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David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 292

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 23

    Applicable Federal Rates–June 2015

    Applicable Federal Rates–June 2015
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  • May 19

    Supreme Court Mandates State Income Tax Credits, Pretty Much

    Supreme Court Mandates State Income Tax Credits, Pretty Much
    Maryland imposes income taxes on its residents. There is a state level income tax, and a county level tax. If a Maryland resident incurs income in other states and pays state income tax to those other states, there is a mechanism for the…
  • May 17

    Seniors Need to Use Care in Deferring Income Into 2016

    Seniors Need to Use Care in Deferring Income Into 2016
    Tax Planning 101 says to defer income into the next year if you can, since it is better to pay a tax later than sooner. You get to keep the money in your account and can earn interest (good luck with that with today’s nonexistent…
Rank this Week: 1054

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney…

Orlando Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

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

http://www.orlandocriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • May 23

    The Art of Seducing Lonely Men into Traveling to Meet a Minor

    The Art of Seducing Lonely Men into Traveling to Meet a Minor
    All the lonely people, where do they all come from?  All the lonely people, where do they all belong? There’s a certain art to getting people to do things that do not come naturally.    For example, American soldiers…
  • May 21

    A Question Can Be A Felony

    A Question Can Be A Felony
    Lawyers fight about words.  And, even if we agree on the words used, we often disagree about the legal consequences of those words.  Today’s case is an example of just such a dispute.  In Tulier v. State, the defendant…
  • May 5

    Possession of Oxycodone Gets Overturned Based Upon the Prescription Defense

    Possession of Oxycodone Gets Overturned Based Upon the Prescription Defense
    There are more prescription drug arrests than ever before--primarily involving possession of oxycodone or hydrocodone. No, I don't have stats to back that up, but you can just hear me now and believe me later. While there are many…
Rank this Week: 3651

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 23

    Alleged Florida Drunk Driver Texts Minutes Before Fatal Crash

    Alleged Florida Drunk Driver Texts Minutes Before Fatal Crash
    In the days before she was involved in a fatal crash in South Florida, the 22-year-old woman sent a lot of text messages. They included coordinating plans to go to the beach with friends. One exchange centered on different hairstyles she was…
  • May 21

    Kelly v. State Farm – Bad Faith Auto Insurance Claim

    Kelly v. State Farm – Bad Faith Auto Insurance Claim
    When it comes to auto accidents, insurance companies are notorious for being difficult. We work aggressively on behalf of our clients to negotiate reasonable settlement agreements with insurance companies attempting at every turn to mitigate…
  • May 20

    Amtrak Crash: Train Took Sharp Curve at 100 mph

    Amtrak Crash: Train Took Sharp Curve at 100 mph
    Investigators have launched a full-scale investigation into a horrific Amtrak train crash in Pennsylvania in which a passenger train derailed, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 200. While an official report is not likely to…
Rank this Week: 1160

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

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

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Documents your 18-year-old need

    Documents your 18-year-old need
    Has your child turned 18? Then he's an adult, says the law - even if he's still on your insurance plan, even if you're paying his tuition, even if he's living in your house and you're doing his laundry. From a legal perspective, your…
  • May 22

    Documents your 18-year-old should have

    Documents your 18-year-old should have
    Has your child turned 18? Then he's an adult, says the law - even if he's still on your insurance plan, even if you're paying his tuition, even if he's living in your house and you're doing his laundry. From a legal perspective, your parental…
  • May 19

    "Still Alice" brings Alzheimer's Disease into the spotlight

    "Still Alice" brings Alzheimer's Disease into the spotlight
    I am a little late with this blog post, because there have been so many changes in the law over the past weeks that I had to tell you about first.  I offer a belated congratulations to Julianne Moore, who in late February nabbed this…
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • May 23

    Video: General’s Daughter Discusses Her Peaceful Divorce

    Video: General’s Daughter Discusses Her Peaceful Divorce
    Cynthia Schwarzkopf, daughter of General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr, discusses how she and her husband utilized the collaborative family law process to dissolve her marriage in a video released by the Tampa Bay Collaborative Divorce Group. You…
  • May 18

    Research Findings on Collaborative Divorce from England and Wale

    Research Findings on Collaborative Divorce from England and Wale
    In June 2014, United Kingdom researchers Anne Barlow, Rosemary Hunter, Janet Smithson, and Jan Ewing published a research paper titled Mapping Paths to Family Justice.  The paper was based on research sponsored by the University of…
  • May 17

    A Non-Adversarial Divorce in Tampa Bay

    A Non-Adversarial Divorce in Tampa Bay
    When most people think of divorce, they think of a courthouse battle.  Florida’s court system pits husband versus wife, mother versus father, and what ensues is many times not too different from divorces depicted in War of the…
Rank this Week: 2157

