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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/
Rank this Week: 826

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/
  • Dec 20

    Report: Toy Injuries Among Children Higher Than Ever

    Report: Toy Injuries Among Children Higher Than Ever
    As we near the greatest gift-giving season of the year, we do recognize toys can be of great benefit to children, helping them to develop, learn and explore. However, they are also a source of serious injury. A new report published in the…
  • Dec 12

    Injured Airbnb Guests May Seek Damages, But Coverage Complex

    Injured Airbnb Guests May Seek Damages, But Coverage Complex
    Florida is one of the top destinations sought by customers of Airbnb, VRBO and other home-sharing, short-term rental hubs – especially around the holidays, where people are seeking a warm respite from the northern cold. But when…
  • Dec 4

    DeCormier v. Harley-Davidson – Liability Waiver Enforceability Challenged

    DeCormier v. Harley-Davidson – Liability Waiver Enforceability Challenged
    Increasingly, companies and service providers require consumers to sign liability waivers, effectively agreeing to sign away their right to seek recompense should injury result from the activity or service. In large part, courts have upheld…
Rank this Week: 1023

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/
  • Dec 19

    NHTSA Holiday Campaign: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Begin

    NHTSA Holiday Campaign: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Begin
    The national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign began this week and will run through New Year’s Day 2015. This federal effort will be coordinated with state and local law enforcement officers in order to eliminate…
  • Dec 15

    42 Death Claims Approved in GM Ignition-Switch Defect

    42 Death Claims Approved in GM Ignition-Switch Defect
    GM has agreed to compensate 42 claimants for deaths related to its ignition-switch defect. These recent claims are a part of more than 2,000 death and injury claims that have been filed against the car manufacturer so far. Those that were…
  • Dec 11

    Leesburg City Commissioner Jay Hurley Loses License Over Motorcycle Crash

    Leesburg City Commissioner Jay Hurley Loses License Over Motorcycle Crash
    Leesburg City Commissioner Jay Hurley failed to convince a Lake County judge Wednesday morning that he made a wide turn and not an improper lane change that caused a crash that resulted in a biker’s death earlier this year, which lead…
Rank this Week: 887

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?

    Illegal Downloads - Is an IP Address Enough Information?
    The adult film industry has been accused of trying to coerce settlements in matters relating to alleged illegal downloading of adult films by shaming the accused infringer through publicity.  I write below about Magistrate Judge Wilson…
  • Nov 6

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)
    I've previously written about the litigation brought by Yellow Pages Photos ("YPP") against Ziplocal and Yellow Pages Group ("YPG").  YPP proceeded to trial against Ziplocal and YPG.  YPP next sought an award of its attorneys fees…
  • Oct 7

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant
    InDyne, Inc. sued Abacus Technology Corp. for copyright infringement relating to Abacus's setting up of a NASA website.  InDyne's allegations were that Abacus used InDyne's software for setting up the NASA website and such usage…
Rank this Week: 1032

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

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

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • Dec 18

    YES, LIEN PRIORITY IS IMPORTANT

    YES, LIEN PRIORITY IS IMPORTANT
    When a construction lender forecloses, a lienor (e.g., contractor, subcontractor, supplier) is in a bad predicament because the lender’s mortgage will maintain priority over the lienor’s construction lien. The lienor would be…
  • Dec 16

    CHART SUMMARIZING PRELIMINARY NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR LIENS AND PAYMENT BONDS

    CHART SUMMARIZING PRELIMINARY NOTICE REQUIREMENTS FOR LIENS AND PAYMENT BONDS
    In previous articles, I discussed preliminary notice requirements to properly preserve construction liens and payment bonds on private projects, payment bonds on public projects, and public payments bonds for Florida Department of…
  • Dec 13

    INCLUDE PROPER (LIENABLE) AMOUNTS IN YOUR CONSTRUCTION LIEN!

