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Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure law.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Understanding Title Insurance

    Understanding Title Insurance
    In the United States, people find ways to insure nearly everything they can. There’s home insurance, car insurance, health insurance, dental insurance, pet insurance, life insurance, and if you are buying a home, there is title…
  • Aug 10

    5 Steps You Can Take to Avoid Foreclosure

    5 Steps You Can Take to Avoid Foreclosure
    In this world, bad things frequently happen to good people. Maybe you were in a car accident and suddenly unable to work. Maybe your company downsized and you were laid off. Whatever the reason, if you suddenly become unable to make your…
  • Jul 23

    Renters: Protect Your Security Deposit

    Renters: Protect Your Security Deposit
    For landlords, a security deposit can be a great source of protection against renters who might damage their property or skip out early on the lease. However, for renters who maintain their home and fulfill their lease obligations, they can…
Rank this Week: 2887

Florida Construction Law Blog

Florida Construction Law Blog

By Malka & Kravitz, P.A.

http://www.mkpalaw.com/blog
  • Aug 20

    What's the controversy surrounding Florida's new building codes?

    What's the controversy surrounding Florida's new building codes?
    As thrilling as the decision to build a home or undertake an extensive remodel can be, it's important to understand that the process itself can sometimes be fraught with indecision and even some frustration. Regarding the former, you may…
  • Aug 13

    What is a mechanic's lien and what does it do?

    What is a mechanic's lien and what does it do?
    When it comes to navigating the law, most people find the construction of most statutes to be confusing to say the least, oftentimes using lengthy and complex sentence structures that contain equally complex and confusing words. Not wanting…
  • Jul 24

    Why dedicated representation matters in construction contract

    Why dedicated representation matters in construction contract
    Every day, hundreds of construction contracts are inked across the nation, including right here in Florida. While many of the parties involved in these contracts -- developers, owners, suppliers, general contractors, subcontractors, sureties,…
Rank this Week: 2981

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Aug 20

    Oh No She Didn’t! The Lengths Some Will go to In order to inherit an estate

    Oh No She Didn’t! The Lengths Some Will go to In order to inherit an estate
    A Lifetime Television-style drama is currently playing out in Florida Court. How far will someone go to inherit an estate? Far: Second wife Narcy Novak murdered her husband, Ben, and then arranged the murder of his mother! Narcy did this…
  • Aug 7

    The “Responsible Estate Tax Act”

    The “Responsible Estate Tax Act”
    Senator Bernie Sanders, a presidential candidate, recently proposed a bill in Congress that he titled “The Responsible Estate Tax Act.” The Act proposes to raise the estate tax and broaden its coverage. The proposal…
  • Jul 24

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate
    Most complications that arise in estate administration are the result of unanticipated events. Divorce is one of the least planned for events in any estate plan; it can also cause some of the most devastating complications. The recent case of…
Rank this Week: 4106

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers estate planning, probate, guardianship and elder law issues.

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Aug 20

    Oh No She Didn’t! The Lengths Some Will go to In order to inherit an estate

    Oh No She Didn’t! The Lengths Some Will go to In order to inherit an estate
    A Lifetime Television-style drama is currently playing out in Florida Court. How far will someone go to inherit an estate? Far: Second wife Narcy Novak murdered her husband, Ben, and then arranged the murder of his mother! Narcy did this…
  • Aug 7

    The “Responsible Estate Tax Act”

    The “Responsible Estate Tax Act”
    Senator Bernie Sanders, a presidential candidate, recently proposed a bill in Congress that he titled “The Responsible Estate Tax Act.” The Act proposes to raise the estate tax and broaden its coverage. The proposal…
  • Jul 24

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate

    Failure to Plan for Divorce Can Destroy an Estate
    Most complications that arise in estate administration are the result of unanticipated events. Divorce is one of the least planned for events in any estate plan; it can also cause some of the most devastating complications. The recent case of…
Rank this Week: 3448

Miami Criminal Lawyer Blog

Miami Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By The Hoffman Firm.

http://www.miamicriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 1966

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud

    Using Company Documents to Prove the Fraud
    A recent case in Illinois highlights a common battleground in qui tam whistleblower cases namely, the whistleblower who keeps and relies upon company documents to prove the fraud allegations of his or her complaint. In Shmushkovich v. Home…
  • Aug 6

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel

    Compounded Pain Creams and Gel
    As recently reported by CBS News, federal authorities are currently investigating widespread fraud occurring in the area of compounded pharmaceuticals and compounding pharmacies. Compounding refers to the process by which medications can…
  • Jul 23

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA

    Whistleblowers and HIPAA
    Whistleblowers often face a difficult decision when they suspect fraud at their place of employment.   The whistleblower knows that fraud is being committed, but he or she will never be able to prove it without keeping or retaining…
Rank this Week: 2780

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Florida Probate Lawyer Blog

Covers estate, guardianship, probate and trust litigation. By Law Offices of Adrian Philip Thomas.

http://www.florida-probate-lawyer.com/probate
  • Aug 19

    Qualified Renunciation

    Qualified Renunciation
    Part II As we’ve previously written about on this blog, while one of the pleading requirements for a Will Contest or Trust Contest in Florida is a general allegation in the complaint that the contestant renounces any benefit he or…
  • Aug 18

    Change in Statutory Duty of Un-Qualified Personal Representative

    Change in Statutory Duty of Un-Qualified Personal Representative
    When a person dies, with or without a last will and testament, there is a high probability that the person who died (the “Decedent”) will have left behind obligations that must be fulfilled and other matters that must be addressed
  • Jul 27

    Can a guardian change the trustee of a ward’s trust?

