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Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure law.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Sep 18

    Busting the Myths: Five Short Sale Myths Exposed

    Busting the Myths: Five Short Sale Myths Exposed
    Short sales aren’t simple, but with proper guidance they offer an alternative to foreclosure that provides significant benefits. There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding short sales, and today we are going to correct five of…
  • Sep 8

    Miami Real Estate: Four Tips for a Successful Short Sale

    Miami Real Estate: Four Tips for a Successful Short Sale
    A short sale can be an excellent solution to a financial problem, but it’s not an easy process. Here are four tips for ensuring your short sale is successful. Hire a lawyer There are things that you need to protect yourself against in a…
  • Aug 15

    Facing Eviction? Know Your Rights… Your Landlord Can’t Just Throw You Out!

    Facing Eviction? Know Your Rights… Your Landlord Can’t Just Throw You Out!
    Are you worried about being evicted? If so, we understand the stress that you are experiencing. The good news is that you DO have rights in this process. In today’s blog entry, we’re going to shed some light on the process of…
Rank this Week: 2588

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: 2887

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: 2508

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: 2664

Tampa Bay Employment Law

Tampa Bay Employment Law

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

http://tampabayemploymentlaw.com
Rank this Week: 2809

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: 2441

The G&G ADR Blog

The G&G ADR Blog

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

http://www.thegrossmanlawoffice.com/adr_blog/
  • Mar 21

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution

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

    Hey, That’s Mine! Florida Equitable Distribution

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

    Zombie Apocalypse and LASIK

    Zombie Apocalypse and LASIK
    I have a dear friend named Teris. She is one of those soul friends who gets me and I get her and no matter what we are talking about, we both get it. So, it should not surprise you that when she mentioned her need to get LASIK surgery…
Rank this Week: 2649

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: 2807

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.cruiseshiplawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 19

    Female cruise passenger raped and beaten by Cruise Ship employee

    Female cruise passenger raped and beaten by Cruise Ship employee
    During a Valentine's Day Cruise on the Holland America Line cruise ship "MS Nieuw Amsterdam", cruise employee, Ketut Pujayasa, 28, who is an Indonesian citizen, savagely raped, beat and attempted to kill an innocent 31-year-old female cruise…
  • Feb 4

    Third fatal drowning on a Cruise Ship in the last year

    Third fatal drowning on a Cruise Ship in the last year
    Yesterday, a four year-old and a six year old child were discovered unresponsive in a pool aboard the Norwegian Breakaway said Petty Officer Adam Sansoucie of the U.S. Coast Guard in North Carolina. To date, very few details were released by…
  • Jan 27

    Crime remains greatest concern for Cruise Ship Industry

    Crime remains greatest concern for Cruise Ship Industry
    Since 2010 and the passage of the Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act, the cruise industry has a duty to report 8 crimes to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. They include: Homicide, suspicious death, missing U.S. National, kidnapping,…
Rank this Week: 2765

Florida Bankruptcy News and…

Florida Bankruptcy News and Current Events

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure defense news. Debt Relief Group LLC.

http://www.1800debtrelief.com/bankruptcy-news/
  • Dec 18

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?
    While most of your personal debt is able to be discharged under typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, there are several parties who have the ability to object to your discharge. There are a variety of different reasons an individual or…
  • Dec 18

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?

    Who Can Object to the Discharge of Your Debt?
    While most of your personal debt is able to be discharged under typical Chapter 7 bankruptcy filings, there are several parties who have the ability to object to your discharge. There are a variety of different reasons an individual or…
  • Dec 16

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage

    Florida Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 Can Strip Second Mortgage
    Usually reserved for other bankruptcy filings only, a court decision out of Florida has determined that homeowners who are underwater on their mortgages can strip off their second mortgages through Chapter 7. This comes as good news for the…
Rank this Week: 2847

Miami Personal Injury Attorney…

Miami Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Florida car accident, product liability and workers compensation news. By Ruth E. Johnson.

http://www.miamipersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    Florida's Texting and Driving Laws: Will They Prevent Accidents?

