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Florida ERISA Blog

Florida ERISA Blog

Covers recent developments in ERISA and employee benefits law in Florida. By Marcus Castillo.

http://floridaerisa.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Lessons From The Howard Case

    Lessons From The Howard Case
    Last year I had the opportunity to attend a gathering of many of the ERISA litigators in Florida, both plaintiff and defense. One of the hot topics at that conference was a case known as Howard v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Co.…
  • May 21

    A Great Resource Book

    A Great Resource Book
    I recently had the opportunity to review PLI's ERISA Litigation Answer Book 2013.If you're new to ERISA litigation and need a quick overview of the landscape or need a handy desk reference this is a great resource. The Q and A format combined…
  • May 6

    ERISA Liens: Big As Ever

    ERISA Liens: Big As Ever
    In my last blog post I overviewed the opposing arguments heard by the Supreme Court in U.S. Airways v. McCutchen. On April 16, 2013 the court handed down its decision: one clearly favorable to health insurance carriers seeking reimbursement…
Rank this Week: 3091

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: 3294

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/
  • Sep 30

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC

    4th DCA and Charging Order Protection for Florida LLC
    In Florida, a multi member LLC, has asset protection characteristics. Prior to 2011, Florida law was not clear on whether a charging order was the exclusive remedy for a creditor of a member of a multi member LLC. Assets in a Florida multi…
  • Sep 29

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?

    If a person dies intestate what proof must their children show the court to prove they are the heirs to the estate?
    Most Florida probate courts simply accept the information contained in the pleadings that are filed with the court. These pleadings are usually signed "under penalties of perjury". Some courts (such as Citrus Count and Miami-Dade County)…
  • Aug 25

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before

    Estate Planning: Dealing with your digital death instead of before
    Portland company WebCease is making waves in the probate and estate-planning community by helping attorneys and grieving families locate the deceased's digital accounts. CEO Glenn Williamson aims to be the first to provide this service to…
Rank this Week: 389

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: 1368

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

Florida Family Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridafamilylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Can a Computer be Beautiful?

    Can a Computer be Beautiful?
    This post, like some of my earlier posts regarding computer software for family law attorneys, focuses not on family law topics themselves, but rather on a recent switch I made to Apple computers in my office, and information for anyone…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3671

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: 1308

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1227

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

Florida Homeowners Insurance Blog

By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.floridahomeownersinsuranceblog.com/
  • Aug 25

    Citizens Property Insurance Votes to Lower Insurance Rates, But Not For Everyone in South Florida

    Citizens Property Insurance Votes to Lower Insurance Rates, But Not For Everyone in South Florida
    For the first time in over four years, Citizens Property Insurance ("Citizens") has voted to lower rates for approximately 70 percent of its customers. For everyone else, however, there will be yet another year of increases. The rate change…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3926

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: 781

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: 4158

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

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

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 928

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridainjuryattorney-blog.com/
  • Sep 15

    Hotel Accidents and Injuries: When is the hotel responsible?

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

    Prescription Painkiller Patche

    Prescription Painkiller Patche
    Generally speaking most of us have used a patch in one form or another, maybe a nicotine patch to aid in a smoking cessation program, maybe a birth control patch to aid in contraception, or maybe more commonly an over the counter Icy-Hot…
  • Aug 22

    Rear End Car Accidents - Who's at Fault?

    Rear End Car Accidents - Who's at Fault?
    The most common type of two-vehicle accident in Fort Lauderdale is the "rear-ender" - when a car is bumped or rammed from behind by a following vehicle. Today, the number of rear end car accidents is increasing, due to the many new driver…
Rank this Week: 1981

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: 135

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.floridainjurylawyer-blawg.com/
  • 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. …
  • Aug 13

    4-year-old child killed by dog in Miami

    4-year-old child killed by dog in Miami
    Dog bite cases are among the saddest and most tragic cases when representing victims and families in personal injury cases. Today in Miami, a four year-old was apparently mauled to death by a dog at 12301 SW 230th Street. The details of…
Rank this Week: 1365

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/
  • Oct 7

    Florida Roadway Safety - Avoiding Motor Vehicle Accident

    Florida Roadway Safety - Avoiding Motor Vehicle Accident
    When driving in Florida, knowing the safest routes is just one of the things you can do to avoid being involved in a car accident. Whether commuting, picking up the kids or running errands around town, most drivers choose the most direct,…
  • Oct 6

    Florida Slip and Fall Victims Need Qualified Legal Counsel Today More Than Ever

    Florida Slip and Fall Victims Need Qualified Legal Counsel Today More Than Ever
    Slip and fall accidents are quite common in the state of Florida and often result from businesses failing to adequately maintain their premises with regard to safety. Florida premises liability lawyers at Hannon & Boyers regularly…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1940

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/
  • Oct 17

    Do You Have An Emergency Financial Plan for Serious Personal Injury?

