo Gets Everything About the Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act Wrong
    As I’ve written recently, the Uniform Law Commission approved the Uniform Fidicuary Access to Digital Assets Act. The act can be found on the Committee’s website, along with supplmenetal material, such as prior drafts, comments,…
  • Aug 3

    I am now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estate

    I am now Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estate
    Forgive me if you will, a bragging post. As of August 1, I am Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts, and Estates. Most of what is below comes from the Florida Bar website and materials. Board certification recognizes…
  • Jul 17

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    I’ve written before about finding and having access to your “digital assets” and online accounts after death. Well there is a development that will hopefully make this process a bit easier. The Uniform Law…
Rank this Week: 971

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

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

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Aug 16

    ARTICLE ABSTRACT - Searching for Basis in Estate Planning: Less Tax for Heir

    ARTICLE ABSTRACT - Searching for Basis in Estate Planning: Less Tax for Heir
    TITLE Searching for Basis in Estate Planning: Less Tax for Heirs   AUTHOR(S) JONATHAN G. BLATTMACHR AND MADELINE J. RIVLIN PUBLICATION Estate Planning Journal, August 2014 PUBLISHER WG&L ABSTRACT (Key Points &…
  • Aug 13

    ‘F’ REORGANIZATION IS NOT AN INVERSION TRANSACTION

    ‘F’ REORGANIZATION IS NOT AN INVERSION TRANSACTION
    The hot tax policy discussion these days is about corporate inversions. Rather than entice capital to stay in the U.S. with favorable tax rates (i.e., using the carrot), it is being proposed to enhance corporate inversion rules to make it…
  • Aug 9

    Part VI–WILLFUL OR NON-WILLFUL OFFSHORE OMISSIONS & CONCLUSION

    Part VI–WILLFUL OR NON-WILLFUL OFFSHORE OMISSIONS & CONCLUSION
    Below is Part 6 and the conclusion of my partner, Rick Josepher’s, analysis of the new offshore enforcement environment in light of the new 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Procedures. This To view this Part, and all prior parts, in…
Rank this Week: 968

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/
  • Aug 15

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin

    Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Race - I urge you to tell everyone you know down there to vote for Jessica Ticktin
    Our firm doesn't practice much in South Florida because it's a little too far from our base in Tampa. But word has gotten around hundreds of miles away that the incumbent Judge Lewis leaves a lot to be desired in a Judge and it is…
  • Aug 15

    Senior Citizen Social Security Being Garnished for Old Student Loans?

    Senior Citizen Social Security Being Garnished for Old Student Loans?
    I'm looking for someone fitting this description to help to publicize this problem - CNN Money is interested in doing a story - Please contact me if you know someone who would be willing to share their story and be interviewed. Plus I may be…
  • Jul 16

    Cell Phone Calls that Drive you Nuts - the TCPA can help!

    Cell Phone Calls that Drive you Nuts - the TCPA can help!
    Have you ever provided your cell number to a company and it later started to call you incessantly to collect a debt of someone else. I've recently had that happen to me. My father was hospitalized with a stroke and I gave my cell phone…
Rank this Week: 973

Maritime & Cruise Ship Accident…

Maritime & Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers boating, cruise ship, jet ski and recreational watercraft accidents and crimes. By Gerson & Schwartz P.A.

http://news.injuryattorneyfla.com/
Rank this Week: 1095

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/
  • Aug 14

    Lee County Road Round-Up – Spotlight: Bonita Beach Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up – Spotlight: Bonita Beach Road Update
    Phase III of the Bonita Beach Road widening project may be dead in the water, at least for now. The Bonita Springs City Council has voted to withhold contributing any funds toward the widening of Bonita Beach Road from four lanes to six lanes…
  • Jul 8

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager

    Florida Legislature Expands the Legal Work Permitted by Community Association Manager
    House Bill 7037, recently adopted this past legislative session, expands the permitted practices of community association managers. The bill, effective July 1, 2014, enlarges community association managers’ powers, some of which…
  • Jun 23