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdalecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • May 23

    DUI Manslaughter Defendant Gets No Jail Time

    DUI Manslaughter Defendant Gets No Jail Time
    One of the key pieces of evidence in many criminal Florida DUI cases is the breathalyzer test, typically conducted with a brand of machine known as the "Intoxilyzer." It is designed to measure a person's blood-alcohol content by analyzing…
  • May 21

    Reed v. Pettit - Sobriety Checkpoint Arrest Challenged

    Reed v. Pettit - Sobriety Checkpoint Arrest Challenged
    Although the constitutionality of sobriety checkpoints has been challenged repeatedly across the country, it has consistently been upheld. That being said, police agencies are held to strict standards regarding how these operations must be…
  • May 14

    Implied Consent Means Punishment for Refusal to Submit to Alcohol Testing

    Implied Consent Means Punishment for Refusal to Submit to Alcohol Testing
    Florida law requires drivers arrested for a DUI to take a breath, urine or blood test if the arrest is lawful and the officer has probable cause to believe you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Defendants may be asked to take more…
Rank this Week: 1369

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1234

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

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

    Boat and Yacht Claims Insurance Coverage

    Boat and Yacht Claims Insurance Coverage
    The most common covered claim for boat damage is running aground or striking a submerged object. This memorial weekend, enjoy some time on the water but be extra cautious with the holiday water traffic. Learn more about covered boat and…
  • May 21

    Is There a Viable Cause of Action for Reverse Bad Faith Against an Insured?

    Is There a Viable Cause of Action for Reverse Bad Faith Against an Insured?
    In a recent case from Kentucky, the insured suffered a fire loss at her home.1 Although no one was home at the time of the fire, investigators found that the fire was intentionally set. The insured made an insurance claim for $866,000 of…
  • May 19

    Bad Faith and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation

    Bad Faith and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation
    A little over seven months have passed since the Supreme Court of Florida heard oral arguments from the attorneys for Citizens Property Insurance Corporation and Perdido Condominium Association. For those readers who are not familiar with…
Rank this Week: 138

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

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

    TOP SUMMER SONGS

    TOP SUMMER SONGS
    From: Somewhere you're not. Rumpole traditionally takes a vacation to start the summer season, relaxing in a place far away from the summer crowds and noisy americans wearing loud bathing suits, sipping diet poison, playing obnoxious…
  • May 21

    SUMMER 2015

    SUMMER 2015
    It's the official start of Summer with the Memorial Day Weekend holiday about to begin. Reminder: No court Monday. And along with summer comes the summer dress code where the need for gentlemen attorneys to clothe themselves in an…
  • May 20

    GREGG WENZEL HONORED

    GREGG WENZEL HONORED
    (This is an email from Gregg's very good friend Brian Tannebaum who never asks for credit for his tireless efforts in helping keep Gregg's memory alive.) On May 18, 2015 the United States Post Office in Monroe, New York was named…
Rank this Week: 327

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Tampa Drug Lawyer

Covers Florida criminal laws concerning drug offenses. By W. F. "Casey" Ebsary, Jr.

http://www.drug2go.com/
  • May 23

    Having a Couple of Marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier

    Having a Couple of Marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier
    Marijuana Grow Conviction Overturned - Knock and TalkHaving a couple of marijuana plants in your Florida back yard just got easier. A Marijuana grower in Pasco County, Florida's Spring Hill was cleared this week when cops ignored several…
  • Mar 15

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse

    Florida Court Tosses Drugs Found in Purse
    'faint odor' of marijuana but found no marijuana"the officer lacked reasonable suspicion of criminal activity and probable cause to seize the evidence."Drug Crime Cop Gone WildOne of Polk county's finest, a deputy sheriff under the…
  • Feb 21

    DRUG3912 TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS 4 TO 14 GRAMS

    DRUG3912 TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS 4 TO 14 GRAMS
    Trafficking 4 to 14 GramsMorphine, Opium,Oxycodone,Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone "shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of 3 years"If you have been charged with DRUG3912 TRAFFICKING IN ILLEGAL DRUGS 4 TO 14 GRAMS…
Rank this Week: 1546

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/
  • May 22

    Recovery of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Losse

    Recovery of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities…
  • May 22

    Recovery of Steadfast Income REIT Losse

    Recovery of Steadfast Income REIT Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in Steadfast Income REIT? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud…
  • May 22

