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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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What is the CASE Act? An Overview of the Proposed Copyright Law Reform

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In May of 2019, the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act) was officially introduced in the United States House of Representatives. As members of congress are now returning to Washington, DC for the fall term, this prospective legislation is once again receiving attention. If it is passed into law, the CASE Act… Read More »

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Can You Use Promissory Notes to Fund Your Business?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Businesses often need access to capital — especially when they are just starting out. In Florida, there are a number of different methods that companies can use to obtain financing. One of the most straightforward and efficient financing options for small and mid-sized firms are called promissory notes. Here, our West Palm Beach business… Read More »

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Causes of Bicycle Accidents and How to Protect Yourself

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Riding a bicycle is a fun way to get from Point A to Point B. It’s also a good way to get some much-needed exercise. However, bike riding is not without its dangers. Bicyclists are vulnerable to the various dangers on the roadway.  Bikes are much smaller than passenger vehicles. Plus, a bicyclist has… Read More »

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LeBron James Files Trademark Registration for ‘Taco Tuesday’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from The New York Times, a company owned and controlled by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (LBJ Trademarks LLC) has filed a claim to obtain trademark protection for ‘Taco Tuesday’. Over the last several months, Mr. James has consistently posted on Instagram and other social media sites using the term… Read More »

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What is Negligent Security?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Premises liability and negligent security are two terms that are often related. Property owners and business owners are liable for what happens on their premises. While most premises liability issues involve slips and falls, a property owner’s negligence can also lead to serious crimes, such as robbery,  assault, rape and murder. Business owners have… Read More »

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Federal Trade Commission Orders YouTube to Pay a Record $170 Million Fine for Violating a Child Privacy Law

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Miami Herald, Google — the owner of the popular video sharing service ‘YouTube’ — will pay a record high $170 million fine to resolve allegations raised by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Recently, the FTC took action, accusing the company of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)…. Read More »

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Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Insurance?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Car insurance can be costly. It’s not uncommon for a driver to pay $1,000 or more for six months of coverage. Although insurance is good to have in the event of a car crash, that’s a huge expense for something you may never end up using. As such, many motorists opt for as little… Read More »

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EEOC Sues South Florida Construction Company for Failing to Hire Female Applicants

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On August 27th, 2019, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC) announced sex discrimination charges against BHT Constructions LLC, a Davie, Florida-based contractor. According to the federal agency, BHT Construction refused to hire a qualified female applicant simply on the grounds of her sex/gender. Below, our Miami employment law attorneys offer an overview of the… Read More »

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Sexual Assault Isn’t Always Clear

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Sexual assault is unfortunately very common in this country. In the United States, such an act happens every 92 seconds. Women are much more likely than men to be victims, with 1 in 6 women a victim of rape or attempted rape. However, many people are confused about what exactly constitutes sexual assault. Is… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Allows Craft Beer Business Arbitration to Move Forward

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On August 28th, 2019, the Third District Court of Appeals for the State of Florida overturned a lower court’s ruling in the case of Ancla International, S.A. v. Tribeca Asset Management, Inc — a dispute regarding whether or not a trade secret misappropriation claim can be arbitrated in Florida. As a result of the… Read More »

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