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Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law

Covers changes in Florida law in the area of estate planning, tax law and probate law. By Marc J. Soss.

http://blog.fl-estateplanning.com
  • Jun 6

    CAN MY FLORIDA IRREVOCABLE TRUST BE TERMINATED

    CAN MY FLORIDA IRREVOCABLE TRUST BE TERMINATED
    In February 2014, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal in the case of Peck v. Peck (Case no. 2D13-113. Fla. 2d DCA Feb. 26, 2014) affirmed a trial court ruling that, if the settlor and all beneficiaries of an irrevocable trust…
  • Jun 5

    IOWA COURT UPHOLDS FLORIDA POSTNUP AGREEMENT

    IOWA COURT UPHOLDS FLORIDA POSTNUP AGREEMENT
    The Iowa Supreme Court has ruled that a Florida postnuptial agreement, executed two decades earlier when the couple were living in Florida, waiving rights to each other's property was valid.  The court ruled that the surviving…
  • Jun 5

    ARE CUSTODIAL ACCOUNTS THE BEST SAVINGS OPTION FOR A CHILD

    ARE CUSTODIAL ACCOUNTS THE BEST SAVINGS OPTION FOR A CHILD
    Family members (parents, grand-parents and relatives) are constantly looking for the best way to gift and save money for their relatives (usually children).  One commonly used option is a "custodial account" (established…
Rank this Week: 3421

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.

    Banker Suicides indicate Stress of the Profession.
    If your family works in a high stress profession is a good idea to make sure you and your family keep their estate plans up to date. The unexpected deaths of finance workers in the past few months by suicide around the world have raised…
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
  • Jul 17

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?
    A recent ruling by the Fifth Florida Appellate Court on Friday allows surviving spouses to claim loss of consortium separately from others claims after the spouse dies. The surviving spouse Margaret Randall filed the case, Randall v. Walt…
Rank this Week: 974

Florida Family Law Blawg

Florida Family Law Blawg

Covers Florida family law cases and news. By Christopher Chopin.

http://flafamlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment

    Fourth District Court Reverses Paternity Judgment
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal reversed today in Jeffers v. McLeary, a case in which the Father appealed an amended final judgment of paternity on the grounds that the Court was required to take evidence from each party regarding…
  • Apr 17

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident

    Fourth DCA Permits Domestic Violence Filing by Temporary Resident
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Rudel v. Rudel, a case involving two German residents.  While the Wife and daughter of the parties had temporarily moved to Florida for the minor child to attend school, the Wife filed a…
  • Apr 17

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA

    Restriction on Toy Guns Reversed by Fourth DCA
    The Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled today in Ingram v. Ingram, reversing as to a single issue raised.  Referencing an “unfortunate experience” with a BB gun while on a visit with his father, the Fourth District upheld a…
Rank this Week: 1566

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida divorce issues. By Law Offices of Steven E. Blumenthal.

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

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case

    Reasons to Hire a Guardian ad Litem for Your Time-Sharing Case
    I’ve written before about the role of a Guardian ad Litem (GAL). I want to focus in this post on some of the reasons you might consider seeking appointment of a GAL for your case, and the process for getting a GAL. I’ll use the…
  • Mar 18

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce

    How To Talk with Your Spouse About Collaborative Divorce
    So you are interested in a collaborative divorce – in keeping the divorce from becoming a fight in court, and believe it is a process that would work for you and your spouse. A next question is whether your spouse is interested in this…
  • Dec 20

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?

