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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/
  • May 6

    Norovirus Spreads by Air on Cruise Ship

    Norovirus Spreads by Air on Cruise Ship
    Researchers in Canada have concluded that norovirus can spread by air, according to a publication in the highly respected Clinical Infectious Diseases. Eight doctors participated in a study of norovirus and determined that norovirus can be…
  • May 6

    Passenger Missing After MSC Magnifica Calls on Katakolon

    Passenger Missing After MSC Magnifica Calls on Katakolon
    A reader of Cruise Law News has notified me that a French passengers, age 86, is missing after the MSC Magnifica called on the port of Katakolon yesterday. The passenger's wife visited the Ancient Olympia during an excursion. But when she…
  • May 5

    U.S. Couple Murdered in U.S. Virgin Island

    U.S. Couple Murdered in U.S. Virgin Island
    The Associated Press reports that an elderly couple from the Unites States who were vacationing in the U.S. Virgin Islands was killed yesterday. They were found stabbed to death in a rental home in the Sapphire Bay resort area of…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • May 6

    Fifty Shades of the 3d DCA, With "Most Effective Lawyers" Jeffrey Sloman and Allan Kaiser

    Fifty Shades of the 3d DCA, With "Most Effective Lawyers" Jeffrey Sloman and Allan Kaiser
    My mind wanders. I meant "twenty PCAs from the 3d DCA today." Actually, you could call it twenty-one because Philip Morris USA, Inc., vs. Antonio Cuculino holds thusly:The remaining issues raised by Philip Morris do not merit discussion. …
  • May 6

    Your 3d DCA Watch Will Be Slightly Delayed!

    Your 3d DCA Watch Will Be Slightly Delayed!
    What can I say, I'm busy!!It'll be up probably tomorrow.
  • May 5

    Inside Holland & Knight's "Cuba Action Team"!

    Inside Holland & Knight's "Cuba Action Team"!
    Is it bad for President Obama to seek to normalize relations with Cuba but ok for colleagues and law firms to profit from the process?Bloomberg takes a look at H&K's "Cuba Action Team":Big Law Business: What is the Cuba Action Team…
Rank this Week: 85

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida…

Legal Scoop on Southwest Florida Real Estate

Covers real estate and environmental issues in Southwest Florida. By Henderson Franklin.

http://www.legalscoopswflre.com/
  • Apr 9

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project

    How to Pay Twice for Your Construction Project
    I know what you’re thinking. No sensible person would ever pay twice for a construction project. But the following scenario is, unfortunately, an all-too common reality for many property owners: One day, you’re enjoying the view…
  • Apr 2

    Best Practices for Landlord

    Best Practices for Landlord
    Are you a landlord? It’s a good position to be in, whether you’re a commercial landlord or a residential one. You can build equity in real estate and generate cash flow. Who doesn’t like that? As a landlord, you’ve…
  • Mar 6

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act

    What to Expect Following the Sunset of the Protecting Tenants at Foreclose Act
    On May 20, 2009, President Obama signed into law the Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (the “Act”). The Act was created during the height of the foreclosure crisis as a temporary measure to protect tenants who entered…
Rank this Week: 79

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: 103

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 89

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: 113

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: 123

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/
  • May 6

    "There is no support for the assertion that Watkins had a First Amendment right to sing any sort of song in the post office lobby while standing in the service line."

    "There is no support for the assertion that Watkins had a First Amendment right to sing any sort of song in the post office lobby while standing in the service line."
    That's the conclusion in this 11th Circuit unpublished decision, which starts out:This case ensued after plaintiff-appellant Eric Watkins was asked to leave a post office and was denied service because he refused to stop singing. Watkins…
  • May 5

    GUEST POST BY BRIAN TOTH ON USA v. QUARTAVIOUS DAVIS

    GUEST POST BY BRIAN TOTH ON USA v. QUARTAVIOUS DAVIS
    Brian Toth wrote the following Guest Post on the en banc Davis case:The Eleventh Circuit Decides United States v. Davis En BancIn a decision that didn’t much matter for the individual defendant but mattered greatly for how law…
  • May 4

    May the 4th be with you

    May the 4th be with you
    Nerd out!Okay, now that that's out of the way, check out this front page article from the Washington Post about the aging prison population:Harsh sentencing policies, including mandatory minimums, continue to have lasting consequences for…
Rank this Week: 162

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: 183

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: 175

My Law License

My Law License

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

http://mylawlicense.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The Tech Train Missed The Courtroom Lawyers Stop

    The Tech Train Missed The Courtroom Lawyers Stop
    The legal profession has given themselves to the tech vendors. Their influx to everything lawyer has been successful, causing anyone in state Bar and Bar association leadership to advocate that we all must "embrace technology or die." It's…
  • May 2

    Should Asian Women Stick To Massages?

