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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 15

    Drunk Driver Hits 5 Students At Florida School Bus Stop – 1 Killed

    Drunk Driver Hits 5 Students At Florida School Bus Stop – 1 Killed
    A suspected drunken driver hit five middle school students as they walked home from the bus stop last month. One student later died of his injuries. A witness at the scene pointed out the car that had allegedly just crashed into the children.…
  • May 9

    ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules Asks Court to Drop Charges Related to Deadly Crash

    ‘Bachelor’ Chris Soules Asks Court to Drop Charges Related to Deadly Crash
    Chris Soules is asking an Iowa district court to drop charges related to his leaving the scene of a deadly April 24 crash with a tractor, saying he did everything he was supposed to do under the law. The former ‘Bachelor’ star…
  • May 2

    Ruling: Court Fees and Restitution Should be Returned when Criminal Convictions are Overturned

    Ruling: Court Fees and Restitution Should be Returned when Criminal Convictions are Overturned
    When a criminal conviction is invalidated on appeal, the state is obligated to refund fees, court costs and restitution paid by the defendant, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled last month. In Nelson V. Colorado, a violation of due process rights…
Rank this Week: 866

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: 928

Florida Workers' Compensation Law…

Florida Workers' Compensation Law Blog

By Christopher J. Smith. Covers issues relevant to injured workers in Florida and new case law updates.

https://cjsmithlaw.com/blog/
  • May 7

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud; The Two-Part Inquiry

    Workers’ Compensation Fraud; The Two-Part Inquiry
    Fraud in Workers’ Compensation cases can come in many forms: A misrepresentation about how the injury occurred (on vs off the job), or a person working “off the books” and The post Workers’ Compensation Fraud; The…
  • Apr 8

    Volunteers and Florida Workers’ Compensation Coverage

    Volunteers and Florida Workers’ Compensation Coverage
    Volunteers and Florida Workers’ Compensation Coverage There are many volunteer opportunities that are very physical in nature. From building houses to delivering meals, people often give their time and physical efforts The post…
  • Feb 21

    Fall from an Unknown Cause; Compensable or Not?

    Fall from an Unknown Cause; Compensable or Not?
    Imagine two identical situations where two workers are each walking,  fall, and sustain an injury. Let’s call these two individuals worker A and worker B. Each worker suffered the fall The post Fall from an Unknown Cause;…
Rank this Week: 883

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

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

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Apr 24

    Florida Supreme Court Revises Standard Juror Questionnaire

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

    Court Lifts Limits on Alternate Jurors in Civil Trial

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

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

    Juror’s Mid-Trial Tweets Not Enough for New Trial
    This month, in a case of first impression in Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeal held that statements posted by a juror on social media during trial were insufficiently prejudicial to require a new trial. The juror posted a series of…
Rank this Week: 819

My Law License

My Law License

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

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

    Raquel Ruano, Massachusetts Best (Worst Marketing) Attorney

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

    United Airlines Conduct Was "Totally Legal"

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

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

    The Day The President Said My Client Wouldn't Die In Prison
    In my estimation, there are five things that are icing on the cake for any lawyer who practices criminal defense. 1. An acquittal in a death penalty case; 2. A reversal of a death sentence on appeal; 3. An invitation to argue before the…
Rank this Week: 929

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

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

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • Jan 31

    The Jose Fernandez Estate: Questions, Uncertainty

    The Jose Fernandez Estate: Questions, Uncertainty
    Jose Fernandez, a once promising young starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins, was killed when the boat he was aboard crashed into a jetty off the Miami Beach coast. Authorities and initial reports stated that Fernandez was accompanied by two…
  • Jan 24

    Bad Faith Claim against Decedent’s Insurer not Subject to Creditor Claim Period

    Bad Faith Claim against Decedent’s Insurer not Subject to Creditor Claim Period
    Can a claim for bad faith be maintained against a decedent’s insurance company, where the claimant failed to file a timely creditor claim against the estate?  A new Florida case says yes, the bad faith claim against the insurance…
  • Jan 23

    Can You Serve a Lawsuit By Facebook?

