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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: 1644

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: 1853

Complex I.P. Blog

Complex I.P. Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Kain & Associates.

http://www.complexip.com/
Rank this Week: 2118

Law Office of Dana L. Manner Blog

Law Office of Dana L. Manner Blog

Covers Florida lemon law.

http://mannerlaw.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Amazon Studio Arrangement Patent

    Amazon Studio Arrangement Patent
    This is my original post on Facebook on May 2, 2014. This post got picked up by several photography blogs, and then spread to other mainstream media and news publishers. Post by Dana Manner.    
  • Apr 18

    Tesla Lemon Law Case with Vince Megna

    Tesla Lemon Law Case with Vince Megna
            Vince Megna “King of Lemons” posted video of his most recent high profile lemon law cases involving a Tesla.
  • Apr 18

    NACA 2014 Auto Fraud Conference

    NACA 2014 Auto Fraud Conference
    I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the National Association of Consumer Advocates 2014 Auto Fraud Conference in San Diego, California. The conference, which begins on April 24, 2014 will be attended by consumer advocate…
Rank this Week: 2049

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: 1875

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

South Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers Florida criminal law. By the Law Firm of Anidjar & Levine.

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

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State

    Race, Schools and Backpack Searches - R.M. v. State
    If you read this blog regularly, you know that we spend a fair amount of time in this space discussing the law as it applies to searches and seizures, whether it's at a home, in a car or on the street. As Florida's Third District Court of…
  • Mar 18

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State

    Florida Drug Conspiracy Law 101 - Hampton v. State
    "Conspiracy" is one of those legal terms that's often thrown around and of which many people are at lease vaguely aware, but relatively few actually understand. Generally, the law defines a conspiracy as an agreement between two or more…
  • Mar 11

    Double Jeopardy, Lesser Offense Rules in Florida Criminal Cases - Tuttle v. State

    Double Jeopardy, Lesser Offense Rules in Florida Criminal Cases - Tuttle v. State
    Details matter. In Florida criminal cases, the difference between being charged with one crime over another can have a big impact on whether a criminal defendant is ultimately convicted and on how much time he or she may eventually have to…
Rank this Week: 2108

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: 1746

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: 2284

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Covers asbestos litigation, claims and exposure. By Reyes, O'Shea & Coloca, P.A.

http://www.mesothelioma-lawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 10

    Georgia Pacific Finances Articles Meant To Cast Doubt On The Toxic Effects Of Chrysotile Asbesto

    Georgia Pacific Finances Articles Meant To Cast Doubt On The Toxic Effects Of Chrysotile Asbesto
    Georgia-Pacific LLC was founded in 1927 as the Georgia Hardwood Lumber Company. Now, after years of expanding and acquisitions, Georgia Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers and distributors of tissue, pulp, paper, toilet and…
  • Sep 20

    Product Liability -When Can You Seek Emotional Distress Damages?

    Product Liability -When Can You Seek Emotional Distress Damages?
    Product Liability, as defined by Black's Law Dictionary is: ... the legal liability of manufacturers and sellers to compensate buyers, users, and even bystanders, for damages or injuries suffered because of defects in goods purchased. …
  • Aug 29

    Labor Day: Take A Moment to Remember the Laborers Unknowing Exposed to Asbestos.

    Labor Day: Take A Moment to Remember the Laborers Unknowing Exposed to Asbestos.
    According to Wikipedia, Labor Day is:A United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September, that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. It was first nationally recognized in 1894 to placate unionists…
Rank this Week: 1979

The Legal Rap

The Legal Rap

Covers Florida criminal law and criminal record expungements. By Eric Dirga.

http://ejdirga.wordpress.com
  • Oct 7

    Updates From Circuit Appeals, October 2013

    Updates From Circuit Appeals, October 2013
    More hilarity from the courts… Thompson v. DHSMV, 20 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 837 (4th Jud. Cir., Aug. 31, 2012) In this case, the court granted the Writ of Certiorari starting that “the hearing officer failed to follow the essential…
  • Oct 7

