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Black's Law

Black's Law

Roy Black blogs his thoughts, tells his stories and writes his blog to help him think and work out ideas.

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Bulldogging in Miami

    Bulldogging in Miami
    Naturally I read the legal commentary following Nel's cross of Pistorius. Most lawyers were critical, labeling Nel's sarcasm and bullying as argumentative and thus objectionable in a US court. While I generally agree with those observations,…
  • May 31

    Be Like LeBron

    Be Like LeBron
    Last night I watched the Miami Heat crush the Indiana pacers to win the Eastern Conference Finals. This victory was notable for two reasons: the Pacers were designed to beat the Heat and their defense specifically created to stop LeBron…
  • May 27

    Risky Busine

    Risky Busine
    At the last NBA All-Star game SAP unveiled a player-efficiency software program called SportVU. It records every movement of a player during a game. It plots 792,000 data points -- shooting, rebounding, defensive efficiency, spacing on the…
Rank this Week: 3135

Pearson Bitman Blog

Pearson Bitman Blog

Covers the representation of people injured in automobile accidents, trip and fall incidents, theme park injuries, medical negligence and nursing home negligence, among others.

http://accidentlaworlando.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Pursuing a Wrongful Death Action in Florida

    Pursuing a Wrongful Death Action in Florida
    In Florida, when someone is killed due to the negligence or wrongful act of another, it is considered a “wrongful death.”  Though the loss of a family member under any circumstances is heartbreaking, it is particularly…
  • Jul 24

    The Dangers of Uber and Other Ride Sharing Programs: Insurance Gaps and Lack of Coverage Leave You at Risk

    The Dangers of Uber and Other Ride Sharing Programs: Insurance Gaps and Lack of Coverage Leave You at Risk
    Uber, the fast growing rideshare program that now offers services in Orlando, faces serious criticism from drivers and passengers alike over the company’s dangerous insurance gaps, low coverage limits, and potential for a total lack of…
  • Jul 24

    Statistics Show that Busy Orlando Streets Place Drivers and Pedestrians at Risk of Accident

    Statistics Show that Busy Orlando Streets Place Drivers and Pedestrians at Risk of Accident
    Orlando is a bustling city with numerous major freeways, a number of popular tourist attractions, a thriving downtown, and an ever growing population.  As Orlando continues to grow, its busy roadways increasingly pose a threat to all…
Rank this Week: 3987

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Jul 24

    Virginia Tech Professor Argues That University Officials Violated His Constitutional Rights When They "Demoted" Him

    Virginia Tech Professor Argues That University Officials Violated His Constitutional Rights When They "Demoted" Him
    Harold “Skip” Garner is a tenured professor at Virginia Tech who makes $342,000 a year, according to this article in the Roanoke Times.  Yet he is still suing university officials, including former president Charles Steger,…
  • Jul 18

    The Inbox: July 18, 2014

    The Inbox: July 18, 2014
    We’re in the midst of summer and the news outlets are replete with anti-compete and whistleblower developments.  But before we get to those, let’s turn our attention to China: If the dog days of summer here in the U.S.…
  • Jul 18

    Two Federal Agencies Battle In Federal Court Over Whistleblower Treatment

    Two Federal Agencies Battle In Federal Court Over Whistleblower Treatment
    Talk about your inter-family disputes: one federal agency – the Department of Labor – has filed suit against the United States Postal Service, an independent federal agency (but one of the few explicitly authorized by the…
Rank this Week: 3624

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Covers Florida estate planning, probate, and construction law issues. By the Law Office of R. Kellen Bryant., P.L.

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
  • Jul 24

    Difference Between Living Trust and Durable Power of Attorney

    Difference Between Living Trust and Durable Power of Attorney
    The purpose of this article is to explain the difference between a revocable living trust and durable power of attorney. There’s going to be three main things I’m going to address. Definition of Both a Revocable Living Trust and a…
  • Jul 23

    3 Critical Components of an Estate Planning Checklist

    3 Critical Components of an Estate Planning Checklist
    Your Primary Estate Planning Checklist Components The purpose of this article is to explain what kind of estate planning checklist you need to have before you meet with me or another estate planning attorney. Three important three keys you…
  • Jul 3

    How to Start Estate Planning Conversations with Your Aging Parent

    How to Start Estate Planning Conversations with Your Aging Parent
    There are several aspects of estate planning in Florida that are less than fun, and that means that a lot of people choose to put the process off indefinitely.  There’s the need to gather a lot of documentation together, pay for an estate…
Rank this Week: 1462