    Recovery of Landmark Apartment Trust Investment Losse

    Recovery of Landmark Apartment Trust Investment Losse
    Have you suffered investment losses in Landmark Apartment Trust? If so, The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses through FINRA arbitration. The White Law Group is investigating potential securities fraud claims…
Rank this Week: 371

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Tampa DUI Attorney Blog

Covers drunk driving defense. By Sammis Law Firm.

http://tampaduiattorney.wordpress.com
  • May 22

    The Corrupt DUI Investigation of a New Port Richey Detective

    The Corrupt DUI Investigation of a New Port Richey Detective
    On Wednesday, I was combing through records for the one-and-only Intoxilyzer 8000 breathalyzer that belongs to the New Port Richey Police Department (NPRPD). The Serial Number of the breath test machine is 80-001064. As I was scrolling…
  • Apr 19

    Definition of “Business Purposes Only” Drivers License

    Definition of “Business Purposes Only” Drivers License
    Many of our clients ask us about the definition of the “Business Purposes Only” restriction placed on a Florida Driver License. The restriction can occur after a DUI arrest while the attorney is fighting the administrative…
  • Apr 8

    #UberOn in Hillsborough County, FL

    #UberOn in Hillsborough County, FL
    The Hillsborough County Public Transportation Commission (PTC) recently filed a lawsuit against Uber, as well as some of its driver-partners. In response, Uber has promised to support its partners every step of the way. It has also promised…
Rank this Week: 4439

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/
  • May 22

    Near-Drowning of 4-year-old girl reported at Orlando, FL Resort

    Near-Drowning of 4-year-old girl reported at Orlando, FL Resort
    News sources have reported the near-drowning of a 4-year-old girl this week at the Bluegreen Vacations Fountains Resort in Orlando, Florida. The girl's family found her at the bottom of the resort's 6,000 square foot swimming pool. It is…
  • May 21

    Boston Based NCL Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Runs Aground

    Boston Based NCL Norwegian Dawn Cruise Ship Runs Aground
    How does a modern cruise ship run aground? That is what maritime investigators will be trying to sort out over the coming months in the case of Boston based Norwegian Dawn grounding on a charted reef off the Bermuda coast. The liner had…
  • May 18

    Girl Drowns in NCL Cruise Ship Pool

    Girl Drowns in NCL Cruise Ship Pool
    Tragedy has struck. It is being reported that a 10-year-girl has drown in one of the swimming pools aboard the NCL operated Norwegian Gem cruise ship. Coast Guard Spokesperson, Nate Littlejohn, stated the cruise ship was 75 miles off the…
Rank this Week: 476

FL PIP Guide

FL PIP Guide

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

http://flpipguide.com/
  • May 22

    Pilot program of self-driving cars comes underfire

    Pilot program of self-driving cars comes underfire
    It has come to light through an investigation conducted by the Associated Press that four of the 48 self-driving cars on California’s roads have been involved in four accidents since September 2014. In a recent article published on…
  • May 20

    Insurnace Fraud Sweep has resulted in 31 individuals charged

    Insurnace Fraud Sweep has resulted in 31 individuals charged
    State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced today at a press conference success of “Operation Flames and Flood Two” which charged 31 individuals with insurance fraud.  According to the State Attorney’s…
  • May 18

    Century Woman charged with Auto Insurance Fraud

    Century Woman charged with Auto Insurance Fraud
    The Florida Department of Financial Services Insurance Fraud Division charged Trisha Michelle Milstead a resident of Century, FL with one felony count of insurance fraud. Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille stated that on September 8, 2014…
Rank this Week: 1990

Southwest Florida Injury Lawyers…

Southwest Florida Injury Lawyers Blog

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

http://www.southwestfloridainjurylawyers.com/
Rank this Week: 3132

South Florida Personal Injury…

South Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Comments on South Florida injury law. By Friedman, Rodman & Frank, P.A.

http://www.southfloridapersonalinjurylawyers-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 2129

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
  • May 22

    Where Did All the Time Go?

    Where Did All the Time Go?
    I’m writing this column from my hotel room outside Boston where I’ve just moved my oldest daughter Gabi out of her Brandeis University dormitory room, as her spring semester just ended. I’ve worked my tail off, helping her…
  • May 15

    Inherited IRA Distribution

    Inherited IRA Distribution
    When a beneficiary other than a spouse inherits an IRA, there’s a lot to consider. In today’s column I’m going to review some of these rules which should serve to underscore why IRA planning is important in anyone’s…
  • May 8

    Johnny as Sally’s Trustee

    Johnny as Sally’s Trustee
    Should you ever make one of your adult children a gatekeeper to another adult child’s inheritance? My short answer is an emphatic, “NO!” I’ve had similar conversations on this topic with a variety of clients over the…
Rank this Week: 609

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 22

    Airborne Norovirus - What Now Cruise Lines?