    Updates From Circuit Appeals, October 2013

    Updates From Circuit Appeals, October 2013
    More hilarity from the courts… Thompson v. DHSMV, 20 Fla. L. Weekly Supp. 837 (4th Jud. Cir., Aug. 31, 2012) In this case, the court granted the Writ of Certiorari starting that “the hearing officer failed to follow the essential…
  • Aug 27

    A Quick Break Down of the New Red Light Camera Law

    A Quick Break Down of the New Red Light Camera Law
      People are a little confused…   …about the new red light camera law that went into effect on July 1, 2013. I will try to break it down so that it is understandable.   After July 1, 2013, if … Continue…
Rank this Week: 2263

I Do Not Want to Be Your Lawyer

I Do Not Want to Be Your Lawyer

Free legal advice for personal injury plaintiffs from a lawyer who does not want to represent you.

http://www.idonotwanttobeyourlawyer.com/
  • Sep 21

    Paying Back Medicare After a Lawsuit

    Paying Back Medicare After a Lawsuit
    Medicare recipients who file personal injury lawsuits need to be aware that by law they will have to pay Medicare back from their judgment or settlement. Unlike cases where private health insurers seek repayment, cases involving Medicare…
  • Aug 26

    Suing an Attorney for Malpractice is Harder Than You Think

    Suing an Attorney for Malpractice is Harder Than You Think
    Legal malpractice cases are particularly difficult and expensive to pursue. Aside from the inherent difficulty in finding an attorney who accepts legal malpractice cases, the plaintiff essentially needs to prove two cases in order to win: (1)…
  • Aug 22

    Lawyer Win/Loss Records — Why You Can’t Find Them

    Lawyer Win/Loss Records — Why You Can’t Find Them
    I’ve been asked on more than one occasion where plaintiffs can look up the win/loss records of lawyers. Usually this is in conjunction with them initially hiring a lawyer or thinking of switching lawyers, the thought being that this…
Rank this Week: 1999

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: 1968

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: 1489

ABC International Family Law Views

ABC International Family Law Views

Covers international family law Issues and a comparison to Florida family law. By Adam B. Cordover.

http://www.abcinternational.us/
  • May 19

    Collaborative Divorce Thrives in Australia

    Collaborative Divorce Thrives in Australia
    The concept of collaborative divorce is gaining traction worldwide as an alternative to the traditional courtroom battles epitomized in movies like Kramer vs. Kramer and War of the Roses.  Family law practitioners in Australia have come to…
  • Apr 13

    British Divorce Courts Require Allegation of Fault; This is the Result

    British Divorce Courts Require Allegation of Fault; This is the Result
    Apparently, England requires parties to allege a fault before a family law court will grant a divorce.  Over at my general Florida family law news blog, ABC Family Law Blog, I described some of the allegations found in the public…
  • Mar 18

    Dubai Man Gets World's Quickest Divorce

    Dubai Man Gets World's Quickest Divorce
    A man in Dubai applied for divorce a mere seconds after he had been married to his bride.  The reason:  he did not want his Wife to work after marriage, and his father-in-law demanded that she be allowed to work.  From Emirates 24/7 News:…
Rank this Week: 2330

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and sexual abuse. By David J. Halberg.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 14

    Defective Medical Device: Da Vinci Surgical Robot

    Defective Medical Device: Da Vinci Surgical Robot
    The Da Vinci Surgical Robot, manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, Inc., is used in several medical specialties including: Urology, Gynecology, Cardiothoracic, Colorectal, Head & Neck, and General Surgery. Specifically, the Da Vinci…
  • Jan 18

    HEALTH WARNING: Contaminated Injections Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

    HEALTH WARNING: Contaminated Injections Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak
    Fungal Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes of the brain and spinal cord. Over the last few months, a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak has swept across the United States. Recently, both CDC and FDA investigations have…
  • Aug 15

    Unnecessary Cardiology Work Performed At HCA-Owned Hospital

    Unnecessary Cardiology Work Performed At HCA-Owned Hospital
    According to the New York Times article, “Doctors at Hospital Chain Giant Performed Unnecessary Cardiac Work, Increasing Profits”, from 2002 – 2010 cardiologists at several HCA-owned hospitals in Florida were unable to justify many of…
Rank this Week: 1748

Shelton & Power, LLC

Shelton & Power, LLC

Covers franchise law.

http://sheltonpower.blog.com
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween

    Happy Halloween
    Shelton & Power would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Halloween. May you get more treats than tricks.
  • Oct 4

    Gamification – a novel way to “Expand Your Brand.”