    Should Asian Women Stick To Massages?
    Lawyer Jeena Cho (Asian woman pictured) is a San Francisco Bankruptcy Lawyer involved in the "Mindfulness" movement for lawyers. I have no interest in the "Mindfulness" movement and have no problem making fun of whatever it is. I…
  • 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,"…
Rank this Week: 214

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS

    MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS
    User Actions FollowingDavid OvalleVerified account‏@DavidOvalle305I've heard chatter on Judge Veronica Diaz, who was noticeably not herself when she took the bench Monday. Another judge soon relieved her.User…
  • May 1

    DR. LENNY HABER HAS PASSED AWAY

    DR. LENNY HABER HAS PASSED AWAY
    Some obituaries are hard to write. This is one of them. Dr. Lenny Haber, a forensic psychologist who handled cases in the REGJB for decades was more than just a professional acquaintance, he was a friend. As a young an inexperienced…
  • Apr 29

    SCOTUS AFFIRMS FLORIDA BAN ON DIRECT SOLICITATIONS FROM JUDICIAL CANDIDATES

    SCOTUS AFFIRMS FLORIDA BAN ON DIRECT SOLICITATIONS FROM JUDICIAL CANDIDATES
    In an opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts, a sharply divided court, by plurality, affirmed a Florida Supreme Court ruling upholding Canon 7C(1) banning personal solicitation of campaign funds by judicial candidates.  Lanell…
Rank this Week: 212

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/
  • May 3

    IRS Plans to Shift Risk of Withholding Agent Fraud to the Taxpayer for Foreign Withholding

    IRS Plans to Shift Risk of Withholding Agent Fraud to the Taxpayer for Foreign Withholding
    Chapter 3 of the Internal Revenue Code requires payors (and recipients) of certain types of U.S. source income to withhold tax if the beneficial owner or recipient is a non-U.S. person for income tax purposes. Chapter 4 also imposes similar…
  • Apr 30

    Florida Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages, At Least When the Time Comes for Divorce

    Florida Recognizes Same-Sex Marriages, At Least When the Time Comes for Divorce
    A same-sex couple were married in Massachusetts in October 2012. They later moved to Florida, and one of the spouses filed a petition for dissolution of marriage in Florida, even though Florida does not recognize same-sex marriages. The Full…
  • Apr 24

    FBAR Case Rules on Unknown Issue

    FBAR Case Rules on Unknown Issue
    A recent FBAR decision weighs in on some unknown and uncertain penalty issues relating to failure to file FBARs. These issues include: a. Definition of Reasonable Cause. The penalty for failure to file an FBAR will not apply if the taxpayer…
Rank this Week: 232

The Florida Legal Blog

The Florida Legal Blog

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

http://www.floridalegalblog.org/
Rank this Week: 240

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

The Florida Jury Selection Blog

Covers voir dire, cause challenges, juror concealment, non-verbal behavior, and peremptory challenges. By Robert W. Kelley.

http://www.juryblog.com
  • Apr 9

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire

    Fundamental Error to Restrict Lawyer’s Questions During Voir Dire
    A trial judge is Vero Beach was reversed last week for restricting defense counsel’s questions during jury selection. The defense lawyer in the case had been forced by the judge into going to trial without his client being…
  • Jan 30

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel

    How to Save a Potentially Contaminated Jury Panel
    During jury selection in a civil trial a prospective juror stated in open court that he was familiar with one of the defendant’s expert medical witnesses. The juror said the expert had “kind of screwed-up my dad’s…
  • Sep 11

    Failure to Conduct Juror Background Check During Trial May Constitute Lack of Due Diligence

    Failure to Conduct Juror Background Check During Trial May Constitute Lack of Due Diligence
    The Third District Court of Appeal recently held that the failure of trial counsel to perform background checks during trial on the members of the jury  – as was suggested by the judge be done during this trial  – may constitute a lack…
Rank this Week: 252

Psychology and Mental Health Law…

Psychology and Mental Health Law Blog

Covers health law, psychology and mental health law. By George F. Indest III, P.A.

http://mentalhealthlawblog.wordpress.com/
  • Nov 25

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

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and other psychotherapists, because of the nature of their professions, will often…
  • Nov 25

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

    Mental Health Professionals Need to Know How To Handle Difficult Patients – Part 1
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and other psychotherapists, because of the nature of their professions, will often…
  • Oct 3

    Your Professional Therapist License Is a Valuable Asset; Insure It!

