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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/
  • Sep 3

    Voir Dire: 2014

    Voir Dire: 2014
    We started the first trial in my law school class. The initial exercise was jury selection. I coached the students while they were standing in front of the jury box doing the exercise and later I sent the following notes to them:
  • Jul 24

    Bulldogging in Miami

    Bulldogging in Miami
    Naturally I read the legal commentary following Nel's cross of Pistorius. Most lawyers were critical, labeling Nel's sarcasm and bullying as argumentative and thus objectionable in a US court. While I generally agree with those observations,…
  • May 31

    Be Like LeBron

    Be Like LeBron
    Last night I watched the Miami Heat crush the Indiana pacers to win the Eastern Conference Finals. This victory was notable for two reasons: the Pacers were designed to beat the Heat and their defense specifically created to stop LeBron…
Rank this Week: 2181

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

The Tax Lawyer's Blog

By the Pappas Group.

http://www.pappastax.com/the-tax-lawyers-blog/
  • Sep 3

    A Case for the Corporate Income Tax?

    A Case for the Corporate Income Tax?
    My old blogging friend, Joe Kristan, of Roth & Company has published his “Fight the Power” edition of Tax Roundup. In this case, the power to be fought isn’t the federal government, but private corporations.... Read…
  • Sep 1

    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipe

    Failing to File a Tax Return is a Federal Tax Crime, Just Ask Wesley Snipe
    Actor Wesley Snipes went to jail for three years for failing to file his federal income tax returns. This should be a cautionary tale to any American or United States resident who has not filed... Read More The post Failing to File a Tax…
  • Aug 28

    Florida Used Car Dealers Targeted for Sales Tax Fraud; Theft of State Fund

    Florida Used Car Dealers Targeted for Sales Tax Fraud; Theft of State Fund
    The state of Florida is targeting used car dealers for their failure to remit collected sales taxes and bringing charges against their owners and officers for theft of state funds. In the last two years, we... Read More The post Florida…
Rank this Week: 1766

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Miami Bankruptcy Attorney Blog

Covers Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies. By Shmucher Law PL.

http://flbankrupt.com/blog/
  • Aug 28

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami – What are the typical debts that get discharged?

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami – What are the typical debts that get discharged?
    Typically when a debtors bills pile up they are unaware of their options on how to get out of debt. For residents of South Florida, especially Fort Lauderdale or Miami, one way to get out of debt is to file for bankruptcy, either a Chapter 7…
  • Jun 24

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Security Deposit Asset

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Security Deposit Asset
    Tweet When you meet with your bankruptcy attorney in South Florida they usually ask you questions regarding your assets and your debts. When you file for bankruptcy, whether it’s a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13, you must disclose all of…
  • Jun 16

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Bankruptcy Assets Household Good

    Filing for Bankruptcy in Miami Florida – Bankruptcy Assets Household Good
    Tweet No matter what type of bankruptcy you are filing, chapter 7 or chapter 13, you must disclose all of your assets on your bankruptcy petition schedule B.  One of the lines on schedule B discusses personal property –…
Rank this Week: 2089

Contingency Business Litigation…

Contingency Business Litigation Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosure litigation, qui tam, insider trading and business lawsuits. By The Ferraro Law Firm.

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

    S&W v. City of Columbia - Government Contracts Require Careful Review

    S&W v. City of Columbia - Government Contracts Require Careful Review
    It's common for planning, architecture, and construction firms to contract with local and state governments for the completion of certain projects, from bridges to office buildings. While the municipality is often seen as having the upper…
  • Aug 11

    Levey v. Brownstone Asset Mgmt. - Unwritten Business Agreements Fail to Protect Partner

    Levey v. Brownstone Asset Mgmt. - Unwritten Business Agreements Fail to Protect Partner
    Most savvy business operators recognize that in entering any type of contract agreement, whether a lease agreement, promissory note, or contract of sale, it's essential to have the terms of those contracts in writing. Unfortunately, a fair…
  • Jul 14

