Monthly Archives: September 2014

Surviving a South Florida Canal Crash – Don’t Become a Water Death Statistic

http://www.floridapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/2014/09/surv… Surviving a South Florida Canal Crash – Don’t Become a Water Death Statistic  South Florida’s waterways make beautiful scenery, but they are dangerous. With so many waterways that do not have barriers to keep cars from sliding or crashing into them, canal crashes can easily become fatal. These crashes are more common than you may think. On Sept. 18, Continue Reading...

Shared Parental Responsibility and Co-Parenting

http://remsenlaw.blogspot.com/2011/04/shared-parental-respon… Shared Parental Responsibility and Co-Parenting  When minor children are involved in a divorce, a divorce-reality that is difficult for many people to understand and accept is the concept of shared parental responsibility.  Parental responsibility refers to the authority of a parent to make decisions regarding their child’s education, health care, religion, and any other responsibilities that the court finds unique Continue Reading...

Relocation with Children

http://remsenlaw.blogspot.com/2011/07/relocation-with-childr… Relocation with Children When a court enters an order establishing parental rights and/or time-sharing that court retains jurisdiction until all children subject to the order reach the age of majority (18 years) or until the order is domesticated in or transferred to a different jurisdiction. Pursuant to Florida law, a residential parent cannot permanently relocate a minor child’s principal Continue Reading...

Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Family Law Case?

http://remsenlaw.blogspot.com/2011/04/do-i-really-need-attor… Do I Really Need an Attorney for my Family Law Case? In our opinion, it is always in your best interest to be represented by a practicing family law attorney in a domestic relations case. The truth of the matter is however, that you are not required to be represented by an attorney. You can represent yourself, pro se. Continue Reading...

Williams v. GEICO – Auto Insurance Step-Down Provisions Challenged

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/09/williams-… Williams v. GEICO – Auto Insurance Step-Down Provisions Challenged — Florida is one of a handful of states that recognize family “step down provisions” in auto insurance policies. These provisions are frequently challenged because they purport that certain injured parties, by virtue of their relationship to the negligent party, should receive less. Specifically, these clauses target those with familial Continue Reading...

GEICO v. Rodriguez – Insurer to Pay Sanctions in Pedestrian Injury Claim

http://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/09/geico-v-r… GEICO v. Rodriguez – Insurer to Pay Sanctions in Pedestrian Injury Claim Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeals has ruled an insured’s misrepresentations to the court about his fitness as a driver at the time of a serious crash did not void his insurance policy. Therefore, the company is responsible for paying sanctions imposed against defendant by the court Continue Reading...

Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/florida-family… Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure When you file and serve a petition in a Florida family law case that involves financial issues such as child support, alimony, or the division of property in debts, a clock starts ticking. Within 45 days of the initial pleadings being served on the respondent, each party is required to provide the other party Continue Reading...

Ex-BigLaw partner gets 13 months in tax case, admits he owes $924K to US

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ex_biglaw_partner_get… Ex-BigLaw partner gets 13 months in tax case, admits he owes $924K to US  A former partner at McDermott Will & Emery in Miami has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for failing to file multiple tax returns. Steven Siff, 56, was taken into custody immediately after his sentencing in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, reports the Sun-Sentinel. He Continue Reading...

SEC spent $8.6M collecting $3.7M from former corporate raider in $62M case

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ordered_to_pay_62m_in… SEC spent $8.6M collecting $3.7M from former corporate raider in $62M case Once a high-profile corporate raider, Paul Bilzerian was convicted of fraud in 1989 and served 13 months. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission won a $62 million judgment in a subsequent civil suit. Now, more than 20 years later, the SEC is winding up its efforts to Continue Reading...

Arvizu v. Heights Roofing Inc. – Culpable Negligence in Workplace Injuries

Posthttp://www.floridaaccidentattorneyblog.com/2014/09/arvizu-v-… Arvizu v. Heights Roofing Inc. – Culpable Negligence in Workplace Injuries  Florida workers who suffer serious injury on-the-job are entitled to the “exclusive remedy” of workers’ compensation. What this means is that employees can obtain relatively fast coverage for medical bills, lost wages and temporary disability, without having to prove fault. The threshold for proving culpable negligence is high. Continue Reading...
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