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@LawBlarg is an experimental form of legal writing attempting to combine the best aspects of formal legal writing (i.e., law journals) with the best aspects of informal legal writing (i.e. blawgs). More scholarly than blawgs, less serious than full-length articles, the posts are specifically designed for an online readership.

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  • Nov 21

    What is Legal Scholarship Worth?

    What is Legal Scholarship Worth?
    I recently had the pleasure of attending the Jotwell (The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)) 5th Anniversary Conference, Legal Scholarship We Like and Why It Matters. This post contains citations (and links) to all of the articles by…
  • Sep 10

    The Pink and Yellow Duplex: Howard Bowe and Police Militarization

    The Pink and Yellow Duplex: Howard Bowe and Police Militarization
    Pay no attention to the title. This is not the story of the pink and yellow duplex. The pink and yellow duplex is merely where the story takes place. The pink and yellow duplex is a symbol. It is a particularly ugly duplex that has a…
  • Aug 18

    Bullets Can’t Discriminate

    Bullets Can’t Discriminate
    Bullets are not color-blind But a bullet cannot hate A bullet on a mission Will never discriminate A bullet cannot envision What is wrong and what is right A bullet cannot see nuance Nor can it see in black and white A bullet doesn’t…
Rank this Week: 2612

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Former Hillsborough County Teacher Arrested for Child Porn

    Former Hillsborough County Teacher Arrested for Child Porn
    A Hillsborough County teacher resigned Wednesday after he was arrested on child pornography charges. The 68-year-old resigned from his position with the school district following his arrest,  according to a Hillsborough County School…
  • Nov 20

    Port St. Lucie Man Accused of Stuffing Chainsaw in Short

    Port St. Lucie Man Accused of Stuffing Chainsaw in Short
    A Port St. Lucie homeless man was allegedly caught on surveillance video stealing a chainsaw and stuffing it down his pants, according to police reports. The accused apparently stopped in Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment in the 1800 block of…
  • Nov 17

    Overall Crime Rate Down Across the State of Florida

    Overall Crime Rate Down Across the State of Florida
    Our criminal defense lawyers at Whittel & Melton are very pleased to announce that, according to Governor Rick Scott, Florida is on a path to a 44-year crime low. The actual number of crimes across the Sunshine State is showing that crime…
Rank this Week: 845

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 749

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
Rank this Week: 2222

Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

Covers legal developments impacting banking, finance and loan enforcement in Florida. By Rogers Towers, PA.

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Operation Choke Point

    Operation Choke Point
    Authored by Adam B. Brandon of Rogers TowersAs part of a coordinated, multi-agency initiative known as “Operation Choke Point,” the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has warned financial institutions that they might be…
  • Nov 18

    Judgment Debtor in Garnishment Action Has No Vested Right to Compel Strict Compliance With Service of Process Requirements on Garnishee

    Judgment Debtor in Garnishment Action Has No Vested Right to Compel Strict Compliance With Service of Process Requirements on Garnishee
    Authored by Armando Nozzolillo and Michael S. Waskiewiczand Armando Nozzolillo and Michael S. Waskiewicz of Rogers TowersGarnishments are one of the most effective tools at a creditor’s disposal for collection purposes.  The rules…
  • Nov 13

    Usury in Florida: Exceptions to Civil Penaltie

    Usury in Florida: Exceptions to Civil Penaltie
    Authored by Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owens and Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owens of Rogers TowersWhen a lender “willfully” charges interest in excess of statutory limits, civil usury penalties may apply. …
Rank this Week: 3888

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2996

Ocala Injury Lawyers Blog

Ocala Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law. By Dean Law Firm, LLC.

http://www.ocalainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Florida Teen Charged with Manslaughter and DUI

    Florida Teen Charged with Manslaughter and DUI
    A local teen was charged last week with manslaughter and DUI after an accident he caused in August of this year. According to a report by one Florida newspaper, the teenager was driving with three passengers around seven in the morning on…
  • Nov 12

    Follow-up to Florida Polo Mogul Retrial

    Follow-up to Florida Polo Mogul Retrial
    Late last week, the founder of the International Polo Club was found guilty in a fatal drunk-driving crash. A local news report explained that the defendant was found guilty in 2012 for the accident, but it was overturned after juror…
  • Nov 11

    Medical Malpractice Case Reversed in Favor of Plaintiff

    Medical Malpractice Case Reversed in Favor of Plaintiff
    The Supreme Court of Idaho reversed a medical malpractice case in favor of the plaintiff. The defendant is a nursing home that specializes in long-term rehabilitation care. The plaintiff’s mother was a resident of the nursing home…
Rank this Week: 2871

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Nov 21

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

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

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?

