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USDA Suspends Florida Company’s PACA License Over Breach of Contract

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Produce Blue Book, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has imposed sanctions on five companies, including one Florida-based firm, for the alleged failure to meet their contractual obligations and failure to then pay awards under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). The PACA is an important federal law that… Read More »

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Trademark Infringement Claim: Patagonia Sues Anheuser Busch Over Its New Beer

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from CNN, Patagonia has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the multi-national beer maker Anheuser-Busch. Recently, Anheuser-Busch began marketing and selling a “Patagonia” branded beer. The outdoor clothing company contends that the beer evokes its brand and its logo. As such, Patagonia alleges that their trademark rights are being violated. For… Read More »

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Common Construction Defects in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A construction defect is typically defined as a flaw in design, materials, or workmanship that results in a failure of at least one component of a structure. Property owners have a right to seek financial compensation for damages caused by a construction defect. Notably, under Florida Law (Florida Statutes Chapter 558), property owners are… Read More »

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Faulty 737 Max Sensor in Fatal Lion Air Crash Linked to Florida Repair Shop

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When a Lion Air flight went down off the coast of Indonesia last October, the damages were nothing short of harrowing. To be sure, the crash resulted in the death of all 189 people on board. When a similar crash happened a few weeks ago in Ethiopia, the European Union and many countries decided… Read More »

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EEOC Sues Broward County Restaurant Chain for Sexual Harassment

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it is filing a sexual harassment lawsuit against a Broward County, Florida IHOP franchise. According to the allegations raised by the agency, the restaurant violated federal labor laws in its failure to stop workplace sexual harassment. In this article, our experienced West Palm Beach employment… Read More »

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How to Resolve a 50/50 Shareholder Dispute in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

While it may be the correct choice for some entrepreneurs, going into a 50/50 partnership with another person creates some risks. For obvious reasons, a 50/50 shareholder dispute or 50/50 partnership dispute can be especially difficult to resolve. If you are currently locked into a 50/50 shareholder dispute, it is imperative that you take… Read More »

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Florida Federal Judge Dismisses “Volt” Trademark Infringement Lawsuit; Lack of Jurisdiction

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Reuters, a federal judge in Hillsborough County, Florida has dismissed a trademark infringement lawsuit for lack of jurisdiction. The trademark claim was filed by a Tampa, Florida-based lighting company called “Volt” against a Hillsboro, Oregon company called the “Volt Lighting Group.” The defense for the Oregon-based defendant claimed that the… Read More »

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Proposed Legislation: Florida Lawmakers Consider Additional Rights for ‘Renters’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Orlando Weekly, a pair of Florida lawmakers are set to introduce a new bill that would create additional legal rights for renters in the state. In a press release, State Senator José Javier Rodríguez and State Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith announced several proposed reforms to the state’s landlord-tenant laws…. Read More »

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The Supreme Court Will Decide if a Bankruptcy Filing Terminates a Trademark License

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In February, the Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments in Mission Product Holdings v. Tempnology — a case that raises a number of important questions pertaining to the intersection of trademark law and bankruptcy law. Most notably, can a company revoke a trademark license as part of its bankruptcy filing? In… Read More »

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Florida Franchise Law: What is an ‘Inadvertent Franchise’?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Before entering into a franchise arrangement, it is crucial that both franchisors and franchisees have a clear understanding of their rights and responsibilities. These companies should operate under a carefully drafted franchise agreement that has been reviewed by an experienced attorney. However, unbeknownst to many people, Florida law makes it possible for a franchisor-franchisee… Read More »

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