Yearly Archives: 2014

Families of 9 school-shooting victims sue maker, seller of Bushmaster rifle used in Newtown massacre

http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/families_of_newtown_s… Families of 9 school-shooting victims sue maker, seller of Bushmaster rifle used in Newtown massacre The families of nine children shot to death at a Connecticut elementary school on Dec. 14, 2012, as well as a surviving teacher, have filed suit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the semi-automatic Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the attack. Adam Lanza Continue Reading...

The Rise of Extreme Daycare – Pacific Standard: The Science of Society

http://www.psmag.com/navigation/business-economics/rise-extr… The Rise of Extreme Daycare – Pacific Standard: The Science of Society More Americans are working late-night and early-morning hours. Who’s looking after their kids? In the garden of Dee’s Tots Childcare, amid the sunflowers, cornstalks, and plastic cars, a three-year-old girl with beads in her braids and a two-year-old blond boy are shimmying. These are Deloris Hogan’s 6:45 Continue Reading...

The Best and Worst Things About Divorce During the Holidays

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/diane-l-danois-jd/the-best-and… The Best and Worst Things About Divorce During the Holidays | Diane L. Danois, J.D. There are many clichés relating to divorce, which all seem to reverberate in hushed conversations and text messages. “Time heals all wounds.” “Things will be better next year.” “You deserve better.” “There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.” (Oh no, I used that one Continue Reading...

Judge issues temporary ban on Fort Lauderdale arrests for feeding homeless in public.

http://www.local10.com/news/judge-issues-temporary-ban-on-fe… Judge issues temporary ban on Fort Lauderdale arrests for feeding homeless in public A Broward County judge issued an order Tuesday that temporarily bans punishment for feeding homeless in Fort Lauderdale.  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A Broward County judge issued an order Tuesday that temporarily bans turning people feeding the homeless outdoors in Fort Lauderdale into lawbreakers. Judge Thomas Lynch ruled Continue Reading...

Supreme Court to Consider When Facebook Threats are True Threats

https://crimcourts.wordpress.com/2014/11/24/supreme-court-to… Supreme Court to Consider When Facebook Threats are True Threats The Supreme Court is going to hear a case next week that will determine when threats posted on social media, in this case Facebook, rise to the level of a true threat. The case in question dealt with comments Anthony Elonis made toward his estranged wife (and others). He Continue Reading...

Three Most Common Crimes In Miami

http://www.criminaldefensefirmmiami.com/3-most-common-crimes… Three Most Common Crimes In Miami Even in the safest neighborhoods in the United States, criminals lurk around every corner. There are good areas and bad areas to every city in the country, but many of the larger cities gain a faster reputation because of the publicity they receive. The city of Miami, Florida is no different than any Continue Reading...

How do Florida courts establish paternity in child support cases?

http://www.davidbmitchell.com/blog/2014/11/how-do-florida-co… How do Florida courts establish paternity in child support cases? Generally speaking, a child has a legal father if the child’s parents are married at the moment it is born. If, however, the parents are not married at the time of birth, the child does not have a legal father, meaning that if the prospective father wishes to exercise Continue Reading...

Marijuana Grow Houses and Legal Ramifications

http://www.dmt-law.com/Blog/2014/November/Narcotics-Detectiv… Marijuana Grow Houses and Legal Ramifications Despite budget cuts and reduced overtime, Miami-Dade narcotics detectives continue to bust marijuana grow houses. Last months, local law enforcement took down 13 marijuana grow houses and made 11 arrests. The results netted approximately 500 pounds of marijuana with a street value in excess of $2 million. In addition to marijuana, guns were Continue Reading...

What do Florida Courts Consider During Child Custody Disputes?

http://www.miamidivorcelawattorneyblog.com/2014/11/what-do-f… What do Florida Courts Consider During Child Custody Disputes? Children are always the most important aspect to consider during any divorce. Decisions regarding where the children will live and how they will be supported following the divorce is always fertile ground for dispute. Florida now places a greater emphasis on both parents being actively involved in the lives of Continue Reading...
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