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The Golden State Warriors Named In Class Action Lawsuit Over Partnership With FTX

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

CNBC reports that FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in The Bahamas on December 12th, 2022 on a wide range of criminal charges. Mr. Bankman-Fried and the company stand accused of swindling investors out of more than $8 billion. Civil lawsuits have already been filed—and some relief defendants have been named, including the NBA’s… Read More »

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Understanding Why Qualified Immunity Is So Controversial

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We often hear about cases of police misconduct or police brutality in the news. But then we also hear about a concept called qualified immunity—a topic so debated, that it even has been mentioned in presidential candidate debates. But what is qualified immunity, and what does it have to do with police misconduct or… Read More »

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Autonomous Trucking Company Faces Shareholder Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Law.com, Embark—an autonomous trucking company with a main headquarters in San Francisco, California—is facing a lawsuit from shareholders. The lawsuit alleges that materially misleading statements were made to investors. Here, our West Palm Beach shareholder dispute attorney discusses the allegations raised in shareholder lawsuit in more detail. Allegations Raised… Read More »

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Partnership Law: Four Examples Of Self-Dealing

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In Florida, a business partnership is governed largely by the terms of the voluntarily-agreed upon partnership agreement. Though, Florida does have a partnership law statute. Under Florida Statutes § 620.8404, business partners owe each other a “duty of loyalty.” Self-dealing constitutes a breach of the duty of loyalty. What exactly is self-dealing? Broadly speaking,… Read More »

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What To Know When Starting A Business In Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Data from the US Census Bureau shows that an average of 4 million businesses are started every year. That average is from the past five years of business formation data in the United States. The onset of the pandemic in 2020 has driven a surge in new business creation, so the number of new… Read More »

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The Difficulties Of Diagnosis And Treatment Of Brain Injuries In Minors

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You probably are already aware of the dangers of a brain injury when you are in an accident. From immediate brain damage, to a slow but deadly bleed, to long term cognitive, emotional and behavioral difficulties, traumatic brain injuries or TBIs can be catastrophic and lifelong. But while a lot of discussion is given… Read More »

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What Is The Eggshell Plaintiff Doctrine And How Can It Help Your Case?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We all have different bodies, and our bodies react differently to different injuries. Whether that’s because of age, some other medical condition, or just our own physiological makeup, everybody reacts differently, even to the exact same type of injury. Not Your Normal Reaction Let’s say, for example, you fall in a store and you… Read More »

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The History Of Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Although now extremely common, especially in the United States, personal injury lawsuits in tort for monetary damages were virtually nonexistent before the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. So where did they come from? See below for a brief history of personal injury lawsuits: In agrarian, pre-industrial societies where most people did not travel… Read More »

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Some Injuries Can be Slow To Develop

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Let’s say that you get into an accident. You feel a little funny, but overall, you feel fine. Maybe you even agree to go to the emergency room, and they find nothing. You go home, assuming that you came out of the accident uninjured. You May Actually be Injured But not so fast. The… Read More »

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January Is Move Over Month

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In 2021, there were 217 crashes and 14,927 citations issued for motorists failing to move over for emergency vehicles and law enforcement in Florida. Therefore, every January the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) remind all motorists of Florida’s Move Over Law… Read More »

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