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FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

FLG Trusts & Estates Reporter

Covers trusts, estate planning, asset protection, and probate, with particular focus on Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. By Fortenberry Law Group PLLC.

http://www.fortenberrylaw.com
  • 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…
  • Jul 31

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe

    Louisiana Successions and Inheritance Taxe
    Executors of Louisiana successions need to know whether or not inheritance taxes are owed.  If so, failure to pay the inheritance taxes could open the executor up to personal liability. The application of the Louisiana inheritance tax…
Rank this Week: 1937

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers auto accidents and consumer product recalls. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Florida Student Sports Injury Case Weighed by State Supreme Court

    Florida Student Sports Injury Case Weighed by State Supreme Court
    The family of a Florida high school student who suffered permanent brain damage as a result of oxygen loss after collapsing on a school soccer field has won the right to continue their civil lawsuit against the school district. Continuation…
  • Apr 9

    Florida Motorists Rarely Cited for Driving Too Close to Bicycle

    Florida Motorists Rarely Cited for Driving Too Close to Bicycle
    Florida authorities have long recognized how dangerous it is for motor vehicle drivers to get too close to those on bicycles. That’s why in 2006, they initiated a law requiring drivers to give bicyclists at least 3 feet of clearance…
  • Apr 4

    GEICO v. Kisha – Injury Cases Can’t be Decided on Emotion

    GEICO v. Kisha – Injury Cases Can’t be Decided on Emotion
    Although many personal injury cases inherently conjure emotion in those responsible for deciding their outcome, courts must work hard to ensure emotion is not a substantial factor in the final judgment. For example, strong dislike of a…
Rank this Week: 1940

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/
  • Apr 6

    Robert Boyers Discusses Day Care Negligence on ABC 10 Miami

    Robert Boyers Discusses Day Care Negligence on ABC 10 Miami
    Hannon & Boyers founding partner Robert Boyers recently appeared on Miami's ABC 10 News to discuss negligence at day care centers and how parents can protect their children by careful selection of caregivers. If you or someone you…
  • Feb 11

    James Hannon Discusses Cruise Ship Incidents on ABC Local 10

    James Hannon Discusses Cruise Ship Incidents on ABC Local 10
    James Hannon of the Miami law firm Hannon & Boyers recently appeared on ABC Local 10 News Sunday Morning to discuss recent cruise ship incidents and what cruise goers should be aware of while aboard. If you or someone you know has…
  • Feb 11

    Don’t Let a Dream Night at Your Favorite Restaurant Turn into a Nightmare

    Don’t Let a Dream Night at Your Favorite Restaurant Turn into a Nightmare
    What should be an enjoyable dining experience at your favorite restaurant can become a sour evening if it ends with you or one of your guests slipping and falling and breaking a bone or worse. The slip-and-fall lawyers at Miami firm Hannon…
Rank this Week: 1950

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

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

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Apr 19

    Carnival Cruise Passenger Killed in Jet Ski Crash

    Carnival Cruise Passenger Killed in Jet Ski Crash
    It is being widely reported that a Carnival cruise passenger was killed in a Jet Ski crash during an excursion in the Cayman Island. The passenger was 31-year-old Robert Cole from Virginia. Media outlets confirm Cole and his travel…
  • Apr 14

    Hundreds of Passengers Sick aboard Celebrity & Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

    Hundreds of Passengers Sick aboard Celebrity & Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
    The CDC is reporting that 112 passengers aboard the Celebrity Infinity have come down with an illness causing vomiting and diarrhea. CDC personnel boarded the cruise ship in San Diego on Monday wherein they confirmed the outbreak was caused…
  • Mar 28

    Passenger Arrested for Assault aboard the Carnival Triumph

    Passenger Arrested for Assault aboard the Carnival Triumph
    The FBI has arrested 44-year-old Carnival Triumph passenger Joseph Allen on assault charges resulting in substantial bodily injury as the cruise ship docked at its home port of Galveston, Texas. Carnival Cruise Lines, in a press release,…
Rank this Week: 1965

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Ocala Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law and divorce issues. By Anne E. Raduns.

http://www.ocalafamilylaw.com/Ocala-Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Mar 13

