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Monthly Archives: June 2019

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The Owners of Miami’s Magic City Casino have Filed a Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against Local Developers

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the SunSentinel, West Flagler Associates, the company that owns Miami’s Magic City Casino, has filed a trademark infringement claim against a South Florida developer. West Flagler Associates is seeking to confirm its intellectual property rights in regards to the term ‘Magic City’. Below, our Miami trademark litigation lawyers provide an… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About ‘Cooling-Off Periods’ and Contract Law in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Signing a contract is a big deal. After you sign an agreement in Florida, you should generally assume that the contract will be enforced. Despite common misconceptions, there is no automatic ‘cooling-off’ period in our state. Parties do not necessarily have the right to cancel an agreement just because they acted quickly. That being… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Reverses in Breach of Contract Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On June 12th, 2019, the Fourth District Court of Appeals of the State of Florida issued a decision in the case of Douglas Anthony Perera vs. Diolife LLC. Reversing a lower court, the court reinstated the plaintiff’s breach of contract claim and agreed to award financial damages. This decision is instructive as it demonstrates… Read More »

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Florida Franchise Law: Holding a Franchisor Liable for Material Misrepresentations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Becoming a franchisee can be a lucrative and enticing business opportunity. That being said, for your company to truly thrive, you must work with a reliable franchisor. By the very nature of the commercial relationship, franchisees are required to place some level of trust in their franchisor. When the franchisor improperly or unfairly violates… Read More »

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Tips for Negotiating Commercial Agreements With Independent Contractors

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In the modern business world, an increasing number of companies are relying on work done by independent contractors. If your Florida business is considering hiring an independent contractor, or any other type of outside consultant, it is crucial that you have a properly structured business contract. There are some unique issues that must be… Read More »

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Florida Construction Law: What is a Contractor’s Final Payment Affidavit?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Under Florida law, construction companies and contractors have very powerful debt collection tools. Specifically, these companies can place a construction lien on real property if they have not paid for their work. However, to get access to Florida’s construction lien protections, contractors must follow certain required procedures. The failure to do so will make… Read More »

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Copyright Infringement Lawsuit Over Tom Brady Photo Reaches Settlement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from World Intellectual Property Review, a professional photographer has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit with Time Magazine and other digital media publishers. The dispute, which garnered national headlines, centered around a picture of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, which displayed on many media sites through embedded tweets. Notably, with this… Read More »

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Landlord-Tenant Lawyers Allege that Residents are Being Improperly Evicted from Trailer Park in North Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Pensacola News Journal, a collection of landlord-tenant attorneys who are representing a group of tenants at the Flamingo Park trailer park are alleging that the landlord violated Florida law. The tenants, who are mostly lower income retirees, are scheduled to be evicted in June. Below, our West Palm Beach… Read More »

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