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The Florida Lawyers Blog Watch:

The following is an RSS driven aggregation of the 10 most recent blog posts by lawyers in the State of Florida (Read more about the process...). This is not an exclusive club! If you know of another blogging Florida lawyer, please send a note to Steve Matthews and he'll get them added to the mix!

  • NFL WEEK THREE 2016

    September 25th, 2016

    BREAKING ESPN confirming that Miami Marlins pitching ace Jose Fernandez is one of three people killed in a boating accident off of Miami Beach this morning. Sad news that reminds us sports is merely a part of life and it is life that is priceless and precious. The surprise of the week is that the... [Link]
  • Why you shouldn’t transfer your home to your children or “just put their name on the deed”.

    September 25th, 2016

    One of the most common questions I get from people, especially the elderly, is whether they should transfer their home to their children or grandchildren now. Their thinking is that by transferring it now, it will avoid probate when they die, and also, they can avoid paying for more complicated esta... [Link]
  • Lawsuit: MSC Crew Member Sexually Assaults 12 Year Old Child

    September 25th, 2016

    A lawsuit filed suit last week against MSC Cruises (USA) Inc., and MSC Crociere SA, alleges that a MSC crew member, identified as Rudy Samuel Santos Hernandez, sexually assaulted and battered a 12-year-old child on the MSC cruise ship. According to the Florida Record, which reports on filing in th... [Link]
  • Holiday Motor Corp. v. Walters – Product Liability in Convertible Rollover

    September 25th, 2016

    The Virginia Supreme Court reversed a $20 million product liability verdict favoring a woman seriously injured when her Mazda convertible rolled over. Justices ruled trial court abused discretion in allowing plaintiff’s expert witness to testify, and further, defendant manufacturer had no legally... [Link]
  • Family Court Judge in Child Custody Dispute Orders That Young Prodigy With Career Potential and Shot at Full Tuition College Scholarship Cannot Play Competitively or Train Professionally For a Year

    September 25th, 2016

    Ten year old Girl is by all accounts one heck of a golfer, with a bright professional future and a great shot at a full scholarship for college. At least, until a Virginia family court judge ruled that Girl cannot … Continue reading →... [Link]
  • U.S. Coast Guard Medevacs Crew Member from Ruby Princess

    September 25th, 2016

    The Defense Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) reports that the U.S Coast Guard medevaced a 47 year old crew member from the Ruby Princess early this morning. The air medevac took place when the Princess Cruises cruise ship was approximately 9 miles southwest of Point Loma, San Diego.  The Ruby... [Link]
  • NFL WEEK THREE 2016

    September 24th, 2016

    The surprise of the week is that the majority of the Survivor pool is picking your Miami Dolphins, at home against the Browns.After another scintillating week of picks last week, we confidently take on a difficult week three schedule, starting with the Cleveland Browns +9 to keep it close against th... [Link]
  • Mission Near Impossible - Reliance on Professionals Defense to Late Filing and Payment Penalties

    September 24th, 2016

    An estate sought relief for $1.189 million in penalties for the late filing of a Form 706 and the late payment of estate taxes when the filing and payment were over a year late. The U.S. District Court granted the government's motion for summary judgment upholding the penalties, and the 6th Circuit... [Link]
  • Pullmantur Monarch Strikes a Whale

    September 24th, 2016

    A passenger aboard the Pullmantur Monarch (formerly Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas) informed us that the cruise ship apparently struck a whale last week as the ship was returning to the port of Lisbon. He photographed the whale carcass (at bottom) which was lodged on the bulbous bow of the cr... [Link]
  • Join us in Atlanta

    September 24th, 2016

    Chip Merlin and I will be speaking on behalf of the Merlin Law Group at the Fall Georgia Association of Public Insurance Adjusters Meeting on October 4, 2016, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The Georgia Association is a growing group of top-notch public insurance adjusters who meet regularl... [Link]