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Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Prosecutors reading lawyer-client email

    Prosecutors reading lawyer-client email
    The New York Times had this front page article today about prosecutors reading emails between lawyers and their clients without a warrant or any judicial oversight.  For the past few years now, inmates have had access to an email system…
  • Jul 22

    Robin Rosenberg confirmed

    Robin Rosenberg confirmed
    Congratulations to Judge Rosenberg who was unanimously confirmed today!President Obama has really reshaped this District's bench:Judges Williams, Scola, Gayles, Bloom and now Rosenberg.
  • Jul 21

    Quick news and note

    Quick news and note
    1.  Julie Carnes was confirmed today to serve on the 11th Circuit.  The vote was 94-0.  We now have two Carnes on the 11th Circuit.  And when Jill Pryor gets confirmed, that will be two Pryors.2.  But Robin Rosenberg…
Rank this Week: 49

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    3d DCA Watch -- Dear Nonresidents: Don't Get Sick in Our City!

    3d DCA Watch -- Dear Nonresidents: Don't Get Sick in Our City!
      Judge Rothenberg (see, I can spell it right!) gets a lot of attention in our 3d DCA Watch posts, perhaps because she is very active.Here she is reversing Judge Schumacher in a class action involving Miami charging nonresidents more for…
  • Jul 23

    Obamacare: Big Socialist Takeover That Wasn't

    Obamacare: Big Socialist Takeover That Wasn't
    Here we are nearly 8 months into the full rollout of Obamacare and in spite of all the "patient protections" in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act insurance companies still aren't playing nice.No law has done more to reform health…
  • Jul 22

    Are You a "Prevailing Party" When a Complaint Is Dismissed Without Prejudice?

    Are You a "Prevailing Party" When a Complaint Is Dismissed Without Prejudice?
    With leave to amend, and you take no action because you want to "cut your losses"?Oy what a mess this case is:Here, Defendant is the prevailing party under Florida law, as the district court dismissed Plaintiff’s action against…
Rank this Week: 59

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Jul 20

    3 Common Causes for Broward County Trucking Accident

    3 Common Causes for Broward County Trucking Accident
    Large trucks can be a serious threat when on the road. The severity of both their size and weight are problematic when something goes wrong, and they can cause irreparable damage to smaller vehicles. Broward County trucking accidents can be a…
  • Jul 18

    Be a Role Model to Help Kids Avoid Bicycle Accidents in Florida

    Be a Role Model to Help Kids Avoid Bicycle Accidents in Florida
    Kids love to ride their bikes; however, the only way children know how to ride their bicycles safely is from watching their parents. This means that parents have a very important job to teach their children how to ride their bicycles safely.…
  • Jul 15

    Consider These 5 Things When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida

    Consider These 5 Things When Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida
    When you face an injury after an auto accident, you may need to hire a personal injury lawyer in Florida. As you look for a qualified lawyer, there are some things to keep in mind: Use respected resources to find personal injury…
Rank this Week: 77

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 115

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jul 23

    Cruise Ship Safety Hearing: Senator Rockefeller Demands Accountability From Cruise Line

    Cruise Ship Safety Hearing: Senator Rockefeller Demands Accountability From Cruise Line
    At the hearing today before Senator John (Jay) Rockefeller regarding “The Cruise Passenger Protection Act (S.1340): Improving Consumer Protections for Cruise Passengers," three women told the committee their horrific experiences on…
  • Jul 22

    Bad Medical Care, Lack of Accountability, Plague Cruise Industry

    Bad Medical Care, Lack of Accountability, Plague Cruise Industry
    One of the dangers which cruise passengers face is incompetent medical care provided by non-U.S. doctors and nurses. And when these go wrong in the high seas, most cruise passengers don't realize that the cruise lines are not legally…
  • Jul 21

    Senator Rockefeller Announces Witness List for Hearing to Examine Cruise Passenger Safety

    Senator Rockefeller Announces Witness List for Hearing to Examine Cruise Passenger Safety
    This afternoon, Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the witness list for its Full Committee hearing this Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at 2:45 p.m. titled…
Rank this Week: 204

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers Jacksonville criminal law and criminal defense issues. By The Mussallem Law Firm, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 200

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

The Appellate Gourmet (c)

Covers the many flavors of appellate issues and law. By Dorothy Easley.

http://appellategourmetappealsinflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 130

