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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: 41

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: 84

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 27

    Happy Thanksgiving from Cruise Law New

    Happy Thanksgiving from Cruise Law New
    Today we enjoyed a great day in St. Petersburg, Florida at my father-in-law's house. The weather was amazing and our extended families congregated and enjoyed our time together. Our extended family ranges in age from 1 year old to 93 years…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 94

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 90

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    The Government Cannot Knock on any Front Door They Choose

    The Government Cannot Knock on any Front Door They Choose
    I grew up in a great neighborhood, full of kids who liked to play kickball and soccer. Now, when you combine balls and kids, you end up with broken windows, and having to jump fences to retrieve a stray ball. The problem is, some neighbors…
  • Nov 10

    Justice on Appeal Can Be Tough to Find

    Justice on Appeal Can Be Tough to Find
    Many folks familiar with the criminal "justice" system are under the mistaken impression that, should something go wrong with their case, they can always appeal the issue later. There is a sliver of truth to that, but I wouldn't want to get…
  • Nov 7

    Justice vs. Procedure

    Justice vs. Procedure
    It's time for me to stroke you, dear reader. Congratulations for exposing yourself to important justice issues, issues that corporate news networks either do not have the time, or intelligence, to report. And, if you need further stroking,…
Rank this Week: 147

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 26

    3d DCA Watch -- Turkey Trot Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- Turkey Trot Edition!
    I love the bunker this time of year.Everyone wears their brown and gold robes (resplendently!), the coffee maker dispenses beaujolais nouveau (and at the same lukewarm temperature), and the clerks perform a lively reenactment of the Pilgrims'…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 157

Searcy Law Blog

Searcy Law Blog

Features opinions, editorials, and factual reporting in connection with injured victims, defective products, law, drug recall, and other related topics. By Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA.

http://www.searcylaw.com/what-you-should-know/practice-area-blog/
  • Nov 26

    Attention ‘Big Pharma’: The Times They Are a-Changin’

    Attention ‘Big Pharma’: The Times They Are a-Changin’
    In our dominantly digital world, the ability to find anything and everything online not only is enjoyed but also expected. Need to settle a bar bet about who the No. 1-ranked college football team is for the week? Google it. Want to find out…
  • Nov 19

    Converse Catastrophe: Chuck Taylor All Star Doppelganger

    Converse Catastrophe: Chuck Taylor All Star Doppelganger
    Admit it, how many of us covet Converse, that classic American sneaker with a studly sense of style? Teenagers across the country aspired to own a pair of stitched-canvas, thick-laced, rubber-sole shoes synonymous with the greasers of the…
  • Nov 18

    Young Athletes at Risk? Is there a link between crumb rubber and cancer?

    Young Athletes at Risk? Is there a link between crumb rubber and cancer?
    Concerns are growing faster than the grass that used to cover school athletic fields across the country. That’s because more than 10,000 fields now comprise artificial turf mixed with “crumb rubber” – vulcanized tires…
Rank this Week: 239

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 26

    Happy Turkey Day

    Happy Turkey Day
    Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.If you are working today and need a break, check out Judge Martin's 20-page dissent from an en banc denial (another example of no rehearing where the government won).Or if you want a more fun read,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 172

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: 233

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: 201

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Oct 23

    Funny How? Frankie Carbone Sues The Simpson

    Funny How? Frankie Carbone Sues The Simpson
    Actor Frank Sivero has filed a lawsuit against the creators of “The Simpsons,” alleging that Louie, a minor character in the hit cartoon series, is based on his interpretation of the character Frankie Carbone in the 1990 mobster…
  • Oct 8

    What can paralegals do to improve their chances of working at a law firm they want to work at?

