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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!

  • YOU'RE GO ON THAT 1202 ALARM

    July 23rd, 2017

    If you're a space nerd, like we are, than you are very familiar with the 1201 and 1202 alarms that Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Pilot Dr. Buzz Aldrin encountered about 5200 feet above the Lunar surface on July 20, 1969. Apollo is what makes America great. We are the only country to make Human... [Link]
  • Appraisers Agreeing Not To Include Issues of Loss May Render Policyholders with No Later Recovery

    July 23rd, 2017

    Appraisals can result in losing propositions for policyholders. I often teach that policyholders need to make certain that they do their best during appraisal and not expect a bad award to get overturned. Policyholders need very hardworking, honest, and knowledgeable persons selected as their apprai... [Link]
  • Disposition of U.S. Partnership Interest Will Not Result in Effectively Connected Income to Foreign Partner

    July 23rd, 2017

    What happens when a foreign individual or corporation sells an interest in a partnership that is engaged in a U.S. trade or business? The Internal Revenue Code does not directly answer this question - the answer lies at the intersection of several provisions and principles:a. Foreign persons are sub... [Link]
  • What is the Difference Between Mediation and Trial

    July 21st, 2017

    Whenever a plaintiff brings an action against a defendant the parties can try to resolve their differences before ever going into court. If the negotiations break down the plaintiff will sue the defendant. The end result of filing a lawsuit is a trial.   A trial is what you see on TV.  The when pa... [Link]
  • From Prince to a President

    July 21st, 2017

    Dear Mr. President, girl you need pussy control. Seriously and WTF? This presidency is like The Hindenburg meets The Titanic to go on The Poseidon Adventure to The Towering Inferno. Only this time, Shelly Winters is not here to save the day. Dumpster fire does not begin to describe it, you need a wh... [Link]
  • RIP Richard Strafer

    July 21st, 2017

    RIP Richard Strafer.What a tragedy. Richard was a friend. A really great guy. Brilliant lawyer. He could spot a great issue and crank out a 50-page perfect brief faster than anyone I knew. Here's the DBR obit:Miami criminal appellate lawyer G. Richard Strafer died Friday after contracting a mystery... [Link]
  • Standard Fire Insurance Policies Still Provide Basic Protections—A Major Victory for Policyholders and Merlin Law Group

    July 21st, 2017

    The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal’s opinion this week in Streit v. Metropolitan Casualty Insurance Company,1 is a major victory for policyholders in Illinois. There, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the lower court judgment entered in favor of my clients, Wesley and Barbara Streit, arising out of Me... [Link]
  • Florida Execution Scheduled for August 2017

    July 21st, 2017

    The Florida Execution Schedule is up and running again.  Governor Rick Scott has signed the Death Warrant for an August execution, the first execution for Florida in 18 months. Mark James Asay is scheduled to be executed by the State of Florida on August 24, 2017, at six o'clock in the afternoon. [Link]
  • THE JUICE IS LOOSE!

    July 20th, 2017

    Orenthal James Simpson was granted parole today in his nine to thirty-three year prison sentence for the contretemps in a Las Vegas hotel wherein he participated in a poorly conceived and poorly executed plan to "rob" the individuals who had some of his sports memorabilia. Longtime and careful read... [Link]
  • Emails – An essential tool that can make you look like a fool

    July 20th, 2017

    Politics aside, the emails which the President’s son recently published serve as a reminder that email is a very powerful tool – one that can be both beneficial and detrimental.  The President’s son has admitted that, in hindsight, he should have handled the situation differently.  He’s pr... [Link]