    Should I Form an LLC for My Beach Rental?
    Living and practicing on Sanibel, I have many clients who come to us when they purchase a condominium or home for investment income. One of the questions that often arises is whether they should hold their investment real estate in a separate…
  • Oct 7

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage

    Update: Condemnation of Underwater Mortgage
    Recent weeks have seen several developments with the condemnation of underwater mortgages. As reported by the New Jersey Spotlight, two new New Jersey mayors are moving in different directions on the underwater mortgage issue. In Newark,…
Rank this Week: 974

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://www.cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Cruise Ship Owners Not Immune From Negligence of its Medical Staff

    Cruise Ship Owners Not Immune From Negligence of its Medical Staff
    More coverage and opinion regarding Franza v. Royal Caribbean, this time in Workboat.com. Read the article here. Waks and Barnett, P.A. was instrumental in pushing this case toward the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of its client.…
  • Nov 17

    Again? Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess Deals With Norovirus Outbreak

    Again? Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess Deals With Norovirus Outbreak
    Another Norovirus outbreak – this time on the Crown Princess – has the cruise industry scratching its collective head. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 158 of 3,009 passengers (5.25%) reported being sick. The…
  • Nov 14

    Nov. 10, 2014 Ruling Allows Victims of Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships to Sue

    Nov. 10, 2014 Ruling Allows Victims of Medical Malpractice on Cruise Ships to Sue
    A significant decision favors injured cruise ship passengers In what can be considered a ‘major victory’ for cruise ship passengers, a new ruling now allows those passengers, who were victims of medical malpractice by the doctors…
Rank this Week: 3928

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Do you have these pieces of evidence to win your unemployability claim?

    Do you have these pieces of evidence to win your unemployability claim?
    To show that you are entitled to VA unemployability you have prove that your VA service connected disabilities keep you from working.  You must also have a combined rating of 70% with at least one of those ratings being for 40% or a…
  • Nov 20

    Top six reasons VA denied my claim

    Top six reasons VA denied my claim
    1. VA did not have proof of my injury in service You must show that your disability is related to an in-sevice incident.  If VA said that there was no proof of what happened in service then you need to find something to back up what you…
  • Nov 13

    Service Connection Rules for Combat Veteran

    Service Connection Rules for Combat Veteran
    There are three steps to proving service connection for a disability: evidence of a current disability, an in-service incident that could have caused or aggravated the disability, and a nexus between the current disability and the in-service…
Rank this Week: 4096

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Lanigan and Lanigan, P.L.

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure in Florida.

http://laniganpl.com/
  • Nov 20

    Research Your Florida Real Estate Investment

    Research Your Florida Real Estate Investment
    Research Florida Real Estate Investments When you decide to invest in Florida real estate you have to do research first. Whether you want to buy a commercial property, rental property, pre-construction or property that will be flipped, only…
  • Nov 12

    How to Benefit from Buying Off Plan Florida Real Estate

    How to Benefit from Buying Off Plan Florida Real Estate
    I’m Eric Lanigan with Lanigan and Lanigan Attorneys in Winter Park. I’m going to talk just for a minute about buying off plan Florida real estate or pre-construction. Now like so many other things in life, it can be great or it…
  • Nov 12

    Tips for Buying Florida Real Estate from Oversea

    Tips for Buying Florida Real Estate from Oversea
    I’m Eric Lanigan with Lanigan and Lanigan Attorneys in Winter Park Florida. We often take certain things about real estate transactions for granted, yet I often forget when a foreign investor comes in the whole thing is foreign to them…
Rank this Week: 4144

