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Georgia Hospital Agrees to Pay $5 Million to Settle Case Over Alleged Stark Law Violations

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On February 6th, 2019, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia announced a settlement in a Stark Law and False Claims Act case that was brought against a Blairsville, GA medical center. Union General Hospital, located two hours north of Atlanta, agreed to pay $5 million to resolve allegations that… Read More »

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Stuck in a Partnership Dispute? Here are the Top Four Mistakes You Should Avoid

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A partnership is one of the most common types of business structures. Forming one can be an effective way for a business to grow and prosper. Of course, business partnerships are ultimately relationships between people. Similar to any other type of relationship, disputes happen. If you are in a disagreement with a business partner,… Read More »

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EEOC Sues Florida Company for Pregnancy Discrimination

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a press release from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), two United States military contractors in North Florida are being sued for pregnancy discrimination. The EEOC claims that these companies (M2 Services Corporation and Day & Zimmermann Group) improperly forced a pregnant worker to take unpaid leave and then unlawfully fired her… Read More »

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Business Fraud Watch: Florida Regulators are Cracking Down on ‘Moving Company Scams’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

CBS News reports the state of Florida is cracking down on all-too-common “moving company scams”. In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Florida Office of the Attorney General filed a lawsuit against 14 different moving companies. A number of different specific allegations were raised against these firms —… Read More »

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What to Do If Your Company Suffered a Data Breach in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Over the last several years, there has been an alarming number of data breaches. Even some of the largest companies in the world have been affected. Prominent examples include Equifax and Marriott Hotels. Of course, not all data breaches make national headlines. Many small and mid-sized firms have also been forced to deal with… Read More »

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What Compensation Can Be Recovered Through a Breach of Contract Claim?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In breach of contract claims, several different types of remedies can be awarded — potentially including specific performance of the contract, full rescission of the agreement, and other types of injunctive relief. That being said, in most breach of contract claims, monetary compensation is the primary remedy. This raises an important question: How much… Read More »

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Jury Awards Florida Dishwasher $21 Million in Punitive Damages in Discrimination Claim

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the South Florida Sun Sentinel, a Florida jury has awarded a Miami dishwasher more than $21 million in financial damages. She filed a lawsuit against her former employer after the company repeatedly failed to accommodate her religious beliefs. Eventually, the company terminated her from its position. While much of the… Read More »

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Which Lawyers Face the Most Legal Malpractice Claims?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Unfortunately, clients sometimes have unrealistic expectations of their lawyers. Many lawyers face malpractice claims that are simply unwarranted by the actual circumstances. Even attorneys who offer highly competent legal representation could face a malpractice claim simply because their client did not like the situation that they were facing. It is notable that not all… Read More »

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What is a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A limited liability partnership (LLP) is the preferred legal structure for many businesses in South Florida. It is a legal entity that allows business partners to put some limits on their personal liability. Here, our top-rated West Palm Beach partnership law attorneys provide an overview of the most important things that you need to… Read More »

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Four Mistakes Commercial Landlords Must Avoid When Dealing With Tenants Who Owe Rent

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you have a tenant in a commercial space and they have fallen behind on their rent obligations, it could cause you or your business significant financial damage. Beyond that, it is also frustrating to deal with a commercial tenant who is still operating but is not paying. At this time, it is crucial… Read More »

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