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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!

  • West Palm Beach Escrow Deposit Dispute

    June 25th, 2017

    What Happens When a Buyer or Seller Defaults/Breaches a Florida Residential Contract for Sales and Purchase? Are you a Buyer, Seller or Real Estate Agent in Palm Beach County?  Are you under contract and the deal just went south? Is… The post West Palm Beach Escrow Deposit Dispute appeared first... [Link]
  • IRS SCHOOLS TAXPAYERS ON DUTY OF CONSISTENCY

    June 25th, 2017

    Shirley died in October 1997. The estate filed an estate tax return and paid the tax indicated. The IRS subsequently audited Shirley’s estate and issued a notice of deficiency. After Tax Court proceedings, the court issued a stipulated decision increasing estate taxes by $215,264. This tax was nev... [Link]
  • In California, Can an Insured Homeowner Recover Full Replacement Cost by Purchasing a Home at Another Location?

    June 25th, 2017

    The short answer is yes. In Conway v. Farmers Home Mutual Insurance Company, the California Court of Appeal followed several out-of-state authorities in considering the issue and ruling in favor for the insured.1 Chip Merlin raised this issue with respect to Texas back in 2009 – finding that the c... [Link]
  • HANZMAN RULES

    June 24th, 2017

    We're back. Our short absence can be directly traced to two United States District Court Judges at opposite ends of the country who had no problem making us try two cases back to back. As the saying goes, the difference between the Almighty and a US district court Judge is that the Almighty does not... [Link]
  • Calculating Actual Cash Value, Part 24: Alabama

    June 24th, 2017

    This week in the series on calculating actual cash value, we are studying Alabama, nicknamed the “Yellowhammer State,” after the state bird. Alabama follows the “fair market rule” when calculating actual cash value. In 1932, the Alabama Supreme Court stated that the market value of property... [Link]
  • Dear Florida Supreme Court: OMG.

    June 23rd, 2017

    Hi it's Friday be happy yada yada yada but what about this:When the sun goes down Jan. 7, 2019, Florida’s governor will be Rick Scott, and Barbara Pariente, Peggy Quince and R. Fred Lewis will almost certainly be justices on the state Supreme Court. [Link]
  • How do I File a Lawsuit for a Dog Bite Injury?

    June 23rd, 2017

    As a personal injury attorney I have seen my fair share of dog bite cases.  Years ago dog bites were covered by homeowners insurance.  In fact, according to the Insurance Information Institute, since 2012 home insurers have paid out more than $489 million in dog bite-related claims.  This has led... [Link]
  • Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against U.S. Government Held to Stricter Standards

    June 23rd, 2017

    A recent nursing home negligence lawsuit out of Massachusetts underscores how important it is to promptly consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Specifically, it’s imperative that all claims be filed within the appropriate statute of limitations, which can vary depending on the type... [Link]
  • E-Discovery Production — Snow storms are avoidable

    June 23rd, 2017

    Who is to blame for a “document dump” – a “snow storm” – an obfuscation of information? Sometimes its intentional and sometimes it is not. Everyone – both plaintiff and defendant; both teams of lawyers. Requesters are imprecise and can be over reaching. Producers are often inflexible a... [Link]
  • Insuring to Value: Replacement Cost vs Reconstruction Cost

    June 23rd, 2017

    A recent post, Insurance Agents and Determining Coverage Limits for Buildings, generated a number of very interesting comments about the differences between Replacement Cost Value of a building and the Reconstruction Value of a building. There is a difference between the two values and it is a big... [Link]