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Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Jan 27

    Tugboat Accident in East China Highlights Tugboat Risk

    Tugboat Accident in East China Highlights Tugboat Risk
    Tugboats are considered the workhorses of the sea. They might be small, but their powerful engines allow them to pull larger ships and perform other crucial duties, like breaking up sea ice to allow the passage of other boats. Yet, crews…
  • Jan 26

    World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship Under Construction

    World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship Under Construction
    In Fincantieri shipyard in Genoa, Italy, the keel was laid for what is touted to be the most luxurious cruise ship in history. The 750-passenger Regent ship will be an all-suite luxury vessel unlike anything that has come before. The keel…
  • Jan 23

    Home Sweet Home: A Retired Florida Woman Living Aboard a Cruise Ship for 7 Years Shares Her Story

    Home Sweet Home: A Retired Florida Woman Living Aboard a Cruise Ship for 7 Years Shares Her Story
    Cruise vacations can bring wonderful memories when cruise lines take proper safety precautions and when nothing goes wrong—but one woman took her love of cruise vacations to the next level. Lee Wachtstetter is an 86-year-old widow who…
Rank this Week: 93

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jan 27

    People to Avoid When Starting a New Busine

    People to Avoid When Starting a New Busine
    A new business, like a new baby, is constantly growing and needs proper care. One of the things you must think about when starting a business is the people you work with and surround yourself in to conduct that business. These people include…
  • Jan 22

    Terrorists and the U.S. Visa Waiver Program

    Terrorists and the U.S. Visa Waiver Program
    In January of 2015, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson acknowledged that terrorists, European citizens suspected of terrorism, and Europeans who may be linked to terrorism, may use the current visa waiver program, also known as…
  • Jan 20

    Alcohol licensing in Florida and the United State

    Alcohol licensing in Florida and the United State
    U.S. consumers bought over 768 million gallons of wine in 2013, beating out France for the world’s biggest wine market, according to Daily Mail. The United States is still, however, behind France in consumption per head. This trend…
Rank this Week: 844

The Lien Zone Construction Law…

The Lien Zone Construction Law Blog

The Lien Zone is a construction law blog for Florida contractors. It includes forms, infographics, videos and articles.

http://www.thelienzone.com
  • Jan 27

    Lien Releases: Risky Busine

    Lien Releases: Risky Busine
    In the classic 1976 suspense film, Marathon Man, the villain repeatedly asks a young Dustin Hoffman, is it safe – is it safe? Hoffman didn’t know the answer and as a result suffered some significant unpleasantness. Contractors and…
  • Jan 13

    OSHA’s new rules for 2015: More Reports; More Quickly

    OSHA’s new rules for 2015: More Reports; More Quickly
    While some industries are not required to keep OSHA injury and illness records unless specifically requested to do so, all employers, including those partially exempted because of their size or classification, must now report to OSHA any work…
  • Jan 6

    Jobsite Brainstorm: Whose Good Idea Was That?

    Jobsite Brainstorm: Whose Good Idea Was That?
    You develop a better mousetrap – possibly a faster way to fabricate certain construction materials at the project site. Who owns that idea? The U.S. Supreme Court answered that question more than 100 years ago, recognizing that the…
Rank this Week: 1043

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Jan 26

    What You Should Know About Florida Bankruptcy

    What You Should Know About Florida Bankruptcy
    December 2014 Florida Bankruptcy Rates Florida bankruptcies in December 2014 increased 6% over November 2014, and were down 10% from December 2013 according to the American Bankruptcy Institute. The total number of Florida Chapter 7 cases was…
  • Jan 13

    Lanigan & Lanigan Tackles Florida Bankruptcies: Final in Serie

    Lanigan & Lanigan Tackles Florida Bankruptcies: Final in Serie
    The History of Florida Law Firm Lanigan and Lanigan Winter Park Florida attorney Eric Lanigan shares the final part of the Lanigan and Lanigan law firm story. The firm was practicing business and civil law, real estate litigation, securities…
  • Jan 12

    Attorney Eric Lanigan Handles Bankruptcies, Securities Fraud: Part 2 of 3

    Attorney Eric Lanigan Handles Bankruptcies, Securities Fraud: Part 2 of 3
    The Story of Law Firm Lanigan and Lanigan Winter Park, Florida, attorney Eric Lanigan shares the story of how the law firm Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L., was incepted and how it grew into the agency that it is today. Eric has practiced Florida…
Rank this Week: 4062

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Jan 26

    Five Things to Know - Florida Medical Marijuana - Complete Text of Proposed 2015 Law

    Five Things to Know - Florida Medical Marijuana - Complete Text of Proposed 2015 Law
    Five Things to Know About the Florida Medical Marijuana Act of 2015 Florida Medical Marijuana Complete Text of Proposed 2015 LawThe new law proposed in Florida may be known as  “The Florida Medical Marijuana Act.” Yesterday,…
  • Dec 27

