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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/
  • Nov 25

    "I'm kind of just fading away."

    "I'm kind of just fading away."
    That's current 11th Circuit Clerk of Court John Ley on his retirement. If you are interested in becoming the new 11th Circuit Clerk, check out the announcement here.  Salary is in around $165k.  Alyson Palmer covers the story…
  • Nov 24

    More en banc new from the 11th Circuit

    More en banc new from the 11th Circuit
    This time it's from Judge Rosenbaum's barbershop case, which the blog covered here.  The order granting hearing en banc is just a one-liner vacating the panel decision.The panel decision started this way:It was a scene right out of a…
  • Nov 21

    Sorry for the slow blogging

    Sorry for the slow blogging
    It's been a crazy week, but we've had some great guest posts.  Thanks for those!We'll end the week with a post about judges starting to question these fake stings.  From the NY Times:“Stash-house stings” like this one in…
Rank this Week: 94

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 24

    TIS THE SEASON

    TIS THE SEASON
    UPDATE: Our two remaining survivor pool players live another week, as both took the 49'ers who eked out a win over Washington. AHEM…..by INVITATION only. (If you're indicted, you're invited.)Item: The new judicial assignments…
  • Nov 23

    NFL WEEK 12 2014 : A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL

    NFL WEEK 12 2014 : A THANKSGIVING SPECIAL
    We roar into Week 12 of the 2014 NFL season with our Fantasy Football league very competitive, our two remaining survivor pool players in a death grip struggle for the title, and with football set for Sunday, Sunday night, two games Monday…
  • Nov 20

    KAYO MORGAN: DEATH OF A LEGEND

    KAYO MORGAN: DEATH OF A LEGEND
    Amidst the insanity and horrible treatment of clients and attorneys alike in Broward County, stood one lawyer, a criminal defense attorney to his core, who never blinked, never wavered in the zealous defense of his clients, and quite frankly…
Rank this Week: 129

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Nov 25

    Big Eddie C Goes After the Marlins!

    Big Eddie C Goes After the Marlins!
    Hat tip to my pal Tim Elfrink for catching this classic Ed Carnes opinion:A federal judge recently gave them permission to go forward with a class-action claim, and he hilariously threw shade at the team -- and its "unremarkable record" --…
  • Nov 24

    Judge Bloom Greenlights Lawyer's Suit Over New Ad Rules!

    Judge Bloom Greenlights Lawyer's Suit Over New Ad Rules!
    So Robert Rubenstein likes to tout his prior client recoveries -- what's the harm?According to the Bar, the ads were fine, then not fine, then maybe they're fine, maybe they're not, so Rubenstein said enough already and sued the Bar in…
  • Nov 24

    Huge Week 4 Marriage Equality!

    Huge Week 4 Marriage Equality!
    It's been a huge week for marriage equality. South Carolina and Montana have joined 33 other states to give us 35 states with marriage equality.  That leaves 15 still stuck in the dark ages and Flori-duh is, of course, one of them.Let it…
Rank this Week: 185

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Nov 24

    Cruise Passenger Missing From Sun Princess Again

    Cruise Passenger Missing From Sun Princess Again
    A cruise passengers is missing from a Princess cruise ship heading towards Sydney today. The ship in question, the Sun Princess, is completing a 13-day cruise to New Zealand. There is no explanation how or when the passenger went…
  • Nov 22

    Honduras: A Dead Beauty Queen and Another Murder in "Paradise"

    Honduras: A Dead Beauty Queen and Another Murder in "Paradise"
    Roatan, Honduras came onto my radar this year when several tourists contacted us after being robbed or sexually assaulted at gunpoint during cruise stopovers. Later we were the first to report on a Norwegian Cruise Line crew member who was…
  • Nov 22

    Child Porn Pervert Arrested, About to Cruise with Disney

    Child Porn Pervert Arrested, About to Cruise with Disney
    A Fort Myers, Florida news station reports that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested a man after finding child porn in his home. NBC 2 reports that FDLE agents arrested that Bryan Ludlam, age 42, a father of three young…
Rank this Week: 208

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

Reports on federal Hague Convention child abduction cases By Joel R. Brandes.

