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Monthly Archives: October 2018

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Popular Sparkling Water Brand La Croix Faces Lawsuit; Plaintiff Alleges that Ingredients are Not ‘All-Natural’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you have entered virtually any grocery store in South Florida in the last few years, you have most likely seen displays selling the popular sparkling water ‘La Croix’. Fortune Magazine reports that the company’s sales are exploding, with revenue up by nearly 35 percent in the last two years. Young consumers have flocked… Read More »

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Do the Jacksonville Jaguars Own the Rights to ‘Sacksonville’? Former Linebacker Says

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Last January, Florida’s own Jacksonville Jaguars made to the AFC Championship game for the first time in 21 years. On the strength of an elite defensive line, the Jaguars were near the very top of the league in sacking the quarterback for the second straight season. This lead to the team adopting the alliterative… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Dismissing Legal Malpractice Claim for Lack of Standing

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On September 26th, 2018, the Third District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida dismissed a legal malpractice claim that was filed by the mother of a special needs child. In the case of lack of Rochelle Driessen v. University of Miami School of Law Children and Youth Law Clinic, the plaintiff’s claim… Read More »

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EEOC Alleges that Central Florida Restaurant Fired Female Bartender for Complaining About Sexual Harassment

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On September 27th, 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that the agency has filed a sexual discrimination lawsuit against Christini’s Ristorante Italiano, a restaurant based in the heart of Orlando, Florida. The EEOC alleges that the restaurant unlawfully discriminated against a female bartender on the basis of her sex by permitting and… Read More »

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Miami Area Mall Faces Class Action Lawsuit from Commercial Tenants

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Daily Business Review, several commercial tenants have filed a class action lawsuit against Miami Mall of the Americas. The lawsuit alleges that the portion of the Fountainbleau, FL mall that contains mostly smaller businesses is being neglected so that the landlord can focus all its resources on keeping the… Read More »

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Misclassified Workers: Exotic Dancers Win Employment Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Daily Business Review, a South Florida jury has awarded nearly $900,000 in financial compensation to a group of exotic dancers who were misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees. As a result of the misclassification, these dancers missed out on overtime pay, minimum wage coverage, and other important employment… Read More »

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Uber Agrees to Pay Florida $8.2 Million to Settle Large Data Breach Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Miami Herald, the State of Florida will receive $8.2 million as part of the nearly $150 million settlement that Uber reached with the 50 U.S. states. Uber is making these payments to settle a data breach claim that the individual states brought collectively against the ridesharing giant. The data… Read More »

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Costco Appeals Multi-Million Trademark Loss to Tiffany & Co.

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Last year, the prominent wholesaler Costco was ordered to pay luxury jewelry maker Tiffany & Co. more than $19 million for trademark infringement. A New York state judge determined that Costco was improperly selling ‘knock off’ Tiffany engagement rings to consumers. The company was ordered to pay: Treble damages on $3.7 million in profits… Read More »

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