    What can paralegals do to improve their chances of working at a law firm they want to work at?
    Conduct some research on the firm at which you seek employment. Some of what you would be asked to do when you are working for a law firm is conduct factual, and legal research. Demonstrating that ability at an interview is impressive.…
  • Oct 6

    Same Sex Marriage Coming to 11 More State

    Same Sex Marriage Coming to 11 More State
    This morning, there was a subtle, but very influential set of rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court today which will have the practical effect of legalizing same sex marriage in five states and opening a path for legalization to a total of eleven…
Rank this Week: 131

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    The Importance of Wearing a Bicycle Helmet in Florida No Matter How Old You Are

    The Importance of Wearing a Bicycle Helmet in Florida No Matter How Old You Are
    Although many children don’t want to wear bicycle helmets because they don’t think they look cool, the law requires children under the age of 16 to wear a bicycle helmet in Florida while riding their bikes. As children turn into…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 347

Disability Insurance Claims Law…

Disability Insurance Claims Law Blog

Discusses short-term and long-term disability cases. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.disabilitylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 360

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.miamiforeclosurelawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Top Regulator Says Banks Meant Well; Evidence Suggests Otherwise

    Top Regulator Says Banks Meant Well; Evidence Suggests Otherwise
    When Thomas J. Curry, top regulator at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, wrote an article outlining standards expected of the banking industry, he opened by noting the charitable work done by banks and insisted that CEOS never…
  • Nov 24

    OCC: Banks Need Better Risk Culture

    OCC: Banks Need Better Risk Culture
    Thomas J. Curry, now the Comptroller of the Currency in the U.S., recently penned an opinion piece on how public trust in banking, vital to a healthy economy, has largely been lost in recent years and how banks must rethink their corporate…
  • Nov 22

    Bank of America Mortgage Meltdown Liability Stands at $91 Billion

    Bank of America Mortgage Meltdown Liability Stands at $91 Billion
    It's been six years since the housing crisis and subsequent Great Recession reared their ugly heads, ultimately revealing extensive banking and mortgage servicing abuses that led us down that path in the first place. In that time, one of the…
Rank this Week: 461

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 27

    Applicable Federal Rates–December 2014

    Applicable Federal Rates–December 2014
    Unofficial only – check IRS sources before using in planning and implementation! Follow @crubincrubin
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 341

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    ON RACE AND RIOTS

    ON RACE AND RIOTS
    On July 12, 1967, Newark, New Jersey erupted into flames and rioting when two white police officers stopped and beat a black cabbie for "passing by them"  in his cab. By July 17, 26 people were dead and more than 725 were…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 536

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Nov 26

    Thanksgiving Safety

    Thanksgiving Safety
    Thanksgiving is one of the biggest cooking holidays of the year. With so much going on in the kitchen and several people trying to help all at once, including younger children, the kitchen can quickly become a danger zone.  The following…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 586

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: 384

Southwest Florida Injury Lawyers…

Southwest Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

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

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

    FMLA Interference and Retaliation Case Sustained by Florida Federal Court

    FMLA Interference and Retaliation Case Sustained by Florida Federal Court
    Federal laws protect injured workers whose medical conditions prohibit them from performing job duties. In a recent case, the plaintiff worked as a training manager in a chain of restaurants owned by the defendant. While employed, the…
  • Nov 17

    Florida Court Analyzes Bridge-the-Gap Alimony

    Florida Court Analyzes Bridge-the-Gap Alimony
    The laws of Florida provide clear guidance in most divorce scenarios.  However, under certain circumstances, the parties’ agreement may not follow the status quo.  In Taylor v. Lutz, an ex-wife sought back alimony payments…
  • Nov 13

    Florida Appeals Courts Disagree Over Loss of Consortium Claim

    Florida Appeals Courts Disagree Over Loss of Consortium Claim
    The impact of a personal injury reaches far beyond the physical suffering of the victim. Family members and spouses often find that their relationships with an injured person suffer greatly. Florida courts have long recognized a claim termed…
Rank this Week: 626

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 623

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence and other criminal offenses in Florida. By the Sammis Law Firm.

http://criminal-defense-attorney-tampa.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 363

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: 259

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

http://floridaip.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 6

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)

    Attorneys Fees Under the Copyright Act? (Good Idea To Have A Contractual Right Also)
    I've previously written about the litigation brought by Yellow Pages Photos ("YPP") against Ziplocal and Yellow Pages Group ("YPG").  YPP proceeded to trial against Ziplocal and YPG.  YPP next sought an award of its attorneys fees…
  • Oct 7

