Yearly Archives: 2014

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...

Oakland Raiders settle wages lawsuit with cheerleaders for $1.25 million

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/oakland_raiders_settl… Oakland Raiders settle wages lawsuit with cheerleaders for $1.25 million The Oakland Raiders will pay $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit brought by nearly 90 current and former cheerleaders for underpayment of wages. Reuters reported Thursday that the proposed settlement, which must still be approved by the court, would cover the previous four NFL seasons. According to the deal, Raiders Continue Reading...

Florida Woman Posts .415 BAC: After Driving to Pick Up Her Kid

http://crimcourts.wordpress.com/2014/09/09/florida-woman-pos… Florida Woman Posts .415 BAC: After Driving to Pick Up Her Kid  New Port Richey resident Renata Congleton caught the attention of school officials when she struck two vehicles when picking up her child up from school Friday, and smartly called authorities. When cops confronted her at her house, they allege that she admitted driving and leaving the scene of the 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 ties Continue Reading...

1 of 3 county judges charged with DUI pleads guilty against counsel’s advice, gets probation

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/against_counsels_advi… 1 of 3 county judges charged with DUI pleads guilty against counsel’s advice, gets probation A suspended Florida judge accused of twice taking the bench while intoxicated has pleaded guilty, against the advice of her defense counsel, in a drunken-driving case over a rear-end accident in which another motorist was injured. “I am going to plead guilty because I Continue Reading...

The Standard for Oral Modification of a Written Contract Containing a ‘No Oral Modification’ Clause

http://floridacontractlaw.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-standard-for-oral-modification-of.html The Standard for Oral Modification of a Written Contract Containing a ‘No Oral Modification’ Clause You read that title right. Courts are generally supposed to honor the agreements of private parties wherever possible. Therefore, one might think that where a written contract between two parties prohibits oral modification of the contract, courts would be inclined to reject argument that Continue Reading...

Former FSU law student takes plea, gets 3 years for shooting fellow student in the back

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/former_fsu_law_studen… Former FSU law student takes plea, gets 3 years for shooting fellow student in the back A former Florida State University law student was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison for shooting another student in the back in 2012. The victim, identified in 2012 news reports as Tyler Thomas, then a second-year law student, objected to the sentence. Continue Reading...
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