    Can You Serve a Lawsuit By Facebook?
    In the modern age, where communication can be done by way of text, tweet, email, or swipe, the ancient requirement to hand-serve a summons and complaint on a defendant seems quite anachronistic.  Courts and legislatures have been moving…
Rank this Week: 850

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
  • Jan 24

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content

    Ownership of Safe Deposit Box Content
    Who owns the contents of a safe-deposit box when two people are on the box and one dies? The answer may depend on what is specifically provided in the lease or rental agreement with the bank.  In other words, does the bank have a written…
  • Jan 9

    Due Process, Death and Taxe

    Due Process, Death and Taxe
    I have written extensively about the application of the due process requirements under both the Florida and United States Constitutions in previous blogs and cannot resist touching upon a recent opinion in a state court case applying federal…
  • Dec 27

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary

    Trust Revocation: No Magic Art is Necessary
    The Uniform Trust Code §602(c) provides that a settlor may revoke or amend a revocable trust by substantial compliance with a method provided in the terms of the trust or by any method manifesting clear and convincing evidence of the…
Rank this Week: 563

Olivero Law Blog

Olivero Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy, family law, estate planning and real estate law.

http://www.brandonlawoffice.com/blog/
  • Dec 30

    Why you may need a parental power of attorney

    Why you may need a parental power of attorney
    If you are the parent of young children, you may occasionally need to leave them in the care of a close friend during a quick business trip, or perhaps with the grandparents while you take a kid-free holiday. Or, you may routinely leave your…
  • Jul 27

    Special Limits on Wage Garnishment

    Special Limits on Wage Garnishment
    In a previous blog post, http://www.brandonlawoffice.com/2016/06/heres-how-much-of-your-wages-can-be-garnished-to-pay-your-debts, we covered the broad limitations that federal and state laws place on wage garnishment. Wage garnishment is when…
  • Jun 15

    Here’s how much of your wages can be garnished to pay your debt

    Here’s how much of your wages can be garnished to pay your debt
    If you do not pay your debts, your creditors may try to take a portion of your income directly from your employer. This is called wage garnishment. Fortunately, there are limits to how much of your income may be garnished so that you can…
Rank this Week: 823

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
  • Nov 4

    Blog Dormant - November 4, 2016

    Blog Dormant - November 4, 2016
    As of November 4, 2016, this blog is dormant. See http://www.jud6.org/LegalCommunity/LegalPractice/opinions/jeacopinions/2009/2009-20.html
  • Jun 1

    Florida's 2013 Adoption of Daubert Standard Should Be Applied Retroactively

    Florida's 2013 Adoption of Daubert Standard Should Be Applied Retroactively
    In Bunin v. Matrix Initiatives, Inc. (4D14-3579), the Fourth District affirmed the trial court's retroactive application of the Florida Legislature's 2013 adoption of the federal Daubert standard for the admission of expert testimony. The…
  • May 26

    Foreclosure Sale Cannot Go Forward When Timely Filed Motion for Rehearing Is Pending

    Foreclosure Sale Cannot Go Forward When Timely Filed Motion for Rehearing Is Pending
    In 944 CWELT-2007 LLC v. Bank of America (3D15-2091), the Third District granted a petition for certiorari that sought to quash an order denying a motion to cancel a foreclosure sale. On the date of the scheduled foreclosure sale, a…
Rank this Week: 753

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection…

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

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

http://www.fdcpa.me/
  • Aug 9

    Debt Collectors Who File Time-Barred Proof Of Claims Violate The FDCPA

    Debt Collectors Who File Time-Barred Proof Of Claims Violate The FDCPA
    FLORIDA CONSUMERS CAN SUE DEBT COLLECTORS WHO FILE PROOF OF CLAIMS IN BANKRUPTCY COURT ARISING FROM DEBTS WHICH ARE TIME BARRED BY THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS In Crawford v. LVNV Funding, LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the…
  • Jul 8

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

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

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (the “Circuit Court”) recently decided Gager v. Dell Financial Services, LLC, addressing whether cell phone subscribers can withdraw their “express consent” for…
Rank this Week: 962

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and sexual abuse. By David J. Halberg.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 24

    479,000 Infant Onesies Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

    479,000 Infant Onesies Recalled Due To Choking Hazard
    The clothing maker Precious Cargo is recalling 479,000 onesies due to a choking hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the snaps on the garments can detach and become a choking hazard. The recall includes onesies with a three…
  • Aug 24