    Florida's Texting and Driving Laws: Will They Prevent Accidents?
    A 2009 motor vehicle accident statistics report by the Florida Department of Transportation showed that 5,474 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents due to texting while driving, and another 448,000 were injured. In response to these…
  • Nov 14

    Are Trucks More Dangerous than Cars?

    Are Trucks More Dangerous than Cars?
    Automobiles today are the safest and easiest to drive they have ever been, with traffic fatalities in the U.S. dropping every year. This is great news, but trucks are still being found to be less safe than cars. Trucks (including SUVs)…
  • Aug 25

    Pedestrian accidents caused by texting - food for thought

    Pedestrian accidents caused by texting - food for thought
    We live in a technological era. There is simply no turning back. And with the use and overuse of cell phones, tablets and other portable communication devices, comes also the reactionary restriction by lawmakers. In Florida a new bill will…
Rank this Week: 2889

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Maritime Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury and cruise ship accidents. By the Law Office of David H. Pollack, LLC.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Cruise Lines Implement Smoking Ban

    Cruise Lines Implement Smoking Ban
    Effective last week, Disney Cruise Line has imposed a fleet-wide smoking ban on all cruise ship passenger balconies. This new policy is in accordance with the non-smoking trend seen aboard the majority of cruise lines, as passengers are…
  • Jun 11

    Cruise Ship Industry Trust Waning

    Cruise Ship Industry Trust Waning
    The numbers are out on the public's view of the cruise line industry, and they aren't what many in the industry would have hoped for. A new Harris poll on public trust and perception of the cruise industry indicates that the industry's…
  • Jun 4

    Fire-proof Bill of Rights for Cruise Passenger

    Fire-proof Bill of Rights for Cruise Passenger
    On May 22, 2013, the Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) adopted a formal Cruise Line Passenger Bill of Rights designed to protect the rights of cruise line passengers in the event of mechanical failures and other emergencies. Less than a…
Rank this Week: 2707

Legally Speaking With The Law…

Legally Speaking With The Law Office of Keith R. Taylor

Covers legal issues and current events of interest to residents of Citrus County.

http://www.citruscountylawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Homeowners: Make sure Halloween doesn't turn into a fright!

    Homeowners: Make sure Halloween doesn't turn into a fright!
    All of us at the Law Office of Keith Taylorwish you a safe and fun Halloween! At Halloween time children parade around in adorable costumes and delight at the drop of a piece of candy into their bucket.  Families carve…
  • Jun 25

    Why Small Businesses Need Good Lawyer

    Why Small Businesses Need Good Lawyer
    By: Attorney Jessica Czaya          However small your business may be, having a business lawyer is not only a good idea, but the best way to save you time, anxiety, and even money. A smart patient doesn't wait…
  • Jun 13

    Estate Planning for the Owner of a Small Business or Family Busine

    Estate Planning for the Owner of a Small Business or Family Busine
    If you're an owner of a family business or another small business, do you have an estate plan? Does it address your business' needs? When you own a business, your estate planning needs become more complicated than just having a will. Consider…
Rank this Week: 2733

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: 2917

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health law.

http://www.healthlawfirm.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2831

Garvin Law Firm Blog

Garvin Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida personal injury and criminal defense news.

http://www.garvinlegal.com/blog
Rank this Week: 2734

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: 2763

Fort Lauderdale Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and mortgage foreclosure. By Orfelia M. Mayor, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 28

    Don't Let Creditors Take Advantage of YOU!

    Don't Let Creditors Take Advantage of YOU!
    Creditors love it when people file bankruptcy without an attorney. I was in court the other day and the Judge was holding hearings on "reaffirmation agreements." Reaffirmation agreements are post-filing agreements where you basically incur…
  • May 24

    Yes You Can Buy A Home Quicker With A Bankruptcy!

    Yes You Can Buy A Home Quicker With A Bankruptcy!
    FHA home loans were designed to help Americans fulfill their dream of home ownership and are therefore the easiest type of real estate mortgage loan to qualify for. They require a minimum down payment (3%) and is the most flexible type of…
  • Nov 22

    What is a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan?

