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Monthly Archives: September 2019

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Investors who Lost Money in a South Florida Fraud Scheme are Set to Recover Millions

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Sun-Sentinel, thousands of investors who lost a substantial amount of money in a securities fraud scheme are set to recover nearly $100 million in bankruptcy proceedings. A company that went bankrupt after facing a serious fraud investigation from state and federal regulators has had its liquidation plan approved by… Read More »

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Common Causes of Truck Accidents

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Nobody wants to get hit on the freeway by a semi truck weighing 80,000 pounds, but sadly, these incidents happen quite often. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of trucks involved in injury crashes increased from 102,000 to 107,000.  The number of fatal accidents involving large trucks also increased, from 4,251 to 4,657. Truck… Read More »

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Florida Lawyer Faces Suspension for Missing Deadlines, Failing to Respond to Client

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Florida Record, a Broward County, FL lawyer is facing a suspension for missing key statutory deadlines and failing to adequately communicate with a client. Indeed, the lawyer is now facing a 90-day suspension and a subsequent three-year probation from the Florida Bar Association. Here, our West Palm Beach bar… Read More »

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Understanding Rear-End Car Accidents

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With so many cars on the Miami roadways, accidents are bound to happen. They tend to be a daily occurrence, especially in the larger cities. Car accidents can happen in a number of ways, but one of the most common types is rear-end crashes. Rear-end accidents account for one-third of all motor vehicle crashes…. Read More »

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Florida Appeals Affirms Class Action Certification, FDUTPA Violations in Claim Involing Vague “Environment Fee”

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On September 18th, 2019, Florida’s First District Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court’s ruling in class action FDUTPA claim. In the case of Waste Pro USA and Waste Pro of Florida, Inc. vs Vision Construction ENT, Inc., the court ruled that an “environmental fee” that was charged to customers violated the Florida Deceptive… Read More »

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Dangers of Distracted Driving

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Driving is a task that requires immense focus and attention on the road. Hazardous situations can present themselves at any time, and as such, you need to be ready to react. This can be hard to do if you are too busy fiddling with the radio, eating, dealing with your unruly dog, or even… Read More »

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How Long Does A Personal Injury Case Take in Miami?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Since opening our offices in Miami, Florida, the team at Pike & Lustig, LLP has been able to offer our services to clients who have suffered from injuries due to incidents ranging from boat and car accidents to nursing home abuse and assault and battery. Although each case is different, the same question arises… Read More »

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Does a Customer List Qualify for Trade Secret Protection in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A trade secret is a protected form of intellectual property. Under federal and state law, trade secrets come in a wide variety of different forms — from specific formulas and designs to business method and practices. Depending on the specific circumstances, a customer list may qualify for trade secret protection in Florida. That being… Read More »

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Tips On Handling A Car Accident in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In Florida, car accidents happen when they’re least expected. When someone is injured in a car accident, they can suffer from broken bones, internal injuries, or other trauma. If a person is unable to work due to injuries resulting from a car accident, they may not be able to work or perform other daily… Read More »

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Jury Awards Real Estate Investor $3.5 Million in Shareholder Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from The Real Deal, a jury has awarded a California real estate investor named Arturo Rubenstein $3.5 million in financial compensation for damages that he suffered in a shareholder dispute. The award came after the jury determined that his shareholder rights were violated when he was improperly “muscled out” of a… Read More »

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