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jul 17

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed
    Plaintiff: Main Street Acquisition Corp. Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Andrew Fleisher, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Law Offices of Erskine and Fleisher Case Outcome: Voluntary Dismissal with…
  • Jul 15

    Capital One Drops Debt Collection Lawsuit After Client Hires the Rudnitsky Law Firm

    Capital One Drops Debt Collection Lawsuit After Client Hires the Rudnitsky Law Firm
    Plaintiff: Capital One Bank (USA), N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Flynn LaVrar, Esq. / Richard Battaglino, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Zakheim and LaVrar, P.A. Case Outcome: Voluntary Dismissal Our client was sued for an alleged…
  • Jul 13

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Permanently Dismissed

    CACH LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Permanently Dismissed
    Plaintiff: CACH LLC Original Creditor: Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Harold Scherr, Esq. / Alex McClure, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Law Office of Harold E. Scherr, P.A. (n/k/a Scherr & McClure, P.A.) Case…
Rank this Week: 206

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

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

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Richard Ohlhaber and Sales of Life Partners Investment

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Richard Ohlhaber and Sales of Life Partners Investment
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding Richard Ohlhaber (CRD #2154794). Ohlhaber accepted FINRA's Offer of Settlement, in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. See FINRA Case #2012032077901.Ohlhaber…
  • Jun 10

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Florlena Cortez (Brownsville, Texas)

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Florlena Cortez (Brownsville, Texas)
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding Florlena Cortez (CRD #4339441, Brownsville, Texas). Cortez submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which she was barred from association with any FINRA member in any capacity. See…
  • Jun 2

    FINRA Cautions Investors on the Risks of High Yield CD

    FINRA Cautions Investors on the Risks of High Yield CD
    FINRA recently issued an Investor Alert, "High Yield CDs: Red Flags That Signal a Scam" warning investors about promotions of certificates of deposit (CDs) promising interest rates substantially higher than current averages. In the Alert,…
Rank this Week: 151

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers boating safety and laws. By Dwayne Clark and Kristen Watson.

http://lawboat.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 3

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project

    Jacksovnille Dredging Project
    Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman Ander Crenshaw are still pushing to get the project for the deepening of the St. Johns River in the Water Resources Development Act Conference Report. The legislators sent a bipartisan Congressional…
  • May 28

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Fire

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Fire
    CNN) -- A voice on the intercom woke Danielle Miller and told her to put on her life jacket and run to a deck. Not knowing what the emergency was, she nervously woke up her roommate and did just that. The emergency, as she and other…
  • May 28

    2 Dead 1 injured after Boat Hits Dock in St. Augustine

    2 Dead 1 injured after Boat Hits Dock in St. Augustine
    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Two men are dead and a woman is in critical condition after a boat hit a dock in St. Augustine on Sunday night. Quick Clicks Crews search for missing boater Crews search for missing boater …
Rank this Week: 139

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Florida Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida car accidents, wrongful death, and bicycle accidents. By Salpeter Gitkin, LLP.

http://www.florida-injury-attorneys-blog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32

    Pompano Beach, Florida Tow Truck/Bus Collision Injures 32
    A Pompano Beach, Florida tow truck/public transit bus collision sent 32 people to area hospitals on Thursday, news sources report. The victims were not immediately available following the incident; they were treated at several area hospitals.…
  • Oct 16

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship

    Qwentyn Hunter Drowns Aboard Miami, Florida Cruise Ship
    Qwentyn Hunter drowned aboard a Miami, Florida Carnival Cruise ship Monday, news sources report. The cruise ship was still at sea at the time of the tragic accident. Six-year-old Hunter, of Winter Garden, was pronounced dead after being…
  • Oct 14

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision

    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision
    Matthew Scott Danchak of Tamarac, Florida was critically injured Friday after he got out of his car following a crash and was struck by a semi, which fled the scene, news sources report. The other driver involved in the initial car accident…
Rank this Week: 183

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    BREAKDOWN!

    BREAKDOWN!
    (In a resigned voice as if he says this 100's of times a day):"Hi. Welcome to the department of corrections. Please sign in and take a seat. We will be with your shortly.""Yes, but you see I have to be back at work by 1:30 pm. Lots of people…
  • Jul 21

    JUSTICE OR VENGEANCE ?