    INCLUDE PROPER (LIENABLE) AMOUNTS IN YOUR CONSTRUCTION LIEN!
    Contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers need to appreciate what amounts to actually include in a construction lien before preparing and recording that lien.  Stated differently, contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers need to…
Rank this Week: 1123

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Dec 17

    Obama Restores Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cuba

    Obama Restores Diplomatic Ties between the United States and Cuba
    The United States and Cuba have agreed to open diplomatic relations between them, easing travel and business restrictions. On December 17, 2014, President Obama announced a swap of prisoners. Cuba will release American Alan Gross, who has…
  • Dec 11

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark

    Fair Use of a Trademark or Service Mark
    Trademarks and service marks are one of the most important and valuable assets of a business, whether big or small. Trademarks and service marks operate as a source identifier and establish brand recognition. In order to maintain these rights…
  • Dec 9

    The Net Neutrality Debate

    The Net Neutrality Debate
    Over the past few months one of the most talked about topics has been net neutrality. What is net neutrality? It is the principle that all content and applications on the Internet should be accessible to users equally, regardless of source,…
Rank this Week: 962

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Dec 12

    Lyons Case Illustrates Florida Homestead Peculiaritie

    Lyons Case Illustrates Florida Homestead Peculiaritie
    I’ve long preached that conveying Florida homestead is tricky given the peculiarities of Florida law. A recent court case out of the 4th District Court of Appeal in Florida illustrates this point. So I thought that I would share it with…
  • Dec 5

    When to Throw it Out

    When to Throw it Out
    My eldest daughter is in college, my second is on her way this next fall and my youngest is a freshman in high school. All of my children have grown up in the house that we built about twelve years ago, and the closets and our garage are…
  • Nov 29

    Does Money Buy Happiness?

    Does Money Buy Happiness?
    Three weeks ago I finished my first full Ironman triathlon competition. I’ve finished plenty of half-Ironmans, Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons before, but never the full – until now. I turned fifty years of age this year,…
Rank this Week: 983

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 929

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Dec 11

    Revisions to North Carolina and Gun Trust Transfers and Machine Gun Update Under the NFA

    Revisions to North Carolina and Gun Trust Transfers and Machine Gun Update Under the NFA
    North Carolina NFA Trust and Gun Trust Update: In Dec 2014, a Gun Trust transfer of a Machine Gun was rejected by the ATF when it stated "In Accordance with NC General Statute 14-409. Please remember that your Form 4...
  • Nov 26

    Black Friday NFA Gun Trust Specials Save up to 50% for a limited time

    Black Friday NFA Gun Trust Specials Save up to 50% for a limited time
    For those of you who have been thinking about starting your Gun Trust we have put together a very special offer with the Gun Trust Lawyer® to offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials on the Base, Advanced, and Professional...
  • Nov 21

    Florida becomes 33rd State to Legalize Hunting with Suppressor

    Florida becomes 33rd State to Legalize Hunting with Suppressor
    Unlike most states which have changed the laws, In Florida you can hunt with Suppressors starting today. This morning the following announcement was sent out by Marion Hammer the Executive Director of the SSF and past president of the NRA...
Rank this Week: 921

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/
  • Dec 11

    Florida Drug Case Thrown Out Where Police Stop Suspect for Driving Too Slowly on Highway

    Florida Drug Case Thrown Out Where Police Stop Suspect for Driving Too Slowly on Highway
    In Florida, a lot of drug arrests stem from simple traffic stops. One way for a criminal defense attorney to attack such a case would be to challenge the legality of the initial stop. While this may be difficult when a police officer is…
  • Dec 8

    it is a Felony to Bring Drugs or Contrband into a Florida Jail but State Must Prove Knowledge

    it is a Felony to Bring Drugs or Contrband into a Florida Jail but State Must Prove Knowledge
    In Florida, it is a felony for a person to bring contraband into the jail. Many of these cases involve a person who is arrested with drugs on them and do not want to tell the police officer the drugs are there. The police officer does not…
  • Dec 5

    What Does a Grand Jury Do, and How Does It Do It?