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Bruce Jacobs & Associates, P.L.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Florida Foreclosure Abuse Victims to Receive $18M From Ocwen

    Florida Foreclosure Abuse Victims to Receive $18M From Ocwen
    Claims forms have been sent to some 26,000 Florida residents whose homes were foreclosed upon when Ocwen Financial Services engaged in what Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi characterized as "mortgage servicing misconduct and foreclosure…
  • Jul 20

    Analysis: Housing Market Back on Downward Slope

    Analysis: Housing Market Back on Downward Slope
    Inevitably, the housing market endures cycles of upswings and downturns. Generally, so long as those fluctuations remain within reasonable bounds, there is nothing amiss about it. What we saw beginning in 2008, however, was a frightening…
  • Jul 14

    Citi to Record $7B Fine in Mortgage Settlement Agreement

    Citi to Record $7B Fine in Mortgage Settlement Agreement
    For its role in hawking defective mortgage investments during the subprime housing boom, Citigroup Inc. has agreed to fork over $7 billion, in a combination of cash and consumer relief, to settle numerous state and federal investigations.…
Rank this Week: 1902

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Admiralty & Maritime Law, Crime Victims Rights, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Security Negligence. By Gerson & Schwartz.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Falling in the Wrong Location Can Affect Your Right to Recover Damage

    Falling in the Wrong Location Can Affect Your Right to Recover Damage
    If you trip and fall on someone else’s property because a dangerous condition existed, such as, for example, a wet substance, the property owner should be liable for your injuries. At least, that’s the basic idea behind premises…
  • Jul 17

    Malpractice Suits Are Often About More Than Compensation

    Malpractice Suits Are Often About More Than Compensation
    A recent article from Forbes discussed the topic of medical malpractice lawsuits, particularly, how the motivation in filing a malpractice lawsuit is not always about a monetary damage award. Although many areas of personal injury law have…
  • Jul 8

    Florida Governor Approves Law Limiting Liability For Nursing Home Abuse

    Florida Governor Approves Law Limiting Liability For Nursing Home Abuse
    Our Miami nursing home abuse attorneys have previously discussed unfortunate incidents in which elderly individuals were the victims of nursing home abuse and/or neglect. In August, we discussed a case in which a Florida jury awarded more…
Rank this Week: 2491

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law. By the Law Office of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1027

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Jul 23

    When Does Child Support End in Florida?

    When Does Child Support End in Florida?
    Many divorcing parents are aware of their obligation to support their children, and some are familiar with how the amount they have to pay is decided. Fewer are aware of how long their obligation to support their children…
  • Jul 10

    Divorced and Moving On….with the Court’s Permission in Florida

    Divorced and Moving On….with the Court’s Permission in Florida
    Picture this: you’re divorced from your former spouse with whom you have a minor child. During the divorce proceedings, you are deemed the custodial parent. You and your former spouse get along amicably and follow the child visitation plans…
  • Oct 8

    Reaffirmation Agreements in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Reaffirmation Agreements in Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, you will either retain or surrender your secured property. You will probably have to sign a reaffirmation agreement if you are going to keep your property, for example, your vehicle and your home. The reaffirmation…
Rank this Week: 4730

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3459

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/
  • Jul 23

    Citigroup Settles with DOJ for $7 Billion

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

    Buyback and Indemnifications: The New Danger

    Buyback and Indemnifications: The New Danger
    On Thursday, July 31, I will be speaking as part of a panel of business professionals during a live webinar about the continuing repurchase and indemnification risk surrounding mortgage buybacks. This panel will assist mortgage professionals…
  • Jul 17

    Suntrust Reaches $320 Million Settlement

    Suntrust Reaches $320 Million Settlement
    SunTrust Banks (“SunTrust”) reached a settlement with Federal prosecutors last week in which it agreed to a $320 million settlement for a combination of consumer relief and housing counseling services. SunTrust issued a press…
Rank this Week: 2004

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: 1524

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1198

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer…

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.rivaslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Marijuana Use Increases Your Risk of Car Accident

    Marijuana Use Increases Your Risk of Car Accident
    Tweet With more and more states legalizing the use of marijuana, it’s important to remember that despite its growing acceptance in the United States, marijuana is a drug and comes with an array of risks, especially when it comes to…
  • Jul 16

    What is Wrongful Death? Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer Explain

    What is Wrongful Death? Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer Explain
    Tweet If you lost a loved one to an accident, you may have heard the term “wrongful death” being mentioned. You may have even been encouraged to file a wrongful death claim against those responsible for your loved one’s…
  • Jul 9

    Steps to Avoid Dog Bites from a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer

    Steps to Avoid Dog Bites from a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
    Tweet Now that it’s summertime, people are out walking their dogs everywhere you look. For children, this can be thrilling. Often where there is a dog, there is an eager child running up to him with hands outstretched. Sometimes this…
Rank this Week: 2458

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

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

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
Rank this Week: 343

Scott and Fenderson Law Blog

Scott and Fenderson Law Blog

Covers Florida accident law.