    479,000 Infant Onesies Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

    479,000 Infant Onesies Recalled Due To Choking Hazard
    The clothing maker Precious Cargo is recalling 479,000 onesies due to a choking hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the snaps on the garments can detach and become a choking hazard. The recall includes onesies with a three…
  • Aug 24

    479,000 Infant Onesies Recalled Due To Choking Hazard

    479,000 Infant Onesies Recalled Due To Choking Hazard
    The clothing maker Precious Cargo is recalling 479,000 onesies due to a choking hazard. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the snaps on the garments can detach and become a choking hazard. The recall includes onesies with a three…
Rank this Week: 971

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

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

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 14

    Family Diplomacy is Here!

    Family Diplomacy is Here!
    The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. is now Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm!  Please check out our new website at http://FamilyDiplomacy.com.  New blog posts will now be published…
  • Jul 19

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce
    Divorce is difficult, but not all divorces are created equally.  Here in Tampa Bay and Greater Sarasota, more and more people are choosing to resolve their family law issues via the collaborative process.  Collaborative divorce is a…
  • Jul 11

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model
    Collaborative divorce has one simple requirement: The spouses must each retain attorneys who focus solely on helping them reach an agreement on all issues.  The collaborative attorneys are private problem-solving specialists, and they…
Rank this Week: 704

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: 1007

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/
  • Jun 11

    Mid-2015 Mortgage Crisis Update – The Repurchase Demands Continue

    Mid-2015 Mortgage Crisis Update – The Repurchase Demands Continue
    In the aftermath of the financial crisis, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac aggressively demanded Wall Street and big bank aggregators (“aggregators”) repurchase millions of defaulted and distressed loans, due to purported breaches…
  • May 20

    Wells Accused of Profiting from Foreclosure Relief Program

    Wells Accused of Profiting from Foreclosure Relief Program
    A recent class action lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of homeowners in New York against Wells Fargo alleges that while the bank received $25 billion in government bailout funds it failed to make a good faith effort to help…
  • May 12

    CFPB, DOJ Show Renewed Interest in Pursuing “Redlining” Case

    CFPB, DOJ Show Renewed Interest in Pursuing “Redlining” Case
    Evidence is mounting that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) are taking a renewed interest in investigating possible redlining—the practice of lenders charging certain groups more for…
Rank this Week: 838

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: 609

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

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

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

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

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

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

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 790

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Covers disability law and disability benefits. By John Tucker.

http://thedisabilitylawfirm.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 7

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce
    In July, the Social Security Administration announced that its new "Compassionate Allowances Conditions Fast Track Disability Process" will expand to include 100 Conditions.   Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue, announced 12…
  • Sep 4

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?
    CBS News is reporting that a Pentagon study is suggesting that one budgetary fix that may help ease deficits is to move the starting date for military retirement pension payments back to normal retirement age.  The report on CBS' webpage…
  • Aug 30

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k
    Occasionally, I offer information on this blog outside of the topic of disability area that I think may be helpful.  A large part of our practice involves ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.  ERISA is the…
Rank this Week: 970

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    What Happens When I File a Claim?

    What Happens When I File a Claim?
    The claims process with the VA is often cumbersome and complicated. It has gone through some streamlining in the last few years thanks to legislation and an attempt to reduce the backlog, which the VA has done quite successfully, but there is…
  • Jun 23

    Video Blog – Disability Insurance Benefits Overview

    Video Blog – Disability Insurance Benefits Overview
    Natalia Jofre: Hi and Welcome to Hill & Ponton Social Security Disability blog. I’m Natalia Jofre. I’m the director for our Social Security section. Shelly Mark: And I am Shelly Mark. I’m the senior Social Security…
  • Jun 21

    What is Apportionment of My VA Benefits?