    What Does a Grand Jury Do, and How Does It Do It?
    There has been a lot of publicity about grand juries due to the recent decisions involving police officers and homicides where the grand juries have decided not to move forward with indictments. Along with the publicity, there has been a lot…
Rank this Week: 920

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…
  • Nov 3

    Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim

    Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim
    Some insureds parties do not understand the obligation of their insurance providers to act in good faith when they make a claim. These insureds expect that their insurance company will handle their claim honestly and fairly, but what can they…
  • Nov 1

    Motorcycle Accidents: What happens when insurance companies let you down?

    Motorcycle Accidents: What happens when insurance companies let you down?
    According to information released by Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, during 2012 there were more than 9,000 accidents involving motorcycles on Florida roadways. In total, 457 drivers and passengers were killed and overall,…
Rank this Week: 810

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/
  • Dec 2

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing

    Permit Extension Notification Deadline Closing
    For any development permit holders interested in taking advantage of the two-year extension offered under HB 7023 (codified as Laws of Florida ch. 2014-218), there are some important rules to remember as the notification deadline of December…
  • Nov 21

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment

    “Let’s Make a Deal”: Dangers of Condominium and Homeowner Associations Accepting Partial Payments for Delinquent Assessment
    Since the real estate meltdown which began in 2006, many condominium and homeowner associations have struggled with a significant increase in delinquent assessments. Any money received by an association from a delinquent owner helps, and many…
  • Oct 24

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
Rank this Week: 1122

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1065

Psychology and Mental Health Law…

Psychology and Mental Health Law Blog

Covers health law, psychology and mental health law. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 1141

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Covers brain and other catastrophic injuries . By Leesfield & Partners.

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blawg.com/
  • Nov 19

    Leesfield & Partners is now Leesfield Scolaro!

    Leesfield & Partners is now Leesfield Scolaro!
    Tom Scolaro's entire legal career from law clerk to named partner has spanned 16 years with the firm. Starting as a research clerk while in law school, Tom, at age 41, has now rocketed to one of the leading trial lawyers statewide in…
  • Oct 13

    Fatal boating collision during holiday weekend in Miami

    Fatal boating collision during holiday weekend in Miami
    On Saturday night, a two boats were involved in an accident off Biscayne Bay, one mile off Matheson Hammock in Coral Gables, Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission which is investigating every single boating accident…
  • Sep 29

    Addressing the Perils of Parasailing - by Ira H. Leesfield

    Addressing the Perils of Parasailing - by Ira H. Leesfield
    Among all water-based recreation activities that Floridians participate in year-round, parasailing has proven to be the most dangerous. By the very nature of parasailing, accidents invariably result in either catastrophic injuries or death. …
Rank this Week: 1095

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

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

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 850

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Nov 11

    Privacy in a Family Law Case?

    Privacy in a Family Law Case?
    Family court case files are considered public records and are generally made available and accessible to the public. In family law cases involving property division or support, parties are required by the family law rules of procedure to…
  • Nov 7

    Parenting Plan

    Parenting Plan
    In a contested custody case, where a trial judge does not believe that either parent's proposed parenting plan is in the best interest of the child, should the trial judge have discretion to create their own timesharing schedule? A…
  • Nov 3

    Not So Fast - The Wrong Way to Relocate from Florida with a Child

    Not So Fast - The Wrong Way to Relocate from Florida with a Child
    Florida Statutes 61.13001 outlines the steps needed for one parent to relocate from Florida with a minor child. Because of the large change to all involved, this statue has specific steps and deadlines that must be followed, in order to…
Rank this Week: 1017

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/
  • Oct 22

    “How Do You Win Those Criminal Jury Trials?”

    “How Do You Win Those Criminal Jury Trials?”
    As I sat in the federal prosecutor’s office for our first meeting concerning my client accused of Federal Aggravated Identity Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud, he pretty much assured me that he had overwhelming…
  • Oct 8

    Should Liberian Man With Ebola Be Prosecuted?