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/
  • Nov 20

    BofA Underwater Mortgage Cases Hit Supreme Court

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

    Freddie Mac’s Index Shows Housing Market Improvement

    Freddie Mac’s Index Shows Housing Market Improvement
    According to Freddie Mac, things are looking up for the South Florida housing market. The August Multi-Indicator Market Index (MIMI) ratings, released last Friday, awarded the Miami Metro Area a score of 69.2. While Miami is still 11 points…
  • Oct 17

    Connect at the 2014 MBA Annual Convention & Expo

    Connect at the 2014 MBA Annual Convention & Expo
    The 2014 MBA Annual Convention & Expo will be held in Las Vegas, NV from October 19-22. My colleague Robert M. Siegel and I will be attending the conference. As many of you know, we lead the mortgage industry team here at Bilzin Sumberg.…
Rank this Week: 2352

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business, immigration and real estate law. By Stok Folk + Kon, P.A.

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2724

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/
  • Nov 20

    Facing a 30-day plus delay for a V.A. medical appointment? You can now apply to see a private provider

    Facing a 30-day plus delay for a V.A. medical appointment? You can now apply to see a private provider
    On November 17, 2014 the Veterans Administration began mailing "Veterans Choice" cards to veterans facing extended wait times for treatment at a V.A. facility. Veterans who qualify for the program will be permitted to seek treatment…
  • Nov 14

    Walk to End Alzheimer'

    Walk to End Alzheimer'
    "Karp's Kommandos" - our attorneys, staff and our families - turned out for the Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 18 in West Palm Beach and October 25 in Jensen Beach. The Alzheimer's Association-sponsored event raises funds for…
  • Nov 12

    New book on the downside of "medicalizing" the aging proce

    New book on the downside of "medicalizing" the aging proce
    Dr. Atul Gawande, the surgeon and author, has just published his newest book, "Being Mortal." The sensitive subject matter has sparked serious debate among physicians, the clergy and the public. Gawande argues that our society has…
Rank this Week: 1328

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax law. By Gerald Donnini.

http://www.floridataxlawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Flower Company Sniffs Out Unfair Florida Tax

    Flower Company Sniffs Out Unfair Florida Tax
    Anytime I need a gift for just about any reason, 1-800 Flowers or Flowers.com, is where I turn to first. The online retailers make it incredibly easy for someone who needs as much help as I normally do to send gifts to others. I can just go…
  • Nov 14

    Florida Car Dealers Next on DOR Hit List

    Florida Car Dealers Next on DOR Hit List
    Anytime the a state agency, such as the Florida Department of Revenue ("FL DOR") gets their hands on third party reporting, you can rest assured they will be coming after that industry in full force. In 2011, the FL DOR passed a law that…
  • Nov 4

    Portable Toilets - What's the True Object of the Transaction?

    Portable Toilets - What's the True Object of the Transaction?
    It never ceases to amaze me, the wide variety of companies that state agencies attempt to extort money from. Most states impose a sales tax on the sale or rental of tangible personal property. But what happens when the sale is part tangible…
Rank this Week: 2944

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Nov 20

    Inside Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF)

    Inside Florida’s Department of Children and Families (DCF)
    The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is an agency in Florida with multi functions. Under Florida Statute the Department of Children and Family provides that its local offices, like the West Palm Beach DCF Office, shall provide…
  • Nov 18

    Allegations of Domestic Battery

    Allegations of Domestic Battery
    According to the Palm Beach Post, Attorney William Abramson, 47, faces domestic battery charges, in Palm Beach County, FL.  Mr. Abramson allegedly struck and pushed his girlfriend against her will, while calling her a “two bit…
  • Nov 11

    The State Of Florida and Local Municipalities Are Contracting Away Floridian’s Constitutional Rights!

    The State Of Florida and Local Municipalities Are Contracting Away Floridian’s Constitutional Rights!
    The State of Florida along with local Municipalities are contracting away many of Floridian’s valuable rights with big business. Local municipalities are giving away our rights to big business for the mighty dollar that is promised…
Rank this Week: 793

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 602

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/
  • Nov 20

    What is Negligent Security and How Does it Affect You?

