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Monthly Archives: October 2023

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Here’s What Partnerships Fight (and up in Court) About

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A partnership can be a great way to start a business. One big benefit of a partnership is the sharing—you not only share in the profits and losses of the company, but you also share in the responsibilities. That means that each partner can do what he or she does best, to contribute to… Read More »

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When Do You Have to Preserve Electronic Data?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Your business has—and erases—electronic data all the time. It may be employees just routinely deleting emails. Or your server routinely purging old files or emails. Or even video surveillance, that overwrites itself at certain times. But what you may not know is that by doing any of these things, you could get yourself into… Read More »

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Winning Your Case and Getting Paid are Two Different Things

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you want to file a lawsuit, and you discuss it with your friends, colleagues, or attorneys, you will probably discuss primarily, whether you can win, and your chances of winning your case. What you may not discuss, but should, is whether or not if you win or settle your case, you’ll ever actually… Read More »

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Tax Laws Can Help You Start That Business

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Let’s say that you are starting a new business, and you have all the standard expenses that come with starting a new business. This is a huge expense—but you are comforted at least by the fact that those expenses are business expenses, or even losses, and thus, can be deducted from or written off… Read More »

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Do You Own That Intellectual Property? You May Not

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you have a business, there may come a time when you need something creative done for the business. That may be a character, a graphic design, a flier, a logo, or a saying. And yes, you could hire an outside marketing or design or public relations company to do that work for you…. Read More »

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Privileges: When Defamatory Statements are OK

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Defamation is the general, broad term for both libel and slander, with the former representing written words, and the former, spoken words. But did you know there are times when you may defame someone, but you cannot be sued? These are called privileges, and there are times when some level of defamation is considered… Read More »

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You Can Pull an Applicant’s Credit Report, But Be Very Careful

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are looking to hire a new employee, you may want to get some information on that employee’s credit history. You can debate how much a credit tells you about whether the potential hire is trustworthy, or a hard worker, but whatever your reason, you are not alone; many employers in many different… Read More »

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Handling Cease and Desist Letters

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

One day you open your mail, and there it is: a cease and desist letter. But what is a cease and desist letter? Do you have to follow what it requests? And will you owe money? What is a Cease and Desist Letter? At its core, a cease and desist letter is exactly what… Read More »

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Amazon Shareholder Files Lawsuit Over Blue Origin Launch Contract

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Reuters, an Amazon shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the Board of Directors and its founder Jeff Bezos. The complaint—filed by the Cleveland Bakers and Teamsters Pension Fund—alleged that the company awarded a launch contract to Blue Origin (also owned by Mr. Bezos) without properly considering competing bids. Within… Read More »

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Business Litigation in Florida: What is a Material Breach of Contract?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you enter a contract with another party, you do so with the intent that both sides will live up to their obligations under the agreement. If your counterpart fails to fulfill the contract, it can cause you and your company tangible damages. You may be entitled to compensation through a breach of contract… Read More »

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