    Gamification – a novel way to “Expand Your Brand.”
    One of our franchise attorneys, Jason Power, recently learned about the concept of gamification from an online learning course that he took.  Gamification is a way of bringing concepts from games, such as video games or even board games, to…
  • Sep 18

    Want a great place to meet franchisors…

    Want a great place to meet franchisors…
    If you are looking for a great place to meet franchisors and will be in the Anaheim, CA area this October, you should join Shelton & Power and hundreds of franchises at the West Coast Franchise Expo.  During the weekend of October 12-14, the…
Rank this Week: 1414

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: 1783

Florida Brain Injury Law

Florida Brain Injury Law

Covers traumatic brain injury. By Harmon, Woods, Parker, Hendricks & Abrunzo, P.A.

http://floridabraininjurylaw.com/
  • Jun 13

    Florida PIP Statute Increases Restrictions After Auto Accidents With TBI

    Florida PIP Statute Increases Restrictions After Auto Accidents With TBI
    There are a number of states, including Florida, that have no-fault motor vehicle laws designed to provide medical, disability, and wage loss compensation for injured motorists regardless of fault called personal injury protection or PIP. In…
  • May 1

    New Laws To Protect Florida High School Athletes From Head Injurie

    New Laws To Protect Florida High School Athletes From Head Injurie
    Florida legislators have passed two laws that address the issue of concussions and playing time for high school athletes. The bills require that coaches immediately remove students from competition or practice if they may have sustained a…
  • Mar 31

    Brain Injury Lawyers Can Already Utilize New TBI Testing

    Brain Injury Lawyers Can Already Utilize New TBI Testing
    A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can either lead to a short period where the victim experiences concussive symptoms and a normal recovery, or he or she suffers serious physical and neurological difficulties and must endure long term care with a…
Rank this Week: 1931

The Legal Conservative

The Legal Conservative

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

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

    Individual Mandate: 2 Lawyers Debate Constitutionality: Introduction

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

    Nice Background on Florida Solicitor General Scott Makar

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

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

    Breaking: Eleventh Circuit Rules Obamacare’s Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional – Forbe
    Breaking: Eleventh Circuit Rules Obamacare’s Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional – Forbes. This is a 300 pg. opinion, so more comments to follow.  11th Circuit decision on Constitutionality of Healthcare Nice Quotes: In sum, the…
Rank this Week: 1454

Abstract Appeal

Abstract Appeal

Covers Florida Law and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. By Matt Conigliaro.

http://www.abstractappeal.com/
  • Aug 12

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional

    Health Care Litigation: The Eleventh Circuit Agrees The Mandate Is Unconstitutional
    This decision will attract a great deal of attention. It should. Today, the Eleventh Circuit held that the individual insurance mandate contained in the massive 2010 health care legislation violates the federal constitution because Congress…
  • Jul 8

    People Say I’m Lazy…

    People Say I’m Lazy…
    Dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice… You know the rest. Lennon had been spending time raising a family in New York. My story is a little different.
  • Feb 21

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory

    Hey Legislature: That MedMal Immunity Is Illusory
    This decision from the Fourth District examined section 768.135, the title of which references immunity for volunteer sports team physicians.
Rank this Week: 1794

Central Florida Family and…

Central Florida Family and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Covers family law issues. By the Law Office of Frank P. Remsen, P.A.

http://remsenlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Relocation with Children

    Relocation with Children
    When a court enters an order establishing parental rights and/or time-sharing that court retains jurisdiction until all children subject to the order reach the age of majority (18 years) or until the order is domesticated in or transferred…
  • Jun 14

    Parenting Plan Basic

    Parenting Plan Basic
    In divorces involving minor children and in paternity actions where the minor children’s parents never married, parenting plans are used to detail the rights of each parent regarding their minor children by establishing co-parenting rules…
  • Apr 27

    Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Family Law Case?

    Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Family Law Case?
    Do you need an attorney for your family law case?
Rank this Week: 2002

Musings on Immigration

Musings on Immigration

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

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

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

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

    Senator Schumer, You are Wrong!

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

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

    GOP candidate for Governor announces Arizona-style immigration bill for Florida
    According to an examiner.com report, Florida’s Attorney General Bill McCollum, and a GOP gubernatorial candidate, yesterday announced a bill to be introduced in the Florida Legislature that will rival Arizona’s embattled immigration law.
Rank this Week: 1578

Estate & Tax Planning Musings

Estate & Tax Planning Musings

Provides updates on estate and tax planning information and cases. By Marc J. Soss.

http://estate-taxplanningmusings.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Modified Accumulation Trusts For IRA or Other Qualified Plan Benefits at Death

    Modified Accumulation Trusts For IRA or Other Qualified Plan Benefits at Death
    Recent private letter rulings issued by the Internal Revenue Service have created concern among estate-planning attorneys regarding the best way to draft trusts that are intended as potential receptacles of IRA or other qualified plan…
  • Mar 22

    Richest States Could Be the Best for Estate Planning

    Richest States Could Be the Best for Estate Planning
    A recent study powered by TheStreet reports that the following are the states with the most and the least liquid millionaires as a percentage of the total population, listed in descending order:Most Millionaires:HawaiiMarylandNew…
  • Dec 14

    IRS Loses Billion Dollar Transfer Pricing Case

    IRS Loses Billion Dollar Transfer Pricing Case
    The IRS lost a billion dollar § 482 transfer pricing case yesterday. Veritas Software Corp. v. Commissioner, 133 T.C. No. 14 (Dec. 10, 2009):
Rank this Week: 1754

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Jacobs|Keeley, PLLC.

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    Judge: Banks Broke the Law, Caused Financial Collapse

    Judge: Banks Broke the Law, Caused Financial Collapse
    For years, Wall Street sympathizers have defended actions of bankers in the lead-up to the collapse of the housing market and subsequent financial crisis. While many practices within the financial industry have drawn criticism, under special…
  • May 20

    Report: Wealth Gap Widens as Renting Becomes Norm

    Report: Wealth Gap Widens as Renting Becomes Norm
    In recent months, there has been good news on the housing economy front. Specifically, housing prices are rising once again to levels that reflect their actual value, a sign of overall economic recovery and growth after the Great Recession.…
  • May 15

    Debt Can Spur Depression, New Study Assert

    Debt Can Spur Depression, New Study Assert
    That high interest rate on your credit card could be giving you more than a headache. It could potentially make you clinically depressed. That's the conclusion of a recent study conducted by the researchers at the University of…
Rank this Week: 5065

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • May 24

    Can Trustees Go After Children’s College Tuition Payments?

    Can Trustees Go After Children’s College Tuition Payments?
    A recent trend in bankruptcy law is for trustees, the individuals responsible for collecting money for creditors, to go after tuition payments parents made to their children’s undergraduate institutions. As the trustees see it, the…
  • May 24

    Domestic Violence Injunction vs. No Contact Order

    Domestic Violence Injunction vs. No Contact Order
    Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed into law Senate Bill 342, further clarifying the specifics of a “no contact order” and what types of communication it prohibits. No contact orders have long been used to protect victims…
  • Apr 27

    When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?

    When Can I Stop Paying Child Support?
    Most parents who divorce or separate realize that one of them will likely be ordered to pay some amount of child support so long as the child is a minor. This is true regardless of whether the residential parent and the child continue to…
Rank this Week: 3949

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Covers Florida construction law and government contracting. By David Adelstein.

