The following is an RSS driven aggregation of the 50 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!
JUDICIAL ELECTIONS 2016 - THE DAY BEFORE "THE DAY"
May 5th, 2016THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:THE CLOCK IS TICKING ......With just over 24 hours to go before the deadline to Qualify for the 2016 Miami-Dade Judicial Elections, there are many creatures a-stirring throughout all parts of our great County.The following Incumbent Circuit and County Judges are holding their bre... [Link]
Family Court Judge Can Even Sort Of Rule Over Second Marriage
May 5th, 2016Husband and Wife marry. The second time for each. Husband has two minor Children from his previous marriage. Husband’s divorce decree orders him to maintain a life insurance policy until Children turn 23 years old which designates Children as the … Continue reading →... [Link]
Attorney’s Fees in Will Contest
May 5th, 2016William Anderson v. Laura McDonough, Personal Representative of the Estate of Helen E. Anderson (41 Fla.L.Weekly D884b), April 15, 2016 In a recent opinion, the Second District Court of Appeals held that the personal representative of an estate was not entitled to a personal judgment for attorney’... [Link]
Florida Marijuana Decriminalization - Orlando Florida Cannabis Ordinance
May 5th, 2016Orlando Florida Cannabis OrdinanceHere is the text of the proposed city of Orlando marijuana ordinance. It appears that Orlando will be joining Tampa and St. Petersburg in the drive to decriminalize marijuana in Florida. The Orlando warned against makes a third offense have a mandatory court appeara... [Link]
19-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Hillsborough County Crash
May 5th, 2016A 19-year-old Tampa man was killed in a motorcycle accident late Saturday night. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 2005 BMW was traveling northbound on Reflections Club Drive approaching SR-580 (Hillsborough Ave). The 19-year-old was traveling eastbound on SR-580 in the outside lane approac... [Link]
Preventing Injuries to Children on Playgrounds
May 4th, 2016As a parent of young children, Miami Personal Injury Attorney Joseph Lipsky knows too well that for too many children, play time on school and park playgrounds don’t always end with smiling faces. Unfortunately, personal injuries, mainly head injuries, from playground falls are rapidly increasing... [Link]
MCCARTHY v. EVANS
May 4th, 2016There will now be two McCarthy’s on the ballot this summer. Kathleen McCarthy, currently practicing dependency for Regional Conflict Counsel, has filed to run against Kal Evans … Will more incumbents be challenged before Friday’s qualifying deadline? Will there be last-minute musical chairs... [Link]
Jeffrey P. Gale, P.A. // Another Jeb Bush Law Bites the Dust
May 4th, 2016On April 28, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court announced its decision in Marvin Castellanos v. Next Door Company, et al. The case involved a challenge to the constitutionality of Florida Statute 440.34, the law that prescribes the payment of fees to attorneys who represent individuals injured at w... [Link]
Is a Florida Real Estate Contract Void When The Method of Payment is Not Identical to The Terms of The Agreement?
May 4th, 2016According to the case law as of the date of this article, a contract is not void because by accepting the payment the seller waives compliance with a term he or she required to consummate a deal. See: Caldwell v. Snyder, 949 So. 2d 1048 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006) Related: What Happens When a Seller […]... [Link]
Real Trial Lawyers vs. Personal Injury Lawyers
May 4th, 2016More-often-than-not, when meeting with a new client for the first time, I am asked about the chances that their case will go all the way to a trial. The odds that any case will resolve through a jury verdict is very low. The vast majority of personal injury claims (greater than 90%) resolve at s... [Link]