    What is a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan?
    Your Chapter 13 bankruptcy plan is what tells the court and your creditors how you intend to repay your debts. The plan must be confirmed (approved) by the judge.
Rank this Week: 2844

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: 2524

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: 2738

Hernando County Injury Attorney…

Hernando County Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Hernando County, Florida personal injury By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.hernandoinjuryattorney.com/
  • Oct 23

    Spring Hill Motorcyclist Killed in Intersection Collision

    Spring Hill Motorcyclist Killed in Intersection Collision
    One of the biggest risks for motorcyclists is navigating through intersections. All drivers of motor vehicles travelling through an intersection are obligated to obey traffic signals, and along with that comes the duty to keep a proper…
  • Oct 15

    Highway Guardrails: Do They Prevent or Cause Injuries in Auto Accidents?

    Highway Guardrails: Do They Prevent or Cause Injuries in Auto Accidents?
    When a car crash occurs in Spring Hill or Brooksville, you may hope to have guardrails near your location to keep you from travelling over an embankment and into a body of water or into a ditch. Your taxpayer dollars go towards paying for…
  • Sep 30

    Spring Hill Man Struck by Car Following Car Crash

    Spring Hill Man Struck by Car Following Car Crash
    A Spring Hill man who walked into the path of a car after he was involved in a crash was hit and fatally injured Sunday night, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Shortly before 8 p.m., the 67-year-old man got into an accident along…
Rank this Week: 3380

The Securities Edge

The Securities Edge

Covers securities law topics of interest to executives of middle market businesses. By Gunster.

http://www.thesecuritiesedge.com/
  • Oct 23

    The Securities Edge launches Bob’s Uptick

    The Securities Edge launches Bob’s Uptick
    Posted By: David C. Scileppi To our readers: As you may have noticed, this week we launched a new feature for The Securities Edge.  We call our new feature “Bob’s Upticks,” which will be authored by our very own Bob…
  • Oct 20

    My inaugural Uptick: How about never? Does never work for you?

    My inaugural Uptick: How about never? Does never work for you?
    Posted By: Robert B. Lamm I have read several reports quoting Mary Jo White, Chair of the SEC, as saying that the remaining Dodd-Frank corporate governance rulemakings will be out by year-end.  Admittedly, the reports aren’t clear…
  • Oct 17

    No more secret identities: Broker-dealers may soon be required to identify beneficial owners of legal entity customer

    No more secret identities: Broker-dealers may soon be required to identify beneficial owners of legal entity customer
    Posted By: Stephanie Quiñones As we blogged about in May, the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”), which requires financial institutions in the United States to assist U.S. government agencies to detect and prevent money laundering,…
Rank this Week: 3221

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: 3434

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: 3038

New Miami Blog

New Miami Blog

Focuses on including international arbitration, real estate investment and land development, financing, foreign investment and tax, Miami’s new zoning code (Miami 21), public-private partnerships, hospitality, and construction in Miami, Florida. By Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP.

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

    Lincoln Road Property Prices Soar

    Lincoln Road Property Prices Soar
    Lincoln Road property values are soaring to new heights with tenant rents and property prices at record highs. Dating back to the 1920s, Lincoln Road has seen its share of transitional decades, but experts say this time it’s noticeably…
  • Oct 10

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration

    Ruling Highlights Court’s Inclination Toward Arbitration
    You have been sued in Florida state court. Your agreement with the plaintiff contains an arbitration provision that may apply to the particular type of claim that plaintiff has brought against you. You may want to ask the court to compel…
  • Oct 8

    Canada’s P3 Succe

    Canada’s P3 Succe
    Guest blog post written by Marc-André Hawkes, Senior Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate General in Miami. Thinking of Canada conjures up a variety of images. Some will picture soaring mountains and crystal clear…
Rank this Week: 3169

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Florida Car Accident Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Two Simple Tips Could Have a Huge Impact on Car Accident Injury Rate

    Two Simple Tips Could Have a Huge Impact on Car Accident Injury Rate
    Car manufacturers are constantly rolling out new safety features and technology and many people look to the latest in technology to help prevent car accidents and injuries. From weight-sensitive child seats to smart roads, there is no doubt…
  • Oct 17

    The High Cost of Car Collisions in Miami

    The High Cost of Car Collisions in Miami
    Car accidents in Miami and across the country are expensive. The cost injured persons have to face can be astronomical when medical bills, lost time at work, car damage, and other costs are factored in. A recent Centers for Disease Control…
  • Oct 15

    Crosswalk Safety for Kids Can Help Prevent Pedestrian Accident

    Crosswalk Safety for Kids Can Help Prevent Pedestrian Accident
    Walking to school is a great way for children to get a measure of independence and exercise. However, walking to school in Homestead and other Florida communities can put children at risk of pedestrian accidents. There are many ways that you…
Rank this Week: 3566

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

Boca Raton Divorce Lawyer Blog

By Alan Robert Burton.