    JUSTICE OR VENGEANCE ?
    There was a time, before legislators reacted to Hollywood movies and began enacting sentencing guidelines and minimum mandatory laws, when Judges could be Judges instead of calculators. There was a time when Judges like Ed Cowart, Tom…
  • Jul 19

    AN ETHICAL LOOPHOLE

    AN ETHICAL LOOPHOLE
    Miami Dade Judicial races bring out the......best? nah.  Brightest? Hardly. But a lawyer with an ethics probe or two? Take a number, get in line, pay your entrance fee and jump in the race. You wanna dance, you gotta pay…
Rank this Week: 333

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Broker Runs $6 million Hedge Fund

    Broker Runs $6 million Hedge Fund
    Have you suffered investment losses as a result of your dealings with former Sterne Agee Financial Services broker, Dean Mustaphalli? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help recovery some of your losses. According to Investment News,…
  • Jul 22

    New Jersey Broker Allegedly Diverts $900,000 to Personal Bank Account

    New Jersey Broker Allegedly Diverts $900,000 to Personal Bank Account
    Did you suffer investment losses as a result of your dealings with former New Jersey broker, John Montague? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help recoup some of your investment losses. According to a press release from the U.S.…
  • Jul 22

    Berle Lorenzo Stocks barred from securities industry.

    Berle Lorenzo Stocks barred from securities industry.
    According to a FINRA disciplinary action announcement, Berle Lorenzo Stocks (CRD #1513263, Charlotte, North Carolina) recently submitted a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member…
Rank this Week: 269

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida, personal injury law and insurance coverage issues. By The Pittman Firm, P.A.

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    Hotel Pool Drownings - Looking at Statistics and Injury Law Following Scary Moments at a Walton County Pool

    Hotel Pool Drownings - Looking at Statistics and Injury Law Following Scary Moments at a Walton County Pool
    Summer is in full swing. Throughout Northwest Florida, as is true across much of the United States, swimming pools are one of the most popular places to be. Swimming is one of the highlights of a summer vacation; individuals and families…
  • Jul 21

    Panama City Overdose Lawyer Examines the Problem of Doctors Fueling Prescription Abuse

    Panama City Overdose Lawyer Examines the Problem of Doctors Fueling Prescription Abuse
    One of the most touching moments in medical school graduation ceremonies is when the newly minted doctors take an oath to make patient well-being their top priority. While most remain committed to this goal throughout their practice, a few…
  • Jul 18

    Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

    Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury
    Working as your Panama City injury law firm, we see individuals and families struggle to cope with previously unimaginable circumstances. Whether the cause was a driver speeding through a residential area, a professional skimping on repair…
Rank this Week: 258

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jul 23

    Why Your Inheritance Should Not Be In A Joint Account

    Why Your Inheritance Should Not Be In A Joint Account
    Did you know that inheritances are normally exempt from equitable distribution in a divorce? Did you know that this exemption is frequently inadvertently waived when inherited funds are co-mingled with marital property? A recent Florida 4th…
  • Jul 22

    Medical Providers Billing PIP Insurance: Consultation codes are no longer recognized but are billable under law.

    Medical Providers Billing PIP Insurance: Consultation codes are no longer recognized but are billable under law.
    As of January 1, 2010 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) no longer recognized consultation codes 99241-99245.What are consultations?Consultation codes are used to bill for medical office consultations with new or…
  • Jul 21

    What Type Of Car Insurance Do I Need?

    What Type Of Car Insurance Do I Need?
    Let’s get back to basics on automobile insurance. The reason I want to go over this basic material is because so many drivers still believe they can purchase “full coverage” and actually be fully covered!  I know buying…
Rank this Week: 385

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet...And That May Not Be A Covered Loss In Colorado

    I Feel The Earth Move Under My Feet...And That May Not Be A Covered Loss In Colorado
    A new case was recently handed down regarding earth movement and water damage exclusions. In Wagner v. American Family Mutual Insurance Company,1 a policyholder suspected a water leak in her home. She had her property inspected and found a…
  • Jul 22

    Definition of Collapse in Maryland

    Definition of Collapse in Maryland
    Last week I was able to settle a claim involving the partial collapse of a roof on a commercial structure in Maryland. The primary issue was whether the partial collapse suffered by my client constituted a collapse under the policy’s…
  • Jul 21

    Abilene Hailstorm Insured Losses Predicted at Over $400 Million - Beware Delays for Re-inspection After Re-inspection

    Abilene Hailstorm Insured Losses Predicted at Over $400 Million - Beware Delays for Re-inspection After Re-inspection
    For the second time in less than three years, Abilene, Texas, has been pummeled by a severe hailstorm. The Insurance Council of Texas estimates that insured losses from Abilene's June 12, 2014, hailstorm will exceed $400 million in insured…
Rank this Week: 263

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    What if a Child is Abused or Molested by Another Child in a Day Care Center?

