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As Third Stimulus Payment Arrive, Florida Authorities Warn Consumers of Fraud and Scams

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Earlier this month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that it started processing the third round of Economic Impact Payments (stimulus payments). Many people in Florida are eligible for a $1,400 payment from the federal government. On March 15th, 2021, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) released a warning encouraging people and families to watch… Read More »

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Fatal Bicycle Crash Occurs on Same Day as Bicycle Safety Webinar

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On Monday, March 22nd Pike & Lustig hosted a Bicycle Safety Panel with Palm Beach County Vice Mayor Robert S. Weinroth and other community leaders to talk about bicycle safety, why there has been a recent increase in accidents, and what needs to be done to keep everyone safe. That same night, another fatal… Read More »

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March Was Bike Safety Month In Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Though bicyclists and pedestrians represent just 2 percent of commuters in Palm Beach County, they made up a whopping 30 percent of all transportation-related fatalities on county roadways from 2018-2020, according to the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency. Here’s what you need to know to help raise awareness of bicycle safety in the Sunshine… Read More »

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Shareholder Disputes: Inspection of Corporate Financial Records

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Shareholders have valuable legal rights under Florida state law. Among other things, a minority shareholder’s rights include the ability to access and inspect certain corporate financial records. Under Florida Statutes § 607.1602, shareholders have a general right to inspect otherwise sensitive financial statements and accounting information with written proper notice. However, a shareholder’s right… Read More »

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Michael Pike and Pike & Lustig are happy to support our colleague and friend, Grasford Smith, in his pursuit for re-election to the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Board of Directors

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

“Grasford has been serving the community for much of my legal carrier in several voluntary bar organizations. He has served our community, our attorneys and the general public in every endeavor he has undertaken. This proven track record of success establishes that Grasford is the right choice!”   – Michael Pike, Managing Partner, Pike… Read More »

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What Fiduciary Duties are Owed by Directors to a Company in Bankruptcy?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you are an owner, manager, or director of a company or an LLC, you may already know that you owe fiduciary duties to the company. But what are your duties to the company when the company is closing, is insolvent, or on the verge of insolvency? Do your duties and obligations to the… Read More »

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Defenses When Your Business is Sued Under the ADA

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If your business has been hit with a suit alleging a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act, you may be confused, and frightened. But there are ways out of these kinds of lawsuits and understanding what to do when you are sued under the ADA can help you minimize legal exposure for your… Read More »

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Don’t Forget Interest on Your Judgment in Your Contracts

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When you file a lawsuit against another business, that lawsuit may take some time before it finally resolves. When it does, and you get whatever damages you are entitled to, you may be asking whether you will also be paid for the time that it took for you to actually litigate and try the… Read More »

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A Florida Company has Filed a CIVIL RICO Lawsuit Over Missing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a report from Law 360, a Florida company has filed a multi-million dollar civil RICO lawsuit against Apex Distribution LLC, an international procurement service firm based in New Jersey. MBI Services LLC alleges that Apex Distribution misrepresented its ability to import millions of protective gloves and engaged in organized fraud to keep… Read More »

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How Much Damages are Available in a Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Claim in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a strong consumer protection law. Through a successful FDUTPA claim, a business or consumer can seek financial relief for “actual damages” sustained as a result of a deceptive or unjust trade practice. This raises an important question: How are damages calculated in an FDUPTA… Read More »

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