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

    Documenting Your Self Improvement can Improve Your Chances of a Favorable Child Custody Determination

    Documenting Your Self Improvement can Improve Your Chances of a Favorable Child Custody Determination
    When two people decide to end their marriage, one of the most contentious issues can be child custody. Florida law does not recognize the concept of “custody” when it comes to children, but rather imposes a…
  • Oct 20

    What is the Difference between an Annulment and a Divorce in Florida?

    What is the Difference between an Annulment and a Divorce in Florida?
    Many couples who get married later want to end their legal relationship. Generally speaking, the first option that people consider is divorce, but in certain situations there may be other options available. One of the most commonly used…
  • Oct 13

    What does my Florida Child Support Cover?

    What does my Florida Child Support Cover?
    Many people who must pay child support mistakenly believe that their payments should only ever be used to pay for a child’s basic needs, such as food, shelter, and clothing. Though child support laws intend for the support payments to…
Rank this Week: 3534

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/
  • Oct 21

    2014 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest Recap

    2014 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest Recap
    The 2014 Biketoberfest was held in Daytona Beach, Florida from October 16-19. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts cruised the roads of eastern Florida, and enjoyed music, food and lots of entertainment. Estimates place the total number at…
  • Oct 17

    Another Round of Toyota Recall

    Another Round of Toyota Recall
    On Wednesday, October 15th, Toyota Motor Company announced a recall of nearly 2 million vehicles. The company, based in Japan, said that it would recall 1.67 million vehicles world-wide. According to the company, some vehicles experience…
  • Oct 13

    Daytona Beach Biketoberfest 2014

    Daytona Beach Biketoberfest 2014
    Break out the leather and rev up your engines, it’s time again for Biketoberfest at the legendary Daytona Beach in Florida. This annual festival for 2014 runs from October 16-19, and is bigger and better each and every year. If…
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Fort Walton Beach & Destin…

Fort Walton Beach & Destin Criminal & DUI Defense Blog

Answers common questions about arrests, court procedures and penalties that apply to the Fort Walton Beach & Destin, Florida area. By Shawn Lupella.

http://www.emeraldcoastdefense.com/q-a/
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Florida Personal Injury Lawyer…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as boating and car accidents, as well as medical malpractice and slip/trip and fall accidents. By Joseph I. Lipsky.

http://www.floridapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    National Teen Driver Week, a Time to Prevent Car Accident

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

    Taking Over the Counter Medicine Can Cause Car Accident

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

    Hands Free Devicies Do Not Prevent Car Accident

    Hands Free Devicies Do Not Prevent Car Accident
    Having represented thousands of seriously injured victims of car accidents in Miami and Fort Lauderdale over the past 20 years, personal injury attorney Joseph Lipsky is always concerned when he notices that devices which are characterized as…
Rank this Week: 3657

Daytona Beach Injury Lawyer Blog

Daytona Beach Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury claims. By Bundza & Rodriguez, P.A.

http://www.daytonabeachinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Florida Student Athlete Injuries, Deaths, Spotlighted in Recent Lawsuit

    Florida Student Athlete Injuries, Deaths, Spotlighted in Recent Lawsuit
    A Florida high school football player showed up for practice one afternoon - and has never been the same since. That's because, according to a lawsuit filed recently by his family, the junior athlete suffered a head injury on the field, one…
  • Oct 16

    Plaintiff Holds Duty to Mitigate Following Florida Crash

    Plaintiff Holds Duty to Mitigate Following Florida Crash
    A person injured in a crash through no fault of his own still has a responsibility to take reasonable measures to minimize the effects and loss suffered. This is referred to in personal injury cases as the plaintiff's "duty to mitigate," and…
  • Oct 14