    Do You Have An Emergency Financial Plan for Serious Personal Injury?
    Personal injury and unexpected medical costs are the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in this country. Being seriously injured can cause you to lose time at work and can lead to large medical bills. A serious injury can also be difficult…
  • Oct 15

    Campus Safety Tip

    Campus Safety Tip
    Campuses in Miami and other Florida cities have security teams and safety policies to keep students safe. The aim of colleges is to provide a good education to students, but these organizations are also expected by law to take reasonable…
  • Oct 10

    Hazing: A Very Preventable Cause of Injury and Death on Campuse

    Hazing: A Very Preventable Cause of Injury and Death on Campuse
    Hazing is often seen as an inevitable part of rushing a fraternity or sorority. Unfortunately, hazing and other fraternity-related events have been causing fatalities and serious injuries, pushing colleges to rethink their societies. Miami…
Rank this Week: 2532

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: 524

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: 891

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/
  • Oct 16

    Safeco v. Beare - Bad Faith Insurance Claim Allowed Before Liability Determined

    Safeco v. Beare - Bad Faith Insurance Claim Allowed Before Liability Determined
    For a long time, plaintiffs in bad faith insurance cases reserved the claim until after liability had been determined. Then, they would proceed with filing the bad faith claim. It's still true that bad faith claims can't be decided before…
  • Oct 14

    Inman v. Whiteville - Liability in a "No-Contact" Crash

    Inman v. Whiteville - Liability in a "No-Contact" Crash
    Rare is the instance where any auto insurance company is going to offer an injured party a fair settlement straight out of the gate. Obtaining rightful compensation for injuries - including medical bills, lost wages and vehicle damage -…
  • Oct 10

    Fatigued Truckers and Unsafe Trucking in Southwest Florida

    Fatigued Truckers and Unsafe Trucking in Southwest Florida
    While driving on an overpass on S.R. 46 in Brevard County recently, a trucker fell asleep. That's what police suspect was the cause of a crash that occurred around 2:30 a.m. in a highway construction zone. Incredibly, no one was injured,…
Rank this Week: 2404

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…
  • Oct 15

    Understanding Florida Wrongful Death Claim

    Understanding Florida Wrongful Death Claim
    Wrongful death claims in the state of Florida are classified as those deaths which are directly related to someone’s negligence or a deliberate action that led up to the death. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years in…
  • Aug 5

    Motorcycle accident victims often suffer at the hands of insurer

    Motorcycle accident victims often suffer at the hands of insurer
    According to "Ride Smart Florida" there are more than 600,000 registered motorcycles across the state of Florida. Unfortunately, statistics also show that during 2012, there were more than 9,000 accidents involving motorcycles. When you…
Rank this Week: 2187

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: 4231

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: 338

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Do You Have an Estate Plan for Your Business?

    Do You Have an Estate Plan for Your Business?
    If you own a business, then it is important to include this asset in your estate plan when you pass away. If there is more than one owner or member of the company, then the By-Laws or Operating Agreement of the company (depending on whether…
  • Oct 16

    Home Prices in Florida Vary Depending on Location

    Home Prices in Florida Vary Depending on Location
    Home prices in Florida and cost of living in Florida vary throughout the state. This blog is a response to a recent question we received from a foreign individual inquiring about the different home prices in Florida. According to Trulia.com,…
  • Oct 14

    Setup a business to purchase property in Florida

    Setup a business to purchase property in Florida
    A piece of real estate, whether it is a Florida residential property or a Florida commercial property, can be purchased by different types of owners. These include individuals, multiple individuals, married couples, LLCs, corporations and…
Rank this Week: 860

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 7

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant
    InDyne, Inc. sued Abacus Technology Corp. for copyright infringement relating to Abacus's setting up of a NASA website.  InDyne's allegations were that Abacus used InDyne's software for setting up the NASA website and such usage…
  • Aug 25

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"
    Fresh Patch, LLC owns U.S. Patent 8,522,719 directed to a pet toilet continuous delivery and replacement method.  Fresh Patch ("Real Dogs Use REAL Grass") offers a subscription service where they send you a patch of grass each week for…
  • Aug 18

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?