    What is Negligent Security and How Does it Affect You?
    We all want to feel safe in our homes, at work, and when we’re out and about. Stopping at the grocery store to use the ATM, we assume there is adequate security to assure our safety. That may not always be true, however. What level of…
  • Nov 18

    Critical Court Decision says Cruise Lines Open to Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

    Critical Court Decision says Cruise Lines Open to Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
    A wise man once said “Assumptions are dangerous things to make.” We assume a lot. When we take a trip aboard a multi-million dollar cruise ship for example, we assume we are safe from accidents and that we would receive…
  • Nov 12

    Facts About Medical Malpractice

    Facts About Medical Malpractice
    The headlines are sometimes stunning; multi-million-dollar awards to victims of medical malpractice. One might question just how prevalent malpractice is, and the answer is very. The fact is that medical malpractice is the 3rd leading cause…
Rank this Week: 4403

Maritime & Cruise Ship Accident…

Maritime & Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://news.injuryattorneyfla.com/
Rank this Week: 1530

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 19

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer

    Florida Deadly Boating Accident - Maritime Lawyer
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Florida Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after a deadly boating accident three miles east of Boca Chita Key Sunday. According to FWC’s Jorge Pino, a 23-foot MAKO capsized when a wave swamped the…
  • Nov 19

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you…

    Carnival Cruise Lines hopes keeping you connected to your everyday life will convince you to get away from it all. According to a press release, Carnival plans to install new, higher-speed wireless internet service on its 101 cruise ships to…
  • Feb 3

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project
    Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman Ander Crenshaw are still pushing to get the project for the deepening of the St. Johns River in the Water Resources Development Act Conference Report. The legislators sent a bipartisan Congressional…
Rank this Week: 412

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: 1121

Neufeld Law Firm

Neufeld Law Firm

Covers personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability news.

http://www.neufeldlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Nov 19

    Keeping Safe As “Snowbirds” Make Their Way To Florida

    Keeping Safe As “Snowbirds” Make Their Way To Florida
    As “Snowbirds” begin to make their way across country seeking warmer climates, the risk of accidents is heightened. What starts as an adventure can end in disaster. Here are some tips to help you stay safe on your way to Florida…
  • Nov 17

    Most Dangerous Florida Cities To Drive in

    Most Dangerous Florida Cities To Drive in
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced the fifteen most dangerous cities to drive in 2014 based on total fatalities from vehicle accidents, and the list included four Florida cities. Florida has a high incidence…
  • Oct 27

    10 Halloween Safety Tips That Just Make Sense

    10 Halloween Safety Tips That Just Make Sense
    10 Halloween Safety Tips That Just Make SenseThe temptation may be irresistible Moms and Dads, but it’s been tried before and rarely works: Wrapping your child in bubble wrap before sending her out dressed as a FedEx package on…
Rank this Week: 3402

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Covers injury law. By Law Offices of Robert Dixon.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblawg.com/
  • Nov 19

    Understanding Florida’s “Move Over” Law

    Understanding Florida’s “Move Over” Law
    After a number of fatal crashes involving emergency vehicles on the shoulder of the highway, the state of Florida decided to take action. Florida has now created a new set of laws with the goal of protecting emergency and assistance personnel…
  • Nov 19

    Your Legal Rights After an Airplane Accident

    Your Legal Rights After an Airplane Accident
    Every day, a number of people across each state and even the United States use airplanes to travel. In most cases, passengers depart and arrive safely. However, when an airplane does crash, it can cause catastrophic injuries to the…
  • Nov 12

    Jury Selection in Florida Injury Case

    Jury Selection in Florida Injury Case
    In some cases, personal injury matters cannot be settled in pre-suit negotiations. When this happens, the injured victim should file a lawsuit against the responsible party to seek damages for his or her injuries. During a civil lawsuit,…
Rank this Week: 2898

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

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

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

    A Short History of Erectile Dysfunction and Viagra

    A Short History of Erectile Dysfunction and Viagra
    A Short History Viagra (sildenafil) was a breakthrough in the pharmaceutical world when it was first researched and released to the public. Never before had a pill been able to produce an erection. A groundbreaking (and likely very…
  • Nov 17