    Collaborative Divorce – Is a “Paradigm Shift” for You?
    Paradigm Shift may sound to you like a phrase a consultant would use – it reminds me a little of a meeting I was in many years ago, when the consultant in the room talked about different community agencies and institutions…
Rank this Week: 3724

Florida Foreclosure Defense…

Florida Foreclosure Defense Lawyers Blog

Covers foreclosure news, alternatives, defenses and scams. By David M. Goldman.

http://www.floridaforeclosuredefenselawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 456

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: 3257

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Several Things to Consider When Dealing with Foundation Problem

    Several Things to Consider When Dealing with Foundation Problem
    There are many things that may happen when you find your dream home and go under contract, but when that perfect place comes with a cracked foundation, there are things that you can do to protect your interests. In many instances, damage to…
  • Jun 1

    Florida House Passes Citizens Sinkhole Repair Program Bill

    Florida House Passes Citizens Sinkhole Repair Program Bill
    The Florida House passed HB 129, commonly referred to as the "Citizens Sinkhole Repair Bill," by a vote of 85-25 on Friday, April 11, 2014. This bill contains several changes concerning Florida's sinkhole law, but only for claims submitted…
  • Jun 1

    FAQ's About Florida Hurricane and Windstorm Claim

    FAQ's About Florida Hurricane and Windstorm Claim
    With hurricane season rapidly approaching, Florida homeowners likely have several questions concerning their hurricane and windstorm insurance coverage. The following is a list of frequently asked questions about hurricane and windstorm…
Rank this Week: 4707

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: 1285

Florida Immigration Lawyers Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyers Blog

Covers immigration law, visas, and deportation. By Punancy & Cosentino, P.A.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyersblog.com/
  • Nov 8

    Sandy VIctim

    Sandy VIctim
    Temporary Immigration Benefit Relief Measures Available to Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy USCIS has posted a reminder to immigrants and nonimmigrants affected by Hurricane Sandy of certain benefits and relief that may be available to…
  • Jul 23

    H-2 B Update

    H-2 B Update
    USCIS Publishes Updated H-2B Visa Number
  • May 10

    Dream Act Again

    Dream Act Again
    Senator Marco Rubio is going to introduce his version of the Dream Act with hopes of getting an approval by the end of the summer. We hope that this will help millions of young people who are living in the United States with no hope for the…
Rank this Week: 3020

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

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

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
  • Jul 13

    Tort "Deform" Perpetrated by Right Wing to Deny Individuals of Constitutional Right

    Tort "Deform" Perpetrated by Right Wing to Deny Individuals of Constitutional Right
    Corporate America has campaigned for more than thirty years to brainwash average people into believing that America's civil justice system is a bad thing. Sadly, the campaign has worked, fostering views contrary to one of the most fundamental…
  • Jul 13

    Florida Personal Injury Law: Alcohol Use as Evidence of Negligence

    Florida Personal Injury Law: Alcohol Use as Evidence of Negligence
    There is a reason why the following inquiry is a standard interrogatory for personal injury cases in the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure: Did you consume any alcoholic beverages or take any drugs or medications within twelve hours before the…
  • Jul 3

    Florida Personal Injury Law: Duty Opens Courthouse Door

    Florida Personal Injury Law: Duty Opens Courthouse Door
    Every personal injury plaintiff must plead and prove that the defendant owed and breached a duty of care and that the breach proximately (i.e., foreseeably and substantially) contributed to the specific injury suffered. These are the prima…
Rank this Week: 1077

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridainjuryattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Security in South Florida Bars and Clubs: Do I Need a Lawyer?

    Security in South Florida Bars and Clubs: Do I Need a Lawyer?
    Natives and visitors alike enjoy the beaches and nightlife in Florida, often including the "night club experience" in bars and nightclubs throughout Broward, Miami and Palm Beach. Usually, this means a fun night of hanging out with friends,…
  • Jul 25

    Rear End Car Accidents and Injurie

    Rear End Car Accidents and Injurie
    According to recent traffic safety statistics, more than 6 million car accidents occur on U.S. roadways each year. Of those, 2.5 million are rear-end car accidents. Although the majority of "rear-enders" are not fatal, they can result in a…
  • Jun 18

