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The State of Florida is Set to Sue a Major Pharmaceutical Company for Stock Fraud

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from The Washington Post, Florida is preparing to sue Valeant, a multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical company, for stock fraud. Florida officials believe that the state pension program has lost $62 million on shares of Valeant that were purchased between 2013 and 2016. Recently, evidence has come to light that the stock price… Read More »

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South Florida Restaurant Settles Age Discrimination Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that a Ruby Tuesday restaurant located in Boca Raton, Florida reached a $45,000 settlement in an age discrimination case. According to the agency, the restaurant violated federal anti-discrimination regulations when it declined to hire an experienced, well-qualified worker for a manager position. When he was not… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Rules in Favor of SiriusXM in Major Copyright Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On October 26th, 2017, the Supreme Court of Florida released an extremely important copyright law decision. In the case of Flo & Eddie, Inc., etc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc., etc., Florida’s highest court ruled in favor of SiriusXM (the broadcaster), and against Flo & Eddie (the artist and potential copyright holder). The Florida… Read More »

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Florida Construction Litigation: Fraudulent Liens

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In Florida, construction contractors and subcontractors have valuable rights to protect themselves against non-payment and underpayment. Indeed, if Florida construction contractors are not paid for the labor and materials that they provide, then they can use a valuable collection tool known as a construction lien (mechanic’s lien). Under Florida’s construction lien statute, unpaid contractors… Read More »

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Miami Company Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Take up Copyright Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On October 13th, 2017, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp., a journalism collective headquartered in Miami, Florida, filed a petition asking the Supreme Court of the United States to hear an appeal in its copyright law case. Specifically, the company wants the nation’s highest court to resolve a circuit split that currently exists in copyright… Read More »

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Getting an Injunction for Trade Secret Misappropriation

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Under Florida law (Chapter 688), trade secrets are entitled to certain legal protections. As a business owner or operator, you need to be able to protect your company’s valuable trade secrets against any type of unlawful use. If you have been a victim of trade secret misappropriation, it is imperative that you speak to… Read More »

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Medical Practice Dissolution in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Dissolving any type of business in Florida can be a complicated process. To ensure that things are wrapped up properly, there are many different critical issues that will need to be addressed. With medical practices, dissolving a business can be even more challenging. There are several industry-specific matters, from HIPAA requirements to other patient… Read More »

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What to Do If Your Miami Business is Facing RICO Charges

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (RICO Act) is an increasingly important issue in the realm of business law. While the RICO Act is often associated in popular culture with criminal charges, your Florida business could also face a civil RICO lawsuit. If found liable for a civil violation under the RICO Act,… Read More »

Managing Partner, Michael Pike, quoted in The Real Deal Magazine

By Michael Pike |

To read the full story click here: https://therealdeal.com/miami/2017/10/25/allegations-of-backstabbing-and-double-dealing-fly-among-developers-of-palazzo-villas-townhouses-in-palm-beach/ 

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Miami Auto Dealership Sues BMW/Audi Alleging Franchise Law Violations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Automotive News, Braman Dealerships has filed a lawsuit against BMW and Audi, on the grounds that the auto manufacturers made unlawful changes to their sales incentive programs. The Miami-based auto dealership contends that the unilateral changes made by the two European automakers are in direct violation of the Florida Franchise… Read More »

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