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant

    Attorney Fees Upheld For Prevailing Defendant
    InDyne, Inc. sued Abacus Technology Corp. for copyright infringement relating to Abacus's setting up of a NASA website.  InDyne's allegations were that Abacus used InDyne's software for setting up the NASA website and such usage…
  • Aug 25

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"

    Where To Litigate "Disposable Living-Grass Pet Toilets?"
    Fresh Patch, LLC owns U.S. Patent 8,522,719 directed to a pet toilet continuous delivery and replacement method.  Fresh Patch ("Real Dogs Use REAL Grass") offers a subscription service where they send you a patch of grass each week for…
Rank this Week: 459

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: 410

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: 466

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

Mesothelioma Lawyers Blog

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

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

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

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

    Product Liability -When Can You Seek Emotional Distress Damages?

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

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

    Labor Day: Take A Moment to Remember the Laborers Unknowing Exposed to Asbestos.
    According to Wikipedia, Labor Day is:A United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September, that celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. It was first nationally recognized in 1894 to placate unionists…
Rank this Week: 324

Property Tax in Florida

Property Tax in Florida

Covers property tax law in Florida, including questions relating to valuation, homestead exemptions, agricultural classifications, and how to challenge decisions of the taxing authority. By Sherri Johnson.

http://propertytaxinflorida.com/
  • Aug 22

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2013 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser…
  • Aug 19

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition

    Deadlines for 2012 VAB Petition
    Pursuant to Florida Statute 194.011(3)(d), a petition to a county value adjustment board to challenge the assessment of the value of the taxpayer’s property must be filed no later than 25 days after the Property Appraiser mails out the…
  • Jan 17

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?

    Property Tax Appeals: Should You File a VAB Petition or Go Straight to Court?
    Property owners who would like to appeal their property tax assessments are faced with two choices in Florida – they can file a petition to the county value adjustment board or they can file a lawsuit in circuit court.  Some attorneys…
Rank this Week: 374

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Florida Tax Lawyer Blog

Covers tax controversy, tax planning, IRS voluntary disclosure, and tax evasion. By A. Antonio Tomas, P.A.

http://www.floridataxlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 20

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated

    Taxes for Expats Increasingly Complicated
    It used to be that living overseas - and all the financial and tax implications that come with it - was an acumen that belonged primarily to the super rich. However, our Miami tax lawyers know that is no longer the case, as unemployment here…
  • Jun 15

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year

    Tax Fraud Cases in South Florida Numerous This Year
    Florida tax fraud prosecutions this year have been numerous - and they run the gamut. One involved a former corrections officer, another a hospital worker, another an exotic dancer and yet another a former mayor. Our Miami tax fraud defense…
  • May 24

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal

    Miami IRS Audit Lawyers Talk Tea Party Scandal
    The IRS-Tea Party scandal has rocked Washington, with news that the government tax authority improperly targeted the conservative group for political reasons. Our Miami IRS audit defense lawyers know the reason this controversy has been so…
Rank this Week: 518

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Miami drug, domestic violence, and sex crime news. By the Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas.

http://www.floridacriminallawyer-blog.com/
  • Jun 10

    Florida Doctors Arrested, Facing Criminal Trials for Patient Death

    Florida Doctors Arrested, Facing Criminal Trials for Patient Death
    In a move that is becoming increasingly common, individuals who provide controlled substances to people who later die as a direct result of abusing those drugs are being held criminally responsible for those deaths. Our Miami defense lawyers…
  • Jun 3

    Miami Criminal Suspects Must Submit DNA to Police, Court Rule

    Miami Criminal Suspects Must Submit DNA to Police, Court Rule
    If you are arrested in Miami for a felony or certain types of serious crimes, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police have a right to forcibly withdraw a sample of your DNA. It doesn't matter that you haven't been convicted. It doesn't…
  • May 28

    Florida Teen Consensual Sex Leads to Felony Arrest

    Florida Teen Consensual Sex Leads to Felony Arrest
    Two Florida teenagers engaged in consensual sex. This happens every single day, and no one hardly bats an eye. But in this case, our Miami criminal defense lawyers understand, the two teens are both female. While some might find that…
Rank this Week: 317

