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Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Judge: Miami Law Firm’s Contingency Fee Ruled ‘Excessive’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On October 16th, 2019, a United States Bankruptcy Court judge ruled that a Miami law firm’s fees were “excessive”, declining to enforce a lien against a legal recovery. The case (In re: Miami Beverley, LLC) centered around a creditor—Miami Development & Holdings LLC—that switched its legal counsel in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings. Excessive… Read More »

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Do Florida’s Insurance Companies Compensate for Animal-Vehicle Collisions?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

There are plenty of scenic routes you can take through West Palm Beach and other parts of Florida. But doing so presents dangers, especially when driving on rural roads and highways that offer a fantastic view. Wildlife is plentiful on rural roads, as these natural habitats are home to the state’s wildlife, including bears,… Read More »

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Understanding Contract Law: What is a Forum Selection Clause?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Also referred to as a jurisdiction clause or a choice of court clause, a forum selection clause is a legally binding provision that determines the location at which a contract dispute will be heard. Though it is usually included deep in the boilerplate language of a commercial agreement, a forum selection clause is an… Read More »

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How to Establish Fault in LCM Accident? Improper Lane Changes or Merging in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that lane change/merge (LCM) crashes constitute nearly 5% of all police-reported auto accidents in Florida and other parts of the nation. Although the vast majority of these collisions result in only property damage, they can also cause catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. If you are wondering, “Who is responsible… Read More »

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6 Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Business

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Deciding to start your own business is an exciting experience. Thoughts immediately begin swimming in your head about being your own boss, becoming a success and maybe impressing all those doubters at your next high school reunion. Taking the steps to start your own business, on the other hand, can be not so fun…. Read More »

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Can Artificial Intelligence (AI) Own a Copyright? The USPTO Wants to Know

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On October 30th, 2019, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published an official notice requesting input from copyright law experts, legal professionals, AI experts, and members of the general public on how to best develop laws and regulations pertaining to artificial intelligence and copyright law. Among other things, the USPTO wants to… Read More »

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Can You Sue Your Florida Landlord for Mold in Rental Apartment or House?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Although molds have been on our planet for millions of years, black mold in your apartment or house can cause health complications and illnesses. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to mold can trigger the following health effects: Skin irritation Nasal stuffiness Eye irritation Coughing or wheezing Infections in the… Read More »

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What is Business Defamation and Can My Company Recover Compensation for Damages?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A company’s reputation is core to its commercial viability. False and/or malicious statements by a third party could cause serious financial harm to a business. In some cases, these types of statements may rise to the level of actionable legal defamation. Here, our West Palm Beach business litigation attorneys explain the basics of a… Read More »

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‘I Was Injured in a Road Rage Auto Incident in West Palm Beach, What to Do?’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Florida is one of the worst places for road rage not only because our state leads the nation in aggressive driving incidents but also because it can be difficult to pursue a personal injury claim and prove that the other motorist engaged in the act of road rage. Studies show that Florida leads the… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Awards Former Condo Owner Attorneys’ Fees After the Condo Association Failed to Prosecute its Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 6th, 2019, the Fourth District Court of Appeals for the state of Florida ruled in favor of a former condo owner in a dispute over attorneys’ fees. In the case of Victor Tison v. Clairmont Condominium F Association, Inc, the appeals court determined that former condo owner was still entitled to recover… Read More »

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