    What is Apportionment of My VA Benefits?
    Generally, a veteran’s VA benefits may not be paid to anyone other than directly to the veteran. However, if a family member is the veteran’s designated fiduciary or apportionee, the family member may be eligible for receiving…
Rank this Week: 3544

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law, including information on accidents and injuries in Orlando, and the state of Florida. By James O. Cunningham.

http://www.cunninghampilaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Cars and a Home Damaged in Orlando Road Rage Incident

    Cars and a Home Damaged in Orlando Road Rage Incident
    A bizarre incident of road rage seems to have taken place in Orlando on Saturday morning. Although the Florida Highway Patrol have yet to issue a full report of the incident, numerous witnesses at the scene have described the circumstances…
  • Jun 25

    7-Year-Old Girl Drowns in St. Cloud Community Pool

    7-Year-Old Girl Drowns in St. Cloud Community Pool
    This past Saturday, the community of St. Cloud was shaken by the appalling drowning of a 7-year-old girl in a local community pool. According to the St. Cloud Police Department, the incident happened shortly before 5 in the evening, while…
  • Jun 25

    Orlando Resident Killed in Pedestrian Accident

    Orlando Resident Killed in Pedestrian Accident
    An Orlando man was fatally injured Monday evening in an Orange County pedestrian accident when he stepped out into oncoming traffic and was struck by a sports utility vehicle. Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday night, 42-year old Jesus M. Palacios,…
Rank this Week: 2611

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

By James O. Cunningham.

http://www.cunninghampilaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Cars and a Home Damaged in Orlando Road Rage Incident

    Cars and a Home Damaged in Orlando Road Rage Incident
    A bizarre incident of road rage seems to have taken place in Orlando on Saturday morning. Although the Florida Highway Patrol have yet to issue a full report of the incident, numerous witnesses at the scene have described the circumstances…
  • Jun 25

    7-Year-Old Girl Drowns in St. Cloud Community Pool

    7-Year-Old Girl Drowns in St. Cloud Community Pool
    This past Saturday, the community of St. Cloud was shaken by the appalling drowning of a 7-year-old girl in a local community pool. According to the St. Cloud Police Department, the incident happened shortly before 5 in the evening, while…
  • Jun 25

    Orlando Resident Killed in Pedestrian Accident

    Orlando Resident Killed in Pedestrian Accident
    An Orlando man was fatally injured Monday evening in an Orange County pedestrian accident when he stepped out into oncoming traffic and was struck by a sports utility vehicle. Shortly after 9 p.m. Monday night, 42-year old Jesus M. Palacios,…
Rank this Week: 1740

Florida Auto Accident Blog

Florida Auto Accident Blog

Contains legal information pertaining to auto accidents and injuries in Florida. By James O. Cunningham.

http://www.floridaautolawyers.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Child Pressured to Drive, Crashed in Port St. Lucie

    Child Pressured to Drive, Crashed in Port St. Lucie
    A woman in Port St. Lucie was arrested last tuesday after an incident occurred which boggled the minds of the Port St. Lucie Police Department and led to the hospitalization of several children. According to the Port St. Lucie Police report,…
  • Jun 25

    Head-On Crash in New Smyrna Beach Kills One

    Head-On Crash in New Smyrna Beach Kills One
    On Sunday morning, several cars along State Road 44, close to the intersection of Pioneer Trail, were involved in a car accident that left one person dead and another hospitalized. The details of the situation are so far murky, however there…
  • Jun 22

    FHP Sgt. Struck, Killed While Assisting Alachua County Crash

    FHP Sgt. Struck, Killed While Assisting Alachua County Crash
    Sgt. William Trampass Bishop, a member of the Florida Highway Patrol, was in the process of responding to a crash between two cars along Alachua County’s stretch of I-75 when he was struck and killed by another vehicle. The Florida…
Rank this Week: 2659

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    SSD Timeline

    SSD Timeline
    This timeline will give you the average times for the social security disability application process. This timeline and process is dependent on factors such as when your application gets approved and whether or not you have to file for an…
  • Jun 23

    How do I File a Lawsuit for a Dog Bite Injury?

