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Attorney Michael Pike in the Palm Beach Post: “Scam or snafu? Popular West Palm addiction counselor accused of fraud”

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

https://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/crime–law/scam-snafu-popular-west-palm-addiction-counselor-accused-fraud/0gQNjTGACjXnxWVvmcWSdK/

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EEOC: South Florida Auto Dealership Settles Gender Discrimination Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On June 6th, 2018, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that The Collection, an automotive dealer based in South Florida, agreed to voluntarily settle a gender discrimination claim. In this article, our dedicated Miami employment law attorneys provide an overview of this case and explain the lessons that companies and workers in Florida… Read More »

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Supreme Court Upholds Workplace Arbitration Clauses: Here is What That Means

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On May 21st, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States released its much anticipated decision in the case of Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. In a highly controversial (5-4) opinion, Neil Gorsuch, writing for the Court’s conservative majority, upheld the permissibility of workplace arbitration provisions. This is an extremely important decision for both… Read More »

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Landlord Rights: Can You Stop a Commercial Tenant From ‘Going Dark’?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

For landlords renting out multiple, related commercial properties, each of their tenants will affect one another. If one of your commercial tenants is failing, it could potentially cause strain on your relationship with all of your other nearby commercial tenants. This is something that must be considered and avoided. The most straightforward example of… Read More »

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The Golden Knights are in the Stanley Cup Finals; But They Still Do Not Have Their Trademark

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Last fall, the Las Vegas Golden Knights joined the National Hockey League (NHL) as an expansion franchise. In their first season, the team has advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals – a truly impressive feat for a brand new franchise. Previously, our Miami trademark litigation lawyers have discussed the team’s struggle… Read More »

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Will the Supreme Court Decision Legalize the Sports Gambling Business in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On May 14th, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA). In a (7-2) decision the nation’s top court ruled in favor of New Jersey in the case of Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, determining that a federal law that prevented the state… Read More »

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Four Things You Should Do Before You Sign a Business Contract

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Contracts are the cornerstone of modern commercial relationships. A business that relies on well-crafted, properly executed agreements is a business that is far more likely to thrive in the current economic environment. Unfortunately, many Florida companies run into serious problems with their contracts. One of the biggest mistakes business owners and operators make involves… Read More »

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Florida Court Upholds Non-Compete Clause in a Franchise Law Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Earlier this year, the United District Court Southern District of Florida issued a decision in the case of Peterbrooke Franchising of Am., LLC v. Miami Chocolates, LLC, a lawsuit in which a franchisor and a franchisee were locked in a dispute over the enforceability of a non-compete agreement. At Pike & Lustig, LLP, our… Read More »

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Forum Selection Dispute: Tim Hortons Franchisees Suing Parent Company Over Provision Forcing Contract Disputes Into a Miami Court

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On May 3rd, 2018, The Star reported that Canadian fast food giant Tim Hortons is a facing a lawsuit from an organization representing a large group of American franchisees. According to the report, Great White North Franchisee Association (GWNFA), which filed the lawsuit, represents nearly half of all U.S.-based Tim Hortons franchisees. The dispute… Read More »

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Can an Unsigned Contract Be Enforced in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Most people have a general idea of what should show up on the last page (or the bottom) of a contract: each party will have to sign on the dotted line. Most contracts are signed by the parties in order to confirm that they are accepting the terms of the agreement. Whenever possible, individuals… Read More »

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