    Different Standards For Deciding Whether To Stay?
    You may recall that Judge Covington denied a defendant's request to stay litigation, rejecting that defendant's argument that it was merely a "peripheral" defendant since it had only bought the accused product from another defendant.…
Rank this Week: 1013

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 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…
Rank this Week: 1728

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: 4208

Florida Mediator

Florida Mediator

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

http://floridamediator.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3079

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home abuse. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.floridanursinghomelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Absher v. Momence Meadows Nursing Ctr. – Medicare Fraud and the Potential for Nursing Home Abuse

    Absher v. Momence Meadows Nursing Ctr. – Medicare Fraud and the Potential for Nursing Home Abuse
    Two nurses who brought qui tam claims on behalf of the government allege their nursing home employer knowingly submitted thousands of false claims to the Medicare and Medicaid programs have had judgments in their favor reversed by the U.S.…
  • Oct 9

    Nursing Home-Hospice Relationships Garner Increased Government Scrutiny

    Nursing Home-Hospice Relationships Garner Increased Government Scrutiny
    For years, the government has warned nursing homes and hospices about requesting or providing illegal compensation to influence where nursing homes refer patients for hospice care. Such action is in direct violation of both the federal False…
  • Oct 6

    Florida Nursing Home Neglect, Mismanagement Allegedly Led to Death

    Florida Nursing Home Neglect, Mismanagement Allegedly Led to Death
    The personal representative of a Florida woman who died last year in a Lakeland nursing home alleges medical complications leading to her death were preventable, the result of systematic neglect and mismanagement of the facility. According to…
Rank this Week: 2103

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/
  • Oct 21

    Chronic Pain Malpractice Claims on the Rise

    Chronic Pain Malpractice Claims on the Rise
    No one likes to live with pain. Short-term pain can usually be alleviated with an over-the-counter analgesic, but long-term chronic pain is another issue. While advances in pharmacology have developed better drugs to ease pain, the…
  • Oct 17

    Cruise Ships: Relaxing, Rollicking, but Sometimes Risky

    Cruise Ships: Relaxing, Rollicking, but Sometimes Risky
    Find a nice spot along the beach in Fort Lauderdale on a Sunday afternoon and watch the cruise ships stream out of Port Everglades, headed out for fun times at sea for thousands of happy, excited vacationers. In 2013 the port handled over…
  • Oct 14

    Nursing Home Surveillance: Should You Be Able to Spy on Your Grandma’s Caretakers?

    Nursing Home Surveillance: Should You Be Able to Spy on Your Grandma’s Caretakers?
    People face the future in different ways, but the thought of having someone care for us when we are old is daunting to most. We all hope that family will be the closest and best choice for care, but when that is not an option we look to…
Rank this Week: 2122

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: 4865

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/
  • Oct 20

    HIPAA Does Not Preempt Florida Medical Malpractice Statute

    HIPAA Does Not Preempt Florida Medical Malpractice Statute
    The 11th Circuit has reversed the trial court’s decision in Murphy v. Dulay. As this blog has previously discussed, Florida malpractice law requires a prospective medical malpractice plaintiff to provide pre-suit notice to the…
  • Oct 16

    Interpretation of Florida Release

    Interpretation of Florida Release
    Accident victims are often required to sign a release when settling their injury claims. The scope of the claims covered by the release is determined by the language in the release. It is generally wise to wait until all claims are known and…
  • Oct 14

    Florida Service of Process on Foreign Defendant

    Florida Service of Process on Foreign Defendant
    Florida personal injury cases often involve one or more citizens of another state or country. Procedural requirements are complicated when a party is not a Florida citizen. Service of process becomes far more complex when the defendant is a…
Rank this Week: 1403

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/
  • Oct 20

    National Teen Driver Week, a Time to Prevent Car Accident

    National Teen Driver Week, a Time to Prevent Car Accident
    As we commence National Teen Driver Safety week, Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer Joseph Lipsky reminds parents of the importance their behind the wheel behavior in molding safe teen drivers. The need for National Teen Driver Safety Week…
  • Oct 10

    Taking Over the Counter Medicine Can Cause Car Accident

    Taking Over the Counter Medicine Can Cause Car Accident
    As a personal injury attorney helping seriously injured accident victims across Florida, including Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Joseph Lipsky wants his fellow drivers to know about a recent caution issued by the U.S. Food and Drug…
  • Oct 7

    Hands Free Devicies Do Not Prevent Car Accident

    Hands Free Devicies Do Not Prevent Car Accident
    Having represented thousands of seriously injured victims of car accidents in Miami and Fort Lauderdale over the past 20 years, personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky is always concerned when he notices that devices which are characterized as…
Rank this Week: 2547

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/
  • Oct 17

    Kentucky Waterpark Facing Two Lawsuits Over Slide Injurie

    Kentucky Waterpark Facing Two Lawsuits Over Slide Injurie
    When a serious injury or wrongful death happens due to an amusement park accident, a thorough investigation needs to be conducted. While amusement parks, including waterparks, have plenty of insurance and plenty of lawyers to protect them…
  • Oct 15

    Orange County Deputy Hits & Kills Pedestrian

    Orange County Deputy Hits & Kills Pedestrian
    An Orange County sheriff’s deputy responding to a call in the early morning hours on Monday struck and killed a pedestrian in Orlando, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The 38-year-old Orlando deputy was not injured in the crash,…
  • Oct 9

    International Walk to School Day: Watch Out for Pedestrians and Bicyclists!