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • May 24

    A DESIGN PROFESSIONAL OR ARCHITECT’S COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM…DON’T THINK SO…

    A DESIGN PROFESSIONAL OR ARCHITECT’S COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIM…DON’T THINK SO…
    A design professional or architectural firm has an uphill battle proving a copyright infringement claim.   Why? Because it is hard…very hard…for a design firm to show that another’s design is substantially…
  • May 22

    USING THE YARDSTICK TEST TO PROVE LOST PROFIT DAMAGES

    USING THE YARDSTICK TEST TO PROVE LOST PROFIT DAMAGES
    It’s all about proving your damages! One category of consequential damages that parties sometimes seek is lost profit damages. Lost profits, though, are one of the most difficult damages to prove. If a party is interested in pursuing…
  • May 16

    WALKING THAT MEASURED MILE TO PROVE AND CALCULATE LOST PRODUCTIVITY / INEFFICIENCY

    WALKING THAT MEASURED MILE TO PROVE AND CALCULATE LOST PRODUCTIVITY / INEFFICIENCY
    What is a lost productivity / inefficiency claim?  These are claims where a contractor claims it incurred increased labor (and, perhaps, equipment usage) because an event  (referred to as an impact) caused it to work inefficiently.…
Rank this Week: 2762

Broward Injury Lawyer Blog

Broward Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida accidents. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.browardinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 24

    NHTSA: Florida Now More Dangerous For Cyclist

    NHTSA: Florida Now More Dangerous For Cyclist
    Florida has become a more dangerous place for cyclists, according to the most recent data released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The latest Traffic Safety Fact Sheet, which reflects final numbers from 2013 indicate…
  • May 22

    Bennett v. Highland Park Apartments - Landlord Liability for Crime-Related Injurie

    Bennett v. Highland Park Apartments - Landlord Liability for Crime-Related Injurie
    In any premises liability claim, success often hinges on whether the property owner or operator had actual or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition. So in the case of a slippery floor, we have to determine whether a property or…
  • May 15

    McDermott v. State - Construction Site Accident Kills Passerby

    McDermott v. State - Construction Site Accident Kills Passerby
    Most construction accident lawsuits stem from injuries sustained by on-site workers. However, if a construction, demolition or renovation site is not properly secured or if outsiders aren't given proper warning to keep a certain distance,…
Rank this Week: 4128

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 23

    The Art of Seducing Lonely Men into Traveling to Meet a Minor

    The Art of Seducing Lonely Men into Traveling to Meet a Minor
    All the lonely people, where do they all come from?  All the lonely people, where do they all belong? There’s a certain art to getting people to do things that do not come naturally.    For example, American soldiers…
  • May 21

    A Question Can Be A Felony

    A Question Can Be A Felony
    Lawyers fight about words.  And, even if we agree on the words used, we often disagree about the legal consequences of those words.  Today’s case is an example of just such a dispute.  In Tulier v. State, the defendant…
  • May 5

    Possession of Oxycodone Gets Overturned Based Upon the Prescription Defense

    Possession of Oxycodone Gets Overturned Based Upon the Prescription Defense
    There are more prescription drug arrests than ever before--primarily involving possession of oxycodone or hydrocodone. No, I don't have stats to back that up, but you can just hear me now and believe me later. While there are many…
Rank this Week: 3651

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • May 23

    Having a Couple of Marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier

    Having a Couple of Marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier
    Marijuana Grow Conviction Overturned - Knock and TalkHaving a couple of marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier. A Marijuana grower in Pasco County, Florida's Spring Hill was cleared this week when cops ignored several…
  • Mar 15

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse
    'faint odor' of marijuana but found no marijuana"the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and probable cause to seize the evidence."Drug Crime Cop Gone WildOne of Polk county's finest, a deputy sheriff under the…
  • Feb 21

    DRUG3912 TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS 4 TO 14 GRAMS

    DRUG3912 TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS 4 TO 14 GRAMS
    Trafficking 4 to 14 GramsMorphine, Opium,Oxycodone,Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone "shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years"If you have been charged with DRUG3912 TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS 4 TO 14 GRAMS…
Rank this Week: 5053

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • May 22

    The Corrupt DUI Investigation of a New Port Richey Detective

    The Corrupt DUI Investigation of a New Port Richey Detective
    On Wednesday, I was combing through records for the one-and-only Intoxilyzer 8000 breathalyzer that belongs to the New Port Richey Police Department (NPRPD). The Serial Number of the breath test machine is 80-001064. As I was scrolling…
  • Apr 19