    Death of a Weed Dealer - Tampa, Florida

    Death of a Weed Dealer - Tampa, Florida
    Tampa, Florida -  $2.00 Worth of Weed, an urban assault vehicle, and a death - Confidential Informant Turns on Tampa Drug Cops-  they say, "A C.I. is credible, and their information is verifiable, until they no longer…
  • Oct 30

    Drug Dog Sniffs - Bo the Dog Busts his Owner

    Drug Dog Sniffs - Bo the Dog Busts his Owner
    Drug Dog SniffsDrug Dog Search Update - Breaking news that an unwitting dog helped police bust his owner. The cops were chasing a drug suspect who hid in tall grass. The narcs had noticed the suspect had a dog. For those playing along at…
Rank this Week: 716

Upchurch Watson White & Max Blog

Upchurch Watson White & Max Blog

Covers mediation.

http://www.uww-adr.com/category/blog
  • Jan 26

    Law School Exercise Challenges Stereotypes, Assumption

    Law School Exercise Challenges Stereotypes, Assumption
    During our third week of class, I created a new exercise to help my students identify stereotypes and learn to refrain from prejudging other people. I asked the students to characterize the homes in which they were raised and to share one…
  • Jan 20

    Law School Professor/Mediator Feels More at Home

    Law School Professor/Mediator Feels More at Home
    What a difference seven days can make. During my second week as a law school professor, I felt much more confident in my abilities at the lectern. In no small part, that was because none of my students dropped the course after hearing me…
  • Jan 14

    Checking off a Bucket List Item: Teaching Law School Cla

    Checking off a Bucket List Item: Teaching Law School Cla
    I have always wanted to teach a law school class. So, when the Dean of Academic Affairs at FAMU College of Law called to invite me to teach a course about mediation, I jumped at the opportunity. After 23 years as a practicing lawyer, I am…
Rank this Week: 2465

Florida Personal Injury Attorney…

Florida Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Florida personal injury topics such as auto, truck, motorcycle, and bicycle accidents, as well as insurance. By the Law Offices of Lazarus and Lazarus.

http://www.floridapersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Cruise Ship Crime Statistics and Crime Prevention

    Cruise Ship Crime Statistics and Crime Prevention
    We live in an era of instant information. With a simple click we can instantly find a recipe for apple pie or learn Babe Ruth’s lifetime batting average. (It was .342) In certain instances, like finding information about the cruise ship…
  • Jan 19

    Pharmacy Negligence in Florida

    Pharmacy Negligence in Florida
    When it comes to medical malpractice, most people think only of lawsuits against doctors and hospitals accused of failing to provide proper care. A significant, but largely unrecognized, health care provider who plays a big role in ensuring…
  • Jan 6

    Near-Drowning Raises Cruise Ship Safety Concern

    Near-Drowning Raises Cruise Ship Safety Concern
    A tragic near-drowning incident this past weekend aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship has left a 4-year-old boy in critical condition at a Fort Lauderdale, Florida hospital. While the event is still being investigated, it is important to…
Rank this Week: 1975

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Association Board Member Education

    Association Board Member Education
    By Eduardo J. ValdesWith the New Year in full effect and new board members being elected, it is time to get caught up on all things community association. As of 2013, all condominium and HOA board members are required to become certified…
  • Jan 22

    Changes to Construction Defect Claims Process Being Considered by Florida Legislature Create Concerns for Associations, Property Owner

    Changes to Construction Defect Claims Process Being Considered by Florida Legislature Create Concerns for Associations, Property Owner
    By Georg KetelhohnDeveloped with the assistance of the South Florida Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, House of Representatives Bill 87 seeks to amend Chapter 558, Florida Statutes, in an effort to help contractors and…
  • Jan 19

    Elections 101

    Elections 101
    By Laura Manning-HudsonWith the new year comes new plans, new resolutions and . . . elections. For many community associations election season is well under way and, as easy as an election may seem (go out, get the votes, and count the…
Rank this Week: 4587

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law in Florida. By Pawuk & Pawuk, P.A.

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Juvenile Car Burglarie

    Juvenile Car Burglarie
    One of the most common juvenile crimes that I see are juvenile car burglaries.  These frequently happen in neighborhoods where kids may be walking around at night and trying to open up unlocked cars looking for loose change or…
  • Dec 14

    Occasional, Infrequent ‘Alarms’ from Ankle Monitoring Device Not Enough to Violate Probation

    Occasional, Infrequent ‘Alarms’ from Ankle Monitoring Device Not Enough to Violate Probation
    Most of us have known the frustration of trying to keep our cell phones charged. A recent smartphone commercial playfully mocks the “wall huggers” who are tethered to electrical outlets at airports and other public venues. For one…
  • Dec 11

    Beware: Ignoring Your Arrest Warrant Will Not Make It Go Away

    Beware: Ignoring Your Arrest Warrant Will Not Make It Go Away
    Those who study the social sciences may speak of the “Ostrich effect,” or information aversion, which is the technique of dealing with risky situations by pretending they don’t exist. The name comes from the old myth that…
Rank this Week: 2917