    Your Professional Therapist License Is a Valuable Asset; Insure It!
    By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law Time and time again, I am contacted by mental health counselors, social workers, and other therapists who have worked hard for years, have ……
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • May 6

    LPL Financial Sanctioned for Supervisory Failure

    LPL Financial Sanctioned for Supervisory Failure
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), it has entered into a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”) with brokerage firm LPL Financial LLC for supervisory failures in a number of…
  • May 1

    FINRA Fines RBC for Reverse Convertibles Sale

    FINRA Fines RBC for Reverse Convertibles Sale
    According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), RBC Capital Markets, LLC (“RBC”) has agreed to a Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (“AWC”) concerning its sales of complex reverse…
  • Feb 16

    Securities Clawback Actions May be Subject to Arbitration Clause

    Securities Clawback Actions May be Subject to Arbitration Clause
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit recently held that “clawback actions brought by court-appointed receivers are not categorically exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act.”  Wiand v. Schneiderman,…
Rank this Week: 262

Florida International Law Blog

Florida International Law Blog

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

http://boyerlawfirmblog.com/
  • May 5

    Attorney Boyer Attended FL Chamber’s International Day

    Attorney Boyer Attended FL Chamber’s International Day
    The above video was posted on YouTube by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, who recently hosted the 2015 International Days, which Attorney Boyer attended and assisted at. Attorney Boyer is a Board Certified Expert in International Law. As a…
  • Apr 30

    Immigration Assessment Appointment

    Immigration Assessment Appointment
    Boyer Law Firm, P.L. offers an immigration assessment appointment in order to aid foreign individuals who would like to move to Florida or the United States. Do you want to move to the United States, but you are not sure what visa you qualify…
  • Apr 28

    A Florida Trust May Protect Your Heirs from a Large Estate Tax

    A Florida Trust May Protect Your Heirs from a Large Estate Tax
    A Florida trust is an estate planning document that has many benefits, including tax benefits. A Florida trust can own many different types of property, such as a business, a house, a commercial property, bank accounts, brokerage accounts,…
Rank this Week: 319

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 312

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

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

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 4

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime

    Flakka: The Increasingly Popular Synthetic Drug Behind Odd Crime
    In the last few months, an increasingly popular synthetic designer drug called flakka has been the culprit of many strange and bizarre crimes. One man ran nude through a Florida neighborhood, tried to have sex with a tree and told police he…
  • Apr 29

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction

    Hernando County Detention Deputy Allegedly Involved in Illegal Narcotics Transaction
    A Hernando County detention deputy has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending the outcome of an investigation after he was arrested, along with his girlfriend, in an alleged illegal narcotics transaction. The man, 41, has…
  • Apr 28

    Lakeland Man Jailed on Child Sex Charge

    Lakeland Man Jailed on Child Sex Charge
    The Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 31-year-old Lakeland man and charged him with raping two children. The man is currently being held in the Polk County Jail. Authorities allege the man sexually assaulted two children, aged 10…
Rank this Week: 363

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Givens Law Group Family Law Blog

Covers all aspects of Family Law in Florida.

http://www.familylawfirmflorida.com/Blog_System/Recent_Blog_Posts/RSS.xml
  • May 4

    Partial Settlement Agreements, part 2

    Partial Settlement Agreements, part 2
    Recently, in the case of Porter v. Porter, the Second District Court of Appeal decided an issue regarding a partial settlement agreement in a family law case. In this case, the husband and wife had two vehicles, a Malibu and an Acadia.…
  • Apr 28

    Alimony Reform

    Alimony Reform
    One of the most highly followed bills in the 2015 Florida Legislative session, (by Family Law attorneys), is regarding alimony reform. Currently (as of April 28, 2015), there are similar, but different bills in both houses of the Florida…
  • Apr 27

    Partial Settlement Agreements, part 1

    Partial Settlement Agreements, part 1
    At some point in almost every divorce case, you and your spouse will attend a settlement or mediation conference. The purpose of attending such a conference is to settle the case and avoid the expense and stress of a trial. While most…
Rank this Week: 280

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Miami Real Estate Attorney Blog

Covers foreclosures, loan modifications and short sales. By Alvarez & Barbara, LLP.

http://www.miamirealestateattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 263

Maritime Injury Attorney Blog

Maritime Injury Attorney Blog

By Rivkind & Margulies, P.A.

http://www.maritimeinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • May 6

    Should You Fear Danger of Sexual Assault While On A Cruise Ship?