    Concern Center around Pradaxa and Xarelto

    Concern Center around Pradaxa and Xarelto
    Warfarin is an anticoagulant or blood thinner, which reduces the formation of blood clots. Blood thinners prevent dangerous blood clots that can obstruct the blood flow to the vital organs. Patients taking warfarin require close monitoring…
  • Nov 13

    Viagra Use Linked to Melanoma Skin Cancer Invasivene

    Viagra Use Linked to Melanoma Skin Cancer Invasivene
    A study released in June of 2014 shows an 84% increased risk of melanoma linked to use of the popular erectile dysfunction drug Viagra (which is also known as sildenafil). The study looks at data compiled from 25,848 men who …
Rank this Week: 1518

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

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

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

    Leesfield & Partners is now Leesfield Scolaro!

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

    Fatal boating collision during holiday weekend in Miami

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

    Addressing the Perils of Parasailing - by Ira H. Leesfield

    Addressing the Perils of Parasailing - by Ira H. Leesfield
    Among all water-based recreation activities that Floridians participate in year-round, parasailing has proven to be the most dangerous. By the very nature of parasailing, accidents invariably result in either catastrophic injuries or death. …
Rank this Week: 3527

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Attorney Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Jason Weaver P.A.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Loan Modifications: Programs go Beyond HAMP to Stop Foreclosure

    Loan Modifications: Programs go Beyond HAMP to Stop Foreclosure
    I often get borrowers in foreclosure in my office that have already been denied a loan modification, or else, have been told by other attorneys they don’t qualify for a modification. They usually have been trying to get a HAMP…
  • Nov 15

    Abusive and Harassing Debt Collectors Could be Next CFPB Target

    Abusive and Harassing Debt Collectors Could be Next CFPB Target
    Debt collection abuse and harassment lawyers have long used federal debt protection laws to protect debtors and consumer from collection agencies and debt buyers. The laws, including the Fair Debt Collection Protection Act (FDCPA), in the…
  • Oct 20

    Success in Broward Foreclosure: We Stand Up to Bank’s Tactics and Get Loan Modified

    Success in Broward Foreclosure: We Stand Up to Bank’s Tactics and Get Loan Modified
    I hear a lot of foreclosure defense attorneys in Broward, Miami and Palm Beach, say loan modifications are hopeless. Some foreclosure defense lawyers refuse to do them. I also hear the struggles that borrowers and consumers who have tried to…
Rank this Week: 2618

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Tampa DUI Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI offenses in Tampa, Florida. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.tampa-dui-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 18

    Cake Boss Arrested for DUI in NYC

    Cake Boss Arrested for DUI in NYC
    Bartolo “Buddy” Valastro, star of TLC’s popular reality cooking show “Cake Boss,” was arrested in Manhattan early Thursday for driving while intoxicated, according to police. Valastro, a resident of New Jersey,…
  • Nov 7

    Orange City Woman Receives 20 Years for DUI Deaths on State Road 44

    Orange City Woman Receives 20 Years for DUI Deaths on State Road 44
    A 31-year-old woman who killed two sisters in a 2012 DUI crash has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. On Tuesday, the judge also ordered for the woman’s prison term to be followed by 10 years of probation, a stipulation that…
  • Oct 30

    Don’t Risk a DUI this Halloween

    Don’t Risk a DUI this Halloween
    Believe it or not, there are scarier things on Halloween than ghosts, werewolves and twisted clowns. Seeing police lights in your rear view mirror and knowing there is a possibility that you could be arrested and hauled off to jail to face…
Rank this Week: 1653

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/
  • Nov 18

    Ted Olson

    Ted Olson
    This past Sunday (11/16/14), I had the privilege of introducing Ted Olson for the first lecture panel at this year's Miami Book Fair. Ted and his wife Lady, along with two of the plaintiffs, Chris Perry and Sandy Stier, were on the panel. The…
  • Nov 10

    Firm Named as Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report

    Firm Named as Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report
    Black Srebnick Kornspan & Stumpf, PA has been named as one of U.S. News & World Report's Best Law Firm for 2015.
  • Oct 29