    Should Liberian Man With Ebola Be Prosecuted?
    I try not to do fear. Yes, taking on fear is a choice. I tell myself that fear is nothing more than an acronym meaning “False Evidence Appearing Real.” Still, this Ebola outbreak has me rather concerned, with good reason.…
  • Sep 4

    Man Who Served 30 Years On Death Row Is Innocent

    Man Who Served 30 Years On Death Row Is Innocent
    Most of us have said it and/or thought it, at some point. “Why the hell does it take so long to kill death row inmates?” In some instances, it literally takes several decades from sentencing to execution. Many have called this a…
Rank this Week: 868

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation news. By Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 1055

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/
  • Sep 2

    Florida Most Expensive State to File Divorce

    Florida Most Expensive State to File Divorce
    I read online recently that Florida is the most expensive State to File for Divorce in. Here are the top ten: 10. Tennessee, $302 9. Utah, $310 8. Pennsylvania, $317 7. Arizona, $321 6. Louisiana, $324 5. New York, $335 4. Illinois,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 895

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: 1054

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Mar 24

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

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

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State
    "Conspiracy" is one of those legal terms that's often thrown around and of which many people are at lease vaguely aware, but relatively few actually understand. Generally, the law defines a conspiracy as an agreement between two or more…
  • Mar 11

    Double Jeopardy, Lesser Offense Rules in Florida Criminal Cases - Tuttle v. State

    Double Jeopardy, Lesser Offense Rules in Florida Criminal Cases - Tuttle v. State
    Details matter. In Florida criminal cases, the difference between being charged with one crime over another can have a big impact on whether a criminal defendant is ultimately convicted and on how much time he or she may eventually have to…
Rank this Week: 1121

My Law License

My Law License

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

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Your Contribution To Lawyer Suicide

    Your Contribution To Lawyer Suicide
    I was surprised that an article about why so many lawyers are killing themselves generated an actual real-live thoughtful discussion. While I'm sure in the annals of the internet there are a fair share of comments of "who cares,"…
  • Nov 4

    Blawg Review 325.5

    Blawg Review 325.5
    This week I, along with many other blawgers (slang for "law bloggers") were saddened to hear of the passing of "Ed," the editor of Blawg Review. My condolences to his family.As usual in the blogosphere, when something important happens,…
  • Jun 14

    California Lawyer Christopher J. McCann's "Guest Post."

    California Lawyer Christopher J. McCann's "Guest Post."
    A few months ago, actually many months ago, actually shit, it was over a year ago (April, 2012) I received my 389085th request from some one-named marketer on behalf of a lawyer. That lawyer is Christopher J. McCann, who sounds like he's…
Rank this Week: 953

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 791

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: 980

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Dec 22

    The Contingent Fee — Leveling the Playing Field Against Insurance Companie

    The Contingent Fee — Leveling the Playing Field Against Insurance Companie
    How do you hire an excellent attorney and pay for the services in a personal injury case? Like any other professional, the hourly fee for lawyers is largely driven by market forces, but in the case of attorneys a substantial consideration is…
  • Dec 18

    Teen-Driving Dilemma: Parents Can Help Improve Safety

    Teen-Driving Dilemma: Parents Can Help Improve Safety
    As the new year approaches, a new crop of teen drivers will hit the streets. How can parents keep them safe behind the wheel? Let us count the ways. Today’s teen drivers live in a dramatically different world than their fathers and…
  • Dec 16

    Lawyers, Guns and Money — It should be about sensibility

    Lawyers, Guns and Money — It should be about sensibility
    Would you want to restrict the sale of guns, like the Bushmaster XM15-E2s (an AR-15 rifle) to civilians? Should military designed guns be regulated that use a gas operated, rotating bolt and, even in semi-automatic models can fire by…
Rank this Week: 1232

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida violent crimes, drug offenses, DUIs, traffic offenses and federal crimes. By Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 22

    His story sounds fishy...DUI or battered fish?