    Can a guardian change the trustee of a ward’s trust?
    Choosing someone to act as your successor trustee upon your death or incapacity is not a decision that you should take lightly. Not only does that nominated successor trustee have a duty and obligation to carry out your wishes, but
Rank this Week: 4213

AAA Family Law Blog

AAA Family Law Blog

Covers family law. By AAA Family Law, LLC.

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

    Dealing With The Department of Children and Families (DCF)

    Dealing With The Department of Children and Families (DCF)
    A capable family law attorney must know both the “black letter” law and the informal, “behind-the-scenes” law that other lawyers, judicial officers, and administrators often practice. Nowhere in family law does such a…
  • Jun 8

    Important Things To Know About Appeals of Family Law Case

    Important Things To Know About Appeals of Family Law Case
    Appeals in family law cases are risky, expensive and infrequent. A litigant has 30 days after the final judgement to file a notice of appeal and another 70 days to file a brief explaining the legal arguments justifying the overturn of the…
  • Apr 26

    The Family Law Trial

    The Family Law Trial
    Family law trials use only judges and not juries and they have to rule on cases that require some subjective interpretation of the law. it is important for litigants to stick to the relevant facts of the case and avoid arguing with the…
Rank this Week: 1824

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Covers elder neglect, auto accidents, and nursing home abuse. By Farah and Farah, P.A.

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

    Preventing Dog Bites Among Children

    Preventing Dog Bites Among Children
    It’s important to teach your children to love and appreciate animals. It is also crucial for parents to make their children know to be cautious around dogs. Even safe dogs that your kids already know can cause devastating physical…
  • Jun 29

    Moped Driver Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

    Moped Driver Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash
    A 53-year-old Lake Worth man suffered serious injuries when his moped was rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Sun Sentinel, the hit-and-run accident occurred on West Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach.…
  • Jun 29

    Moped Driver Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

    Moped Driver Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash
    A 53-year-old Lake Worth man suffered serious injuries when his moped was rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Sun Sentinel, the hit-and-run accident occurred on West Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach.…
Rank this Week: 4435

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Florida Abogado Criminal Blog

Covers criminal law. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridaabogadocriminal.com/
Rank this Week: 1834

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    WHY BANKRUPTCY MAKES SENSE WHEN YOU ARE IN OR NEAR FORECLOSURE?

    WHY BANKRUPTCY MAKES SENSE WHEN YOU ARE IN OR NEAR FORECLOSURE?
    In JACKSONVILLE, foreclosures filings continue to decrease, however there are still thousands of homeowners still struggling with their mortgage companies.…
  • Jul 22

    Bank of America Didn’t Have Answers Court Wanted About Mortgage Procedure

    Bank of America Didn’t Have Answers Court Wanted About Mortgage Procedure
    Our recent win against Bank of America was featured in an article in the Bloomberg BNA’s Bankruptcy Law Report. Our client was awarded over $200k in damages after being falsely accused for more than two years of being in default on…
  • May 11

    Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned

    Relief for Mortgage Borrowers Is Questioned
    Last August Bank of America agreed to a record $16.7 billion settlement with the Justice Department over their past mortgage practices. Part of the settlement also requires Bank of America to provide $7 billion in consumer relief over…
Rank this Week: 3688

Psychology of Law and Criminal…

Psychology of Law and Criminal Behavior

By Kenneth Padowitz.

http://www.psychology-criminalbehavior-law.com/
  • Aug 17

    Environment’s Role in the Proliferation or Deterrence of Crime

    Environment’s Role in the Proliferation or Deterrence of Crime
    The environment does not have any hand in producing crime, but it can significantly reinforce or deter criminal acts. Small towns with close social interaction tend to have lower crime rates than big cities where people barely know their…
  • Aug 3

    Arguably Minor Misconducts That Were Given Major Punishment

    Arguably Minor Misconducts That Were Given Major Punishment
    The Strive for Fair Punishment There was a young man named Tony. At the age of 18, he met and fell in love with a girl whom his friends also knew. While they became really close, it did not occur to him to ask about her age. Their…
  • Jul 29

    Ex-Criminals as Counselors?

