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Lawsuits For Meddling With Someone Else’s Contracts Or Business Relationships

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Let’s say that you have a business—for our example, assume that you install and fix sound systems. You get lucky, and you sign a major deal with a used car company; your company will be the company that will install, repair, and refurbish all of the sound systems in the cars that the used… Read More »

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Don’t Run Into Problems With Towing Laws

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you own a business, or you own property, it’s going to happen: People you don’t know, or who you didn’t authorize, will park in your parking spaces. When that happens, it may be time to call the towing company. To avoid problems, here’s a short primer on towing laws, and your right as… Read More »

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Just What Is Discrimination Or An “Adverse Employment Action?”

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When it comes to employment discrimination, many of us give a lot of thought to who can’t be discriminated against. In other words, we concentrate on sex, pregnancy, race, age or disability, to try to ensure that we aren’t discriminating against any of these groups. But we rarely think of what discrimination actually is—that… Read More »

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What Is The Uniform Partnership Act (UPA)?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Uniform Partnership Act (UPA) governs business partnerships in most U.S. states. Model legislation drafted initially drafted more than a century ago, the UPA has been ratified by every state except Louisiana. As the statute was modernized in 1997, you will also hear it referred to as the Revised Uniform Partnership Act (RUPA). In… Read More »

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Florida Regulators Provide Consumer Protection Tips During Hurricane Awareness Week

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On May 2nd, 2022, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried released consumer protection tips and anti-fraud guidance as part of National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Along with the FDACS, Commissioner Fried is warning consumers to watch out for scams in the coming months. Here, our Miami deceptive & unfair trade practices attorney highlights the consumer safety… Read More »

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Who Can Be Named As A Defendant In A Federal Civil RICO Lawsuit?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act was passed into law in an effort to combat organized crime. RICO is a criminal statute that also includes a civil element. An individual, business, or organization defrauded due to racketeering activity can file a civil RICO lawsuit against the responsible party. This raises… Read More »

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Doing Background Checks On Employees Can Keep You Out Of Trouble

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If one of your employees commits a criminal act, or hurts someone while completely out of the scope, context, and duties of his or her employment, you may feel like you are absolved from liability. After all, you would never condone, allow, suggest or even retain, anybody that you knew could purposefully and perhaps… Read More »

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Do You Report Consumer Credit? Don’t Get Into Trouble Doing It

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are a business and you are making loans to others, or you are relying on payment from clients or customers, you may rely on the power of credit reporting to compel others to pay what they owe you. The ability to report a negative mark to someone’s credit report is a powerful… Read More »

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What Does A Home Seller Have To Disclose?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In a hot business market, many people are looking to buy and sell homes, or fix up older homes and flip them for profit. Selling homes can be big business. But it can also lead to big legal problems, as the sale of a home involves a complex set of laws, including questions of… Read More »

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Consumer Protection In Florida: What I Was Told Is Not The Same As What Is In Writing

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a consumer in Florida, the state’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Law (FDUTPA) protects you against material misrepresentations, false advertising, and other unjust commercial practices by businesses. You can hold a business legally liable for damages sustained because of deceptive unfair trade practices. This raises an important question: What if a business is… Read More »

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