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Does Florida's Stand Your Ground Law Stand Up In a Personal Injury Case?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.21.2014 | Crime
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law is probably one of the most controversial and volatile pieces of legislation I have seen in my 25 years of legal experience as a practicing attorney in Florida.

Florida Finally Bans Texting and Driving

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 10.19.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida will finally ban texting and driving -- but why has it taken so long, and how does the new law really work?

"Stand Your Ground"? Whose Ground?

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman, the law -- and the fear. ...

Florida Court Denies Teen Seeking Abortion

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Spencer Aronfeld

The record in the case filed as In Re: Jane Doe reflects that the girl testified that she had no job, was unmarried, lived with her mother, and could not adequately provide for a child. In the case of Jane Doe, the Brevard County Court denied her petition.

The Shocking Truth -- Florida's Defibrillator Law

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.04.2013 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

Florida's law requiring public schools to maintain AEDs and trained personnel on school grounds is simply worthless if there is no duty to utilize these life-saving devices.

Florida Laws See Changes In The New Year

Posted 01.01.2013 | Miami

New Year's Day 2013 brings with it joy, good tidings, and new laws for the Sunshine State. Among the changes: it is no longer illegal to flash head...

WATCH: Should This Man Have A Law License?

Posted 10.03.2012 | Miami

By BILL KACZOR, Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Florida man's bid to become the first undocumented immigrant to obtain a law license in the...

New Florida Teacher Evaluation System Comes Under Fire

Posted 07.17.2012 | Education

Florida’s new teacher evaluation system has come under fire by teachers across the state, the Orlando Sentinel reports. As part of a controversi...

Know Your Child's Legal Rights

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.07.2012 | Parents
Spencer Aronfeld

Here's why you shouldn't sign documents affecting your children's rights to receive compensation for injuries caused by a business without first consulting your family lawyer.

In Sanford, 5,000 Peacefully March For Racial Justice; New Black Panthers Make Appearance

Mike Lapointe | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Mike Lapointe

Thousands of Sanford residents and supporters from around the region gathered Monday to demonstrate their outrage over the handling of the Trayvon Martin incident by law enforcement, and to express their desire for justice.

ALEC, The NRA, And The Killing Of Trayvon Martin

Bill Berkowitz | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Bill Berkowitz

Every once in a while something so egregious happens that ALEC is forced out of the shadows. Investigations surrounding the cold-blooded killing of Trayvon Martin by a self-styled vigilante, could push ALEC out into the open.

Walking While Black

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The outcry over Trayvon's death is absolutely right and just. We need a nation where senseless deaths no longer happen.

Daily Show Targets Contentious Florida Law

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

The Daily Show went after Florida's highly debated welfare drug testing law in a Thursday night segment featuring state Rep. Scott Plakon (R-Longwood)...

Escaping Jim Crow in Florida

Desmond Meade | Posted 03.29.2012 | Miami
Desmond Meade

I'm an American that's free enough to vote and practice law in South Carolina, then I should be free enough to vote and practice law in Florida. Redemption and restoration should be a prevailing spirit throughout the borders of the U.S.

IRS Will Audit 6,000 Businesses and Some May Owe Lots of Money

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

.before you decide to convert all of your employees to independent contractors, you need to know the difference as defined by federal and state law. The IRS is gunning for businesses that mischaracterize employee.