    Seeking Paralegal with some Legal Assistant Responsibilitie

    Seeking Paralegal with some Legal Assistant Responsibilitie
    We are seeking an experienced professional with at least 5 years of experience to serve in the capacity of a hybrid Paralegal/Legal Assistant. Primary responsibilities will be paralegal, with some legal assistant duties. Knowledge in…
Rank this Week: 3612

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/
  • Nov 18

    Tennessee Home Health Company Settles False Claims Suit

    Tennessee Home Health Company Settles False Claims Suit
    A home health agency, CareAll Management LLC, has agreed to settle a whistleblower’s qui tam lawsuit alleging it upcoded patient billings submitted to Medicare and Medicaid in violation of the False Claims Act.   According to…
  • Oct 31

    Hospital System Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Hospital System Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
    Dignity Health (“Dignity”), formerly known as Catholic Healthcare West, has agreed to settle allegations by a whistleblower in a qui tam lawsuit that 13 of its hospitals submitted false claims to Medicare and TRICARE in violation…
  • Oct 24

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation

    DaVita to Pay $389 Million to Resolve Kickback Allegation
    The Department of Justice announced that DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc. (“DaVita”) has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Statute for $350 million, plus the civil forfeiture…
Rank this Week: 2696

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: 1244

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2245

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure
    Our own Chip Parker is discussed in an article written by The New York Times about the unlawful debt collection practices by mortgage finance giants like Fannie Mae. "It's bad enough that Fannie Mae and their collectors are pursuing…
  • Nov 4

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?
    The servicing of thousands of mortgage loans recently transferred from Bank of America, National Association to Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC. The accounts transferred were part of a Taylor, Bean & Whitaker junk loan portfolio that…
  • Oct 22

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL
    "Post Foreclosure Hell" describes the latest gift to Americans from the banks, FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC. After the massive bail-outs by the American taxpayer, the banks, FANNIE and FREDDIE are now using "deficiency judgments" to collect on…
Rank this Week: 2255

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 16

    Wrecked Costa Concordia Reaches its Final Destination

    Wrecked Costa Concordia Reaches its Final Destination
    The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship was towed to its last port recently, two and a half years after it ran aground and sank, killing 32 people. It took four days to maneuver the 114,500 ton ship from the Tuscan island of Giglio where it…
  • Nov 4

    Senate Hearing Focuses on Cruise Ship Safety

    Senate Hearing Focuses on Cruise Ship Safety
    During a recent hearing before the Senate, Laurie Dishman recalled her horrifying experience of being choked and raped aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the cruise line's employees. Dishman shared her pain and humiliation during the…
  • Oct 29

    Cruise Ship Rape and Sexual Abuse

    Cruise Ship Rape and Sexual Abuse
    On board any major cruise ship, fun for the whole family abounds. Pools galore, water slides, and parties every night. But behind all that fun lies a danger that most cruise passengers do not really think about--sexual assault. Rape and…
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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/
  • Nov 16

    Engineering Malpractice Defense Verdict for Coastal Engineering Firm

    Engineering Malpractice Defense Verdict for Coastal Engineering Firm
    The Florida law firm of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. proudly announces another defense verdict in a construction case in which it defended Florida’s premier Coastal, Waterfront, and Dredging Engineering firm. View the Engineering…
  • Nov 6

    State Court Finds Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Statute Unconstitutional

    State Court Finds Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Statute Unconstitutional
    Judge Jorge E. Cueto, sitting in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Miami-Dade County, Florida, recently found the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act, as amended effective October 1, 2003, does not provide a “reasonable alternative…
  • Aug 1

    Florida Attorney David Harrigan Designated as Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law

    Florida Attorney David Harrigan Designated as Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law
    The Florida law firm of Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A. is pleased to announce that Florida Attorney David Harrigan has been recognized by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist in Construction Law. According to the Florida Bar,…
Rank this Week: 4092

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: 298

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/
  • Nov 16

    November 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    November 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. After Dismissal Court Lacked Subject-matter Jurisdiction Magloire v. Bank of New York, 39 Fla. L. Weekly D1927 (Fla. 4th DCA 2014) On Oct. 10, 2008, a bank filed a mortgage foreclosure complaint. The mortgagors…
  • Oct 27