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually

    LLC Member Must Meet High Threshold to Sue Other Members Individually
    With increasing frequency, courts in Florida have been faced with the question of whether a member of a limited liability company has the individual standing to file a lawsuit against fellow members. Recently, Florida's Third District Court…
Rank this Week: 2176

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: 1785

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/
Rank this Week: 1670

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, car accident and slip and fall cases. By The Goldstar Firm P.L.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 9

    Florida Boat Theft Claim

    Florida Boat Theft Claim
    As South Florida insurance lawyers we understand that living in South Florida offers year round perfect weather for boaters and the avid fisherman. Many South Floridians hold back no expense when it comes to their vessels and insuring them in…
  • Jul 1

    Making sure that your are protected while driving in South Florida

    Making sure that your are protected while driving in South Florida
    As South Florida auto accident lawyers we are well aware of the pain and inconvenience that can come as a result of being involved in an automobile accident, even more so should the accident be caused by someone else's reckless actions. Aside…
  • Jun 24

    Knowing your rights as a victim of negligence in Florida

    Knowing your rights as a victim of negligence in Florida
    As Florida premise liability lawyers we understand the pain, inconvenience and expense that can come as a result of suffering an injury due to someone else's negligence. These types of claims can be complex and can be at times difficult to…
Rank this Week: 2164

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: 1637

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST
    Blood Alcohol Level of .279, Crashed Doing 120 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone, Killed 12 Year Old Girl Stanley Jefson, of Jacksonville, prior to his latest arrest for the above incident, had three local convictions for driving under the influence, the…
  • Jun 13

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS
    $20 Million Annual Contract to Hold 650 Men Florida has a facility tucked away in the small, nondescript town of Arcadia.  Under Florida law, an inmate with a sexually violent past or a history of sexually motivated offenses will be…
  • Jun 11

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN
    “The Result Was The Wrong Person Was Accused of Crimes She Didn’t Commit” Those are the words and apparent logic of Clay County Sheriff Rick Beesler according to an article in Jacksonville.com.  Ashely Nichole Chiasson…
Rank this Week: 1688

Florida Estate Planning and…

Florida Estate Planning and Probate Law

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

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

    CAN MY FLORIDA IRREVOCABLE TRUST BE TERMINATED

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

    IOWA COURT UPHOLDS FLORIDA POSTNUP AGREEMENT

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

    ARE CUSTODIAL ACCOUNTS THE BEST SAVINGS OPTION FOR A CHILD

    ARE CUSTODIAL ACCOUNTS THE BEST SAVINGS OPTION FOR A CHILD
    Family members (parents, grand-parents and relatives) are constantly looking for the best way to gift and save money for their relatives (usually children).  One commonly used option is a "custodial account" (established…
Rank this Week: 2177

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
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  • 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: 1929

Orlando Injury Information

Orlando Injury Information

Covers news and information related to personal injury law. By Earle & Smith.

http://orlandoinjuryinfo.com
  • May 20

    Congratulations to Associate, Amy J. Carter

    Congratulations to Associate, Amy J. Carter
    May 20, 2014 We are pleased to announce that associate attorney, Amy J. Carter, has been selected as a fellow to join the 2014-2015 class of The Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy.  Ms. Carter was selected as one…
  • Dec 9

    Help a Child Get a New Bike For Christma

    Help a Child Get a New Bike For Christma
    Post By: C. Todd Smith We’re helping Kiwanis Clubs this holiday season by raising money to purchase new bicycles for less fortunate children in the Orlando community. I participated in this project last year and had a great time at the…
  • Sep 11

    Remembering 9/11 and Service to Other

    Remembering 9/11 and Service to Other
    As we remember the sadness and tragedy of 9/11, I’m also reminded of the way our country and communities came together in the days that followed. A spirit of service and volunteerism emerged as we honored the bravery of our first…
Rank this Week: 2300

