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Monthly Archives: March 2023

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Class Action Lawsuits: To Join Or Not To Join?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

It may have happened to you before – you receive a curious piece of mail you weren’t expecting. Upon review, you see that it is an invitation to join a class action lawsuit. You read the details and realize you may actually be eligible to join. But should you? Before you join a class… Read More »

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Why A Buy-Out Can Be An Effective Way To Resolve A Partnership Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Business partnership disputes are hard. They can take a tremendous emotional and financial toll. A proactive approach is key in these cases. You do not want to end up in a drawn-out dispute that causes avoidable damage to the underlying business. A buy-out is one potential tool to resolve a partnership dispute. Here, our… Read More »

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FDUTPA Violation: Florida Attorney General Takes Action Against Hot Tub Sellers That Deceived Consumers With False Promises

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, the Office of Attorney General Ashley Moody announced that enforcement action was being taken against two Florida hot tub and spa companies—Affordable Spa Covers and Coverlex—for deceptive and unfair business practices. The companies stand accused of knowingly and intentionally accepting payments for products that they could not deliver on time, or, in some… Read More »

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Can You Bring A Personal Injury Claim Against Someone For An Intentional Injury?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Were you injured by the wrongful actions of another party? You may be aware that you can bring a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent person, business, or organization that is responsible for your accident. What happens if you are intentionally harmed by another? Can you still bring a personal injury claim? The answer… Read More »

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Tiger Woods’ Ex-Girlfriend Wants To Nullify Their NDA: What Is An NDA?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Tiger Woods is back in the spotlight, and once again, it isn’t because of his golf game. In this case, it has to do with an NDA that his then-girlfriend signed after they started dating. In the NDA, his now ex-girlfriend agreed to arbitrate all disputes with Woods out of court, “as consideration for… Read More »

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No Compromises On Juries?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In life, when there is disagreement, coming to a compromise is often a good thing. A little give and take, a little negotiation, and some flexibility, are helpful in resolving disputes. But when it comes to serving on a jury, or a jury’s decision, compromise can not only be a bad thing, but it… Read More »

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That Cruise Ticket Does A Lot More Than You Think It Does

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Now that COVID has thankfully subsided somewhat, many people are taking back to the seas in the form of cruising. If you are injured on a cruise you may think the process of suing is about the same as it would be anywhere else. But that is not the case, thanks largely in part… Read More »

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Dog Mauling Demonstrates How Companies Can Be Liable For Animal Attacks

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When dogs injure people you probably already know that their owners can be held liable for the injuries that the dogs cause. But organizations that own or control dogs can be liable as well, and the problems and errors that can lead to lawsuits were recently demonstrated in a tragic mauling of an organization’s… Read More »

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FTC: Marketer Charged With False Advertising For Manipulating Ratings (First Eve Review Hijacking Case)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On February 16th, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charged Bountiful Company—a firm engaged in the business of marketing and selling vitamins and supplements—in a false advertising case. It is the agency’s first ever “review hijacking” case. As part of the enforcement action, Bountiful Company will pay $600,000. Below, our West Palm Beach deceptive… Read More »

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Personal Injury Claims In Florida: Non-Economic Damages

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 40 million Americans seek emergency medical attention for injuries each year. If you were injured because of the careless or reckless conduct of another party, you can hold them liable for your damages. Damages are about more than just out-of-pocket losses. You have a right… Read More »

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Wells Fargo Agrees To Pay $300 Million To Resolve Shareholder Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Fox Business, Wells Fargo—the San Francisco-based financial services giant—has agreed to pay approximately $300 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit. The settlement is focused on issues related to auto insurance disclosures. Wells Fargo was sanctioned by U.S. regulators for consumer protection violations related to its auto insurance business. Here,… Read More »

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How A Demand Letter Can Help You Get A Personal Injury Settlement In West Palm Beach

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to official federal data cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 40 million people go to the emergency room for injuries each year. If you were hurt in an accident that was the fault of another party—motorist, truck company, property owner, business, etc—you have the right to seek compensation… Read More »

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Judge Allows Shareholder Lawsuit Against McDonald’s Corporate Officers To Proceed, Could Have Big Implications For Future Of Corporate Law

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, a Delaware Court of Chancery will allow a shareholder lawsuit against a former executive of McDonald’s to proceed. The case is centered around allegations that the company failed to properly handle workplace sexual harassment. It is an important legal matter because it could have big… Read More »

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Jay-Z, Bacardi End High-Dollar Partnership Dispute Over Alcohol Brand

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Bloomberg Law, hip hop superstar and business mogul Jay Z (Shawn Carter) has settled a long standing partnership dispute with the Bacardi Limited. The commercial dispute was centered around a joint venture the parties had related to D’Usse Cognac. As part of the settlement agreement, the company has reportedly… Read More »

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Why Are You On The Property? It Matters If You’re Injured

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you go on someone’s property and you are injured, you probably think the law will treat you as equally as anybody else that would have gotten injured. In other words, it doesn’t matter who you are or why you are on the property; if you were injured because of someone else’s negligence, you… Read More »

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Make Sure Your Negligence Case Isn’t Really Medical Malpractice

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you are injured by a doctor or in a medical setting, you may just assume that your case is one for medical malpractice. But before you just make that assumption, it[s important to understand whether you were actually injured by medical malpractice, or other ordinary (non-medical malpractice) negligence. Why it Matters But why… Read More »

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What Happens When Businesses Try To Blame Other Businesses For Your Accident?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

It is a natural human reaction: When we do something wrong, or someone says we do, and we want to escape responsibility, simply blame someone else. The blame game is not just commonplace in our human interactions, but it is also common in the world of personal injury. Multiple Responsible Parties It is often… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Comes In Many Forms, And Most Are Deadly

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Would you drive a car, when you couldn’t see? Probably not. But that’s what many of us do, without knowing, when we are distracted in our vehicles. Texting Behind the Wheel Texting while driving is the distraction that so many people have spoken about. You may not realize it, but your vehicle can travel… Read More »

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There’s Almost Nobody Keeping You Safe In Amusement Parks And Carnivals

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you go to an amusement park or carnival, you are flown around, often at high speeds, over great distances. You do this with the assumption that the steel contraption you are in is safe, and that someone is constantly investigating it, the same way that the government might investigate, say, elevators, or airplanes…. Read More »

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FLHSMV Launches Never Drive Impaired Campaign

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Spring Break season is here, and as locals prepare for the many students and tourists that will visit the Sunshine State, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) has a new campaign up their sleave – the Never Drive Impaired campaign. Throughout March, FLHSMV and the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) have… Read More »

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