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 198

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: 186

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Nov 25

    Patrick Richard Harrison Barred from Securities Industry

    Patrick Richard Harrison Barred from Securities Industry
    According to Financial Planning, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority barred former CUSO Financial Services broker, Patrick Richard Harrison, for allegedly participating in a private placement transaction that cost two elderly…
  • Nov 19

    Travis Wetzel Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud

    Travis Wetzel Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud
    According to the States Attorney for the District of Maryland, a former LPL broker, Travis Wetzel, pled guilty to wire fraud and money laundering in a scheme that defrauded an elderly client. According to the plea agreement, between July…
  • Nov 12

    Massachusetts Regulator Investigates Realty Capital Securities’ REIT Sale

    Massachusetts Regulator Investigates Realty Capital Securities’ REIT Sale
    According to InvestmentNews, Massachusetts secretary, William Galvin, is investigating how Realty Capital Securities sold nontraded REITs. Mr. Galvin’s office includes the Massachusetts securities division and is specifically looking at…
Rank this Week: 256

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: 274

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: 255

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers automobile accidents, class actions, products liability, workers compensation and other personal injury topics. By Flaxman Law Group.

http://www.floridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Help a Loved One Avoid Slip and Fall Accident

    Help a Loved One Avoid Slip and Fall Accident
    If you have elderly family members, slip and fall accidents can be a real risk, especially at this time of year. Spills, rainy weather, and the general rush of the season can all contribute to trips and slip and fall accidents. There many…
  • Nov 21

    Safety Experts Warn That This is the Season to Take Fire Safety Seriously

    Safety Experts Warn That This is the Season to Take Fire Safety Seriously
    The holidays pose a number of dangers when it comes to burn injuries and fires. Some of the decorations that we use in our homes can pose a fire risk, and the distraction around this time of year can also make us less alert to fire hazards.…
  • Nov 19

    It’s Time to Consider Shopping Safety

    It’s Time to Consider Shopping Safety
    This is the time of year when many Homestead and Florida residents go shopping for the holidays. Whether you are picking up gifts for family members and friends, decorations for your home, taking advantage of seasonable sales, or shopping for…
Rank this Week: 332

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 321

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Nov 24

    Highway Guardrail Dangers Exposed at Trial

    Highway Guardrail Dangers Exposed at Trial
    A Texas jury has found the manufacturer of highway guardrails guilty of secretly altering system designs in order to save money, at the risk of putting drivers and passengers at grave risk of injury and death. In a lawsuit brought under the…
  • Nov 22

    Moody v. Dorsett - 2nd DCA Reverses Order Denying Auto Insurance Set-Off

    Moody v. Dorsett - 2nd DCA Reverses Order Denying Auto Insurance Set-Off
    Car accident victims in Florida are entitled to collect compensation for damages they incur for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. But whatever they collect from their own insurer in accordance with the state's no-fault…
  • Nov 20

    Mattox v. Life Care Centers of America - Nursing Home Fall Lawsuit

    Mattox v. Life Care Centers of America - Nursing Home Fall Lawsuit
    Older adults are not only more prone to suffer falls, they are more likely to incur serious and lasting physical harm as a result of a fall. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a typical nursing home with 100…
Rank this Week: 363

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

Blog du cabinet d'avocat et conseil juridique francophone, en francais. By Boyer Law Firm, PLLC.

http://avocatflorideblog.com
  • Nov 23

    Demande Visa H1B 2015

    Demande Visa H1B 2015
    Pour obtenir un visa H1B en 2016 il faut déposer sa demande auprès de l’USCIS en Avril 2015. Il y a un nombre limité de visas H1B émis, ce qui explique pourquoi il est important de soumettre votre demande…
  • Nov 17

    Comment Collecter de l’Argent en Floride pour un Jugement Etranger

    Comment Collecter de l’Argent en Floride pour un Jugement Etranger
    Pour collecter de l’argent en Floride à la suite d’un jugement obtenu à l’étranger lorsque vous avez gagné un procès et obtenu un jugement définitif dans un autre état ou pays…
  • Nov 9

    Pourquoi Devoir Prendre les Services d’un Avocat comme Agent de Clôture Immobilier