    Should You Fear Danger of Sexual Assault While On A Cruise Ship?
    I've been handling maritime cases since 1983, with a primary focus involving cruise ship litigation. I would say during the initial decade of my practice, we came across very few cases involving sexual assaults. As the cruise ship industry…
  • May 6

    Water Safety Tip

    Water Safety Tip
    As a maritime attorney, I have seen way too many cases involving drownings. My cases have not been limited to drownings on cruise ships. I have handled drownings in private pools, drownings in the ocean behind resorts, as well as drownings at…
  • Jan 5

    Another Drowning Onboard A Cruise Ship Again Cries Out For Requiring Lifeguards Aboard Cruise Ship

    Another Drowning Onboard A Cruise Ship Again Cries Out For Requiring Lifeguards Aboard Cruise Ship
    Over the weekend I was sad to hear of yet another drowning in a swimming pool aboard a cruise ship where there were no lifeguards present. This tragic event occurred shortly after the cruise ship Oasis of the Seas sailed on it way for what…
Rank this Week: 775

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer…

Jacksonville Bankruptcy Lawyer Blog

Covers bankruptcy and foreclosure issues in Florida. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillebankruptcylawyerblog.com/
  • May 6

    Chapter 7 and Administrative Fee

    Chapter 7 and Administrative Fee
    In many Chapter 7 bankruptcies where the Trustee determines there are assets, the Trustee can collect administrative fees at the close of the bankruptcy case. You are probably first wondering what are administrative fees and what do they mean…
  • Apr 30

    Can I file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

    Can I file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?
    If you are deciding whether you should file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy or not, the first question that needs to be answered is do you qualify? Whether a person can file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy almost entirely depends on their current income and…
  • Apr 20

    Your Tax Refund and Bankruptcy

    Your Tax Refund and Bankruptcy
    As tax season comes to an end, many of my bankruptcy clients want to know whether they can keep their tax refund. The answer is it depends. It depends on when you filed your bankruptcy,     how much your refund is, what…
Rank this Week: 430

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
  • May 6

    FINRA fines LPL Financial $11.7 million for 'widespread supervisory failures'

    FINRA fines LPL Financial $11.7 million for 'widespread supervisory failures'
    FINRA has ordered LPL Financial to pay $10 million in fines and $1.7 million in restitution for "widespread supervisory failures" related to certain ETF, variable annuity, mutual fund and non-traded REIT transactions and $1.7 million in…
  • Apr 30

    Sample Practices that Create Firm Liability for Customer Investment Losse

    Sample Practices that Create Firm Liability for Customer Investment Losse
    Securities firms and brokers can't always "blame it on the market" when it comes to investor losses. In addition to state and federal securities laws, FINRA rules impose obligations upon securities firms and brokers. In particular, FINRA…
  • Apr 28

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Former Wells Fargo Broker Who Ran Miami Nightclub

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Involving Former Wells Fargo Broker Who Ran Miami Nightclub
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims regarding Aaron Robert Parmether (CRD #2546369, Fort Lauderdale, FL), also known as Ron Parmether. Parmether recently submitted an AWC in which he was barred from association with any FINRA member in any…
Rank this Week: 839

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • May 6

    Geographic Considerations and Imputing Income in Florida Child Support Case

    Geographic Considerations and Imputing Income in Florida Child Support Case
    When a parent voluntarily chooses not to work, or to take a job that is below his or her true professional ability, the law calls for the courts to ascertain what that parent's true earning capacity is in order to assess the proper amount of…
  • Apr 28

    Florida DCA Rules that Full Faith and Credit Clause Requires Trial Court to Hear Same-Sex Divorce Case

    Florida DCA Rules that Full Faith and Credit Clause Requires Trial Court to Hear Same-Sex Divorce Case
    In the most recent case involving same-sex couples who married in other states and seek to divorce in Florida, the 2d District Court of Appeal concluded that a southwest Florida trial court was wrong to dismiss a woman's dissolution of…
  • Apr 21

    Invalidating a Prenuptial Agreement in Your Florida Divorce

    Invalidating a Prenuptial Agreement in Your Florida Divorce
    One of the more popular celebrity news stories of this spring has involved the impending divorce of renowned chef and Food Network TV star Bobby Flay, who filed to end his decade-long marriage to actress Stephanie March. According to a…
Rank this Week: 542

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/
  • May 6

    Are Takata Vehicle Airbag Replacements Safe?

