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Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 25

    Ellen M. Leibovitch is a 2015 Finalist for Leaders in Law!

    Ellen M. Leibovitch is a 2015 Finalist for Leaders in Law!
    Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. is proud to announce that Boca Raton Partner Ellen M. Leibovitch has been nominated for the 2015 Leaders in Law Award in Labor and Employment Law.  The South Florida Business & Wealth Leaders in Law…
  • Feb 18

    DRONE ON: Will UAV Pilots Fly At Their Own Risk Under New FAA Rules?

    DRONE ON: Will UAV Pilots Fly At Their Own Risk Under New FAA Rules?
    You don’t hear the silent rotors of the 4-armed drone flying above your backyard as you sunbath au natural. The $4k camera, however, records in vivid detail everything you’re doing and streams 1080p video to a videographer in…
  • Feb 11

    Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Proposes Harsh New Mold Rule

    Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation Proposes Harsh New Mold Rule
    On Friday, January 23, 2015, Assouline & Berlowe partner, Michael Greene, presented to an assembly of environmental industry professionals jointly organized by Florida Atlantic University, ASHRAE and the Indoor Air Quality Association on…
Rank this Week: 2308

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: 2139

The G&G ADR Blog

The G&G ADR Blog

Covers dispute resolution topics. By Grossman & Grossman P.A.

http://www.thegrossmanlawoffice.com/grossman-and-grossman-family-divorce-lawyers-blog
  • Mar 21

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution
     A couple of weekends ago, our neighbor who recently sold her house was having a massive yard sale. Almost no parking is available in front of her home.  The hoards were squeezing their cars along the side of our …The post…
  • Mar 21

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution
     A couple of weekends ago, our neighbor who recently sold her house was having a massive yard sale. Almost no parking is available in front of her home.  The hoards were squeezing their cars along the side of our …
  • Jan 17

    Zombie Apocalypse and LASIK

    Zombie Apocalypse and LASIK
    I have a dear friend named Teris. She is one of those soul friends who gets me and I get her and no matter what we are talking about, we both get it. So, it should not surprise you that when she mentioned her need to get LASIK surgery…
Rank this Week: 2162

Miami Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Resort Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida personal law issues associated with resorts and the hospitality industry. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamiresortinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 22

    Legislatures are attempting to Stiffen Criminal Penalties for Hit and Run Car Accident

    Legislatures are attempting to Stiffen Criminal Penalties for Hit and Run Car Accident
    South Florida has a serious problem when it comes to fatal hit and run car accidents. Last year alone there were over 70,000 hit and run crashes in Florida. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, there were 330 fatalities combined in 2011…
  • Oct 25

    Traumatic Drowning at Sea

    Traumatic Drowning at Sea
    Another traumatic accident has plagued the cruise ship industry, as a young boy of six years old accidently drowned to death. Qwentyn Hunter's family was supposed to be enjoying a four-day cruise through the Caribbean, when suddenly…
  • Aug 23

    Parasailing Accident Heightens the Need for Reform

    Parasailing Accident Heightens the Need for Reform
    The state of Florida has failed to pass legislation, which would enact regulations for the parasailing industry. This is extremely troubling to native Floridians and tourist, who are looking to experience the thrill of parasailing. Since 1998…
Rank this Week: 2417

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: 2233

Florida Commercial News

Florida Commercial News

Covers Florida real estate, construction, finance and land development. By Eckstein Schechter Law.

http://www.floridacommercialnews.com/
Rank this Week: 2274

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer…

West Palm Beach Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and criminal defense. Published by the Law Offices of Law Offices of Richard Tendler, P.A.

http://www.westpalmbeachcriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 9

    West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Blog

    West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Blog
    Welcome to the new blog for the Law Offices of Richard Tendler! My intention in launching this blog is to help people — prospective and current clients alike — by providing useful information about the field of criminal defense. Being…
  • Oct 19

    Call Me Maybe

    Call Me Maybe
    If you just met a police officer when you didn’t mean to, you may be in a little trouble. If you talk to the police officer, you may be in a lot of trouble. It isn’t crazy to think about calling for help. When asked about details of a…
  • Oct 19

    A Great Debate

    A Great Debate
    All the talk of debates over the past few weeks has got me thinking about debates that go on in courtrooms all over America every day. Just as the presidential debates bring to light issues that will potentially affect millions of people…
Rank this Week: 2418

Florida Bankruptcy Law Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Law Blog

Covers chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy in Orlando, Florida. By Jonathan Alper.

http://www.bankruptcyorlando.com/
  • Aug 6

    Business Bankruptcy Location: Where Can A Business File?