    What if a Child is Abused or Molested by Another Child in a Day Care Center?
    By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network A day care center should be a safe haven for children. It should be a place where children learn and play in a supportive and nurturing environment. Certainly, a child…
  • Jul 22

    Does a Gym have a Duty of Reasonable Care as to the Babysitting - Child Care Area?

    Does a Gym have a Duty of Reasonable Care as to the Babysitting - Child Care Area?
    By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network In the United States, some businesses including gyms have undertaken the responsibility of babysitting or child care while members are in other parts of the facility. A gym…
  • Jul 21

    What if my Child is Injured at a Hotel, Resort, or Motel?

    What if my Child is Injured at a Hotel, Resort, or Motel?
    By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network In the United States, families travel at different times of the year including summer break, winter break and spring break. During most trips, the vacation is filled with…
Rank this Week: 331

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/
  • Jul 22

    Federal Court Gives Hope to Immigrants Fleeing from Violence and Corruption in Central America

    Federal Court Gives Hope to Immigrants Fleeing from Violence and Corruption in Central America
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued a decision that gives hope to immigrants around the world fleeing violence and corruption in their home countries. In a decision styled, Garcia v. Holder (case number 13-60381)…
  • Jul 15

    New York City Council approves law to grant ID cards to undocumented immigrant

    New York City Council approves law to grant ID cards to undocumented immigrant
    The New York City Council recently announced that it approved the Mayor's plan to give photo identification cards to all New York City residents, regardless of their immigration status. The Council and the Mayor heralded this effort as a…
  • Jul 14

    What do you mean I am a Terrorist?

    What do you mean I am a Terrorist?
    It is something that most non-citizens do not even think of when they apply for asylum here in the United States. However, it happens on a not-so-infrequent basis. A non-citizen, who was persecuted in their home country, comes to the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 308

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    LGBT Employment Discrimination – Progress on the Horizon

    LGBT Employment Discrimination – Progress on the Horizon
    Today, President Obama announced that he will soon sign an executive order banning employment discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees of federal contractors and subcontractors.  The announcement follows…
  • Jul 7

    Electric Dance Music: Creating Fair Use in Music Sampling Under the Copyright Law

    Electric Dance Music: Creating Fair Use in Music Sampling Under the Copyright Law
    Section I:  Introduction In today’s world, the growing popularity of Electronic Dance Music, commonly known as “EDM,” is rapidly revolutionizing music, reviving rave culture from the 1990s, but at the same time, is…
  • Apr 1

    General Motors Ignition Defects Reported to Cause Critical Injury And Death

    General Motors Ignition Defects Reported to Cause Critical Injury And Death
    This week, national and international media was reporting that the ignition switches in many models of General Motors (G.M.) vehicles have unexpectedly shut off, thereby locked steering columns, disabled airbags and caused accidents. The new…
Rank this Week: 254

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
Rank this Week: 348

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, probate, taxes, elder law, business law and employment law issues. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.floridaestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 18

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?

    Probate: Is it a good idea to give your heirs their inheritance while you are still alive?
    Planning an estate can be a difficult process, but also a rewarding one because it helps to ensure that a person's heirs will be provided for after he or she dies. Many assume they should wait until after death to convey assets to their…
  • Jul 17

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?

    Can a surviving spouse claim loss of consortium after the other spouse dies?
    A recent ruling by the Fifth Florida Appellate Court on Friday allows surviving spouses to claim loss of consortium separately from others claims after the spouse dies. The surviving spouse Margaret Randall filed the case, Randall v. Walt…
  • Jul 16

    The Benefits of Creating a TAP Trust for Protecting Retirement Asset

    The Benefits of Creating a TAP Trust for Protecting Retirement Asset
    A TAP trust is an extremely versatile trust designed to hold a variety of assets. This type of trust helps the grantor avoid needless estate taxes without the restrictions of other trusts. The TAP trust can hold a variety of assets that…
Rank this Week: 324

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Jul 18

    How to Use Annuities to Benefit Spouse/Step-Child Relationship within an Estate Plan

    How to Use Annuities to Benefit Spouse/Step-Child Relationship within an Estate Plan
    The estate planning complexities surrounding second marriages with blended families are largely under-estimated, not only by clients, but by their attorneys. Since second (and even third) marriages are becoming more common, it is not unusual…
  • Jul 11