    Ex-Criminals as Counselors?
    An irresponsible person can attempt to counsel another person on how to be responsible; but this just isn’t likely to end up successfully. How can anyone teach someone to be something if that person doesn’t even practice what he…
Rank this Week: 2098

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

Covers medical device and pharmaceutical mass tort issues. By Searcy Denney.

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Aug 17

    Claims of Negligent Design and Breach of Implied Warranty to Proceed Against Boston Scientific Mesh

    Claims of Negligent Design and Breach of Implied Warranty to Proceed Against Boston Scientific Mesh
    On February 9, 2009, a North Carolina resident was implanted with the Obtryx Transobturator Mid- Urethral Sling System (Boston Scientific Mesh). She sued Boston Scientific Corp., the maker of the sling, asserting claims of strict liability…
  • Aug 5

    More Lawsuits Filed Against the Makers of Zofran

    More Lawsuits Filed Against the Makers of Zofran
    Zofran (ondansetron) is an anti-nausea medication made by GlaxoSmithKline (“GSK”).  In 1991, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approved it for chemotherapy patients with severe nausea and vomiting. …
  • Jul 29

    Punitive Damages Claim to Proceed Against Boston Scientific

    Punitive Damages Claim to Proceed Against Boston Scientific
    On February 23, 2010, Sharon Pelkey was implanted with the Advantage Fit System to treat her stress urinary incontinence. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Hamilton and took place in a hospital in Kilmarnock, Virginia. Ms. Pelkey has…
Rank this Week: 3637

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/
  • Aug 16

    How Does a Settlement Affect Social Security Benefits?

    How Does a Settlement Affect Social Security Benefits?
    Personal injury clients receiving SSI benefits (SSDI benefits aren’t affected at all by a settlement) need to be aware how the settlement money will affect those benefits before receiving any settlement money. The social security…
  • Aug 14

    Why Lawyers Pressure Clients to Settle

    Why Lawyers Pressure Clients to Settle
    Lawyers pressure clients to settle all the time. This is not necessarily a bad thing, nor is it necessarily wrong to do — sometimes it is, but more often than not the lawyer truly believes that the settlement he advocates ……
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3508

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 14

    Family Diplomacy is Here!

    Family Diplomacy is Here!
    The Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A. is now Family Diplomacy: A Collaborative Law Firm!  Please check out our new website at http://FamilyDiplomacy.com.  New blog posts will now be published…
  • Jul 19

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

    Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce
    Divorce is difficult, but not all divorces are created equally.  Here in Tampa Bay and Greater Sarasota, more and more people are choosing to resolve their family law issues via the collaborative process.  Collaborative divorce is a…
  • Jul 11

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model

    Video: Linda Solomon And The Neutral Facilitator Collaborative Divorce Model
    Collaborative divorce has one simple requirement: The spouses must each retain attorneys who focus solely on helping them reach an agreement on all issues.  The collaborative attorneys are private problem-solving specialists, and they…
Rank this Week: 3367

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers workers compensation and injury law. By Jo Ann Hoffman & Associates, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneysblawg.com/
  • Aug 13

    A General Release Outside Workers Compensation Can Release The Workers Compensation Claim

    A General Release Outside Workers Compensation Can Release The Workers Compensation Claim
    A represented employee can settle his workers’ compensation case by signing a release of his workers’ compensation claim in ANY third party litigation cases including: An EEOC claim decided March 6, 2015 by Judge…
  • Aug 6

    Issues Outside the Jurisdiction of the Workers Compensation Judge

    Issues Outside the Jurisdiction of the Workers Compensation Judge
    Issues that are outside of FSA 440 and issues over which the JCC has no jurisdiction per case law and recent JCC decisions: The JCC lacks jurisdiction over all employment benefits between the employee and the employer including reinstatement…
  • Jan 22

    Compensation and Disability Checks under the Longshore Act

    Compensation and Disability Checks under the Longshore Act
    If you are a longshoreman, and are injured on the job, you will be entitled to compensation for missed time from work (lost wages) due to your injuries. The Longshore compensation system is based off of your earnings for the fifty-two (52)…
Rank this Week: 2103

Boca Raton Personal Injury Lawyer…

Boca Raton Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury law. By The Grife Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.bocaratonpersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1842

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/
  • Aug 12

    Can Consent to Search Be Involuntary in Florida? - State v. Hall

    Can Consent to Search Be Involuntary in Florida? - State v. Hall
    Generally, police must have a warrant to conduct a search, unless the search falls under a constitutional exception to the warrant requirement. One such exception is voluntary consent. In the recent case of Thompson v. State, the issue was…
  • Jul 27

    When Florida Police and Defendant Disagree on Consent to Search - Thompson v. State

    When Florida Police and Defendant Disagree on Consent to Search - Thompson v. State
    Criminal cases, particularly drug cases, often turn on rulings on the admissibility of evidence. Searches and confessions are both commonly challenged. The Second District recently considered the admissibility of both in the case of…
  • Jun 17

    Discriminatory Jury Selection - Guevara v. State

    Discriminatory Jury Selection - Guevara v. State
    Although jurors and the parties to a case are entitled to a discrimination-free juror selection process in Florida, an attorney in some cases may believe that a particular group may be more sympathetic to the other side. When an attorney…
Rank this Week: 3898

All Family Law Group, P.A.