    Business Bankruptcy Location: Where Can A Business File?
    Where may a business file bankruptcy? The president of a small family business based in Georgia called me to ask whether his business could file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Florida. The business was a Georgia corporation with offices in…
  • Jul 23

    Does Pre-Bankruptcy Planning Permit Transfer Of Car Title To Spouse

    Does Pre-Bankruptcy Planning Permit Transfer Of Car Title To Spouse
    Bankruptcy debtors use their $4,000 wildcard exemptions most often to protect cars. The debtor can apply the wildcard only to cars in the debtor's name. For example, if a married couple is considering Chapter 7 bankruptcy and both of the…
  • Jul 17

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Strips Second Mortgage Notwithstanding Prior Chapter 7 Discharge: Court Hold

    Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Strips Second Mortgage Notwithstanding Prior Chapter 7 Discharge: Court Hold
    Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers debtors the opportunity to strip off a wholly unsecured second mortgage on their primary residence. Most courts have held that debtor’s mortgage is stripped from his house when he completes the Chapter 13 plan…
Rank this Week: 2424

Tampa Attorney Gives Law Updates

Tampa Attorney Gives Law Updates

Covers Florida judicial decisions and jury verdicts. By Joe Caimano.

http://yourtampalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 8

    TAMPA TOWING COMPANY CLEARED OF ACCUSATIONS OF ILLEGALLY SCRAPPING CARS!!

    TAMPA TOWING COMPANY CLEARED OF ACCUSATIONS OF ILLEGALLY SCRAPPING CARS!!
    TAMPA, FL.On August 8, 2008 Detectives from the Tampa Police Department called a press conference celebrating the arrests of several Elite Tow Company owners. The Tampa Police detectives accused AMZ Towing owner Oswaldo Viera (44 years old…
  • Feb 13

    Three Miami Officers Indicted for Lying in Federal Court

    Three Miami Officers Indicted for Lying in Federal Court
    MIAMI (AP) -- Three Miami-Dade police officers have been charged with lying in federal court.Two of the officers -- 37-year-old Alkibiades Dodge and 33-year-old Waell Majed Farraj -- were released from custody on bail Friday. The third…
  • Jan 23

    Judge Vacates Tampa Man's Life Sentence

    Judge Vacates Tampa Man's Life Sentence
    On March 11, 2005 Jamar J. Green was sentenced to serve LIFE in prison for a drug trafficking charge. After years of appeals and post-conviction motions, an appeals court ruled that the jury's verdict of guilty as to "Armed Trafficking in…
Rank this Week: 2102

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blawg

Covers injury law. By Law Offices of Robert Dixon.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblawg.com/
  • Mar 27

    Negligence Claims against Pharmacies in Florida

    Negligence Claims against Pharmacies in Florida
    Negligence law encompasses a wide range of activities from car accidents to slip and fall cases. The four elements of negligence include: duty, breach, causation and damages. In some cases, the pertinent question is whether the defendant even…
  • Mar 27

    Common Examples of Negligent Driving in Florida Car Accident Case

    Common Examples of Negligent Driving in Florida Car Accident Case
    Every day, a number of people in Florida and throughout the United States get into car accidents. While some are minor fender benders, others have serious and long-term consequences. When you are injured due to the carelessness of another…
  • Mar 27

    Understanding the Difference between Florida’s Intentional Torts and Negligence Law

    Understanding the Difference between Florida’s Intentional Torts and Negligence Law
    At The Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we represent clients who have been harmed by another. These injuries can arise through an intentional tort or through negligence. While both types of claims allow an injured party to seek compensation, they…
Rank this Week: 2672

