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Monthly Archives: February 2023

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Will You Pay Taxes On Your Settlement Or Verdict?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Let’s say that you are injured, and you make a personal injury claim, and you eventually recover compensation, whether through a settlement or through a jury verdict. You pay whomever needs to be paid out of that settlement, and the balance is yours. Except, you may have forgotten one person or thing that still… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Offer Of Judgment Rule

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a general rule, in personal injury law, each party pays their own attorneys fees. The good news for injury victims is that in almost every case, you will pay your fees as a percentage of your settlement or verdict, so you won’t have to pay by the hour, and you won’t owe money… Read More »

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Examining The Largest Personal Injury Lawsuit Settlement In Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In 2000, a jury in Miami awarded $11.4 billion in compensatory damages to a class of 700,000 Florida smokers and their families who filed a lawsuit against cigarette manufacturer, Philip Morris USA. The lawsuit claimed that the company misled consumers about the dangers of smoking and nicotine addiction. The lawsuit was filed on behalf… Read More »

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Federal Judge Dismisses Shareholder Lawsuit Against DraftKings

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

DraftKings is one of the largest sports betting companies in the United States. It currently offers daily fantasy sports contests in Florida. According to a report from Legal Sports Report, the company recently prevailed in a shareholder lawsuit. A federal judge in the Southern District of New York dismissed a shareholder’s claim on the… Read More »

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Activision Prevails In Shareholder Lawsuit Over Alleged Workplace Discrimination

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Courthouse News Service, Activision—the Santa Monica, CA based video game publisher—has prevailed in a shareholder lawsuit. The claim, which was filed by a group of pension funds based in New York State, alleged that the company engaged in workplace discrimination—thereby damaging their financial interests. The lawsuit was dismissed on… Read More »

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What To Look For In A Personal Injury Attorney

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you have been injured in an accident or incident that was not your fault, then you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. In order to receive fair compensation, you will need to work with a personal injury attorney who can help you navigate the legal system and advocate for your rights…. Read More »

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When To File A Slip And Fall Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Slip and fall accidents can result in serious injuries, and it’s crucial to take appropriate legal action to seek compensation for the damages incurred. If you’ve suffered a slip and fall injury in Florida, it’s essential to understand when to file a personal injury lawsuit. Here are some critical factors to consider: Statute of… Read More »

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Sexual Abuse In Nursing Homes Is A Real Concern

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

There are few things worse, both for the victim and for the family, than nursing home neglect. When we think of loved ones in a nursing home, unable to care for themselves, and being unattended to, it seems like that is the worst thing that can happen to an elderly person, unable to care… Read More »

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How Do People Get Injured In Elevators?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Elevators are easy. You step in, press a button, and the cabin delivers you to your desired floor. But while all that may be the case, it also tends to make us overlook the dangers of an elevator. Certainly, when properly maintained and in working order, most all elevators are safe. But often, elevators… Read More »

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Holes In The Ground Can Be Serious And Dangerous

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In your daily life, walking around and falling into a hole is an unlikely event. The holes that actually present dangers to us aren’t the enormous ones that people completely fall into, but rather, the holes in the ground just small enough for your foot to go into. How Do Holes Happen? Holes happen… Read More »

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Partnership Disputes: Navigating Cases With Partners Who Are Also Employees

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Every company needs the right structure in order to succeed. For many different types of businesses, a partnership—whether a general partnership (GP), limited partnership (LP), or limited liability partnership (LLP)—may be the best option. By definition, business partners must put a great deal of faith into each other—especially so when a partner works for… Read More »

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WWE Chairman Vince McMahon Faces Shareholder Lawsuit, Allegations That He Illegally Took Control Of The Company

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Bloomberg Law, Vince McMahon—the long-time head of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)—is being sued by a shareholder for allegedly improperly taking control over the company. Mr. McMahon resigned from his position last year after facing sexual harassment allegations. However, he returned to his leadership position at the WWE in early… Read More »

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What To Do After A Dog Bite Incident

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Dog bites are one of the most common personal injury claims and one of the saddest for both human and animal. If you are bit by a dog, it’s important that you see a doctor within eight hours of a dog bite, he says. Waiting longer raises your infection risk. If you have diabetes… Read More »

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Four Things You Might Not Know About The Florida Deceptive And Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Businesses in Florida are prohibited from using deception or other types of unjust commercial practices to sell their products or services. The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a law that provides protections to parties engaged in a full range of commercial transactions. Within this blog post, our Miami deceptive &… Read More »

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Steps For Filing A Personal Injury Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Personal injury cases are unfortunately very common. Whether it’s a slip-and-fall incident, vehicular accident or dog bite, you must know the steps for filing a lawsuit to ensure you are properly compensated for medical bills and other damages. Here are the steps to take if you find yourself needing to file a personal injury… Read More »

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Understanding How Friction Contributes To Slip And Fall Cases

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Have you ever walked on a surface, and there is nothing on that surface, no foreign substance or water or dirt…and yet, it just feels very slippery? There’s a reason for that. Every surface has what is known as a coefficient of friction, and that’s a number or calculation that can play a large… Read More »

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February Is Hit-And-Run Awareness Month In Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has launched an awareness campaign for the month of February to reduce hit-and-run crashes and fatalities in Florida: February is now Hit-and-Run Awareness Month in Florida. According to their announcement, FLHSMV and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) are leading the state’s… Read More »

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Do Expensive Cars Hit Pedestrians More Than Less Expensive Ones?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We all should look out for, and avoid injuring, pedestrians. We all believe that we do just that. But do some of us look out for pedestrians more than others? And perhaps even worse…are people who drive expensive cars even less likely to look out for and avoid pedestrians? The notion seems ridiculous. But… Read More »

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What Happens When Both Parties Are At Fault In A Car Accident?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We tend to think of car accidents as being very black and white—one person is at fault, and another person is innocent or not at fault. And while many car accidents do work that way, the reality is that some cases aren’t so clear. In some cases, both sides may be at fault for… Read More »

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A Class Action Shareholder Claim Has Been Filed Against The Gap; Alleged Material Misrepresentations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report published by the Bakersfield-Californian, a class action shareholder lawsuit was recently filed against The Gap, a clothing and accessories retail giant based in San Francisco, California. The lawsuit accused the corporation of making material misrepresentations to investors in relation to a recent brand strategy. Within this article, our Miami shareholder… Read More »

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