    Crafting an Enforceable Noncompete Agreement

    Crafting an Enforceable Noncompete Agreement
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Courts have traditionally viewed noncompete agreements with disfavor, believing that the agreements contravene public policy. The agreements were seen as unfair restraints on trade and in response, the common law…
  • Oct 21

    Commercial Real Estate – Terms & Definition

    Commercial Real Estate – Terms & Definition
    By: Alejandro E. Jordan, Esq. Commercial Real Estate – Terms & Definitions Availability Rate: The ratio of available space to total rentable space, calculated by dividing the total available square feet by the total rentable square…
Rank this Week: 3239

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure law.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    Five Reasons to Consider a Short Sale as an Alternative to Foreclosure

    Five Reasons to Consider a Short Sale as an Alternative to Foreclosure
    No homeowner desires foreclosure, but in today’s uncertain economic climate, many people end up losing their homes. Foreclosure proceedings can be drawn-out, stressful, and a tremendous strain on a homeowner’s credit, assets, and…
  • Nov 5

    Miami Bankruptcy: The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Miami Bankruptcy: The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    When bankruptcy becomes inevitable, most people prefer filing Chapter 7 if they are eligible for it. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy case is typically opened and closed within three to six months, and the person generally comes out of it debt-free…
  • Oct 22

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid
    In real estate, it is important to get the details right. Mistakes can damage or even kill the deal. Your real estate deal can fall apart right up to the moment of closing. The New York Times tells the story of a closing gone very wrong. The…
Rank this Week: 1649

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    Five Reasons to Consider a Short Sale as an Alternative to Foreclosure

    Five Reasons to Consider a Short Sale as an Alternative to Foreclosure
    No homeowner desires foreclosure, but in today’s uncertain economic climate, many people end up losing their homes. Foreclosure proceedings can be drawn-out, stressful, and a tremendous strain on a homeowner’s credit, assets, and…
  • Nov 5

    Miami Bankruptcy: The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Miami Bankruptcy: The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    When bankruptcy becomes inevitable, most people prefer filing Chapter 7 if they are eligible for it. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy case is typically opened and closed within three to six months, and the person generally comes out of it debt-free…
  • Oct 22

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid
    In real estate, it is important to get the details right. Mistakes can damage or even kill the deal. Your real estate deal can fall apart right up to the moment of closing. The New York Times tells the story of a closing gone very wrong. The…
Rank this Week: 2225

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Nov 16

    Cruises Passenger Medical Malpractice Victims Receive New Right

    Cruises Passenger Medical Malpractice Victims Receive New Right
    It is no secret that cruise lines are for-profit businesses. Companies such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival, NCL, Celebrity, Disney and Princess constantly look for ways to add revenue and limit costs in order to increase their bottom lines. …
  • Nov 13

    Run Over Haulover Snorkeler Brings Maritime Tort and Lien Against 43' Midnight Express Named The Golden Rule

    Run Over Haulover Snorkeler Brings Maritime Tort and Lien Against 43' Midnight Express Named The Golden Rule
    The Florida Admiralty and Maritime Board Certified attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak filed a verified complaint in rem against a 43' Midnight Express go-fast boat for allegedly running over Marc Craddock while snorkeling more than 1 mile…
  • Oct 23

    Snorkeling Accident Near Haulover Inlet

    Snorkeling Accident Near Haulover Inlet
    Just last week, on October 17, a snorkeler was involved in a tragic accident when a speed boat struck him at the Haulover Inlet. According to Officer Jorge Pino of the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the victim, who has…
Rank this Week: 1211

Llabona Law Blog

Llabona Law Blog

Covers Florida family law issues.

http://www.llabona.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    Financial Tips for Divorcing Couple

    Financial Tips for Divorcing Couple
    Divorce is a hugely significant moment in a person’s life. It quite literally sets the stage for the entire second part of an individual’s life. Families split or form lines, property is divided, houses are moved out of, and…
  • Nov 9

    Shooting Your Wedding Dress After a Divorce?

