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Monthly Archives: July 2019

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Non Compete Agreements in Florida: What is a Legitimate Business Interest?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A non compete agreement is a contract under which one party commits to refraining from engaging in competition with another party for a pre-defined period of time. Notably, a non compete agreement is a restrictive covenant and a restraint on trade. Under Florida law (Florida Statutes § 542.335), non compete contracts must conform to… Read More »

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Do Business Law Attorneys Take Cases on Contingency?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Law firms are paid for their services in a number of different ways. For clients concerned about the cost of obtaining high-quality legal representation, a contingency fee agreement may provide a solution. As explained by Cornell Law School, a contingency fee is an arrangement whereby the client pays their lawyer as a “share of… Read More »

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Five Things to Consider When Selling a Dental Practice in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to data provided by the American Dental Association (ADA), there are approximately 200,000 dentists currently working in the United States — many of whom own their own medical practice. Buying or selling a dental practice is a complicated business transaction. If you are a dentist in Florida and you are preparing to sell… Read More »

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Florida McDonald’s Franchise Location Sued for Religious Discrimination

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On July 16th, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced the filing of a religious discrimination lawsuit against Chalfont & Associates Group — a company that owns and operates several McDonald’s franchise locations in Central Florida. In this article, our Miami employment law attorneys offer an overview of the religious discrimination complaint filed… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Rules Contract Language ‘Unambiguous’, Enforces Agreement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On July 10th, 2019, the Fourth District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida found that a termination provision within a contract was not ambiguous. As a consequence, it upheld the contract and allowed Marriott to terminate the agreement. In the case of Corporate Creations International v. Marriott International, the West Palm Beach-based… Read More »

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Five Tips to Help You Painlessly Dissolve a Partnership in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Even the best of business partnerships may eventually need to come to an end. Dissolving a partnership is a complex process — there are many different potential pitfalls that must be avoided. The good news is that there are steps that you can take to protect your legal rights and financial interests as you… Read More »

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Supreme Court Officially Strikes Down Law Barring ‘Offensive’ Trademarks

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Associated Press, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down a key section of the federal code (part of the Lanham Act) that previously prevented individuals and companies from obtaining trademark protection for marks deemed to be scandalous, immoral, or otherwise offensive. Notably, this decision comes after other… Read More »

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GEICO Files New Civil RICO Claim Against Florida Company

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Autobody News, GEICO has filed a federal civil RICO lawsuit against a Florida-based windshield repair company. The large insurance company alleges that the defendant — a Tampa area auto repair business called Shazam Auto Glass ―  committed fraud by falsifying windshield repairs. In this article, our Miami RICO claims attorneys… Read More »

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