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

    Beware of the Grandparent Scam!

    Beware of the Grandparent Scam!
    An old scheme to separate elderly grandparents from their money is again rearing its head. The so-called "grandparent scam," in which a con artist pretending to be a victim's grandchild claims to be hospitalized or imprisoned and in…
  • Jun 18

    SOMETHING FOR NOTHING

    SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
    There ain't no such thing as a free lunch" (alternatively, "There's no such thing as a free lunch" or other variants) is a popular adage communicating the idea that it is impossible to get something for nothing. The initialisms…
  • Jun 18

    SUPREME COURT RULING OF RED LIGHT CAMERAS

    SUPREME COURT RULING OF RED LIGHT CAMERAS
    The Florida Supreme Court last week ruled that Hillsborough County and several other local governments put cameras in place before the Legislature approved them for statewide use. Now it is possible that communities that jumped the gun may…
Rank this Week: 2378

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

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

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Jul 22

    Accredited investors – potential changes and some helpful guidance

    Accredited investors – potential changes and some helpful guidance
    Posted By: Robert C. White Jr.   Potential changes. Accredited investors have long been critical participants in private financing transactions, and the success of most private financings is largely determined by the participation of…
  • Jun 26

    Congress to the rescue?: Congressman hints at legislation to reign in proxy advisory firm

    Congress to the rescue?: Congressman hints at legislation to reign in proxy advisory firm
    Posted By: David C. Scileppi Who says Congress isn’t popular?  Well, Congress may become much more popular with public company executives if Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) can make good on his recent promise to challenge the…
  • Jun 20

    Fee-shifting bylaw proposal moved to the back burner pending further investigation

    Fee-shifting bylaw proposal moved to the back burner pending further investigation
    Posted By: Gustav L. Schmidt In a case of first impression, the Delaware Supreme Court held that provisions contained in a nonstock corporation’s bylaws, requiring a plaintiff stockholder to reimburse the corporation’s legal…
Rank this Week: 2396

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3487

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Condo Associations' Rights to Enter, Maintain and Rent Abandoned Units Expanded by New Florida Law

    Condo Associations' Rights to Enter, Maintain and Rent Abandoned Units Expanded by New Florida Law
    By Roberto C. BlanchThe Florida Legislature has enacted a number of new laws over the last several years that were in direct response to the foreclosure crisis and the meltdown in the housing market. The latest example of such a law was…
  • Jul 7

    Pet Pig Dispute in Lake Worth Association Makes the Nightly New

    Pet Pig Dispute in Lake Worth Association Makes the Nightly New
    By Laura Manning-HudsonOne of the more memorable service animal disputes that my fellow community association attorneys at our law firm and I recall learning about was chronicled recently in a report by WPTV- NBC Channel 5 News in Palm Beach…
  • Jun 23

    HOA Takeover Case in Las Vegas Provides Lessons for Florida Community Association Election

    HOA Takeover Case in Las Vegas Provides Lessons for Florida Community Association Election
    By Roberto C. BlanchCommunity association boards control the purse strings of the communities they govern, and as such they have been long-standing targets of individuals seeking to defraud associations. A recent case involving the takeover…
Rank this Week: 2872

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

Covers legal developments and trends affecting employee benefits. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
  • Jul 22

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie

    The Obamacare see-saw — an opposing decision on subsidie
    By Rich McHugh Some days are just more fun that others! Just hours after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Halbig v. Burwell, which held that tax subsidies made available under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”)…
  • Jul 22

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!