    Hospital Infections Could Be Cause for Medical Malpractice / Negligence Lawsuit

    Hospital Infections Could Be Cause for Medical Malpractice / Negligence Lawsuit
    The risk of contracting an infection while you are hospitalized is indisputable: One in every 25 hospital patients in the United States contract an infection while they are there. This used to be accepted as a "given." It seemed logical that…
Rank this Week: 3973

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida car accidents, wrongful death, and bicycle accidents. By Salpeter Gitkin, LLP.

http://www.florida-injury-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32
    A Pompano Beach, Florida tow truck/public transit bus collision sent 32 people to area hospitals on Thursday, news sources report. The victims were not immediately available following the incident; they were treated at several area hospitals.…
  • Oct 16

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship
    Qwentyn Hunter drowned aboard a Miami, Florida Carnival Cruise ship Monday, news sources report. The cruise ship was still at sea at the time of the tragic accident. Six-year-old Hunter, of Winter Garden, was pronounced dead after being…
  • Oct 14

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision
    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida was critically injured Friday after he got out of his car following a crash and was struck by a semi, which fled the scene, news sources report. The other driver involved in the initial car accident…
Rank this Week: 198

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blawg.com/
  • Jul 7

    Fatal boating collision on takes four live

    Fatal boating collision on takes four live
    In May, Ira Leesfield underlined the increased dangers in all water-related activities, including boating, during national holidays when he wrote: "Memorial Day boating and water sports highlight safety issues in the Florida keys." This past…
  • Jun 24

    South Florida Roads: Six fatalities under 24 hour

    South Florida Roads: Six fatalities under 24 hour
    In less than 24 hours, South Florida roadways have witnesses four motor vehicle accidents which caused the death of six people. While the number of traffic accident fatalities is in somewhat decline in the State overall, last weekend's…
  • Jun 18

    Children poisoned by carbon monoxide at Daycare sent to Hospital

    Children poisoned by carbon monoxide at Daycare sent to Hospital
    Yesterday, 72 children and 10 adults were emergently transferred to the hospital after a carbon monoxide leak was discovered at a daycare facility. Among all the small children, five were clearly more affected by headaches and vomiting. The…
Rank this Week: 1292

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: 1360

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: 1653

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, dangerous products, injuries to children and work-related accidents. By Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez, P.A.

http://www.flainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 11

    Car Accident Injures Sheriff's Office Deputy

    Car Accident Injures Sheriff's Office Deputy
    A Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured after a rollover accident with a vehicle in Loxahatchee last month. The accident, which involved a car and the pickup truck which the deputy was driving, left one other person injured…
  • Oct 10

    Product Liability Lawyer Discusses Injuries Related to Circumcision Clamp

    Product Liability Lawyer Discusses Injuries Related to Circumcision Clamp
    A California mother recently received a $4.6 million settlement for the injury caused to her son when he was circumcised at one week old. Melanie Hall settled with Miltex Inc, a Mogen circumcision clamp manufacturer, and parent company…
  • Oct 6

    Plantation Car Accident Injures Police Officer

    Plantation Car Accident Injures Police Officer
    Broward County - A Plantation accident involving three vehicles has injured a police officer and his dog. The accident happened on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, when an SUV struck Plantation police officer Curtis Hampton's car head-on. …
Rank this Week: 1095

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Jul 28

    NHTSA Warns Against "False Security" of Novelty Motorcycle Helmet

    NHTSA Warns Against "False Security" of Novelty Motorcycle Helmet
    The law requiring helmet use by motorcyclists in Florida was repealed 14 years ago this month, and since then, the number of riders donning a helmet has been halved -- to roughly 50 percent, according to the Sun Sentinel. What's especially…
  • Jul 27

    "Multiple Occurrences" in Insurance Law

    "Multiple Occurrences" in Insurance Law
    In cases where multiple injury victims seek compensation from at-fault party insurers, an issue that often arises is whether the injuries stemmed from one occurrence or multiple occurrences. Punta Gorda injury lawyers know this is often a…
  • Jul 26