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Securities Attorney Law Blog

Reviews Federal Securities Fraud Litigation, Arbitration, Whistleblower Claims & Derivative Lawsuits. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 1677

South Florida Car Accident Law…

South Florida Car Accident Law Blog

Covers car accident liability and lawsuits. By Anidjar & Levine.

http://www.southfloridacaraccidentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1800

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: 1685

My Law License

My Law License

Covers the Florida bar admission and grievance process. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 21

    Your Contribution To Lawyer Suicide

    Your Contribution To Lawyer Suicide
    I was surprised that an article about why so many lawyers are killing themselves generated an actual real-live thoughtful discussion. While I'm sure in the annals of the internet there are a fair share of comments of "who cares,"…
  • Nov 4

    Blawg Review 325.5

    Blawg Review 325.5
    This week I, along with many other blawgers (slang for "law bloggers") were saddened to hear of the passing of "Ed," the editor of Blawg Review. My condolences to his family.As usual in the blogosphere, when something important happens,…
  • Jun 14

    California Lawyer Christopher J. McCann's "Guest Post."

    California Lawyer Christopher J. McCann's "Guest Post."
    A few months ago, actually many months ago, actually shit, it was over a year ago (April, 2012) I received my 389085th request from some one-named marketer on behalf of a lawyer. That lawyer is Christopher J. McCann, who sounds like he's…
Rank this Week: 1975

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/
  • Dec 31

    THE NEW YEARS RESOLUTION OF DIVORCE: INSTEAD OF RESOLVING TO SHED POUNDS, MANY COUPLES OPTING TO SHED THEIR SPOUSE

    THE NEW YEARS RESOLUTION OF DIVORCE: INSTEAD OF RESOLVING TO SHED POUNDS, MANY COUPLES OPTING TO SHED THEIR SPOUSE
    There are numerous reasons that spouses cite when filing for divorce. These reasons vary greatly. However no matter what the reason, in recent years a new trend has developed on when spouses actually file for divorce- and it is right after…
  • Nov 15

    Why Do Good People Cheat?

    Why Do Good People Cheat?
    Dan Marino, probably the greatest quarterback the NFL ever produced, and champion of autism awareness, cheated on his wife of 28 years and fathered a child with an attractive television personality. Always seen as a clean cut family man and…
  • Nov 13

    More Things to Never Say to Your Divorce Attorney

    More Things to Never Say to Your Divorce Attorney
    1. "I brought my 'friend' with me to the interview." You and I have an attorney client privilege. But once you bring in a third party, whether it's a friend, a lover or whoever, the benefit of the attorney client privilege is gone. …
Rank this Week: 2017

904 Divorce

904 Divorce

Provides Jacksonville divorce information and resources. By Steven A. Leitman.

http://www.904divorce.com
  • Dec 8

    Parenting Coordination

    Parenting Coordination
    The Ins and Outs of Parenting Coordination For separated, divorcing, or divorced parents in Florida, it is normal to experience conflict when deciding matters concerning their children. In the past, most of these matters had to be discussed…
  • Sep 15

    Jacksonville Collaborative Divorce

    Jacksonville Collaborative Divorce
    What is a Collaborative Divorce? Through collaborative divorce, spouses enter into an acceptable agreement through their attorneys without having to go through an adversarial court trial and costly proceedings. This alternative method of…
  • Nov 18

    What to expect at the uncontested divorce final hearing

    What to expect at the uncontested divorce final hearing
    Congratulations!  If you’re reading this, then chances are you worked your case out. I wanted to let you know what to expect at the final hearing. You should have received an email detailing the date, time, and place of the final…
Rank this Week: 1838

The Edelstein Firm Blog

The Edelstein Firm Blog

Features opinion and commentary on the practice of criminal defense. By David Edelstein.

