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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/
  • Aug 22

    RIP Pat Davi

    RIP Pat Davi
    Pat Davis, who was married to our former chief judge Edward B. Davis for 52 years, passed away earlier this week.  She was a very private person and did not want a public service, but I thought it was important to post about her as she…
  • Aug 21

    Interview list for Judge Rosenbaum's seat

    Interview list for Judge Rosenbaum's seat
    Yesterday, I posted the link to the JNC's list of interviewees for Judge Rosenbaum's seat.  The Commission decided to interview 15 of the 24 people who applied.  Of those fifteen, 11 are state court judges.  There is a federal…
  • Aug 20

    JNC announces interviews for district bench

    JNC announces interviews for district bench
    Link here: http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/JNC-NOTICE0001.pdfMore to follow soon. 
Rank this Week: 35

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Aug 20

    Fewer Cruise Passengers Sail From Seattle

    Fewer Cruise Passengers Sail From Seattle
    King 5 TV reports that there has been a drop in the number of departures of cruise ship and cruise passengers through Seattle. The video below features the Carnival Miracle which arrived back in Seattle after a cruise to Alaska. 805,000…
  • Aug 19

    Haiti to Charge Royal Caribbean Passengers $2 More to Visit Labadee

    Haiti to Charge Royal Caribbean Passengers $2 More to Visit Labadee
    Haiti-Caribbean News Network reports that Haiti will require Royal Caribbean cruise passenger to pay an extra two dollars to visit the cruise line's "private destination" in Labadee. The extra money, to be paid by the cruise passengers and…
  • Aug 17

    Crew Member Disappears From Independence of the Seas: Why No Mention in the Press or Social Media?

    Crew Member Disappears From Independence of the Seas: Why No Mention in the Press or Social Media?
    A crew member disappeared from Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas earlier in the week. We were first notified of the crew member's disappearance from another crew member who was concerned about the incident. Today we received…
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Aug 21

    11th Grants Hearing in Buju Banton Appeal!

    11th Grants Hearing in Buju Banton Appeal!
    It's unclear the exact procedural posture, but this seems like good news for Buju backers:A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton said Tuesday that a U.S. federal appellate court agreed to a new hearing on his latest appeal.…
  • Aug 20

    3d DCA Watch -- Sorry, We'll Get to that Boring Civil Stuff Next Week!

    3d DCA Watch -- Sorry, We'll Get to that Boring Civil Stuff Next Week!
    The funding came through and they just installed a wash basin/hot tub adjacent to the mechanical room/gym, and one thing led to another, and oh well, that's life in the 305!
  • Aug 19

    Sanctions Motion for Not Proceeding in Arbitration?

    Sanctions Motion for Not Proceeding in Arbitration?
    This nasty dispute between an ex-Steinger, Iscoe attorney and her former PI firm has all the makings of a rollicking ride in district court before Judge D.The judge has already denied a motion to seal the court record, and the defendant has…
Rank this Week: 118

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    PAC

    PAC
    UPDATE: We have the video of Ferguson Officer Go F Yourself, which is how the fine, upstanding, well trained peace officer identified himself while pointing a semi-automatic rifle at an unarmed protestor while telling him- in a clear attempt…
  • Aug 19

    VOTE FOR JUDGE RODNEY SMITH

    VOTE FOR JUDGE RODNEY SMITH
    Before we begin, Monroe County State Attorney Cathy Vogel says we were mistaken and she wasn't the ASA in the murder case we referenced in the prior post.  To that end, we have edited the post to remove any reference to her. Long…
  • Aug 17

    INFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION

    INFORMATION AND DISINFORMATION
    In preparation for the battle of Midway, Admiral Nimitz had a decision to make: did his intelligence code-breakers successfully break the Japanese code and correctly discern that Midway was Japanese Admiral Yamamoto's next target? If Nimitz…
Rank this Week: 146

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

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

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 16

    Florida Bar Family Law Section Moves To File Brief In Same Sex Divorce Appeal

    Florida Bar Family Law Section Moves To File Brief In Same Sex Divorce Appeal
    The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, representing over 4,000 attorneys and affiliate members, has decided to file a brief in a divorce appeal in favor of the right of same sex spouses in Florida to divorce.  The Family…
  • Aug 7