    Obamacare takes an unexpected hit!
    By Rich McHugh A federal Court of Appeals panel in Washington, D.C. today released a decision that, if upheld, would strike down one of the main pillars of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and in the minds of many observers lead to…
  • Jul 21

    ESOP boundaries: plan design versus fiduciary function

    ESOP boundaries: plan design versus fiduciary function
    By Ann Caresani Greeting from Northeast Ohio. We have LeBron James coming home, the Republican National Convention, and something almost as exciting: thoughts about ESOPs! As I mentioned in a prior blog, in Coulter v. Morgan Stanley & Co.…
Rank this Week: 1493

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/
  • Jul 22

    5 Reasons Why Cyber Crime Threatens Global Security

    5 Reasons Why Cyber Crime Threatens Global Security
    Technology evolves at a rate that has law enforcement and justice officials continually striving to keep pace with emerging tech-based crimes. And as the flow and availability of personal information continue to accelerate, the value of…
  • Jul 16

    Facts about violent crimes in America

    Facts about violent crimes in America
    In 2010, the United States had to spend approximately $80 billion on the system of its prisons and jails which means the nation spent around $260 for each of its citizens. As per the statistics, 2.2 million Americans were in prison or jail in…
  • Jul 8

    Stopping for a garage sale, man picks up 9th DUI!

    Stopping for a garage sale, man picks up 9th DUI!
    From a CBS affiliate, lucky number nine was anything but for Dale Gufoil... A simple stop at a nearby yard sale turned out to be his undoing. 51-year-old Gufoil was arrested on a multitude of charges including his ninth DUI! Last Sunday,…
Rank this Week: 2902

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://www.cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 22

    Coast Guard Medevacs Carnival Cruise Passenger Near Zarembo Island, Alaska

    Coast Guard Medevacs Carnival Cruise Passenger Near Zarembo Island, Alaska
    According to the Alaska Dispatch News, a Carnival Cruise ship passenger was taken from the cruise ship by the Coast Guard to a Juneau hospital for medical treatment. Per the report…”the cruise ship Carnival Solstice requested a…
  • Jul 18

    Free Consultation for Cruise Ship Accident

    Free Consultation for Cruise Ship Accident
    Free Consultation – for personal injury and cruise ship accidents The events and circumstances surrounding an injury can be overwhelming and confusing. It’s normal to have questions, especially regarding your legal rights. And…
  • Jul 15

    Man Overboard on Carnival Cruise Ship Spirit

    Man Overboard on Carnival Cruise Ship Spirit
    Reports from July 8 show that the Carnival Spirit apparently had a crew member go overboard while sailing near the island of Vanuatu in the South Pacific Ocean. Search and rescue operations have not found the crew member, reported to be an…
Rank this Week: 3541

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home abuse. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.floridanursinghomelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Putting an End to Elderly Abuse and Neglect

    Putting an End to Elderly Abuse and Neglect
    Putting an end to elderly abuse and neglect requires identifying individual and systematic cases of abuse and neglect and in taking action against individuals and entities. There are many different forms of elderly abuse, including financial…
  • Jul 17

    Politician- AHS Investor Linked to Nursing Home Abuse

    Politician- AHS Investor Linked to Nursing Home Abuse
    Nursing home care facilities are often for-profit operations that can leave patients at risk of severe injuries, abuse or neglect. According to reports, a franchise of long-term care facilities owned by a politician’s former companies…
  • Jul 11

    Increasing Number of Nursing Home Abuse Allegation

    Increasing Number of Nursing Home Abuse Allegation
    In the wake of a recently-passed bill that allows Florida nursing home investors to evade liability for wrongdoing, the attorney general of Ohio has announced an uptick of complaints relative to abuse and neglect in nursing homes. Our Fort…
Rank this Week: 4667

Florida Trucking Accident Lawyer…

Florida Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida truck accidents involving moving trucks, tractor trailers, and rental trucks. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridatruckingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    What Can be Done to Prevent Fatigued Driving in Davie and Other Florida Communities?

    What Can be Done to Prevent Fatigued Driving in Davie and Other Florida Communities?
    Trade groups such as the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) have spoken out against the new Hours of Service rules, saying that the new rules will not help fight fatigued driving and may actually contribute to the problem.…
  • Jul 17

    What Causes Truck Collisions in Miami and Other Cities?

    What Causes Truck Collisions in Miami and Other Cities?
    Determining whether you have a personal injury claim in Miami or your Florida community often stems from understanding what caused your traffic collision in the first place. This is because you need to be able to determine whether negligence…
  • Jul 15

    Will Florida’s New Law Reduce the Risk of Waste Truck Collisions?