    Pourquoi Devoir Prendre les Services d’un Avocat comme Agent de Clôture Immobilier
    Acheter ou vendre une maison ou une propriété commerciale est une des plus importantes transactions qu’un individu, couple ou gens d’affaires auront jamais à faire. Bien qu’un agent immobilier peut vous…
Rank this Week: 369

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Nov 22

    Tie One On For Safety This Holiday Season to Reduce Drunk Driving Crashes in Florida

    Tie One On For Safety This Holiday Season to Reduce Drunk Driving Crashes in Florida
    It is common knowledge that the Thanksgiving travel period is one of the most deadliest times to be on the road. With an increase in traffic and more drivers taking to the wheel after drinking alcohol, it is a deadly combination. This is why…
  • Nov 18

    Dangers of Teenage Texting and Driving in Florida

    Dangers of Teenage Texting and Driving in Florida
    Teenagers seem like they can never put down their cell phones. While using a cell phone is entertaining, as one can browse the internet, check email, post comments on Facebook, and upload pictures to Instagram, using a cell phone while…
  • Nov 13

    Do You Know Not to Drive in a Truck’s No-Zones?

    Do You Know Not to Drive in a Truck’s No-Zones?
    You probably drive next to or near large commercial trucks on a daily basis around Fort Lauderdale. From city streets to highway driving, semi trucks are constantly on the road delivering products to stores. Unfortunately, big rigs are often…
Rank this Week: 361

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/
  • Nov 4

    St. Augustine Pedestrian Collision

    St. Augustine Pedestrian Collision
    Investigators are still looking for answers following a hit-and-run accident that left a St. Augustine woman in the hospital and one man in police custody. The trouble began Saturday morning just after 2 a.m. in the Krystal parking lot on...
  • Oct 7

    The 2014 Hurricane Season – Slow but Always Ready

    The 2014 Hurricane Season – Slow but Always Ready
    As we head into the home stretch of hurricane season 2014, Florida and most of the Gulf Coast can begin to breathe a collective sigh of relief. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and other institutions calculated that…
  • Sep 2

    Beanbag Chairs Recalled After Reports of Two Death

    Beanbag Chairs Recalled After Reports of Two Death
    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that about 2.2 million beanbag chairs are being voluntarily recalled following the suffocation deaths of two children. According to CPSC, the chairs have zippers that can be…
Rank this Week: 308

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Covers issues in criminal defense. By Brian Tannebaum.

http://criminaldefenseblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 14

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict

    The Embarrassment Of The George Zimmerman Verdict
    The result of a verdict today in a criminal trial is that everyone with a twitter or Facebook account gets to let the world know how ignorant they are of the criminal justice system. I know, First Amendment. But your ignorance shows…
  • Dec 30

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon

    About That DUI Checkpoint On Miami Beach Friday Afternoon
    Last Friday night (12/28/2012), in the middle of the holiday vacation season, there was a DUI Checkpoint on the way to Miami Beach. When I say "on the way," I mean at about 6:30 p.m. Now let me say this: I don't have a problem with DUI…
  • Dec 15

    Because There's Nothing To Say

    Because There's Nothing To Say
    But sometimes,  we forget what we got,  who we are,  Oh who we are not,  I think we gotta chance,  to make it right  - Amos Lee - Keep it Loose, Keep It Tight It's early Saturday morning. My treasured…
Rank this Week: 394

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: 333

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Nov 25

    Rusting Burner Box Makes Kenmore Gas Grill a Safety Hazard

    Rusting Burner Box Makes Kenmore Gas Grill a Safety Hazard
    If not taken care of properly gas grills can be a major fire safety hazard. However, recently there have been complaints from Kenmore grill owners that the burner box, a box that separates the flames from the propane tank, is not only rusting…
  • Nov 24

    What’s the difference between uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage?

