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Partnership Income And IRS Tax Disputes: An Overview

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Are you a member of a business partnership in Florida? If so, it is crucial that you understand your tax obligations. A significant number of IRS tax disputes are centered on business partnerships. In this blog post, our West Palm Beach partnership dispute lawyers provide an overview of the most important things that business… Read More »

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Can You Get Unemployment If You’re Fired For Not Getting A COVID Vaccine?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As a general rule, when you are fired or laid off, you can collect unemployment benefits. However, one (exception) to collecting benefits is that you can’t have voluntarily resigned or been fired for cause. That is, the end of your employment can’t be because of something you did or didn’t do voluntarily (like just… Read More »

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Make Sure The Instructions On Your Products Tell The Whole Story

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Let’s say that your business sells a product. You get the product from overseas, or from a separate manufacturer. The product is generally safe, but if used improperly, could cause harm. Or, it’s a product that is meant to protect from harm, like a pool gate, or protective eyewear. So long as the end… Read More »

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Understanding The Role Of The Judge And Jury In Business Law Cases

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If your business law case goes to trial, the judge will determine who is right, and make a decision. Or will the jury do that? Wait-why is there a judge and a jury, and what decisions do each of them make? It sounds like their jobs may overlap, but in fact, they have distinct… Read More »

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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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