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Florida Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Consumer in Motor Vehicle Fraud Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On September 6th, 2017, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal issued a ruling in the case of  Landry v. Charlotte Motor Cars, LLC. This case centered around a dispute involving alleged fraud by a car dealership. Originally, a lower court had dismissed the fraud claim on the grounds that consumer had “spoiled” the evidence…. Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Reaffirms Power of Forum Selection Clause in Contracts

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On September 6th, 2017, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal released a decision in the case of Inspired Capital, LLC v. Conde Nast. The underlying dispute in the case centered on the applicability of a forum selection clause that was contained within a licensing agreement. Upon review, the court upheld the lower court’s ruling… Read More »

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Commercial Litigation Report: Year in Review

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Lex Machina, a leading data analytics firm, recently released its 2017 Commercial Litigation Report. The report is designed to highlight developments and trends in the world of business law, through the comprehensive review of all of the commercial cases that have been filed in United States District Courts. Notably, the researchers found that the… Read More »

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What Florida Landlords Need to Know About Security Deposit Regulations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a landlord, you have a legal right to require that any and all prospective tenants put down a security deposit before moving into your property. However, this right is not completely unrestricted. Tenants have certain rights related to their security deposits as well. To ensure that commercial landlords in South Florida have a… Read More »

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New York Mets Accuse Florida Medical Services Company of Trademark Infringement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the New York Post, the New York Mets have filed a trademark complaint against Comprehensive Health Services, a medical services company based in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) awarded Comprehensive Health Services a trademark for their proprietary software that goes by the name… Read More »

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Whistleblower Protection: The False Claims Act (FCA)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The False Claims Act (FCA) was passed by the United States Congress to ensure that federal officials had a means to prosecute companies, mostly contractors, that defrauded the government in some manner. Notably, the False Claims Act has one of the very strongest whistleblower protection provisions in all of American law. Here, our top-rated… Read More »

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Could an Email Be a Binding Contract?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When most people think of a contract, they are picturing something that requires hours or days of very careful negotiation, with people working hard to come up with precise language and terms. Yet, forming a contract is actually far easier than most people realize. In fact, you might even have formed a legally binding… Read More »

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Copyright Lawsuit Watch: NBA Video Game Maker in Legal Battle Over Player Tattoos

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Take-Two interactive Software produces the NBA2K video games series. The game involves a realistic recreation of the actual pro basketball league, right down to the skills, traits and appearance of the individuals players. In fact, the game design is so intricate that the actual tattoos of the players have been reproduced onto the screen…. Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Buy-Sell Agreements

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Do you own all or part of a small or midsized business? If so, you should have a carefully drafted buy-sell agreement in place to protect your best interests. Indeed, without this type of agreement in place, your personal and business interests could be placed at substantial risk. You need a buy-sell agreement to… Read More »

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Florida Employment Law: What is a Clawback Provision?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A clawback provision allows an employer to take back money that has already been distributed to one of the firm’s employees. In the context of employment law, clawbacks provisions are most frequently included in contracts with executives who may receive bonuses or other incentives for performance. Though, other employees may also potentially have clawback… Read More »

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