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage

    Divorce Questions to Ask at the End of a Marriage
    The importance of asking questions cannot be underestimated in life, especially when the questions are asked prior to undergoing divorce proceedings. Florida residents who prepare themselves by performing the necessary research prior to…
  • Feb 26

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody

    Shared parenting may become a new form of child custody
    Divorces are difficult on the spouses, but it can be even worse if there are children involved. The decision of which Florida parent has custody of the child can lead to bitterness and can be emotionally trying on the child....
  • Feb 20

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition

    Tips for a smoother Florida divorce transition
    Going through the process of a separation can be difficult for both parties. The proceedings may go decidedly smoother if an individual is prepared mentally and has all of the appropriate paperwork from the very beginning. Florida residents…
Rank this Week: 1990

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

Covers sexual assaults, injuries, passenger disappearances and wrongful death aboard cruise ships. By Leesfield Scolaro.

http://www.cruiseshiplawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    Wrongful Death of Theresa Meuers during a Cruise Shore Excursion in Belize

    Wrongful Death of Theresa Meuers during a Cruise Shore Excursion in Belize
    Last week, Theresa Meuers was untimely killed in a horrendous motor vehicle accident that occurred on George Price Highway in Belize. You may read Theresa's obituary published in the Star Tribune. That day, in the late morning hours,…
  • Dec 23

    Cruise lines finally liable for medical malpractice committed on cruise ship

    Cruise lines finally liable for medical malpractice committed on cruise ship
    For the longest times, cruise ship passengers were not allowed to bring cruise lines as defendants in medical malpractice claims to recover for the negligent acts of a doctor or a nurse when they were committed aboard a cruise ship. In…
  • Feb 19

    Female cruise passenger raped and beaten by Cruise Ship employee

    Female cruise passenger raped and beaten by Cruise Ship employee
    During a Valentine's Day Cruise on the Holland America Line cruise ship "MS Nieuw Amsterdam", cruise employee, Ketut Pujayasa, 28, who is an Indonesian citizen, savagely raped, beat and attempted to kill an innocent 31-year-old female cruise…
Rank this Week: 2009

Florida Trucking Accident Lawyer…

Florida Trucking Accident Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.floridatruckingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Three Questions an Attorney Will Ask After a Trucking Accident

    Three Questions an Attorney Will Ask After a Trucking Accident
    If you have been injured in a trucking collision in Homestead or any Florida community, you may wonder whether you have a legal claim or any options for securing compensation in your case. You may also have lots of other questions about your…
  • Apr 14

    Truck Collisions on Bridge

    Truck Collisions on Bridge
    Florida is home to many waterways and as a result has many bridges. Trucks often must cross these bridges in Miami and other cities order to deliver their cargo. Unfortunately, bridges pose a special danger for trucks. In the event of a…
  • Apr 9

    Highway and Freeway Truck Crashe

    Highway and Freeway Truck Crashe
    Truck drivers transport their cargo on tight deadlines, and they often rely on highways and freeways in order to get their cargo to their destination faster. While freeways may be filled with trucks every day, freeways pose a special danger…
Rank this Week: 2017

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 10

    Alimony Reduction and Termination

    Alimony Reduction and Termination
    Alimony Reduction and Termination: Alimony is often one of the most contested issues in divorce cases.  For many people, the idea of paying money to financially support an ex-spouse is a disgusting idea.  When the love and reverence…
  • Feb 24

    Social Media Stalking: Filing An Injunction Against Someone That Doesn’t Live In Florida

    Social Media Stalking: Filing An Injunction Against Someone That Doesn’t Live In Florida
    Social media has become an everyday part of life for many people, including Florida residents.  Oftentimes, conflicts between people begin on social media platforms.  Other times, issues begin in the “real world”, but…
  • Jan 30

    Disclosure of Financial Information in Divorce Case

    Disclosure of Financial Information in Divorce Case
    As a Jacksonville divorce lawyer, I am familiar with how messy things can get in a divorce case. People tend to have emotional responses during divorces that can sometimes cloud their judgement. For instance, the Florida Family Law Rules…
Rank this Week: 2022

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/
  • Mar 25

    Distracted Driving Results in Teen Driver Car Accident

    Distracted Driving Results in Teen Driver Car Accident
    As a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney and the father of teenagers, Joseph Lipsky is professionally and personally concerned about the number of car accidents associated with teenage distracted driving. While many people only…
  • Feb 20