    New Collaborative Divorce Brochure from the IACP

    New Collaborative Divorce Brochure from the IACP
    The International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families work through divorce and other issues privately and respectfully, recently put out a new electronic brochure that explains the…
  • Jul 26

    Tampa Tribune: Florida Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce Case

    Tampa Tribune: Florida Gay Marriage and Gay Divorce Case
    As I wrote in a previous post, a Florida Circuit Court judge in Monroe County (in the Florida Keys) declared that Florida’s ban on same sex marriage is unconstitutional.  Though that ruling was stayed (not put into effect) pending…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 155

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: 188

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/
  • Aug 21

    Recovery of Investment Losses in Catalyst Energy

    Recovery of Investment Losses in Catalyst Energy
    Have you suffered financial losses as a result of your purchase of a Catalyst Energy Limited Partnership? If so, The White Law Group may be able to recover some of your losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firms that…
  • Aug 20

    Recovery of Geneva Exchange Fund TIC Losse

    Recovery of Geneva Exchange Fund TIC Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in a Geneva Exchange Fund tenant-in-common (TIC)? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the…
  • Aug 20

    Investigation into CORE Series 2007 8% Secured Debenture

    Investigation into CORE Series 2007 8% Secured Debenture
    Did you invest in CORE Series 2007 8% Secured Debentures? If so,The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your investment losses. In a letter to shareholders, CORE announced that three apartment complexes, the primary collateral for…
Rank this Week: 186

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: 206

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/
Rank this Week: 210

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

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

    How to Prepare Proof for a Wrongful Termination Suit

    How to Prepare Proof for a Wrongful Termination Suit
    When you’ve been fired or think you might be terminated from your job for reasons you believe are improper, you need to take action to protect your rights. While consulting with an attorney is important, there are a few wrongful…
  • Aug 19

    What Drivers Should Know About Ghost Bike Memorials in South Florida

    What Drivers Should Know About Ghost Bike Memorials in South Florida
    When a fatal car crash occurs, a white cross is often left at the side of the road as a memorial for the deceased driver. Likewise, when a fatal bike crash takes place, a white painted bicycle is often placed at the crash site to represent…
  • Aug 15

    How to Understand Your Ft Lauderdale Truck Accident

    How to Understand Your Ft Lauderdale Truck Accident
    Car accidents between two or more passenger vehicles can be catastrophic, but collisions that involve commercial trucks can be devastating when someone is hurt. Due to a truck’s greater weight, the injuries are far more severe,…
Rank this Week: 178

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Can a Day Care Center Facility That Has Closed Its Door Be Sued for Negligence?

    Can a Day Care Center Facility That Has Closed Its Door Be Sued for Negligence?
    Police: Montco day care worker abused kids Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 4:00 pm | Updated: 7:20 am, Wed Aug 13, 2014. By Matt Coughlin Staff Writer A former Whitpain KinderCare employee allegedly broke the arm of a 1-year-old, struck…
  • Aug 14

    Is a Georgia Day Care Center Liable for the Death of a Child When There are Rule Violations?

    Is a Georgia Day Care Center Liable for the Death of a Child When There are Rule Violations?
    By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network In Brunswick, Georgia and other cities, day care centers are responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the children enrolled in the…
  • Aug 14

    Are Infants at Risk During Sleep Time at Day Care Centers?

    Are Infants at Risk During Sleep Time at Day Care Centers?
    By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network In California and other States, parents depend on day care center to watch over their children while they are at work. Most people recognize that there may be dangers in a…
Rank this Week: 308

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Aug 8

    How to Pronounce SCOTUS Name

    How to Pronounce SCOTUS Name
    Did you ever have trouble pronoucing a Supreme Court case name? Yale's Law School Library and Linguistics Department have developed a tool, including audio, to help correctly pronounce difficult case names. Try it here. Available for Android…
  • Aug 4

    Is the Law Ready for Wearables?