    Will Florida’s New Law Reduce the Risk of Waste Truck Collisions?
    Waste truck collisions in Miami, Homestead, and other Florida cities are a cause for concern. Although often low-speed crashes, these accidents pose a high risk for injury, since waste trucks are so heavy and large. These collisions…
Rank this Week: 3275

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/
  • Jul 22

    THV Therapies Approved for Patients at High Risk for Aortic Valve Disease

    THV Therapies Approved for Patients at High Risk for Aortic Valve Disease
    More than 5 million Americans suffer from heart-valve disease. An estimated 1.5 million have aortic valve stenosis. Many patients with the dire diagnosis are fighting for their lives because of limited treatment options. Until now, the sole…
  • Jul 18

    Swimming Safer This Summer in Palm Beach County

    Swimming Safer This Summer in Palm Beach County
    Government Agencies, City Officials Offer Information, Outreach on Water Risks Summer is heating up, and children are cooling down, poolside. Because of all the splish-splashing going on, it is a good time for parents to remember the risks…
  • Jul 18

    FDA Proposes Guidelines for Posting Medical-Product Information Online

    FDA Proposes Guidelines for Posting Medical-Product Information Online
    A lot can be misconstrued in the silent world of the Internet. While online technology has changed the communications paradigm, it also has resulted in bad information, embarrassing typos, factual errors and malfeasance. Fake Web sites,…
Rank this Week: 798

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

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

http://www.stockbrokerattorney.com/blog
  • Jul 21

    Bond Prices Plummet for Puerto Rico Power Authority

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

    Disciplinary Action Against BlackRock Advisors Recommended by SEC

    Disciplinary Action Against BlackRock Advisors Recommended by SEC
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recommend disciplinary action for possible securities violations, including the failure to disclose conflicts of interest, by BlackRock Advisors.
  • Jul 13

    FINRA seeks to narrow public arbitrator definition

    FINRA seeks to narrow public arbitrator definition
    In an effort to tighten the rules for resolving investor disputes in arbitration, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has proposed a rule to narrow the definition of public arbitrator. Currently, there are 3,555 public…
Rank this Week: 2204

Tampa Bay Injury Attorney Blog

Tampa Bay Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Injury Law. By Whittel & Melton LLC.

http://www.tampabayinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Tampa, Florida 4-Year-Old Killed by Uncle’s Pit Bull

    Tampa, Florida 4-Year-Old Killed by Uncle’s Pit Bull
    A 4-year-old boy was mauled Saturday night by two pit bulls that had been crated at his uncle’s house in Riverview. Authorities are still trying to determine how the attack occurred. According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s…
  • Jul 16

    Contractor Dies in Slip and Fall Accident at TECO Power Plant

    Contractor Dies in Slip and Fall Accident at TECO Power Plant
    A Tampa contractor died Monday after officials believe he slipped and fell while working at a TECO power plant in Tampa. Reports indicate that the 31-year-old was dismantling an old unit at the Bayside TECO power plant when he slipped and…
  • Jul 8

    Tampa Bay Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer :: Possible Link Between Brain Injury and Dementia

    Tampa Bay Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer :: Possible Link Between Brain Injury and Dementia
    A new report shows a possible connection between traumatic brain injuries and dementia. According to an article by US News and World Report, veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are more likely to develop dementia later in…
Rank this Week: 4767

New Jersey Injury Lawyers Blog

New Jersey Injury Lawyers Blog

By The Rotolo Law Firm.

http://www.newjerseyinjurylawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2638

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/
  • Jul 21

    Four Killed in South Florida Holiday Boating Collision

    Four Killed in South Florida Holiday Boating Collision
    The risk of boating accidents, injuries, and fatalities continues to rise throughout the summer with a peak in accidents around Fourth of July weekend. In another tragedy, four were killed and nine other victims were injured in an…
  • Jul 16

    5th DCA: Loss of Consortium Claim Survives Death of Plaintiff

    5th DCA: Loss of Consortium Claim Survives Death of Plaintiff
    When a spouse is injured or killed as a result of negligence, spouses and in some cases other dependents are granted the opportunity to seek compensation for loss of services from their loved one in the form of a claim for loss of consortium.…
  • Jul 11

    E.Y. v. United States - Statute of Limitations Tolled in Some Case

    E.Y. v. United States - Statute of Limitations Tolled in Some Case
    In Florida, injured parties have a limited amount of time during which they can file a lawsuit to seek compensation. The amount of time they have varies based on the type of allegation. For example, Florida Statute 95.11 holds general…
Rank this Week: 2870

