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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!

  • Texting and Driving Causes Fatal Miami Car Accident

    July 24th, 2016

    An early morning Miami car accident killed one man is believed to have been caused by texting-and-driving, investigators told NBC-6 Miami.  Authorities report the incident happened shortly after 1 a.m. on a Thursday morning. At that time, a 25-year-old operating a sport utility vehicle southbound o... [Link]
  • Coast Guard Medevacs Passenger from NCL's Norwegian Breakaway

    July 24th, 2016

    The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a nineteen year old cruise ship passenger, yesterday, from NCL's Norwegian Breakaway.  The cruise passengers was reportedly experiencing severe stomach pain. The Norwegian Breakaway alerted the Coast Guard yesterday morning that the passenger needed medical treatment... [Link]
  • Impossibility of Performance Does Not Excuse an Insurer from Appraisal

    July 24th, 2016

    The appraisal process is to provide a plain, speedy, inexpensive and just determination to an insurance dispute. However, as many first party property lawyers and homeowners have experienced, appraisal is not necessarily speedy, inexpensive or just. In fact, many times the insurer will refuse to par... [Link]
  • What is a Writ of Possession in Florida?

    July 24th, 2016

    Once the Landlord obtains a judgment of eviction for possession against the Tenants, the Clerk of Court will be instructed by the Judge, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Eviction, to issue a writ to the county sheriff.  Pursuant to Florida Statute 83.61, this writ will describe the premises and di... [Link]
  • UK Survey Suggests Marital Residence is Sold to Strangers in Substantial Minority of Divorces

    July 24th, 2016

    A fairly small survey of at least middle-aged divorcees in the UK indicates that one third of marital residences get sold to third parties. Half the couples were long-term marrieds who had become empty-nesters and ended up downsizing. Interestingly, some … Continue reading →... [Link]
  • More on athlete speech in the WNBA (Updated)

    July 23rd, 2016

    Following on my post about protests by WNBA players: Claire McNear at The Ringer wonders when the WNBA became apolitical, given the league's reactions to previous tragedies such as the Orlando shooting (when the league gave the players official memorial t-shirts), to say nothing of the league's g... [Link]
  • SUN SENTINEL ENDORSEMENTS

    July 23rd, 2016

    Thus far … ABBE RIFKIN, over incumbent Destry, et al FLORENCE TAYLOR BARNER, county group 3 BRAD PETERSON, county group 14 LEA KRAUSS, circuit group 9 NINA DI PIETRO, county group 7 DEBRA CARPENTER-TOYE, county group 21... [Link]
  • Applicable Federal Rates - August 2016

    July 23rd, 2016

    Follow @crubincrubin !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");... [Link]
  • Estate of Smith v. Salvesen – Unsafe Stairway

    July 22nd, 2016

    Stairways are an inherently dangerous feature of any structure. That’s why building codes are very specific about the standards required, which may vary depending on the type of structure and it’s function. It’s estimated tens of thousands of people in North America die as a result of stairway... [Link]
  • Ferguson building being evacuated

    July 22nd, 2016

    Not sure what's going on over there other than a fire alarm went off. Will update if any further information becomes available. ... [Link]