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

Florida Business Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.floridabusinesslawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2795

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    College Student Missing At Sea After Falling Overboard from the Carnival Glory

    College Student Missing At Sea After Falling Overboard from the Carnival Glory
    Recently, a 21 year old Virginia Tech student fell overboard while on a spring break Caribbean cruise.  The young student, a senior majoring in engineering, went missing off the Carnival Glory ship on Sunday, March 8, just a day after…
  • Mar 24

    Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys Urge Passengers to Watch Out for the Fine Print

    Miami Cruise Ship Accident Attorneys Urge Passengers to Watch Out for the Fine Print
    Recently, several high profile cruise ship disasters have cast a negative light on the industry.  The grounded Costa Concordia and the onboard fires on two Carnival lines, Triumph and Splendor, prompted the cruise ship industry to…
  • Mar 19

    One Crew member Dead, Another Injured After Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident

    One Crew member Dead, Another Injured After Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident
    Recently, one crew member died and another had to be hospitalized after a lifeboat accident occurred on a Princess Cruises cruise ship.  The accident occurred while the ship Coral Princess, was in Colon, Panama.  Two crew members…
Rank this Week: 2870

Florida Appellate Review

Florida Appellate Review

Features news and analysis of Florida Supreme Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions and developments. By Dan Bushell.

http://www.floridaappellatereview.com/
  • Mar 26

    FL Appeals Court Tells Dwayne Wade and Ex-Wife to Get a Parenting Coordinator and Stop Appealing

    FL Appeals Court Tells Dwayne Wade and Ex-Wife to Get a Parenting Coordinator and Stop Appealing
    Three times was too many for Miami Heat star Dwayne Wade's ex-wife. Four years ago, an Illinois court entered a 102-page (!) judgment after a 38-day (!) trial, detailing D-Wade and his ex-wife's custody and timesharing arrangements. D-Wade…
  • Feb 25

    Florida Appeals Court Forfeiture Decision A Reflection of Changing Attitudes About Cannabis?

    Florida Appeals Court Forfeiture Decision A Reflection of Changing Attitudes About Cannabis?
    There's no denying that public opinion on the dangerousness of cannabis has changed dramatically in recent years. Florida has not taken the steps that some states have taken to legalize cannabis for medical purposes, let alone for general…
  • Feb 23

    Challenge to Blind Trusts Premature, Florida's 1st DCA Rule

    Challenge to Blind Trusts Premature, Florida's 1st DCA Rule
    There's been considerable teeth gnashing about a 2013 Florida law allowing politicians to hold their assets in blind trusts, and withhold from public disclosure specification of the assets held in those trusts. But the debate is only…
Rank this Week: 2559

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

NFA Gun Trust Lawyer Blog

Covers Class III weapons topics for all of the 50 states. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.guntrustlawyer.com/
  • Mar 26

    Can a Gun Trust have an FFL?

    Can a Gun Trust have an FFL?
    We often get asked questions about how and if a Gun Trust or another type of trust can own or obtain an FFL or C&R license.  A Trust is not a person under the GCA of 1968 and as such a Trust may not apply for or receive an FFL or…
  • Mar 25

    Hunting with Suppressors in Ohio now legal

    Hunting with Suppressors in Ohio now legal
    On March 23rd, Ohio repealed the prohibition on the use of legally possessed suppressors while hunting.  Ohio has become the 35th state to permit hunters to use legally possessed suppressors while hunting.  IN 2014 Alabama, Florida,…
  • Mar 25

    Invalid Gun Trust

    Invalid Gun Trust
    ATF has a history of approving Form 4 transfers to invalid trusts.  Today,  I received another example of an invalid trust that ATF had already approved a transfer for a suppressor.  As more people are learning about gun trust…
Rank this Week: 2437

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: 2673

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • 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…
  • Mar 6