    His story sounds fishy...DUI or battered fish?
    So many people had follow up questions about an earlier post from the smoking gun that here is a follow up. 10th DUI's the charm? A Wisconsin man who was recently pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence, has a history of…
  • Dec 10

    A male "black widow"? Man may be charged with killing his two wive

    A male "black widow"? Man may be charged with killing his two wive
    Once is a tragedy but is twice murder? Colorado prosecutors think so and is charging a man with the death of both his first AND second wife. A local CBS story has more information. 58-year-old Harold Henthorn is accused of pushing his wife…
  • Dec 5

    Sarasota teen sets up high school prostitution ring

    Sarasota teen sets up high school prostitution ring
    Didn't Tom Cruise star in an 80's movie with this same plot? Per USA Today two Florida teens were arrested for their part in a local "Risky Business" prostitution ring in Sarasota... Venice, Florida police made two arrests, a 17-year-old…
Rank this Week: 1434

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1380

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Dec 22

    Narcolepsy: What to do when you can’t stay awake

    Narcolepsy: What to do when you can’t stay awake
    Narcolepsy is a brain disorder that involves poor control of sleep-wake cycles. People who suffer from narcolepsy experience periods of extreme daytime fatigue and sleepiness. These periods of fatigue can come on suddenly and last for a few…
  • Dec 19

    Lawyers Now Obligated to Provide Copy of Everything Delivered to Judge

    Lawyers Now Obligated to Provide Copy of Everything Delivered to Judge
    How many times have we showed up to a hearing and discovered that something was delivered to a judge but not copied to us as well? On several occasions, I have had lawyers claim that they had no obligation to deliver me a copy of the…
  • Dec 18

    Five Things you should NOT do when applying for Social Security Benefit

    Five Things you should NOT do when applying for Social Security Benefit
    When applying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits be sure to avoid the following in order to give your case a better chance of being approved: Use or abuse drugs and/or alcoholThe use or abuse of drugs and/or alcohol can easily…
Rank this Week: 1446

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/
  • Dec 22

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case

    Record Management Company Settles False Claims Act Case
    Iron Mountain Incorporated and Iron Mountain Information Management LLC (collectively “Iron Mountain”) has agreed to settle allegations by two whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit that it overcharged the government in violation of…
  • Dec 16

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Research Foundation Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The State University of New York’s Research Foundation (“Research Foundation”) has agreed to settle claims brought by five whistleblowers in a qui tam lawsuit filed in 2010 under the False Claims Act that it knowingly…
  • Dec 12

    Defense Contractor Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Defense Contractor Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    The Justice Department announced that defense contractors Supreme Foodservice GmbH, Supreme Foodservice FZE, and their subsidiaries (collectively “Supreme”) have agreed to settle criminal and civil allegations by a whistleblower…
Rank this Week: 1432

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 21

    Florida Medicaid eligibility criteria changes for 2015

    Florida Medicaid eligibility criteria changes for 2015
    Effective January 1, 2015, changes occur to several eligibility criteria for Florida Medicaid benefits for long-term care costs. A summary of the changes: Asset cap for the community (well) spouse: The well spouse is entitled to retain up…
  • Dec 20

    Good news for military families with a disabled child: Survivor Benefit Plan funds may now be left to Special Needs Trust

    Good news for military families with a disabled child: Survivor Benefit Plan funds may now be left to Special Needs Trust
    Congress has given military families and their disabled children an early holiday gift. Under the recently passed 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, servicemen and women now can name a Special Needs Trust as beneficiary of their…
  • Dec 18

    Make sure your tax-deductible donations do the most good

    Make sure your tax-deductible donations do the most good
    Are you thinking about making gifts to a charity as the year comes to a close? Remember, not every "charity" is equally charitable. Even legitimate organizations differ widely in the percentage of dollars devoted to administrative…
Rank this Week: 2013

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Dec 21

    TUNE UP YOUR D&O INSURANCE POLICY TO MAKE SURE IT PROVIDES

    TUNE UP YOUR D&O INSURANCE POLICY TO MAKE SURE IT PROVIDES
    A D&O liability policy protects key individuals in a corporate structure.  These individuals are likely targets for shareholder frustration if an entity is underperforming or suffering from other troubles.  In addition, they may…
  • Dec 14

    Yet Another Reason Why D&O Insurance Is Critical

    Yet Another Reason Why D&O Insurance Is Critical
    Corporate directors and officers may think indemnification provisions are sufficient to protect them from claims asserted against them by shareholders or regulators.  However, if a director or officer chooses to rely solely on…
  • Dec 4