    Are Takata Vehicle Airbag Replacements Safe?
    Japanese Company Says ‘Yes,’ While NHTSA ‘Continues To Examine the New Batch’ The jury is out on whether Takata’s replacement airbag systems are safer than the 17 million recalled for dangerously exploding inside…
  • May 5

    The EndDD Program — End Distracted Driving – Save Live

    The EndDD Program — End Distracted Driving – Save Live
    We see it every day in the clients tragically injured in car crashes; family members who have lost members of their family to the careless driving of another; and those whose lives will be forever shattered by an automobile accident so…
  • Apr 29

    Fatigue at the Wheel – Truckers and their 18,000 pound machine

    Fatigue at the Wheel – Truckers and their 18,000 pound machine
    You have been there. Catch yourself getting more fatigued with each mile post that goes by you on the highway. It is dangerous and if you are smart, you pull over and rest; for the night, at least for several hours. Why? You are as impaired…
Rank this Week: 692

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: 595

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

Kaire & Heffernan Blog

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

http://www.kairelaw.com/blog/
  • May 5

    It’s Time for Miami to Take Cyclist Safety Seriously

    It’s Time for Miami to Take Cyclist Safety Seriously
    Tweet #VisionZero305 to Push City Leaders Toward Cyclist Safety You got me, Miami. Web-savvy and news-shrewd as I try to be, you got me. I suppose April and Google have at least this much in common: they’re snares for our inner…
  • Apr 20

    Top General & Specialty Hospitals in Miami

    Top General & Specialty Hospitals in Miami
    Bascom Palmer Eye Institute The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is evidence that good things can come in small packages.  The U.S. News & World report ranked this small hospital as not just the # 1 medical facility in South Florida, but…
  • Apr 6

    Special MRI Used To Predict Chronic Pain Following A Whiplash Injury

    Special MRI Used To Predict Chronic Pain Following A Whiplash Injury
    Whiplash-associated disorders from car accidents affect more than 4 million Americans annually, harming their quality of life and costing an estimated $30 billion for medical/rehabilitative care per year.  Yet, insurance companies…
Rank this Week: 629

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
  • May 4

    Family Dermatology, P.C. Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case

    Family Dermatology, P.C. Agrees to Settle False Claims Act Case
      According the U.S. Department of Justice, Family Dermatology, P.C. (“Family Dermatology”), based in Lilburn, Georgia, has agreed to settle allegations that it violated the Stark Law and False Claims Act.  The…
  • Apr 30

    Texas Hospital Settles False Claims Act and Stark Law Case

    Texas Hospital Settles False Claims Act and Stark Law Case
    According to the Department of Justice, Citizens Medical Center (“Citizens”) located in Victoria, Texas has agreed to pay $21.75 million to settle a qui tam case brought by three whistleblowers alleging violations of the False…
  • Apr 29

    Government Intervenes in HCR ManorCare Qui Tam Suit

    Government Intervenes in HCR ManorCare Qui Tam Suit
    According to the Department of Justice, the federal government has filed a consolidated complaint intervening in three whistleblowers’ qui tam lawsuits alleging that HCR ManorCare and its affiliates violated the False Claims Act.…
Rank this Week: 858

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

South Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers auto accidents and consumer product recalls. By Freeman Injury Law.

http://www.southfloridainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • May 4

    $63M Defective Product Verdict Affirmed in Child Injury Case

    $63M Defective Product Verdict Affirmed in Child Injury Case
    The case of Reckis v. Johnson & Johnson is a victory not just for a young girl and her family, who endured unimaginable suffering and whose lives have been forever altered, but also for consumers nationwide. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial…
  • Apr 29

    $64.5 Million Verdict for Man Injured in Florida Construction Accident

    $64.5 Million Verdict for Man Injured in Florida Construction Accident
    A man who was severely injured after a building collapsed on him at a Florida construction site was awarded $64.5 million by a jury in Hillsborough County recently. According to the Tampa Bay Times, plaintiff in Matthews v. Mosaic Fertilizer,…
  • Apr 24

    Carlson v. Town of South Kingstown – Sporting Event Liability

    Carlson v. Town of South Kingstown – Sporting Event Liability
    Spectator sports are a year-round form of entertainment here in Florida, whether it’s minor league baseball or hockey tournaments or auto racing. Many parents and students also enjoy attending school sporting events, and for the most…
Rank this Week: 465

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/
  • May 4

    1 Million Vehicles Recalled in a Single Week for Safety Issue

    1 Million Vehicles Recalled in a Single Week for Safety Issue
    In a single week recently, nearly 1 million vehicles were recalled in half a dozen recalls issued in a single week – three of those on the same make/model vehicle, the 2014 Ford Fusion. Some 520,000 of those popular vehicles reportedly…
  • May 1