    Is the Law Ready for Wearables?
    From Law Technology News, wereable technology creates potential legal issues. Read more here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Jul 30

    Two excellent iPad document readers are…

    Two excellent iPad document readers are GoodReader and Documents 5 by Readdle. Goodreader is a robust PDF reader that can display books, videos, maps, pictures and more. ReaddleDocs can view Office files, PDFs, images, videos and more.…
Rank this Week: 311

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Jul 29

    Taras Rudnitsky Appointed Chair of The Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee

    Taras Rudnitsky Appointed Chair of The Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee
    Taras Rudnitsky was recently appointed the chair of the Small Claims Rules Committee of the Florida Bar.  The appointment was made by the President of the Florida Bar.  The Small Claims Rules Committee was established to consider…
  • Jul 24

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Receives Excellent Review

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Receives Excellent Review
    Client: Name Withheld by Request Type of Case: Debt Collection Defense Client Review: I was being sued over a debt amount that I did not feel I owed, nonetheless, being involved in a law suit was so traumatic for me that I only wanted to…
  • Jul 17

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed

    Main Street Acquisition Lawsuit Against Our Client Dismissed
    Plaintiff: Main Street Acquisition Corp. Original Creditor: HSBC Bank Nevada, N.A. Plaintiff’s Attorney: Andrew Fleisher, Esq. Plaintiff’s Law Firm: Law Offices of Erskine and Fleisher Case Outcome: Voluntary Dismissal with…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 267

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    In North Carolina, the Insurer Can Waive Its Right to Claim Forfeiture

    In North Carolina, the Insurer Can Waive Its Right to Claim Forfeiture
    Insurance applications are important in the insurance marketplace. Applications are part of the risk analysis insurers make in determining whether they will issue a policy. There is exhaustive case law on issues of misrepresentations,…
  • Aug 21

    Agent Held Responsible for Underinsurance

    Agent Held Responsible for Underinsurance
    I have made it a point to blog about an insured’s responsibility when it comes to obtaining insurance policies and the right kind of coverage. In California, having the sole allegation that a broker or agent didn’t provide the…
  • Aug 20

    Experts - They May Know What To Do and How To Do It - But Do They Know How To Deliver?

    Experts - They May Know What To Do and How To Do It - But Do They Know How To Deliver?
    In a time where expert reports are more the norm than the exception, it’s important to remember that a great expert report is only as good as the expert delivering it. Delivery here is being used in the sense of delivering a timely,…
Rank this Week: 441

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer…

Lakeland Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Looks at 8 Symptoms of a TBI

    Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Looks at 8 Symptoms of a TBI
    Tweet Every year, 1.5 million Americans experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI), ranging from mild concussions to more serious damage that results in death. These injuries occur due to some kind of external force, such as a bike rider…
  • Aug 13

    Negligent Security: When Is the Property Owner Liable?

    Negligent Security: When Is the Property Owner Liable?
    Tweet Sometimes an accident or crime that occurs on another person’s property is more than just “bad luck.” When you are invited onto another person’s property, either explicitly or implicitly (as in the case of a…
  • Aug 6

    Motorcycle Attorney Urges Riders to Watch Out for Left Turn

    Motorcycle Attorney Urges Riders to Watch Out for Left Turn
    Tweet Whether you’re driving a car or riding a motorcycle, you should already know that when you’re making an unprotected left turn (a left turn on a green light without an arrow, or a left turn on a street without ……
Rank this Week: 379

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
  • Aug 15

    Beneficiaries of Trust

    Beneficiaries of Trust
    When a person passes away, he or she oftentimes will leave a trust that names a spouse, child or other loved one as a beneficiary. It might be a lifetime income trust, or sometimes it includes principal distributions as well … Continue…
  • Aug 8

    Too Many Choice

    Too Many Choice
    About twenty years ago, when my wife and I had our first daughter, we hired an au pair from Sweden named Sara. Patti was still working, and we didn’t have family nearby to help with our new infant. You should … Continue reading…
  • Aug 1

    9-11 Memorial Museum

    9-11 Memorial Museum
    A couple of weekends ago, I was in New York City with my wife and youngest daughter. In addition to enjoying Central Park, SoHo, a couple Broadway musicals (Kinky Boots is fantastic!), I had planned a visit to the 9-11 … Continue…
Rank this Week: 511

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer…

Maritime & Boating Accident Lawyer News

Covers boating accident and fishermen injury news. by Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://news.braislaw.com/
  • Aug 13