All Family Law Group, P.A.

Covers divorce, family law and bankruptcy.

http://www.familymaritallaw.blogspot.com
  • Aug 12

    Parental Responsibility Evaluation

    Parental Responsibility Evaluation
    Parental responsibility and timesharing constitute one of the most emotional issues facing spouses as they divorce. Florida has made strides to equalize parental responsibility and timesharing of children in a divorce. Lawmakers have…
  • Aug 12

    Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Protective Orders in Divorces or Separation

    Frequently Asked Questions about Florida Protective Orders in Divorces or Separation
    Some divorces or separations are smooth, painless, or mutual. Most can be difficult, time consuming, and maybe even hurtful. But a few can be downright dangerous. In cases in which a divorce or separation is pending, Florida law provides for…
  • Jul 26

    How Do I Change My Name?

    How Do I Change My Name?
    There are many reasons to want to change either your first, middle, or last name. Individuals and parents alike may want to change their name or their children’s names due to personal preference, to take a spouse’s name, or to return to…
Rank this Week: 3670

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Florida Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration and personal injury law. By the Law Office of Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.floridaimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 11

    How the President's New Priority Enforcement Program can help solve the Sanctuary City Problem

    How the President's New Priority Enforcement Program can help solve the Sanctuary City Problem
    Recently, the media and politicians have used the term "sanctuary city" as both a sword and a shield, both as a standard to strive for and as a pejorative. But much like the term "amnesty" that has been used very similarly of late,…
  • Aug 6

    Do Some Sanctuary Cities have the Right Idea?

    Do Some Sanctuary Cities have the Right Idea?
    There have been many news reports and stories lately about the need for and need to ban so-called “sanctuary cities.” Supporters of sanctuary city policies say they help to fight crime by making undocumented immigrants more…
  • Aug 3

    Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Immigration

    Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decisions on Immigration
    Below is my summary of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on Immigration. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments about the cases, my interpretations thereof or if you need my legal assistance. Recent Published U.S.…
Rank this Week: 4558

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers health care legislation, enforcement and regulation. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://thehealthlawfirmblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 10

    Foreign Massage Therapists Win First Round Against Private College in Class Action Lawsuit

    Foreign Massage Therapists Win First Round Against Private College in Class Action Lawsuit
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law A federal court judge in Orlando, Florida, ruled on July 30, 2015, that a class action lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of … Continue…
  • Aug 5

    Employers are Liable in Tort Actions for HIPAA Violation

    Employers are Liable in Tort Actions for HIPAA Violation
    By Shelby Root and George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Omnibus Rule, implemented in 2013, modified HIPAA’s privacy…
  • Aug 4

    Appeals Court Upholds Medical Malpractice Law Change

    Appeals Court Upholds Medical Malpractice Law Change
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On July 21, a state appeals court in Tallahassee upheld the constitutionality of a controversial change in Florida’s medical malpractice law.…
Rank this Week: 3205

The Edwards Law Firm Blog

The Edwards Law Firm Blog

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://www.edwardslawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 10

    Free Report: Florida Estate Planning for Newlyweds After 50 and The Blended Family

    Free Report: Florida Estate Planning for Newlyweds After 50 and The Blended Family
    Once you have your estate plan updated and all of the new issues properly addressed, you can move forward with the confidence that this new chapter will indeed have a happy ending.  Did you know that more than one in three people ages 50…
  • Jul 13

    Latest Updates for Florida’s Medicaid Program

    Latest Updates for Florida’s Medicaid Program
    Latest Updates For Florida's Medicaid Program from William T Edwards, Jr. If you or an elderly loved one receive Medicaid in Florida, finding the most current information can be challenging. Learn more about Florida’s medicaid program…
  • Jun 27

    Covering the Transfer of Assets for Medicaid

    Covering the Transfer of Assets for Medicaid
    One of the most confusing aspects of eldercare law is qualifying for Medicaid coverage. The laws change often and each state has its own guidelines. Make the wrong decision, and you could pay high penalties. The five year look back period is…
Rank this Week: 2408

@LawBlarg

@LawBlarg

@LawBlarg is an experimental form of legal writing attempting to combine the best aspects of formal legal writing (i.e., law journals) with the best aspects of informal legal writing (i.e. blawgs). More scholarly than blawgs, less serious than full-length articles, the posts are specifically designed for an online readership.

http://blarg.legalmechanics.us
  • Aug 9

    Scaling Back Marijuana Law: Hallandale Beach

    Scaling Back Marijuana Law: Hallandale Beach
    Disclaimer: Nothing contained herein should be considered legal advice. Predictions are not guarantees, regardless of how prescient the author may appear from prior writings. On Wednesday, August 5, Hallandale Beach took Broward…
  • Jul 14

