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3M Earplug Lawsuit Update: 3M is 0 for 3 After Losing $7.1 Million Verdict on Earplugs

Sat May 22, 2021 by on Press Releases

3M Earplug Lawsuit Update: 3M is 0 for 3 After Losing $7.1 Million Verdict on Earplugs

American conglomerate 3M, known for manufacturing safety and other equipment for various industries, is facing multi-district litigation in Florida over the sale of faulty dual-ended combat arms earplugs for soldiers. Last month, a jury trial hit 3M with a multimillion-dollar verdict after finding 3M liable for the hearing loss and tinnitus suffered by the three members of the armed forces. […]

GAME OVER: Florida Supreme Court says it’s time to move cases and orders Districts to Comply

Thu May 13, 2021 by on Florida Law News

GAME OVER: Florida Supreme Court says it’s time to move cases and orders Districts to Comply

As stay at home orders, moratoriums, and, for many, working remotely from home becomes a memory of the COVID Pandemic, the Florida Supreme Court is trying to force each judicial district to catch up on lost time. The impact will be profound on judges, lawyers, and their clients. Cases will move along faster, and more work will be required by […]

Mother’s Day Message

Thu May 6, 2021 by on Uncategorized

Mother’s Day Message

Dear Friends: “Home is where your mom is.”—Unknown This Mother’s Day is different. The pandemic challenged our concept of home and our parental roles as perhaps never before. Many of us moms (as well as dads and guardians) had to make decisions to change or leave employment to assume full or part-time roles of teaching our children due to school […]

Steaming Hot: Luxury Home Sales in South Florida

Tue Apr 27, 2021 by on Florida Real Estate & Real Estate

Steaming Hot: Luxury Home Sales in South Florida

Since late last year, residential properties in South Florida ranging from $1 million plus to over $15 million have been selling at incredible pace. Single family sales doubled, with average sales prices increasing 20.1% from $2.55 million to $3.06 million, with all cash deals more than doubling. While high-end condo market sales are arguably outpacing single family home, the overall […]

For Sale By Owner: Home Buyers And Sellers Moving Away From Traditional Real Estate Transactions

Thu Mar 25, 2021 by on Real Estate

For Sale By Owner

Home Buyers And Sellers Moving Away From Traditional Real Estate Transactions BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – When it comes to real estate here in South Florida and many other areas of the country, it’s a hot sellers’ market and market experts say more people are foregoing the traditional path and taking the process into their own hands. When Suzanne Tuccelli and her […]

Refinancing for Cash? Join the crowd!

cash out refinance

In 2021, more Americans have taken cash from cash-out refis than any time since the Financial Crisis of 2008. U.S. homeowners cashed out a record $152.7 billion in home equity last year, up from 42% since 2019 and the most since 2007, according to mortgage giant Freddie Mac. Why the uptick? The pandemic has certainly brought challenges to us all. […]

Landlords Are Accepting Partial Rent Payments. Ruling Shows This Might Be a Mistake

Landlords Are Accepting Partial Rent Payments. Ruling Shows This Might Be a Mistake

The economic downturn amid the COVID-19 pandemic has caused some to accept partial rent payments from struggling tenants. By Cedra Mayfield | March 04, 2021 at 07:16 PM | The original version of this story was published on Daily Report Online Closeup of red, white for rent sign attached, hanging on wooden apartment, house, home, building door with glass windows Landlords, beware. The economic downturn amid […]

Are Real Estate Broker Commissions Under Attack?

Mon Mar 1, 2021 by on Real Estate & Real Estate Law

Are Real Estate Broker Commissions Under Attack?

Broker commissions for residential real estate are being challenged. With more and more home buyers relying more on technology for video-tours and neighborhood research, “traditional” real estate commissions are being challenged and yet have largely remained unchanged. Paid by the home seller, the commissions are typically as high as six percent, three percent being paid to the seller’s agent and […]