    Airborne Norovirus - What Now Cruise Lines?
    Earlier this month, we reported that researchers in Canada 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…
  • May 19

    Norwegian Dawn Hits Reef Near Bermuda

    Norwegian Dawn Hits Reef Near Bermuda
    A friend just notified me that the Port Bermuda cam operated by PTZtv shows that the NCL Norwegian Dawn has just hit a reef near the port.  The cruise ship reportedly launched lifeboats, although there is no indication that anyone was…
  • May 18

    10 Year Old Girl Drowns on Norwegian Gem

    10 Year Old Girl Drowns on Norwegian Gem
    A young passenger, reportedly a 10-year-old girl, drowned in a swimming pool aboard NCL's Norwegian Gem while the cruise ship was 75 miles east of Myrtle Beach yesterday afternoon.  I first learned of the incident on Twitter…
Rank this Week: 131

Full Cup of Justice

Full Cup of Justice

Covers injury law. By Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.floridaaccidentlawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2899

Broward Injury Lawyer Blog

Broward Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida accidents. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

http://www.browardinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Bennett v. Highland Park Apartments - Landlord Liability for Crime-Related Injurie

    Bennett v. Highland Park Apartments - Landlord Liability for Crime-Related Injurie
    In any premises liability claim, success often hinges on whether the property owner or operator had actual or constructive knowledge of a dangerous condition. So in the case of a slippery floor, we have to determine whether a property or…
  • May 15

    McDermott v. State - Construction Site Accident Kills Passerby

    McDermott v. State - Construction Site Accident Kills Passerby
    Most construction accident lawsuits stem from injuries sustained by on-site workers. However, if a construction, demolition or renovation site is not properly secured or if outsiders aren't given proper warning to keep a certain distance,…
  • May 12

    Siruta v. Siruta - Husband Sues Wife for Child Car Accident Death

    Siruta v. Siruta - Husband Sues Wife for Child Car Accident Death
    It is not highly unusual for passengers in a crash or their survivors to sue drivers following an accident, even when they are family members or close friends. The goal is not malice, but rather compensation for medical bills, lost wages and…
Rank this Week: 4140

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Miami Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Admiralty & Maritime Law, Crime Victims Rights, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Motor Vehicle Accidents, and Security Negligence. By Gerson & Schwartz.

http://www.miamiinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    When Does the Impact Rule in Emotional Distress Cases Apply?

    When Does the Impact Rule in Emotional Distress Cases Apply?
    In many cases, someone who is injured as a result of another’s negligence may not have physical injuries, but rather, emotional injuries. There are many examples where mental anguish or trauma may be even more significant than any…
  • May 20

    Jury Selection Can Make or Break an Injury Trial

    Jury Selection Can Make or Break an Injury Trial
    When preparing for a personal injury trial, it’s easy (and important) to focus on the evidence and testimony that will be presented. But what many personal injury attorneys often forget is a process that is perhaps the most important…
  • May 19

    Norwegian Gem Drowning Incident Foreseeable and Preventable, Says Cruise Ship Lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA

    Norwegian Gem Drowning Incident Foreseeable and Preventable, Says Cruise Ship Lawyers at Gerson and Schwartz, PA
    Once again, a tragic event has occurred in a cruise ship pool. This past Monday May 18, 2015  a ten year old girl drowned aboard the vessel Norweigian Gem. Our Florida cruise ship lawyers are monitoring the case closely. According to…
Rank this Week: 4501

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 22

    I Wanna Rock...for Dade Legal Aid!

    I Wanna Rock...for Dade Legal Aid!
    It's that time of year again, when we harken back to our years at Greynolds Park and gather round the stage, hold our lighters high and scream while middle-aged lawyers live out their Rock Star fantasies.Who am I kidding? I am jealous as…
  • May 22

    And She Dropped the Mic!

    And She Dropped the Mic!
    Attention would-be judicial quoters, pop-culture referencers, and those who try to crack the funny, wry, witty, or ironic when donning the robes of authority, this is how it's done:A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William…
  • May 21

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?

    What Makes Lawyers Happy?
    So asks the Daily Business Review in this article. The answers, according to the DBR poll?A sense of autonomy...being authentic and true to oneself. Relatedness to other people.Internal motivation for work - how much they chose their work…
Rank this Week: 165

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 22

    Dividing a Military Pension in Divorce

    Dividing a Military Pension in Divorce
    Members of the military and their spouses face unique challenges and opportunities in divorce. One of the chief questions many divorcing military spouses have is “How will military pension be divided?” If you are a member…
  • May 18

    Why should I file a paternity case as a Father?