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: 255

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: 371

Articles on Immigration -…

Articles on Immigration - International Child Advocacy - Human Rights

By Ama Appiah.

http://lawofficeofamanappiah.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding,…
  • Apr 19

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement

    Americans Abroad Giving Up Citizenship Because of Tax Requirement
    According to the article below, more and more ex patriated Americans are giving up their citizenship because of the tax requirements imposed on them by U.S. tax laws.  Although the number giving up their citizenship is not astounding, the…
  • Apr 18

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain

    Human Rights Violations Continue in Bahrain
    Despite previous reports of reform in Bahrain, the following article reports that human rights violations continue to occur against anti-government protestors and detainees.  Read the full story…
Rank this Week: 488

Florida Abogado de Lesión Blog

Florida Abogado de Lesión Blog

Spanish language blog on auto accidents and personal injuries. By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.abogadodelesionflorida.com/
Rank this Week: 4678

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: 4622

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: 3067

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

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

http://cramerlawcenter.com/blog/
  • Nov 28

    GIVE THANKS NOW AND LATER BY LEAVING A LEGACY

    GIVE THANKS NOW AND LATER BY LEAVING A LEGACY
    It’s that time of year again: The holiday season is in full swing. Hopefully you are planning to spend some time with those you hold most dear. As you prepare your home or pack your bags, we encourage you to consider not only what and…
  • Nov 14

    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAW VS. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT: WHICH WINS?

    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAW VS. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT: WHICH WINS?
    As our faithful readers (and workshop attendees) may recall, Florida homestead law is meant to protect a person’s primary residence from creditors, but its quirks can cause major problems, particularly for a blended family. A recent…
  • Oct 16

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”
    Available on Netflix, “Lullaby” is a movie by Andrew Levitas about a dysfunctional family that is reunited by end-of-life issues.  Jonathan is a young man living on the opposite coast from his wealthy New York family. …
Rank this Week: 3185

Cramer Law Center

Cramer Law Center

Covers Florida estate planning.

http://cramerlawcenter.com
  • Nov 28

    GIVE THANKS NOW AND LATER BY LEAVING A LEGACY

    GIVE THANKS NOW AND LATER BY LEAVING A LEGACY
    It’s that time of year again: The holiday season is in full swing. Hopefully you are planning to spend some time with those you hold most dear. As you prepare your home or pack your bags, we encourage you to consider not only what and…
  • Nov 14

    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAW VS. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT: WHICH WINS?

    FLORIDA HOMESTEAD LAW VS. DIVORCE SETTLEMENT: WHICH WINS?
    As our faithful readers (and workshop attendees) may recall, Florida homestead law is meant to protect a person’s primary residence from creditors, but its quirks can cause major problems, particularly for a blended family. A recent…
  • Oct 16

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”

    MOVIE REVIEW: “LULLABY”
    Available on Netflix, “Lullaby” is a movie by Andrew Levitas about a dysfunctional family that is reunited by end-of-life issues.  Jonathan is a young man living on the opposite coast from his wealthy New York family. …
Rank this Week: 4171

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 28

    Federal estate tax increasing in 2015, but you may still be on the tax hook

    Federal estate tax increasing in 2015, but you may still be on the tax hook
    On January 1, 2015 the federal unified estate and gift tax exemption will increase from $5.34 million per person to $5.43 million. The top tax rate is now 40% on the portion of a taxable estate in excess of the cap. This means you may give…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4893

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/
  • Nov 28

    Before Sailing to Paradise: Know Your Right

    Before Sailing to Paradise: Know Your Right
    Recently, the beleaguered cruise company Carnival launched a new campaign targeting first-time cruisers. Through both digital advertising and social media, Carnival hopes to attract cost-conscious vacationers while dispelling safety concerns…
  • Nov 26