    The Challenge of Annuities with Trust Planning

    The Challenge of Annuities with Trust Planning
    For the past several years, investors have experienced low yields both in bonds and in dividend declaring stocks. For those who mainly rely upon their investment income for retirement needs, it has been a tough environment. Financial firms…
  • Jul 3

    The Problem with Successors Named in a Durable Power of Attorney

    The Problem with Successors Named in a Durable Power of Attorney
    A Durable Powers of Attorney (DPOA) is an important document that everyone should have as a part of his or her estate planning portfolio. Generally speaking, the grantor of a Durable Power of Attorney names someone who can legally act…
Rank this Week: 256

FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

Covers Florida's PIP/No-Fault laws. By Roig, Tutan, Rosenberg & Zlotnick, P.A.

http://flpipguide.com/
  • Jul 17

    Fraud Charges Filed in West Palm Beach False Insurance Claim Case

    Fraud Charges Filed in West Palm Beach False Insurance Claim Case
    The fact that Frank Assouman was not even in his truck at the time it was hit in a Boca Raton parking lot did not stop him from filing more than $25,000 in false insurance claims. The crash report and … Continue reading →
  • Jul 15

    State Farm Granted Summary Judgment in Lake Worth Chiropractic PIP Benefits Case

    State Farm Granted Summary Judgment in Lake Worth Chiropractic PIP Benefits Case
    On July 14, 2014, the 15th Judicial Circuit for Palm Beach County affirmed a lower court decision granting summary judgment to State Farm in a claim for PIP benefits brought by Lake Worth Emergency Chiropractic Center. In the underlying case,…
  • Jul 10

    Vehicular Arson Cases Climbing Nationwide

    Vehicular Arson Cases Climbing Nationwide
    The slow economy could be contributing to an increase in claims involving auto fires, according to an official with the Washington, D.C.-based Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. “Common sense tells you that more desperate people will…
Rank this Week: 214

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Jul 10

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Car Color Criminal Case: Puts Brakes on Cops!

    Florida Supreme Court Rejects Car Color Criminal Case: Puts Brakes on Cops!
    The Florida Supreme Court, in a landmark decision put the brakes on over policing Sheriff Deputies, who stop vehicles for “innocent” behavior and then form reasonable suspicion to search the driver, the occupants and their…
  • Jun 30

    Violating Probation in Palm Beach County

    Violating Probation in Palm Beach County
    Violating Probation in Palm Beach County, FL can result in the probationer being incarcerated. If a probationer violates Felony Probation, the term of incarceration is determined by the sentencing guideline score sheet. If the probationer…
  • Jun 25

    Florida DUI Law: Video, Observations and Driver’s Admission

    Florida DUI Law: Video, Observations and Driver’s Admission
    A person is guilty of the offense of driving under the influence or DUI in Florida if the driver is operating an automobile or in physical control of a vehicle, while the driver is under the influence of alcoholic beverages or chemical…
Rank this Week: 231

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 26

    Seven Bankruptcy Mistakes to Avoid

    Seven Bankruptcy Mistakes to Avoid
    If you are struggling financially, bankruptcy can be a wonderful opportunity for relief. But filing for bankruptcy can be difficult, and to help you achieve the best results for your future, here are several mistakes to avoid: Putting off the…
  • Jun 6

    Miami Bankruptcy: Understanding Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

    Miami Bankruptcy: Understanding Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
    Chapter 13 is a commonly used form of consumer bankruptcy. Almost all consumer bankruptcies in the US are either Chapter 7 or Chapter 13.  Chapter 7 bankruptcies account for about 70% of bankruptcies, with Chapter 13 accounting for the…
  • Jun 3

    Construction Defect Claims and Defense

    Construction Defect Claims and Defense
    A lien is a charge on real property used to secure payment for those who have furnished labor, materials or services to a project. Under Chapter 713, Florida Statutes, liens are affidavits prepared under oath by the lienor stating that the…
Rank this Week: 225

Securities Class Action &…

Securities Class Action & Arbitration Law

Covers securities class action litigation and FINRA arbitrations, SEC regulatory developments and FINRA disciplinary decisions. By Jay Eng.

http://securitiesattorneys.us/
Rank this Week: 326

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Florida Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers federal and Florida employment, discrimination and sexual harassment law, news and cases. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.

