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A Reminder To Share The Road As ‘Snowbird Season’ Begins In South Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With the arrival of October in Florida comes shorter days, cooler weather, and the beginning of snowbird season. While some northerners don’t come down to Southern Florida until after the holidays, many make the trek as soon as Autumn sets in. And more people also means more vehicles on the road. The Florida Department… Read More »

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Do ‘Wet Floor’ Signs Protect Businesses From Slip-And-Fall Injuries?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The short answer to this question is ‘not entirely.’ When a business posts a wet floor sign and a customer slips and falls, the sign is just one of the many factual circumstances that will make up the case. Liability claims are often much more complicated than they may initially appear. The outcome will… Read More »

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Florida Senator Marco Rubio Pushing Bill To Give Shareholders Additional Authority To Challenge So-Called “Woke” Corporations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Florida Daily, Florida Senator Marco Rubio recently introduced legislation called the “Mind Your Own Business Act” that proposed new legal tools to shareholders who want to challenge so-called “woke” corporations. In this blog post, our West Palm Beach shareholder dispute lawyers discuss the proposed legislation from Senator Marco Rubio…. Read More »

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Federal Judge In Florida Rules For Herbalife In Civil RICO Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from the Winston-Salem Journal, a Florida federal judge has ruled in favor of Herbalife in a civil RICO lawsuit. The dieting and nutrition company, which is based in Los Angeles and employs nearly 10,000 people worldwide, has been fighting a civil RICO claim for nearly four years. While Judge Marcia… Read More »

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FDUTPA Claims: What Is A “Private Right of Action?”

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In Florida, businesses and other commercial organizations have a legal responsibility to treat consumers in a fair and good faith manner. If they fail to do so, they could be held liable for consumer damages under the state’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA). Notably, the FDUTPA contains a “private right of action”—meaning… Read More »

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Legal Issues Surrounding Drone Operation And Use

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Drones are used both for business, and for recreation. The usefulness of a drone is almost universally accepted, and in many businesses, reliance on drones has become common practice. But there are a number of legal issues surrounding drones, and you should be aware of potential legal pitfalls, so that you don’t run into… Read More »

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Considerations In Settlement Agreements

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

So it looks like you are about to settle that business lawsuit that has cost you time and money litigating in court. Congratulations; settling can often be a smarter, wiser (and cheaper) choice than going to trial. But before you settle, you need to sign a settlement agreement. What should you look out for… Read More »

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Apple Learns Lesson In Magnuson-Moss Warranty Law…And You Can Too

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If your company offers a warranty, that’s fine. In fact, it can be good business to offer a warranty. But like the old adage about having your cake and eating it too says, you can’t offer a warranty, allow customers to rely on it, and then not offer what you’re promising. At least, that’s… Read More »

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

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Through a civil RICO claim, a plaintiff can take action to hold individuals, businesses, and other entities legally liable for damages caused by racketeering activity. Federal and state civil RICO laws offer a powerful remedy—a plaintiff can claim treble damages (three times their actual losses) through a successful lawsuit. However, civil RICO claims are… Read More »

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FDUTPA Watch: Florida Court Allows Competitor To Recover For Lost Profits In Deceptive And Unfair Practices Claims

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A recent ruling in a key FDUTPA case in South Florida has expanded this ability of corporate competitor plaintiffs to recover financial compensation for their damages. In the case of Tymar Distribution LLC v. Mitchell Group USA, LLC the court determined that corporate-competitor plaintiffs have the right to seek compensation for “lost profits” under… Read More »

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