    The Inbox – Netflix and the stream scheme

    The Inbox – Netflix and the stream scheme
    Netflix, the internet media giant, sued its former vice president of IT Operations, Mike Kail, in California Superior Court, claiming that he “streamed” kickbacks from vendors and funneled them into his personal consulting…
Rank this Week: 1862

Daytona Beach Injury Lawyer Blog

Daytona Beach Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.daytonabeachinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 21

    Be Alert for Signs of Daytona Nursing Home Abuse During Holiday Visit

    Be Alert for Signs of Daytona Nursing Home Abuse During Holiday Visit
    For many nursing home residents, the holidays are a special time because it often means an extended visit from family and friends whom they might not regularly see. But in addition to catching up, loved ones should also be mindful to watch…
  • Dec 18

    Holiday Shopping Falls a Growing Concern Among Merchant

    Holiday Shopping Falls a Growing Concern Among Merchant
    We have yet to encounter a business intent on harming customers who are there to patronize. The problem, however, especially around the holidays, is safety protocol is either not properly developed or overlooked. The result is people get…
  • Dec 14

    Fatal Daytona Truck Crash Blamed on Faulty Tire

    Fatal Daytona Truck Crash Blamed on Faulty Tire
    A woman and her newborn baby were killed several months ago when a Volusia County dump truck crashed into a sport utility vehicle they were occupying. No faulty tires are to blame, which could prove sufficient grounds for a wrongful death…
Rank this Week: 2040

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident…

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury and accidents. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.fortlauderdalecaraccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    South Florida Report: 3 Killed, 4 Injured in 5-Car Chain Reaction Crash

    South Florida Report: 3 Killed, 4 Injured in 5-Car Chain Reaction Crash
    A roaming black bear was reportedly the catalyst for a five-car crash resulting in the death of three good Samaritans and injuries to four others. Authorities report a group of duck hunters from Miami-Dade stopped to help a motorist whose…
  • Dec 15

    Giles v. Eagle Farms, Inc. – Intoxication as Bar to Recovery in On-the-Job Crash

    Giles v. Eagle Farms, Inc. – Intoxication as Bar to Recovery in On-the-Job Crash
    Drunk drivers cause nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities nationally, or about 10,000 people each year. It’s surprising this figure isn’t higher when you consider research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
  • Dec 6

    TEI v. Cruz – Florida Highway Guardrail Danger Highlighted

    TEI v. Cruz – Florida Highway Guardrail Danger Highlighted
    Most people give little thought to the guardrails that line countless highways throughout Florida and across the U.S. The purpose of these devices is to deflect vehicle occupants from careening into opposite lanes of traffic, off dangerous…
Rank this Week: 1758

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Covers premises liability, work related injury claims, and vehicle accident updates. By Chalik & Chalik.

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Report: Minivan Crash Tests Indicate Safety Deficiencie

    Report: Minivan Crash Tests Indicate Safety Deficiencie
    As families prepare to head out on their holiday road trips, many will pile into the quintessential family-friendly vehicle: The minivan. However, a new series of crash tests indicate the vehicle may not be as safe as some may have long…
  • Dec 16

    GEICO v. Gables Insurance – Auto Insurance Policy Language Argued

    GEICO v. Gables Insurance – Auto Insurance Policy Language Argued
    Auto insurance law is complex – even for other insurance companies. This fact was illustrated recently in the case of GEICO v. Gables Insurance Recovery Inc., where an auto insurer and a health care insurer were battling it out in…
  • Dec 12

    Florida Holiday Injuries Send Thousands to E.R. Annually

    Florida Holiday Injuries Send Thousands to E.R. Annually
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It also tends to be one of the most dangerous, with holiday-related injuries sending thousands of Floridians to the hospital each year. The incidents run the gamut: Cooking/burn injuries,…
Rank this Week: 1961