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

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

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 26

    Court: BigLaw firms missed $1.5B error, erasing JPMorgan's security interest in GM loan

    Court: BigLaw firms missed $1.5B error, erasing JPMorgan's security interest in GM loan
    ". . . .The problems began when a partner at Mayer Brown instructed an associate to draft documents to release the bank’s security interest in $300 million in financing that GM was paying off, according to opinion. The associate…
  • Jan 18

    After Sony hack attack, companies are curtailing email use and storage

    After Sony hack attack, companies are curtailing email use and storage
    "After a stunning attack late last year by hackers who stole and publicly released a wide array of confidential Sony Pictures documents, business executives are rethinking their approach to confidential information...'Sony would have fared…
  • Jan 9

    Dorothy F. Easley Honored as an Expert in Appeal

    Dorothy F. Easley Honored as an Expert in Appeal
    Dorothy F. Easley, Attorney of Easley Appellate Practice, P.L.L.C., has been recognized for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in appellate law.Ms. Easley has 20 years of professional experience as an appellate attorney, and…
Rank this Week: 4171

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

Covers developments in labor & employment law. By Akerman Senterfitt LLP.

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Jan 26

    Employers Cannot Rely on Timekeeping Policies as a Defense to FLSA Claim

    Employers Cannot Rely on Timekeeping Policies as a Defense to FLSA Claim
    POSTED BY Richard D. Tuschman ON January 26, 2015 An employee's violation of timekeeping policies is not a defense to a Fair Labor Standards Act claim, if the employer knows or has reason to know that an employee underreported his…
  • Jan 20

    New York Trial Court Provides Guidance on Application of Corrections Law Factor

    New York Trial Court Provides Guidance on Application of Corrections Law Factor
    POSTED BY CHRIS LEPORE  ON JANUARY 20, 2015 It should come as no surprise to New York employers that making an employment decision based on an applicant or employee's criminal background can be unlawful. See N.Y. Corr. Law §…
  • Jan 16

    Home Health Care Remains Affordable: New Companionship Exemption Rules Overturned

    Home Health Care Remains Affordable: New Companionship Exemption Rules Overturned
    POSTED BY RICHARD D. TUSCHMAN, J. EVERETT WILSON & SHAYLA N. WALDON ON JANUARY 16, 2015 A federal court has invalidated the U.S. Department of Labor's ("DOL") amended rule that would have extended minimum wage and overtime protections to…
Rank this Week: 1021

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 774

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/
  • Jan 26

    Schwartz v. Wal-Mart – New Negligence Trial Denied

    Schwartz v. Wal-Mart – New Negligence Trial Denied
    In any personal injury claim, the very basics of what must be proven are: Duty of care Breach of that duty Causation Damages Explained more thoroughly, defendant must owe plaintiff a specific duty of care. That duty of care must have somehow…
  • Jan 21

    Heco v. Foster Motors – Product Liability Claim After Crash

    Heco v. Foster Motors – Product Liability Claim After Crash
    People who are injured as a result of a defective vehicle (or vehicle part) may have grounds on which to assert a successful product liability claim. This has become an increasingly common plaintiff strategy in recent years, in large part…
  • Jan 11

    Bagley v. Mt. Bachelor, Inc. – Liability Release Deemed Unconscionable

    Bagley v. Mt. Bachelor, Inc. – Liability Release Deemed Unconscionable
    Florida may not have snow or mountains, but vacationers here likely have one thing in common with plaintiffs in an Oregon case alleging staff negligence while snowboarding: Liability waivers. There are many opportunities for visitors (and…
Rank this Week: 1264

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Jan 26

    Miami partner Daniel E. Vielleville to speak at International Law Section’s ILAT Conference

    Miami partner Daniel E. Vielleville to speak at International Law Section’s ILAT Conference
    The Florida Bar’s International Law Section is holding its annual International Litigation, Arbitration and Transaction (ILAT) Conference  on February 27, 2015.  Miami partner Daniel E. Vielleville, head of our Latin American…
  • Jan 23

    Litigation Partner Eric N. Assouline to Speak at Circuit Court Boot Camp CLE

    Litigation Partner Eric N. Assouline to Speak at Circuit Court Boot Camp CLE
    Eric N. Assouline, Litigation Partner of The Business Law Firm Assouline & Berlowe, P.A., has been again invited to present as a panelist at the upcoming Circuit Court Boot Camp for Practical Trial Litigation Skills.  Mr. Assouline…
  • Jan 22

    Patent Claim Construction: SCOTUS says – Do Not Disturb!