    Dangerous Trucks Targeted by FMCSA, But Some Lawmakers Call for Change

    Dangerous Trucks Targeted by FMCSA, But Some Lawmakers Call for Change
    The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has pulled from service a fleet of dangerous trucks and drivers, after the carrier had five recordable crashes, as well as 29 drivers cited for speeding and other traffic violations. According…
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Key West Injury Lawyer Blog

Key West Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers catastrophic injuries and accidents in Florida. By Leesfield & Partners, P.A.

http://www.keywestinjurylawyerblog.com
  • Oct 20

    Ira H. Leesfield interviewed by LawDragon (Excerpts)

    Ira H. Leesfield interviewed by LawDragon (Excerpts)
    Ira H. Leesfield, Senior Managing and Founding Partner of Leesfield & Partners, recently sat down for an interview with the people at LawDragon. LawDragon is a legal media company that provides legal news, and features some of the…
  • May 23

    Memorial Day boating and water sports highlight safety issues in the Florida key

    Memorial Day boating and water sports highlight safety issues in the Florida key
    Every year the Coast Guard, Florida Marine Patrol, and local law enforcement agencies note a marked increase in injuries and deaths stemming from the negligent and careless operation of marine craft and water recreational vehicles. Ira…
  • May 22

    South Florida 3 times more dangerous for pedestrians than the rest of the country

    South Florida 3 times more dangerous for pedestrians than the rest of the country
    In a recent study published by Dangerous by Design 2014, South Florida, including the Florida Keys is the fourth most dangerous area in the entire country for pedestrians. Between 2003 and 2012, over 47,000 pedestrians were killed in…
Rank this Week: 3186

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Oct 17

    What are construction defects?

    What are construction defects?
    There is perhaps no more exciting time for a homeowner or commercial developer than seeing construction crews hard at work erecting the structures that they have invested so much time, money and energy into making a reality. Unfortunately,…
  • Oct 2

    What Florida law says about contractors, homeowners -- II

    What Florida law says about contractors, homeowners -- II
    In a previous post, our blog discussed how it's important for both a homeowner and a prospective builder to understand their rights and responsibilities under Florida law before embarking on a remodeling project or building an entirely new…
  • Sep 19

    Reports uncover deceptive practices in state's construction sector

    Reports uncover deceptive practices in state's construction sector
    As many reports have made clear, the construction sector here in Florida -- both residential and commercial -- is finally starting to show signs of sustained growth following the nightmare that was the recent recession. This means builders…
Rank this Week: 3184

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Oct 16

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”
    Available on Netflix, “Lullaby” is a movie by Andrew Levitas about a dysfunctional family that is reunited by end-of-life issues.  Jonathan is a young man living on the opposite coast from his wealthy New York family. …
  • Oct 3

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S

    JOIN US FOR A WINE TASTING TO HELP END ALZHEIMER’S
    We are pleased to announce that Cramer Law Center is participating in the Jacksonville Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year in a row. To help us reach this year’s fundraising goal, we are holding our Second Annual…
  • Sep 19

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS

    WAITING TOO LATE (OR ALMOST TOO LATE) TO PLAN – OUR LATEST REAL WORLD LESSONS
    Unfortunately, we deal with death on a fairly regular basis as part of our practice, so it usually does not take us by surprise. However, we recently have had a couple of shocking deaths which illustrate why it is never too soon to plan. The…
Rank this Week: 3627

HR Defense Blog

HR Defense Blog

Covers developments in labor & employment law. By Akerman Senterfitt LLP.

http://www.akerman.com/Blogs/hrdefense/
  • Oct 15

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace

    E-Cigarettes in the Workplace
    POSTED BY SARAH J. LIS ON OCTOBER 16, 2014 Employers should be aware of the new electronic cigarette fad, and the need to address workplace policies accordingly. Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, are…
  • Oct 13

    The Cost of Security for Employers: Is Time Spent Going Through Security Compensable?