http://www.miami-criminal-lawyer.net/blog/
  • Dec 7

    Highlighted Service Provider on Thumbtack.com

    Highlighted Service Provider on Thumbtack.com
    Our firm is proud to be a highlighted service provider on Thumbtack.com Thumbtack.com is a revolutionary service that leverages technology to empower consumers and service providers while providing a more efficient marketplace. You can check…
  • Nov 25

    Help Identify This Suspect Who Shot and Killed a 10 YO Boy

    Help Identify This Suspect Who Shot and Killed a 10 YO Boy
  • Nov 22

    The Paradox of Our Criminal Justice System

    The Paradox of Our Criminal Justice System
    Yes, innocent people do get convicted. Granted, the segment of the population that has the most contact with the criminal justice system is the criminal element.  And the truth is that most people who are convicted are in fact guilty.…
Rank this Week: 1828

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Aronfeld Trial Lawyers

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

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

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

    Hit By a Car Crossing the Street

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

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

    Florida’s Move Over Law: Stopping on a Highway is Extremely Dangerou
    A horrifying scene played out on the Sawgrass Expressway in Broward County, Florida, when James Schneider, 35, pulled his pickup truck over and got out of the vehicle in an attempt to save a stranded cat.  During the cat rescue, a driver…
Rank this Week: 2001

Sidebar Blog

Sidebar Blog

Covers health care compliance and criminal defense. By Matthews Law Firm, P.A.

http://matthewspa.com/sidebar-blog
  • Sep 10

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event

    Florida execution put on hold to accommodate Attorney General’s fundraising event
    Yes, you read that right. Here’s the story detailing how the execution of a Florida inmate has been delayed so the Attorney General can attend her re-election kick-off reception.
  • Mar 19

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?

    When vacating convictions, which charge is the “lesser offense”?
    Imagine this scenario: A defendant is convicted of both Attempted Trafficking of Oxycodone and Possession of Oxycodone. He files an appeal arguing he should not have been convicted of both due to double jeopardy. The appellate court agrees…
  • Jan 16

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida

    Prostitution Fine Amounts Increased in Florida
    As of January 1, 2013, the civil penalty for committing prostitution has increased to $5,000.  From 796.07 (6): A person who violates paragraph (2)(f) shall be assessed a civil penalty of $5,000 if the violation results in any judicial…
Rank this Week: 2234

A Taxing Affair

A Taxing Affair

Covers federal tax laws, Internal Revenue Service collections enforcement and tax problem resolution. By Muñoz & Morales.

http://ataxingaffair.com/
  • Sep 5

    New Tax and Social Security Rules for Same-Sex Married Couple

    New Tax and Social Security Rules for Same-Sex Married Couple
    Recently, the IRS answered a lingering question since the Supreme Court’s historic June 26 decision on same-sex marriage:  In determining ... Continue reading
  • May 15

    When and How to Amend Your Federal Income Tax Return

    When and How to Amend Your Federal Income Tax Return
    You have submitted your income tax return and now you’ve discovered an error….  Perhaps you missed a credit or deduction for which you were eligible.  Perhaps you failed to include income reported on a Form 1099.  Don’t fret.  You…
  • Apr 17

    HURRY!! Last Minute Tips for Taxpayer

    HURRY!! Last Minute Tips for Taxpayer
    Hello Fellow Taxpayers!    Today is the deadline for filing your income tax return or filing for a six-month extension of time to file your return.  You need to mail either your tax return or your request for extension TODAY.  We…
Rank this Week: 1687

Property Tax in Florida

Property Tax in Florida

Covers property tax law in Florida, including questions relating to valuation, homestead exemptions, agricultural classifications, and how to challenge decisions of the taxing authority. By Sherri Johnson.

http://propertytaxinflorida.com/
  • Aug 22

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser…
  • Aug 19

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser mails out the…
  • Jan 17

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?
    Property owners who would like to appeal their property tax assessments are faced with two choices in Florida – they can file a petition to the county value adjustment board or they can file a lawsuit in circuit court.  Some attorneys…
Rank this Week: 2049