    Patent Claim Construction: SCOTUS says – Do Not Disturb!
    Society at large is becoming very familiar with patents from shows like The Shark Tank.  Investors repeatedly want to know if your new company has a product that is protected.  Meaning, can you stop someone else in the marketplace…
Rank this Week: 1475

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Jan 25

    Visa Accordé au Jambon de Bayonne

    Visa Accordé au Jambon de Bayonne
    Et voici que le jambon de Bayonne traverse l’Atlantique et sera bientôt sur bien des tables américaines. Ce sera une découverte bien sympathique pour les papilles de l’Oncle Sam. Les premiers jambons sont…
  • Jan 18

    2015 Prise de Rendez-vous Pour Séance de Planification de Votre Société en Floride

    2015 Prise de Rendez-vous Pour Séance de Planification de Votre Société en Floride
    Comme 2014 est terminé et que 2015 a commencé, c’est le bon moment pour jeter un oeil sur vos affaires et de déterminer comment faire pour les pousser dans la prochaine année et comment faire mieux dans votre…
  • Jan 15

    ITIN et Impôts Américains pour les Contribuables Etranger

    ITIN et Impôts Américains pour les Contribuables Etranger
    Un Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) (Numéro d’Identification Fiscale Individuel) permet à un contribuable étranger de faire une déclaration de revenu auprès de l’IRS. Il y a eu plus de…
Rank this Week: 595

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

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

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Jan 25

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case

    Court Allows Punitive Damages Claim against NCL & NCL America in a Personal Injury Case
    A Miami-Dade court this week has allowed Brais, Brais & Rusak's client to bring a punitive damages claim against NCL and NCL America. In this case, our client suffered significant cervical and neurological injuries when she fell after…
  • Jan 18

    Injured Minnesota Cruise Passenger Hires BBR Law Firm

    Injured Minnesota Cruise Passenger Hires BBR Law Firm
    The cruise injury law firm of Brais, Brais & Rusak filed a lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Curies for injuries sustained on a tour excursion. The Complaint filed in Federal Court alleges a Minnesota couple decided to take an East Asian…
  • Dec 30

    Injured Viking River Cruise Passenger Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak Law Firm

    Injured Viking River Cruise Passenger Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak Law Firm
    The cruise injury law firm of Brais, Brais & Rusak has been retained to represent a Texas woman who was injured while on a Viking river cruise. The incident occurred when a rope was not properly secured causing the woman to trip and…
Rank this Week: 894

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    Felony Murder in Florida

    Felony Murder in Florida
    Felony Murder in Florida: Charges For a Homicide That Someone Else Committed First degree murder. It’s the most serious of Florida’s homicide crimes carrying two potential sentences, both of them bleak, death sentence or life…
  • Jan 14

    Jacksonville Public Defender Under Fire

    Jacksonville Public Defender Under Fire
    In the summer of 2013, allegations surfaced regarding possible misconduct by Matt Shirk, the Public Defender for the 4th Judicial Circuit which covers Duval, Clay, and Nassau counties. The allegations largely centered on Shirk’s hiring…
  • Jan 2

    Arrested in Jacksonville over the Holidays?

    Arrested in Jacksonville over the Holidays?
    Have You Been Arrested In Jacksonville? The winter holidays are simultaneously a joyous and stressful time of the year. With more parties and family gatherings than any other time of the year, many people often find themselves out of their…
Rank this Week: 2427

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

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

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Jan 25

    In sickness and in health

    In sickness and in health
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase, is reputed to be a decisive person with a strong personality.  Of course, that shouldn’t be news to anyone who follows business or who knows what it takes to be CEO of…
  • Jan 20

    Update to the JOBS Act? Probably not…

    Update to the JOBS Act? Probably not…
    Posted By: David C. Scileppi   On January 14th, the House passed H.R. 37 “Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Business Burdens Act.”  Although passed with some support from the Democrats (29 votes, which in these…
  • Jan 17

    Shock and awe at the SEC (and turning it into chicken salad)

    Shock and awe at the SEC (and turning it into chicken salad)
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm Something shocking happened at the SEC yesterday.  SEC Chair Mary Jo White directed the SEC Staff to review its long-standing position on when a shareholder proposal conflicts with a company proposal and may be…
Rank this Week: 3757

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Jan 24

    February Oral Arguments: Public Records, Sexual Intercourse, and Bond Validation

    February Oral Arguments: Public Records, Sexual Intercourse, and Bond Validation
    Jacek Stramski The Supreme Court’s February oral argument calendar was just released and a handful of cases will present especially interesting questions to the Court. On February 3, the Court will hear Board of Trustees, Jacksonville,…
  • Jan 17

    Secret Recordings Made by Alleged Victim of Sexual Abuse Prohibited As Evidence

    Secret Recordings Made by Alleged Victim of Sexual Abuse Prohibited As Evidence
    Regina Keenan On December 11, 2014, the Florida Supreme Court unanimously decided McDade v. State (13-1248). McDade was arrested and charged with various sex crimes after his then sixteen-year-old stepdaughter (Alleged Victim) reported to the…
  • Dec 29

    All the Court Wants for Christmas is 35 Judgeship

    All the Court Wants for Christmas is 35 Judgeship
    Jacek Stramski On December 22, 2014, the Supreme Court addressed a holiday wish list to the Legislature pursuant to its constitutional duty to provide an annual report on the need for additional judges. In re: Certification of Need for…
Rank this Week: 2963

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!