    How do I File a Lawsuit for a Dog Bite Injury?
    As a personal injury attorney I have seen my fair share of dog bite cases.  Years ago dog bites were covered by homeowners insurance.  In fact, according to the Insurance Information Institute, since 2012 home insurers have paid out…
  • Jun 22

    YUKUMOTO v. TAWARAHARA Personal Injury Case Summary

    YUKUMOTO v. TAWARAHARA Personal Injury Case Summary
    In the Yukumoto v. Tawarahara case the Supreme Court of the United States heard the important issue of whether a health insurance company has the  right to subrogate against a TPL (third-party liability) Defendant.  The Plaintiff in…
Rank this Week: 1650

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3786

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

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

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Sepsis Death Lawsuit

    Sepsis Death Lawsuit
    Sepsis is a serious medical condition that can develop as the body tries to fight off infection. Numerous chemicals enter the bloodstream, triggering widespread inflammation and potentially resulting in damage to organs. In severe instances…
  • Jun 14

    Malpractice Damage Caps Struck Down by Florida Supreme Court

    Malpractice Damage Caps Struck Down by Florida Supreme Court
    A recent decision by the Florida Supreme Court means that if you’re harmed by negligent medical care, your compensation for pain and suffering will no longer be subject to arbitrary limits. The court ruled 4-3 on June 8…
  • Jun 2

    The Hit(s) and Run(s) Don’t stop.

    The Hit(s) and Run(s) Don’t stop.
    How can driving to work be this dangerous?  Naphtali Hertz Wacks, 57, a Miami Beach defense lawyer was driving his Honda Civic to work Tuesday morning when he was struck and critically injured by a hit and run motorist.…
Rank this Week: 4837

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jun 26

    Taxes and gifting, estate planning makes a huge difference

    Taxes and gifting, estate planning makes a huge difference
    Estate Planning: Income Tax Strategies             Law firms have had to take a spike in income tax rates, a decline in the estate tax rate, and an increasing annual estate tax exemption…
  • Jun 8

    Pooch and kitty cat, life’s best friends! Estate planning for pet

    Pooch and kitty cat, life’s best friends! Estate planning for pet
    Pet Estate Planning Leaving millions of dollars in a will for a pet seems ludicrous. For example, Leona Helmsley’s will made her pet, Trouble, the richest dog in the world—she bequeathed the Maltese twelve million dollars while…
  • May 22

    Capacity and Wills: How to avoid litigation from family members, beneficiaries and creditor

    Capacity and Wills: How to avoid litigation from family members, beneficiaries and creditor
    Legal Capacity and Estate Planning- How to Help Safeguard a Will from Future Litigation When a loved one grows older, their caretakers’ ever growing to-do list can become overwhelming. After dealing with the basic, everyday needs of an…
Rank this Week: 4253

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Your Business and the ADA Part 2/2

    Your Business and the ADA Part 2/2
    Common Mistakes your Business Should Avoid Listed below are a few common mistakes that businesses and other places of public accommodations make that can lead to litigation.  Generally, you should always check with an attorney to…
  • Jun 22

    Your Business and the ADA Part 1/2

    Your Business and the ADA Part 1/2
    There is an emerging trend to sue small businesses for minor violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  This two-part series will provide you with some guidance about some of the requirements of the ADA.  Also, it…
  • Jun 20

    How to Receive Alimony in Florida

    How to Receive Alimony in Florida
    Courts may order alimony for a spouse in need after a divorce or separation; however,  alimony is not punitive.  Courts will recognize that one spouse may have more skills and resources than the other spouse after a divorce.…
Rank this Week: 4812

Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors. By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A..

http://floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Jun 26

    Where is the Compassion in Homeless Policy?

    Where is the Compassion in Homeless Policy?
    For all the positive steps that cities are taking to affordable housing policy and programs, there is another level of housing that government too often does not handle well: housing and other programs for the homeless. Homelessness is a…
  • Jun 19

    Commercial Leasing Costs to be Eased – Slightly

    Commercial Leasing Costs to be Eased – Slightly
    Florida likes to hold itself out as an inexpensive place to do business because it is one of only 7 states that does not have state income tax. This is certainly attractive to both businesses and individuals.  However, the state has to…
  • Jun 12

    Everybody’s a Lawyer

    Everybody’s a Lawyer
    Back in the 90’s, there was a commercial where a famous actor, I can’t remember who, was pitching a product. His opening line was “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV”.  This was supposed to give him some…
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Florida Real Estate Law and…

Florida Real Estate Law and Investment Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. Provides news, insights and commentary for investors, developers and their advisors.

http://www.floridarealestatelawandinvestmentblog.com
  • Jun 26

    Where is the Compassion in Homeless Policy?