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: 1851

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2266

Florida Law and the Criminal…

Florida Law and the Criminal Justice System

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

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

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem
    To many people, there is no middle ground: George Zimmerman will either be convicted of Second Degree Murder or he will be found Not Guilty. But the reality is much more complex, because the jury will have a number of Continue reading →
  • Jul 7

    George Zimmerman’s 10-20-Life Problem

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

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read

    Don’t Believe Every Tweet You Read
    Because of some erroneous Tweeting going on in the Twitterverse, I keep receiving the following two recurring questions regarding George Zimmerman’s case: Is Aggravated Manslaughter of a Child an available lesser offense; and Does the…
Rank this Week: 1599

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated

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

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year

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

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal
    The IRS-Tea Party scandal has rocked Washington, with news that the government tax authority improperly targeted the conservative group for political reasons. Our Miami IRS audit defense lawyers know the reason this controversy has been so…
Rank this Week: 1903

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Miami drug, domestic violence, and sex crime news. By the Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas.

http://www.floridacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Florida Doctors Arrested, Facing Criminal Trials for Patient Death

    Florida Doctors Arrested, Facing Criminal Trials for Patient Death
    In a move that is becoming increasingly common, individuals who provide controlled substances to people who later die as a direct result of abusing those drugs are being held criminally responsible for those deaths. Our Miami defense lawyers…
  • Jun 3

    Miami Criminal Suspects Must Submit DNA to Police, Court Rule

    Miami Criminal Suspects Must Submit DNA to Police, Court Rule
    If you are arrested in Miami for a felony or certain types of serious crimes, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police have a right to forcibly withdraw a sample of your DNA. It doesn't matter that you haven't been convicted. It doesn't…
  • May 28

    Florida Teen Consensual Sex Leads to Felony Arrest

    Florida Teen Consensual Sex Leads to Felony Arrest
    Two Florida teenagers engaged in consensual sex. This happens every single day, and no one hardly bats an eye. But in this case, our Miami criminal defense lawyers understand, the two teens are both female. While some might find that…
Rank this Week: 2341

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: 1810

DIY Divorce in Florida

DIY Divorce in Florida

Offers free legal tips to people representing themselves in Florida divorces. By Pamela S. Wynn.

http://diydivorce.typepad.com/diy_divorce_in_florida/
  • Mar 27

    Alimony Reform

    Alimony Reform
    PLease visit my law office blog to read about 2013 alimony reform www.pamelawynn.com/blog
  • Sep 19

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?

    Florida Financial Affidavit - To File or Not to File?
    Those divorcing couples who have made Scalesagreements as to the property and children often want to skip filing a Florida financial affdiavit because
  • Aug 16

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?

    What Does a Remand Mean in Your Divorce Case?
    If you are one of the lucky ones and succeed in your appeal, the appeallate court may "remand" your DIY divorce case to the trial...
Rank this Week: 1668

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013
    Florida marriages lasting longer than sixteen (16) years may result in an award of permanent alimony if the spouses decide to divorce. Over recent years the debate of alimony in Florida has been at the forefront of legislative session. The…
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?
    The world of, "do it yourself," has become far easier over the years with the invention of the internet. People now walk into doctors' offices and tell the doctor what their diagnosis is and what medication to prescribe. The same is true…
  • Feb 22

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation
    In recent years, the rules and laws regarding paternity actions in Florida have changed. Paternity cases generally establishes a father’s parental rights to a child in Florida; however, if the paternity case is brought by the Florida…
Rank this Week: 1970

South Florida Criminal Lawyers…

South Florida Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense issues, including DUI, police encounters, sentencing and arrests. By Berman & Tsombanakis LLC.

http://www.southfloridacriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1725

LaborBlog

LaborBlog

Covers employment/labor law. By Danialle Riggins.

