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Ex-Football Coach Sues University of Miami for $3 Million; Alleges Breach of Employment Contract

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Al Golden is currently the linebackers coach for the NFL’s Detroit Lions. From 2011 to 2015, Mr. Golden served as the head coach for the University of Miami Hurricanes. His tenure ended on a low note — following a 58-0 loss to Clemson in the middle 2015 season, Miami athletic director Blake James dismissed… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Reverses Decision in Breach of Contract Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 29th, 2017, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court decision in the case of Merco Group at Akoya, Inc. v. General Computer Services. This dispute involved the alleged breach of a business contract. The appeals court reversed the lower court’s decision on the grounds that the court had misapplied… Read More »

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Could an Email Be a Binding Contract?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

When most people think of a contract, they are picturing something that requires hours or days of very careful negotiation, with people working hard to come up with precise language and terms. Yet, forming a contract is actually far easier than most people realize. In fact, you might even have formed a legally binding… Read More »

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Miami Beach Restaurant and Construction Firm Locked in Legal Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from The Real Deal, CBMIA, a company that is planning on opening up a new restaurant in Miami Beach, has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against its construction firm, U.S. Construction Corp. (USCC). In response, USCC has filed a countersuit that also alleges breach of contract. CBMIA blames USCC for… Read More »

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What is an Anticipatory Breach of Contract?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A breach of contract occurs when at least one party fails to fulfill obligations that were stipulated by a legally binding agreement. In most cases, a breach of contract happens the moment when one part of the contract is scheduled to be executed. If the contract is not actually performed at that time, a… Read More »

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Florida Administrative Court Rules in Favor of Department of Corrections in Contract Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Palm Beach Post, a Tallahassee administrative law judge has ruled for the Florida Department of Corrections in a complex case involving a dispute over substance-abuse treatment service contracts. Bridges of America Inc. a private company that operates work release and drug rehabilitation centers in Orlando, brought the claim against… Read More »

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Seminole Tribe Wins Contract Lawsuit Against State Government

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, the Sun-Sentinel reported that the Seminole tribe of Florida has prevailed in a contract litigation claim against the state. Specifically, the lawsuit pertained to the legality of offering blackjack and other table games at casinos. As a result of the decision by the federal judge in the case, the Seminole tribe will be… Read More »

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Florida Construction Liens: New Verdict Illustrates the Importance of Good Record Keeping and Timely Filing

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Recently, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal released a decision in a construction lien case that originated out of a breach of contract dispute. After full payment was not received for work done in relation to a home renovation, a lien was placed against a homeowner’s property. However, a dispute quickly arose over… Read More »

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What is the Duty to Mitigate Contract Damages?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Consider the following scenario: company A and company B recently signed a $50,000 purchase agreement. The agreement stipulates that company A must deliver a certain product on the morning of January 1st. However, when company A shows up to make the delivery, a representative from company B states that they changed their mind and… Read More »

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Florida Banking Litigation: Lender Liability Claims

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Under Florida law, loan originators and mortgage brokers have many legal duties. One overriding duty is an obligation to treat all borrowers fairly. If a financial lending institution fails to live up to this obligation, they may be held liable for damages incurred by the borrower. This is known as a lender liability claim…. Read More »

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