    Innovative Punctuation for Innovative Legal Writing‽

    Innovative Punctuation for Innovative Legal Writing‽
    Chances are, you’ve never used an interrobang in a legal brief. Chances are, you’ve never come across a snark mark, an acclamation point, or a rhetorical question mark in a legal opinion. Although such punctuation exists, it is…
  • Feb 27

    The Pink and Yellow Duplex Part II: Peace Talk

    The Pink and Yellow Duplex Part II: Peace Talk
    It has been nearly ten months since my neighbor, Howard Bowe, was shot by police in his home. It has been nearly six months since I first wrote about the incident. Exceptionally little media coverage has been given to the death of Bowe or his…
Rank this Week: 2285

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/
  • Aug 6

    Department of Labor Investigator to Speak at SHRM SWFL About Wage/Hour Issue

    Department of Labor Investigator to Speak at SHRM SWFL About Wage/Hour Issue
    I am very excited to announce that Paul Dean, a local investigator with the Department of Labor (DOL), will speak at next week’s SHRM SWFL meeting about various wage/hour issues. No, I am not excited because my favorite group of HR…
  • Aug 4

    Suzanne Boy to present at Southwest Florida Symposium on Addiction in the Workplace

    Suzanne Boy to present at Southwest Florida Symposium on Addiction in the Workplace
    Addiction is one of the most prevalent and costly issues affecting businesses today. Yet the strategies employed by most human resource professionals have changed very little since the Drug Free Workplace Act was signed into law in 1988.…
  • Jul 9

    USCIS Proposes E-Verify Enhancement

    USCIS Proposes E-Verify Enhancement
    On June 8, 2015, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services published a Federal Register notice seeking public comments on proposed enhancement to E-Verify. The three proposed enhancements involve the following: Final Nonconfirmation…
Rank this Week: 3023

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/
  • Aug 5

    Medical Students, Residents and Fellows Should Report Their Disabilitie

    Medical Students, Residents and Fellows Should Report Their Disabilitie
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Many do not realize it, but universities, medical schools, graduate medical education (GME) programs and most other educational programs have…
  • Jul 17

    Baker Act Basic

    Baker Act Basic
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law We are frequently consulted by family members of individuals who are erroneously confined under Florida’s Baker Act, Section 394.451, Florida…
  • Nov 25

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

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and other psychotherapists, because of the nature of their professions, will often…
Rank this Week: 3777

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

Cruise Ship Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.cruiseshiplawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    Leesfield Scolaro wins Appeal in slip & fall case against Norwegian Cruise Line - Sorrels v. NCL

    Leesfield Scolaro wins Appeal in slip & fall case against Norwegian Cruise Line - Sorrels v. NCL
    While on a cruise ship owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Line, Teresita Sorrels, was walking on the exterior pool deck after it had rained when she suddenly slipped and fell, suffering an unstable comminuted fracture of her wrist which…
  • Feb 26

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

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

    Cruise lines finally liable for medical malpractice committed on cruise ship

    Cruise lines finally liable for medical malpractice committed on cruise ship
    For the longest times, cruise ship passengers were not allowed to bring cruise lines as defendants in medical malpractice claims to recover for the negligent acts of a doctor or a nurse when they were committed aboard a cruise ship. In…
Rank this Week: 3148

South Florida Injury Law Blog

South Florida Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products. By Anidjar & Levine, P.A.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3279

South Florida Personal Injury…

South Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By Thomas & Pearl.

http://thomasandpearl.com/blog/
  • Aug 4

    SUMMER SPLASH BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION

    SUMMER SPLASH BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION
    Summer Splash Back to School Celebration was a huge success last weekend at Central Broward Regional Park. The event drew close to 1000 people eager to participate in the fun events with a rock climbing wall, bounce house, face painting, live…
  • Feb 16

    Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

    Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
    Slip-and-falls often cause incredibly serious, severe injuries. Once you or a family member is forced to deal with these injuries, you have only once chance to get everything you deserve. That is why it’s critical to hire attorneys who…
  • Feb 16

    Slip and Fall Accident Attorney

    Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
    Slip-and-falls often cause incredibly serious, severe injuries. Once you or a family member is forced to deal with these injuries, you have only once chance to get everything you deserve. That is why it’s critical to hire attorneys who…
Rank this Week: 4797

Product Liability Attorneys Blog

Product Liability Attorneys Blog

Covers defective prescription drugs, medical tests and medical devices. By The Ferraro Law Firm.

http://www.productliabilityattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Radio Hack Prompts 1.4M Vehicle Recall, Expanded Investigation

    Radio Hack Prompts 1.4M Vehicle Recall, Expanded Investigation
    A reporter for Wired.com agreed to be the guinea pig for an experiment by two hackers who keyed in to the "infotainment" dashboard on his Jeep Cherokee. The reporter was not told what the hackers would do once they gained access, but he was…
  • Jul 17