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update

    Lee County Road Round-Up: Spotlight Homestead Road Update
    There have been some developments since the last blog post on the Homestead Road widening project. According to ABC7, funding from Lee County DOT is available for the project to proceed. It is important to start planning now, as right-of-way…
Rank this Week: 1075

Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

By Matthew Sarelson & John Leighton.

http://www.resortinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 925

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.foryourprotection.com/
  • Aug 4

    NHTSA Proposes New Safety Regulation To Protect Bus Passenger

    NHTSA Proposes New Safety Regulation To Protect Bus Passenger
    The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has proposed a new regulation that would require structural changes in motorcoach and large passenger bus design to help keep passengers better protected…
  • Jul 7

    Takeda, Eli Lilly Seeking New Trial after $9 Billion Actos Verdict

    Takeda, Eli Lilly Seeking New Trial after $9 Billion Actos Verdict
    In what can be described as a less-than-surprising move, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Eli Lilly are trying to get either a $9 Billion Actos judgment against them reversed or if that doesn’t work, they are seeking a new trial in the...
  • Jun 23

    Don’t Let the Love Bug Bite You in Florida

    Don’t Let the Love Bug Bite You in Florida
    In Florida, one doesn’t have to worry about the Love Bug biting, because the small black flies of the species Plecia nearctica don’t bite at all; but they can cause your car to overheat and can be a real pain...
Rank this Week: 1155

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Chubby Checker Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Settled

    Chubby Checker Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Settled
    Fort Lauderdale attorney Michael I. Santucci, who is a managing partner of Santucci Priore, P.L, and Daniel Devine of Santucci Priore P.L., helped settle a federal lawsuit regarding intellectual property rights owned by Ernest Evans, the…
  • Jul 25

    The Brazilian Invasion

    The Brazilian Invasion
    According to the latest U.S. Department of Commerce statistics, Brazil has officially surpassed the United Kingdom in the amount of tourists visiting Florida each year.  It should come as no surprise that Brazilians have reached this top…
  • Jul 21

    LGBT Employment Discrimination – Progress on the Horizon

    LGBT Employment Discrimination – Progress on the Horizon
    Today, President Obama announced that he will soon sign an executive order banning employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and subcontractors.  The announcement follows…
Rank this Week: 1166

Miami Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida personal law issues associated with resorts and the hospitality industry. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamiresortinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Legislatures are attempting to Stiffen Criminal Penalties for Hit and Run Car Accident

    Legislatures are attempting to Stiffen Criminal Penalties for Hit and Run Car Accident
    South Florida has a serious problem when it comes to fatal hit and run car accidents. Last year alone there were over 70,000 hit and run crashes in Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were 330 fatalities combined in 2011…
  • Oct 25

    Traumatic Drowning at Sea

    Traumatic Drowning at Sea
    Another traumatic accident has plagued the cruise ship industry, as a young boy of six years old accidently drowned to death. Qwentyn Hunter's family was supposed to be enjoying a four-day cruise through the Caribbean, when suddenly…
  • Aug 23

    Parasailing Accident Heightens the Need for Reform

    Parasailing Accident Heightens the Need for Reform
    The state of Florida has failed to pass legislation, which would enact regulations for the parasailing industry. This is extremely troubling to native Floridians and tourist, who are looking to experience the thrill of parasailing. Since 1998…
Rank this Week: 1190

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Personal Injury Attorney in Miami: The World of Practicing Law in 2013

    Personal Injury Attorney in Miami: The World of Practicing Law in 2013
    It has become increasingly difficult for me reconcile the idyllic vision I enjoyed of the practice of personal injury law in the first two decades of my legal career with the reality of being an attorney in Miami in 2013. I took the Oath of…
  • Sep 26