    NTSB Investigations of Aviation Accidents Should Expand Access to Victim

    NTSB Investigations of Aviation Accidents Should Expand Access to Victim
    With a nickname of the "Sunshine State," Florida boasts an ideal climate for aviation. Unfortunately, a higher proportion of licensed pilots and plane owners also means a greater likelihood of accidents. Contrary to popular perception that…
  • Nov 24

    Implications of Changes to the Medicaid-Third Party Liability Statute for Tort Plaintiff

    Implications of Changes to the Medicaid-Third Party Liability Statute for Tort Plaintiff
    After a life-altering event, a victim's focus is generally on recovery and restoring the quality of life before a car accident or a surgeon's malpractice. However, medical bills can quickly escalate into hundreds of thousands of dollars and a…
Rank this Week: 3994

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Nov 28

    A Warning About the Danger of Falling Furniture from Our California Child Injury Law Office

    A Warning About the Danger of Falling Furniture from Our California Child Injury Law Office
    Throughout the year and especially in the holiday season, there is little we are more thankful for than family. As parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and family of the heart, the team at the Brod Law Firm knows that protecting our…
  • Nov 26

    Blackout Wednesday and the Danger of Thanksgiving Weekend DUI Accident

    Blackout Wednesday and the Danger of Thanksgiving Weekend DUI Accident
    The grocery store lines are growing, the highway traffic is picking up, and the holiday sale advertisements are taking over the airways, all signs that the Thanksgiving holiday is fast approaching. Like many of you, we are looking forward to…
  • Nov 25

    Tour Bus Accidents & Liability Under California Law

    Tour Bus Accidents & Liability Under California Law
    Whether getting an overview of one city or enjoying a trip that incorporates multiple stops, tour buses can be a great option. By relieving tourists of the responsibility of driving, tour buses can allow people to truly appreciate the sights…
Rank this Week: 2809

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 28

    Allstate v. Manzo-Pianelli - Permissive User and Umbrella Coverage

    Allstate v. Manzo-Pianelli - Permissive User and Umbrella Coverage
    Umbrella insurance policies can be a great resource for those who have suffered injury as a result of a crash caused by a negligent driver - assuming that driver is covered under the umbrella policy. Umbrella insurance is extra liability…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1594

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Nov 28

    Florida Ranks Poorly in Sealing of Juvenile Record

    Florida Ranks Poorly in Sealing of Juvenile Record
    According to Judge Jay Blitzman, "if you believe in second chances . . . you have to believe in expungement." Our Palm Beach and Broward County juvenile criminal defense lawyers couldn't agree more. If someone makes a mistake during their…
  • Nov 25

    Lessons from the Grand Jury's Decision

    Lessons from the Grand Jury's Decision
    Monday night's announcement that the Grand Jury in Ferguson, Missouri had failed to indict Officer Darren Wilson has sparked confusion throughout much of the legal community as well as protests throughout the United States. Our Palm Beach and…
  • Nov 24

    Man Arrested for False Police Report

    Man Arrested for False Police Report
    There's a naked man with a gun and a bomb in a dumpster -- at least that's what a young man from Boynton Beach called to report to police. Our Palm Beach and Broward County criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert…
Rank this Week: 1123

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Nov 28

    Texas Public Adjusters Accused of Being Runners for Unethical Attorney

    Texas Public Adjusters Accused of Being Runners for Unethical Attorney
    Are some Texas public adjusters criminally and unethically running for some lawyers in Texas? This was the accusation made by an insurance company defense firm in Keeping Pace With Texas Hail Claim 'Case-Runners'. The post noted: There are…
  • Nov 27

    Happy Thanksgiving From Merlin Law Group

    Happy Thanksgiving From Merlin Law Group
    Merlin Law Group would like to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! .
  • Nov 26

    In Memory of Hal Arnold

    In Memory of Hal Arnold
    (Note: This guest blog is by Bruce Kabat, a public adjuster and COO of Adjusters International Colorado) In the spirit of Thanksgiving, many of us are thankful for the memories we’ll forever have of a true professional named Hal…
Rank this Week: 4698

First Party Property Insurance…

First Party Property Insurance Blog

Covers first party property insurance claims. By Todd Legal.

http://firstpartyproperty.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2382