    Movies About Estate Planning: The Art of the Steal

    Movies About Estate Planning: The Art of the Steal
    This fascinating documentary details the struggle for control of Dr. Albert C. Barnes’ private collection of modern and post-impressionist art, valued at 40-50 billion dollars. Even if you haven’t heard of Dr. Barnes or his…
  • Feb 20

    ABLE Accounts: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning

    ABLE Accounts: A New Tool for Special Needs Planning
    In December 2014, Congress passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act, which provides for a new type of tax-free savings account for persons who are born with a disability or become disabled at a young age (25 or…
Rank this Week: 2692

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

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

    Transition Is Such A Difficult Thing: Crystal Cathedral’s Battle With Its Founder

    Transition Is Such A Difficult Thing: Crystal Cathedral’s Battle With Its Founder
    Transition for corporate leadership is frequently complex.  When the transition involves a charismatic founder, this step can be even more stressful.  Planning well in advance for the inevitable segue between leaders and outlining…
  • Mar 19

    The Inbox – An Officer and a Whistleblower

    The Inbox – An Officer and a Whistleblower
    When Dodd-Frank became law in 2010, companies with corporate compliance programs viewed the whistleblower provisions warily and anticipated a potential negative impact on the success of their own internal reporting programs. According to a…
  • Mar 12

    Pao v. Kleiner Perkins: Some Lessons for Employers Thus Far

    Pao v. Kleiner Perkins: Some Lessons for Employers Thus Far
    The ongoing trial in Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers has made headline news across the country.  It’s being covered by the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, among other national publications.  Those interested…
Rank this Week: 2570

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Federal Whistleblower Lawyers Blog

Covers qui tam and employment law. By The Whistleblower Law Firm.

http://www.federalwhistleblowerlawyersblog.com/
  • Mar 24

    ARB Makes Favorable Decision for Whistleblower

    ARB Makes Favorable Decision for Whistleblower
    Earlier this month, the Administrative Review Board (ARB) made a favorable decision for whistleblowers in Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad. Specifically, the decision establishes an employee-friendly standard making it easier for…
  • Mar 17

    OHSA issues Final Rule Regarding SOX Whistleblower Claim

    OHSA issues Final Rule Regarding SOX Whistleblower Claim
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) recently issued its Final Rule pertaining to whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX). Dealing with procedures and timelines for handling whistleblower claims under SOX,…
  • Mar 10

    Vanguard Says Former Company Tax Lawyer Shouldn’t Have Whistleblower Statu

    Vanguard Says Former Company Tax Lawyer Shouldn’t Have Whistleblower Statu
    The New York False Claims Act permits whistleblowers to bring a lawsuit in the name of the State of New York when a wrongdoer engages in activity that defrauds the state or local governments of taxpayer dollars. The law is far-reaching…
Rank this Week: 2867

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Medicare Advantage plans: Is the doctor in? Or out?

    Medicare Advantage plans: Is the doctor in? Or out?
    Is the doctor in? Is the doctor out? When it comes to your Medicare Advantage Plan, it can be difficult to know, because the "current" list of participating doctors could be inaccurate, out-of-date or incomplete. Doctors listed as…
  • Mar 17

    Retirement funds: proposed rule would hold all financial advisors to higher standard

    Retirement funds: proposed rule would hold all financial advisors to higher standard
    Saving for retirement is an enormous challenge. So is making your savings last through retirement. We need all the help they can get - and we need our financial advisors in our corner. But, as a recent White House report points out (and you…
  • Mar 16

    New nursing home rating system now in effect; ratings drop

    New nursing home rating system now in effect; ratings drop
    In my October 2014 post I noted that the federal government's Five Star Rating system of nursing home quality was getting an overhaul. The system assigns a facility an overall rating of 1 to 5, where 5 is the best possible score. The system…
Rank this Week: 2935

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Mar 22

    What Amount Child Support Can I Expect to Receive?