    Hit By a Car Crossing the Street

    Hit By a Car Crossing the Street
    One of the very first things we all learn as children is to hold hands when we cross the street.  As we get older and realize that crossing a street is a “survivable” experience, the need to hold hands and the fear both…
  • Sep 24

    Florida’s Move Over Law: Stopping on a Highway is Extremely Dangerou

    Florida’s Move Over Law: Stopping on a Highway is Extremely Dangerou
    A horrifying scene played out on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, Florida, when James Schneider, 35, pulled his pickup truck over and got out of the vehicle in an attempt to save a stranded cat.  During the cat rescue, a driver…
Rank this Week: 941

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • May 1

    What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Claim is Denied?

    What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Claim is Denied?
    According to The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, in 2012, more than 8 million Americans have long-term care insurance. People over 80 years old made up more than one-half of the claims opened in 2012. What does long-term…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
Rank this Week: 1231

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1526

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/
Rank this Week: 1229

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: 1474

Daytona Beach Injury Lawyer Blog

Daytona Beach Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury claims. By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A.

http://www.daytonabeachinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Pool Owners, Manufacturers, Could be Liable for Injurie

    Pool Owners, Manufacturers, Could be Liable for Injurie
    Summer in Florida is prime time for pool fun. However, our Daytona pool injury lawyers recognize the potential for danger is great, particularly where children are concerned. Recently, the family of a 7-year-old Florida boy electrocuted in…
  • Aug 12

    Child Drownings in Florida Persist Through Summer

    Child Drownings in Florida Persist Through Summer
    Tragedy has gripped a family in northern Florida after the drowning death of a 4-year-old girl in the family's pool occurred at a gathering where 19 people were present. Authorities believe the child slipped away and was reaching for an…
  • Aug 8

    Wrongful Deaths in Police Custody Warrant Accountability, Compensation

    Wrongful Deaths in Police Custody Warrant Accountability, Compensation
    There is no question law enforcers and corrections officers have a difficult job, constantly balancing concerns of public safety with the rights of the accused. However, our Daytona Beach wrongful death lawyers have noted a number of recent…
Rank this Week: 1191

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

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

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami’s Real Estate Boom

    Foreign Investors Still Stimulating Miami’s Real Estate Boom
    Miami, once the poster child for the recent housing bubble and subsequent crash, now has the strongest housing market in the U.S. and is one of the exclusive high-end real estate “export” economies in the world. This remarkable…
  • Aug 15

    The Port of Miami Tunnel is Open!

    The Port of Miami Tunnel is Open!
    The Port of Miami Tunnel’s opening on Sunday, August 3, 2014 marked a rousing day for Miami. Not just because police cruiser sirens, motorcyclists and tractor trailers inaugurated new, underwater lanes for thousands of vehicles to soon…
  • Aug 13

    Use of Phased Permits on the Rise

    Use of Phased Permits on the Rise
    As cranes tower over Miami in the post-recession development upswing, developers are once again using phased permits to expedite construction while awaiting approval for building permits. Section 105.13 of the Florida Building Code authorizes…
Rank this Week: 1615

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

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

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Covidien and C.R. Bard Could Be Moving Toward Mesh Settlement

    Covidien and C.R. Bard Could Be Moving Toward Mesh Settlement
    Covidien is not one of the large names associated with pelvic mesh lawsuits.  There are 65,000 product liability lawsuits consolidated in a federal court in West Virginia filed by women alleging life-altering complications from…
  • Aug 18

    Popular Acne Medications Can Cause Serious Allergic Reaction

    Popular Acne Medications Can Cause Serious Allergic Reaction
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that some popular over-the-counter acne medications may cause serious allergic reactions that can limit breathing and cause swelling of the face. The exact ingredients causing the…
  • Aug 14

    DePuy Pinnacle Litigation Update

    DePuy Pinnacle Litigation Update
    The coordinated litigation over Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants pending before Judge Kinkeade is also known as MDL No. 2244.  The MDL was established in May of 2011.  Since then, more than 60 million pages of documents have…
Rank this Week: 1384