    Definition of “Business Purposes Only” Drivers License

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

    #UberOn in Hillsborough County, FL

    #UberOn in Hillsborough County, FL
    The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission (PTC) recently filed a lawsuit against Uber, as well as some of its driver-partners. In response, Uber has promised to support its partners every step of the way. It has also promised…
Rank this Week: 4437

Southwest Florida Injury Lawyers…

Southwest Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Lusk, Drasites & Tolisano, PA.

http://www.southwestfloridainjurylawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 2595

Full Cup of Justice

Full Cup of Justice

Covers injury law. By Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.floridaaccidentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2443

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Admiralty & Maritime Law, Crime Victims Rights, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Security Negligence. By Gerson & Schwartz.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    When Does the Impact Rule in Emotional Distress Cases Apply?

    When Does the Impact Rule in Emotional Distress Cases Apply?
    In many cases, someone who is injured as a result of another’s negligence may not have physical injuries, but rather, emotional injuries. There are many examples where mental anguish or trauma may be even more significant than any…
  • May 20

    Jury Selection Can Make or Break an Injury Trial

    Jury Selection Can Make or Break an Injury Trial
    When preparing for a personal injury trial, it’s easy (and important) to focus on the evidence and testimony that will be presented. But what many personal injury attorneys often forget is a process that is perhaps the most important…
  • May 19

    Norwegian Gem Drowning Incident Foreseeable and Preventable, Says Cruise Ship Lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA

    Norwegian Gem Drowning Incident Foreseeable and Preventable, Says Cruise Ship Lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA
    Once again, a tragic event has occurred in a cruise ship pool. This past Monday May 18, 2015  a ten year old girl drowned aboard the vessel Norweigian Gem. Our Florida cruise ship lawyers are monitoring the case closely. According to…
Rank this Week: 4486

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • May 22

    Dividing a Military Pension in Divorce

    Dividing a Military Pension in Divorce
    Members of the military and their spouses face unique challenges and opportunities in divorce. One of the chief questions many divorcing military spouses have is “How will military pension be divided?” If you are a member…
  • May 18

    Why should I file a paternity case as a Father?

    Why should I file a paternity case as a Father?
    In Florida, children born during a marriage are treated different than those children who are born to an unmarried couple. Children born during an intact marriage are presumed to be the biological children of both the Husband and the…
  • May 11

    What does a paternity case mean as a Mother?

    What does a paternity case mean as a Mother?
    In Florida, children born during a marriage are treated differently than those children who are born to an unmarried couple. Children born during an intact marriage are presumed to be the biological children of both the Husband and the…
Rank this Week: 4770

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

Covers recent developments in Florida probate, trust, estate and guardianship. By Clark Skatoff PA.

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • May 22

    Power of Attorney Not Authorized for Self Dealing

    Power of Attorney Not Authorized for Self Dealing
    A power of attorney is a legal document is a legal document delegating authority from one person to another.  Recently, the Supreme Court of South Dakota provided yet another example of how important the language contained within this…
  • May 19

    2015 Amendments to Florida Probate Code and Florida Trust Code

    2015 Amendments to Florida Probate Code and Florida Trust Code
    The Florida Probate Code and the Florida Trust Code govern the administration of estates and trusts under Florida law.  These codes establish the mechanisms and procedures for the collection and subsequent distribution of assets to the…
  • May 19

    Supreme Court Holds 401(k) Plan Trustees Have Ongoing Duty To Monitor

    Supreme Court Holds 401(k) Plan Trustees Have Ongoing Duty To Monitor
    All too often pension-plan participants (employees and retirees) are left in the dark about the fees and expenses associated with the mutual funds selected for their company’s plan, whether it is a 401(k) savings plan or otherwise.…
Rank this Week: 2732

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys…

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.floridapersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • May 22