    Jury Awards $150 Million for Auto Defect That Killed Child

    Jury Awards $150 Million for Auto Defect That Killed Child
    The death of a four-year-old child in 2012 was caused by a vehicle defectively designed with a rear fuel tank, a jury in Georgia recently decided. For this, the manufacturer was ordered to pay $150 million in damages to the boy's family. At…
  • Jul 1

    Firework Injury May be Caused by Negligence, Defect

    Firework Injury May be Caused by Negligence, Defect
    The Fourth of July is closely associated with celebratory explosions, also known as fireworks. Generally, those attending large-scale, public displays are safe from injury. However, when individuals purchase these devices, there is a higher…
Rank this Week: 3393

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyer Blog

Published by Nationally Focused Mesothelioma Attorneys. The Ferraro Law Firm

http://www.mesotheliomalawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Jury Awards $1.42 Million to Widow in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

    Jury Awards $1.42 Million to Widow in Mesothelioma Lawsuit
    A jury in New York awarded $1.42 million to the widow of a man who died of complications related to asbestos exposure that the decedent suffered while working in the U.S. Navy between 1967 and 1971. The verdict followed a nine-day trial…
  • Jul 17

    Bobo v. AGCO Corp. et al. - Secondary Asbestos Exposure Litigation

    Bobo v. AGCO Corp. et al. - Secondary Asbestos Exposure Litigation
    The Alabama Supreme Court has been asked by a federal district court to resolve the extent to which state law holds premises owners liable to non-employees for hazards created in the workplace. At issue in Bobo v. AGCO Corporation, et al.…
  • Jul 17

    Merwitz v. Allis-Chalmers Corp. - $7.25M Verdict for Asbestos Death

    Merwitz v. Allis-Chalmers Corp. - $7.25M Verdict for Asbestos Death
    A jury recently awarded $7.25 million to the estate of a man who died of an asbestos-related disease known as mesothelioma. Although the decedent died just six months after receiving a diagnosis of the terminal cancer, his lawsuit alleged he…
Rank this Week: 3277

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 4

    Schroeder v. U.S. - Qui Tam Litigation by Those Convicted of Minor Role

    Schroeder v. U.S. - Qui Tam Litigation by Those Convicted of Minor Role
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a qui tam lawsuit by a federal district court after finding, as a matter of first impression, such an action can't be brought by someone convicted of conduct giving…
  • Jul 17

    Rigsby v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. - Qui Tam Verdict Weighed

    Rigsby v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. - Qui Tam Verdict Weighed
    Two sisters who alleged an insurance company cheated the federal government by filing false claims following Hurricane Katrina not only had their winning verdict affirmed, but also they were granted permission to expand their claim to include…
  • Jul 1

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor

    Angie's List v. Amazon - Alleged Theft of Trade Secrets by Competitor
    For many companies, trade secrets are essential to the business model. These could come in the form of:A formulaA recipeA methodA marketing strategyA manufacturing techniqueA computer algorithmA list of customers No matter its form, the key…
Rank this Week: 3281

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 3

    Middle District of Florida Releases New Discovery Handbook

    Middle District of Florida Releases New Discovery Handbook
    The Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice has been revised (dated June 5, 2015).  You may download a copy here.  (You may receive a printed copy at the Intake counter in each divisional Clerk's office.)  It's a good idea to take…
  • Jun 28

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?

    Fraud Detection in Patient Records Patent -- Is it Patent-Eligible?
    "In other words, Claim 1 comprises..." Perhaps the most dangerous words in a court opinion directed to the patent eligibility of a challenged patent. I say dangerous because essentially any patent claim can be presented "in other words" in…
  • May 11

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?

    Are the Kardashians' European Activities Beyond The Reach of a U.S. Court?
    Nope.Lee Tillett owns U.S. Trademark No. 4079066 for KROMA in connection with cosmetics.  Tillett exclusively licensed the mark to Kroma Makeup EU, LLC ("Kroma EU") granting Kroma EU the right to import, distribute, and sell products…
Rank this Week: 4211

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Florida Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Covers real state law in Florida. By Jordan Pascale, P.L.

http://www.floridarealestatelawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 31

    FAQs – 1031 Exchanges (Tax Deferred Exchanges) for Commercial Real Estate

    FAQs – 1031 Exchanges (Tax Deferred Exchanges) for Commercial Real Estate
    By:  Alejandro E. Jordan, JD Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – 1031 Exchanges (Tax Deferred Exchanges) for Commercial Real Estate Question 1:    What is the difference between a sale and an exchange?  …
  • Jul 11

    July 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    July 2015 Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By: Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. Foreclosure Sale Notice Skelton v. Lyons, 157 So. 3d 471(Fla. 2d DCA 2015) Background: Debtor filed objection to foreclosure sale of property. The Circuit Court sustained the objection and set aside the foreclosure…
  • May 13