http://laborblog.rigginslawfirm.com
  • Nov 14

    2013 Florida Minimum Wage Increase

    2013 Florida Minimum Wage Increase
    Florida’s minimum wage will increase from $7.67 per hour to $7.79 per hour effective January 1, 2013. Background: A voter-approved constitutional amendment established a Florida minimum wage and provided for an annual adjustment to…
  • Jan 27

    Florida’s Keeping Children Safe Act Gets Some Guidance

    Florida’s Keeping Children Safe Act Gets Some Guidance
  • Dec 20

    Thinking About Bankruptcy in 2012

    Thinking About Bankruptcy in 2012
    Thousands of people starting planning their new years in December. Filing for bankruptcy is on hundreds of lists.  If you are considering filing for a discharge, there are a few things that you need to consider during the holidays. Running…
Rank this Week: 2323

Weinstein Law Firm Blog

Weinstein Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida personal injury, insurance and health care litigation.

http://www.weinstein-law.com/blog.php
  • Oct 10

    Stand Up for Our Justice

    Stand Up for Our Justice
    Want to stop the politicians from trying to take over the Supreme Court? Then stand up for our Justices against this political power grab.
  • May 24

    What You Need to Know About Florida's Revised Personal Injury Protection ("PIP") Statute

    What You Need to Know About Florida's Revised Personal Injury Protection ("PIP") Statute
    On May 04, 2012, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation that was designed to reduce auto accident fraud, lower the cost of auto insurance premiums, and reduce the litigation costs associated with the current Personal Injury Protection…
  • May 15

    Highlights of the New Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) Statute Signed Into Law on May 04, 2012

    Highlights of the New Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) Statute Signed Into Law on May 04, 2012
    On May 04, 2012, Governor Rick Scott signed legislation that purportedly aims to reduce auto accident fraud, lower the cost of auto insurance premiums, and reduce the litigation costs associated with the current Personal Injury Protection…
Rank this Week: 1675

Garvin Law Firm Blog

Garvin Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida personal injury and criminal defense news.

http://www.garvinlegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2335

Tampa Bay Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Bay Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news. By Pearlman & Tetreault, P.A.

http://www.tampabaycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 6

    Pinellas Physician Sentenced for Improperly Prescribing Oxycodone

    Pinellas Physician Sentenced for Improperly Prescribing Oxycodone
    After a trial in federal court, Tampa Bay Area physician John Gianoli III has been convicted of improperly prescribing oxycodone. Dr. Gianoli's conviction in June 2012 is just one step that the State of Florida has taken toward cracking down…
  • Sep 4

    Cortnee Brantley to Face Retrial on Federal Charge in October

    Cortnee Brantley to Face Retrial on Federal Charge in October
    Cortnee Brantley will face another jury trial in October after her failed motion to have her case tried by a federal judge.
  • Aug 24

    Lance Armstrong Withdraws From Arbitration Proceeding

    Lance Armstrong Withdraws From Arbitration Proceeding
    I thought I'd write something a little different today. Lance Armstrong released a statement yesterday concerning why he will no longer fight the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Essentially, he said, "enough is enough." You can…
Rank this Week: 1910

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Tucker's Disability Benefits Blog

Covers disability law and disability benefits. By John Tucker.

http://thedisabilitylawfirm.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 7

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce

    Social Security Adds New Conditions to Fast Track Disabilitty Approval Proce
    In July, the Social Security Administration announced that its new "Compassionate Allowances Conditions Fast Track Disability Process" will expand to include 100 Conditions.   Social Security Commissioner Michael J. Astrue, announced 12…
  • Sep 4

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?

    Could Proposed Pentagon Plan to Start Military Retirement At Normal Retirement Age Impact VA Disability Claims?
    CBS News is reporting that a Pentagon study is suggesting that one budgetary fix that may help ease deficits is to move the starting date for military retirement pension payments back to normal retirement age.  The report on CBS' webpage…
  • Aug 30

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k

    Excellent Tips to Help You Get the Most Out of Your 401k
    Occasionally, I offer information on this blog outside of the topic of disability area that I think may be helpful.  A large part of our practice involves ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.  ERISA is the…
Rank this Week: 2283

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: 2336

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/
  • Oct 22

    “How Do You Win Those Criminal Jury Trials?”