    What’s the difference between uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage?
     Today I’d like to talk to you about the difference between uninsured motorist and underinsured motorist insurance coverage. The two are very important to have when you’re involved in an automobile accident. Uninsured…
  • Nov 21

    Applying PIP Insurance Deductibles to Special Class Emergency Provider

    Applying PIP Insurance Deductibles to Special Class Emergency Provider
    In Florida, automobile insurance insureds often have a personal injury protection (PIP) deductible in the amount of $1,000, $500, or $250.  Some insureds pay a premium to not have a PIP deductible at all.  PIP insurers will apply…
Rank this Week: 449

South Florida Criminal Defense…

South Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida criminal law news concerning domestic violence, gun offenses, sex offenses and immigration status. By Ralph Behr.

http://www.southfloridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Bill Cosby and Sex Crime Statutes of Limitation

    Bill Cosby and Sex Crime Statutes of Limitation
    Several women have accused entertainer Bill Cosby of rape.  The  victims who have come forward with rape charges allege criminal  sex acts that were in past years.   Florida’s statutes of limitations  rules…
  • Nov 20

    Federal Prosecutors Violate Laws in Sting Operation

    Federal Prosecutors Violate Laws in Sting Operation
    A recent New York Times article highlights 1,000 cases in which entrapment law may see new life in courtrooms and legislatures throughout the United States.  Entrapment laws go back to the 1930’s when the U.S. Supreme Court first…
  • Nov 13

    Ebola Federal Criminal and Constitutional Law and the Law of Quarantine

    Ebola Federal Criminal and Constitutional Law and the Law of Quarantine
    Rarely imposed since the 1940’s, quarantines are both: 1) Creatures of law, subject to constitutional muster and 2) Public health policy; based on the best current state of medical science: its understanding of the process by which…
Rank this Week: 516

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Nov 23

    DriveTime Buy-Here-Pay-Here Dealership Chain Fined $8 Million

    DriveTime Buy-Here-Pay-Here Dealership Chain Fined $8 Million
    Just a few days ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it was fining DriveTime $8 million dollars for engaging in numerous illegal tactics.  DriveTime problems discovered by the federal agency were…
  • Nov 23

    Above and Beyond

    Above and Beyond
    Client: CH Type of Case: Defended Against Cavalry SPV I LLC Debt Collection Lawsuit Client Review: Five star rating all the way. From the first phone call to Rudnitski Law Firm to the last email, I felt completely at ease. My case was brought…
  • Nov 12

    There is Light at the End of the Tunnel

    There is Light at the End of the Tunnel
    Client:  Stanley Type of Case:  CACH LLC Debt Collection Defense / Credit Card Lawsuit Defense Client Review: I recommend Taras Rudnitsky.  Having Taras and Tina of the Rudnitsky Law firm representing me was one of the best…
Rank this Week: 591

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Student Arrested for Battery After Attack in Front of Resource Officer

    Student Arrested for Battery After Attack in Front of Resource Officer
    As a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, brazen acts committed in front of authority figures are like nails on a chalk board. Perhaps the only things that could be worse for a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney are videos of the…
  • Nov 13

    Jacksonville Walmart Becomes Bloody Crime Scene; Man Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jacksonville Walmart Becomes Bloody Crime Scene; Man Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    As a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney, I've represented my share of clients that suffered from mental illnesses. John McFarland, self-reported as schizophrenic, was arrested for aggravated battery after an unprovoked attack against a…
  • Nov 7

    Elderly Man Arrested Twice for Feeding Homele

    Elderly Man Arrested Twice for Feeding Homele
    According to patch.com, Arnold Abbott, 90, of Fort Lauderdale, FL was recently arrested for the second time in less than a week. His offense? -- feeding the homeless. Abbott is the founder of Feed Thy Neighbor, a nonprofit agency with...
Rank this Week: 550

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Former Hillsborough County Teacher Arrested for Child Porn

    Former Hillsborough County Teacher Arrested for Child Porn
    A Hillsborough County teacher resigned Wednesday after he was arrested on child pornography charges. The 68-year-old resigned from his position with the school district following his arrest,  according to a Hillsborough County School…
  • Nov 20

    Port St. Lucie Man Accused of Stuffing Chainsaw in Short

    Port St. Lucie Man Accused of Stuffing Chainsaw in Short
    A Port St. Lucie homeless man was allegedly caught on surveillance video stealing a chainsaw and stuffing it down his pants, according to police reports. The accused apparently stopped in Treasure Coast Lawn Equipment in the 1800 block of…
  • Nov 17

    Overall Crime Rate Down Across the State of Florida

    Overall Crime Rate Down Across the State of Florida
    Our criminal defense lawyers at Whittel & Melton are very pleased to announce that, according to Governor Rick Scott, Florida is on a path to a 44-year crime low. The actual number of crimes across the Sunshine State is showing that crime…
Rank this Week: 487