    Federal Appeals Court Affirms Crash Case Dismissal, Florida Courts Might Have Different Outcome

    Federal Appeals Court Affirms Crash Case Dismissal, Florida Courts Might Have Different Outcome
    The lawsuit brought by the widow of a fatally injured motorcyclist was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on the grounds that she failed to establish the defendant's owed a duty to her husband. Had the case been…
Rank this Week: 1954

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Personal Injury Attorney in Miami: The World of Practicing Law in 2013

    Personal Injury Attorney in Miami: The World of Practicing Law in 2013
    It has become increasingly difficult for me reconcile the idyllic vision I enjoyed of the practice of personal injury law in the first two decades of my legal career with the reality of being an attorney in Miami in 2013. I took the Oath of…
  • Sep 26

    Hit By a Car Crossing the Street

    Hit By a Car Crossing the Street
    One of the very first things we all learn as children is to hold hands when we cross the street.  As we get older and realize that crossing a street is a “survivable” experience, the need to hold hands and the fear both…
  • Sep 24

    Florida’s Move Over Law: Stopping on a Highway is Extremely Dangerou

    Florida’s Move Over Law: Stopping on a Highway is Extremely Dangerou
    A horrifying scene played out on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, Florida, when James Schneider, 35, pulled his pickup truck over and got out of the vehicle in an attempt to save a stranded cat.  During the cat rescue, a driver…
Rank this Week: 2067

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • May 1

    What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Claim is Denied?

    What Happens When Your Long-Term Care Claim is Denied?
    According to The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, in 2012, more than 8 million Americans have long-term care insurance. People over 80 years old made up more than one-half of the claims opened in 2012. What does long-term…
  • Apr 8

    When your insurer lets you down

    When your insurer lets you down
    If you are like most homeowners, you have paid your insurance premium monthly for as long as you've had your home. Then comes the day when you need to file a claim and your insurance company does everything in their power to avoid paying that…
Rank this Week: 835

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Florida Insurance Law Blog

Discusses insurance news, cases, class actions, and bad faith insurance claims. By Liggio Benrubi.

http://www.floridainsurancelawblog.com/
  • Oct 22

    The Florida Civil Justice System is in peril

    The Florida Civil Justice System is in peril
    I am, at best, and infrequent blogger.  I simply refuse to hire someone to blog for me, (which I understand is the norm, and not the exception), because I think that a blog is personal, and is intended to give my personal insights and…
  • Apr 17

    Lutz v Protective Life Insurance

    Lutz v Protective Life Insurance
    This post is very important for more than 100 Floridians who had health insurance with Protective Life. In order to avoid taking up too much space in this blog post, I will link to some important documents regarding this case which are posted…
  • Apr 16

    Online Travel Agency Settlement for Palm Beach County

    Online Travel Agency Settlement for Palm Beach County
    I, along with two of my best friends, who are terrific trial lawyers, Louis Silber and John Romano, (our local Palm Beach County Legal Dream Team!), have had the very great pleasure of representing our Palm Beach County Tax Collector, Anne…
Rank this Week: 3179

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

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

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

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 1636

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Florida Business Owners: Meet Tax-Friendly Orlando

    Florida Business Owners: Meet Tax-Friendly Orlando
    According to a report by KPMG International, Orlando, Florida is one of the most tax-friendly major cities in the world, with Tampa, Florida following close behind. This is just one of many reasons why entrepreneurs open Florida businesses.…
  • Jul 21

    Tim Tebow Purchasing Commercial, Residential Property in Jacksonville

    Tim Tebow Purchasing Commercial, Residential Property in Jacksonville
    If you are a college football fan, then you have probably heard of the previous University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, who played high school football for Nease High School in Jacksonville, Florida. After a short career in the NFL,…
  • Jul 13

    Bastille Day

    Bastille Day
    The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on the 14 July 1789, as well as the Fête de la Fédération on the 14 July 1790. Celebrations…
Rank this Week: 853

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Stay Against a "Peripheral" Defendant?