    “How Do You Win Those Criminal Jury Trials?”
    As I sat in the federal prosecutor’s office for our first meeting concerning my client accused of Federal Aggravated Identity Theft and Conspiracy to Commit Access Device Fraud, he pretty much assured me that he had overwhelming…
  • Oct 8

    Should Liberian Man With Ebola Be Prosecuted?

    Should Liberian Man With Ebola Be Prosecuted?
    I try not to do fear. Yes, taking on fear is a choice. I tell myself that fear is nothing more than an acronym meaning “False Evidence Appearing Real.” Still, this Ebola outbreak has me rather concerned, with good reason.…
  • Sep 4

    Man Who Served 30 Years On Death Row Is Innocent

    Man Who Served 30 Years On Death Row Is Innocent
    Most of us have said it and/or thought it, at some point. “Why the hell does it take so long to kill death row inmates?” In some instances, it literally takes several decades from sentencing to execution. Many have called this a…
Rank this Week: 2600

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Tampa Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law news. By Mayberry Law Firm.

http://www.tampacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 22

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

    "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
    Oscar Pistorius, renowned Paralympic sprinter was sentenced yesterday to five years in a South African prison for the shooting and killing of his then girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Mr. Pistorius was found not guilty of a more serious murder…
  • Oct 17

    Florida Cop Accused Of Getting Oral Sex In Exchange For Not Making Arrest

    Florida Cop Accused Of Getting Oral Sex In Exchange For Not Making Arrest
    Oh Florida, here we go again. Generally it's the average Joes and Janes making the news for crazy allegations, now it's the cops. 32-year-old Broward County Sheriff's Deputy Ted Arboleda is accused of foregoing a legitimate arrest of a…
  • Oct 7

    Doctor Guilty Of Healthcare Fraud For Administering Chemotherapy To Patients Who Didn't Have Cancer

    Doctor Guilty Of Healthcare Fraud For Administering Chemotherapy To Patients Who Didn't Have Cancer
    Dr. Farid Fata recently pled guilty to 16 Federal criminal counts including 13 counts of healthcare fraud, two counts of money laundering and one count of receiving kickbacks. In a disturbingly unusual case involving a doctor fraudulently…
Rank this Week: 3885

Luhrsen Law Group Blog

Luhrsen Law Group Blog

Covers Florida personal injury law.

http://www.luhrsen.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    Fall iPromise Campaign Set to Help Fight Distracted Driving

    Fall iPromise Campaign Set to Help Fight Distracted Driving
    As a personal injury law firm that handles many car accident cases in Bradenton and Sarasota, the Luhrsen Law Group recognizes just how dangerous and devastating distracted driving can be. We wanted to do something to raise awareness about…
  • Oct 15

    What Happens When You’re Hit by a Driver Without a License?

    What Happens When You’re Hit by a Driver Without a License?
      Even if you’re lucky enough not to have gotten into a car accident before, chances are pretty good that you at least have a decent idea about what you’re supposed to do if it ever does happen: Exchange information with the…
  • Oct 7

    An Important Reminder about Blind Spot

    An Important Reminder about Blind Spot
    Imagine that you are driving home on the highway after a long day of work. You need to move one lane to the left, so you signal, check your rearview and side mirror, and then start to change lanes—only to have a car blare their horn and…
Rank this Week: 3310

Powell & Espat Blog

Powell & Espat Blog

Covers legal rights and important information for consumers regarding the legal system and our jury system in America.

http://mattlaw.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Switching Attorneys in the Middle of a Case

    Switching Attorneys in the Middle of a Case
    What happens if you decide you don't like the attorney handling your case? Does switching attorneys help or hurt a case? Read here to find out more. Continue reading → The post Switching Attorneys in the Middle of a Case appeared first…
  • Oct 21

    A Refresher in Florida Statute of Limitation

    A Refresher in Florida Statute of Limitation
    If involved in a Tampa auto accident, the Florida statute of limitations can come into play if you don't file a lawsuit within a certain time limit. Continue reading → The post A Refresher in Florida Statute of Limitations appeared first…
  • Oct 17

    Can a Motorcyclist Without A Helmet Win a Tort Lawsuit?

