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Monthly Archives: January 2019

DataBreach

What to Do If Your Company Suffered a Data Breach in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Over the last several years, there has been an alarming number of data breaches. Even some of the largest companies in the world have been affected. Prominent examples include Equifax and Marriott Hotels. Of course, not all data breaches make national headlines. Many small and mid-sized firms have also been forced to deal with… Read More »

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What Compensation Can Be Recovered Through a Breach of Contract Claim?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In breach of contract claims, several different types of remedies can be awarded — potentially including specific performance of the contract, full rescission of the agreement, and other types of injunctive relief. That being said, in most breach of contract claims, monetary compensation is the primary remedy. This raises an important question: How much… Read More »

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Discrimination

Jury Awards Florida Dishwasher $21 Million in Punitive Damages in Discrimination Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, a Florida jury has awarded a Miami dishwasher more than $21 million in financial damages. She filed a lawsuit against her former employer after the company repeatedly failed to accommodate her religious beliefs. Eventually, the company terminated her from its position. While much of the… Read More »

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Which Lawyers Face the Most Legal Malpractice Claims?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Unfortunately, clients sometimes have unrealistic expectations of their lawyers. Many lawyers face malpractice claims that are simply unwarranted by the actual circumstances. Even attorneys who offer highly competent legal representation could face a malpractice claim simply because their client did not like the situation that they were facing. It is notable that not all… Read More »

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What is a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A limited liability partnership (LLP) is the preferred legal structure for many businesses in South Florida. It is a legal entity that allows business partners to put some limits on their personal liability. Here, our top-rated West Palm Beach partnership law attorneys provide an overview of the most important things that you need to… Read More »

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LandTenant

Four Mistakes Commercial Landlords Must Avoid When Dealing With Tenants Who Owe Rent

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you have a tenant in a commercial space and they have fallen behind on their rent obligations, it could cause you or your business significant financial damage. Beyond that, it is also frustrating to deal with a commercial tenant who is still operating but is not paying. At this time, it is crucial… Read More »

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Attorneys Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig in the Daily Business Review “After South Florida’s Lawyer’s Suicide, Fight Over Alleged Misappropriated Funds”

By Michael Pike |

Connecticut-based Twin City Fire Insurance Co., an affiliate of the Hartford Financial Services Group, has filed a federal lawsuit in Florida denying any liability for former West Palm Beach lawyer Leonel R. Plasencia, who killed himself in 2017, allegedly before turning over settlement money owed to clients in a personal injury case. Michael J…. Read More »

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Attorney Spotlight – Robert C. Johnson

By Michael Pike |

Robert C. “Burr” Johnson is an associate in Pike & Lustig’s Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation practices.  Prior to joining the Firm, Robert was a prosecutor with the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office, where he fought to protect our local citizens who had been the victims of serious crimes. Robert received his law… Read More »

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Can You Fire an Employee For No Reason in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Florida is an ‘at-will’ employment state. Under these rules, employers have the right to terminate an employee at any time and without giving any advanced notice. Florida employers can fire a worker for a legitimate reason and they can also fire a worker for no reason at all. Companies have wide discretion over their… Read More »

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Former Fresh Prince Star Sues the Maker of ‘Fortnite’ for Profiting Off of His Likeness; Claims Rights to the ‘Carlton Dance’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Miami Herald, actor Alfonso Ribeiro — formerly a star on the hit sitcom ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ — has filed lawsuits against the creators of two popular video games: Fortnite and NBA 2K. In his legal claim,  Mr. Ribeiro contends that the companies that made these games are… Read More »

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