    Shooting Your Wedding Dress After a Divorce?
    So your divorce is finalized, and you’re on your way out of the courtroom. Do you head home and relax, getting your bearings on your newly-single life, or do you drive out to a gun range to shoot some automatic weapons before heading to…
  • Nov 2

    Rothstein Divorce Postponed Due to Prison Complication

    Rothstein Divorce Postponed Due to Prison Complication
    It looks like Kim Rothstein, who spent most of her marriage away from her Ponzi-scheming husband Scott, is facing some delays in breaking free and getting her name (literally) restored. Anyone who has been following Florida news in the past…
Rank this Week: 3964

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Daytona Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Published By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A.

http://www.daytonabeachcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 15

    Daytona Domestic Violence Arrest Leads to Officer Resignation

    Daytona Domestic Violence Arrest Leads to Officer Resignation
    Football players aren't the only ones losing their jobs following allegations of domestic violence - sometimes even before the accusation is proven in court. A 30-year-old Daytona Beach Police officer has resigned after her spouse, a fellow…
  • Oct 15

    Daytona Murder Conviction Vacated for Prosecutor Misconduct

    Daytona Murder Conviction Vacated for Prosecutor Misconduct
    While the first goal in any criminal case is to avoid conviction, those who have already been convicted may seek to challenge it with an appeal. Appellate courts in Florida generally won't overturn a conviction entirely, unless they find…
  • Oct 6

    Report: Central Florida DUI Arrests on the Rise

    Report: Central Florida DUI Arrests on the Rise
    Police agencies are reporting an increase in the number of DUI arrests they have made this year. According to a report by Click Orlando, WKMG Local 6, the number of arrests in Orange County so far this year hit 668 (and counting), which is a…
Rank this Week: 2548

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

PCT Law Group's Legal Insights

Covers civil litigation and employment law.

http://pctlg.com/pct-law-group-legal-insights/
  • Nov 14

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation

    Retaliation Claim Not Related to Reverse Discrimination Allegation
                Apparently distracted or otherwise annoyed by his Nigerian co-workers’ tendency to converse with each other in their native language, a mortgage consultant asked his co-workers to speak in…
  • Nov 11

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement

    Beware the EEOC’s Assault on Separation Agreement
    The EEOC has launched a new strategic enforcement initiative, staking  out an aggressive (and new) position challenging what appear to be fairly standard separation agreement provisions.  Although it suffered a minor…
  • Nov 6

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case

    $1.2M Settlement in Skechers Overtime and Missed Break Case
    Skechers unlawfully withheld pay from employees, including compensation for missed meal and rest breaks, overtime and earned wages. A preliminary $1.2 million settlement agreement has been approved, potentially ending an…
Rank this Week: 2658

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Nov 14

    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAW VS. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT: WHICH WINS?

    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAW VS. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT: WHICH WINS?
    As our faithful readers (and workshop attendees) may recall, Florida homestead law is meant to protect a person’s primary residence from creditors, but its quirks can cause major problems, particularly for a blended family. A recent…
  • Oct 16

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”
    Available on Netflix, “Lullaby” is a movie by Andrew Levitas about a dysfunctional family that is reunited by end-of-life issues.  Jonathan is a young man living on the opposite coast from his wealthy New York family. …
  • Oct 3

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S
    We are pleased to announce that Cramer Law Center is participating in the Jacksonville Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year in a row. To help us reach this year’s fundraising goal, we are holding our Second Annual…
Rank this Week: 4351

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law issues.

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Nov 14

    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAW VS. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT: WHICH WINS?

    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAW VS. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT: WHICH WINS?
    As our faithful readers (and workshop attendees) may recall, Florida homestead law is meant to protect a person’s primary residence from creditors, but its quirks can cause major problems, particularly for a blended family. A recent…
  • Oct 16

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”
    Available on Netflix, “Lullaby” is a movie by Andrew Levitas about a dysfunctional family that is reunited by end-of-life issues.  Jonathan is a young man living on the opposite coast from his wealthy New York family. …
  • Oct 3

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S
    We are pleased to announce that Cramer Law Center is participating in the Jacksonville Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year in a row. To help us reach this year’s fundraising goal, we are holding our Second Annual…
Rank this Week: 3770

Gallagher & Associates Law…

Gallagher & Associates Law Firm

Covers Florida foreclosure law.

http://gallagherlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4824