    Can a Motorcyclist Without A Helmet Win a Tort Lawsuit?
    When involved in a motorcycle accident and the rider isn't wearing a helmet, what difference will that make in a tort lawsuit, if any? Continue reading → The post Can a Motorcyclist Without A Helmet Win a Tort Lawsuit? appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 4054

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Covers current investigations, opinions and industry news relating to securities arbitration, investment fraud, stockbroker or brokerage firm misconduct. By Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.

http://www.stockbrokerattorney.com/blog
  • Oct 22

    Levin Papantonio Files UBS Puerto Rico Arbitration Case

    Levin Papantonio Files UBS Puerto Rico Arbitration Case
    Our securities lawyers at Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Rafferty & Proctor in collaboration with the Puerto Rico law firm of John Nevares and Associates have recently filed 140 UBS Puerto Rico arbitration cases on behalf of…
  • Oct 21

    LPL Terminated Broker for Allegedly Selling Away

    LPL Terminated Broker for Allegedly Selling Away
    According to the report filed with the central registration depository, former LPL Financial branch manager James "Jeb" Bashaw was terminated last month for allegations of selling away - engaging in securities transactions without the…
  • Oct 5

    Longer Prison Sentences for Brokers Charged by State Securities Official

    Longer Prison Sentences for Brokers Charged by State Securities Official
    In 2013, according to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA), brokers who were charged with investment fraud by state securities regulators received a jail sentence 33 percent lengthier than convicted brokers had in…
Rank this Week: 3381

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    What is service connected disability?

    What is service connected disability?
    The VA defines a veteran as a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and includes full-time service in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. Active service also includes merchant marines during WWII,…
  • Oct 21

    TDIU – Back to the Basics (Pt. 2): Proof of Inability to Work

    TDIU – Back to the Basics (Pt. 2): Proof of Inability to Work
    In Part I of TDIU – Back to the Basics, we discussed how the VA determines Individual Unemployability (IU) based on a 2-step analysis: 1) Ratings; and 2) proof of inability to work. In Part I, we looked at the VA’s rating…
  • Oct 20

    Social Security Says I’m No Longer disabled. What do I do?

    Social Security Says I’m No Longer disabled. What do I do?
    I have been receiving Social Security disability benefits for some time now but was recently told the benefits will be cut off because I am no longer disabled under their Rules. I disagree with this decision; is there anything I can do? As a…
Rank this Week: 4057

Ocala Injury Lawyers Blog

Ocala Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury law. By Dean Law Firm, LLC.

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

    Florida Man Dies in Tragic Workplace Accident

    Florida Man Dies in Tragic Workplace Accident
    Last month in Tampa, a 57-year-old man died as a result of an accident that occurred at his place of employment. According to a report by one local news source, the man was working for Infra-Metals when the accident took place.…
  • Oct 20

    Florida Truck Accident Causes Death of 27-Year-Old

    Florida Truck Accident Causes Death of 27-Year-Old
    A 27-year-old man died late last week in a car accident on I-95. According to one news report, a truck driver was driving down I-95 when a wheel from his truck came loose. The wheel then bounced over the highway median and crashed into…
  • Oct 3

    Florida Helicopter Crash Results in $16 Million Verdict

    Florida Helicopter Crash Results in $16 Million Verdict
    Late last week, a local newspaper reported that a jury awarded a total of $16 million to the families of four individuals who were killed in a helicopter accident back in 2011. A couple celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, as well…
Rank this Week: 2685