    Law Firm Protects Privacy of Prior Client Against Walmart

    Law Firm Protects Privacy of Prior Client Against Walmart
    A former client of the Law Offices of Jason Turchin was injured years later in a slip and fall at WalMart. After he brought a lawsuit against the store, Walmart served a subpoena on the victim’s prior counsel to produce his entire file,…
  • Apr 22

    Killer Not Entitled To Receive Life Insurance Benefits By Reason Of Victim’s Death

    Killer Not Entitled To Receive Life Insurance Benefits By Reason Of Victim’s Death
    A recent jury verdict in South Florida found a man guilty of murdering his newlywed wife to collect a $1 million insurance policy. The focus of the case against Michel Escoto, 42, was the charge of first-degree murder in the killing of wife…
  • Apr 14

    2003 Honda Civic Airbag Rupture Victim Retains Airbag Attorney Jason Turchin

    2003 Honda Civic Airbag Rupture Victim Retains Airbag Attorney Jason Turchin
    In March 2015, a young man was driving his 2003 Honda Civic when he had a relatively minor, low impact car accident. Instantly, his Takata airbag deployed, sending shrapnel threw the airbag’s fabric and into the neck of the victim. The…
Rank this Week: 5059

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

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

    VA Benefits for Gulf War Illnesse

    VA Benefits for Gulf War Illnesse
    Many veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom are suffering from multi-symptom, undiagnosed illnesses. This is commonly referred to as “Gulf War Syndrome,” and thought to…
  • May 21

    Reexaminations by the VA

    Reexaminations by the VA
    The VA has the power to reexamine veterans that have been awarded benefits at any time. It is possible that the VA might require a veteran receiving disability benefits to undergo a reexamination in order to determine the current status of…
  • May 20

    VA Hearings Explained

    VA Hearings Explained
    One of the courtesies that the VA offers veterans and claimants for VA benefits is the opportunity to appear before a Rating Officer to “plead” his or her case and submit any additional evidence that might help the case. These…
Rank this Week: 4196

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association
    ‘ As a community association attorney, I see many contracts come across my desk for review.  What concerns me are the number of contracts that do not.  You aren’t dealing with Vito Corleone and an irrefusable offer!…
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

    Abandonment Issue
    All that empty space and no right to use it…until now. A year ago I wrote an article titled “Is Your Association Down with OPP?”  discussing the pros and cons of renting out empty units without first taking title.…
  • May 12

    Wi Fi Oh My!

    Wi Fi Oh My!
    Providing a wireless internet connection in common areas has become commonplace in recent years.  Many associations leave their network open, without a password, so that residents may freely join the network and access the internet from…
Rank this Week: 4119

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/
  • May 21

    Defective Strollers Can be Hazardous to Your Child's Well-Being

    Defective Strollers Can be Hazardous to Your Child's Well-Being
    Strollers long have been a convenient way for parents to enjoy the company of their young children. However, they also have long been associated with hazards that can lead to serious injury or even death. The defective product lawyers at…
  • May 15

    Amtrak 188 Accident the Result of Negligence and Irresponsible Management

    Amtrak 188 Accident the Result of Negligence and Irresponsible Management
    On Tuesday, May 12, at least seven people died and more than 200 people were injured, many severely, when Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed in Philadelphia. The “black box” for the train revealed that it was traveling…
  • May 14

    Does Your Local Shopping Center Suffer from Negligent Security

    Does Your Local Shopping Center Suffer from Negligent Security
    Ensuring your personal safety and security when visiting a shopping center is a two-fold responsibility: You can do things as an individual to reduce the likelihood of your becoming a crime statistic, and there are procedures the center…
Rank this Week: 4613

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3530

Gallagher & Associates Law…

Gallagher & Associates Law Firm

Covers Florida foreclosure law.

http://gallagherlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4996

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law, including information on accidents and injuries in Orlando, and the state of Florida. By James O. Cunningham.

http://www.cunninghampilaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Semi Carrying Hazardous Materials Flips on I-95

    Semi Carrying Hazardous Materials Flips on I-95
    An accident involving a tractor-trailer hauling chemicals on I-95 brought traffic to a stand still for hours Tuesday. Officials say that a Mitsubishi Montero driven by 27-year-old Fritz Donatien of Fort Lauderdale swerved to avoid debris in…
  • May 20