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/
  • Dec 18

    Uber Driver in Massachusetts Accused of Raping Passenger

    Uber Driver in Massachusetts Accused of Raping Passenger
    A Massachusetts Uber driver has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman who had used the ride-sharing service app to request a ride. Authorities have reported that the 46-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday in Cambridge District Court.…
  • Dec 15

    Teen Charged as Adult in Robbery Case

    Teen Charged as Adult in Robbery Case
    The State Attorney’s Office has made the decision to charge a Marion County juvenile as an adult for a robbery that happened last month. According to jail records, at 12:01 a.m. on a Friday night, on his 18th birthday, a teen was…
  • Dec 8

    Clearwater Doctor Charged with Prescription Fraud

    Clearwater Doctor Charged with Prescription Fraud
    A Clearwater doctor has been accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions in order to obtain the controlled substances for herself, according to police. The 50-year-old doctor was arrested Monday at a pain management clinic in Clearwater. She…
Rank this Week: 1737

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    How to Find out if Your Car was Recalled

    How to Find out if Your Car was Recalled
    Fourteen people died, and many more were injured, because of an ignition switch defect in some General Motors' cars. The defect was known by GM's engineers and management for years before the public and the National Highway Traffic Safety…
  • Dec 17

    Driving Towards Distraction: Florida Considers Tougher Texting Law

    Driving Towards Distraction: Florida Considers Tougher Texting Law
    Following the trend among many states such as California, Georgia, and Maryland that have implemented laws against using handheld devices when driving, the Florida state legislature has introduced legislation which would allow police to pull…
  • Dec 15

    Before You Buy: The Hazards of Chinese Drywall in Florida Home

    Before You Buy: The Hazards of Chinese Drywall in Florida Home
    In the final walkthroughs before closing on a house, future homeowners look for tangible signs of damage or decay: no leaks from septic tanks, no cracks in the windows and doors, and no broken or missing roof shingles. More difficult to spot…
Rank this Week: 1181

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    Getting Holiday Cooking Done Right: Avoiding Injury

    Getting Holiday Cooking Done Right: Avoiding Injury
    Cooking is a big part of the holiday season, whether you are trying out new recipes printed in glossy magazines or are making tried-and-true family favorites. While the smells of cookies and other goodies baking is wonderful, cooking for the…
  • Dec 16

    Safe Holiday Shopping for Everyone on Your List

    Safe Holiday Shopping for Everyone on Your List
    If you are shopping for friends and family and checking off your holiday shopping list, you will of course want to make sure that every present you give brings joy. The last thing you want is for a purchase to cause harm or injury.…
  • Dec 11

    Safe Shopping Practice

    Safe Shopping Practice
    While Black Friday is behind us, the injuries reported around the world during these sales are reason enough to brush up on your safe shopping skills. The reality is that at this time of year many premises liability cases in Hollywood and…
Rank this Week: 1499

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida auto accidents, auto insurance, and personal injury claims. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridacaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 18

    The Best Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Driver

    The Best Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Driver
    If you are still shopping for the holidays and have drivers on your list, there are some great last-minute gift ideas that could help the motorists on your list stay safe for years to come: 1) Rear-view cameras. Back-over accidents in Miami…
  • Dec 16

    Sharing Hollywood and Florida Roads with Motorcycle

    Sharing Hollywood and Florida Roads with Motorcycle
    Driving on Hollywood streets means that you have to share the road with others, including truck drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and motorcyclists. Unfortunately, many motorcycle crashes in Hollywood and other South Florida areas happen…
  • Dec 11

    Top 5 Tips to Drive Safely This Holiday Season

    Top 5 Tips to Drive Safely This Holiday Season
    You will probably be on the road between now and the end of December. You may be visiting family or taking care of holiday-related errands or even just doing your usual morning commute. During the next six weeks or so, though, the situation…
Rank this Week: 1163

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/
  • Dec 18

    Former JPMorgan Chase Insider Blows the Whistle

    Former JPMorgan Chase Insider Blows the Whistle
    Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone recently profiled the woman JPMorgan Chase paid one of the largest fines in American history to keep from talking in his article, The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chase’s Worst Nightmare. Alayne…
  • Nov 20