    Injured Arkansas Cruise Passenger Retains BBR Lawyer

    Injured Arkansas Cruise Passenger Retains BBR Lawyer
    An Arkansas passenger who took a cruise aboard the Carnival Sunshine retained our lawyers after slipping on the Lido Deck. This particular cruise ship is known to our lawyers as having issues with its exterior decks. In this case, the…
  • Jul 9

    Biscayne Bay Boat Accident Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak

    Biscayne Bay Boat Accident Victim Retains Brais, Brais & Rusak
    Our law firm has been retained by a deckhand who was injured while working aboard a recreational boat on Biscayne Bay. Court papers allege our client was cleaning up after a party when the owner of the boat collided with a piling located…
  • Jun 18

    Solstice Crew Member Sues Celebrity Cruises for Back Injury

    Solstice Crew Member Sues Celebrity Cruises for Back Injury
    The cruise attorneys of Brais, Brais & Rusak have brought suit against Celebrity Cruises for their negligence in causing a significant back injury to an Indian crew member who worked as a pastry chef aboard the Celebrity Solstice. The…
Rank this Week: 520

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/
  • Aug 6

    Sex and the Supreme Court

    Sex and the Supreme Court
    As recently as August 6, 2014, the New York Times reported that Justice Ruth Bade Ginsberg has commented on the Supreme Court’s recent decisions, saying that while gay and lesbian rights move ahead, women’s rights have…
  • Jul 24

    Feds Review No-Fly List on Domestic and International Air Travel

    Feds Review No-Fly List on Domestic and International Air Travel
    Yesterday, the government made public the set of internal rules that are used to compile the list of names on the infamous No-Fly list. Now, the right of U.S. citizens to move among and between the States has its roots in the U.S.…
  • Jul 18

    Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down, Not the First Incident of its Kind

    Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Shot Down, Not the First Incident of its Kind
    Unfortunately, the firing of a missile at Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 is not the first, but one many of such incidents. Here is a list: Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 114, a Boeing 727, was shot down on February 21, 1973 when it strayed over…
Rank this Week: 385

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Miami Foreclosure Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy, foreclosure and mortgage mediation. By Bruce Jacobs & Associates, P.L.

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

    Report: Billionaire GOP Donor Forces Argentina to Default

    Report: Billionaire GOP Donor Forces Argentina to Default
    Debt collectors can be brutal, as many U.S. consumers have learned. Over the past couple of years, these agencies have swooped in like vultures, eager for whatever scraps they can pilfer from Americans still struggling to claw their way out…
  • Jul 29

    Report: Debt Collectors After 35 Percent of American

    Report: Debt Collectors After 35 Percent of American
    We all recognize that default on debts is a major problem for many Americans right now. These defaults are on everything from cell phone contracts to mortgages to student loans to hospital bills. These debts are more than a simple hit to a…
  • Jul 24

    Florida Foreclosure Abuse Victims to Receive $18M From Ocwen

    Florida Foreclosure Abuse Victims to Receive $18M From Ocwen
    Claims forms have been sent to some 26,000 Florida residents whose homes were foreclosed upon when Ocwen Financial Services engaged in what Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi characterized as "mortgage servicing misconduct and foreclosure…
Rank this Week: 396

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury, car accident and slip and fall cases. By The Goldstar Firm P.L.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 9

    Florida Boat Theft Claim

    Florida Boat Theft Claim
    As South Florida insurance lawyers we understand that living in South Florida offers year round perfect weather for boaters and the avid fisherman. Many South Floridians hold back no expense when it comes to their vessels and insuring them in…
  • Jul 1

    Making sure that your are protected while driving in South Florida

    Making sure that your are protected while driving in South Florida
    As South Florida auto accident lawyers we are well aware of the pain and inconvenience that can come as a result of being involved in an automobile accident, even more so should the accident be caused by someone else's reckless actions. Aside…
  • Jun 24

    Knowing your rights as a victim of negligence in Florida

    Knowing your rights as a victim of negligence in Florida
    As Florida premise liability lawyers we understand the pain, inconvenience and expense that can come as a result of suffering an injury due to someone else's negligence. These types of claims can be complex and can be at times difficult to…
Rank this Week: 444

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: 426

Maritime Injury Attorney Blog

Maritime Injury Attorney Blog

By Rivkind & Margulies, P.A.

http://www.maritimeinjuryattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 485

