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Class Action Shareholder Lawsuit Filed Against Florida-Based PureCycle Technologies

By Michael Pike |

According to a report from Yahoo Finance, a class action shareholder lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida against PureCycle Technologies. Based in Orlando, FL, PureCycle Technologies is a recycling processing company. Representatives for the plaintiffs allege that the company made material misrepresentations to shareholders…. Read More »

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Florida Voters Decide Future of the State’s Minimum Wage

By Michael Pike |

On November 3, 2020, Florida voters passed Amendment 2, increasing Florida’s minimum wage to $15.00 per hour over a period of years. Florida’s minimum wage was already set to increase from $8.56 per hour to $8.65 per hour effective January 1, 2021. However, with Amendment 2, the next annual increase will be to $10.00… Read More »

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How Your Florida Business Can Face a Negligence Per Se Claim During the Stay-at-Home Order

By Michael Pike |

State and local governments in Florida ordered to shut down all non-essential businesses in response to the spread of the coronavirus disease. Gov. Ron DeSantis’s order, issued on April 1, 2020, clarifies that only essential businesses can remain open. Essential businesses include pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations, banks, laundry services, post offices, hardware stores,… Read More »

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Are Ballot Selfies Really Illegal?

By Michael Pike |

You may have heard that taking a picture of yourself with your ballot when you vote and posting it on social media is against the law. Well, here in Florida, it may surprise you to learn that yes, it is. There is no federal law regarding ballot selfies in the US, so creating laws… Read More »

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Business Law: What is a Letter of Intent (LOI)?

By Michael Pike |

Commercial transactions between businesses can be complicated. While contracts are extremely useful, it does take a lot of effort to negotiate and draft a reliable agreement. No one wants to waste their time negotiating with a company when a deal simply cannot be made. To address this potential problems, companies will often agree to… Read More »

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The Developer has Agreed to Make Repairs—What Steps Should I Take to Protect My Rights?

By Michael Pike |

Construction is complicated. As a project nears completion, it is not uncommon for property owners to request repairs from the developer or the lead contractor. Of course, this does not necessarily mean that there will be a legal dispute in every case; far from it. Often, developers and/or contractors will agree to make the… Read More »

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Don’t Forget the “Giving” Part of Thanksgiving

By Michael Pike |

It’s officially the season of giving and a time to be thankful for all the blessings life has to offer. With everyone looking forward to the holidays, it’s also important to remember that some festive celebrations are grander than others and now is the time to help the less fortunate in any way you… Read More »

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The Internet Meme ‘Florida Man’ is Now the Subject of a Trademark Filing

By Michael Pike |

Popularized in recent years, the term ‘Florida man’ is an internet meme used to refer to news stories — arising out of the state of Florida — in which people do ill-advised or downright bizarre things. As explained by the Miami New Times, the term likely became associated with Florida because of the state’s… Read More »

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Arbitration Panels Orders UBS Financial Services to Pay $7.8 Million to a Couple and their Business

By Michael Pike |

According to reporting from Advisor Hub, an arbitration panel has ordered UBS Financial Services — one of the largest brokerage firms in the United States  — to pay a Florida couple and their business nearly $8 million in financial compensation (FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution Case Number: 16-02528). The couple sustained major losses after… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Rules Against Auto Dealers in Franchise Law Case

By Michael Pike |

On January 9th, 2019, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of an auto manufacturer (the franchisor) in a franchise law dispute. In the case of Maserati of Fort Lauderdale and Maserati of Palm Beach v. Maserati North America, the appeals court overturned a lower court’s decision — ruling that the automaker… Read More »

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