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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!

  • Superstorm Sandy Brings Huge Profits to Insurance Carriers

    May 29th, 2016

    Eighty percent. Depending on what you are talking about 80% can be a very large number. When you are talking about the percentage of storm victims that were underpaid on their flood insurance claims, the number becomes unthinkable. Still, that’s the number cited by FEMA and quoted in a recent arti... [Link]
  • 2014 Statistics of Income

    May 29th, 2016

    The IRS regularly releases information garnered from tax filings. For those with an interest in this sort of information, based on individual income tax returns for 2014: Taxpayers filed 148.7 million U.S. individual income tax returns, an increase of 0.6% from 2013; There were significant increa... [Link]
  • Tenant Friction? File an Eviction

    May 29th, 2016

    LANDLORD ATTORNEY REPRESENTATION IN FLORIDA Negotiating, drafting, and review of commercial and residential leases, Violation/breach of lease provisions, Noise violations, Fighting or other disruptive behavior, Too many occupants in a dwelling, Eviction Proceedings and Unlawful Detainer, Lawsuits fo... [Link]
  • ED CARHART HAS PASSED AWAY

    May 29th, 2016

    This one hurts. We have a lot to say about Mr. Carhart. We will let those who knew him best speak for us by reprinting their comments on FACDL, Suffice to say that there are a few generations of lawyers who never knew that Ed was the best; the best prepared, the best cross examiner, the best crimina... [Link]
  • Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Right-Wing Propaganda Machine Wasting No Time Going After the Florida Supreme Court’s Castellanos v. Next Door Company Opinion

    May 28th, 2016

    On April 28, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court, in Castellanos v. Next Door Company, righted a wrong that was thirteen years in the making. The court decided that the due process prescriptions contained in the Federal and Florida constitutions required that the judges who decide workers’ compens... [Link]
  • Police: Teen Driver Causes Miami Car Accident That Injures 5

    May 28th, 2016

    A teenager who was just learning how to drive almost killed herself and several others after breezing through a stop sign at the intersection of 43rd Street and S.W. 87th Avenue in Miami. According to CBS Miami, the boy was just 16 and was driving with a learner’s permit. Florida’s graduated dr... [Link]
  • Crew Member Allegedly Molests Child in Livorno, Italy.

    May 28th, 2016

    A newspaper in Italy reports that two days ago police arrested a 51 year old crew member who had gone ashore in Livorno on charges of sexual assaulting a child believed to be around 7 to 8 years old. The crew member is identified as a Filipino bar tender who arrived in Livorno on an unidentified cr... [Link]
  • Insurable Interests Defined: A Blog Series - Episode Four, California

    May 28th, 2016

    In this week’s episode of my continuing blog series, we travel to California to see how the Golden State defines Insurable Interests. Spoiler Alert: You need to read the policy! In California, the general rule, “limits recovery of proceeds under an insurance contact to the named insureds,”1 a... [Link]
  • Video: Child Wants Divorcing Parents to be Friends

    May 28th, 2016

    When most people go through divorce, they are consumed by their emotions.  No matter how you look at it, divorce is a trauma.  However, people oftentimes forget how the divorce is affecting children.  And they forget that children are keenly aware of how parents treat one another during divorce. [Link]
  • Mental Illness: 10 Things you May Not Know

    May 28th, 2016

    Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans suffer from a mental disorder? That’s approximately 57.7 million people ages 18 and older. The month of May has been designated to observe mental disorders, and we have been doing so since 1949. Every year a number of activities are based on different themes. Thi... [Link]