    The Cost of Security for Employers: Is Time Spent Going Through Security Compensable?
    POSTED BY NEFERTARI RIGSBY ON OCTOBER 14, 2014 The Supreme Court will soon decide whether employers will be required to pay their employees for time spent going through a security clearance at the end of each shift. The case is…
  • Oct 13

    Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA Do Not Require Changing a Job's Essential Function

    Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA Do Not Require Changing a Job's Essential Function
    POSTED BY ANDREW LOEWENSTEIN ON OCTOBER 20, 2014 Weldon Williams, a pharmacist, suffered from diabetes which limited his ability to stand for extended periods of time. Williams sued his former employer Revco Discount Drug Centers, Inc., d/b/a…
Rank this Week: 3164

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.cruiseshiplawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    Coast Guard Investigating Casino Ship that Ran Aground

    Coast Guard Investigating Casino Ship that Ran Aground
    In a scene described as more Hollywood than reality, a casino ship filled with passengers ready for an evening of gambling turned into a nightmare when the ship ran aground. The Escapade, a ship owned by the Florida-based company Tradewinds…
  • Sep 1

    Family Offers Reward in Case of Vanished Cruise Ship Honeymooner

    Family Offers Reward in Case of Vanished Cruise Ship Honeymooner
    On July 5, 2005, George Smith IV vanished from aboard his honeymoon cruise in the Aegean Sea. His body was never recovered. Despite what authorities have said, his mother, Maureen Smith, remains certain her son's death was not an accident. …
  • Jul 30

    The Parents of a Cruise Drowning Victim Call for More to be Done

    The Parents of a Cruise Drowning Victim Call for More to be Done
    In the fall of 2013, a family was enjoying its final day of a five-day cruise on the Carnival Victory when their six-year-old son, Qwentyn Hunter, drowned in a pool full of revelers. It was the DJ who spotted the little boy in the pool and…
Rank this Week: 2998

Nursing Law Blog

Nursing Law Blog

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

http://nursinglawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3125

Employee Benefits Law Report

Employee Benefits Law Report

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

http://www.employeebenefitslawreport.com
Rank this Week: 3361

Southwest Florida Employment Law…

Southwest Florida Employment Law Blog

Covers discrimination, employee benefits, terminations, leave policies, unions, and wages & overtime. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.swflemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Oct 7

    Have You Been Using E-Verify More Than 10 Years?

    Have You Been Using E-Verify More Than 10 Years?
    If yes, please download the new “Historic Records Report” before Dec 31, 2014. In order to comply with the National Archives and Records Administration’s retention and disposal schedule, United States Citizenship and…
  • Sep 22

    Medical Marijuana and Employers’ Right

    Medical Marijuana and Employers’ Right
    Twenty-three states now permit medical or recreational marijuana use, yet the overwhelming number of public and private employers continues to prohibit employees from using the drug. As the number of states allowing private marijuana use…
  • Sep 15

    Football Season Off to a Litigious Start

    Football Season Off to a Litigious Start
    Football fans around the globe may be rejoicing at the official start of the NFL season, but the cheering may be somewhat less than usual this year. That’s because a number of current and former NFL cheerleaders have filed lawsuits in…
Rank this Week: 3097

Florida Probate Blog -…

Florida Probate Blog - WeProbateFlorida.com

Covers Florida probate administration. By Long H. Duong.

http://weprobateflorida.com
  • Oct 6

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

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

    Who has priority to act as personal representative in Florida?

    Who has priority to act as personal representative in Florida?
    If there is NO Last Will and Testament, the Florida Statutes indicate who has priority to act as personal representative (PR) and the law aligns with common sense. Florida Statute 733.301 733.301 Preference in appointment of personal…
  • Jul 17

    Small Estate Affidavits: Where to find them?