    UIM Coverage for Pedestrian Accident

    UIM Coverage for Pedestrian Accident
    Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is good for everyone to have, even in cases of bicycle and pedestrian accidents. This type of coverage makes up the difference between an injured person’s losses and the amount covered by the…
  • Apr 29

    Hurtado v. Desouza – $1 Million Florida Injury Verdict Reversed

    Hurtado v. Desouza – $1 Million Florida Injury Verdict Reversed
    A Florida appeals court recently reversed a $1 million car accident lawsuit verdict after applying the newest standard for harmless error in civil cases. Throughout this car accident lawsuit, Hurtado v. DeSouza ,were numerous references to…
Rank this Week: 643

Blog Droit International par…

Blog Droit International par Cabinet d'Avocat Francophone de Floride

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

http://avocatflorideblog.com
Rank this Week: 768

A Child is Missing

A Child is Missing

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

http://joelbrandes.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Mendoza v. Pascual, 2015 WL 1880309 (S.D.Ga.)

    Mendoza v. Pascual, 2015 WL 1880309 (S.D.Ga.)
    [Mexico] [Federal & State Judicial Remedies][Temporary Restraining Order] In Mendoza v. Pascual, 2015 WL 1880309 (S.D.Ga.) Petitioner filed a Petition Under the Hague Convention Seeking Return of the parties Child to Petitioner in Mexico…
  • May 1

    Alcala v. Hernandez, 2015 WL 1893291 (D.S.C.) [Mexico] [Federal & State Judicial Remedies][Testimony by Video]

    Alcala v. Hernandez, 2015 WL 1893291 (D.S.C.) [Mexico] [Federal & State Judicial Remedies][Testimony by Video]
    In Alcala v. Hernandez, 2015 WL 1893291 (D.S.C.) the Petitioner, a citizen of Mexico currently residing in Cosolapa, Oaxaca, Mexico, brought the federal court action to secure the return of his two  children, F.C.G., his nine-year old…
  • May 1

    Pliego v. Hayes, 2015 WL 1893426 (W.D.Ky.)[Turkey] [Costs and expenses]

    Pliego v. Hayes, 2015 WL 1893426 (W.D.Ky.)[Turkey] [Costs and expenses]
    In Pliego v. Hayes, 2015 WL 1893426 (W.D.Ky.) the court granted Petitioner’s request for an Order directing that the parties' minor child be returned to Turkey. The petitioner filed a motion for attorneys fees requesting attorney's…
Rank this Week: 819

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Published By Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A.

http://www.miamipersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 1

    Miami Premises Liability Attorneys Discuss Balcony Collapse

    Miami Premises Liability Attorneys Discuss Balcony Collapse
    A balcony collapse occurring in 2013 made headline news when 33 people were injured, two of them seriously, in Miami.  The accident occurred when the deck of a popular waterfront restaurant suddenly collapsed as over 100 people gathered…
  • Apr 28

    A Guide to Wrongful Death Cases in Florida

    A Guide to Wrongful Death Cases in Florida
    Each year, about 32,000 individuals are killed in car accidents across the nation.  Florida is home to over 2,000 deaths a year, making it one of the most dangerous states for drivers.  Fatal car accidents often involve the use of…
  • Apr 7

    Miami Car Accident Attorneys Report:  21 Year Old Woman Killed in I-95 Rollover Crash in Broward

    Miami Car Accident Attorneys Report:  21 Year Old Woman Killed in I-95 Rollover Crash in Broward
    On Saturday, March 7, a 21 year old woman from Miami was killed after the van in which she was a passenger overturned on a ramp between Interstate 95 and Interstate 595 in Broward County.  The young victim was one of five people riding…
Rank this Week: 423

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Apr 30

    Toddler's Pool-Drowning Underscores Need for Pool Safety Procedure

    Toddler's Pool-Drowning Underscores Need for Pool Safety Procedure
    On April 25, 2015, a 20-month-old toddler tragically drowned in an inflatable pool in Ocala, Florida. Media reports claim that the toddler's mother found him floating face down in the water, on his side. The risk of drowning is a real danger…
  • Apr 21

    Three Passengers Medevaced Off Holland America Cruise Ship to Miami Area Hospital

    Three Passengers Medevaced Off Holland America Cruise Ship to Miami Area Hospital
    Three passengers aboard a Holland America cruise ship Ryndam were medevaced to Miami-area hospitals Monday night due to unrelated medical emergencies. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue revealed that one passengers sustained a leg injury, another…
  • Apr 19