    Breaking: New Minimum Wages Affects all Floridians!
    Effective January 1, 2015, Florida’s minimum wage is $8.05 per hour. Tipped employees must be paid at least $5.03 per hour. Need help complying with federal or Florida wage laws? Are you owed money from your employer for minimum wage or…
  • Mar 29

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
Rank this Week: 4872

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Covers qui tam and employment law. By The Whistleblower Law Firm.

http://www.federalwhistleblowerlawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    OSHA Orders Pilot be Reinstated after Alleged Whistleblower Retaliation

    OSHA Orders Pilot be Reinstated after Alleged Whistleblower Retaliation
    Whistleblowers take personal and professional risks when they draw attention to improper or illegal activity. Whistleblower protection laws are designed to protect these individuals against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. A…
  • Jan 17

    Arbitration Clause Cannot Give One Party Sole Discretion to Pick Arbitrator

    Arbitration Clause Cannot Give One Party Sole Discretion to Pick Arbitrator
    Plaintiffs, including whistleblowers, can be subject to arbitration clauses contained in agreements. An arbitration clause is a portion of a contract that requires parties to resolve any disputes through an arbitration process rather than…
  • Jan 12

    Whistleblowers in Intelligence Fields Like the CIA

    Whistleblowers in Intelligence Fields Like the CIA
    Whistleblower laws are put into place to provide protection and, in some cases, rewards to individuals who bring information concerning illegal activity to the attention of authorities who can curb or end such activity. The law forbids a…
Rank this Week: 1597

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jan 24

    South Florida Ex-Convict Faces Federal Weapons Charge

    South Florida Ex-Convict Faces Federal Weapons Charge
    Michael Paul Watkins of Inverness had successfully escaped from custody previously on two separate occasions after being convicted for the crime of fondling and handling a minor under the age of sixteen years in Florida State Court. He was…
  • Dec 10

    Miami Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Revenge Killing

    Miami Woman Sentenced to Life in Prison for Revenge Killing
    When police responded to a 911 call made by an agitated North Miami woman whose husband was murdered while playing with the couple’s 20 month old son the previous month, they found the bullet riddled body of Ilam Nissim who had been…
  • Nov 26

    US District Court to Hear Convoluted Murder for Hire Case

    US District Court to Hear Convoluted Murder for Hire Case
    Fred Topous Jr. is a registered sex offender who pleaded guilty in 1999 to the charge of assault with intent to penetrate a thirteen year old minor female who just happened to be his boss’s daughter. He can easily be labelled a career…
Rank this Week: 1602

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Covers injury law. By Law Offices of Robert Dixon.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblawg.com/
  • Jan 23

    Injuries must be Compensable in Florida Negligence Case

    Injuries must be Compensable in Florida Negligence Case
    It may seem rather obvious that when you are involved in an accident, there must be quantifiable injuries for you to be able to receive compensation. This simply means you must have sustained harm that can be remedied through…
  • Jan 23

    Insurance Coverage Issues in Florida Child Drowning Case

    Insurance Coverage Issues in Florida Child Drowning Case
    Due to the Florida climate, outdoor activities in the state are common all year round. Swimming pools are common in Florida homes and apartment complexes. In fact, many community associations attract buyers and renters with swimming pools on…
  • Jan 23

    Insurance Company Made to Pay Sanctions for Driver’s Misrepresentation

    Insurance Company Made to Pay Sanctions for Driver’s Misrepresentation
    Insurance companies fight claims and resist paying out their clients all the time. Dealing with an insurance company can be stressful and cumbersome. In some cases, insurance companies engage in misconduct to get out of paying claims. Robert…
Rank this Week: 1563

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/
Rank this Week: 3307

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

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

http://www.newmiamiblog.com/
  • Jan 23

    2015 Economic Outlook. Blue Skies Ahead.

    2015 Economic Outlook. Blue Skies Ahead.
    Renowned economist Hugh F. Kelly (PhD, CRE), Clinical Professor in New York University’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and the 2014 national Chairman of The Counselors of Real Estate, led a discussion at a CREW-Miami luncheon…
  • Jan 21

    Transit Oriented Development Critical to Metropolitan Growth

    Transit Oriented Development Critical to Metropolitan Growth
    Urban Development: Faster Greener Commutes Key to Sustained City Growth, a report released in October 2014 by Cushman & Wakefield, provided insight into Transit Oriented Development as it explored “the consequences of rapid…
  • Jan 20

    Real Estate Joint Venture Tip

    Real Estate Joint Venture Tip
    A recent New York Times article described the increased presence of New York developers in the South Florida condominium market. The fact is that Miami real estate market has always been a seductive one for out of state developers, and…
Rank this Week: 3639

Gallagher & Associates Law…

Gallagher & Associates Law Firm

Covers Florida foreclosure law.

http://gallagherlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1006

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: 1739

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/
  • Jan 22

    Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loans May Be Changing?

