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There Are More Boating Accidents in Florida than Any Other State

Some people are shocked by the stats while others aren’t surprised at all. No matter which camp you fall into, the fact of the matter is the same: Florida leads nation in boating accidents. At the Law Offices of Gilbert and Smallman, we’ve worked with many clients who were injured in boating accidents and we…

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Is There a Case Against Disney After Alligator Attack?

A tragedy recently took place in the happiest place on earth. A two-year-old toddler was playing on a man-made beach with his family when an alligator dragged him off. The boy’s father tried to fight the alligator off but to no avail. Unfortunately, after a long search, rescuers found the boy’s drowned body. There’s no…

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Could Your Relationship Affect Your Alimony?

If you’re currently receiving alimony and are living with someone you’re in a romantic relationship with, it’s important to know that your cohabitation may be putting your alimony at risk. A recent article in the National Law Review is specific to Virginia law but in some ways parallels the laws here in Florida. In the…

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Foreclosures May Be Dropping but You May Still Be in Danger

Foreclosure rates across the country continue to decline but that doesn’t mean you’re in the clear. It doesn’t really matter what the market is doing as a whole when your home is at risk. A recent article in Market Watch titled Here are the winners and losers as the foreclosure crisis slogs into extra innings,…

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Why Does Treasure Coast Lead Florida in Traffic Accidents?

The Florida counties of Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin are leading the state in traffic crashes. A recent article in the TC Palm investigated the reasons behind it. Rich Campbell wrote an article in the opinion section titled Rich Campbell: Do you reside in Treasure Coast county that leads Florida in traffic crash increases?….

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Excessive South Florida Condo Fees May Be Illegal

A story that’s just coming to light in the Miami area seems to indicate that some of the excessively high application fees at Miami area condos are illegal. An article by the Miami Herald titled South Florida condo boards rip off consumers with high application fees has all the details. Nicholas Nehamas writes, “Condo associations…

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The Blurred Lines That Come with Plain Clothes Police

Officer involved shootings raise far more questions than they ever solve. Why? How? Who is responsible? This controversy elevates when officers are not in their uniforms at the times of these shootings. Even when the incident doesn’t result in a fatality, there are plenty of legitimate questions one should have when it comes to plain…

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Protection When You’re in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time

Life can be cold at times. Injustice is an unfortunate reality that plays out for far too many people throughout the United States. Miami is certainly no different. In many ways, it is in fact infamous for this. Injustice comes in many forms. These include wrongful arrests and mistaken identities. You never know when you…

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The Latest Episode for Accused DUI Driver Includes GPS Fitting

A DUI case can be life-changing. There are a number of lingering consequences that extend long past injuries and prison time. Restitution payments can cripple someone who has served their time and paid their debt to society. It is imperative that people receive the proper legal representation to protect themselves from punishments that go way…

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High Profile Commissioner Found Not Guilty of DUI

In a high profile case, a Miami commissioner was recently found not guilty in a DUI case. Consider a recent article for NBC Miami titled “Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz Found Not Guilty in Key West DUI Case.” The author of the article writes, “Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose ‘Pepe’ Diaz has been found not guilty in…

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