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Injured on a Bus in Miami? Four Steps to Protect Your Rights

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Buses are one of the most efficient, cost effective forms of transportation. While travelling on a bus is generally more safe than riding in a passenger car, there are still risks. Accidents happened. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) notes that approximately 65,000 bus accidents are reported nationwide each year. Victims should understand… Read More »

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Florida Nursing Homes and Fall Accidents: What to Know About Liability

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Fall accidents can lead to very serious injuries—especially for senior citizens and other vulnerable adults. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 750,000 people are hospitalized for fall accident injuries every year. As the danger is so well-known, nursing homes must take proactive steps to prevent fall accidents. In… Read More »

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Florida McDonald’s Franchise Agrees to Settle a Religious Discrimination Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On August 19th, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a public statement confirming that Chalfont & Associates Group—a company that owns nearly a dozen McDonald’s franchise locations across the state of Florida—has settled a religious discrimination claim for nearly $70,000. The EEOC filed the employment lawsuit on behalf of a Jewish job… Read More »

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What is a Quiet Enjoyment Clause in a Lease Agreement?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In almost every commercial lease, and to some extent, in residential leases, there is a provision called quiet enjoyment. This provision is often overlooked, and many landlords are not even aware what obligations that the provision puts on them, or what can happen when a tenant’s right to quiet enjoyment is breached. What is… Read More »

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Can An “As Is” Clause Protect Your Business? Maybe

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The two words “as is,” seem to be popular with anybody selling a product, item or service. They seemingly insulate the seller from any liability, putting the entire onus of any defects or problems on the buyer or purchaser. However, there are limits to how far an “As Is” clause can protect your business,… Read More »

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Tenancies by the Entireties – A Strong Protection from Collections Actions

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

One of the most powerful exemptions to collection, and thus, a powerful exemption from creditors, is known as the tenancies by the entireties (TBE). Whether TBE is a good or bad thing probably depends on whether you are the business or person collecting, or the one being collected against. Either way, it can be… Read More »

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West Palm Beach Restaurant Chain Agrees to Pay $115,966 to Settle Overtime and Minimum Wage Violations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On August 24th, 2020, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced the results of its investigation into a West Palm Beach-based restaurant chain. Hurricane Wings Management LLC agreed to pay approximately 160 workers more than $115,000 in financial compensation to resolve outstanding overtime claims and minimum wage claims. The wage and hour case… Read More »

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Motorcyclist Killed in Tragic Collision in West Palm Beach, FL

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from The Palm Beach Post, a 30-year-old man was killed in a devastating motorcycle accident in West Palm Beach. The crash occurred near the 4800 block of Okeechobee Boulevard. The motorcycle collided with a standard sized passenger car. The victim of the tragic accident was identified as Jacob Ward. A… Read More »

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Lawsuit: 19-Year-Old Sexually Assaulted at Florida Hospital

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a very disturbing report from the Tampa Bay Times, a 19-year-old Florida woman was sexually assaulted after being involuntarily committed to a Tampa area hospital. The attack was allegedly perpetrated by one of the employees of the facility. That man, Frank Lasso, was arrested and charged with a sex crime in relation… Read More »

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Palm Beach County Educators Remain in the Dark as Schools Set to Open September 21st

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Earlier this week, the president of the Palm Beach County Classroom Teachers Association, Justin Katz, sent a letter to the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Donald Fennoy, asking for the following: Immediate removal and replacement of Chief of Human Resources, Dr. Gonzalo La Cava Fix the issues facing educators who are teaching both in-classroom and… Read More »

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