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Monthly Archives: May 2019

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The Internet Meme ‘Florida Man’ is Now the Subject of a Trademark Filing

By Michael Pike |

Popularized in recent years, the term ‘Florida man’ is an internet meme used to refer to news stories — arising out of the state of Florida — in which people do ill-advised or downright bizarre things. As explained by the Miami New Times, the term likely became associated with Florida because of the state’s… Read More »

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Arbitration Panels Orders UBS Financial Services to Pay $7.8 Million to a Couple and their Business

By Michael Pike |

According to reporting from Advisor Hub, an arbitration panel has ordered UBS Financial Services — one of the largest brokerage firms in the United States  — to pay a Florida couple and their business nearly $8 million in financial compensation (FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution Case Number: 16-02528). The couple sustained major losses after… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Stops Consumer-Led Class Action Against BJ’s Wholesale Club

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On May 8th, 2019, the Florida Third District Court of Appeal ruled against a consumer who was leading a charge to bring a class action against BJ’s Wholesale Club for alleged deceptive pricing practices. In the case of BJ’s Wholesale Club v. Bugliaro, a Florida consumer had filed a claim against the wholesaler on… Read More »

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Miami Company Settles Disability Discrimination Employment Law Claim for $30,000

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On April 25th, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced a settlement in a disability discrimination claim that it filed against Universal Diversified Enterprises, a South Florida-based contractor. Regulators allege that this company improperly terminated an employee due to his visual disability. Here, our Miami employment law attorneys provide an overview of… Read More »

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Inter Miami, Major League Soccer (MLS) are Opposing Inter Milan’s American Trademark

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In January of 2018, the City of Miami was awarded a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise. At the current time, the club is set to join the top professional soccer league in the United States at the beginning of the 2020 season. Playing in a brand new 18,000 seat stadium in Fort Lauderdale, the… Read More »

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How Does the American Arbitration Association (AAA) Decide Where to Arbitrate Commercial Disputes?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) is the nation’s largest provider of ADR services to commercial entities. In the early stages of a business arbitration, one of the most important issues that must be resolved is determining where exactly the arbitration hearing will actually take place. Here, our West Palm Beach arbitration attorneys explain the… Read More »

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Florida University Faces Breach of Contract Lawsuit From Textbook Company

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Naples Daily News, Ave Maria University is facing a breach of contract lawsuit from a company called Archangel Students First, a textbook buyback firm that is based in Miami, Florida. In this case, the plaintiff (the textbook company) is seeking $800,000 in compensatory damages for the contract breach. Contract lawsuits… Read More »

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Report: Tampa Bay Lightning Owner Failed to Properly Register Corporation With State of Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Sunshine State News, Jeff Vinik — the owner of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Tampa Bay Lightning — has not registered the Delaware-based company that officially owns the team as an out-of-state corporation. Failure to register is a violation of Florida’s corporate laws. In this article, our Miami business… Read More »

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