    Why should I file a paternity case as a Father?
    In Florida, children born during a marriage are treated different than those children who are born to an unmarried couple. Children born during an intact marriage are presumed to be the biological children of both the Husband and the…
  • May 11

    What does a paternity case mean as a Mother?

    What does a paternity case mean as a Mother?
    In Florida, children born during a marriage are treated differently than those children who are born to an unmarried couple. Children born during an intact marriage are presumed to be the biological children of both the Husband and the…
Rank this Week: 4769

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: 376

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Florida Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI and traffic tickets. By Leifert & Leifert.

http://www.florida-criminal-lawyer-blog.com/
  • May 22

    Memorial Day Weekend and DUI Checkpoint

    Memorial Day Weekend and DUI Checkpoint
    Our West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Leifert & Leifert know that Memorial Day Weekend is one of the business times of year in South Florida, especially in terms of DUI accidents and arrests.…
  • May 21

    Florida Crime Rate Drops while Palm Beach County Violent Crime Rate Rise

    Florida Crime Rate Drops while Palm Beach County Violent Crime Rate Rise
    According to a report from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), crimes across Florida dropped to a 44-year low in 2014. At the same time, though, violent crime actually rose in Palm Beach County by 115 incidents (vs. the previous…
  • May 19

    Man Arrested in West Palm Beach for Providing Illegal Dental Service

    Man Arrested in West Palm Beach for Providing Illegal Dental Service
    People often feel like they're qualified to offer advice and assistance in areas in which they are not. For example, after watching a legal drama, someone might feel equipped to give a friend legal advice. After watching a medical television…
Rank this Week: 777

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate…

Florida Probate, Trust & Estate Blog

Covers recent developments in Florida probate, trust, estate and guardianship. By Clark Skatoff PA.

http://www.clarkskatoff.com/news-resources/blog/
  • May 22

    Power of Attorney Not Authorized for Self Dealing

    Power of Attorney Not Authorized for Self Dealing
    A power of attorney is a legal document is a legal document delegating authority from one person to another.  Recently, the Supreme Court of South Dakota provided yet another example of how important the language contained within this…
  • May 19

    2015 Amendments to Florida Probate Code and Florida Trust Code

    2015 Amendments to Florida Probate Code and Florida Trust Code
    The Florida Probate Code and the Florida Trust Code govern the administration of estates and trusts under Florida law.  These codes establish the mechanisms and procedures for the collection and subsequent distribution of assets to the…
  • May 19

    Supreme Court Holds 401(k) Plan Trustees Have Ongoing Duty To Monitor

    Supreme Court Holds 401(k) Plan Trustees Have Ongoing Duty To Monitor
    All too often pension-plan participants (employees and retirees) are left in the dark about the fees and expenses associated with the mutual funds selected for their company’s plan, whether it is a 401(k) savings plan or otherwise.…
Rank this Week: 3380

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 22

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."

    "A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, 'Romeo and Juliet,' act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much."
    Lots of awesomeness there by Judge Bloom in this order, which starts this way:A rose by any other name may smell as sweet. See William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” act 2, sc. 2. People, not so much. The Plaintiff in this…
  • May 21

    11th Circuit rejects Don Siegelman again

    11th Circuit rejects Don Siegelman again
    Here's the opinion by visiting Judge Ebel, a senior 10th Circuit judge.  The Montgomery Advertiser has this report on the former Alabama Governor:A federal appeals court Wednesday denied former Gov. Don Siegelman's bid for a new trial,…
  • May 20

    News & Note

    News & Note
    1.  Follow up on the "intactivist" post from yesterday.  The lawyer decided to voluntarily dismiss the lawsuit.  From the Sun-Sentinel:A federal lawsuit concerning a circumcision fight between two South Florida parents…
Rank this Week: 97

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys…

Florida Personal Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida motor vehicle accidents, personal injury laws and wrongful death claims. By Jason Turchin.

http://www.floridapersonalinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • May 22

    Law Firm Protects Privacy of Prior Client Against Walmart

    Law Firm Protects Privacy of Prior Client Against Walmart
    A former client of the Law Offices of Jason Turchin was injured years later in a slip and fall at WalMart. After he brought a lawsuit against the store, Walmart served a subpoena on the victim’s prior counsel to produce his entire file,…
  • Apr 22

    Killer Not Entitled To Receive Life Insurance Benefits By Reason Of Victim’s Death

    Killer Not Entitled To Receive Life Insurance Benefits By Reason Of Victim’s Death
    A recent jury verdict in South Florida found a man guilty of murdering his newlywed wife to collect a $1 million insurance policy. The focus of the case against Michel Escoto, 42, was the charge of first-degree murder in the killing of wife…
  • Apr 14

