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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!

  • Burden of Proof Issues in Gift Tax Matter

    December 3rd, 2016

    A recent case illustrates 3 important burden of proof issues. The general facts of the case involved a merger of a company owned by parents with a company owned by children. The gift tax issue involved the relative value of the two companies to determine how much, if anything, was transferred to the... [Link]
  • Ambiguous Florida Weapons Law Results in Felony Arrest For Student Possessing a BB Gun in School

    December 2nd, 2016

    In Florida, it is illegal for anyone to possess a “weapon” at school or a school-sponsored event without authorization.  A violation of this criminal statute is a third degree felony that carries up to five years in prison.  There are a variety of items that are considered “weapons” under... [Link]
  • What are the Legal Rights of Injured Children and of Parents Who Lose a Child as a Result of a “Running the Red Light” Automobile Accident?

    December 2nd, 2016

    In Jacksonville, Florida and other cities, traffic signals serve an important purpose.  When drivers ignore traffic signals, serious automobile accidents can take place that cause horrific personal injuries and even the wrongful death of innocent drivers and passengers.  Section 316.075 (1) (c), F... [Link]
  • Civil Rights Restoration: Part 3 of 5

    December 2nd, 2016

    FAQs About The Process Of Civil Rights Restoration What Is The Process Involved In Having Your Civil Rights Restored? It is actually quite a long, arduous process. There are several different types of restoration one may apply for. You can put an application in to restore your civil rights, meaning... [Link]
  • Judge Ungaro sentences Matt Greer to 3 years

    December 2nd, 2016

    The other defendants received 18 months to probation. A fair and thoughtful sentencing determination with excellent lawyers all around. Here's the Miami Herald article.In other news, you gotta check out this disaster from the FBI and GSA.  From Politico:The hulking wooden sculpture titled “Cedru... [Link]
  • Calculating Depreciation: Are Generic Tables Reliable or Based on Any Scientific Study?

    December 2nd, 2016

    Depreciation tables were first introduced to me when studying accounting at the University of Florida. The tables were based on tax schedules and other accounting methods which usually had nothing to do with the actual depreciation of an item. Indeed, if you used tax depreciation tables, some items... [Link]
  • SO, YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE - Florida Supreme Court - 3rd DCA - Circuit Court .....

    December 2nd, 2016

    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:SO, YOU WANT TO BE A FLORIDA SUPREME COURT JUSTICE .....?As a result of the retirement of Justice James Perry, who has announced his retirement effective December 30, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court’s JNC interviewed 11 candidates and nominated three to Governor Rick Scott. Th... [Link]
  • Deliberate Dumping, Cover-Up and Lies: DOJ Fines Princess Cruises $40,000,000

    December 1st, 2016

    Multiple news sources are reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) will fine Princess Cruises a record $40,000,000 for polluting the seas and trying and cover it up. Princess Cruises will plead guilty to seven felony charges of illegally dumping oil-contaminated waste from the Caribbean P... [Link]
  • Does a Revocable Trust Allow My Assets to Pass Outside of Probate Automatically?

    December 1st, 2016

    One of the best tools estate planning attorneys in Jacksonville utilize for their clients is the Florida revocable trust. The revocable trust is also known as a living trust.  A revocable trust has many benefits including the ability to help individuals avoid probate.  However, many people do not... [Link]
  • Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Masters of Misinformation Play Public as Saps

    December 1st, 2016

    This article — Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it — published in theguardian.com, paints a dire picture of what awaits the human race under a Trump Presidency. Civil trial lawyers are all too familiar with the insidious threat discussed in the article. For more than 30... [Link]