    Coming Soon: University of Miami football players sign collective bargaining agreement with the University.
    The National Labor Relations Board ruled that full-scholarship student athletes who play football for Northwestern University are “employees” under the National Labor Relations Act, and thus have the right to for a union and…
  • Aug 13

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say

    Unemployed Face Stigma Regardless of Time Between Jobs, Study Say
    As anyone running for a political office right now will tell you, the number one crisis facing the nation today is unemployment. According to the Huffington Post, more than five million Americans have been between jobs for at least six…
  • Aug 10

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint

    How to File a Sex Discrimination Complaint
    If you think you are a victim of gender discrimination in the workplace, you can file a workplace discrimination complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Depending on your position, you may need to file one of two…
Rank this Week: 287

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Defective Medical Device: Da Vinci Surgical Robot

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

    HEALTH WARNING: Contaminated Injections Linked to Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

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

    Unnecessary Cardiology Work Performed At HCA-Owned Hospital

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

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013

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

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

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

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

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation
    In recent years, the rules and laws regarding paternity actions in Florida have changed. Paternity cases generally establishes a father’s parental rights to a child in Florida; however, if the paternity case is brought by the Florida…
Rank this Week: 303

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 381

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Terry Lenamon on the Death Penalty

Focuses on capital punishment in America.

http://www.swartzlenamon.com/deathpenaltyblog
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Jul 23

    Retail and Tech in Miami Continue to Expand

    Retail and Tech in Miami Continue to Expand
    At the Beacon Council’s annual One Community One Goal Meeting, national retail department store Macy’s announced that it will be bringing its fashion incubator to Miami in order to foster and keep talent in Miami. In its two other…
  • Jul 22

    Infrastructure Investment Through P3

    Infrastructure Investment Through P3
    Last month, a roundtable policy discussion on ways the financial community can invest in infrastructure using public-private partnerships (also known as P3s or PPPs) took place in New York City. The panel, chaired by U.S. Rep. John J.…
  • Jul 16

    City of Miami Adopts Public-Private Partnership Ordinance

    City of Miami Adopts Public-Private Partnership Ordinance
    The City of Miami has recently adopted a public-private partnership (“P3″) ordinance. The new City ordinance, combined with the recently passed Florida state P3 legislation, and Miami-Dade County P3 resolution, continue to…
Rank this Week: 871

Neufeld Law Firm

Neufeld Law Firm

Covers personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability news.

http://www.neufeldlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Miami Slip and Fall Accident

    Miami Slip and Fall Accident
    Miami Slip And Fall AccidentsWritten By Jason NeufeldPersonal injuries are some of the most difficult cases for individuals to go through; they cause so much more than just physical damage. Family responsibilities and employment concerns have…
  • Jul 21

    Miami Personal Injury Attorney

    Miami Personal Injury Attorney
    Miami Personal Injury AttorneysWritten By Jason NeufeldUnited States citizens are involved in millions of injury cases per year. Large portions of those people seek medical care in the form of hospital assistance or care from a general…
  • Jul 17

    The “Neu” daddy – Avoiding Child Car Accident Injurie

    The “Neu” daddy – Avoiding Child Car Accident Injurie
    The “Neu” daddy - Avoiding Child Car Accident InjuriesWritten By Jason Neufeld Personal injury lawyer, Jason Neufeld, with the law firm of Neufeld, Kleinberg, and Pinkiert, P.A. has recently become a father to two handsome twin…
Rank this Week: 883

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/
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Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Covers business and legal issues affecting loan repurchases, mortgage-backed securities and mortgage insurance. By Bilzin Sumberg.

http://www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com/
  • Jul 23

    Citigroup Settles with DOJ for $7 Billion

    Citigroup Settles with DOJ for $7 Billion
    Citigroup announced last week that it will pay $7 billion to end an investigation by the U.S Department of Justice into misconduct related to its mortgage securitization practices.  The blockbuster settlement came days before DOJ lawyers…
  • Jul 22

    Buyback and Indemnifications: The New Danger

    Buyback and Indemnifications: The New Danger
    On Thursday, July 31, I will be speaking as part of a panel of business professionals during a live webinar about the continuing repurchase and indemnification risk surrounding mortgage buybacks. This panel will assist mortgage professionals…
  • Jul 17

    Suntrust Reaches $320 Million Settlement

    Suntrust Reaches $320 Million Settlement
    SunTrust Banks (“SunTrust”) reached a settlement with Federal prosecutors last week in which it agreed to a $320 million settlement for a combination of consumer relief and housing counseling services. SunTrust issued a press…
Rank this Week: 833

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Guide to Parkinson’s Service Connection without Agent Orange Exposure

    Guide to Parkinson’s Service Connection without Agent Orange Exposure
    Many veterans struggling with Parkinson’s Disease are also struggling with the VA. Parkinson’s Disease is one of the illnesses the VA presumes is related to Agent Orange exposure. However, many Vietnam-era vets are unable to prove…
  • Jul 22

    Does the VA provide C&P exams for every case?

