Florida

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.
Posts about Florida
  • Legal Ethics – Atlanta, Georgia – December

    … to satisfy their yearly continuing legal education (CLE) requirement. Florida’s added this language to their Rule 4-1.1. Other states have taken a vaguer tack. Arizona was relatively ahead of the other states when, in 2009, it declared: “as a matter of legal competence under Rule 1.1, a lawyer must have competence in the skills reasonably necessary…

    Erin H. Gerstenzang- 24 readers -
  • Marijuana DUI | Florida Law

    … South Florida Criminal Attorney | DUI Attorney Blog Marijuana DUI Blood Test Marijuana DUI | Amendment 2 In November 2016, the citizens of Florida passed Amendment 2. Amendment 2 legalizes possession and use of marijuana for individuals who have been diagnosed with certain debilitating illnesses. Given the passage of Amendment 2…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 23 readers -
  • Nursing Home Abuse Statistics

    …Facts & statistics regarding elder abuse in US nursing homes. Nursing Home Abuse Statistics While researchers may differ on some statistical findings, one thing on which they generally agree is that nursing home abuse has reached epidemic proportions and now requires collaborative intervention. Unlike child abuse and domestic violence…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 22 readers -
  • Who Wants a Free House? Applying Res Judicata to Foreclosure Cases

    … As the backlog of judicial foreclosure cases grew substantially in recent years in states such as New York, New Jersey, and Florida, many homeowners found their cases dragging on for years or even ignored altogether by their mortgage lenders. As the statute of limitations began to run on foreclosure actions, some homeowners found themselves…

    Ronald D. Weiss, PC- 20 readers -
  • Medicaid Fraud Leads to Prison for Assisted Living Owner

    … A 68-year-old Coral Gables, Florida woman is headed to prison for 33 months after being convicted in a shocking Medicaid fraud scheme. U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven sentenced Ilfrenise Charlemagne to prison after her guilty plea to a federal wire fraud charge. The plea was part of an agreement in which Charlemagne avoided trial…

    Due Diligence- 19 readers -
  • INTERIOR DESIGNER LICENSURE

    …, they are not allowed to advertise as an interior designer. Well, this is a pretty big deal to residential interior designers. A federal court has stated that this is violative of the First Amendment. Based on this ruling, a residential interior designer may advertise himself/herself as an interior designer notwithstanding the language in the statute…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 18 readers -
  • APPELLATE ATTORNEY’S FEES AND THE SIGNIFICANT ISSUES TEST

    … be deemed the prevailing party under Florida Statute s. 713.29 (statute that authorizes prevailing party attorney’s fees under Florida’s Construction Lien Law). The appellate court held that neither party was the prevailing party under the significant issues test: “[W]e conclude that each party lost on their appeal, while each party successfully defended…

    Florida Construction Legal Updates- 15 readers -
  • Hurricane Harvey: Law Firms In The Aftermath

    … Hurricane Harvey, as Hurricane Irma is set to barrel down on Florida. While well over one hundred thousand Texas homes are just beginning to evaluate the effects of the first storm, thousands of entrepreneurs are going through the same challenges with their small businesses – and these numbers will only grow if or when Irma hits Florida. Historically…

    Stacey Burke/ Stacey E Burke Blog- 15 readers -
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