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Covers business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage insurance. By Bilzin Sumberg.

http://www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com/
  • Aug 19

    Servicer’s Error Leads to $16 Million Award

    Servicer’s Error Leads to $16 Million Award
    Kate Berry reported in American Banker and SourceMedia’s National Mortgage News on how a $616 servicing error snowballed into a $16 million jury verdict. It was reported that a jury last month awarded $514,000 in…
  • Jul 23

    Citigroup Settles with DOJ for $7 Billion

    Citigroup Settles with DOJ for $7 Billion
    Citigroup announced last week that it will pay $7 billion to end an investigation by the U.S Department of Justice into misconduct related to its mortgage securitization practices.  The blockbuster settlement came days before DOJ lawyers…
  • Jul 22

    Buyback and Indemnifications: The New Danger

    Buyback and Indemnifications: The New Danger
    On Thursday, July 31, I will be speaking as part of a panel of business professionals during a live webinar about the continuing repurchase and indemnification risk surrounding mortgage buybacks. This panel will assist mortgage professionals…
Rank this Week: 1587

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/
  • Aug 18

    When Can Police Officers in Florida Use Deadly Force?

    When Can Police Officers in Florida Use Deadly Force?
    With the events in Ferguson, Missouri all over the news, there is a lot of information, and a lot of misinformation, about when a police officer can use deadly force against a person. By deadly force, at least in Florida, we mean force that…
  • Aug 15

    Police in Florida Cannot Always Search a Suspect's Cell Phone During a Valid Arrest

    Police in Florida Cannot Always Search a Suspect's Cell Phone During a Valid Arrest
    In Florida, it is a general practice among police officers to search a person after that person has been lawfully arrested. While most searches require consent of the person being searched or a valid search warrant, one exception is the…
  • Aug 12

    In Suspected Florida Pill Mill Case, How Does the Court Deal With Confidential Patient Records?

    In Suspected Florida Pill Mill Case, How Does the Court Deal With Confidential Patient Records?
    Over the last several years, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies have focused on shutting down what they call "pill mills" and arresting and prosecuting many people involved with these alleged pill mills from office staff to…
Rank this Week: 1556

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

Covers FINRA arbitration, securities litigation, and stockbroker misconduct. By Blum Law Group.

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    LPL Financial Fraught with Allegations of Supervisory Failure

    LPL Financial Fraught with Allegations of Supervisory Failure
    Advisor Independence Achilles Heel for Gigantic Investment Organization LPL Financial is one of the nation’s largest broker/dealer investment firms, yet it is not an investment firm in the traditional sense. Whereas most investment…
  • Aug 12

    Total Wealth Management Sanctions Kickback

    Total Wealth Management Sanctions Kickback
    Top Executives Foster Flagrant Fraud Practices It goes without saying that there is a lot of money to be made in the investment industry. Even when investment firms and advisors follow the rules that govern the industry, they stand to earn…
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Parallel Action in Response to Previous CFTC Fraud Charge

    U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Parallel Action in Response to Previous CFTC Fraud Charge
    The types of investments that one can invest in are nearly as diverse as the brokers who trade them and the investors who invest in them. One such investment practice is commodity futures pools. This type of investment is a private…
Rank this Week: 1422

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

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

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Aug 18

    Bob Lamm joins The Securities Edge (and returns to Gunster)

    Bob Lamm joins The Securities Edge (and returns to Gunster)
    Posted By: David C. Scileppi The Securities Edge is excited to announce a new blogger to the fold: Bob Lamm!  After a 12-year “hiatus”, Bob has rejoined Gunster.   Bob is widely considered a national…
  • Aug 17

    Trying to save its own neck? ISS works to assure “data integrity”

    Trying to save its own neck? ISS works to assure “data integrity”
    Posted By: David C. Scileppi On Thursday, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) announced the launch of a new data verification portal to be used for equity-based compensation plans that U.S. companies submit for approval by their…
  • Jul 30

    Delaware vs Florida: Where should you incorporate?