    What Amount Child Support Can I Expect to Receive?
    Recently, divorcing couple Kenneth Griffin and Anne Dias Griffin of Illinois gained some measure of notoriety after Dias Griffin’s recent court filings were made public. Those filings include a request from Ms. Dias Griffin for over $1…
  • Mar 22

    When a Parent Becomes a Kidnapper

    When a Parent Becomes a Kidnapper
    Police in Massachusetts are searching for a Quincy-area mother for allegedly “kidnapping” her five children. Unfortunately, this mother is neither the first nor will she be the last parent to face accusations of “kidnapping” their…
  • Mar 12

    Divorce Does Not Have to be…

    Divorce Does Not Have to be Difficult Earlier this year, a “selfie” of a smiling Florida couple’s photo went viral after it was posted on Instagram. At first glance, the photo seems rather ordinary, though its popularity likely came…
Rank this Week: 2635

FlascBlog

FlascBlog

Covers the Florida Supreme Court.

http://www.flascblog.com
  • Mar 21

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender

    Court Revisits Life Sentences for Juvenile Offender
    Kristen Larson | In Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48 (2010), the Supreme Court of the United States held that a Florida law which allowed juveniles to be sentenced to life without parole for nonhomicide crimes was unconstitutional. The Court
  • Mar 21

    March Oral Arguments: Redistricting, Pre-nuptial Agreements, Right to Counsel, and More

    March Oral Arguments: Redistricting, Pre-nuptial Agreements, Right to Counsel, and More
    Jacek Stramski | The Florida Supreme Court’s oral argument schedule this month proves that the excitement of March madness is not confined to the NCAA basketball tournament. The first case heard by the Court this month was The League of
  • Mar 12

    Supreme Court Looks at Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    Supreme Court Looks at Uninsured Motorist Coverage
    Kristen Larson On February 19, 2015, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in Chase v. Horace Mann Insurance Company (SC13-2013). The main issue was whether Richard Chase’s lowering of the uninsured motorist (“UM”)…
Rank this Week: 2679

Florida Banking Law Blog

Florida Banking Law Blog

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

http://www.floridabankinglawblog.com/
  • Mar 19

    Holder of Equity Interest in Bankrupt Company not Entitled to Become Shareholder in Reorganized Entity

    Holder of Equity Interest in Bankrupt Company not Entitled to Become Shareholder in Reorganized Entity
    Authored by J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Scott St. Amandand J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr. and Scott St. Amand of Rogers TowersA recent Eleventh Circuit case examines equity shareholders’ role (or lack thereof) in a reorganized…
  • Mar 17

    CMBS – Risky Business?

    CMBS – Risky Business?
    Authored by Jon Sacks and Heather S. Nasonand Jon Sacks and Heather S. Nason of Rogers TowersCommercial Mortgage-Backed Securities (CMBS) loans are on the rise and many familiar with the market are concerned with the relaxed underwriting…
  • Mar 12

    Bank of Manhattan v. FDIC

    Bank of Manhattan v. FDIC
    Authored by Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owensand Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owens of Rogers TowersWe have previously posted about some of the protections available under FIRREA to the FDIC as Receiver of a failed bank, including the…
Rank this Week: 2618

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2638

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Mar 18

    Confusion Remains as Passenger Goes Overboard on Carnival Triumph

    Confusion Remains as Passenger Goes Overboard on Carnival Triumph
    There is some confusion about who went overboard on the Carnival Triumph on March 17 as the cruise ship sailed near the coast of Mexico. Early reports were that a child had gone overboard. Later reports seemed to dismiss that and point to a…
  • Mar 18

    Confusion Remains as Passenger Goes Overboard on Carnival Triumph

    Confusion Remains as Passenger Goes Overboard on Carnival Triumph
    There is some confusion about who went overboard on the Carnival Triumph on March 17 as the cruise ship sailed near the coast of Mexico. Early reports were that a child had gone overboard. Later reports seemed to dismiss that ……
  • Mar 18

    Update on Virginia Tech Student Who Went Overboard on Carnival Glory

    Update on Virginia Tech Student Who Went Overboard on Carnival Glory
    Here’s an update on the news story we’ve been following regarding the Virginia Tech student who went overboard on the Carnival Glory. From WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Virgina…(click here for full story). In the…
Rank this Week: 2518