    Car Accidents on the Rise in Miami Express Lane

    Car Accidents on the Rise in Miami Express Lane
    Having represented dozens of victims of car accidents in Miami who’ve been involved in a car accident within the express lanes of I-95, personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky knows too well the dangers drivers face while traveling…
  • Feb 15

    Drunk Driving Car Accidents Drop But Druged Driving Rise

    Drunk Driving Car Accidents Drop But Druged Driving Rise
    Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyer Joseph Lipsky is glad to report that the efforts to reduce the number of drunk driving accidents on Florida’s roadways, thanks in part to increased education and a ramp up in law enforcement’s…
Rank this Week: 2029

In Black And White

In Black And White

Provides strategies for growing your legal practice. By Paula Black.

http://www.inblackandwhiteblog.com
  • Oct 29

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?

    Legal Business Development: What Is Your Big Goal?
    What do you want? Yes, that’s a pretty big question for lawyers since most would start by explaining… “That depends…” I think Forbes contributor, Bruce Kasanoff who ghostwrites articles for entrepreneurs,…
  • Oct 21

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result

    Legal Business Development: Teamwork Accelerates Result
    When it comes to business development, the legal profession isn’t known for teamwork. It could be described more as track and field, rather than football. Each lawyer in the firm does what he or she does and at the end of the year they…
  • Sep 30

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head

    The Critic: External And The One In Your Head
    I worked with a new client today and we embarked on a journey to figure out what she needs to do to leave her job and start her own firm. We created a roadmap. We started by exploring her personal brand… what’s her unique…
Rank this Week: 2035

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

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

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Top General & Specialty Hospitals in Miami

    Top General & Specialty Hospitals in Miami
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is evidence that good things can come in small packages.  The U.S. News & World report ranked this small hospital as not just the # 1 medical facility in South Florida, but…
  • Apr 6

    Special MRI Used To Predict Chronic Pain Following A Whiplash Injury

    Special MRI Used To Predict Chronic Pain Following A Whiplash Injury
    Whiplash-associated disorders from car accidents affect more than 4 million Americans annually, harming their quality of life and costing an estimated $30 billion for medical/rehabilitative care per year.  Yet, insurance companies…
  • Apr 2

    Eight Miami-Area Hospitals Fined for Poor Patient Safety

    Eight Miami-Area Hospitals Fined for Poor Patient Safety
    Let’s start with the obvious, people go to the hospital to get better, not worse. The not so obvious, it doesn’t always work out that way. Between hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) and preventable injuries unrelated to the…
Rank this Week: 2060

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    Recent Study Analyzes Public’s Perception on Medical Malpractice

    Recent Study Analyzes Public’s Perception on Medical Malpractice
    It goes without saying that doctors, nurses, and other hospital professionals play an important role in our society. When we are sick or in a life threatening situation, we put all our trust in doctors and nurses to help make us better. But…
  • Apr 15

    New Study Shows Medical Malpractice Caps Ineffective

    New Study Shows Medical Malpractice Caps Ineffective
    It is often said that one way to control healthcare costs is to cap the amount of money a plaintiff can recover in a malpractice case. This is typically known as tort reform. But a new study show that applying caps in medical malpractice…
  • Apr 13

    Florida Dog Laws: A Primer

    Florida Dog Laws: A Primer
    A commissioner in Florida is proposing that the state toughen its dog laws. Under current Florida law, a dog will not be classified as dangerous until it has killed or severely injured another domestic animal more than once. The commissioner…
Rank this Week: 2061

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

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

    VA Benefits & Family Members: A General Overview

    VA Benefits & Family Members: A General Overview
    Certain VA benefits may be available to dependents of living veterans or surviving family members of a veteran, but only if the veteran first meets the VA’s eligibility requirements. Then, in order to receive these additional benefits…
  • Apr 17

    VA Survivors’ Pension Explained

    VA Survivors’ Pension Explained
    The passing of a veteran is often very difficult on the surviving members of the veteran’s family. It is especially difficult if the veteran left behind young dependents. The VA provides benefits to qualifying survivors in order to ease…
  • Apr 16

    Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) a new neurodegenerative disease?

    Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) a new neurodegenerative disease?
    CTE is a form of encephalopathy that is progressively degenerative in nature and has been diagnosed post-mortem in many individuals with a history of multiple concussions and other forms of head injury, including, most recently veterans…
Rank this Week: 2071

Florida Abogado de Accidentes Blog

Florida Abogado de Accidentes Blog

Spanish language blog on Florida accident and personal injury law. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridaabogadodeaccidentesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2079

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 14

    Florida 2015 Senate Bill 1298: Targets Uber and "Transportation Network Companies"

    Florida 2015 Senate Bill 1298: Targets Uber and "Transportation Network Companies"
    Uber works. I use it all the time. I do not use Uber instead of a Taxi. I just don't use a Taxi service because it is too slow, too inconvenient, and too expensive. So it is not that a Taxi service is losing my business to Uber. The Taxi…
  • Mar 8

    Veterans Treatment Court in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL

    Veterans Treatment Court in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL
    The most recent changes to Veterans Treatment Court in Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL, were announced in an administrative order (S-2015-012) dated on February 5, 2015.In order to implement provisions of the “T. Patt Maney…
  • Jan 9

    Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016

    Medical Marijuana in Florida in 2016
    The fight for medical marijuana in Florida begins today. The Florida Secretary of State has approved the new petition to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. This petition will put the medical marijuana issue back on the ballot in 2016.We…
Rank this Week: 2090

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/
  • Feb 24

    Social Security Judges Allowance Rates Are Falling

    Social Security Judges Allowance Rates Are Falling
    Recent reports by the Social Security Administration Officer of Inspector General, examined decisions issued by Social Security Judges with high dispositions and high allowance rates and also those with low allowance rates. These reports…
  • Dec 1

    Most Americans Willing to Pay More to Fix Social Security

    Most Americans Willing to Pay More to Fix Social Security
    A new study by the National Academy of Social Insurance, finds that a majority of Americans polled, favor paying more for Social Security, in order to insure the solvency of the program. The opinions expressed in the survey were equally true…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2113

International Business Law Advisor

International Business Law Advisor

Covers international litigation and transactions. By Cueto Law Group P.L.

http://www.internationalbusinesslawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 2130

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer…

Florida Probate Litigation Lawyer Blog

Cover Florida probate litigation. By Chepenik & Trushin LLP.

http://www.floridaprobatelitigationlawyer.com/
  • Apr 1

    Why Would You Need a Revocable Living Trust in Florida?

    Why Would You Need a Revocable Living Trust in Florida?
    A will cannot always handle the wide range of issues that arise when planning your estate. A revocable living trust, commonly called a living trust (or “inter vivos trust”), is created during your lifetime and allows you to…
  • Mar 17

    Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Estate Planning

    Tips to Avoid Common Pitfalls in Estate Planning
    You take the time to create an estate plan with the hopes that upon passing, your assets are distributed as you had indicated in your estate plan. Unfortunately, not all estate plans are created equal and consequently, a poorly created…
  • Mar 3

    What Happens to Your Facebook Profile After You Die?

    What Happens to Your Facebook Profile After You Die?
    We live in a social media age where almost anything we do can be posted online for others to view. We share personal information ranging from vacation photos to our thoughts and opinions on this year’s Oscar winners. Facebook pages…
Rank this Week: 2162

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure issues in Florida. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    Your Tax Refund and Bankruptcy

    Your Tax Refund and Bankruptcy
    As tax season comes to an end, many of my bankruptcy clients want to know whether they can keep their tax refund. The answer is it depends. It depends on when you filed your bankruptcy,     how much your refund is, what…
  • Apr 14

    Bankruptcy for Small Businesse

    Bankruptcy for Small Businesse
    If your small business is facing financial difficulty and there is no expectation of reorganization, a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy might be your ideal answer. If your small business is a limited liability company (LLC), partnership or corporation…
  • Mar 23

    Bankruptcy and Cosigner

    Bankruptcy and Cosigner
    A person who cosigns, or acts as a guarantor on a debt may be affected when primary debtor declares bankruptcy. There are a few ways to protect a cosigner or guarantor during a bankruptcy, but it is important to understand each person’s…
Rank this Week: 2171