    Carnival Cruise Passenger Killed in Jet Ski Crash

    Carnival Cruise Passenger Killed in Jet Ski Crash
    It is being widely reported that a Carnival cruise passenger was killed in a Jet Ski crash during an excursion in the Cayman Island. The passenger was 31-year-old Robert Cole from Virginia. Media outlets confirm Cole and his travel…
Rank this Week: 730

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers…

Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents and road safety. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Illness, Injuries Reported at Orlando Theme Park

    Illness, Injuries Reported at Orlando Theme Park
    During the first three months of 2015, three people felt seriously ill after riding Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey at Universal Orlando. According to a quarterly theme-park injury report submitted to the state of Florida, Walt…
  • Apr 24

    Nissan Introduces “Driver Attention Alert” to Detect Drowsy Driving

    Nissan Introduces “Driver Attention Alert” to Detect Drowsy Driving
    A number of automakers acknowledge that drowsy driving is a big problem amongst American drivers. Recently, many have now begun investing in technologies that are designed to detect when a motorist is too tired to be operating behind the…
  • Apr 21

    200 Royal Caribbean And Celebrity Cruise Passengers Sick with Noroviru

    200 Royal Caribbean And Celebrity Cruise Passengers Sick with Noroviru
    More than 200 passengers on two cruise ships, Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas and Celebrity’s Infinity, have fallen ill with norovirus. The CDC is now investigating the outbreak and monitoring clean up procedures on the two…
Rank this Week: 805

Mortgage Crisis Watch

Mortgage Crisis Watch

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

http://www.mortgagecrisiswatch.com/
  • Apr 27

    Quicken Loans Takes on the DOJ & HUD

    Quicken Loans Takes on the DOJ & HUD
    Quicken Loans, the nation’s largest Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-backed mortgage lender, filed suit on Friday, April 17 in the United States District Court in Detroit against the United States Department of Justice (DOJ)…
  • Apr 15

    MBA’s Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference

    MBA’s Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference
    On Sunday, May 3, 2015, I will serve as a panelist at the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Legal Issues & Regulatory Compliance Conference at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers in Chicago, IL. More than 800 attorneys,…
  • Mar 16

    BofA’s Inconsistent Position

    BofA’s Inconsistent Position
    Bank of America recently moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Ambac Assurance Corp. in New York state court, alleging $600 million in damages for fraudulent inducement in connection with payments it made under policies insuring faulty…
Rank this Week: 852

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Waks and Barnett P.A. Blog

Covers cruise ship injuries, illnesses and accidents.

http://cruiselawyers.com/blog/
  • Apr 27

    Cruise Ship Bookings Rise in 2015

    Cruise Ship Bookings Rise in 2015
    At Today.com, a report from April 24 states that bookings on cruise ships are on the rise. Cruise Lines International Association, the industry’s largest trade association, estimates that 23 million people will board ocean-bound cruise…
  • Apr 21

    Breaking News: 3 Injured on Holland America Cruise Ship

    Breaking News: 3 Injured on Holland America Cruise Ship
    Reports from various media sources, including WSVN in Miami, indicate that three passengers were removed from the Holland America cruise ship Ryndam on Monday night, April 20. Officials described the injuries as ‘medical…
  • Apr 21

    Ask A Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer: How Can You Help Me?

    Ask A Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer: How Can You Help Me?
    What many cruise ship accidents want to know when they first call our office is….”how can you help me?” Very simply, our lawyers help accident victims sue the cruise lines and get compensation for pain and suffering,…
Rank this Week: 854

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Santucci Priore, P.L. Blog

Features intellectual property news and updates.

http://500law.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    TTAB vs. Federal Court vs. State Court

    TTAB vs. Federal Court vs. State Court
    Deciding to go to court over a trademark dispute is intimidating enough, and then your attorney tells you that you have three different avenues in which to bring your lawsuit. Or, if you find yourself on the other side of this situation, now…
  • Apr 23

    New Net Neutrality Rules under Legal and Congressional Scrutiny

    New Net Neutrality Rules under Legal and Congressional Scrutiny
    New Net Neutrality rules were approved by the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) on February 26, 2015. On April 13, 2015, the rules were published on the Federal Register (see…
  • Apr 3

    Patent Trolls and the Innovation Act of 2015

    Patent Trolls and the Innovation Act of 2015
    We live in a very litigious society. Each year more and more patent infringement suits are filed. Some say that the over use or abuse of filing patent lawsuits clogs patent process. There are entities that profit from the threat of…
Rank this Week: 614

Intellectual Property, Business,…

Intellectual Property, Business, and Bankruptcy Blog

By Assouline & Berlowe.

http://assoulineberlowe.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 14

    Employment Law Update: Time to Review Employee Handbook

    Employment Law Update: Time to Review Employee Handbook
    On March 18, 2015, the General Counsel for National Labor Relations Board released a report summarizing recent cases where policies in employee handbooks were found to violate Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). Section 7…
  • Apr 1

    Intellectual Property Infringement Insurance – Is your Business Protected?