    2003 Honda Civic Airbag Rupture Victim Retains Airbag Attorney Jason Turchin

    2003 Honda Civic Airbag Rupture Victim Retains Airbag Attorney Jason Turchin
    In March 2015, a young man was driving his 2003 Honda Civic when he had a relatively minor, low impact car accident. Instantly, his Takata airbag deployed, sending shrapnel threw the airbag’s fabric and into the neck of the victim. The…
Rank this Week: 5050

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 22

    Victims of Disease – Victims of Charity

    Victims of Disease – Victims of Charity
    Is There No Shame? Each of us acutely knows of the efforts undertaken over the last three decades to find a cure and to advance treatment for many types of cancer.  Most people well know of facts like cancer is the second leading cause…
  • May 15

    Train Derailment in Crescent City, FL

    Train Derailment in Crescent City, FL
    Avoidable Tragedy A few days ago, it was a Philadelphia train derailment that claimed (7) dead and over 130 injured. Since 1991, the railway industry led by CSX has been trying to assure the public that rail transportation is just fine. As,…
  • May 14

    Train Derailments and PTC

    Train Derailments and PTC
    Can Positive Train Control Help Prevent Another Train Accident? After most tragedies involving the loss of life and hundreds of injured people, we reflect on: what could have been done to avoid this? What safety measures were in place or…
Rank this Week: 437

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer…

Panama City Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.panamacityfloridainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Law

    Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Law
    Driving on the road is dangerous for a host of reasons. Of course, cars weigh thousands of pounds and travel at extremely high rates of speed. In addition, there are distracted drivers, drunk drivers, and generally negligent drivers. Today…
  • May 21

    More about Living Will

    More about Living Will
    Last week, I discussed living wills, sometimes called advance directives. That generated huge interest. Calls and e-mails poured in. End of life planning is hard. Advance care plans are designed to ensure that your wishes are honored when you…
  • May 20

    Comparative Negligence

    Comparative Negligence
    Most accident and injury cases in Florida are based on a theory of negligence. And in most cases the negligence in question was committed by the defendant against the plaintiff. By way of example, a simple case of negligence may involve a car…
Rank this Week: 873

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/
  • May 22

    Man avoids death penalty, sentenced to life in prison for murder conviction

    Man avoids death penalty, sentenced to life in prison for murder conviction
    A Jacksonville man convicted of killing a firefighter’s wife will spend the rest of his life in prison.  The man was facing the possibility of the death penalty, but the judge issued the life sentence last week, according to a…
  • May 19

    State drops charges against St. Johns County Commissioner

    State drops charges against St. Johns County Commissioner
    A St. Johns County Commissioner was cleared of a felony charge brought against him in North Carolina.  He was charged with obtaining property by false pretense, accused of taking $500 from an account he used to share with his…
  • May 15

    Jacksonville man convicted of shooting into home, facing decades behind bar

    Jacksonville man convicted of shooting into home, facing decades behind bar
    A Jacksonville man who shot into a home and accidentally wounded a 3-year-old boy was found guilty on multiple charges.  The man was found guilty on four counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of shooting or throwing…
Rank this Week: 942

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • May 22

    Medicare Fraud: Home Health Care Scam

    Medicare Fraud: Home Health Care Scam
    According to ABC News, the rate of Medicare fraud is on the rise. One of the areas in which Medicare fraud is growing is home health care fraud. It’s important to be aware of this type of fraud, as it makes up a significant portion of…
  • May 21

    Suing over Hot Coffee: What’s Really at Stake?

    Suing over Hot Coffee: What’s Really at Stake?
    Over the last few decades, the media has reported on a variety of lawsuits that it deems frivolous. These so-called frivolous lawsuits are often portrayed as being brought by plaintiffs who are just looking to make a quick buck. Few articles…
  • May 19

    Positive Train Control: “Without it, Everybody on a Train is One Human Error Away from an Accident”

    Positive Train Control: “Without it, Everybody on a Train is One Human Error Away from an Accident”
    Speeding is a factor in countless accidents every single day, leaving behind serious injuries and grieving families.  As we have all been reminded in the past week, the danger of speeding isn’t confined to cars.  The thoughts…
Rank this Week: 2059

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Florida Construction Legal Updates

Covers Florida construction law and government contracting. By David Adelstein.

http://www.floridaconstructionlegalupdates.com
  • May 22

    USING THE YARDSTICK TEST TO PROVE LOST PROFIT DAMAGES

    USING THE YARDSTICK TEST TO PROVE LOST PROFIT DAMAGES
    It’s all about proving your damages! One category of consequential damages that parties sometimes seek is lost profit damages. Lost profits, though, are one of the most difficult damages to prove. If a party is interested in pursuing…
  • May 16