    Where is the Compassion in Homeless Policy?
    For all the positive steps that cities are taking to affordable housing policy and programs, there is another level of housing that government too often does not handle well: housing and other programs for the homeless. Homelessness is a…
  • Jun 19

    Commercial Leasing Costs to be Eased – Slightly

    Commercial Leasing Costs to be Eased – Slightly
    Florida likes to hold itself out as an inexpensive place to do business because it is one of only 7 states that does not have state income tax. This is certainly attractive to both businesses and individuals.  However, the state has to…
  • Jun 12

    Everybody’s a Lawyer

    Everybody’s a Lawyer
    Back in the 90’s, there was a commercial where a famous actor, I can’t remember who, was pitching a product. His opening line was “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV”.  This was supposed to give him some…
Rank this Week: 2161

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident…

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.fortlauderdalecaraccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Fatal Pedestrian Car Accidents in Miami

    Fatal Pedestrian Car Accidents in Miami
    When a pedestrian is hit by a car the result is often horrific. The pedestrian has no protection and is being hit by a moving object that weighs thousands of pounds.  Even at slow speeds, there is so much mass and energy being…
  • Jun 20

    Orlando Car Accident Lawsuits and Calculation of Damage

    Orlando Car Accident Lawsuits and Calculation of Damage
    If you are the victim of a serious car accident, you likely suffered many different types of harm. There is an emotional toll taken when you are the victim of serious car accident in South Florida.  This can include the shock caused…
  • Jun 18

    Motorcycle Accidents and Plaintiff’s Cases in South Florida

    Motorcycle Accidents and Plaintiff’s Cases in South Florida
    Many people enjoy riding motorcycles, and the state of Florida is great place to ride.  The weather is nice most of the year, and there is no shortage of open roads with incredible coastal views and other breathtaking scenery in the…
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Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Tiger Woods Allegedly Told Officers He Was on Xanax and Vicodin During DUI Arrest

    Tiger Woods Allegedly Told Officers He Was on Xanax and Vicodin During DUI Arrest
    Driving under the influence typically means driving under the influence of alcohol.  However, F.S. 316.193 also provides that one could be found guilty of driving under the influence of drugs.  This includes illicit street…
  • Jun 21

    Florida State Representative Cary Pigman Convicted on DUI Charge

    Florida State Representative Cary Pigman Convicted on DUI Charge
    According to a recent news report from TC Palm, Florida Representative Cary Pigman is now on probation after being convicted on DUI charges.  He pleaded no contest to a single charge of driving under the influence of alcohol.  He…
  • Jun 17

    Challenging Breath Test Results in Fort Lauderdale DUI Case

    Challenging Breath Test Results in Fort Lauderdale DUI Case
    When the police place a suspect under arrest on suspicion of drunk driving, they will likely tell the suspect that they must take a breath test to determine if their blood alcohol level is above the limit. This machine is what most people…
Rank this Week: 4475

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative…

Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm

Covers collaborative divorce, family law, and mediation. By Adam B. Cordover.

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

    Video: Financial Planner Recommends Collaborative Divorce

    Video: Financial Planner Recommends Collaborative Divorce
    For quite some time, attorneys and mental health professionals have been striving to let the public know that there is a better way to dissolve a marriage:  collaborative divorce.  Parents do not need to put their children through…
  • Jun 22

    Tampa Courts Crack Down on Frivolous Litigation

    Tampa Courts Crack Down on Frivolous Litigation
    On June 5, 2017, the Honorable Ronald N. Ficarrotta, Chief Judge of the Thirteenth Circuit in and for Hillsborough County (which includes Tampa), entered an administrative order seeking to sanction and crack down on frivolous litigation.…
  • Jun 19

    SB 590: New Florida Law on Child Support and Parenting Plan

    SB 590: New Florida Law on Child Support and Parenting Plan
    On June 15, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 590 (“SB 590”) into law.  SB 590 directs the Department of Revenue to provide parents with a proposed Standard Parenting Time Plan in Title IV-D child support…
Rank this Week: 2186

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3733

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

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

    Community Associations: New Estoppel Rule

    Community Associations: New Estoppel Rule
    Beginning July 1, 2017, Florida community associations will have to comply with more burdensome estoppel requirements. The 2017 Florida legislature just recently passed a new law that will require associations to comply with a request for an…
  • Jun 23