    Small Estate Affidavits: Where to find them?
    The short answer is that you can’t.  They don’t really exist. You may have heard a bank or some other financial institution ask you for a small estate affidavit if you don’t want to go through probate. Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 3486

Pearson Bitman Blog

Pearson Bitman Blog

Covers the representation of people injured in automobile accidents, trip and fall incidents, theme park injuries, medical negligence and nursing home negligence, among others.

http://accidentlaworlando.com/blog/
  • Oct 6

    Some Transvaginal Mesh Claims are Reaching Settlement

    Some Transvaginal Mesh Claims are Reaching Settlement
    Pearson Bitman’s attorneys and staff are helping women nationwide who are suffering the debilitating effects of defects with transvaginal mesh products.  While the legal battle and the personal pain and suffering have taken their…
  • Oct 6

    Actos Cancer Links Put Takeda Pharmaceuticals on the Defensive

    Actos Cancer Links Put Takeda Pharmaceuticals on the Defensive
    Takeda Pharmaceuticals, the Japanese pharmaceutical giant, continues to be on the defense against law suits alleging increased cancer risks associated with the use of Actos, a diabetes medication.  Takeda was already hit with a $9…
  • Sep 5

    Ken Feinberg, the British Government and the US Chamber of Commerce All Come to BP’s Aid

    Ken Feinberg, the British Government and the US Chamber of Commerce All Come to BP’s Aid
    Ken Feinberg, the attorney who ran the 9/11 victims compensation fund and the current GM ignition switch fund, the British Government, and the US Chamber of Commerce have all filed amicus curiae, or “friends of the court” briefs…
Rank this Week: 3233

The Medicare Compliance Blog

The Medicare Compliance Blog

Covers Medicare secondary payer compliance, Medicare set-asides, mandatory insurer reporting, recovery resolutions, conditional payment notification, Medicare risk assessment, self-administration support issues, Medicare impact on long-term care. By Gould & Lamb.

http://themedicarecomplianceblog.com/
  • Oct 6

    Humana v. Farmers – Medicare Advantage Plans at Issue

    Humana v. Farmers – Medicare Advantage Plans at Issue
    A recent federal court decision from Texas gives a Medicare Advantage plan a potential green light to seek reimbursement under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) Act. At issue in the case, Humana Insurance Company v. Farmers Texas Mutual…
  • Jul 18

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm

    US Court of Appeals Provides Opinion on Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons v. State Farm
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit published its opinion in Michigan Spine and Brain Surgeons, PLLC v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company on July 16, 2014. The long awaited decision addresses the…
  • Jun 5

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide

    CMS Amends the Workers Compensation Reference Guide
    On May 29, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) amended the recently released Workers’ Compensation Reference Guide published in February 2014. The changes affect medical review, treating physician reports,…
Rank this Week: 3037

Psychology and Mental Health Law…

Psychology and Mental Health Law Blog

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

http://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3139

Florida Appellate Review

Florida Appellate Review

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

http://www.floridaappellatereview.com/
  • Sep 23

    Modern Technology Impacts Service of Proce

    Modern Technology Impacts Service of Proce
    Avenues of communication have dramatically expanded over the past few decades, with email, social media, the proliferation of mobile phones, and text messaging making it easier and easier to make contact with the vast majority of people.…
  • Sep 18

    The Story Behind the 4th District Court of Appeal's Relocation Plan, As Told By the Judge

    The Story Behind the 4th District Court of Appeal's Relocation Plan, As Told By the Judge
    The judges of Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal can apply the same sharp analysis to solve financial quandaries as they use to parse complex legal issues. That's what attendees of yesterday's meeting of the Appellate…
  • Jul 29

    How 2 Courts of Appeals Applied the Same Law to Reach Opposite Conclusions About the ACA

    How 2 Courts of Appeals Applied the Same Law to Reach Opposite Conclusions About the ACA
    Last week, two federal courts of appeals--the 4th Circuit and D.C. Circuit--considered whether the IRS reasonably interpreted the Affordable Care Act as allowing the IRS to give tax credits to taxpayers that purchase health insurance through…
Rank this Week: 3041

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

Florida Injury Attorney Blog

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

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

    Hotel Accidents and Injuries: When is the hotel responsible?

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

    Prescription Painkiller Patche

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

    Rear End Car Accidents - Who's at Fault?

    Rear End Car Accidents - Who's at Fault?
    The most common type of two-vehicle accident in Fort Lauderdale is the "rear-ender" - when a car is bumped or rammed from behind by a following vehicle. Today, the number of rear end car accidents is increasing, due to the many new driver…
Rank this Week: 3189