    Florida Real Estate Case Law Update

    Florida Real Estate Case Law Update
    By Daniel T. Pascale, Esq. CORRECTING A FORECLOSURE JUDGMENT The Court considered whether Florida’s Rule of Civil Procedure allowing for corrections of “clerical mistakes,” encompasses authorization to supplement a final…
Rank this Week: 2830

South Florida Estate Planning Law

South Florida Estate Planning Law

Covers South Florida estate planning, probate and tax law issues. By David Shulman.

http://www.sofloridaestateplanning.com/
  • Jul 30

    Google Updates Page Regarding a Deceased User’s Account

    Google Updates Page Regarding a Deceased User’s Account
    It looks like Google recently updated the support page in which a person can request information regarding a deceased user’s account. Now the options are: Close the Account of a deceased user Submit a request for funds from a deceased…
  • Feb 12

    Facebook Allows Users to designate a “Legacy Contact” to manage their account after death

    Facebook Allows Users to designate a “Legacy Contact” to manage their account after death
    Finally. For those who have been following, the issue of “digital assets” is a fast developing problem in the estate planning world. Putting aside for a moment who has the right to “inherit” your assets, the…
  • Feb 5

    Robin Williams’s Wife and Kids are Fighting Over his Stuff

    Robin Williams’s Wife and Kids are Fighting Over his Stuff
    As an estate planning attorney, I know how important what is known as “tangible personal property” is to people. Generally there are two types of property: real property and personal property. Real property is land and buildings,…
Rank this Week: 4118

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 29

    Shhhhh in the Courtroom! Bankruptcy Court Goes Digital

    Shhhhh in the Courtroom! Bankruptcy Court Goes Digital
    Imagine how much more polite people will have to be in the Southern District of Florida Bankruptcy Courts.  Next week, all the Bankruptcy Courts in Florida will no longer have live people as court reporter.  Instead, technology will…
  • Jul 29

    Wouldn’t You Want Benefits Paid in U.S. dollars?

    Wouldn’t You Want Benefits Paid in U.S. dollars?
    Attorneys Peter Berlowe, Daniel Vielleville, and Cristina Vicens successfully defended a motion dismiss brought by Cargill, Inc. regarding Cargill’s payment of Adela Ortega’s employment benefits .  Ortega, a 19 year…
  • Jul 22

    Learn How to Protect Your Clients’ Valuable Intellectual Property

    Learn How to Protect Your Clients’ Valuable Intellectual Property
    Assouline & Berlowe patent attorneys Peter Koziol and Greg Popowitz will be speaking at a webinar focusing on Intellectual Property for the Non-IP Attorney.  The Pincus Professional Education webinar will take place on…
Rank this Week: 3247

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Second Foreclosure Case and Quiet Title Action

    Second Foreclosure Case and Quiet Title Action
    A 2013 Florida case dealt with the issue of whether a mortgage remained enforceable after a the dismissal of a foreclosure case and more than five years has passed from the date of the first default in mortgage payments.  The homeowner…
  • Jul 1

    Fallacy of Reasoning: "Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc"

    Fallacy of Reasoning: "Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc"
    "Post hoc ergo propter hoc"  is Latin for the fallacy of reasoning of "after this, therefore because of this."  In an episode of West Wing, President Bartlet  challenged the 27 lawyers in the room that at least one of them…
  • Jul 1

    Introduction to Chapter 13

    Introduction to Chapter 13
    A chapter 13 case is started by filing a petition with the Bankruptcy Court along with the schedules and statements that explain the person's financial situation. Under chapter 13, the debtor must submit a plan or reorganization to provide…
Rank this Week: 1903

Florida Construction Law Update

Florida Construction Law Update

Covers Florida construction law legislation, case law, trends and issues. By Cole, Scott & Kissane, P.A.

http://www.floridaconstructionupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 3785

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Florida DMV Can Suspend Your Driver's License for Medical Reasons Based on Confidential Tip

    Florida DMV Can Suspend Your Driver's License for Medical Reasons Based on Confidential Tip
    One thing people in Florida do not always realize is that driving is considered a right, not a privilege. This does not mean that the DMV in Florida is going to withdraw drivers' licenses for no reason, but it does mean that when the DMV…
  • Jul 16

    Examples of When the State Cannot Prove Constructive Possession in Florida

    Examples of When the State Cannot Prove Constructive Possession in Florida
    In Florida, there are a lot of drug cases and gun cases that involve the concept of constructive possession. Actual possession is when the police find a gun or drugs on a person i.e. in his pocket, in his hand, in his waistband, sees him…
  • Jul 13

    When Can Oral Communications Be Secretly Recorded in Florida?