    Delaware vs Florida: Where should you incorporate?
    Posted By: Gustav L. Schmidt There is an attraction for companies to incorporate in Delaware, likely due to the abundance of well-known publicly traded corporations that have chosen to incorporate there. However, it is not necessarily true…
Rank this Week: 1371

Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Covers Personal Injury Law and Truck Accident Law. Published By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.truckaccidentattorney-blog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Florida Trucking Lawyers Discuss the Relationship between Tired Truck Drivers and Rear-End Collision

    Florida Trucking Lawyers Discuss the Relationship between Tired Truck Drivers and Rear-End Collision
    The insurance industry routinely tries to downplay the severity of rear impact collisions with references like "rear-ender," "fender bender" and "low impact collision." However, all pretense that a rear impact collision is minor goes out the…
  • Jul 31

    Rear-end Accidents and Underride Events in South Florida

    Rear-end Accidents and Underride Events in South Florida
    Drivers share the roads with tractor-trailers every day across the State of Florida and the high number of vehicles means that every day there will be many instances where passenger cars end up in crashes with commercial trucks . There…
  • Jul 6

    Distracted Driving a Common Cause of Rear-End Crashes Involving Tractor-Trailer

    Distracted Driving a Common Cause of Rear-End Crashes Involving Tractor-Trailer
    While public awareness regarding the dangers posed by distracted drivers has been raised, public service announcements (PSAs) and similar education programs tend to focus on non-commercial drivers traveling to work, school or stores. The…
Rank this Week: 1612

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Covers current investigations, opinions and industry news relating to securities arbitration, investment fraud, stockbroker or brokerage firm misconduct. By Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.

http://www.stockbrokerattorney.com/blog
  • Aug 12

    How to file a UBS Puerto Rico fund lawsuit?

    How to file a UBS Puerto Rico fund lawsuit?
    Losing your life savings because of unsuitable investment advice by your financial advisor can leave you feeling helpless and wondering where to turn. You want answers and justice. A UBS Puerto Rico fund lawsuit may be able to give you both.…
  • Jul 21

    Bond Prices Plummet for Puerto Rico Power Authority

    Bond Prices Plummet for Puerto Rico Power Authority
    Puerto Rico's power authority bonds dropped from trading at around 55 cents on the dollar to 45 cents on the dollar by the end of June as investors worry about the agency's inability to pay off its bonds and bank loans. The power authority is…
  • Jul 16

    Disciplinary Action Against BlackRock Advisors Recommended by SEC

    Disciplinary Action Against BlackRock Advisors Recommended by SEC
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recommend disciplinary action for possible securities violations, including the failure to disclose conflicts of interest, by BlackRock Advisors.
Rank this Week: 1423

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/
  • Aug 1

    Jessie Lee Miller Freed After 15-Year First Degree Murder Acquittal

    Jessie Lee Miller Freed After 15-Year First Degree Murder Acquittal
    Otto Wright’s first trial for felony first-degree murder ended in a mistrial when a jury couldn’t come to a unanimous decision. But his second trial ended with a guilty verdict when the previously self-proclaimed “look…
  • Jul 8

    Boynton Beach Man Beats Prior Manslaughter Charge Walks Free Again

    Boynton Beach Man Beats Prior Manslaughter Charge Walks Free Again
    David Muringer appears to live a charmed life. The Boynton Beach man was acquitted last month of misdemeanor battery and felony false imprisonment charges just short of a year and a half after he virtually walked away from manslaughter…
  • Jul 1

    Deported Gay Honduran Man Fights to Return to the US to Gain Asylum

    Deported Gay Honduran Man Fights to Return to the US to Gain Asylum
    Italo Morales had lived in Hollywood, Florida for nearly ten years after he fled his native Honduras in 2005. Morales, now 27 years old is gay. He left Honduras nearly ten years ago, following his partner who also bolted from the country due…
Rank this Week: 1550