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/
  • Apr 17

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act

    Florida Supreme Court: Pregnancy Discrimination Covered by Florida Civil Rights Act
    In Delva v. The Continental Group, Inc. (SC12-2315), the Florida Supreme Court held that pregnancy discrimination is covered by the Florida Civil Rights Act. Justice Pariente wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Quince,…
  • Mar 26

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed

    Dismissal With Prejudice for Discovery Violations Reversed
    In PNC Bank, N.A. v. Duque (4D12-1799), the Fourth District reversed a trial court's order dismissing a complaint with prejudice as a result of discovery violations. In this foreclosure action, the defendant served numerous discovery requests…
  • Mar 18

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion

    Fifth District Affirms and Issues Sanctions Order On Own Motion
    In Badgley v. SunTrust Mortgage (5D13-2500), the Fifth District affirmed the trial court's sanction order and, sua sponte, ordered "order Badgley and her attorney to pay, in equal amounts, the reasonable attorneys' fees and…
Rank this Week: 381

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: 439

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: 360

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Florida Consumer Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida consumer class actions, food and drug recalls, and investment fraud news. By Matthew Seth Sarelson.

http://www.floridaconsumerlawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 12

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out

    Facebook Class Action Plaintiff Wants Out
    Angel Fraley, a Seattle seamstress, claims that Facebook used her image and name to advertise products to her Facebook friends without her permission. She sued the company to make sure it did not happen again and became a lead plaintiff in a…
  • Mar 9

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight

    Debt Collector May Be Put in Check by New Oversight
    According to U.S. News, about 30 million Americans currently have debt being pursued by collections agencies. Thus far, the federal government has had very little oversight of these organizations. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau…
  • Mar 7

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do

    You Should Know What Debt Collectors Can and Cannot Do
    If you have been pursued by debt collectors, you may have been harassed or abused. What you may not know, though, is that debt collector are required to follow certain guidelines. These guidelines, determined by the Federal Trade Commission…
Rank this Week: 326

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenseattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 533

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Andrew D. Stine Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and defenses.

http://www.andrewdstine.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    An Overview of Florida’s Domestic Violence Law

    An Overview of Florida’s Domestic Violence Law
    In Florida, the crime of Domestic Battery can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on whether or not the accused has a prior conviction for battery or the accused falls into one of the special crimes like domestic battery by…
  • Aug 18

    Eavesdropping By Cops Does Not Pay Off In Florida Courtroom

    Eavesdropping By Cops Does Not Pay Off In Florida Courtroom
    The 4th DCA (District Court of Appeals) recently affirmed a lower court’s evidentiary ruling, which may have far reaching exclusions on statements a defendant makes to third parties, when the statements are overheard by others,…
  • Aug 4

    Immigration Law, Deportation and Criminal Conviction

    Immigration Law, Deportation and Criminal Conviction
    If you are in the United States of America as a documented individual without citizenship, also known as a foreign national, you face deportation if you are convicted of a crime in Florida that violates “moral turpitude” or is…
Rank this Week: 977

The Health Law Firm Blog

The Health Law Firm Blog

Covers legal issues impacting health care providers and professionals, including Medicare and Medicaid audits and fraud, pain management regulations, professional licensing, and clinical privileges. By George F. Indest III.

http://www.thehealthlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Has Healthcare Compliance Gone Too Far?

    Has Healthcare Compliance Gone Too Far?
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm From large hospital systems to solo practitioners, there is no escaping healthcare compliance in the industry. The concept of compliance can spark different thoughts in different people. For…
  • Aug 19

    Warning: Texting Patients' Sensitive Information Could Have Serious Consequence

    Warning: Texting Patients' Sensitive Information Could Have Serious Consequence
    By Lance O. Leider, J.D., The Health Law Firm I regularly lecture to residents and interns of local hospital residency programs. I like to discuss life skills for health care professionals that they may not learn in a classroom. At the…
  • Aug 12

    As a Health Care Professional in Florida, You Need to Stay In the Know on Medical Marijuana

    As a Health Care Professional in Florida, You Need to Stay In the Know on Medical Marijuana
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law During the 2014 session, the Florida legislature passed Senate Bill 1030 or the Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act of 2014. The bill was signed…
Rank this Week: 887