    Bankruptcy Relief for Student Loans May Be Changing?
    Today, a legislator introduced a bill to treat student loan debt as other unsecured debt in a bankruptcy filing. This would be huge! As everyone knows, a bill isn't a law and it could be awhile, but if this gains steam, we may have some…
  • Jan 19

    Update on Stripping Second Mortgages and HOA Liens in the Middle District Tampa Div. Florida Bankruptcy Court

    Update on Stripping Second Mortgages and HOA Liens in the Middle District Tampa Div. Florida Bankruptcy Court
    We are still able to strip second mortgages in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy here in Tampa Bay. However, there is a risk that the window of opportunity may be closing. Bank of America has filed several challenges to the U.S. Supreme Court in the…
  • Nov 22

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!

    Debtors' Ability to Strip Second Mortgages: the Door May Be Slammed Shut Soon so File Now!
    As a Florida consumer bankruptcy attorney, we have been able to remove and strip off second mortgages due to the 11th Circuit's decision in McNeal a couple years back. It is the only Circuit in the country that allows for a second mortgage…
Rank this Week: 3412

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

Florida Construction Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4634

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/
Rank this Week: 1618

Scott and Fenderson Law Blog

Scott and Fenderson Law Blog

Covers Florida accident law.

http://www.scottandfenderson.typepad.com/
  • Jan 22

    SPYING ON YOUR SPOUSE - SHOULD YOU DO IT?

    SPYING ON YOUR SPOUSE - SHOULD YOU DO IT?
    In my practice as a divorce lawyer, I occasionally have a client tell me that he, or she, has been spying on their spouse, and has some potentially damaging evidence. Spying may be in the form of recording telephone calls,...
  • Jan 5

    Florida recognizes same-sex marriage.

    Florida recognizes same-sex marriage.
    The first same-sex marriages to take effect on January 6, 2015. A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Florida banned same-sex marriage by statute in 1977 and added a prohibition on the recognition of marriages from other jurisdictions in 1997. In 1997,…
  • Dec 29

    IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO WHEN IN CONTACT WITH POLICE

    IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO WHEN IN CONTACT WITH POLICE
    With all the recent allegations of civil rights violations by police across the country, I thought it might be good to review some important actions to take if you find yourself in contact with the police. Remember officers' badge and...
Rank this Week: 4008

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A.

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

    Compensation and Disability Checks under the Longshore Act

    Compensation and Disability Checks under the Longshore Act
    If you are a longshoreman, and are injured on the job, you will be entitled to compensation for missed time from work (lost wages) due to your injuries. The Longshore compensation system is based off of your earnings for the fifty-two (52)…
  • Jul 18

    Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case

    Proving Negligence in a Slip and Fall Case
      Florida Statutes, Section 768.0755, which became effective July 1, 2010, provides that: (1) If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business…
  • Apr 28

    Calculating Average Weekly Wage Under the Defense Base Act, or AWW under DBA

    Calculating Average Weekly Wage Under the Defense Base Act, or AWW under DBA
    It is vitally important to calculate the average weekly wage (AWW) following an on the job injury in a Defense Base Act (DBA) claim.  It is of utmost importance that the AWW be calculated correctly, because the AWW controls how much…
Rank this Week: 2472

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3741

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Covers brain and other catastrophic injuries . By Leesfield Scolaro.

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blawg.com/
  • Jan 22

    Fatal hit and run in key biscayne caused by alcohol and cell phone use

    Fatal hit and run in key biscayne caused by alcohol and cell phone use
    Yesterday, we reported on the tragic accident that took the life of a bicyclist and seriously injured another in a hit and run accident that occurred in Key Biscayne in the early morning hours. In the last 24 hours, police has released…
  • Jan 21

    Fatal hit and run of two bicyclists in Key Biscayne

    Fatal hit and run of two bicyclists in Key Biscayne
    Early this morning, two bicyclists were ran over by a motor vehicle in Key Biscayne. Police has advised that the driver who struck the bicyclists fled the scene, yet investigators have since indicated that the alleged driver was currently in…
  • Dec 22

    A year of growth in many way

    A year of growth in many way
    We hope you noticed that Leesfield & Partners, P.A. is now Leesfield Scolaro, P.A., recognizing Tom Scolaro's 15-year career at our firm which began as a law clerk and research assistant. Tom has excelled in every way recognized by the…
Rank this Week: 3243

Ocala Injury Lawyers Blog

Ocala Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law. By Dean Law Firm, LLC.