    Florida Voters to Consider Permanent Cap on Annual Non-Homestead Property Tax Assessment

    Florida Voters to Consider Permanent Cap on Annual Non-Homestead Property Tax Assessment
    With Florida’s 2017 Regular Session officially adjourned on May 8, 2017, only 203 bills (of the total 1,606 general bills filed) survived both chambers of the Legislature. From the handful of legislation that ultimately passed this…
  • Jun 15

    What is Highest and Best Use – Part II

    What is Highest and Best Use – Part II
    I need to let you know how my Saturday project went. In my last post, I told you about a home improvement project that I needed my dad’s help on. And I told you about the concept of “highest and best use.” I asked my dad to…
Rank this Week: 3099

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/
  • Jun 25

    Overwhelming Student Loan Debt?

    Overwhelming Student Loan Debt?
    Unfortunately, some people feel they have no way out when it comes to their student loans.  These are usually folks who have tried their best to pay for 10 or more years and are no further along than when they started.  Most feel…
  • Jun 22

    Who Determines Household Size for Filing Bankruptcy In Florida?

    Who Determines Household Size for Filing Bankruptcy In Florida?
    The word “household” appears in over a dozen sections of the Bankruptcy Code, but it is not defined in the Code.  Household income and size are extremely important in bankruptcy and determine whether someone qualifies for a…
  • Jun 22

    Revoking Consent to Call Your Cell Phone

    Revoking Consent to Call Your Cell Phone
    Florida, Georgia and Alabama consumers need not worry about a recent case out of the Second Circuit, Reyes v. Lincoln Automotive Financial Services, (2nd Cir. June 22, 2017) that held today that if the contract allows for robocalls, you can…
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Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

Covers disputes between companies and executives. Published by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Internal Whistleblowers Can Bring Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claim

    Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Internal Whistleblowers Can Bring Dodd-Frank Retaliation Claim
    The Dodd-Frank Act, passed in 2010, includes a new cause of action for whistleblowers who claim that their employer retaliated against them for reporting wrongdoing. But it’s not yet certain whether a whistleblower who blew the whistle…
  • Jun 13

    Cardiac Arrest: A CEO’s Story of Criminal Jeopardy

    Cardiac Arrest: A CEO’s Story of Criminal Jeopardy
    When an executive becomes embroiled in a dispute with an employer, the executive tends to take it personally. And when the executive’s conflict is with the government, the executive’s sense of outrage ratchets up even more. Case…
  • May 30

    How Do You Prove Damages When Executives Breach A Non-Solicit Provision?

    How Do You Prove Damages When Executives Breach A Non-Solicit Provision?
    In 2011, a group of executives left Horizon Health Corporation for a competitor, Acadia, but they didn’t leave everything behind. Horizon’s president took a “massive, massive amount” of Horizon documents with him on an…
Rank this Week: 2340

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers auto accidents and consumer product recalls. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Filing Slip-and-Fall Cases in Orlando

    Filing Slip-and-Fall Cases in Orlando
    According to a recent news report from the Florida Record, a woman has just filed a lawsuit against a major big box retailer for an alleged slip-and-fall accident. The incident listed in the complaint is alleged to have occurred in at a store…
  • Jun 20

    Personal Injury to Student Athletes in South Florida

    Personal Injury to Student Athletes in South Florida
    A traumatic brain injury, or “TBI” as they are often called, can be deadly.  Even in cases where they are not fatal, they can substantially alter the quality of life of victim.  It can cost hundreds of thousands of…
  • Jun 13

    Fireworks Safety and Personal Injury Lawsuit

    Fireworks Safety and Personal Injury Lawsuit
    One of the great things about the summer in Florida is all of the amazing fireworks demonstrations. However, while there are beautiful professional pyrotechnics displays, many choose to buy fireworks and have their own backyard (or middle on…
Rank this Week: 5013

Broward Injury Lawyer Blog

Broward Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida accidents. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.browardinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Personal Injury Claims Involving Fatal Car Accidents in South Florida

    Personal Injury Claims Involving Fatal Car Accidents in South Florida
    More Americans have been killed in car accidents in the U.S. than in all wars in which this nation has fought.  When you step back and think about it, that is truly a staggering figure.  However, it is often too easy to just hear…
  • Jun 20

    What Do We Mean By “Accident” in Broward Personal Injury Cases?