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/
  • Apr 17

    Cycle Safely: Bike Fatalities On the Rise

    Cycle Safely: Bike Fatalities On the Rise
    Bicycling has been a growing trend in the United States over the past few years, mostly in urban metropolitan areas. Many urban cities in the state of Florida and throughout the rest of the country have been bicycle-friendly for years and…
  • Apr 8

    U Drive. U Text. U Pay Campaign by NHTSA Underway

    U Drive. U Text. U Pay Campaign by NHTSA Underway
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has publicized their annual Distracted Driving Awareness safety campaign. The month of April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month so the NHTSA’s U Drive. U Text. U Pay.…
  • Apr 7

    Two Killed in Murder-Suicide in Cruise Ship in Puerto Rico

    Two Killed in Murder-Suicide in Cruise Ship in Puerto Rico
    A couple was found dead Thursday in an apparent murder-suicide aboard a Holland America cruise ship that docked in Puerto Rico, according to officials. The unidentified man and woman were in their 50s and from Cleveland, Ohio. Police claim…
Rank this Week: 2188

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Covers law firm marketing, internet marketing, personal branding, and communication strategies. By David V. Lorenzo's Rainmaker Lawyer.

http://www.legalmarketingforlawyers.com/
  • Mar 8

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing
    Many attorneys tell me that direct mail doesn't work for legal marketing. I believe this is true FOR THOSE ATTORNEYS. However there is a way to ethically use direct mail to enhance your legal marketing plan. This process is called a…
  • Mar 1

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality
    There is one quality a lawyer can possess that is more valuable than all others when it comes to law firm marketing. That quality is an action orientation. Many attorneys will talk about things they want to do or they will talk about things…
  • Feb 2

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake
    There is a common law firm marketing misconception that is pervasive among "old school lawyers". I am referring to the school of thought that confuses good law firm marketing with people who scream and shout on television or appear in…
Rank this Week: 2225

Gallagher & Associates Law…

Gallagher & Associates Law Firm

Covers Florida foreclosure law.

http://gallagherlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2230

Massage Therapy Law Blog

Massage Therapy Law Blog

By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://massagelawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 13

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm You can run, but you can’t hide. During the 2014 Legislative Session CS/HB 1065 was passed. This law requires all new applicants and existing massage therapists and establishment owners to…
  • Nov 13

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist

    Deadline Looming: New Fingerprint Requirement for Florida Massage Therapist
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm You can run, but you can’t hide. During the 2014 Legislative Session CS/HB 1065 was passed. This law requires all new applicants and existing massage therapists and establishment owners to…
  • Mar 4

    Administrative Law Judge Recommends Dismissal of All Charges Against Massage Therapist

    Administrative Law Judge Recommends Dismissal of All Charges Against Massage Therapist
    FACTS: As reported in the June 2013 edition of DOAH Case Notes, Guiping Diamond graduated from the Florida College of Natural Health (“FCNH”) and became a Florida-licensed massage therapist in 2009. However, FCNH’s former…
Rank this Week: 2244

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • Apr 19

    Definition of “Business Purposes Only” Drivers License

    Definition of “Business Purposes Only” Drivers License
    Many of our clients ask us about the definition of the “Business Purposes Only” restriction placed on a Florida Driver License. The restriction can occur after a DUI arrest while the attorney is fighting the administrative…
  • Apr 8

    #UberOn in Hillsborough County, FL

    #UberOn in Hillsborough County, FL
    The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission (PTC) recently filed a lawsuit against Uber, as well as some of its driver-partners. In response, Uber has promised to support its partners every step of the way. It has also promised…
  • Feb 27

    Can the Prosecutor Subpoena My Medical Records in a DUI Investigation?