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 454

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
  • Nov 7

    IRS Rules on Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract

    IRS Rules on Qualified Longevity Annuity Contract
    Many retirees worry about running out of money in their later years. One solution is to hoard money (spend less) today because you might live beyond the average life expectancy. The problem with that solution is that it causes everyone to…
  • Oct 31

    Meaningful Last Word

    Meaningful Last Word
    “Harry” complained to me recently while reading over his estate planning documents. “These seem so…cold….so….’legal’…” he said slowly, searching for the right words. “I…
  • Oct 24

    Pour Over Will

    Pour Over Will
    Last summer Patti and I – along with another couple we are friends with – travelled to Portland Oregon, exploring that wonderful region of the Pacific Northwest. While there, we all took the opportunity to white-water raft the…
Rank this Week: 402

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/
  • Oct 31

    What Should Drivers Keep in Mind on Halloween?

    What Should Drivers Keep in Mind on Halloween?
    This is a very basic and important question to address. What should drivers keep in mind on Halloween?  The key concept to keep in mind is the following: IT’S HALLOWEEN. Yes, this simple statement is the most important thing for…
  • Oct 19

    What are the Issues Involved with Child Injuries Caused by Bicycle Accidents? Legal Rights of Children and Their Familie

    What are the Issues Involved with Child Injuries Caused by Bicycle Accidents? Legal Rights of Children and Their Familie
    In Middleburg, Florida and other Florida communities, there are bicyclists on and near the roads on a daily basis throughout the year.  All drivers should proceed with caution any time that a child is on or near the roadway as a…
  • Aug 14

    What is Excessive Training and Condititoning for High School Football Players?

    What is Excessive Training and Condititoning for High School Football Players?
    Florida summers are just plain hot. When a high school or club runs football practice in August, there are risks of heat exertion injuries and even death to young athletes. Football is well known in the State of Florida as a sport that…
Rank this Week: 476

My Law License

My Law License

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

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

    Your Contribution To Lawyer Suicide

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

    Blawg Review 325.5

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

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

    California Lawyer Christopher J. McCann's "Guest Post."
    A few months ago, actually many months ago, actually shit, it was over a year ago (April, 2012) I received my 389085th request from some one-named marketer on behalf of a lawyer. That lawyer is Christopher J. McCann, who sounds like he's…
Rank this Week: 523

The Legal Conservative

The Legal Conservative

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

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

    Individual Mandate: 2 Lawyers Debate Constitutionality: Introduction

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

    Nice Background on Florida Solicitor General Scott Makar

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

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

    Breaking: Eleventh Circuit Rules Obamacare’s Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional – Forbe
    Breaking: Eleventh Circuit Rules Obamacare’s Individual Mandate is Unconstitutional – Forbes. This is a 300 pg. opinion, so more comments to follow.  11th Circuit decision on Constitutionality of Healthcare Nice Quotes: In sum, the…
Rank this Week: 506

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Legal Marketing for Lawyers

Covers law firm marketing, internet marketing, personal branding, and communication strategies. By David V. Lorenzo's Rainmaker Lawyer.

http://www.legalmarketingforlawyers.com/
  • Mar 8

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing

    How Direct Mail Works in Legal Marketing
    Many attorneys tell me that direct mail doesn't work for legal marketing. I believe this is true FOR THOSE ATTORNEYS. However there is a way to ethically use direct mail to enhance your legal marketing plan. This process is called a…
  • Mar 1

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality

    Law Firm Marketing: Most Valuable Quality
    There is one quality a lawyer can possess that is more valuable than all others when it comes to law firm marketing. That quality is an action orientation. Many attorneys will talk about things they want to do or they will talk about things…
  • Feb 2

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake

    Law Firm Marketing and a Common Mistake
    There is a common law firm marketing misconception that is pervasive among "old school lawyers". I am referring to the school of thought that confuses good law firm marketing with people who scream and shout on television or appear in…
Rank this Week: 592

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer…

Florida Insurance Claims Lawyer Blog

Covers Insurance Law. By the Law Office of Eric H. Luckman, P.A.