    Does the VA provide C&P exams for every case?
    Unfortunately not and in many cases constitutes error. This discouraging fact may potentially frustrate anyone navigating the VA claims process for the first time. Disappointingly, the VA frequently refuses to provide this fundamental medical…
  • Jul 21

    Parkinson’s Disease and Chemical Exposure

    Parkinson’s Disease and Chemical Exposure
    Although veterans who served boots-on-ground in Vietnam are now presumptively service-connected for Parkinson’s, other causes of Parkinson’s are becoming more prevalent. This post is going to discuss Parkinson’s and how to…
Rank this Week: 899

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 705

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer…

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida injury law. By Rivas Law Group, LLC.

http://www.rivaslawgroup.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Marijuana Use Increases Your Risk of Car Accident

    Marijuana Use Increases Your Risk of Car Accident
    Tweet With more and more states legalizing the use of marijuana, it’s important to remember that despite its growing acceptance in the United States, marijuana is a drug and comes with an array of risks, especially when it comes to…
  • Jul 16

    What is Wrongful Death? Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer Explain

    What is Wrongful Death? Tampa Wrongful Death Lawyer Explain
    Tweet If you lost a loved one to an accident, you may have heard the term “wrongful death” being mentioned. You may have even been encouraged to file a wrongful death claim against those responsible for your loved one’s…
  • Jul 9

    Steps to Avoid Dog Bites from a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer

    Steps to Avoid Dog Bites from a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
    Tweet Now that it’s summertime, people are out walking their dogs everywhere you look. For children, this can be thrilling. Often where there is a dog, there is an eager child running up to him with hands outstretched. Sometimes this…
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Maritime & Cruise Ship Accident…

Maritime & Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers boating, cruise ship, jet ski and recreational watercraft accidents and crimes. By Gerson & Schwartz P.A.

http://news.injuryattorneyfla.com/
  • Jul 22

    Carnival Raising Cruise Prices as Costa Concordia is Raised from the Sea

    Carnival Raising Cruise Prices as Costa Concordia is Raised from the Sea
    Despite recent news of the ill-fated cruise line Costa Concordia being raised from the sea after its tragic sinking in 2012, Carnival Cruise lines, the parent company of Concordia, apparently thinks the environment is right to start raising…
  • Jul 15

    What Happens When the Cruise Line Sends You to a Medical Examination?

    What Happens When the Cruise Line Sends You to a Medical Examination?
    If you are injured on a cruise ship, part of the burden in proving your case is showing you have sustained an injury, and proving the nature, severity, and permanency of your injuries. If you have sustained a major injury—for example,…
  • Jul 10

    Costa Deliziosa Power Outage Causes Delays And Raises Safety Concern

    Costa Deliziosa Power Outage Causes Delays And Raises Safety Concern
    Over the last year, our Florida cruise ship accident attorneys have discussed what appears to be a never-ending string of cruise mishaps, made worse by cruise liners continued policy of denial and concealment of such issues. In March, Royal…
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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
  • Jul 21

    Bond Prices Plummet for Puerto Rico Power Authority

    Bond Prices Plummet for Puerto Rico Power Authority
    Puerto Rico's power authority bonds dropped from trading at around 55 cents on the dollar to 45 cents on the dollar by the end of June as investors worry about the agency's inability to pay off its bonds and bank loans. The power authority is…
  • Jul 16

    Disciplinary Action Against BlackRock Advisors Recommended by SEC

    Disciplinary Action Against BlackRock Advisors Recommended by SEC
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recommend disciplinary action for possible securities violations, including the failure to disclose conflicts of interest, by BlackRock Advisors.
  • Jul 13

    FINRA seeks to narrow public arbitrator definition

    FINRA seeks to narrow public arbitrator definition
    In an effort to tighten the rules for resolving investor disputes in arbitration, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has proposed a rule to narrow the definition of public arbitrator. Currently, there are 3,555 public…
Rank this Week: 426

