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Laches: When A Lawsuit Is Filed Timely, But Also Too Late

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Here’s a piece of advice that you probably hear often: File your claim now! Don’t let the statute of limitations on your lawsuit expire! But you don’t give much thought to this advice, because when you have legal claims, you file them within the statute of limitations. Depending on the claim, statutes of limitations… Read More »

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What Is A Hostile Work Environment?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Neither you nor anybody in your business would ever harass a fellow employee. You know what sexual or racial harassment is, and you don’t use that kind of language, nor do you condone or allow others to use such language. And then it happens-you are hit with a lawsuit alleging something called a “hostile… Read More »

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I-95 In Miami Is Officially The Most Stressful Highway In The US

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A recent study released by FleetLogging, a site set up to provide a comprehensive overview of the ELD, fleet management and tracking industry in the United States, I-95 in Miami was found to be the most stressful highway in the country. For its research, FleetLogging analyzed 60,000 tweets containing the word ’traffic’ to identify the most stressful driving… Read More »

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Gov. DeSantis Vetoes No-Fault Repeal Legislation

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Opponents of Senate Bill 54, which passed Florida’s state congress in April, got a win this week as Governor Ron DeSantis’s vetoed the bill that was set to repeal Florida’s Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law and its Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance requirement, replacing it with mandatory bodily injury coverage, a mandatory death benefit, and… Read More »

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Condo Ownership In Florida: What To Know Before You Buy

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

This week, Daniel Lustig, attorney and partner at Pike & Lustig, LLP appeared on WPTV to discuss what people need to look for when buying a condo and laid out some of the guidelines and rules that condo owners should know about while living in a high-rise complex. The story comes after tragic collapse… Read More »

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Car Accident Injuries: When To File A Lawsuit Vs. Settling Out Of Court

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Being injured in a car accident is traumatic enough, but deciding whether to file a personal injury lawsuit can add to that stress exponentially. There are other options you can pursue, such as settling the case out of court after an accident. So when should you consider suing instead of an out-of-court settlement? The… Read More »

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How Business Succession Planning Can Help Reduce The Risk Of A Partnership Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

No business owner wants to end up locked in a partnership dispute. A dispute within a partnership can cause serious damage to the business. Notably, transition periods are one of the highest risk times for partnership disputes. For this reason, every company should have a comprehensive business succession plan in place. In this blog… Read More »

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Are Punitive Damages Allowed Under The FDUTPA?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a Florida statute that protects people and businesses against unjust commercial practices. If your rights are violated under the law, you can file a claim for financial compensation. You may be wondering: Can you recover punitive damages under the FDUTPA? The short is ‘no’—but,… Read More »

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Civil RICO Claims: Jurisdiction And Venue

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A RICO claim allows a private plaintiff to hold a defendant liable for damages caused by racketeering activity. There are both state and federal civil RICO laws. Further, these cases sometimes involve conduct occurring in multiple different states. For these reasons, jurisdiction and venue are often in dispute in RICO claims. Here, our West… Read More »

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Where Can Your Business Be Sued? More Places Than You Think

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You may be worried about whether your business can be sued and how, and those are legitimate concerns. But have you ever wondered where your business can be sued? Do not assume that because you may have a Florida business, that you can only be sued in Florida. Your potential exposure area can be… Read More »

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