    Can the Prosecutor Subpoena My Medical Records in a DUI Investigation?
    If you were involved in a crash and refused to submit to a blood test, can the prosecutor for the State of Florida subpoena your medical records? In many cases for misdemeanor DUI or DUI with property damage (or non-serious bodily injury) the…
Rank this Week: 2245

White Collar Criminal Defense…

White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Schwartz Law Firm.

http://www.whitecollarcriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 2

    Edmond guilty plea was plain error

    Edmond guilty plea was plain error
    In U.S. v. Edmond, Defendant was indicted for conspiracy to commit access-device fraud and aggravated identity theft based upon his use of social security numbers to make fraudulent bank transfers. Pursuant to a plea agreement, he pleaded…
  • Mar 25

    Defendant challenges evidence found on a warrantless search

    Defendant challenges evidence found on a warrantless search
    In U.S. v. Hollis, the court of appeals is required to decide whether the subject of an arrest warrant may challenge the use of evidence found in plain view during a protective sweep in a third party's residence. In February 2011, Officers…
  • Mar 17

    Hernandez's counsel provided ineffective immigration assistance

    Hernandez's counsel provided ineffective immigration assistance
    In Rodolfo Hernandez v. USA, This appeal required the court of appeals decide whether the district court abused its discretion when it refused to conduct an evidentiary hearing to determine whether Rodolfo Hernandez's counsel provided…
Rank this Week: 2251

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

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

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Apr 9

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project
    I know what you’re thinking. No sensible person would ever pay twice for a construction project. But the following scenario is, unfortunately, an all-too common reality for many property owners: One day, you’re enjoying the view…
  • Apr 2

    Best Practices for Landlord

    Best Practices for Landlord
    Are you a landlord? It’s a good position to be in, whether you’re a commercial landlord or a residential one. You can build equity in real estate and generate cash flow. Who doesn’t like that? As a landlord, you’ve…
  • Mar 6

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act
    On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The Act was created during the height of the foreclosure crisis as a temporary measure to protect tenants who entered…
Rank this Week: 2257

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 6

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?
    Not yet.  The request is premature until the Patent Office determines whether or not to institute the Inter Partes Review ("IPR").TAS Energy, Inc. sued Stellar Energy Americas, Inc. for patent infringement concerning U.S. RE 44,815.…
  • Mar 17

    Request for Directed Verdict -- Is "Pods" Generic?

    Request for Directed Verdict -- Is "Pods" Generic?
    No.A jury agreed with PODS that U-Haul infringed the "pods" trademark and that U-Haul was unable to prove that the mark was generic.  U-Haul asked for a directed verdict notwithstanding the jury's conclusion and separately asked for a…
  • Mar 2

    The Infringer Sourced The Infringing Goods in China, So Infringement Was Willful, Right?

    The Infringer Sourced The Infringing Goods in China, So Infringement Was Willful, Right?
    No.Washington Shoe Company ("WSC") has sold certain shoes in Target.  (There is debate through the opinion discussed below whether WSC sold its shoes through Target "for years," but I will not get into that factual dispute.)  WSC…
Rank this Week: 2270

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: 2288

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida consumer class actions, food and drug recalls, and investment fraud news. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out
    Angel Fraley, a Seattle seamstress, claims that Facebook used her image and name to advertise products to her Facebook friends without her permission. She sued the company to make sure it did not happen again and became a lead plaintiff in a…
  • Mar 9

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight
    According to U.S. News, about 30 million Americans currently have debt being pursued by collections agencies. Thus far, the federal government has had very little oversight of these organizations. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
  • Mar 7

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you have been pursued by debt collectors, you may have been harassed or abused. What you may not know, though, is that debt collector are required to follow certain guidelines. These guidelines, determined by the Federal Trade Commission…
Rank this Week: 2292

The Legal Conservative

The Legal Conservative

Discusses law and cases from a conservative perspective. By the Woodring Law Firm.

http://www.woodringlawfirm.com/legal_conservative_blog
  • May 2

    Individual Mandate: 2 Lawyers Debate Constitutionality: Introduction

    Individual Mandate: 2 Lawyers Debate Constitutionality: Introduction
    Individual Mandate: 2 Lawyers Debate Constitutionality: Introduction. First of three articles I have the privilege to write for Medscape to cover the healthcare lawsuit argued topics. Note, you may have to do a free sign up to access the…
  • Sep 6

    Nice Background on Florida Solicitor General Scott Makar

    Nice Background on Florida Solicitor General Scott Makar
    A Certain Appeal || Gulf Coast Business Review | Tampa Bay, Bradenton, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Naples. Interesting read on the background of a friend, Solicitor General Scott Makar.  I believe at this point he is the longest serving Florida…
  • Aug 12

    Breaking: Eleventh Circuit Rules Obamacare’s Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional – Forbe

    Breaking: Eleventh Circuit Rules Obamacare’s Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional – Forbe
    Breaking: Eleventh Circuit Rules Obamacare’s Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional – Forbes. This is a 300 pg. opinion, so more comments to follow.  11th Circuit decision on Constitutionality of Healthcare Nice Quotes: In sum, the…
Rank this Week: 2296

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2304

Complex I.P. Blog

Complex I.P. Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.complexip.com/
Rank this Week: 2338

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: 2345

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

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

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
Rank this Week: 2347

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: 2354

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Florida DUI, drug crimes, and DUI issues. By John P. Guidry II.

