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How to File a Bar Complaint Against a Florida Lawyer for Unprofessional or Unethical Conduct?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When allegations of unprofessional conduct or legal malpractice against a Florida lawyer arise, the Florida Bar grievance system provides a means to discipline the lawyer. The purpose of the system, which was established by the Supreme Court of Florida, is to enforce uniform standards of lawyers’ professional conduct. Any allegations of legal malpractice and… Read More »

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Florida Roofing Company Pays to Settle Unpaid Overtime Case With Hurricane Irma Workers

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In September of 2017, Hurricane Irma slammed into Southwest Florida, causing tens of billions of dollars in property damage. Many hardworking people put in long hours helping communities across the state recover from the devastating storm. According to reporting from the Miami Herald, at least one Florida roofing company failed to properly compensate its… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Will Hear Complex $385 Million Breach of Contract Dispute Over the State Government’s Failure to Match Private Donations to the University System

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As reported by News 4 Jacksonville, a complex legal dispute regarding whether or not the Florida legislature must match private financial donations to the state’s university system is set to go before the Florida Supreme Court. The breach of contract dispute centers around allegations that Florida lawmakers failed to properly match nearly $385 million… Read More »

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What is the Statute of Limitations in a Florida Legal Malpractice Case?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Under Florida law (Florida Statutes § 95.11 (4)(a)), professional malpractice claims, including legal malpractice claims, are generally governed by a two-year statute of limitations. In other words, clients have two years to file a claim against their attorney/law firm for negligence. Below, our West Palm Beach legal malpractice lawyers explain the most important things… Read More »

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The Latest Copyright Case Before the Supreme Court: Can Georgia’s Official Annotated Code Receive Copyright Protection?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In December of 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in the case of Georgia v Public Resource—the latest major copyright case to go before the nation’s highest court. The key legal issue that is at stake in this case: To what extent does the government edicts doctrine render published… Read More »

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What is an S Corporation?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are a small business owner, it may make sense to seek S corp tax status for your company. For many small and mid-sized companies, S corporation status offers important advantages, including the ability to solicit outside investment, permanent existence, protection from liability, and potential tax savings. Are you considering making your Florida… Read More »

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Appeals Court: Distressed Property Buyer Can Seek Declaratory Judgement of “No Liability” for Unpaid Assessments

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On January 3rd, 2019, the Fifth District Court of Appeal for the State of Florida ruled that a distressed property buyer has the right to seek a declaratory judgement stating that it has “no liability” for unpaid HOA assessments—even though it no longer owns the property in question. In the case of Real Estate… Read More »

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Pike & Lustig’s Mike Pike Gets Interviewed for Dr. Phil

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you aren’t familiar with the Alyssa Hatcher case, it’s truly a sad one. The 17-year-old female of Umatilla in Central Florida was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal solicitation for murder after she stole her parents’ debit card and used the money she withdrew to pay two different people to kill… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Commercial Landlord in Eviction Case

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On December 18th, 2019, the Fourth District Court of Appeals for the State of Florida ruled in favor of a commercial landlord in a complex eviction case. The landlord in question, which faced a claim of wrongful eviction, was seeking to recover damages through a third party guarantor. In Gulfstream Park Racing Association v…. Read More »

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Report: Ex Florida State Football Coach Willie Taggert Never Signed a Final Contract

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In early November, Florida State University (FSU) fired its head football coach Willie Taggert in the middle of his second year leading the team—an early termination of his deal. At the time, the team was in the middle of a mediocre season and was looking for a new direction. Now, there is some controversy… Read More »

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