    BofA Underwater Mortgage Cases Hit Supreme Court

    BofA Underwater Mortgage Cases Hit Supreme Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases brought by Bank of America regarding whether a second mortgage on an underwater property can be voided during Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Both cases involve Florida homeowners who sued to void second…
  • Nov 3

    Freddie Mac’s Index Shows Housing Market Improvement

    Freddie Mac’s Index Shows Housing Market Improvement
    According to Freddie Mac, things are looking up for the South Florida housing market. The August Multi-Indicator Market Index (MIMI) ratings, released last Friday, awarded the Miami Metro Area a score of 69.2. While Miami is still 11 points…
Rank this Week: 1531

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Dec 18

    Florida Foreclosures – What’s Happening Now?

    Florida Foreclosures – What’s Happening Now?
    December 2014 update on what we are seeing now with Florida foreclosures and related issues – 1. Foreclosure filings have remained steady in the last few weeks – this observation is based upon the number of calls we are receiving…
  • Dec 16

    Security in Florida Condominums: Privacy Concerns for Condo Owner

    Security in Florida Condominums: Privacy Concerns for Condo Owner
    For many Florida condo owners, one of the reasons they have chosen to live in a condominium community instead of a single family home is because of a feeling of greater security being provided there. There is a safety in numbers, of course.…
  • Dec 9

    When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?

    When Can a Florida Condo Board Authorize and Direct Entry Into Your Condo Unit?
    Florida condominium life is truly its own cultural lifestyle. People move here from all over the nation and all over the world to enjoy our sunsets, our beaches, our unique Florida communities and things to do. Many choose to live in one of…
Rank this Week: 1401

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health care legislation, enforcement and regulation. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 18

    Don’t Ring in the New Year with a HIPAA Audit – Safeguard Yourself Now

    Don’t Ring in the New Year with a HIPAA Audit – Safeguard Yourself Now
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Here’s a scary reminder: There are people attempting to hack into electronic health systems every second of every day. Thankfully, most of…
  • Oct 30

    CMS Extends Waivers under the ACO Shared Savings Program

    CMS Extends Waivers under the ACO Shared Savings Program
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm On November 2, 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) promulgated the interim final rule on fraud and abuse waivers for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) participating in…
  • Oct 21

    Internal Medicine Specialists Should Be Aware of Impending Medicare Audit

    Internal Medicine Specialists Should Be Aware of Impending Medicare Audit
    Coming to a medical practice near you. . . It’s scary, it’s horrible, and it could cost you a lot of money! It’s the dreaded Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) audit. The Horror! The Horror! First Coast Service Options,…
Rank this Week: 1954

South Florida Personal Injury…

South Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Comments on South Florida injury law. By Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A.

http://www.southfloridapersonalinjurylawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1717

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers South Florida car accident, product liability and wrongful death news. By Friedland Law Group.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Dec 16

    Police Involved Motorcycle Accident Leaves a Man in Critical Condtition

    Police Involved Motorcycle Accident Leaves a Man in Critical Condtition
    A Utah motorcycle police officer is in serious condition this week after a brutal crash between his motorcycle and a sports car. The Murray, Utah police officer was struck by a car turning on the street where the motorcycle was cruising,…
  • Dec 1

    Jonathan Friedland Named as One of South Florida's Best Lawyer

    Jonathan Friedland Named as One of South Florida's Best Lawyer
    We are very happy to announce that Jonathan Friedland, Esq., the managing partner of the Friedland Law Group, has just been named as one of South Florida's Top Lawyers in the South Florida Legal Journal. As one of the top legal newsletters,…
  • Nov 12

    Palm Springs Hospital Sexual Assault Lawsuit

    Palm Springs Hospital Sexual Assault Lawsuit
    An unnamed man has sued the Palm Springs Hospital in Hialeah for assault and sexual battery after an incident earlier this year. The lawsuit claims $5 million in damages for the alleged battery. Police questioned and arrested Rene Martinez…
Rank this Week: 1870

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/
Rank this Week: 1713