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3405

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Cyber Crime Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as technology and the law, computer forensics and cyber crime defense. By David S. Seltzer.

http://www.cybercrimelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Teen in Virginia Sexting Case Accuses Authorities of Exploitation

    Teen in Virginia Sexting Case Accuses Authorities of Exploitation
    In our last post, we introduced the story of a Manassas County, Virginia, teen accused of child pornography after he sent an explicit video to his 15-year-old girlfriend. As this strange case continues to unfold, numerous questions remain,…
  • Jul 16

    Bizarre Virginia Teenage Sexting Case Raises Questions about Police Behavior

    Bizarre Virginia Teenage Sexting Case Raises Questions about Police Behavior
    Florida residents who face unfounded child pornography charges may sympathize with the case of a Virginia teenager whose recent arrest raised significant questions about the lengths to which law enforcement officials may go to obtain a…
  • Jul 7

    Columbus Medical Community Shocked by Pediatric Cancer Doctor’s Child Pornography Conviction

    Columbus Medical Community Shocked by Pediatric Cancer Doctor’s Child Pornography Conviction
    A once-renowned Columbus pediatric cancer physician will serve one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. Christopher Pelloski, 40, had been using his personal computer, as well as an Ohio State…
Rank this Week: 592

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/
  • Jul 20

    Casey Kasem: Top 40 countdown host's final countdown

    Casey Kasem: Top 40 countdown host's final countdown
    <!--[if !mso]> v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} <![endif]--> <!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false …
  • Jul 15

    Alzheimer's: a most poignant interview

    Alzheimer's: a most poignant interview
    Today on public radio, one of the most touching family stories I have ever heard about a family coping with Alzheimer's Disease. Kimberly Williams-Paisley, actress and wife of country singer Brad Paisley, discusses her family's journey after…
  • Jul 13

    Qualified plan longevity annuity hedges risk of outliving retirement saving

    Qualified plan longevity annuity hedges risk of outliving retirement saving
    Are you are concerned about running out of money before you run out of years? With longer lifespans, skyrocketing health costs, the demise of fixed pensions, and the looming Social Security crisis, everyone except the wealthiest are feeling…
Rank this Week: 700

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    Contentious Divorce Linked with Hypertension

    Contentious Divorce Linked with Hypertension
    The effects of divorce are well-known: Finances, housing, and possessions get split, families learn how to spend time apart, holidays get divided, etc. However, a recent study done by the University of Arizona shows that there could be some…
  • Jul 5

    Bitter Divorce Turns to 5 Years for Perjury

    Bitter Divorce Turns to 5 Years for Perjury
    One Florida woman’s recent arrest is the perfect example of how lying to a family court is never a smart idea, even when it means protecting your children. The incident in question involved a woman who won full custody of her child…
  • Jun 28

    Florida Mother Fights Family Court for Kid

    Florida Mother Fights Family Court for Kid
    A Florida mother recently learned the hard way how being caught unprepared can cost the ultimate price: Your children. When it comes to criminal courts, the rules are clear: Evidence of a crime leads to sentencing, which leads to punishment.…
Rank this Week: 4734

The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

Covers Medicare secondary payer compliance, Medicare set-asides, mandatory insurer reporting, recovery resolutions, conditional payment notification, Medicare risk assessment, self-administration support issues, Medicare impact on long-term care. By Gould & Lamb.

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit published its opinion in Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons, PLLC v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company on July 16, 2014. The long awaited decision addresses the…
  • Jun 5

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide
    On May 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended the recently released Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide published in February 2014. The changes affect medical review, treating physician reports,…
  • Apr 23

    Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letter

    Workers Compensation Review Center (WCRC) Changes Position on Development Letter
    As a result of Gould and Lamb’s continued advocacy with CMS Central Office, WCRC, and Regional Offices, Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set Aside submitters will see a light at the end of the tunnel. Based on direct conversations,…
Rank this Week: 2206

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Jul 17

    Small Estate Affidavits: Where to find them?

    Small Estate Affidavits: Where to find them?
    The short answer is that you can’t.  They don’t really exist. You may have heard a bank or some other financial institution ask you for a small estate affidavit if you don’t want to go through probate. Unfortunately,…
  • Nov 5

    Letters of Administration – Do you really need them?!

    Letters of Administration – Do you really need them?!
    I can’t say this enough: There are many situations where you do not need letters of administration. Many. Yes, the bank or customer service agent you are talking to says you do…but they are just reading from a policy manual or a…
  • Sep 6

    How long does probate take in Florida?