    New ‘Designated Skipper’ Program

    New ‘Designated Skipper’ Program
    Everyone knows that drinking while boating is illegal, but people often bend the rules or to think that one or two beers won’t hurt. Now, the Sea Tow Foundation is kicking off a new campaign for a “designated skipper,” and…
  • May 20

    Florida Commissioners Campaign for Barriers Outside of Day-Care Center

    Florida Commissioners Campaign for Barriers Outside of Day-Care Center
    After 4-year-old Lily Quintus was hit by a car while at day-care last year, commissioners are campaigning for protective barriers to be put in place outside of day-care centers. Lily Quintus was killed when a car ran into her KinderCare…
Rank this Week: 3263

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • May 21

    The Insurance Benefits From Early Discovery Of Employee-Caused Losse

    The Insurance Benefits From Early Discovery Of Employee-Caused Losse
    Earlier this month, we posted about the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio’s decision that a credit union’s insurance policy was not invalid from the start because of its employee’s misrepresentations on…
  • May 14

    The Inbox – When Suits Break Bad

    The Inbox – When Suits Break Bad
    Federal prosecutors recently indicted David Colletti, a former VP of marketing with MillerCoors LLC, on charges relating to a scheme to embezzle $7 million from the beer brewing giant. Mr. Colletti, a thirty-year veteran of the company,…
  • May 13

    In Reversal of Fortune, Court of Appeals Finds Ambiguity in Executive’s General Release

    In Reversal of Fortune, Court of Appeals Finds Ambiguity in Executive’s General Release
    Last May, we covered a decision by a Michigan federal court that torpedoed Debourah Mattatall’s claims against her former employee, Transdermal Corporation.  Now, thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 3186

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/
  • May 21

    Note versus Mortgage: Who leads the dance?

    Note versus Mortgage: Who leads the dance?
    Authored by Samantha Alves Orender of Rogers TowersEarlier this month, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal released an opinion seemingly designed to serve as a primer on perfecting a security interest in a promissory note secured…
  • May 19

    Paying to Cash Your Check – Bank Fees in Florida Are Now the Norm

    Paying to Cash Your Check – Bank Fees in Florida Are Now the Norm
    Authored by Edward L. Kelly and Karl R. Grussand Edward L. Kelly and Karl R. Gruss of Rogers TowersYour client, an individual, walks into Friendly Bank and presents for payment a check in the amount of $100.00, drawn on Friendly Bank and…
  • May 12

    Rights of Creditors to Judicial Dissolution of Corporation

    Rights of Creditors to Judicial Dissolution of Corporation
    Authored by Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owensand Scott J. Kennelly and Janet C. Owens of Rogers TowersIn certain instances, when a creditor has a claim against an insolvent corporation, it may be entitled to seek judicial dissolution of…
Rank this Week: 3946

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Gould Cooksey Fennell Blog

Covers estate planning, real property acquisition, personal injury, will disputes, commercial litigation, business and corporate law, and institutional lending.

http://gouldcooksey.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Association Lien Releases Two Witnesses Required On Lien Release

    Association Lien Releases Two Witnesses Required On Lien Release
    HB 7037 took effect on July 1, 2014.  It amended Florida Statute §§718.116 by adding a statutory form release of lien. Note that the general rule in Florida is that an instrument creating a lien on real property does NOT…
  • May 21

    GCF’s Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assist in selling Russell Concrete, Inc.

    GCF’s Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assist in selling Russell Concrete, Inc.
    In December, Sandra Rennick and Dillon Roberts assisted the Russell family in the sale of Russell Concrete, Inc. The sale included two plants, associated equipment, and approximately twenty-five acres of industrial real property. One of the…
  • May 21

    GCF’s Labor & Employment Team Successfully Represented The Indian River County School District

    GCF’s Labor & Employment Team Successfully Represented The Indian River County School District
    GCF’s Labor & Employment law team successfully represented the Indian River County School District in a teacher discipline case before the local school board.  The favorable result was appealed to the Fourth District Court of…
Rank this Week: 2378