http://www.floridainsuranceclaimslawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 4

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider

    "Stranger Liability" For Insurance Provider
    Our Palm Beach insurance claim attorneys noticed a recent interesting insurance law case. The suit, Hull & Co. v. Superior Court, involves "stranger liability," in other words whether a victim can sue the insurance broker who provided…
  • Nov 3

    Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim

    Florida Bad Faith Insurance Claim
    Some insureds parties do not understand the obligation of their insurance providers to act in good faith when they make a claim. These insureds expect that their insurance company will handle their claim honestly and fairly, but what can they…
  • Nov 1

    Motorcycle Accidents: What happens when insurance companies let you down?

    Motorcycle Accidents: What happens when insurance companies let you down?
    According to information released by Florida’s Integrated Report Exchange System, during 2012 there were more than 9,000 accidents involving motorcycles on Florida roadways. In total, 457 drivers and passengers were killed and overall,…
Rank this Week: 708

Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Truck Accident Attorney Blog

Covers Personal Injury Law and Truck Accident Law. Published By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.truckaccidentattorney-blog.com/
  • Nov 30

    Florida Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Chain Reaction Crashe

    Florida Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Chain Reaction Crashe
    A chain reaction crash involving a tractor-trailer in Boca Raton recently led to the shutdown of Interstate 95, South Florida's main thoroughfare, for many hours, according to a recent news story. A commercial truck apparently attempted to…
  • Nov 18

    Florida Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Driver Negligence

    Florida Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Driver Negligence
    A recent truck accident in South Florida resulted in a tractor-trailer rear-ending a bus carrying elementary school students. There were numerous injuries that resulted from the impact. According to a local news report, the driver of the…
  • Nov 16

    What to Do at the Scene of a Florida Truck Accident

    What to Do at the Scene of a Florida Truck Accident
    Few people would know just what to do following a serious Florida truck accident. In fact, a common regret among truck accident victims is not being better prepared for what to do on the scene of the accident. Our Miami truck accident…
Rank this Week: 686

About Florida Law

About Florida Law

Covers Florida estate planning and condo laws. By Sackrin & Tolchinsky.

http://aboutfloridalaw.com
  • Nov 25

    What Associations and Condo Owners Can Do About a Nonpaying Florida Condo Unit Owner

    What Associations and Condo Owners Can Do About a Nonpaying Florida Condo Unit Owner
    In Florida, there may be more nonpaying condo owners causing headaches for condominium associations and their fellow condo owners than any other state in the country.   Our state’s real estate market is still recovering; Florida…
  • Nov 18

    How Florida Condo Owners Can Boot a Bad Condo Manager

    How Florida Condo Owners Can Boot a Bad Condo Manager
    Most Florida condominiums are overseen by property management companies that are hired by the Condominium Association to handle the day to day operations for the condominium. Small Florida condos may have an individual condo manager to manage…
  • Nov 11

    Condo Owners Can Be Fined by Condo Association

    Condo Owners Can Be Fined by Condo Association
    There’s some good news for you if you own a unit in a Florida Condominium: at least you’re not in a Florida HOA! Under Florida law, for whatever reason, a Florida Home Owner Association is able to place a lien on your home if you…
Rank this Week: 900

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • Nov 25

    Should You Include Passwords in Your Florida Will?

    Should You Include Passwords in Your Florida Will?
    As technology increases and increasingly changes, there are many things one must do to adapt to these changes. Drafting a will and estate plan in Florida is no exception. In many cases, bank accounts and other assets are no longer simply on…
  • Nov 20

    Don’t Wait! Start Your Own Florida Business Now!

    Don’t Wait! Start Your Own Florida Business Now!
    One of the most common New Years’ resolutions people make is to find a better job or start their own business. At the same time, most people break their New Years’ resolutions, which is why it may be a good idea to start your…
  • Nov 18

    Flipping Houses in Florida: For Individuals and Businesse

    Flipping Houses in Florida: For Individuals and Businesse
    House-flipping in Florida and throughout the United States has become increasingly popular. There are even entire television channels devoted to shows about people purchasing properties, fixing them up, and then selling them for a profit. If…
Rank this Week: 982

