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5 Tips for Filing A Personal Injury Claim After a Motor Vehicle Accident

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Getting into a car accident is traumatic, and the moments after can be filled with angst and confusion, no matter how minor the accident. But there are certain things you must remember to do in order to file a personal injury case and maximize the extent of your compensation package. Here are five things… Read More »

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When is a Company Liable for Punitive Damages?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When we think of punitive damages, we often think of personal injury cases, and wrongdoers who have done something egregiously wrong. But anybody can potentially be liable to pay punitive damages, including a business. ‘ How is a business liable for punitive damages? A business isn’t a person. It can’t have the intention, malice,… Read More »

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Understanding the Legalities of Crowdfunding

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The internet has changed the way that our economy operates. That’s nothing new. But although the internet is hardly new, business continues to use it in new ways. One such way is through crowdfunding. You may be aware of what crowdfunding is—but do you know the legalities of crowdfunding? What is Crowdfunding? Unlike a… Read More »

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Civil RICO Claims: Proving Money/Property is “An Object of the Fraud”

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act—or as you probably know it “RICO”—was originally enacted to target organized crime. However, in recent years, RICO has increasingly become a civil issue. Through a civil RICO claim, a legitimate business or organization may face a civil lawsuit for a pattern of fraudulent conduct. In May of… Read More »

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SolarWinds Face Class Action Shareholder Lawsuit Over Handling of Cyber Security Breach

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Fox Business, a shareholder has filed a class action lawsuit against SolarWinds—a large software company based in Austin, Texas. The company was recently the victim of a significant cyber security breach. The shareholder is taking legal action on the grounds the corporate executives violated federal law by misrepresenting and… Read More »

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Partnership Disputes in Florida: Can One Partner Force Out Another?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As defined by Investopedia, a partnership is a formal arrangement whereby two or more people manage and operate a business together. In practice, a partnership is only as effective as the relationship between the parties. When a dispute arises among close business partners, there can be serious problems. You may be wondering: Is it… Read More »

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Changes Are Coming to Copyright Laws

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

It is common in lawmaking for legislators to throw unrelated laws onto popular bills, which are likely to become law. Such is the case with recent changes to copyright laws, which were amended after they were tacked on to a COVID-19 relief bill. You can probably tell that these two topics have nothing to… Read More »

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TV Star Learns a Hard Lesson About Storage Unit Contracts

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When a storage unit isn’t paid, as a general rule, the contents of the storage unit can be sold, usually at public auction. Buyers at these auctions often find themselves with valuables, purchased at a fraction of the property value. However, one famous purchaser found that not reading the fine print on agreements with… Read More »

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Who is a Family Member Under the Family Medical Leave Act

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Many people and many businesses are aware of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). However, many are not aware that the law does extend to, and apply to grandparents—specifically, protecting and providing coverage to employees who seek leave to care for sick or ailing grandparents. What the FMLA Does The FMLA requires that employees… Read More »

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What Remedies are Available Under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA)?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a state law that protects businesses and consumers against fraudulent, deceptive, or other unlawful commercial practices. Unlike its federal counterpart, the statute contains a clear private right of action—meaning a business or a consumer can file a lawsuit against the responsible party for an… Read More »

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