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Author Archives: Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig

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Fat Brands Will Pay $3 Million To Resolve A Shareholder Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Restaurant Business Magazine, Fat Brands—a Beverly Hills, CA restaurant conglomerate that owns major national and regional brands such as Fatburger and Johnny Rockets—will pay $3 million ($2.5 million in cash, $500,000 in stock) to settle a lawsuit from a shareholder. The underlying claim was related to the company’s alleged… Read More »

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How To Prove A Predicate Act In A Racketeering Claim (Civil RICO Law)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO Act) is both a criminal and civil statute. The law allows individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to hold offenders responsible for losses caused by unlawful racketeering activity. To establish liability in a civil racketeering claim, a claimant must prove that the defendant(s) engaged in a predicate… Read More »

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How To Prevent Micro-Mobility Accidents & Injuries

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

E-scooters and e-bikes are becoming more and more popular as alternatives to conventional modes of transportation for short distance travel.  Also referred to as “micro-mobility” products, many cities are also seeing an uptick of app-based services that offer e-scooters and e-bikes for rent. Of course, any increase of vehicles on the road increases the risk… Read More »

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An Overview Of The Exceptions To The FDUTPA

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a state law that imposes liability on businesses and organizations engaged in “unfair methods of competition, unconscionable acts or practices, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices.” The FDUTPA grants broad legal protection to consumers and competing businesses. It allows private parties to sue… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Medical Malpractice Claims

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Medical malpractice claims can be some of the most difficult of personal injury claims to prove. Medical malpractice occurs when a care provider’s negligence causes an injury to one of their patients by not adhering to the standard of care. If you are considering a medical malpractice claim in Florida, a few things to… Read More »

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What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you are in an accident, and you sustain impact to the head, the consequences can be immediate and devastating. But they can also be long term, even permanent, and just as devastating. Injuries to the brain can be life threatening, and can alter the way someone lives the remainder of their lives. Brain… Read More »

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Can A Biomechanics Expert Help Your Injury Case?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In many injury cases, experts are commonly used to give testimony that is highly scientific or technical. Some types of experts are common in personal injury cases, such as doctors, and sometimes, accident reconstruction experts. But one kind of expert that many people don’t know as much about is the biomechanics expert. What is… Read More »

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Hold Harmless Agreements And Liability Waivers: Are They Enforceable?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you engage in certain kinds of activities, especially athletic events, gyms, or amusement parks, you may notice that when you walk in, and as a condition of entering a business, you are forced to sign a hold harmless document, or a document that contains an exculpatory clause. But what is this document, is… Read More »

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Recognizing And Proving Your Medical Malpractice Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When something goes wrong at a doctors office or hospital, many of us are aware of the possibility that we may be victims of malpractice. But what is malpractice, and how does anybody actually know if their doctor is liable? Who is Liable and When? Remember that any medical professional can be liable for… Read More »

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What Is Uninsured Motorist Coverage And Do You Need It?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Imagine this pretty terrible scenario: you or somebody in your family is catastrophically injured in a car accident. You sue the other driver who is clearly at fault for the accident. But there is one problem: Although the other driver has insurance, he only has a very small policy—say, $10,000, which is hardly enough… Read More »

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