Junod joins Shuffield Lowman Orlando

John Junod has the Orlando office of ShuffieldLowman.  Junod is a transactional attorney focusing on real estate, mainly representing homebuilders and developers. Before joining ShuffieldLowman, Junod provided multi-state legal support to a Fortune 500 company, which included assisting in implementation of corporate policies and procedures on a broad level, and performing contract review of property acquisition for residential developments across the eastern U.S. … [Read more...]

Abigail Cohen to Klein & Associates

BOCA RATON -- Abigail Cohen has joined Eric N. Klein & Associates in Boca Raton as a senior trial attorney. Cohen devotes her time to family law and related matters. Cohen is a South Florida native. In 1986, she received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida. In 1993, she received her Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, graduating with high honors: Magna Cum Laude; Dean’s List; Ranked 7th in her class; and Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Award and scholarship recipient. … [Read more...]

Parents Cope with Fallout of Sanford Tragedy

As the shooting that divided the nation gets closer to a trial, parents of Trayvon Martin, and George Zimmerman, are preparing for the case to reopen wounds. By FRANCES ROBLES, Special to the MIAMI HERALD -- The last time she was on TV with her face obscured by shadows, George Zimmerman’s mother explained, that her son’s roots are Afro-Peruvian. In the 10 months since her teenage son was killed, Trayvon Martin’s mom became a nationally known activist who mostly sleeps in hotels as she bounces from one speaking engagement to another talking about self-defense laws. “As a mother, this is a job,” said Sybrina Fulton, whose son Trayvon became a household name after Zimmerman shot and killed him in a townhouse complex in Sanford. “It is a position I never wanted.” Read more here: http://hrld.us/YkvRrt … [Read more...]

Florida justices limit private doctor-lawyer talks

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Malpractice defendants must not try to circumvent a Florida law that bars them from obtaining confidential medical information about plaintiffs from other doctors or dentists who are treating them, the state Supreme Court said in a ruling. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Florida-justices-limit-private-doctor-lawyer-talks-4135537.php#ixzz2FyopgaTL … [Read more...]

Florida’s Law Against Loud Music in Vehicles Struck Down

By Lloyd Dunkelberger -- THE LEDGER TALLAHASSEE BUREAU | Florida's law telling drivers who blast their car stereos loudly to turn it down is an unconstitutional restriction of free-speech rights, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The decision will reverberate throughout the state in communities that have modeled local ordinances and restrictions on the state law. In Thursday's ruling, based on two Pinellas County cases, the state's highest court upheld an opinion from the Lakeland-based 2nd District Court of Appeal that nullified the 2005 state law that allowed police officers to pull over motorists if their sound systems are "plainly audible" from 25 feet away. http://www.theledger.com/article/20121213/POLITICS/121219683?Title=Florida-s-Law-Against-Loud-Music-in-Vehicles-Struck-Down … [Read more...]