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!
OUR KIND OF JUDGE
October 24th, 2016Judge McBain, of Michigan, ripped off his robes and tackled an unruly defendant, yelling "tase his ass". Now here is what we like about Judge McBain. You get what you see. No phony impartiality. No smiling as he calculates the highest possible sentence and then tells your client what a great job... [Link]
Can You Sue Someone for Road Rage?
October 24th, 2016This week, news outlets reported that Matthew Apperson was sentenced to twenty years in prison for shooting at George Zimmerman during a 2015 road rage incident. Apperson allegedly followed Zimmerman in his vehicle while flashing his lights and honking his horn. At some point, Apperson moved into th... [Link]
Accused Persons’ Rights to be Free from Double Jeopardy in Florida Criminal Cases
October 24th, 2016When you (or a friend or relative) are facing a criminal trial, there are lots of ways in which the prosecution can make mistakes. The state can bring a case that is too old (in other words, outside the statute of limitations), that is based upon illegally obtained evidence (proof that is barred un... [Link]
The State Can Comment on a Defendant Remaining Silent in Some Instances
October 24th, 2016The Constitution provides that no person can be compelled to make any incriminating statements against him/herself. This means that when the police believe a person was involved in a crime and want to ask him/her questions about it, that person has a right to refuse to talk to the police. Usuall... [Link]
Illness Outbreak Hits Fathom's Adonia
October 24th, 2016The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that there was an illness outbreak on Fathom's Adonia this past week (October 16 - October 23, 2016). The CDC states that 23 of 668 (3.44%) passengers reported being ill with diarrhea and vomiting during this voyage which returned to Mia... [Link]
BOBER TO ROC …
October 24th, 2016Now we’re hearing Bernie Bober is slated to replace Marty Bidwill in ROC …... [Link]
Schaefer v. Universal Scaffolding – Spoliation of Evidence in Construction Accident Lawsuit
October 24th, 2016When a construction accident occurs on a job site, all attention is understandably on the injured worker. It’s only after the fact that those involved start to think about the condition of the site, the equipment or other third parties that may have caused the injury. It’s at this point that bui... [Link]
LLC Charging Liens Applicability To Withdrawal of Capital Contributions
October 24th, 2016LLCs are useful asset protection tools because Florida law limits a creditor’s remedy to a charging lien on distributions to LLC members. One of my clients was relocating to Ohio and asked if he would get the same LLC asset protection after he became an Ohio resident owning a Florida LLC. I expl... [Link]
Don't You Want to Be a Better Person?
October 24th, 2016There are myriad ways to do this, here's one:As part of NATIONAL PRO BONO WEEK EVENTS, see http://www.flsd.uscourts.gov/?page_id=13129, the Southern District of Florida is offering a VOLUNTEER LAWYERS TRAINING on October 27, 2016, followed by a reception for those attending the training as well as o... [Link]
Could the applicant salary history question become history?
October 24th, 2016Salary history is one of the most commonly asked questions on employment applications. Knowing what a prospective employee currently earns or what they’ve earned in the past can provide you with valuable information to guide your decision as to whom ultimately to hire: It allows you to determine... [Link]