South Florida Personal Injury…

South Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Comments on South Florida injury law. By Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A.

http://www.southfloridapersonalinjurylawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2630

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Mar 17

    Judge Refuses Dismissal of Veteran's Asbestos Disease Claim

    Judge Refuses Dismissal of Veteran's Asbestos Disease Claim
    Refusing an asbestos defendant's request to dismiss a claim by a Navy veteran for liability for his illness, a federal judge ruled plaintiff's list of seven ships on which he served is sufficient proof of exposure to the toxic substance. The…
  • Mar 17

    Gene Mutation Argued as Mesothelioma Link by Defendant

    Gene Mutation Argued as Mesothelioma Link by Defendant
    Mesothelioma plaintiff attorneys are up against a novel defense that has been made thus far in at least five pending cases. It is the assertion that a gene mutation in certain people (i.e., plaintiffs) creates a greater propensity to…
  • Feb 12

    FACT Act of 2015 Would Curb Mesothelioma Plaintiffs' Compensation

    FACT Act of 2015 Would Curb Mesothelioma Plaintiffs' Compensation
    Legislators are once again weighing a measure designed to curtail the rights of mesothelioma victims seeking compensation from asbestos bankruptcy settlement trusts. The Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act of 2015 has been…
Rank this Week: 2871

South Florida Personal Injury…

South Florida Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice and products liability. By Rubenstein Law.

http://www.southfloridapersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 9

    Santa, a Superhero, Cupid?

    Santa, a Superhero, Cupid?
    By Siluen Perdomo of Rubenstein Law Does your job let you be Santa for the day?? How about a superhero? Cupid? Mine does! In the last several months, the Community Involvement Team at Rubenstein Law has reached out to our local communities…
  • Feb 16

    Florida Leads The Country in Pedestrian Injurie

    Florida Leads The Country in Pedestrian Injurie
    By Lynette Monem of Rubenstein Law Pedestrian safety is a big concern here in the state of Florida. We rank 3rd in the nation for highest pedestrian fatalities. In fact, 4 out of the top 5 cities with the highest number of pedestrian…
  • Jan 20

    There's More Than Chocolate in My Chocolate

    There's More Than Chocolate in My Chocolate
    By Carlos Gonzalez of Rubenstein Law Chocolate? Yum! No matter how you might feel after indulging in chocolate, we all agree that it is delicious. Jo Brand, an English comedian, once said what we are all thinking: "Anything is good if it's…
Rank this Week: 2636

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/
  • 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…
  • Nov 12

    Are Judges Sending Too Many to Jail and Prison? Reforming a System of Mass Incarceration.

    Are Judges Sending Too Many to Jail and Prison? Reforming a System of Mass Incarceration.
    The American Justice Summit streamed live on November 10, 2014 for more than five hours. The program addressed the need for reform within the criminal justice system though a series of small discussion panels. Budget concerns in an…
Rank this Week: 2869

Take This Job N Shove It Blog

Take This Job N Shove It Blog

Covers employee rights issues. By Behren Law Firm.

http://takethisjobnshoveitblog.com/
  • Mar 8

    Florida Appeals Court Holds Employment Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable

    Florida Appeals Court Holds Employment Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable
    Arbitration agreements have been gradually inserting themselves into all aspects of our lives. Many of our consumer contracts now have arbitration provisions that require you to arbitrate your legal disputes rather than go before a judge or…
  • Feb 1

    HUD Creates Laws to Protect LGBT from Housing Discrimination

    HUD Creates Laws to Protect LGBT from Housing Discrimination
    While Federal discrimination laws do not currently protect LGBT employees (although they are protected by many local county ordinances in Florida), The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development has taken efforts to ensure that Gay, Bisexual…
  • Dec 20

    Walmart Pays $275,000 to Settle ADA Case Brought by Man Fired With Cancer

    Walmart Pays $275,000 to Settle ADA Case Brought by Man Fired With Cancer
    A consent decree agreement entered Thursday in federal court resolves a disability discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last year on behalf of former employee…
Rank this Week: 2945

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 7

    What If Jodi Arias Juror #17 Failed To Disclose Her Connection To Prosecutor?