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

    Canadian Motorcyclist Killed in Accident in Florida

    Canadian Motorcyclist Killed in Accident in Florida
    Early last week, a Canadian motorcyclist was killed when a car entered the lane that the motorcyclist was occupying. According to a local Florida news report, the Canadian resident was driving his motorcycle with a passenger east on SR 72…
  • Jan 15

    Large Settlement for Florida Trucker Involved in Crash

    Large Settlement for Florida Trucker Involved in Crash
    A large settlement has been reached for a trucker who was involved in an accident approximately three years ago. According to a local Florida newspaper article, the accident occurred in a parking lot of a well-known ice cream establishment in…
  • Jan 14

    Young Floridian Killed in Elevator Looking For Pet

    Young Floridian Killed in Elevator Looking For Pet
    Early last week, a young boy was unfortunately killed in a tragic accident while he was looking for his pet hamster. A local Florida newspaper reported that the boy was 12 years old and lived in Bradenton, Florida. The young child’s pet…
Rank this Week: 2262

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jan 21

    What are the Risks of Purchasing a Tax Deed in Florida?

    What are the Risks of Purchasing a Tax Deed in Florida?
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. It’s important to know that when you purchase a tax deed in Florida, that the title to the property is not immediately insurable and is not considered legally marketable. In fact, if a tax deed has been of…
  • Jan 14

    January 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    January 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Adverse Possession Under Color of Title Frazier v. Goszczynski, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D2133, (Fla. 5th DCA 2014) Goszczynski owned certain real property. He became delinquent in paying the ad valorem taxes. Frazier, as…
  • Dec 2

    December 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    December 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Charging Lien not allowed on Homestead Felice v. Southerland Pullen Law, PLLC, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D2232 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014) In dissolution of marriage proceedings, the retainer agreement signed by the former husband…
Rank this Week: 2279

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

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

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Jan 21

    Driver Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges After Hitting Two Cyclist

    Driver Arrested on Drunk Driving Charges After Hitting Two Cyclist
    As a follow up to my earlier post, what we all thought was confirmed when Alejandro Alvarez, 21, a University of Maryland student who said he had been out all night at a Miami Beach club was arrested on drunk-driving and manslaughter charges.…
  • Jan 21

    Yet Again Two more Cylists Struck On Key Biscayne

    Yet Again Two more Cylists Struck On Key Biscayne
    While the names  may change, the story is always the same.  A young driver in his 20s returning home at 5:15 a.m., (who investigators suspect may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash) hits and kills…
  • Jan 13

    What is Adhesive Capsuliti

    What is Adhesive Capsuliti
    Adhesive Capsulitis Many of us take movement for granted. We use our fingers, hands, wrists, elbows, shoulders, waists, knees, ankles, and numerous other joints and muscles on a daily basis and often do not stop to consider what life would be…
Rank this Week: 1073

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

Covers injury law in Florida. By The Madalon Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.floridainjuryattorney-blog.com/
  • Jan 21

    Horse Riding Accidents: Understanding Equestrian Accident Law

    Horse Riding Accidents: Understanding Equestrian Accident Law
    Horses are large and often unpredictable animals, and equestrian activities involve inherent risks. There may be variable ground surface and subsurface conditions; collisions with other horses or stationary objects; negligent behaviors or…
  • Sep 15

    Hotel Accidents and Injuries: When is the hotel responsible?

    Hotel Accidents and Injuries: When is the hotel responsible?
    Florida is by far one of the most popular vacation and tourism destinations. However, when a person goes on vacation, the last thing he or she expects is to suffer a terrible injury while staying in a hotel or resort. Under Florida statutory…
  • Sep 5

    Prescription Painkiller Patche

    Prescription Painkiller Patche
    Generally speaking most of us have used a patch in one form or another, maybe a nicotine patch to aid in a smoking cessation program, maybe a birth control patch to aid in contraception, or maybe more commonly an over the counter Icy-Hot…
Rank this Week: 2934

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Jan 21

    New Streamlined Procedures for Foreign Bank Account Violater

    New Streamlined Procedures for Foreign Bank Account Violater
    IRS Gives Big Break to Non-Willful Foreign Bank Account Holders On June 18th, 2014, the IRS announced that it had put in place new procedures for foreign bank account holders that effectively reduce the delinquency... Read More The post New…
  • Sep 3

    A Case for the Corporate Income Tax?

    A Case for the Corporate Income Tax?
    My old blogging friend, Joe Kristan, of Roth & Company has published his “Fight the Power” edition of Tax Roundup. In this case, the power to be fought isn’t the federal government, but private corporations.... Read…
  • Sep 1

    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipe

    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipe
    Actor Wesley Snipes went to jail for three years for failing to file his federal income tax returns. This should be a cautionary tale to any American or United States resident who has not filed... Read More The post Failing to File a Tax…
Rank this Week: 2388

Constitutional & Legal Education…

Constitutional & Legal Education News

Covers constitutional and legal issues in a non-lawyerly way. By David J. Shestokas.

http://www.shestokas.com/
  • Jan 20

    Text of Tea Party Response to State of the Union Addre

    Text of Tea Party Response to State of the Union Addre
    Text of Tea Party Response to the State of the Union Address Delivered by Congressman Curt Clawson (R-FL) Good evening. My name is Curt Clawson. I’m both humbled and grateful to the Tea Party Express for this opportunity tonight.…
  • Dec 31

