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Monthly Archives: June 2021

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Words Have Meaning: You Could Be Creating An Express Warranty

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When your business sells a product, you may make a lot of representations about the product. You may talk about how long the product will last, how well it will perform, or tout its qualities and attributes. But what you may not realize is that what you are also doing is creating an express… Read More »

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What Is A Fraud In The Inducement Claim?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a general rule, when there is a promise or representation made before a contract is entered into and that representation doesn’t make it into the written contract the representation is not enforceable. It is assumed that the parties knew about the representation, and opted to omit it from the subsequent written contract. But… Read More »

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What Is The Florida Motor Vehicle Repair Act?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) provides the most comprehensive protection against business and consumer fraud—but it is certainly not the only consumer protection law. The Florida Motor Vehicle Repair Act is a specialized state statute that helps to ensure that consumers are treated fairly by mechanics and automotive service companies…. Read More »

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Partnership Dispute: Who Owns Trade Secrets When A Company Dissolves?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Trade secrets can be a valuable form of intellectual property (IP). For some businesses, their trade secrets are among their most important intangible assets. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), explains that a trade secret can qualify for legal protection under federal law if the following three criteria are met: The information… Read More »

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Five Examples Of Corporate Violations That May Warrant A Shareholder Derivative Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Through a shareholder derivative suit, an individual shareholder or group of shareholders can bring a claim on behalf of the company. Most often, shareholder derivative lawsuits are filed against someone close to the corporation, such as an officer, director, or other insider. Here, our West Palm Beach shareholder dispute attorneys highlight five specific examples… Read More »

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Does Your Business Need An Operating Agreement? Yes, And Here’s Why

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In life, it can be easy to skip over the details. The same can be said for business. If you run or own an LLC, it may be easy to want to skip over the formality of having a written operating agreement. But for a number of reasons, that could be a very big… Read More »

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Federal Law-Not Just State Law- Protects Your Trade Secrets

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Florida has strong laws that allow businesses to protect their trade secrets. Trade secrets are specifically defined in Florida law, and the law is often used by businesses in litigation to avoid having valuable and private information put into the wrong hands, or put into the public record. The Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act… Read More »

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Can You Require Employees And Customers Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You may be hearing in the news about many states, including Florida, prohibiting the use of what is known as “vaccine passports.” These are really just proof of vaccinations. As things get back to normal, and people get vaccinated, many businesses are re-opening or returning to full operations, with the requirement that customers or… Read More »

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Pike & Lustig, LLP’s Michael Pike Featured in Boca Raton Tribune as Boating Accidents Hit Highest Number in 9 Years

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Managing Partner of Pike & Lustig, LLP, Michael Pike, was recently featured in the Boca Raton Tribune’s investigation into boating accidents – why they happen, how to avoid them, and what to do if you’re in one. It’s no secret that the founder of our firm, Michael Pike, is not only a personal injury… Read More »

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Pike & Lustig To Represent Jupiter Police Officers In Lawsuit Against Town

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Pike & Lustig has filed a class complaint case against the Town of Jupiter in connection with failing to pay overtime to hundreds of their police officers. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) states that hourly employees must be paid time and a half for any hours of overtime worked and the Town of… Read More »

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