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses appeals, drug crimes, sex crimes, violent crimes, and white collar crimes. By Mark Eiglarsh.

http://www.floridacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 21

    “Prosecutors of Ray Allen Intruders Are Following The Law”

    “Prosecutors of Ray Allen Intruders Are Following The Law”
    As a former burglary victim and father of three young children, I especially feel for Ray Allen and his family. I thoroughly understand why they’re demanding the arrest and maximum charge for all intruders who brazenly entered their…
  • Aug 4

    “Parents Now Arrested For Things My Parents Did…Frequently”

    “Parents Now Arrested For Things My Parents Did…Frequently”
    My parents would be deemed career criminals by today’s standards. That’s not to suggest that I believe that they ever committed any criminal acts. It’s just that the things they did with me and my siblings back in the…
  • Jul 14

    Stand Your Ground, Do Felons Still Have That Right?

    Stand Your Ground, Do Felons Still Have That Right?
    Bob Smith reasonably fears for his life.  A man yielding a knife, who is significantly larger than Bob, makes Bob believe that at any moment, he could be stabbed and killed.  Bob chooses not to run for it.  He pulls out a gun…
Rank this Week: 707

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Florida Accident Attorney Blog

Covers premises liability, work related injury claims, and vehicle accident updates. By Chalik & Chalik.

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Brouwer v. Sisters of Charity – Common Knowledge Exception in Medical Malpractice Litigation

    Brouwer v. Sisters of Charity – Common Knowledge Exception in Medical Malpractice Litigation
    The vast majority of Florida medical malpractice cases require early investment in an expert witness who can substantiate assertions that the defendant health care provider breached the acceptable standard of care for his or her field of…
  • Aug 18

    Carman v. Tinkes – Cause of Crash Critical to Damage Recovery

    Carman v. Tinkes – Cause of Crash Critical to Damage Recovery
    In recovering damages for injuries or deaths resulting from an auto accident, details regarding the cause of the crash are going to be critical to determining not only the eligible amount of financial compensation, but whether it can be…
  • Aug 18

    Stratton v. Wallace – Graves Defense in Fatal Crash Case Rejected

    Stratton v. Wallace – Graves Defense in Fatal Crash Case Rejected
    There is a provision of federal law that bars a claim of vicarious liability against rental car companies in cases where a customer/driver negligently causes a traffic crash resulting in injury or death. The so-called “Graves…
Rank this Week: 937

Searcy Mass Tort

Searcy Mass Tort

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

http://www.searcymasstort.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    Covidien and C.R. Bard Could Be Moving Toward Mesh Settlement

    Covidien and C.R. Bard Could Be Moving Toward Mesh Settlement
    Covidien is not one of the large names associated with pelvic mesh lawsuits.  There are 65,000 product liability lawsuits consolidated in a federal court in West Virginia filed by women alleging life-altering complications from…
  • Aug 18

    Popular Acne Medications Can Cause Serious Allergic Reaction

    Popular Acne Medications Can Cause Serious Allergic Reaction
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers that some popular over-the-counter acne medications may cause serious allergic reactions that can limit breathing and cause swelling of the face. The exact ingredients causing the…
  • Aug 14

    DePuy Pinnacle Litigation Update

    DePuy Pinnacle Litigation Update
    The coordinated litigation over Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip implants pending before Judge Kinkeade is also known as MDL No. 2244.  The MDL was established in May of 2011.  Since then, more than 60 million pages of documents have…
Rank this Week: 965

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/
  • Aug 18

    Fatal Fort Myers Hit-and-Run Leads to Arrest

    Fatal Fort Myers Hit-and-Run Leads to Arrest
    Fort Myers police report a 23-year-old pedestrian was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver outside a local club. The 21-year-old driver was caught soon after the crash by police after a witness followed him home and contacted…
  • Aug 16

    Florida Courts Deny Automatic Forfeiture of Coverage for Medical Exam Refusal

    Florida Courts Deny Automatic Forfeiture of Coverage for Medical Exam Refusal
    Anytime an insurance claim is made for injuries relating to a motor vehicle crash, you can bet the insurer is going to question both the nature and extend of any injuries. The primary way this is done is through compulsory medical exam.…
  • Aug 12

    Otero v. Gomez - Florida Bicycle Accident Lawsuit Remanded

    Otero v. Gomez - Florida Bicycle Accident Lawsuit Remanded
    Florida's 3rd District Court of Appeal recently reversed an earlier judgment by a trial court that prevented a bicycle accident victim from proceeding with his case against a property owner. In Otero v. Gomez, the appellate court found the…
Rank this Week: 922

Neufeld Law Firm

Neufeld Law Firm

Covers personal injury, medical malpractice and products liability news.

http://www.neufeldlawfirm.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Back to School Tips: Slow Down!