    Stay Against a "Peripheral" Defendant?
    Not if the defendant is a direct competitor.  The Andersons, Inc. has sued Harrell's, LLC and three other defendants for infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,884,756; 8,435,321; and 8,574,631 relating to water-dispersible pellet…
  • Jul 15

    Expert Lied On The Stand - New Trial, Right?

    Expert Lied On The Stand - New Trial, Right?
    No. Rembrandt Vision Technologies sued Johnson & Johnson Vision Care for alleged infringement of U.S. Patent No. 5,712,327.  During a two-week jury trial, the Court granted judgment as a matter of law in favor of Defendant based on…
  • Jul 11

    Red Hot Trailers vs. Real Hot Trailer

    Red Hot Trailers vs. Real Hot Trailer
    Right Trailers, Inc. holds U.S. Trademark Registration No. 4,327,039 for the mark "RED HOT TRAILERS."  Southern Wholesale Trailers and RVs put up a wooden sign outside their business that read "Red Hot Trailers."  In response to a…
Rank this Week: 3454

Florida Law and the Criminal…

Florida Law and the Criminal Justice System

Covers Florida and federal criminal law topics. By Richard Hornsby.

http://blog.richardhornsby.com
  • Jul 7

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem
    To many people, there is no middle ground: George Zimmerman will either be convicted of Second Degree Murder or he will be found Not Guilty. But the reality is much more complex, because the jury will have a number of Continue reading →
  • Jul 1

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read
    Because of some erroneous Tweeting going on in the Twitterverse, I keep receiving the following two recurring questions regarding George Zimmerman’s case: Is Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child an available lesser offense; and Does the…
  • Jun 11

    George Zimmerman’s Self Defense Jury Instruction

    George Zimmerman’s Self Defense Jury Instruction
    For more than a year, supporters of both sides have engaged in endless debate about the wisdom of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and whether George Zimmerman was lawfully defending himself against Trayvon Martin. And since the trial is…
Rank this Week: 4530

Florida Law Updates

Florida Law Updates

Summaries of Florida criminal law cases. By Roger P. Foley.

http://wedefend.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Juvenile Crimes in

    Juvenile Crimes in
    Juvenile Crimes in West Palm Beach and Fort LauderdaleArrested for Possession of Marijuana in Fort Lauderdale?  Arrested for Possession of Marijuana in West Palm Beach?  Know Your Legal Rights When Dealing With Police in Florida.Can the…
  • Mar 25

    Resisting A Police Officer With Violence in Florida

    Resisting A Police Officer With Violence in Florida
    Resisting A Police Officer With Violence in Florida is a Felony Crime.   If you are arrested for the crime of Resisting an Officer With Violence in South Florida you should contact Criminal Lawyer Roger P. Foley.Mr. Foley has offices in…
  • Mar 18

    Diversion Program Issue

    Diversion Program Issue
    “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark TwainI have often wondered why some people take the time to find the right criminal attorney to represent them, sign paperwork, pay them, etc., and then feel the…
Rank this Week: 4525

Florida Mediator

Florida Mediator

A mediator weblog dedicated to Florida's certified mediators. By Perry S. Itkin.

http://floridamediator.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1547

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: 4837

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/
Rank this Week: 4382

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys…

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida motor vehicle accidents, personal injury laws and wrongful death claims. By Jason Turchin.

http://www.floridapersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4578

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as boating and car accidents, as well as medical malpractice and slip/trip and fall accidents. By Joseph I. Lipsky.

http://www.floridapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 30

    Too Many Wrongful Deaths in Miami Boating Accident

    Too Many Wrongful Deaths in Miami Boating Accident
    Having represented many families who’ve lost loved ones in deadly boating accidents throughout our South Florida waterways, Miami personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky is too familiar with the dangers most people forget are associated…
  • May 28

    Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Happen Too Often in Fort Lauderdale

    Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians Happen Too Often in Fort Lauderdale
    As a personal injury attorney helping injured car accident victims in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Attorney Joseph Lipsky knows too well that Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are extremely dangerous for pedestrians. In fact, according to a…
  • May 19

    Car Accidents Increase Over Memorial Day, Drive Carefully

    Car Accidents Increase Over Memorial Day, Drive Carefully
    As an attorney helping injured victims of car accidents in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches, Joseph Lipsky reminds his fellow motorists to be vigilant over the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend. According to AAA, the number of…
Rank this Week: 2371

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida personal injury developments. By Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck, P.A.

http://www.florida-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    CME of Defendants in Florida Personal Injury Case

    CME of Defendants in Florida Personal Injury Case
    Plaintiffs frequently face compulsory medical examinations (“CMEs”) in personal injury cases. Although it is less common for defendants to be required to undergo CMEs, defendants may be subject to them pursuant to the Florida…
  • Jul 24

    Survival of Florida Loss of Consortium Claim

    Survival of Florida Loss of Consortium Claim
    When a person is seriously injured by someone else’s negligence, he or she may have a personal injury claim. The injured person’s spouse may also have a claim for loss of consortium. A loss of consortium claim compensates the…
  • Jul 21

    Defense Expert Testimony of Necessity of Treatment in Florida

    Defense Expert Testimony of Necessity of Treatment in Florida
    The Fourth District has recently clarified when a defense expert’s testimony regarding a plaintiff’s medical treatment should be excluded. In Boyles v. A & G Concrete Pools, Inc., the plaintiff was injured when the utility…
Rank this Week: 2352

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents and road safety. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Shrapnel Hazard Leads to BMW Recalling Vehicles with Takata Airbag

    Shrapnel Hazard Leads to BMW Recalling Vehicles with Takata Airbag
    BMW has recalled several of its most popular models due to defective Takata airbags, a problem that is hitting much of the global auto industry. The German automaker will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across…
  • Jul 25

    Are Your Airbags Safe? Mitsubishi Recalls Lancer Sedans with Takata Airbag

    Are Your Airbags Safe? Mitsubishi Recalls Lancer Sedans with Takata Airbag
    Mitsubishi Motors Corp is recalling cars made with Takata Corp air bags in Florida, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Mitsubishi has joined nine other automakers in conducting a recall in those states. Mitsubishi has said it…
  • Jul 23

    RJ Reynolds Slapped with $23.6 Jury Verdict in Escambia County

    RJ Reynolds Slapped with $23.6 Jury Verdict in Escambia County
    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., the nation’s No. 2 cigarette maker, has vowed to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. The company’s…
Rank this Week: 3320

Florida Probate and Estate…

Florida Probate and Estate Planning Blog

Answers probate and estate law questions. By Fortenberry Legal.

http://www.floridaprobatesolutions.com/blog/
  • Oct 29

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate

    Rights of Stepchildren to Assets of a Deceased Parent in Probate
    Here’s a scenario that I get so often that it deserves its own blog post:  Dad dies. Stepchildren claim that stepmother is taking dad’s assets and not communicating with them. Stepmother claims that all of the marital assets…
  • Oct 22

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step

    Formal Florida Probate Administration in 10 Step
    Of the various types of Florida probate proceedings, formal administration is the most common.  Like any probate matter, Florida probate administration can vary depending on the size of the estate, the decedent’s asset…
  • Oct 29

    Proposed Amendments to Florida Constitution Would Extend Homestead Benefit

    Proposed Amendments to Florida Constitution Would Extend Homestead Benefit
    For Florida voters, November 6 is about more than the presidential election.  The ballot includes 11 proposed changes to Florida’s constitution. These changes, which would require 60 percent of the vote to pass, deal with some…
Rank this Week: 4345

