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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!

  • Roof Matching in Montana

    December 13th, 2017

    We received a request for a blog related to decisions on roof matching under homeowner’s policies of insurance. In 1997 the Insurance Commissioner’s Office of Montana took a position on roof matching under the contractual duty to make a policyholder “whole” again, and the query was whether M... [Link]
  • OY VEY

    December 13th, 2017

    Roy Moore's wife wants you to know she knows Jews. She likes Jews. Some of her best friends are Jews and they even have a .....(steady now) A JEW LAWYER (gasp!!!) In response the only thing that comes to mind is that we know Judges. Some of our friends are Judges. We have even had a drink with a ... [Link]
  • Hidalgo v Arizona SCOTUS Update: Is No News Good News?

    December 13th, 2017

    Updating our prior post on the case of Hidalgo v Arizona, where a petition to the Supreme Court of the United States has been filed on behalf of Arizona Death Row inmate Abel Hidalgo.  This is the case that some argue could result in a SCOTUS finding that capital punishment is unconstitutional. F... [Link]
  • Judging A Book: Cooke Reviews 'Constance Baker Motley'

    December 12th, 2017

    Judge Marcia Cooke reviewed "Constance Baker Motley: One Woman’s Fight for Civil Rights and Equal Justice Under Law" for Law360.  Here's the personal and interesting intro:In the spring of 1955, my mother boarded a train in Sumter, South Carolina. She was traveling to join my father, who had mov... [Link]
  • Holidays Pose Heightened Risk of Drunk Driving Accidents in Florida

    December 12th, 2017

    In the midst of all the holiday festivities is a lurking risk on our roads: Drunk drivers.  A recent analysis by SCRAM Systems (the company that sells DOT-approved alcohol and location monitoring devices) notes that while during most of the year, 28 percent of highway deaths are related to alcohol,... [Link]
  • Does Smoke Damage Electrical Gadgets, Computers or Apparatus?

    December 12th, 2017

    Fires, and especially the recent California wildfires, are going to raise questions related to the long-term impact of fire, smoke, and the effects of smoke particulates on electrical gadgets, computers, and apparatus. We live in a day when computers and small computer chips are in virtually everyth... [Link]
  • Does a Residential Landlord Need to Have Knowledge of a Dangerous Condition to Be Liable For A Tenant’s Injuries?

    December 12th, 2017

    In order for a tenant to hold a landlord liable for their damages resulting from an accident at the rental property, the tenant must be able to show evidence of the landlord’s knowledge of the dangerous condition. Landlord Duty to Repair and Maintain the Rental Property Generally speaking, landlor... [Link]
  • Judge Moreno is the deciding vote in 11th Circuit case

    December 12th, 2017

    Judge Moreno (visiting on the 11th Circuit) cast the deciding vote in this published opinion in which Judge Newson battles Judge Wilson (dissenting). From Newsom:A brief coda: Having endeavored along the way to meet our dissentingcolleague’s specific objections, we must respond briefly to his mor... [Link]
  • 1 Incident Too Many — Crime in Nursing Homes

    December 12th, 2017

    Nursing-home nightmares continue to plague the country, from California to Texas to Minnesota to Pennsylvania. But perhaps no other state is as impacted by the abuse, neglect and robbery of the old and infirm as Florida. There are nearly 700 licensed facilities from the Keys to the Panhandle that pr... [Link]
  • Carnival Breeze Receives Failing USPH Sanitation Score

    December 12th, 2017

    According to crew members on the Carnival Breeze, the Carnival cruise ship was in Galveston Sunday  when the United States Public Health (USPH) came aboard the ship for a semi-annual sanitation inspection. According to these crew members, the CDC gave a failing score of only 77, although the CDC ha... [Link]