    WALKING THAT MEASURED MILE TO PROVE AND CALCULATE LOST PRODUCTIVITY / INEFFICIENCY

    WALKING THAT MEASURED MILE TO PROVE AND CALCULATE LOST PRODUCTIVITY / INEFFICIENCY
    What is a lost productivity / inefficiency claim?  These are claims where a contractor claims it incurred increased labor (and, perhaps, equipment usage) because an event  (referred to as an impact) caused it to work inefficiently.…
  • May 8

    IS THE 10 YEAR STATUTE OF REPOSE FOR CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS REALLY A 10 YEAR STATUTE OF REPOSE?

    IS THE 10 YEAR STATUTE OF REPOSE FOR CONSTRUCTION DEFECTS REALLY A 10 YEAR STATUTE OF REPOSE?
    It is time for a very favorable case for an owner that experiences latent defects.  In construction defect cases, there is a ten-year statute of repose to sue for latent defects.  Specifically, under Florida Statute s. 95.11(3)(c),…
Rank this Week: 3359

Hill & Ponton Blog

Hill & Ponton Blog

Covers social security and veterans disability law.

http://www.hillandponton.com/blog/
  • May 22

    VA Benefits for Gulf War Illnesse

    VA Benefits for Gulf War Illnesse
    Many veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom are suffering from multi-symptom, undiagnosed illnesses. This is commonly referred to as “Gulf War Syndrome,” and thought to…
  • May 21

    Reexaminations by the VA

    Reexaminations by the VA
    The VA has the power to reexamine veterans that have been awarded benefits at any time. It is possible that the VA might require a veteran receiving disability benefits to undergo a reexamination in order to determine the current status of…
  • May 20

    VA Hearings Explained

    VA Hearings Explained
    One of the courtesies that the VA offers veterans and claimants for VA benefits is the opportunity to appear before a Rating Officer to “plead” his or her case and submit any additional evidence that might help the case. These…
Rank this Week: 4193

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Attorney Blog

Covers Florida divorce, child custody, and child support. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorceattorneyblog.com/
  • May 21

    Name Change In Florida: How Can I Change My Name?

    Name Change In Florida: How Can I Change My Name?
    Reasons for a name change can vary widely.  The reasons a for a name change could be as unique as snowflakes or fingerprints.  Sometimes a woman going through a divorce wants to change her name back to her maiden name, or someone…
  • May 14

    Child Custody: Can Child Choose Home After Divorce?

    Child Custody: Can Child Choose Home After Divorce?
    Can children choose what parent to live with after a divorce?  The short answer is probably “no”.  Most child custody lawyers would agree that custody and visitation are probably the most highly contested issues…
  • May 2

    Stepparent Adoption: Family Lawyers Good for More than Divorce

    Stepparent Adoption: Family Lawyers Good for More than Divorce
    I live life with the blessing of being fascinated by small, simple things.  I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am about the new seedlings that have sprouted in my garden.  It’s a very warm and fuzzy feeling, but…
Rank this Week: 1277

Florida Association Law Blog

Florida Association Law Blog

Covers condo and HOA law. By Daniel Wasserstein.

http://floridaassociationlawblog.com/
  • May 21

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association

    Common Contractual Conditions to Cover Community Association
    ‘ As a community association attorney, I see many contracts come across my desk for review.  What concerns me are the number of contracts that do not.  You aren’t dealing with Vito Corleone and an irrefusable offer!…
  • Aug 26

    Abandonment Issue

    Abandonment Issue
    All that empty space and no right to use it…until now. A year ago I wrote an article titled “Is Your Association Down with OPP?”  discussing the pros and cons of renting out empty units without first taking title.…
  • May 12

    Wi Fi Oh My!

    Wi Fi Oh My!
    Providing a wireless internet connection in common areas has become commonplace in recent years.  Many associations leave their network open, without a password, so that residents may freely join the network and access the internet from…
Rank this Week: 4133

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

Florida HOA Lawyer Blog

By Siegfried, Rivera, Hyman, Lerner, De La Torre, Mars & Sobel, P.A.

http://www.floridahoalawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 2221

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers accident, injury, and medical malpractice legal issues. By Hannon & Boyers.