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: 3578

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Jul 2

    Spousal Inheritance after Divorce

    Spousal Inheritance after Divorce
    What rights does a divorced spouse have to inherit from a former spouse’s estate? Fla. Stat. § 732.703 became effective in 2012 and concerns beneficiary designations on life insurance policies, annuities, IRAs, 401ks and other…
  • Jul 2

    Elective Share for the Surviving Spouse

    Elective Share for the Surviving Spouse
    Can we agree to something else? The law in Florida is clear in its intentions to protect a surviving spouse from being disinherited.  Fla. Stat. 732.201-732.2155 specifies the applicable rules for a surviving spouse to claim the elective…
  • Jul 1

    Qualified Renunciation

    Qualified Renunciation
    In Florida, one of the pleading requirements for a Will Contest or Trust Contest is a general allegation in the complaint that the contestant renounces any benefit he or she receives under the challenged document. The “renunciation…
Rank this Week: 944

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: 597

Florida Probate Litigation…

Florida Probate Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers contested wills, estate planning, and trusts. By Robert C. Adamski.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyers.com/
  • Mar 29

    Actor's death exemplifies the importance of guardianship

    Actor's death exemplifies the importance of guardianship
    Paul Walker's death was a shock to the actor's family, friends and his fans. Although unexpected, it appeared that the actor had thought about his own mortality, because he died with an estate plan in place. Walker left his...
  • Mar 27

    Undue influence can often lead to financial exploitation

    Undue influence can often lead to financial exploitation
    Financial exploitation is a serious problem for Florida's seniors, but many people are surprised to learn that it's not just strangers that swindle seniors out of their hard-earned money. A senior's friends or relatives may be the cause of...
  • Mar 21

    Florida suit seeks to protect surviving spouse in gay marriage

    Florida suit seeks to protect surviving spouse in gay marriage
    Eight couples in Florida recently filed a lawsuit against the state, claiming that Florida's ban on gay marriage violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution. The couples, each living in Florida, but married in another state that…
Rank this Week: 578

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Jul 25

    Giving Art

    Giving Art
    Hippocrates wrote, “vita brevis, ars longa.” Translated, this means “life is short, art is long.” It is a common reference to how time limits life and how art may prolong those limits. In an article that explores…
  • Jul 7

    CONTESTING A WILL

    CONTESTING A WILL
    Often times, people are displeased by the terms of a family member’s will and would like to have a court set aside the will. This frequently occurs when relatives are left out of a will, and there is concern that the will does not…
  • Jun 29

    Insuring Your Final Wishes Through Proper Estate Planning

    Insuring Your Final Wishes Through Proper Estate Planning
    The consequences of will disputes range from the goals of the individual who created the will being greatly frustrated to failing completely, which is a shame because a will represents a person taking the time and energy to memorialize his or…
Rank this Week: 880

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyer Blog

Covers real estate law, commercial leasing and real estate development. By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1598

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/
  • Jun 17

    June 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    June 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Equitable lien on homestead. Florida law allows the imposition of equitable liens upon homestead property in certain limited situations, such as where the homestead is being used as an instrument of fraud or an…
  • May 19

    May 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Summaries (Part 3 of 3)

    May 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Summaries (Part 3 of 3)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Buyers’ condo deposit in escrow. The separate sales or reservation deposits required by F.S. 718.202 (1) and (2) may be maintained in one account and the contracts where this was done are not voidable. North…
  • May 13

    May 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Updates (Part 2 of 2)

    May 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Updates (Part 2 of 2)
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. After Foreclosure Liability for Past Due Assessments Aventura Management, LLC v. Spiaggia Ocean Condo Ass’n, Inc., 39 Fla. L. Weekly D486 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014) A condo association sued to foreclose its lien for…
Rank this Week: 4212

