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Can Someone Sue You For A Zika Infection?

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Spencer Aronfeld

What began as a non-threatening mosquito-borne illness has now become a full-blown epidemic in many South and Central American countries. Zika has eve...

CDC Reports Dismal Scores During Royal Caribbean Ship Inspection

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.19.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

For decades the CDC has provided one of the few US governmental oversights of the cruise industry, developing and attempting to implement a comprehensive sanitation program designed primarily to curtail and, ideally, eliminate the spread of gastrointestinal diseases.

Top 3 Must See Cruise Ships Of 2016!

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 07.07.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The year 2016 is certainly turning out to be one of the most exciting in the history of the cruise line industry with the launching of three new ships designed and destined to change forever the cruise experience many have enjoyed in the past.

New Florida Law Defines Negligence in Workers' Compensation Cases

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Stephanie R. Caudle

Personal injury cases often turn on whether one party was negligent. However, at law, negligence can have several different meanings.

Could Smartphones Make You A Smarter Driver?

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 06.28.2016 | Technology
Stephanie R. Caudle

More companies are investing in ways to make smartphones safer for drivers while lessening texting and driving. The potential benefits could mean the difference between life and death.

Carnival's New Ship "Vista" Features The World's First Beer Brewery At Sea

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The 133,500-ton Vista has a maximum passenger capacity of 4,980 and boasts what we believe is the first-ever craft beer brewery at sea.

RCCL Unleashes a Leviathan: Harmony of the Seas

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.18.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Wake the kids and call the neighbors, or at least notify those folks at Guinness Book of World Records, because the largest cruise ship in the world j...

Could Social Media Impact Your Personal Injury Claim?

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Stephanie R. Caudle

The use of social media is becoming more and more common. In fact, as of January 2014, 74 percent of adults who used the internet also used social med...

Disney Cruise Line Passengers Sickened at Sea Due to Norovirus Outbreak

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that 131 passengers and 14 crew members aboard Disney Cruise Line's Wonder ship fell ill t...

Ways Social Media Impacts Law

Brad Reid | Posted 03.03.2016 | Crime
Brad Reid

Social media, broadly defined, is having a powerful impact in the U.S. legal environment. Additionally, as social media crosses national boundaries, global legal concerns, not addressed in this brief comment, must be considered in practice.

A Lawyer's Perspective on Suing Cruise Lines

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 12.10.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

I write frequently about legal issues concerning the cruise industry.  I was surprised at the number and tenor of the comments posted about my recent...

Pitbull to Christen Norwegian Cruise Line's Newest and Biggest Cruise Ship Yet

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 11.02.2015 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Norwegian Cruise, the third largest cruise line, is intent on giving market leaders Carnival and Royal Caribbean a run for the competitive market share of passenger money by adding the newest cruise ship in the world to its 14-vessel fleet.

More Mega Cruise Ships On The Way

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 09.25.2016 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

The arrival of a mega ship could double a small port's population by adding an entire city of sick people. Moreover, the larger mega cruise ships will, by having more people aboard, increase the passengers' risk of outbreaks of illnesses like the norovirus.

Is the Legal Doctrine of 'Res Ipsa Loquitur' Losing Its Voice?

Brad Reid | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Typically an individual suing another person for injuries must prove exactly what was improper (negligent) about the defendant's conduct. However, in some situations the law shifts the requirement to the defendant to demonstrate that she or he did act properly.

3 Ways to Protect Your Personal Injury Award or Settlement from Your Divorce

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 04.19.2015 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

What happens to your money from a personal injury award or settlement, when you divorce? The short answer is, "It depends."

Is No One Legally Liable for a Defectively Installed Handicap Accessible Shower Bench?

Brad Reid | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Brad Reid

The Tennessee Supreme Court recently declined to impose liability on either an independent contractor or a hotel owner when a defectively installed ha...

Woman Sues Employer for Premature Birth

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 08.13.2014 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

A significant shift in the law has just made it more difficult for the injured to get justice in Florida. The change occurred quietly when Florida's Third District Court of Appeal affirmed the dismissal of the personal injury case of Maria Franco Perez, a Miami woman who brought suit against her employer alleging that her stress level at work caused her to give birth 20 weeks early.

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.

Ride Sharing vs. Traditional Taxis: How do Injury Insurance Claims Compare?

Christian Denmon | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Christian Denmon

The reality is that Lyft and Uber provide massive mounts of insurance coverage for passengers personally than the coverage provided by taxi companies. The very same taxi companies leading the campaign claiming that ridesharing companies will leave you without coverage.

In Lawsuit Jungle, Clients Need a 'Bill of Rights'

Sara Warner | Posted 06.07.2014 | DC
Sara Warner

The well-established Los Angeles attorney clearly meant to counter my argument that we need a civil litigation "clients bill of rights," but he was inadvertently proving my key point: most of us have no idea about the "dark side" of civil justice.

An Under-Examined Danger Of Insomnia

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

You may know that insomnia puts you at greater risk for serious health problems, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. But did you know that insomnia may also increase your risk of injury?

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.

Lessons From the School of Hard Knocks

Don McNay | Posted 03.04.2012 | Small Business
Don McNay

After nearly 30 years of helping people with their money, I figured out long ago that financial issues were rarely about rates of return or asset allocation. Money is usually about emotions. Most of the time, people are using money to buy something that is missing in their lives.

My Doctor Says I'm Not Dead But I Want a Second Opinion

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

When I was growing up, my family relied upon a stable of health care professionals whose idiosyncrasies remain seared into my memory.

Never Stop Suing: The Case of the North Face v. Little Jimmy Winkelmann

Randy Whattoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Randy Whattoff

Early last month, outdoor apparel manufacturer the North Face sued college freshman Jimmy Winkelmann and his company, the South Butt, for selling a line of clothing that parodies that of the North Face.