    When Can Oral Communications Be Secretly Recorded in Florida?
    With cell phones that have the capability to record audio and video, people record other people's communications all of the time. However, that may not be legal in Florida. There is a statute that addresses this issue, but its…
Rank this Week: 2126

Pasco County Injury Attorney Blog

Pasco County Injury Attorney Blog

Covers Pasco County, Florida personal injury law topics. By Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.pascoinjuryattorney.com/
  • Jul 24

    2-Year-Old’s Leg Severed by Lawn Mower in Pasco County

    2-Year-Old’s Leg Severed by Lawn Mower in Pasco County
    A 2-year-old boy had his foot amputated Saturday after he was accidentally struck by a riding lawn mower being operated by his mother, according to Pasco County authorities. Pasco County Fire Rescue claims that the mother was riding a…
  • Jul 20

    Differences Between Pasco County Truck Accidents and Car Accident

    Differences Between Pasco County Truck Accidents and Car Accident
    Even though the fear and pain can be similar in truck accidents and car accidents, there are several key differences between these two types of auto accidents. It is important to know about the following differences if you have been involved…
  • Jul 2

    Top Safety Tips for the Fourth of July

    Top Safety Tips for the Fourth of July
    This Fourth of July weekend, many people will be traveling, enjoying fireworks or just firing up the backyard grill. At Whittel & Melton, our Pasco County Injury Lawyers want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. We urge you to have…
Rank this Week: 3634

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Merkle | Trublood | Adam Blog

Covers Florida family and criminal law.

http://jacksonvillecriminalandfamilylawyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 17

    When Do Obligations Under Florida’s Parental Relocation Statute Begin?

    When Do Obligations Under Florida’s Parental Relocation Statute Begin?
    As we’ve discussed in prior  family law blogs, Florida has a parental relocation law, Fla. Stat. 61.13001, that requires a parent relocating more than 50 miles from their residence to obtain the other parent’s formal consent…
  • Jul 3

    Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Privacy Right

    Supreme Court Steps in to Protect Privacy Right
    Anyone who has ever watched a television or movie crime drama has watched a scene where law enforcement officers go to a hotel or motel and find a critical piece of information by checking the establishment’s records. This is an…
  • Jun 30

    Relative Adoption

    Relative Adoption
    It’s very common for family members to temporarily or permanently care for the child of another relative. Nationally, more than 2.5 million children are being raised by family members other than their parents. Often, these family…
Rank this Week: 2277

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Florida Criminal Law Blog

Covers criminal law issues, news, and trials in the Pensacola Florida Area. By M. James Jenkins, & Associates.

http://www.floridacriminallawblog.com/
  • Jul 16

    Florida Defendants who receive "withholding of adjudication" on a felony must be cautiou

    Florida Defendants who receive "withholding of adjudication" on a felony must be cautiou
    Florida judges have a special authority vested upon them to “withhold adjudication” in a criminal matter pursuant to Fla. Stat. §948.01. This means that the person who enters a plea of "no contest" or guilty plea to a felony…
  • Jun 19

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement
    Under Florida Statute 90.803(23) Florida courts may allow a witness other than the child testify as to what type of sexual abuse a child may have told them occurred under certain circumstances. In other words, an alleged sex crime child…
  • Jun 19

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement

    Confrontation Clause Not Applied to Child Hearsay Statement
    Under Florida Statute 90.803(23) Florida courts may allow a witness other than the child testify as to what type of sexual abuse a child may have told them occurred under certain circumstances. In other words, an alleged sex crime child…
Rank this Week: 2775

Pinellas County Florida Criminal…

Pinellas County Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law in Florida. By Pawuk & Pawuk, P.A.

http://www.pinellascountyfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2397

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/
  • Jul 15

    Business Succession Planning

    Business Succession Planning
    Inadvertent Gift Consequences of Transfer to Family in a Business Succession Plan If you are planning a business succession and the transfer of interest in a closely held business, you should be certain that you don’t run…
  • Jun 16

    Congratulations to our 2015 Super Lawyer Award Recipient

    Congratulations to our 2015 Super Lawyer Award Recipient
    GCF’s David Carter and Eugene O’Neill have been named “Super Lawyers” on the “Florida Super Lawyer” list.  In addition, Anthony Guettler and Sean Mickley have been named “Rising…
  • Jun 16

    GCF’S Brian Connelly Earns Board Certification in Civil Trial Law

    GCF’S Brian Connelly Earns Board Certification in Civil Trial Law
    Brian Connelly recently earned his board certification in Civil Trial Law from The Florida Bar. Mr. Connelly has been with GCF since 2000 and focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, product liability and medical…
Rank this Week: 2153

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
  • Jul 15

    Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized in All 50 State

    Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized in All 50 State
    As of June 26, 2015, all 50 states in the U.S. are required to both grant and recognize same-sex marriages as legal civil marriages. The decision regarding the Obergefell v. Hodges case was made by the U.S. Supreme Court in a close 5-4…
  • 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....
Rank this Week: 5021

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

Focuses Florida appellate and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals decisions. By Jeffrey Kuntz.

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
Rank this Week: 4873