Florida /ˈflɒrɪdə/ is a state in the southeastern region of the United States, bordered to the west by the Gulf of Mexico, to the north by Alabama and Georgia, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the south by the Straits of Florida. Florida is the 22nd most extensive, the 4th most populous, and the 8th most densely populated of the 50 United States. The state capital is Tallahassee, the largest city is Jacksonville, and the largest metropolitan area is the Miami metropolitan area.Much of Florida is a peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Straits of Florida. Its geography is notable for a coastline, omnipresent water and the threat of hurricanes.
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    • ATL’s Law School Rankings

      1 Yale Law School 1 → 0 87.45 2 Harvard Law School 3 ↑ 1 86.59 3 Stanford Law School 2 ↓ 1 85.76 4 Columbia Law School 8 ↑ 4 77.7 5 University of Chicago Law School 4 ↓ 1 77.05 6 NYU School of Law 10 ↑ 4 76.69 7 Duke Law School 6 ↓ 1 75.16 8 University of Pennsylvania Law School 5 ↓ 3 74.43 9 University of Virginia Law School 7 ↓ 2 73.89 10 University of Michigan Law School 12 ↑ 2 69.

      Above the Law- 16 readers -
    • Dion v. Y.S.G. Enterprises - Injury to Drunk Driver May Not be Compensable

      Drunk drivers cause unimaginable devastation. According to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, nearly 700 people die every year in Florida due to drunk driving accidents. Thousands more suffer severe and permanent injuries. Victims of drunk drivers in Florida may have several options when it comes to recovery of damages from at-fault drivers, vehicle owners, ...

      Florida Injury Lawyer Blog- 1 readers -
    • Bilesky v. Shopko - Sanctions for Spoilation of Evidence

      When important evidence in a civil injury case has been destroyed, altered or simply lost, this is called "spoilation of evidence." Because this kind of action can throw off an entire injury case, it might seem defendants in such actions would have incentive to conveniently "lose" key documents, video or other evidence.

      Florida Injury Lawyer Blog- 9 readers -
  • The Worst Law Of The Week: Re-Homing

    … of $5,000 and up to five years in prison. Colorado, Florida and Ohio are considering similar laws. "Considering"? What is there to consider? I struggle to understand the pros behind allowing people to advertise baby adoption to other private parties. Ann Haralambie, a former chair of the ABA Family Law Section's Juvenile Law and Needs of Children Committee, said of re-homing, "At best, it's abandonment, and at worst, it's human trafficking." The worst law I heard about this week is that there is no law to stop this. …

    Elie Mystal/ Above the Law- 1 readers -
  • Florida Wrongful Death when the Tortfeasor Is a Beneficiary

    … In a very tragic recent case, the Second District addressed how the Wrongful Death Act interacts with Section 732.802, Florida Statutes, which prevents a person who unlawfully and intentionally kills another from benefiting from the deceased person’s estate. In Cosman v. Rodriguez, the defendant had been convicted of killing his wife of many…

    Florida Personal Injury Lawyer Blog- 1 readers -
  • Medicare’s New Nursing Home Rating System

    … will have a reliable rating system when making the important decision about where to entrust a loved one’s care. At Kaire & Heffernan, LLC, we believe in holding nursing homes accountable. If you or a loved one has suffered injury in a Florida nursing home that failed to uphold a high standard of care, we can help. Contact our office to find out more today. Related Articles …

    Mark Kaire/ Kaire & Heffernan- 2 readers -
  • His story sounds fishy...DUI or battered fish?

    …. That is below the legal limit of a .08 but under Wisconsion law he was not allowed to drive with any B.A.C. above a .02 because of his numerous priors. Przybyla was arrested on numerous charges including felony DUI, DWLSR and traffic infractions. His next court date is in January. LEGAL ANALYSIS In Florida a DUI is usually a misdemeanor but can…

    Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog- 1 readers -
  • Fugitive Ponzi Schemer Uses Proceeds to Cryogenically Freeze Wife

    … for his own use. Although he has fled the country, these charges against him will persist and so will our efforts to bring him back to face them.” You can’t make this stuff up. For further information about this securities law blog post, please contact Brenda Hamilton, Securities Attorney at 101 Plaza Real S, Suite 202 N, Boca Raton Florida, (561…

    Securities Lawyer 101- 2 readers -
  • It's Not Over Until The Fat Lady Sings!

    …Florida's same-sex marriage ban has been declared unconstitutional, but it's still on the books. This is creating some confusion. Top law firm Greenberg Traurig — which advised county clerks in Florida they risk criminal charges if they issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — on Friday announced it actually supports the couples’ right…

    South Florida Lawyers- 1 readers -
  • Update: “I’ll pay them a million dollars if they can do it.”

    … Florida law was whether “a reasonable, objective person would have understood [the lawyer's words] to be an invitation to contract.” And: “The exaggerated amount of ‘a million dollars’ – the common choice of movie villains and schoolyard wagerers alike — indicates that this was hyperbole.” And yet more: “we find it neither prudent nor permissible…

    Walter Olson/ Overlawyered- 2 readers -
  • How Low Can You Go, InfiLaw?

    … the bar. InfiLaw should be promptly and thoroughly investigated not only by the ABA and Department of Education but by the Higher Education Commissions in the states where they operate and the Consumer Protection Divisions of the Florida, North Carolina and Arizona State Attorney Generals' Offices, and/or DoJ. They must not be permitted to continue to operate in this disgraceful manner. …

    Paul Caron/ TaxProf Blog- 3 readers -
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