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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!

  • Former Royal Caribbean Crew Member Convicted of Murdering Family Who He Met During Cruise

    May 28th, 2017

    Newspapers are reporting that a jury in Canada convicted a former Royal Caribbean waiter, from Mauritius, of murdering a young woman and her family who he met during a cruise in 2009.  In December of 2009, two weeks before Christmas, 24 year-old Shakti Ramsurrun, from the country of Mauritius... [Link]
  • Florida Eliminates the Benefit-of-the-Beneficiary Rule

    May 28th, 2017

    Historically, the settlor’s intent is the key item in guiding the administration of a trust. Further, a settlor has a pretty free hand in crafting how a trust will operate, subject to some public policy limitations and legal doctrines (such as the Rule Against Perpetuities). Knowingly or unknowing... [Link]
  • Risks and Activities Covered by Insurance Policies

    May 28th, 2017

    Often, your insurance policy will protect your property from loss by burglary, larceny, and other types of offenses. However, policies also contain numerous exclusions so it is important to read the small type in these policies because insurance companies often narrow these common-law offenses by pl... [Link]
  • Celebrity Constellation Delayed in Barcelona

    May 27th, 2017

    Celebrity Cruises passengers intending to depart yesterday on the Celebrity Constellation from Barcelona, Spain are stuck in that port for two days due to propulsion issues, even though the cruise ship just came out of dry dock. During the recent two week dry dock, two new restaurants were construc... [Link]
  • Sue and Labor Clauses

    May 27th, 2017

    A “sue and labor clause” is typically found in a marine insurance policy and typically provides:1 And in case of any Loss or Misfortune, it shall be lawful and necessary for the Assured,… Factors, Servants and Assigns, to sue, labor and travel for, in and about the defense, safeguard and recov... [Link]
  • GOVERNOR SCOTT NAMES NEWEST 3RD DCA JUDGE .....

    May 26th, 2017

    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:BREAKING NEWS .......YOUR NEWEST 3rd DCA Judge is:JUDGE NORMA LINDSEYJudge Lindsey fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Linda Wells.  Judge Lindsey began her career in private practice in 1993 with the law firm of Hornsby, Sacher.  She worked for a number of la... [Link]
  • Memorial Day — Thank you to those fallen heroes

    May 26th, 2017

      Giving your life to your country; to honor your family; to defend the ideals of a great country; and to defend our home land. Can there be anything more honorable than this? Many fallen heroes have heard the call to service of our country and have given their lives for a great nation. Memorial D... [Link]
  • A New Arrest While a Person is on Probation in Florida Could Mean Automatic Bond Revocation

    May 26th, 2017

    When a person is arrested for a new criminal charge in Florida, that person is entitled to a hearing to have a reasonable bond set for the case.  Not everyone will get a bond.  For instance, some charges are so serious that a judge might set no bond for a person.  A person’s criminal history, [... [Link]
  • More federal judges?

    May 26th, 2017

    Senators Rubio and Nelson have proposed more federal judges in Florida, with 3 new judgeships going to SDFLA.  But we have a bunch of openings now and a bunch more coming, so I'm not sure how adding more slots that aren't being filled is going to help... [Link]
  • Trumps' Pick for 11th -- All Corporate All the Time.

    May 26th, 2017

    I'm starting to get annoyed with judge picks who never had to find and represent a real person in a dispute involving "real person" problems -- someone ripped them off, ran into them, sold them a defective phone, you had to help them with a worker's comp issue, car got repossessed, you know -- that... [Link]