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 19

    Don't Have $35? How About an Arrest for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender?

    Don't Have $35? How About an Arrest for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender?
    Forgive me for stating the obvious, but a criminal record will hurt your employment opportunities. A petit theft charge, for example, will limit job opportunities in retail stores because most retail stores suffer the majority of their…
  • Apr 3

    A New Arrest Does Not Prove a Violation of Probation

    A New Arrest Does Not Prove a Violation of Probation
    Violations of probation can be difficult to prove, and this is especially true of VOP's based upon a new arrest. An arrest is certainly enough to have a judge sign a No Bond VOP warrant, but the State will have to present more evidence than…
  • Mar 30

    A Downward Departure for an Unsophisticated Crime

    A Downward Departure for an Unsophisticated Crime
    As you know, judges have an obligation to hand down "just" sentences. This is not an easy task, because our elected officials have meddled in the sentencing process, and created laws that are simply too harsh for the crime committed. When…
Rank this Week: 2369

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida auto accidents, auto insurance, and personal injury claims. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridacaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 17

    How Much Do Serious Injuries Really Cost?: Part Two

    How Much Do Serious Injuries Really Cost?: Part Two
    Earlier this week, we took a look at the many costs and expenses associated with sustaining a serious injury in Hollywood or South Florida. In addition to the medication, medical services, medical devices, at-home care, hospital stays, and…
  • Apr 14

    How Much Do Serious Injuries Really Cost?: Part One

    How Much Do Serious Injuries Really Cost?: Part One
    If you have been injured in a car accident in Homestead or in any incident in Florida, you will need to decide how much your injuries will cost. You will need to evaluate insurance or settlement offers, and that’s difficult to do that…
  • Apr 9

    Should You Deal with Insurance Companies Yourself?

    Should You Deal with Insurance Companies Yourself?
    Insurance companies may tell you that their insurance process is simple and easy. There are books out there that claim to tell you how you can file your own claim without going through an attorney. This has created a lot of confusion among…
Rank this Week: 2370

Florida Asset Protection &…

Florida Asset Protection & Estate Planning

Covers asset protection and estate planning. By C. Randolph Coleman.

http://blog.thecolemanlawfirm.net
  • May 28

    New Yorker Magazine Cartoonist Likes Elder Law Attorney

    New Yorker Magazine Cartoonist Likes Elder Law Attorney
    <p style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding-bottom: 20px; font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25.600000381469727px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> <font…
  • May 16

    Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia

    Helping Families Deal With the Financial and Emotional Costs of Dementia
    <div><font face="Arial">As many of you know, May is National Elder Law Month. &nbsp;The National Association of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) has declared this month the time for Elder Law attorneys across the…
  • May 15

    Asset Protection Scams - Beware and Be Smart

    Asset Protection Scams - Beware and Be Smart
    <div>I have reprinted the following column by Jay Adkisson, the asset protection columnist for Forbes.com. &nbsp;He is one of the top asset protection commentators in the country and knows the asset protection business as well as…
Rank this Week: 2385

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida family law. By A. James Mullaney.

http://familylawjax.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    Which Parent Decides on Children's Religious Training after a Divorce

    Which Parent Decides on Children's Religious Training after a Divorce
    A recent case from the Florida First District Court of Appeal discusses what, if any, restrictions are allowed to be placed on a parent regarding the religious training of their children. (Pierson v. Pierson, 1D14-79 (Fla. 1st DCA August 18,…
  • Aug 25

    What is considered "Income" when calculating Child Support in Florida

    What is considered &quot;Income&quot; when calculating Child Support in Florida
    Child Support in Florida is calculated using the Florida Child Support Guidelines. The guidelines use the mother's and father's net incomes to determine the child support obligation."Net income" is determined by subtracting a party's…
  • Aug 20