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida personal injury developments. By Schuler, Halvorson, Weisser, Zoeller and Overbeck, P.A.

http://www.florida-personal-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Defense Expert Testimony of Necessity of Treatment in Florida

    Defense Expert Testimony of Necessity of Treatment in Florida
    The Fourth District has recently clarified when a defense expert’s testimony regarding a plaintiff’s medical treatment should be excluded. In Boyles v. A & G Concrete Pools, Inc., the plaintiff was injured when the utility…
  • Jul 17

    Stacking Florida Uninsured Motorist Coverage

    Stacking Florida Uninsured Motorist Coverage
    Uninsured motorist coverage can provide important benefits to automobile accident victims. Uninsured motorist coverage is first party insurance that provides benefits when the insured is injured by an uninsured motorist. In Florida, two…
  • Jul 17

    Florida Supreme Court Holds Subsequent Physician's Testimony Irrelevant in Medical Malpractice

    Florida Supreme Court Holds Subsequent Physician's Testimony Irrelevant in Medical Malpractice
    The Florida Supreme Court recently clarified a conflict among the districts regarding testimony of a subsequent treating physician in a medical malpractice action. In Saunders v. Dickens, the personal representative pursued the appeal after…
Rank this Week: 647

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • Jul 21

    Is Involuntary Military Separation Pay Marital Property?

    Is Involuntary Military Separation Pay Marital Property?
    On rare occasions, the US military will terminate a service member involuntarily. It rarely happens, but it is considered an honorable discharge and the service member is given a severance package. The service member does not receive any…
  • Jul 17

    Legal Father vs. Biological Father

    Legal Father vs. Biological Father
    When a child is born during a marriage, there is a presumption of legitimacy. It is presumed that the husband of the marriage is the father is the child. This is often true even if it can be proven that the husband is not the biological…
  • Jul 15

    Therapist Client Privilege with a Child Patient

    Therapist Client Privilege with a Child Patient
    One thing that is often argued over in family law cases - both initial divorces, and post-judgment matters - is whether both parents should be able to review mental health and psychological records of a child. A situation sometimes occurs…
Rank this Week: 404

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

Covers fraud, international law, immigration and business formation. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Tim Tebow Purchasing Commercial, Residential Property in Jacksonville

    Tim Tebow Purchasing Commercial, Residential Property in Jacksonville
    If you are a college football fan, then you have probably heard of the previous University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, who played high school football for Nease High School in Jacksonville, Florida. After a short career in the NFL,…
  • Jul 13

    Bastille Day

    Bastille Day
    The French National Day commemorates the beginning of the French Revolution with the Storming of the Bastille on the 14 July 1789, as well as the Fête de la Fédération on the 14 July 1790. Celebrations…
  • Jul 10

    Collect on a Foreign Judgment in Florida

    Collect on a Foreign Judgment in Florida
    If you have received a foreign judgment in another state or country and the defendant owns property or other assets in Florida, then Boyer Law Firm, P.L. can assist you to domesticate the judgment to Florida. This will allow you to collect…
Rank this Week: 572

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jax Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law. By Richard Landes.

http://www.jaxfloridacriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 442

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Florida Injury Attorney Blawg

Covers Florida personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation news. By Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A.

http://www.floridainjuryattorneyblawg.com/
  • Jul 13

    Tort "Deform" Perpetrated by Right Wing to Deny Individuals of Constitutional Right

    Tort "Deform" Perpetrated by Right Wing to Deny Individuals of Constitutional Right
    Corporate America has campaigned for more than thirty years to brainwash average people into believing that America's civil justice system is a bad thing. Sadly, the campaign has worked, fostering views contrary to one of the most fundamental…
  • Jul 13

    Florida Personal Injury Law: Alcohol Use as Evidence of Negligence

    Florida Personal Injury Law: Alcohol Use as Evidence of Negligence
    There is a reason why the following inquiry is a standard interrogatory for personal injury cases in the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure: Did you consume any alcoholic beverages or take any drugs or medications within twelve hours before the…
  • Jul 3

    Florida Personal Injury Law: Duty Opens Courthouse Door

    Florida Personal Injury Law: Duty Opens Courthouse Door
    Every personal injury plaintiff must plead and prove that the defendant owed and breached a duty of care and that the breach proximately (i.e., foreseeably and substantially) contributed to the specific injury suffered. These are the prima…
Rank this Week: 468