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • Nov 23

    Disgruntled Employee’s Alleged Parting Shot Leads to Federal Indictment

    Disgruntled Employee’s Alleged Parting Shot Leads to Federal Indictment
    It's no secret on this blog that when   employment relationships go sour,   criminal charges can be one potential     result.  Now we have another example, by way of the recent indictment of Arturas…
  • Nov 18

    You’re In the Zone… Of A Massive Punitive Damages Verdict for a Pregnant Manager

    You’re In the Zone… Of A Massive Punitive Damages Verdict for a Pregnant Manager
    On Monday, AutoZone found itself on the wrong end of a $185 million verdict in favor of a former store manager, Rosario Juarez.  Yes, you read that right.  $185 million.  This stunning verdict appears to have been the result of…
  • Nov 13

    The Inbox - Love Me Tinder

    The Inbox - Love Me Tinder
    If you find yourself in the digital dating scene (or the market for highly-valued start-ups for that matter), you are probably familiar with Tinder, the dating app that allows users to identify potential dates with an easy swipe of a finger…
Rank this Week: 1120

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Nov 22

    Telephone Calls from the IRS

    Telephone Calls from the IRS
    In the last week, I have received two messages on my answering machine at home purporting to be from the IRS, advising me that I owe taxes and if I don’t call them back I may be arrested. I’ve also gotten calls from other people…
  • Nov 14

    Waiver of Florida Spousal Homestead Rights by Deed Upheld

    Waiver of Florida Spousal Homestead Rights by Deed Upheld
    Summary: A recent Florida appellate decision finds that the joinder of a spouse on a deed of homestead property to a trust constitutes a valid waiver of homestead rights, even though the deed contains no waiver language. FACTS: Jerome and…
  • Nov 13

    Laches as a Limit on the Duty of a Trustee to Account

    Laches as a Limit on the Duty of a Trustee to Account
    Doris Corya was a trustee (or co-trustee) of four trusts that failed to provide fiduciary accountings to a beneficiary otherwise entitled to receive accountings under Florida law. The failure to account went back many years – the oldest…
Rank this Week: 1181

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Facing a 30-day plus delay for a V.A. medical appointment? You can now apply to see a private provider

    Facing a 30-day plus delay for a V.A. medical appointment? You can now apply to see a private provider
    On November 17, 2014 the Veterans Administration began mailing "Veterans Choice" cards to veterans facing extended wait times for treatment at a V.A. facility. Veterans who qualify for the program will be permitted to seek treatment…
  • Nov 14

    Walk to End Alzheimer'

    Walk to End Alzheimer'
    "Karp's Kommandos" - our attorneys, staff and our families - turned out for the Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 18 in West Palm Beach and October 25 in Jensen Beach. The Alzheimer's Association-sponsored event raises funds for…
  • Nov 12

    New book on the downside of "medicalizing" the aging proce

    New book on the downside of "medicalizing" the aging proce
    Dr. Atul Gawande, the surgeon and author, has just published his newest book, "Being Mortal." The sensitive subject matter has sparked serious debate among physicians, the clergy and the public. Gawande argues that our society has…
Rank this Week: 917

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer…

Florida Securities Fraud Lawyer Blog

Covers securities fraud, investor fraud and Ponzi schemes. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.floridasecuritiesfraudlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1045

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/
Rank this Week: 1158

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/
  • Nov 19

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm

    Certiorari Requires Irreparable Harm
    In Stockinger, et al v. Zeilberger, et al (3D14-550), the Third District dismissed a petition for writ of certiorari for lack of jurisdiction. The court stated explained the requirements for certiorari jurisdiction as follows:To invoke this…
  • Oct 30

    Trust Account Wire Receipts Are Not Privileged

    Trust Account Wire Receipts Are Not Privileged
    In Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas, P.L. v. Simmon (3D14-1543), the Third District addressed whether trust account wire receipts showing transfers to Sweetapple, Broeker & Varkas, P.L. (“the Firm”) are…
  • Oct 30

    Florida Supreme Court Removes County Court Judge From Bench

    Florida Supreme Court Removes County Court Judge From Bench
    Today in Inquiry Concerning a Judge, No. 11-550 RE: Judith W. Hawkins (No. SC12-2495), the Florida Supreme Court considered the recommendations of the Judicial Qualifications Commission with regard to "alleged violations of the Code…
Rank this Week: 1026

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Florida Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure law. By Parker DuFresne.

http://www.florida-bankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure

    Dyck O'Neal Pursues Borrowers with Tainted Foreclosure
    Our own Chip Parker is discussed in an article written by The New York Times about the unlawful debt collection practices by mortgage finance giants like Fannie Mae. "It's bad enough that Fannie Mae and their collectors are pursuing…
  • Nov 4

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?