    Sixth Amendment Right to Be Informed of Charge

    Sixth Amendment Right to Be Informed of Charge
    It certainly seems obvious and fair that when the government charges someone with a crime that the person be told what law he has violated and what he did to violate that law.  That a government does not always conduct itself in a fair…
  • Dec 4

    Sixth Amendment’s Right to a Jury in Criminal Case

    Sixth Amendment’s Right to a Jury in Criminal Case
    The list of colonial grievances against King George included in the Declaration of Independence: “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: … He has abdicated Government here…” In Article III,…
Rank this Week: 2918

South Florida Personal Injury…

South Florida Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and products liability. By Rubenstein Law.

http://www.southfloridapersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 20

    There's More Than Chocolate in My Chocolate

    There's More Than Chocolate in My Chocolate
    By Carlos Gonzalez of Rubenstein Law Chocolate? Yum! No matter how you might feel after indulging in chocolate, we all agree that it is delicious. Jo Brand, an English comedian, once said what we are all thinking: "Anything is good if it's…
  • Oct 28

    Shrapnel from Airbags Linked to At Least 4 Death

    Shrapnel from Airbags Linked to At Least 4 Death
    By Carlos Gonzalez of Rubenstein Law Takata might not be a company as popular as Sony, Apple, or Google, but today it should be. Earlier this year, this manufacturer of automotive safety components recalled all vehicles equipped with a…
  • Oct 8

    Contributory Negligence - General Motors Ignition Problem

    Contributory Negligence - General Motors Ignition Problem
    By Carlos Gonzalez of Rubenstein Law October 24, 2006 was supposed to be a typical Tuesday for Natasha Weigel, Amy Rademaker, and Megan Ungar-Kerns as they returned from their local Wal-Mart. Their evening took a turn for the worst when…
Rank this Week: 3533

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

The Thorpe Law Firm, P.A.

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

http://www.thorpelawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jan 20

    LDK Files Bankruptcy

    LDK Files Bankruptcy
    Chinese solar cell maker LDK Solar Co. defaulted on its bonds last year and filed bankruptcy in the United States in an effort to continue restructuring efforts already in motion in The Cayman Islands and Hong Kong. Based in Xinyu, ……
  • Jan 5

    Apparel Retailer Delia’s Files for Bankruptcy

    Apparel Retailer Delia’s Files for Bankruptcy
    Struggling New York-based retailer Delia’s – a clothing chain which caters to teen girls, has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is currently liquidating all merchandise after attempts to find a buyer failed. Founded in 1993,…
  • Nov 11

    Settlement Pending in Detroit Bankruptcy Case

    Settlement Pending in Detroit Bankruptcy Case
    Judge Steven Rhodes began hearing final arguments on the Detroit bankruptcy case on October 27. At that time, the judge said he would deliver a decision on November 7 to either reject or approve the city’s plan. If that schedule…
Rank this Week: 2958

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/
  • Jan 20

    ATF Approval times reduced to less than 6 month

    ATF Approval times reduced to less than 6 month
    Today, the ATF stated that the time to process paper Form 1 and Form 4s - 6 months. Our feeling is that the backlog for paper forms is closer to 4 months when you consider that the eForms are only...
  • Jan 19

    Gun Trusts for those on Probation (even for Driving)

    Gun Trusts for those on Probation (even for Driving)
    In Florida, it is illegal for an individual to be on probation to own, possess, or use a firearm without permission of a Judge and his or her probation officer. While initially, this may sound reasonable because in our minds...
  • Jan 16

    OPEN LETTER ON THE REDESIGN OF "STABILIZING BRACES"

    OPEN LETTER ON THE REDESIGN OF "STABILIZING BRACES"
    The Firearms and Ammunition Technology Division (FATD), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has received inquiries from the public concerning the proper use of devices recently marketed as "stabilizing braces."…
Rank this Week: 1986

Florida Construction Law Group…

Florida Construction Law Group Blog

By the Law Office of Ray Garcia, P.A.

http://floridaconstructionlawgroup.com/fclg-blog/
  • Jan 20

    Investing in a Condo Project? Avoid These Five Common Mistake

    Investing in a Condo Project? Avoid These Five Common Mistake
    Your next real estate investment needs to be thought out carefully. Taking the plunge into an unknown opportunity is far too risky, particularly here in South Florida, as many investors have learned the hard way over the last decade. To…
  • Jan 10

    Florida Construction Law: What Is a Construction Defect and What Can I Do About It?

    Florida Construction Law: What Is a Construction Defect and What Can I Do About It?
    A construction defect is a condition that lowers the value of a home, condominium, or similar property. This defect can be in workmanship or design, or be connected to land movement. There are two principal defect categories that allow…
  • Dec 23

    Construction Contracts: Four Mistakes to Avoid

    Construction Contracts: Four Mistakes to Avoid
    Whether you are the contractor or the owner in a construction project, having a good contract in place before any work is started is absolutely essential.  It will help to make sure everyone is on the same page so there is no confusion…
Rank this Week: 992

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 265