    Back to School Tips: Slow Down!
    While the delightful smell of barbecued hamburgers and hot dogs still sifts through the air on weekends and plenty of people are still flocking to the beaches, it won’t be too long before everyone starts making way for pumpkin picking…
  • Aug 12

    We all mourn the death of Robin William

    We all mourn the death of Robin William
    We all mourn the death of Robin WilliamsWritten By Jason NeufeldRobin Williams was a genius stand-up comedian, which translated into some of the most memorable roles in film history (Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, the Birdcage). But, as a Juliard…
  • Aug 11

    Help! My Pharmacy gave me the Wrong Prescription

    Help! My Pharmacy gave me the Wrong Prescription
    Every year, more than a million individuals are injured as a result of prescription mistakes. A small number of people even know of the physical risk associated in filling their prescriptions and possible consequences involved due to pharmacy…
Rank this Week: 999

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer…

Florida Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

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

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

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign

    Three Documents Every 18-Year-Old Should Sign
    As most young adults are about to return to college, most parents do not think about the fact that not that their child is 18 they are an adult in the eyes of the law. Deborah Jacobs has written an article on this in Forbes outlining two…
  • Aug 14

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?

    Do I need to go through a lawyer to make a will in Florida or can I use a website like legalzoom?
    You can use a website or create your own will in Florida, but we find that some people do not create valid wills, or create wills that do things other than what they want. We only charge $200 for a will so an online will does not save very…
  • Jul 29

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida

    Dangers of Relying on Joint Accounts for Estate Planning in Florida
    Many people see joint accounts as a cheap and easy way to avoid probate, since joint property passes to the join owner at death, but these accounts can actually be quite risky when it comes to estate planning. Joint ownership of accounts can…
Rank this Week: 654

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: 938

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Stock Broker Attorney Blog

Covers current investigations, opinions and industry news relating to securities arbitration, investment fraud, stockbroker or brokerage firm misconduct. By Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A.

http://www.stockbrokerattorney.com/blog
  • Aug 12

    How to file a UBS Puerto Rico fund lawsuit?

    How to file a UBS Puerto Rico fund lawsuit?
    Losing your life savings because of unsuitable investment advice by your financial advisor can leave you feeling helpless and wondering where to turn. You want answers and justice. A UBS Puerto Rico fund lawsuit may be able to give you both.…
  • Jul 21

    Bond Prices Plummet for Puerto Rico Power Authority

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

    Disciplinary Action Against BlackRock Advisors Recommended by SEC

    Disciplinary Action Against BlackRock Advisors Recommended by SEC
    The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has recommend disciplinary action for possible securities violations, including the failure to disclose conflicts of interest, by BlackRock Advisors.
Rank this Week: 769

Florida Social Security Disability…

Florida Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida construction accidents and workers' compensation law. By Randy Zeldin.

http://www.floridaworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 8

    Expanded Use of Vocational Experts for Mental Impairment

    Expanded Use of Vocational Experts for Mental Impairment
    The Social Security Administration, per the court case of Brock v. Astrue, has issued a ruling requiring a vocational expert to testify in hearings which involve an application for Social Security Disability, based on a "severe" mental…
  • Apr 15

    Social Security Considering Changes to Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Listing

    Social Security Considering Changes to Epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis Listing
    The Social Security Administration has proposed several changes to the "listed" impairments, which can qualify an individual to receive Social Security Disability Income. The listing for "epilepsy", under section 11.02 and 11.03. …
  • Mar 27

    Expedited Social Security for Veteran

    Expedited Social Security for Veteran
    The Social Security Administration has announced that effective March 17, 2014, it will expedited disability claims for veterans receiving VA service-connected compensation benefits and who have a rating of 100% "permanent and total"…
Rank this Week: 952

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

By The Law Offices of Mark A. Kaire, P.A.