    How long does probate take in Florida?
    One of the last few questions I always address at the end of a probate consultation is: “How long does probate take?” Generally: Summary administration typically takes a few weeks from the date of filing to get orders distributing…
Rank this Week: 3754

Appealing Decisions

Appealing Decisions

Covers appellate opinions and practice in Florida and elsewhere. By Jennifer R. Dixon.

http://www.flaappellatecounsel.com/
  • Jul 17

    Failure to Preserve Error Costs Plaintiff a New Trial

    Failure to Preserve Error Costs Plaintiff a New Trial
    Preservation of error is an issue that is discussed so frequently by appellate lawyers that it tends to be met with eye rolls by other lawyers. However, we keep talking about preservation of error because it is one of few … Continue…
  • May 15

    Late-Filed Civil Appeals a Nonstarter

    Late-Filed Civil Appeals a Nonstarter
    What should a civil litigant do when he or she is made aware of the entry of a final judgment after the expiration of the appeal period?  The First District Court of Appeal reminds us in an opinion issued in Sharpe v.…
  • Apr 28

    Addressing Preservation of Error

    Addressing Preservation of Error
    One of the more difficult topics to broach with a litigant who is consulting regarding an appeal is the issue of “preservation of error.”  At its core, the appellate process is concerned, not with who was right and who was…
Rank this Week: 4514

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

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

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Jul 17

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act

    Uniform Law Commission Approves Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
    I’ve written before about finding and having access to your “digital assets” and online accounts after death. Well there is a development that will hopefully make this process a bit easier. The Uniform Law…
  • Jul 10

    Finding Your Digital Assets After Death

    Finding Your Digital Assets After Death
    I’ve written before about estate planning for your digital assets and online accounts. Well this article isn’t necessarily about planning, but what happens after you die – especially if you don’t plan (or even if…
  • Jan 9

    Who gets paid if an Alleged Incapacitated Person dies before the hearing? Nobody?

    Who gets paid if an Alleged Incapacitated Person dies before the hearing? Nobody?
    The Guardianship of Mary Klatthaar I’m sure there are some independently wealthy attorneys out there who take all of their cases pro bono. Most of us though are hard-working schlubs like everyone else who while we love what we do,…
Rank this Week: 3164

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/
Rank this Week: 1570

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/
  • Jul 17

    Are Selfies and Social Media Contributing to Car Accidents in Miami and Other Cities?

    Are Selfies and Social Media Contributing to Car Accidents in Miami and Other Cities?
    Selfies and social media may be a fun way to share memories, but according to some safety experts, they can also increase the risk of car crashes in Miami and other cities. You may already have seen drivers on the road filming videos for…
  • Jul 15

    Recent Study Suggests Link Between Marijuana Use and Car Crashe

    Recent Study Suggests Link Between Marijuana Use and Car Crashe
    While the effects of drunk driving in Hollywood and other cities are abundantly clear and drivers know the risks of drinking and driving, the risks of drug use, unfortunately, are less often talked about. While some prescription and…
  • Jul 10

    Just How At Risk are Teen Drivers in Florida?

    Just How At Risk are Teen Drivers in Florida?
    A great deal has been written about the dangers that face teen drivers in Homestead and across Florida. Statistically, new drivers tend to have higher car accident rates and risks for a few reasons. Lack of driving experience is obviously a…
Rank this Week: 1398

Jacksonville Injury Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Injury Attorney Blog

Covers auto accidents, medical malpractice and workers compensation. By Lawrence Law Group.

http://www.jacksonvilleinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3207

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident, injury, and medical malpractice legal issues. By Hannon & Boyers.

http://www.florida-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Elderly Man Dead, Woman Injured in Miami Stabbing

    Elderly Man Dead, Woman Injured in Miami Stabbing
    Violent crime is a serious problem in Miami and around the state. The Miami negligent security lawyers at Hannon & Boyers regularly represent the victims of violent crime and help them to obtain compensation for injuries and in many cases…
  • May 23

    Alternatives to Prevent Drunk Driving

    Alternatives to Prevent Drunk Driving
    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in 2009, Florida ranked 3rd in the nation for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) fatality rates in both adults and underage drinkers. The Sun-Sentinel reported that Floridians…
  • May 20

    Orlando, FL is Most Dangerous City For Pedestrian

    Orlando, FL is Most Dangerous City For Pedestrian
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A new report suggests that pedestrians in Orlando, FL are most likely to be involved in an Orlando automobile/pedestrian accident. The report ranked Orlando as the most dangerous metropolitan area in the nation for…
Rank this Week: 1318

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/
  • Jul 16

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

    Cell Phone Calls that Drive you Nuts - the TCPA can help!
    Have you ever provided your cell number to a company and it later started to call you incessantly to collect a debt of someone else. I've recently had that happen to me. My father was hospitalized with a stroke and I gave my cell phone…
  • Jul 13

    Have You Been Sued for a Deficiency Judgment in Florida?

