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Florida Appeals Court Ruling Demonstrates Power of Arbitration Agreements

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, on July 5th, 2017, the Third District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida issued a decision in the case of DDRA, LLC V. JARM, LLC, ET AL. This case involved a dispute over the applicability of a mandatory arbitration provision that had been included in a larger contract. The court’s ruling… Read More »

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What are Teaming Agreements?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A teaming agreement, also sometimes referred to as a teaming arrangement, is a deal between two or more parties that allows them to make a joint bind on a contract. This type of agreement is most often used by contractors that are seeking a large government contract; through, a teaming agreement or joint venture… Read More »

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National Report: Rampant Fraud in Florida’s Drug Treatment Industry

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, NBC News published a shocking report on rampant fraud within Florida’s multi-billion dollar drug rehabilitation and treatment industry. The report centered around Palm Beach County, which has become one of the “rehab capitals” in America’s fight against drug abuse. Here, our experienced West Palm Beach fraud attorneys discuss this alarming new report as… Read More »

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Florida Insurance Brokerage Firm Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit for $100,000

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that Brown & Brown, an insurance brokerage firm that is based in Daytona Beach, Florida, settled a pregnancy discrimination case. Notably, this case was brought against the company after it rescinded a job offer that was granted to a pregnant applicant. In this post, our West… Read More »

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What Florida Employers Need to Know About the Florida Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in February of 1993. The legislation was designed to provide qualifying employees with unpaid, job-protected leave in cases where certain emergency circumstances have arisen. The FMLA puts important obligations on many South Florida employers. Indeed, the failure to comply with… Read More »

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Commercial Landlord Rights: Liens and Distress for Rent Under Florida Law

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Unfortunately, many landlords have been forced to deal with tenants that fail to pay their rent on time. When this happens, the landlord has a legal right to take action, including to force an eviction from their property in accordance with the procedures of Florida law. Of course, if rent is overdue, eviction itself… Read More »

Attorney Michael Pike Featured In Today’s Palm Beach Post

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Palm Beach County Court Dismisses Unfair Trade Practices Claim Against Pokemon Go App Maker

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Pokemon Go is a popular mobile gaming application that uses advanced, augmented reality technology as part of its gameplay. When it was first released in the summer of 2016, it broke Apple’s mobile download records. Though, not everyone was happy with the product. Indeed, a Palm Beach, Florida man sued the game’s app maker,… Read More »

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Florida House Bill 599 Becomes Law on July 1st, 2017: What it Means for Construction Companies

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On June 15th, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 599: Public Works Projects into law. This legislation will officially become effective on July 1st, 2017. The law was heavily favored by construction companies, and received vocal support from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), one of the nation’s largest construction industry largest trade… Read More »

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Considering Becoming a Franchisee? Get Your Franchise Agreement Reviewed

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A franchise can be a great business opportunity for many in people in Florida. By becoming a franchisee, you can use an already established business model to create real value for yourself and your family. When you buy into a franchise, you are creating your own business. That being said, your new business will… Read More »

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