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 3

    Greater Speeds Equals Greater Injurie

    Greater Speeds Equals Greater Injurie
    As a Miami Bicycle Accident Lawyer and avid cyclists, I have represented those that have been injured in bicycle accidents and have myself been injured in a bicycle accident.  Accordingly,  I have a good understanding about the…
  • Aug 3

    Medical Malpractice Law Says We Stop Loving After Age 25

    Medical Malpractice Law Says We Stop Loving After Age 25
    Medical Malpractice lawsuits are never easy.  They are usually hard fought, require skilled lawyering, and knowledgeable experts.  However, some claims can never get filed.  Why you ask?  Because among the many…
  • Aug 3

    Scholarship For Victims of Bicycle Accident

    Scholarship For Victims of Bicycle Accident
    At Kaire & Heffernan we have a passion for reprinting individuals that have been injured.  As avid cyclists, we specialize in representing cyclists that have been injured in bicycle accidents.  As parents, we know the…
Rank this Week: 593

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Jessie Lee Miller Freed After 15-Year First Degree Murder Acquittal

    Jessie Lee Miller Freed After 15-Year First Degree Murder Acquittal
    Otto Wright’s first trial for felony first-degree murder ended in a mistrial when a jury couldn’t come to a unanimous decision. But his second trial ended with a guilty verdict when the previously self-proclaimed “look…
  • Jul 8

    Boynton Beach Man Beats Prior Manslaughter Charge Walks Free Again

    Boynton Beach Man Beats Prior Manslaughter Charge Walks Free Again
    David Muringer appears to live a charmed life. The Boynton Beach man was acquitted last month of misdemeanor battery and felony false imprisonment charges just short of a year and a half after he virtually walked away from manslaughter…
  • Jul 1

    Deported Gay Honduran Man Fights to Return to the US to Gain Asylum

    Deported Gay Honduran Man Fights to Return to the US to Gain Asylum
    Italo Morales had lived in Hollywood, Florida for nearly ten years after he fled his native Honduras in 2005. Morales, now 27 years old is gay. He left Honduras nearly ten years ago, following his partner who also bolted from the country due…
Rank this Week: 1018

Black's Law

Black's Law

Roy Black blogs his thoughts, tells his stories and writes his blog to help him think and work out ideas.

http://www.royblack.com/blog/
  • Jul 24

    Bulldogging in Miami

    Bulldogging in Miami
    Naturally I read the legal commentary following Nel's cross of Pistorius. Most lawyers were critical, labeling Nel's sarcasm and bullying as argumentative and thus objectionable in a US court. While I generally agree with those observations,…
  • May 31

    Be Like LeBron

    Be Like LeBron
    Last night I watched the Miami Heat crush the Indiana pacers to win the Eastern Conference Finals. This victory was notable for two reasons: the Pacers were designed to beat the Heat and their defense specifically created to stop LeBron…
  • May 27

    Risky Busine

    Risky Busine
    At the last NBA All-Star game SAP unveiled a player-efficiency software program called SportVU. It records every movement of a player during a game. It plots 792,000 data points -- shooting, rebounding, defensive efficiency, spacing on the…
Rank this Week: 655

Appealing Decisions

Appealing Decisions

Covers appellate opinions and practice in Florida and elsewhere. By Jennifer R. Dixon.

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

    Failure to Preserve Error Costs Plaintiff a New Trial

    Failure to Preserve Error Costs Plaintiff a New Trial
    Preservation of error is an issue that is discussed so frequently by appellate lawyers that it tends to be met with eye rolls by other lawyers. However, we keep talking about preservation of error because it is one of few … Continue…
  • May 15

    Late-Filed Civil Appeals a Nonstarter

    Late-Filed Civil Appeals a Nonstarter
    What should a civil litigant do when he or she is made aware of the entry of a final judgment after the expiration of the appeal period?  The First District Court of Appeal reminds us in an opinion issued in Sharpe v.…
  • Apr 28

    Addressing Preservation of Error

    Addressing Preservation of Error
    One of the more difficult topics to broach with a litigant who is consulting regarding an appeal is the issue of “preservation of error.”  At its core, the appellate process is concerned, not with who was right and who was…
Rank this Week: 846