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Jul 15

    Tampa Drug Charge Defense

    Tampa Drug Charge Defense
    Tampa Drug Charge DefenseTampa Criminal Drug Defense Attorney, Casey Ebsary is a local defense attorney and former prosecutor. Casey was a Prosecutor in Hillsborough County's Drug Court, which was one of the first drug treatment-oriented…
  • Jul 5

    Can Color of Vehicle Be Probable Cause In Traffic Stop?

    Can Color of Vehicle Be Probable Cause In Traffic Stop?
    Probable Cause Traffic Stop Vehicle ColorA Florida Drug case just answered two questions: 1) Can the Color of a Vehicle be the Probable Cause for a Traffic Stop? 2) Can cops invent creative reasons to pull you over?Traffic Stop FactsThe case…
  • Jun 20

    Medical Marijuana Legal Advice - Can a lawyer advise a client about using the drug or operating such a business without running afoul of the Bar?

    Medical Marijuana Legal Advice - Can a lawyer advise a client about using the drug or operating such a business without running afoul of the Bar?
    Legal Advice forMedical MarijuanaDispensariesWith a possible legalization of medical marijuana on deck in Florida, many are wondering how can a lawyer advise using the drug or operating a marijuana dispensary without running afoul of the Bar?…
Rank this Week: 1385

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, car accident and slip and fall cases. By The Goldstar Firm P.L.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 9

    Florida Boat Theft Claim

    Florida Boat Theft Claim
    As South Florida insurance lawyers we understand that living in South Florida offers year round perfect weather for boaters and the avid fisherman. Many South Floridians hold back no expense when it comes to their vessels and insuring them in…
  • Jul 1

    Making sure that your are protected while driving in South Florida

    Making sure that your are protected while driving in South Florida
    As South Florida auto accident lawyers we are well aware of the pain and inconvenience that can come as a result of being involved in an automobile accident, even more so should the accident be caused by someone else's reckless actions. Aside…
  • Jun 24

    Knowing your rights as a victim of negligence in Florida

    Knowing your rights as a victim of negligence in Florida
    As Florida premise liability lawyers we understand the pain, inconvenience and expense that can come as a result of suffering an injury due to someone else's negligence. These types of claims can be complex and can be at times difficult to…
Rank this Week: 1568

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Stripping in "Chapter 20 Cases"

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Stripping in "Chapter 20 Cases"
    Yesterday, June 18, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Scantling (In re: Scantling) on an issue where there has been a split of authority in the courts for many years.…
  • Jun 19

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Avoidance in "Chapter 20" Case

    11th Circuit Allows Lien Avoidance in "Chapter 20" Case
    Yesterday, June 18, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in the case of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. vs. Scantling (In re: Scantling) on an issue where there has been a split of authority in the courts for many years.…
  • Jun 14

    Constitutional for Bankruptcy Judges to Issue "Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law" in Stern Type Case

    Constitutional for Bankruptcy Judges to Issue "Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law" in Stern Type Case
    On  January 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered its decision in the case of  Executive Benefits Insurance Agency v. Arkison (In re: Bellingham Ins. Agency, Inc.)  573 U.S. ___ (2014)  in which it held…
Rank this Week: 1411

Maritime Injury Attorney Blog

Maritime Injury Attorney Blog

By Rivkind & Margulies, P.A.

http://www.maritimeinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1311

Florida Divorce & Family Law…

Florida Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers current events related to divorce and family law matters in Florida. By Christine Bauer.

http://bauerfamilylaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 15

    Same Sex Divorce Not Granted in Tampa, Florida

    Same Sex Divorce Not Granted in Tampa, Florida
    In March I blogged about a case in Tampa, Florida wherein a gay couple was wishing to have a divorce granted by a Judge. The couple was married in Massachusetts and had a valid marriage in Massachusetts. They moved to Florida and are now…
  • Mar 27

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?