    What If Jodi Arias Juror #17 Failed To Disclose Her Connection To Prosecutor?
    THE ALLEGED FACTS Some new interesting developments have come to light concerning one of the jurors (Juror #17) in the most recent Jodi Arias jury trial. It’s being reported by CBS 5, a local television station from Phoenix, that the…
  • Mar 5

    Making Sense of the Jodi Arias Hung Jury Verdict

    Making Sense of the Jodi Arias Hung Jury Verdict
    INITIAL THOUGHTS I know a lot of people are angry right now. To hear that Jodi Arias won’t be going to death row because of one lone juror (who I’ll call “Juror 12″) is too much for many to handle right now. Many on…
  • Feb 23

    “Insanity defense – When can you be excused for committing a crime?”

    “Insanity defense – When can you be excused for committing a crime?”
    By: Mark Eiglarsh THE SCENARIO A middle-aged man, Kyle, returns home to his wife and children after serving in the U.S. military for a number of years. Upon his return home from duty, Kyle volunteers to help war veterans who struggle with…
Rank this Week: 2657

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Covers labor and employment law developments in the Tampa Bay area and across the State of Florida. By Kwall, Showers & Barack, P.A.

http://tampabayemploymentlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2775

Criminal Law Blog & News

Criminal Law Blog & News

Covers Florida criminal law, crime history and weird crime news. By DeThomasis & Buchanan, PA.

http://reasonabledoubt.org/index.php/criminallawblog
Rank this Week: 2603

South Florida Criminal Lawyers…

South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Florida criminal and DUI law. By the Law Office of Kevin F. Moot.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    RETURN OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAWYERS BLOG

    RETURN OF THE SOUTH FLORIDA CRIMINAL LAWYERS BLOG
    To my faithful dear reader (whomever you may be), let me update my terribly outdated blog. During my hiatus from blogging, there has been no shortage of news stories pertaining to criminal law and justice throughout South Florida and the…
  • Aug 14

    FERGUSON AND THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE

    FERGUSON AND THE MILITARIZATION OF POLICE
    This week's disturbing news coming out of Ferguson, Missouri, is highlighting the troubling trend of militarization in American law enforcement agencies; a trend which is occurring right here in South Florida, as it is in most parts of the…
  • Jun 25

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF FLORIDA'S NEW "WARNING SHOT" LAW, and THE POWER OF MANIPULATIVE REPORTING

    THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF FLORIDA'S NEW "WARNING SHOT" LAW, and THE POWER OF MANIPULATIVE REPORTING
    This week, the State of Florida has amended its "Stand Your Ground Law," allegedly "expanding" the law to protect "warning shots." The apparent impetus for this legislation was the conviction and sentencing of Ms. Marissa Alexander, who was…
Rank this Week: 2906

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: 2797

Dentistry Law Blog

Dentistry Law Blog

By George F. Indest III.

http://dentistrylawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 2504

Black's Law

Black's Law

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

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • Jan 27

    Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast

    Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast
    "What am I on trial for, gentlemen of the jury? . . . I am not on trial for having sought to bribe a man named Lockwood. . . . I am on trial because I have been a lover of the poor, a friend of the oppressed, because I have stood by labor for…
  • Jan 7

    Failure is an Option

    Failure is an Option
    Some days cross-examination doesn’t work. No matter how well planned, no matter how well the strategy executed, nor how tight the questions, the witness beats us. One particularly insidious type is the witness with an agenda. They…
  • Dec 23

    F. Lee Bailey

    F. Lee Bailey
    Representing the damned is damn hard enough, but then this life rewards you with a swift uppercut to the stomach. This is one reason why I am an existentialist. The most depressing legal ruling of 2014 (and the list is long) proves this…
Rank this Week: 2940

Jacksonville Injury Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Injury Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvilleinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2608

Psychology and Mental Health Law…

Psychology and Mental Health Law Blog

Covers health law, psychology and mental health law. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 25

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and other psychotherapists, because of the nature of their professions, will often…
  • Nov 25

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and other psychotherapists, because of the nature of their professions, will often…
  • Oct 3

    Your Professional Therapist License Is a Valuable Asset; Insure It!