    Have You Had Problems With Your Mortgage Loan Since the Servicing Was Transferred from Bank of America to Carrington Mortgage Services?
    The servicing of thousands of mortgage loans recently transferred from Bank of America, National Association to Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC. The accounts transferred were part of a Taylor, Bean & Whitaker junk loan portfolio that…
  • Oct 22

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL

    POST FORECLOSURE HELL
    "Post Foreclosure Hell" describes the latest gift to Americans from the banks, FANNIE MAE and FREDDIE MAC. After the massive bail-outs by the American taxpayer, the banks, FANNIE and FREDDIE are now using "deficiency judgments" to collect on…
Rank this Week: 1207

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 17

    Alimony Not Proper If Spouse Lacks the Ability to Pay

    Alimony Not Proper If Spouse Lacks the Ability to Pay
    Sometimes, courts decide to award alimony to one spouse in a divorce based on that spouse having a much smaller income than the other spouse. The 2d District Court of Appeal received a case like this and reversed the trial court's ruling…
  • Nov 10

    Dealing With Timesharing Issues in Long-Distance Situation

    Dealing With Timesharing Issues in Long-Distance Situation
    The case of Anna Krift and Daryl Obenour's child custody battle represents the potential hurdles that can sometimes arise when trial courts attempt creative compromises. The 4th District Court of Appeal recently issued a ruling throwing out a…
  • Nov 3

    Deciding Where a Divorce and Child Custody Case Should (or Can) Be Litigated

    Deciding Where a Divorce and Child Custody Case Should (or Can) Be Litigated
    A woman who took her child and fled an allegedly abusive husband was unable to successfully move her divorce and child custody case to a court in her new home in South Florida. The 1st District Court of Appeal, while openly expressing…
Rank this Week: 861

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Ray Garcia Law Blog

Covers Florida bankruptcy and foreclosure defense.

http://raygarcialaw.com/blog/
  • Nov 16

    Five Reasons to Consider a Short Sale as an Alternative to Foreclosure

    Five Reasons to Consider a Short Sale as an Alternative to Foreclosure
    No homeowner desires foreclosure, but in today’s uncertain economic climate, many people end up losing their homes. Foreclosure proceedings can be drawn-out, stressful, and a tremendous strain on a homeowner’s credit, assets, and…
  • Nov 5

    Miami Bankruptcy: The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

    Miami Bankruptcy: The Benefits of Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
    When bankruptcy becomes inevitable, most people prefer filing Chapter 7 if they are eligible for it. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy case is typically opened and closed within three to six months, and the person generally comes out of it debt-free…
  • Oct 22

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid

    When It Comes to Real Estate, the Details Count: Three Costly Closing Mistakes to Avoid
    In real estate, it is important to get the details right. Mistakes can damage or even kill the deal. Your real estate deal can fall apart right up to the moment of closing. The New York Times tells the story of a closing gone very wrong. The…
Rank this Week: 1174

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
  • Nov 11

    Privacy in a Family Law Case?

    Privacy in a Family Law Case?
    Family court case files are considered public records and are generally made available and accessible to the public. In family law cases involving property division or support, parties are required by the family law rules of procedure to…
  • Nov 7

    Parenting Plan

    Parenting Plan
    In a contested custody case, where a trial judge does not believe that either parent's proposed parenting plan is in the best interest of the child, should the trial judge have discretion to create their own timesharing schedule? A…
  • Nov 3

    Not So Fast - The Wrong Way to Relocate from Florida with a Child

    Not So Fast - The Wrong Way to Relocate from Florida with a Child
    Florida Statutes 61.13001 outlines the steps needed for one parent to relocate from Florida with a minor child. Because of the large change to all involved, this statue has specific steps and deadlines that must be followed, in order to…
Rank this Week: 1066