    Intellectual Property Infringement Insurance – Is your Business Protected?
    Advertising Injury coverage? Yes, it exists.  It is fairly standard in most commercial general liability policies with personal injury coverage, which insures a company from its advertising of its goods or services, such as libel,…
  • Feb 25

    Ellen M. Leibovitch is a 2015 Finalist for Leaders in Law!

    Ellen M. Leibovitch is a 2015 Finalist for Leaders in Law!
    Assouline & Berlowe, P.A. is proud to announce that Boca Raton Partner Ellen M. Leibovitch has been nominated for the 2015 Leaders in Law Award in Labor and Employment Law.  The South Florida Business & Wealth Leaders in Law…
Rank this Week: 827

Helping Florida Consumers

Helping Florida Consumers

Covers Florida consumer law. By Taras Rudnitsky.

http://www.helpingfloridaconsumers.com/
  • Apr 8

    High Caliber Attorney

    High Caliber Attorney
    Client Review: I bought a used car approximately two years ago from a *&%&* dealer on the recommendation of a church member. The general wisdom in the case was to take the 6,000 plus loss and sell the car for scrap. However this was…
  • Apr 6

    Highly Appreciative

    Highly Appreciative
    Client:  Rosalyn Client Review: I recommend Taras Rudnitsky.  I definately give Rudnitski Law Firm a five star ratings all the way. From the initial call I felt very confident. I was being sued by one of my creditors and I was so…
  • Mar 14

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client

    Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From Client
    Client: Raechelle Type of Case: Wrongful Repossession Client Review: 5 Stars.  Settlement was even more than what I had expected……. Thanks Rudnitsky Law Firm!!!! The post Rudnitsky Law Firm Earns 5 Star Rating From…
Rank this Week: 617

Florida IP

Florida IP

Covers intellectual property developments. By Woodrow Pollack.

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

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?

    Staying Litigation Because of Request for Inter Partes Review?
    Not yet.  The request is premature until the Patent Office determines whether or not to institute the Inter Partes Review ("IPR").TAS Energy, Inc. sued Stellar Energy Americas, Inc. for patent infringement concerning U.S. RE 44,815.…
  • Mar 17

    Request for Directed Verdict -- Is "Pods" Generic?

    Request for Directed Verdict -- Is "Pods" Generic?
    No.A jury agreed with PODS that U-Haul infringed the "pods" trademark and that U-Haul was unable to prove that the mark was generic.  U-Haul asked for a directed verdict notwithstanding the jury's conclusion and separately asked for a…
  • Mar 2

    The Infringer Sourced The Infringing Goods in China, So Infringement Was Willful, Right?

    The Infringer Sourced The Infringing Goods in China, So Infringement Was Willful, Right?
    No.Washington Shoe Company ("WSC") has sold certain shoes in Target.  (There is debate through the opinion discussed below whether WSC sold its shoes through Target "for years," but I will not get into that factual dispute.)  WSC…
Rank this Week: 470

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/
  • Mar 26

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak

    Homeowners’ Insurance Policies and Exclusions for Long-Term Leak
      Do insurers have a responsibility to pay for long term leaks in the house? The answer is usually no. Most homeowners’ insurance policies have an exclusion for long term leaks. The policies will pay for leaks that are discovered…
  • Feb 6

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie

    Bicycle Accidents Risks and Remedie
      The State of Florida is a bicycle rider’s paradise. With virtually year around sunshine and warm weather as well as miles and miles of incredibly beautiful coastline, it should come as no surprise that bicycles are a common sight…
  • Dec 29

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney

    Delray Beach Automobile Accident Attorney
    If you were involved in a car accident, of course you want to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your losses, injuries and expenses, including medical bills, lost income, automobile and property damage and more.…
Rank this Week: 738

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Long Term Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers disability claims and lawsuits. By Dell & Schaefer.

http://www.longtermdisabilityblog.com/
Rank this Week: 593