    International Walk to School Day: Watch Out for Pedestrians and Bicyclists!
    October 8 is International Walk to School Day, a day when thousands of schools in the U.S. and in 40 countries strive to raise awareness about walking and bicycling to school. This day expresses the need for walkable communities throughout…
Rank this Week: 1656

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: 2619

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Oct 6

    Thoughts about Estate Assist, a “digital safe deposit box”

    Thoughts about Estate Assist, a “digital safe deposit box”
    Does Estate Assist solve probate and estate problems for Florida residents? A brief look at Estate Assist and lingering questions.
  • Aug 4

    Who has priority to act as personal representative in Florida?

    Who has priority to act as personal representative in Florida?
    If there is NO Last Will and Testament, the Florida Statutes indicate who has priority to act as personal representative (PR) and the law aligns with common sense. Florida Statute 733.301 733.301 Preference in appointment of personal…
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 1990

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
  • Sep 25

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code

    Undue Influence under Florida’s Trust Code
    Florida Statute § 736.0406 Effect of fraud, duress, mistake, or undue influence.— If the creation, amendment, or restatement of a trust is procured by fraud, duress, mistake, or undue influence, the trust or any part so…
  • Aug 12

    Florida Trust Termination

    Florida Trust Termination
    People create trusts for a variety of reasons.  Some create them for creditor protection.  Others create them because they are concerned about providing the beneficiaries with large sums of money all at once.  Although these…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1712

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: 231

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: 4655

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Sep 26

    2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION – ALIGNMENT OF THE ANTILAPSE PROVISIONS OF THE FLORIDA TRUST AND PROBATE CODES

    2014 LEGISLATIVE SESSION – ALIGNMENT OF THE ANTILAPSE PROVISIONS OF THE FLORIDA TRUST AND PROBATE CODES
    The 2014 State of Florida legislative session brought about several changes in the area of trusts and estates. Among those passing into law was the amendment to the antilapse provisions of the Florida Trust Code (Florida Statutes Chapter…
  • Sep 2

    LONG TERM CHARITABLE GIVING: The Charitable Lead Trust

    LONG TERM CHARITABLE GIVING: The Charitable Lead Trust
    Charitable donors are frequently in pursuit of a means for establishing a lifetime philanthropic legacy and effective estate planning. The utilization of a charitable trust provides a strategic option. The donor may choose to set up a trust…
  • Aug 25

    The Reasons We Give

    The Reasons We Give
    Estate planners often focus on the tax benefits of making a gift, as smart planning can help reduce or eliminate a wide array of taxes on the estate and individual. But if you thought the primary motivation for donor gift-giving was related…
Rank this Week: 4360

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: 2465

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/
  • 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…
  • Oct 17

    October 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    October 2014 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Accord and satisfaction of disputed claim.   Where a purchaser of a condo unit at a foreclosure sale tendered a check to the condo association in full and final satisfaction of the association’s…
  • Oct 5

    Partition of Florida Real Estate

    Partition of Florida Real Estate
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Joint property ownership is a partnership at its core. Partnerships are great tools to save money, promote economies of scale, and better utilize resources. However, in situations where more than one party owns…
Rank this Week: 2768

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: 4714

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: 562

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/
  • Oct 20

    To Opt Out or Not from Video Social Security Hearing

    To Opt Out or Not from Video Social Security Hearing
    In an effort to streamline and expedite the wait for Social Security Disability hearings, the Social Security Administration has expanded use of remote video hearings before Administrative Law Judges. The result is that a Social Security…
  • Oct 2

    2014 Social Security Trustees Report is Favorable

    2014 Social Security Trustees Report is Favorable
    The 2014 Board of Trustees report for the Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds was released on July 28, 2014. The report concludes that even if no further Congressional action is taken, the combined Social Security Trust Funds will be…
  • Sep 29

    Carolyn Colvin to be new Commissioner of Social Security

    Carolyn Colvin to be new Commissioner of Social Security
    After serving as Acting Commissioner since February 2013, Carolyn Colvin was nominated by President Barack Obama to the the Commissioner of Social Security, for a term that ends in early 2019. Ms. Colvin has been the Acting Commissioner…
Rank this Week: 1838

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: 4763