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

    Defective Strollers Can be Hazardous to Your Child's Well-Being

    Defective Strollers Can be Hazardous to Your Child's Well-Being
    Strollers long have been a convenient way for parents to enjoy the company of their young children. However, they also have long been associated with hazards that can lead to serious injury or even death. The defective product lawyers at…
  • May 15

    Amtrak 188 Accident the Result of Negligence and Irresponsible Management

    Amtrak 188 Accident the Result of Negligence and Irresponsible Management
    On Tuesday, May 12, at least seven people died and more than 200 people were injured, many severely, when Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed in Philadelphia. The “black box” for the train revealed that it was traveling…
  • May 14

    Does Your Local Shopping Center Suffer from Negligent Security

    Does Your Local Shopping Center Suffer from Negligent Security
    Ensuring your personal safety and security when visiting a shopping center is a two-fold responsibility: You can do things as an individual to reduce the likelihood of your becoming a crime statistic, and there are procedures the center…
Rank this Week: 4610

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal defense law topics such as DUI, domestic violence, drug and federal crimes, search and seizure, theft, and white collar crime. By Shorstein, Lasnetski & Gihon.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1909

Clearwater Criminal Defense…

Clearwater Criminal Defense Attorney

Covers Florida criminal law. By Robert Hambrick.

http://notguiltyflorida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 3552

Gallagher & Associates Law…

Gallagher & Associates Law Firm

Covers Florida foreclosure law.

http://gallagherlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 5021

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

By James O. Cunningham.

http://www.cunninghampilaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Semi Carrying Hazardous Materials Flips on I-95

    Semi Carrying Hazardous Materials Flips on I-95
    An accident involving a tractor-trailer hauling chemicals on I-95 brought traffic to a stand still for hours Tuesday. Officials say that a Mitsubishi Montero driven by 27-year-old Fritz Donatien of Fort Lauderdale swerved to avoid debris in…
  • May 20

    New ‘Designated Skipper’ Program

    New ‘Designated Skipper’ Program
    Everyone knows that drinking while boating is illegal, but people often bend the rules or to think that one or two beers won’t hurt. Now, the Sea Tow Foundation is kicking off a new campaign for a “designated skipper,” and…
  • May 20

    Florida Commissioners Campaign for Barriers Outside of Day-Care Center

    Florida Commissioners Campaign for Barriers Outside of Day-Care Center
    After 4-year-old Lily Quintus was hit by a car while at day-care last year, commissioners are campaigning for protective barriers to be put in place outside of day-care centers. Lily Quintus was killed when a car ran into her KinderCare…
Rank this Week: 1459

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Covers personal injury law, including information on accidents and injuries in Orlando, and the state of Florida. By James O. Cunningham.

http://www.cunninghampilaw.com/blog/
  • May 21

    Semi Carrying Hazardous Materials Flips on I-95

    Semi Carrying Hazardous Materials Flips on I-95
    An accident involving a tractor-trailer hauling chemicals on I-95 brought traffic to a stand still for hours Tuesday. Officials say that a Mitsubishi Montero driven by 27-year-old Fritz Donatien of Fort Lauderdale swerved to avoid debris in…
  • May 20

    New ‘Designated Skipper’ Program

    New ‘Designated Skipper’ Program
    Everyone knows that drinking while boating is illegal, but people often bend the rules or to think that one or two beers won’t hurt. Now, the Sea Tow Foundation is kicking off a new campaign for a “designated skipper,” and…
  • May 20

    Florida Commissioners Campaign for Barriers Outside of Day-Care Center

    Florida Commissioners Campaign for Barriers Outside of Day-Care Center
    After 4-year-old Lily Quintus was hit by a car while at day-care last year, commissioners are campaigning for protective barriers to be put in place outside of day-care centers. Lily Quintus was killed when a car ran into her KinderCare…
Rank this Week: 3011

Suits by Suits

Suits by Suits

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

http://www.suitsbysuits.com/
  • May 21

    The Insurance Benefits From Early Discovery Of Employee-Caused Losse

    The Insurance Benefits From Early Discovery Of Employee-Caused Losse
    Earlier this month, we posted about the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio’s decision that a credit union’s insurance policy was not invalid from the start because of its employee’s misrepresentations on…
  • May 14

    The Inbox – When Suits Break Bad

    The Inbox – When Suits Break Bad
    Federal prosecutors recently indicted David Colletti, a former VP of marketing with MillerCoors LLC, on charges relating to a scheme to embezzle $7 million from the beer brewing giant. Mr. Colletti, a thirty-year veteran of the company,…
  • May 13

    In Reversal of Fortune, Court of Appeals Finds Ambiguity in Executive’s General Release

    In Reversal of Fortune, Court of Appeals Finds Ambiguity in Executive’s General Release
    Last May, we covered a decision by a Michigan federal court that torpedoed Debourah Mattatall’s claims against her former employee, Transdermal Corporation.  Now, thanks to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 3432