Monthly Archives: March 2015

Española Way Accusations of Corruption in Paradise

It was another night in paradise. Or so it seemed to the thousands of souls streaming up and down Española Way like spawning salmon on April 24, 2013. South Beach’s busiest block teemed with techno music and tourists. Hostesses in skimpy skirts flashed flirtatious smiles beneath glowing streetlights. Waiters with Euro-mullets ground black pepper atop overpriced meals. And inebriated couples Continue Reading...

The Prenuptial Agreement Cannot Be a Secret

The Prenuptial Agreement Cannot Be a Secret Times have changed. In the not-too-distant past, prenuptial agreements were not for everyone. The vast majority of people got married without one. The general consensus was that such agreements were only for the ‘rich and famous.’ In today’s climate, people are seemingly more sophisticated than in the past. People marry later, and they Continue Reading...

What Happens to Pets After a Divorce?

What Happens to Pets After a Divorce?We love our pets, and it seems crazy to think that California law views them as property to be divided in the event of a divorce. My dogs, Murphy and Wykid Angel, certainly don’t consider themselves property – they are completely offended and horrified at being categorized as such. So how do we protect Continue Reading...

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson To Resign

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson To ResignST. LOUIS, Mo. — Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, who became one of the city’s most well-known faces after the killing of teenager Michael Brown in August 2014, plans to resign in the wake of a blistering Justice Department report on the revenue-driven policing and court practices Jackson oversaw in the St. Louis suburb.Jackson Continue Reading...

Anti-Revenge Porn Movement Makes Headway

Anti-Revenge Porn Movement Makes HeadwayThe war against revenge porn appears to be turning.Not so long ago, a vindictive ex-lover could spread online explicit photos of a former partner — usually a woman — without much in the way of consequences. That’s no longer the case, the Washington Post reports:Government officials are more aggressively pursuing people who leak such images and Continue Reading...

Florida Negligence Claims Against Pharmacies

The four elements of negligence are duty, breach, causation, and damages. A plaintiff must prove all four elements. Sometimes the most fundamental issue of a negligence claim is in dispute: if the defendant even The four elements of negligence are duty, breach, causation, and damages.  A plaintiff must prove all four elements.  Sometimes the most fundamental issue of a negligence Continue Reading...

Whoops! The Department of Justice Admits That It Misunderstood U.S. Citizenship Law

We all know that immigration law is complicated. We all know that human beings make mistakes. What we don’t expect is that our government can’t figure out who its own citizens are. But time and time again, the government disappoints. The latest culprit is the Department of Justice (DOJ), which employs the most powerful attorneys in the country. The DOJ Continue Reading...

Information from Informants Now Fair Game in Criminal Discovery: Jailhouse “snitches” no longer protected by rules of criminal procedure

The Florida Supreme Court amended the Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure last week, stripping Florida state prosecutors of their discretion to disclose information about informants.  Under a new rule that lifts the curtain on the jailhouse snitches who long have been the source of false testimony in criminal cases,  juries will be provided a more complete picture of the context Continue Reading...
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