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Monthly Archives: August 2019

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A Florida Mother is Locked in a Trademark Battle With the Tech Giant ‘Uber’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the New York Post, Carolina Vengoechea — a mother from Miami, Florida — is currently embroiled in a trademark dispute with the nation’s largest ridesharing company Uber. The case revolves around her beauty salon smartphone application “BeauBer” — which the company believes is infringing on its trademark. For her part,… Read More »

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South Florida Lawyer Warns Other Legal Professionals Against Being “Too Trusting”

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Law.com, a West Palm Beach, Florida attorney had her license to practice law suspended for three years. The disciplinary action came after her former bookkeeper allegedly stole more than $150,000 from her law firm. In reviewing the proceedings, the Florida Supreme Court found that this attorney took immediate action to… Read More »

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NBA Star Zion Williamson Files Amendments in Claim Against South Florida Marketing Company

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Forbes Magazine, legal representatives for highly-touted NBA rookie Zion Williamson have filed amendments in their lawsuit against a Miami-area marketing company. Though he has not played a professional game yet, Mr. Williamson is one of the most marketable athletes in the entire country. In July, he signed a $75 million… Read More »

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Construction Lawsuit: Broward County Courthouse Construction Slowed By a Contract Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the SunSentinel, construction at the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale is once again being stalled because of a contract dispute. The project, which was initially scheduled to be completed more than four years ago, continues to need additional work. The lead contractor on the project, James A. Cummings Inc.,… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Man Killed in Tragic Hit and Run Crash

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from The Palm Beach Post, Wilson Vasquez Hernandez, a 23-year-old father form West Palm Beach, was killed in a tragic hit and run accident. The crash, which occurred near Conniston Middle school in the early morning hours of Saturday, August 3rd, is believed to have involved a grayish-black sedan. Police are… Read More »

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USPTO Announces New Trademark Rule: Foreign Applicants Will Be Required to Have U.S. Attorney Starting in August 2019

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On July 2nd, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced new regulations that will impact foreign companies and foreign individuals who are involved in trademark cases in the United States. Under the updated rules, foreign-domiciled entities will be required to seek representation from a trademark law attorney who is licensed to… Read More »

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Lawsuit: Two Central Florida Medical Practices Accused of Violating Anti-Kickback Laws

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Orlando Sentinel, AdventHealth and Florida Cancer Specialists are facing allegations that they violated federal antitrust regulations and anti-kickback laws. Mid Florida Cancer Centers, an oncology practice with four locations in Central Florida, filed a lawsuit accusing the defendants of crafting an illegal non-compete and referral agreement. The plaintiff alleges… Read More »

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EEOC Files Wage Discrimination Lawsuit Against the University of Miami; Allegedly Underpaid Female Professor

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On July 29th, 2019, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a gender discrimination claim against the University of Miami. According to the EEOC, the university unlawfully paid a female political science professor less than an equally qualified male counterpart who holds a substantially similar position. Below, our top-rated Miami employment law attorneys… Read More »

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Copyright Infringement Lawsuit: Jury Rules that Pop Star Katy Perry “Copied” Hit Song

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Associated Press, a jury based in Southern California has ruled in favor of a songwriter named Marcus Gray and two of his co-authors in a copyright infringement lawsuit. Notably, this legal claim was brought against the music industry giant Capitol Records, pop star Katy Perry, and several other defendants…. Read More »

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