    What Do We Mean By “Accident” in Broward Personal Injury Cases?
    When you watch the news on television or look at the news feeder on Facebook or you smart phone, you tend to read about a lot of car accidents.  If you are involved in one, you would say that you were in an “accident.” You…
  • Jun 16

    Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Law Struck Down in Florida

    Medical Malpractice Tort Reform Law Struck Down in Florida
    During the George W. Bush administration, so-called tort reform was a hot topic around the nation.  There were various attempts to create national tort reform that didn’t work, but states around the country tried too, and in some…
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Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

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

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Jun 25

    IRS SCHOOLS TAXPAYERS ON DUTY OF CONSISTENCY

    IRS SCHOOLS TAXPAYERS ON DUTY OF CONSISTENCY
    Shirley died in October 1997. The estate filed an estate tax return and paid the tax indicated. The IRS subsequently audited Shirley’s estate and issued a notice of deficiency. After Tax Court proceedings, the court issued a stipulated…
  • Jun 21

    Applicable Federal Rates - July 2017

    Applicable Federal Rates - July 2017
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  • Jun 14

    IRS Reminds U.S. Taxpayers Living Abroad of Misc. Filing Due Dates and Filing

    IRS Reminds U.S. Taxpayers Living Abroad of Misc. Filing Due Dates and Filing
    In News Release 2017-105, the IRS reminded U.S. taxpayers living abroad: The extended due date, if the taxpayer had his or her tax home and abode abroad on the original due date, is June 15. But interest on taxes runs from the original April…
Rank this Week: 2484

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Jun 25

    APPELLATE ATTORNEY’S FEES AND THE SIGNIFICANT ISSUES TEST

    APPELLATE ATTORNEY’S FEES AND THE SIGNIFICANT ISSUES TEST
    The significant issues test to determine the prevailing party in construction lien actions (which, by the way, also applies to breach of contract actions) applies to appellate attorney’s fees too!  Under this test, the trial court…
  • Jun 16

    TIMELY WRITTEN NOTICE TO INSURER AND COOPERATING WITH INSURER

    TIMELY WRITTEN NOTICE TO INSURER AND COOPERATING WITH INSURER
    I harp on notifying a liability insurer in writing once a claim is asserted against you.  As soon as possible.  I harp on this because as an insured you want to remove any doubt or argument that the insurer was … Continue…
  • Jun 9

    VENUE FOR SUING PUBLIC PAYMENT BOND

    VENUE FOR SUING PUBLIC PAYMENT BOND
    Public payment bonds (excluding FDOT payment bonds) are governed under Florida statute s. 255.05.  As it pertains to venue—the location to sue a public payment bond–the statute provides in relevant portion:     (5)…
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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: 4551

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home abuse. By Freeman Injury Law.

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

    Elder Abuse Cases in South Florida

    Elder Abuse Cases in South Florida
    When a loved one is injured in an accident and can no longer take care of himself or herself, or that person gets to an age where they need more medical care than the family can provide at home, a nursing home is probably the only…
  • Jun 20

    Standard of Care in Nursing Home Cases in Orlando

    Standard of Care in Nursing Home Cases in Orlando
    Many people come to Florida later in life to retire.  However, many of these retirees will eventually need to transition into a nursing home or other 24-hour care center, and we have many of these of these facilities here. The problem is…
  • Jun 12

    Nursing Home Negligence in South Florida Involving Skin Breakdown

    Nursing Home Negligence in South Florida Involving Skin Breakdown
    A nursing home operating in the state of Florida owes a duty of care to all residents at the facility.  In a typical negligence case, that duty of care is a duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person to prevent foreseeable injury to…
Rank this Week: 3901

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3449

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg Stone & Urbano

http://www.miamipersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3385

Property Casualty Focus

Property Casualty Focus

Focused on legal developments in the property-casualty industry. By Carlton Fields Jorden Burt.

http://propertycasualtyfocus.com/
Rank this Week: 1816

This Week's Florida Appeals Court…

This Week's Florida Appeals Court Decisions

Provides a summary of selected civil and criminal cases. By Carlton Fields.

https://www.carltonfields.com/florida-appeals-court-decisions/
Rank this Week: 2094