    Your Professional Therapist License Is a Valuable Asset; Insure It!
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Time and time again, I am contacted by mental health counselors, social workers, and other therapists who have worked hard for years, have ……
Rank this Week: 2851

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure law.

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

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

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

    Miami Bankruptcy: The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

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

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

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid
    In real estate, it is important to get the details right. Mistakes can damage or even kill the deal. Your real estate deal can fall apart right up to the moment of closing. The New York Times tells the story of a closing gone very wrong. The…
Rank this Week: 2753

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: 2592

Stock Attorneys Blog

Stock Attorneys Blog

Covers FINRA arbitration, securities litigation, and stockbroker misconduct. By Blum Law Group.

http://www.stockattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    LPL Financial Fraught with Allegations of Supervisory Failure

    LPL Financial Fraught with Allegations of Supervisory Failure
    Advisor Independence Achilles Heel for Gigantic Investment Organization LPL Financial is one of the nation’s largest broker/dealer investment firms, yet it is not an investment firm in the traditional sense. Whereas most investment…
  • Aug 12

    Total Wealth Management Sanctions Kickback

    Total Wealth Management Sanctions Kickback
    Top Executives Foster Flagrant Fraud Practices It goes without saying that there is a lot of money to be made in the investment industry. Even when investment firms and advisors follow the rules that govern the industry, they stand to earn…
  • Aug 4

    U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Parallel Action in Response to Previous CFTC Fraud Charge

    U.S. Attorney’s Office Files Parallel Action in Response to Previous CFTC Fraud Charge
    The types of investments that one can invest in are nearly as diverse as the brokers who trade them and the investors who invest in them. One such investment practice is commodity futures pools. This type of investment is a private…
Rank this Week: 2646

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection…

FDCPA - Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

Covers the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, state consumer collection laws, and the debt collection industry. By Donald E. Petersen.

http://www.fdcpa.me/
  • Jul 8

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer

    Collection Letters Offering To “Settle” Time-Barred Debts May Deceive Consumer
    McMAHON v. LVNV FUNDING The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (the “Seventh Circuit”) sent a message to debt collectors in McMahon v. LVNV Funding, LLC by holding that “an unsophisticated consumer could…
  • Sep 21

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone

    Consumers Can Stop Robo-Calls To Their Cell Phone
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (the “Circuit Court”) recently decided Gager v. Dell Financial Services, LLC, addressing whether cell phone subscribers can withdraw their “express consent” for…
  • Sep 11

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege

    [NOT-MY-DEBT] GC Services Repeatedly Calls Me Asking For My Mother, Daughter Allege
    GC Services was sued by a daughter who alleges that GC Services violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) by placing calls to her on a daily basis for nearly three months. According to the Fair Debt lawsuit, GC…
Rank this Week: 2853

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: 2597

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Edwards Elder Law, P.A. Blog

Covers assisted living, elder law, estate planning, and long term care.

http://www.edwardselderlaw.com/blog/
  • May 12

    An Assisted Living Community Is Not The Same Thing As A Nursing Home

    An Assisted Living Community Is Not The Same Thing As A Nursing Home
    Many of my clients are unfamiliar with the concept of assisted living communities.  In their minds the choices if they can no longer live independently at home are to move in with one of their adult children or to be … Continue…
  • Apr 28

    The Cottage Is Another Option For Aging in Place

    The Cottage Is Another Option For Aging in Place
    Many times when it becomes apparent that mom or dad can’t safely live along any longer, the first reaction is for the family to consider having mom or dad move in with an adult child.  This is a supportive and … Continue…
  • Apr 14

    Technology Is Becoming A Crucial Resource For Aging In Place

    Technology Is Becoming A Crucial Resource For Aging In Place
    As more and more of us express a desire to remain in our homes as we age, technology is responding with a variety of new ways to keep us safe. For instance, sensors can be placed on appliances such as … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 2764

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2792