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support

    What to do when DNA proves you are NOT the father and you are paying child support
    A recent headline from England caught my attention: Man can't get refund on £31,000 child support payments despite DNA proving he's NOT fatherIn the story, a man is seeking a refund from the government of the child support he paid for a…
Rank this Week: 2397

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2403

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

Florida Elder Law and Estate Blog

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

http://www.eldercarelawjacksonville.com/
Rank this Week: 2410

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers South Florida car accident, product liability and wrongful death news. By Friedland Law Group.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Plane Crash North of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Takes 4 Live

    Plane Crash North of Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport Takes 4 Live
    Last Sunday afternoon, a two-engine plane crashed into a nature preserve north of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, after the pilot had made a distress call, reporting smoke in the cockpit. All four people on board were killed and are…
  • Apr 10

    A Whopper of a Story: North Miami Beach Resident finds a Screw in his Burger King Sundae

    A Whopper of a Story: North Miami Beach Resident finds a Screw in his Burger King Sundae
    One Monday morning in early February, Janet Yarbrough-Moody, a North Miami Beach resident and therapist stopped with her boyfriend, Gene at the Burger King located on West Dixie Highway in North Miami. She order an ice-cream cone and he order…
  • Mar 26

    Airbag Recall Affects Thousands of Vehicle

    Airbag Recall Affects Thousands of Vehicle
    A new class action lawsuit against the Japanese airbag manufacturer, Takata, addresses the ever expanding numbers of cars affected by faulty airbags.  The airbags have been known to violently inflate, explode before expanding enough to…
Rank this Week: 2445

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Apr 17

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter

    National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Planning Ahead Matter
    If you were in an accident today or became suddenly sick and couldn’t speak for yourself, would your family know your healthcare wishes? Would they know for certain what you would want the hospital and doctors to do? And would they be…
  • Apr 2

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction

    Digital Assets Part I: Facebook’s Legacy Contact – A Step in the Right Direction
    Up until recently, your loved ones and even the executor (or “Personal Representative”) of your estate would be denied access to your Facebook account after your death. To address the issues this created, Facebook has…
  • Mar 24

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside

    Movies About Estate Planning: Alive Inside
    Alive Inside is another captivating movie about a subject that regularly touches our practice as estate planners: dementia. This documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music and Memory, as he…
Rank this Week: 2481

Scott and Fenderson Law Blog

Scott and Fenderson Law Blog

Covers Florida accident law.

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

    SPYING ON YOUR SPOUSE - SHOULD YOU DO IT?

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

    Florida recognizes same-sex marriage.

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

    IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO WHEN IN CONTACT WITH POLICE

    IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO WHEN IN CONTACT WITH POLICE
    With all the recent allegations of civil rights violations by police across the country, I thought it might be good to review some important actions to take if you find yourself in contact with the police. Remember officers' badge and...
Rank this Week: 2522

Musings on Immigration

Musings on Immigration

Covers immigration issues, including current political and social events and their impact on immigration law and reform. By Kuck Casablanca LLC.

http://www.immigration.net/Blog
  • Aug 20

    USCIS Knows What Its Problems Are. Will It Now Fix Them?

    USCIS Knows What Its Problems Are. Will It Now Fix Them?
    Recently, the USCIS conducted a survey of more than 5,000 “stakeholders” (folks who care about and participate in the U.S. immigration system in some way).  These stakeholders were asked to identify the key areas of concern for them.…
  • Aug 19

    Senator Schumer, You are Wrong!

    Senator Schumer, You are Wrong!
    Last Week Congress passed its first major piece of immigration legislation in several years.  The Border Security Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 (H.R. 5875) Besides the fact that the bill itself is a joke–passed without…
  • Aug 12

    GOP candidate for Governor announces Arizona-style immigration bill for Florida

    GOP candidate for Governor announces Arizona-style immigration bill for Florida
    According to an examiner.com report, Florida’s Attorney General Bill McCollum, and a GOP gubernatorial candidate, yesterday announced a bill to be introduced in the Florida Legislature that will rival Arizona’s embattled immigration law.
Rank this Week: 2523