    Have You Been Sued for a Deficiency Judgment in Florida?
    Mortgage companies in Florida must think money really does grow on trees as they are now suing for deficiency judgments on past foreclosures of homes. July 1, 2014 was the deadline in Florida for lenders to file deficiency lawsuits for…
  • May 22

    Medicare Liens and ObamaCare: Florida Homestead Protected

    Medicare Liens and ObamaCare: Florida Homestead Protected
    The Affordable Care Act has caused millions of people to sign up for Medicaid for the first time. Medicaid is a program of free health insurance provided to low to no income individuals. Although the care itself is free, there is a lien…
Rank this Week: 984

South Florida Injury Attorneys…

South Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers injury law. By Frankl & Kominsky, P.A.

http://www.southfloridainjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Supreme Court of Florida Hears Disabled Firefighter’s Workers’ Compensation Case

    Supreme Court of Florida Hears Disabled Firefighter’s Workers’ Compensation Case
    Although most claimants for disability benefits never imagine that the resolution of their claims will create much in the way of buzz, one injured firefighter’s request for benefits has led him all the way to the Supreme Court of…
  • Jul 9

    Hallandale Crane Collapse Leads to One Death and OSHA Investigation

    Hallandale Crane Collapse Leads to One Death and OSHA Investigation
    Last month, a crane being used for construction on a lot in an affluent enclave of Hallandale Beach collapsed, leading to the death of one construction worker. The collapse occurred at approximately 9:40 AM, as the crane was being moved in…
  • Jun 25

    Palm Beach Teen Takes the Stand in Medical Malpractice Case

    Palm Beach Teen Takes the Stand in Medical Malpractice Case
    Seventeen years after his mother was involuntarily administered laxatives by medical professionals acting at the behest of federal agents, Jordan Taylor took the stand in a Miami-Dade County Courthouse on Monday to discuss the…
Rank this Week: 4061

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

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

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • Jul 15

    Tampa Drug Charge Defense

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

    Can Color of Vehicle Be Probable Cause In Traffic Stop?

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

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

    Medical Marijuana Legal Advice - Can a lawyer advise a client about using the drug or operating such a business without running afoul of the Bar?
    Legal Advice forMedical MarijuanaDispensariesWith a possible legalization of medical marijuana on deck in Florida, many are wondering how can a lawyer advise using the drug or operating a marijuana dispensary without running afoul of the Bar?…
Rank this Week: 1460

Florida Construction Law Update

Florida Construction Law Update

Covers Florida construction law legislation, case law, trends and issues. By Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 4469

Pasco County Injury Attorney Blog

Pasco County Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Pasco County, Florida personal injury law topics. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.pascoinjuryattorney.com/
  • Jul 15

    Dirt Biker, Driver Killed in 3-Vehicle Collision in Rural Pasco County

    Dirt Biker, Driver Killed in 3-Vehicle Collision in Rural Pasco County
    A dirt bike rider and a pickup truck driver were killed Saturday night in Hudson following a three-vehicle crash. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 1996 Chevy Silverado pickup truck driven by a 72-year-old Hudson man and a 2006 Lifan…
  • Jul 3

    Avoid a Motor Vehicle Accident this Fourth of July

    Avoid a Motor Vehicle Accident this Fourth of July
    Everyone loves celebrating the Fourth of July as this is a great holiday to spend time with friends and family. No matter what you plan on doing, traveling, attending a cookout, watching the fireworks or just relaxing around the house with…
  • Jun 23

    Land O’Lakes Girl Bit on Cheek by Neighbor’s Dog

    Land O’Lakes Girl Bit on Cheek by Neighbor’s Dog
    A 7-year-old girl is recovering after her neighbor’s dog bit her on the cheek on Wednesday at her Land O’Lakes home. The girl went to hug the dog while he was on a leash when he bit her on the cheek. The bite required the girl to…
Rank this Week: 4531