    Same Sex Marriage and Divorce in Florida?
    Every now and then I come across an article that I think is interesting to the masses and not only to those people who believe that a divorce or separation is imminent. Today in Hillsborough County a same sex couple is attempting to…
  • Nov 27

    5 things that will drive divorcees nut

    5 things that will drive divorcees nut
    I Recently came across an article about the things that drive divorce people crazy. I find that the five things that his writer finds to be annoying about their own divorce to be truly universal with most of the people and cases that I…
Rank this Week: 1434

Florida Probate Litigation…

Florida Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers contested wills, estate planning, and trusts. By Robert C. Adamski.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyers.com/
  • Mar 29

    Actor's death exemplifies the importance of guardianship

    Actor's death exemplifies the importance of guardianship
    Paul Walker's death was a shock to the actor's family, friends and his fans. Although unexpected, it appeared that the actor had thought about his own mortality, because he died with an estate plan in place. Walker left his...
  • Mar 27

    Undue influence can often lead to financial exploitation

    Undue influence can often lead to financial exploitation
    Financial exploitation is a serious problem for Florida's seniors, but many people are surprised to learn that it's not just strangers that swindle seniors out of their hard-earned money. A senior's friends or relatives may be the cause of...
  • Mar 21

    Florida suit seeks to protect surviving spouse in gay marriage

    Florida suit seeks to protect surviving spouse in gay marriage
    Eight couples in Florida recently filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming that Florida's ban on gay marriage violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution. The couples, each living in Florida, but married in another state that…
Rank this Week: 1340

South Florida Injury Law Blog

South Florida Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products. By Anidjar & Levine, P.A.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    State High Court Says Florida Man Liable for Drinking Buddy's Injuries - Dorsey v. Reider

    State High Court Says Florida Man Liable for Drinking Buddy's Injuries - Dorsey v. Reider
    It was all the way back in December 2012 that we blogged about the strange case of Dorsey v. Reider, a legal proceeding that stemmed from a drunken fight outside of a Florida bar. In that post, we noted that the state's Third District Court…
  • Mar 18

    Res Ipsa Loquitur and Florida Cruise Injury Cases - Gandhi v. Carnival

    Res Ipsa Loquitur and Florida Cruise Injury Cases - Gandhi v. Carnival
    Res ipsa loquitur is a well-established legal doctrine that can come in handy for plaintiffs in a wide variety of injury cases, including those related to accidents at sea. The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida explains…
  • Mar 11

    Florida Parents Not Liable for Son's Thanksgiving Murder Spree - Knight v. Merhige

    Florida Parents Not Liable for Son's Thanksgiving Murder Spree - Knight v. Merhige
    Just because a person fails to do something that may clearly be the right thing, doesn't mean he or she is legally responsible for the results. Rather, negligence law operates under what some may find a strange principle: it's only negligent…
Rank this Week: 1563

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1317

The Gay Law Report

The Gay Law Report

Covers legal options for gay and lesbian couples. By Gideon I. Alper.

http://www.galperlaw.com/gay-law-report/
  • Nov 25

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?
    I get a lot of questions from my Florida clients about when I think gay marriage will be legalized in Florida. I imagine that people across the country have similar questions about the states they live in–at least for those not…
  • Nov 1

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord
    Usually landlords, whether they are managing a house or apartment, care about one thing: getting paid. But sometimes a landlord will go beyond that. A landlord might decide that a prospective tenant shouldn’t live in the property not…
  • Oct 25

    Gay Marriage and the IRS

    Gay Marriage and the IRS
    In August 2013, the U.S. Treasury and the IRS issued a ruling that these departments will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples legally married in a jurisdiction that allows same-sex marriage. This ruling applies regardless of whether…
Rank this Week: 1464