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney…

Florida Securities Fraud Attorney Blog

Covers Florida securities fraud cases and issues. By Ralph Behr, Esq. P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudattorney.com/
  • Jun 4

    Scanning License Plates and Privacy

    Scanning License Plates and Privacy
    Fort Lauderdale police agencies have technology to read license plates. Once read, the plates are matched against outstanding traffic tickets. In addition, the owner’s name is matched against outstanding criminal warrants. At what…
  • Jun 2

    SEC Charges White Collar Crimes in Sarasota

    SEC Charges White Collar Crimes in Sarasota
    A fund manager in Sarasota, Florida was charged with defrauding investors of $3.8 million. The fund manager, Gaeton Della Penna, faces federal criminal charges in the Middle District of Florida for defrauding investors. Criminal charges,…
  • May 29

    Demands for Chemtrail Conspiracy Arrest

    Demands for Chemtrail Conspiracy Arrest
    The History Channel‘s broadcast of "Weather Warfare" focused international interest in The State of the Nation’s demand that the International Criminal Court begin a criminal investigation into what I have dubbed "The…
Rank this Week: 3666

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: 219

Florida Social Security Disability…

Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida construction accidents and workers' compensation law. By Randy Zeldin.

http://www.floridaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Social Security Considering Changes to Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Listing

    Social Security Considering Changes to Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Listing
    The Social Security Administration has proposed several changes to the "listed" impairments, which can qualify an individual to receive Social Security Disability Income. The listing for "epilepsy", under section 11.02 and 11.03. …
  • Mar 27

    Expedited Social Security for Veteran

    Expedited Social Security for Veteran
    The Social Security Administration has announced that effective March 17, 2014, it will expedited disability claims for veterans receiving VA service-connected compensation benefits and who have a rating of 100% "permanent and total"…
  • Feb 27

    Veterans Receive Expedited Social Security Processing

    Veterans Receive Expedited Social Security Processing
    The Social Security Administration has announced that it has instituted a new policy aimed at speeding up applications of wounded warriors. The new process applies only to Veterans who were injured after October 1, 2001. Veterans…
Rank this Week: 1271

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Florida Tax Attorney Blog

Published By Bucci Law Offices, P.A.

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

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Change

    Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Change
    The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) has been recently updated. Our Fort Lauderdale and Miami tax attorneys can assist you during your disclosure process and advise you on the best course of action for you situation. Not to…
  • Jun 12

    IRS Commissioner's Remarks at Conference Hint at OVDP Change

    IRS Commissioner's Remarks at Conference Hint at OVDP Change
    Speaking at an International Tax conference recently, the commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service implied that changes might be in the works for the agency's offshore voluntary disclosure program (OVDP). The changes, if created, would be…
  • Jun 8

    Florida Man Hit with Record Tax Penalty on Swiss Bank Account

    Florida Man Hit with Record Tax Penalty on Swiss Bank Account
    A jury in Miami recently found that a Coral Gables man could owe civil penalties of $2.24 million for a secret Swiss bank account he held, Bloomberg reported. This sum is noteworthy due to its large size. What makes it especially significant…
Rank this Week: 2754

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax controversy, tax planning, IRS voluntary disclosure, and tax evasion. By A. Antonio Tomas, P.A.

http://www.floridataxlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated
    It used to be that living overseas - and all the financial and tax implications that come with it - was an acumen that belonged primarily to the super rich. However, our Miami tax lawyers know that is no longer the case, as unemployment here…
  • Jun 15

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year
    Florida tax fraud prosecutions this year have been numerous - and they run the gamut. One involved a former corrections officer, another a hospital worker, another an exotic dancer and yet another a former mayor. Our Miami tax fraud defense…
  • May 24

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal
    The IRS-Tea Party scandal has rocked Washington, with news that the government tax authority improperly targeted the conservative group for political reasons. Our Miami IRS audit defense lawyers know the reason this controversy has been so…
Rank this Week: 2039