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Monthly Archives: June 2023

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Four Criteria You Must Meet to Be a Plaintiff in a Shareholder Derivative Lawsuit in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A shareholder derivative lawsuit is a legal cause of action filed by a shareholder (or group of shareholders) on behalf of the corporation itself. Most often, it is a type of claim that is pursued against officers, directors, or other top leaders of the company. To move forward with a shareholder derivative action, there… Read More »

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Federal Judge Allows False Advertising Lawsuit Against Fireball to Proceed Over Malt Liquor Beverage

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Courthouse News Service, a federal judge will allow a false advertising lawsuit against a malt liquor beverage advertised as “fireball” to proceed. Consumers allege that marketing falsely implies that the product is “whisky-based.” In this article, our Miami deceptive and unfair trade practices lawyers provide a more detailed overview… Read More »

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School Bus Accident Reported in West Palm Beach

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Yahoo News, a school bus was involved in an accident on Southern Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. It was a significant crash, the driver was taken to a local hospital for an evaluation. The bus is associated with The King’s Academy, a private school serving Palm Beach County…. Read More »

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How to Choose the Right Commercial Litigation Attorney for Your Business

By Michael Pike |

Choosing the right commercial litigation attorney for your business is crucial to ensure effective representation to protect your interests in legal disputes. When considering which commercial litigation attorney you should choose, keep the following tips in mind: Experience and Expertise: Look for an attorney with significant experience and expertise in commercial litigation. They should… Read More »

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AARP Florida Speak Out Against Lower Staffing Standards in Our State’s Nursing Homes

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from NBC WESH 2, AARP Florida is officially speaking against lower staffing levels and lower staffing standards in nursing homes. The organization says that staffing issues are resulting in reduced quality of care and greater risks to nursing home residents. Here, our Miami nursing negligence lawyers highlight the concerns raised… Read More »

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Mitigating Risk in Commercial Contracts

By Michael Pike |

When drafting commercial contract clauses, it’s important to be aware of common mistakes that can undermine the effectiveness or enforceability of the contract. Therefore, mitigating risk in commercial contracts is essential for protecting the interests of all parties involved. Here are some key factors to keep in mind when drafting and negotiating commercial contracts:… Read More »

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Wells Fargo Agrees to $1 Billion in Shareholder Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from The Washington Post, Wells Fargo—the massive San Francisco-based financial services company—has agreed to pay out approximately $1 billion to settle a shareholder lawsuit. The shareholder complaint alleged that the company made material misrepresentations to shareholders regarding its efforts to resolve the 2016 fake account scandal that rocked the industry…. Read More »

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Is Your Company Facing an FDUTPA Lawsuit? Four Steps to Take

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a state law that was put into effect to protect consumers, businesses, and organizations against unjust and materially misleading commercial practices. As the law has a private right of action, any party can file an FDUPTA lawsuit against a business that operates in Florida…. Read More »

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Navigating Breach of Contract Claims: Essential Steps for Business Owners

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A breach of contract occurs when one party fails to fulfill their obligations as stated in a legally binding agreement or contract. It essentially means that one party has not performed the duties or promises outlined in the contract. Navigating breach of contract claims can be a complex process for business owners. It is… Read More »

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Mediation in Business Litigation?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Mediation plays a significant role in business litigation as an alternative dispute resolution (ADR) method. It involves a neutral third party, the mediator, who assists the parties in reaching a mutually acceptable resolution to their dispute. Here are the pros, cons, and best practices associated with mediation in business litigation: Pros of Mediation: Cost-effective:… Read More »

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Did You Get Fooled Into Signing a Blanket Medical Authorization?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Let’s say that you are injured in an accident, and you think about getting a personal injury attorney. But your case, to you, seems easy. Why get an attorney when you can do it yourself? So you go that route. The insurance company on the other side asks you to sign a medical authorization… Read More »

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So You Have a Herniated Disc-But What is That?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Many people in car accidents who suffer back injuries, will suffer what the doctor tells them is a herniated disc. Most of us have heard this term before, whether we’ve had a herniated disc injury or not. And most of us also know that a herniated disc is considered to be a serious injury…. Read More »

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Lying in Court Can Get Parties in Trouble

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit, you may be concerned that the Defendant that you are suing, may just lie. After all, who will ever know the difference? A Defendant that is seeking to avoid paying a lot of money may easily tell a lie, and you may be wondering what is… Read More »

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You Can Be Awarded Punitive Damages Against Drunk Drivers

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In personal injury cases, Florida law makes it very hard to get punitive damages against liable Defendants. There are a number of hurdles to get punitive damages. Punitive Damages in Normal Cases The first hurdle is that you can’t even ask for punitive damages, when you first file your case. Rather, you have to… Read More »

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Understanding Florida’s Impact Rule

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You may already be aware that if you are in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, that you can recover for emotional damages, as well as your physical damages. So, for example, if you have constant and chronic pain, and that pain causes you sadness or anxiety or depression, those emotional… Read More »

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Airport Accidents and Injuries: Who is Responsible?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We probably don’t think of airports as being dangerous places, or places where a lot of accidents or injuries occur. But when you step back and look at it, it’s actually quite a wonder why there aren’t more accidents in airports. Airports are the perfect recipe for disaster. People are in a hurry, and… Read More »

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Why is Commercial Litigation so Common?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As experienced commercial litigation attorneys, we cover a variety of business disputes and issues, ranging from RICO claims to landlord and tenant disputes. Commercial litigation can seem like a broad term, but in general it refers to the legal process of resolving disputes and conflicts between businesses or companies through litigation in a court… Read More »

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Florida Rated No.2 Best State for Business by 2023 Chief Executive Best and Worst States for Business Report

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Florida was rated the second-best state for business (behind Texas, again), according to a 2023 Chief Executive Best and Worst States for Business report. The magazine surveys top U.S. CEOs and Florida ranked second for the second year in a row for its “low taxes and strong stance against pandemic-motivated business shutdowns,” the report… Read More »

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Who Is Responsible For Legal Fees In An FDUTPA Lawsuit?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a core business and consumer protection law in our state. It allows private parties to bring a civil suit directly against a business or organization that caused them losses through deception or other improper commercial practices. Who is liable for legal costs when a… Read More »

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Delaware Judge Will Not Dismiss Shareholder Lawsuit Against Facebook

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from ABC News, a Delaware judge has declined to dismiss a shareholder lawsuit that was filed against Facebook. The complaint alleges violations by high-ranking officers and directors at the social media giant related to major data privacy concerns. Here, our Miami shareholder litigation attorney explains the essential things to understand… Read More »

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