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Monthly Archives: December 2021

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Legal Considerations For Work-From-Home Employees

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When COVID-19 first hit, and shut down many businesses, many transitioned to having employees work from home. Some have now reverted back to in-person working, but many companies decided to stay with the work-from-home model. But in doing so, many businesses never gave any thought to new policies or procedures when dealing with employees… Read More »

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Understanding The Federal False Claims Act

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We often hear of people being called or accused of being “whistleblowers.” But what does that actually mean? When can an employee sue a business under federal whistleblowing laws? What Does the False Claims Act Do? The Federal False Claims Act allows someone, such as an employee, to sue a company or business for… Read More »

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Business And Consumer Debt: Does It Matter Which Is Which?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

To your business, debt is debt, it is money owed to you, and getting paid is an essential part of your business being able to operate. Why classify debt into what kind of debt it is? Consumer Debt Classifying debt matters because there are different rules that relate to how you can and cannot… Read More »

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Florida’s Motorcycle Laws: What You Need To Know

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Motorcycles are especially popular in Florida because there is no “off-season”. Bikers can enjoy year-round riding, unlike their counterparts to the north. And although it may seem like motorcycle laws in Florida sometimes don’t exist, they do. And they should be closely followed at all times.  The Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLSMV)… Read More »

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Partnership Disputes: Debts And Other Financial Obligations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You put a lot of trust and faith in the hands of your business partner. When a partnership runs into some financial troubles, it is crucial that your best interests are properly protected. You may be wondering: Can I be held liable for the debt of a business partnership? The answer depends on several… Read More »

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Florida Court: FDUTPA Allows Class Action Certification For Concealment Claims

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On December 6th, 2021, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida issued a decision in the case of Cardenas v. Toyota Motor Corp. The court determined that class action certification was appropriate in a concealment case filed under the FDUTPA. Notably, a related civil RICO claim was not approved for… Read More »

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Civil RICO Litigation: Multi-County Federal Lawsuit Filed Against Major Consulting Firm In Opioid Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from The Greeneville Sun, a multi-county federal civil RICO lawsuit has been filed against McKinsey & Company, the international management consulting firm. The allegations raised in the lawsuit contend that the guidance McKinsey provided to Purdue Pharma L.P. helped to fuel the American opioid crisis. In this article, our Miami… Read More »

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The 4 Most Common Injuries On New Year’s Eve And How To Prevent Them

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022. I think it goes without saying that we’re all hoping next year has good news in store for us. But pandemic aside, there are many more misfortunes that can come your way. And how awful would it be if that is how… Read More »

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Make Sure Your Dog Is Ready For This Holiday Season

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

It may sound silly, but dog bites are one of the most common personal injury claims. Therefore, if you are a dog owner that plans to attend festive outdoor events with your furry best friend this season, you need to make sure they are well behaved, or you could be in for a world… Read More »

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Civil RICO Lawsuit Filed Against Former Biotech CEO In Central Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a recent report from Law Street Media, Hemostemix Inc.—a biotech company focused on blood-derived cell therapies—has filed a civil RICO lawsuit against its former chief executive officer (CEO) Kyle Makofka and several related individuals, including Jed Wood. The plaintiff is seeking a jury trial in the lawsuit filed in the United States… Read More »

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