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Category Archives: Business Law

LLP

What is a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A limited liability partnership (LLP) is the preferred legal structure for many businesses in South Florida. It is a legal entity that allows business partners to put some limits on their personal liability. Here, our top-rated West Palm Beach partnership law attorneys provide an overview of the most important things that you need to… Read More »

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Attorneys Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig in the Daily Business Review “After South Florida’s Lawyer’s Suicide, Fight Over Alleged Misappropriated Funds”

By Michael Pike |

Connecticut-based Twin City Fire Insurance Co., an affiliate of the Hartford Financial Services Group, has filed a federal lawsuit in Florida denying any liability for former West Palm Beach lawyer Leonel R. Plasencia, who killed himself in 2017, allegedly before turning over settlement money owed to clients in a personal injury case. Michael J…. Read More »

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Understanding Contract Law: What is an Integration Clause?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Contracts are at the foundation of modern business. Many companies rely on their commercial agreements. A well-drafted contract can be the difference between a successful, continued business relationship and a nasty dispute. Companies get into disputes over commercial agreements for a wide range of different reasons. In many cases, there is confusion over what… Read More »

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South Florida Court Begins Hearing AirBnB Case; Lawsuit Will Test Law that Shields Tech Companies from Liability

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On December 10th, 2018, a court in South Florida began hearing the opening arguments in a landmark case against the tech giant Airbnb. The lawsuit — which was filed by a Colorado-based real estate investment trust (REIT) called Aimco — challenges Airbnb’s ability to shield itself from being held liable for the content posted… Read More »

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Former Burger King Employee Files a Lawsuit, Seeking Class-Action Certification

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Forbes, a former Burger King cook named Jarvis Arrington has filed a lawsuit against the company. He is seeking class-action certification on behalf of every employee who has worked at any of the company’s franchise location from 2010 through 2018. The legal claim in this case centers around the anti-poaching… Read More »

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The Florida Supreme Court is Set to Weigh in on the Legal Battle Over the Miami Beach Minimum Wage Law

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In 2004, Florida voters went to polls and passed a state minimum wage increase, thereby setting the Florida minimum wage at a level that is higher than the federally mandated minimum wage. As of 2018, the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, whereas Florida’s state level minimum wage is $8.25 — the highest… Read More »

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HealthCare

Four Florida Men Indicted; Charged With Running Billion-Dollar Healthcare Fraud Scheme

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Associated Press, four Florida men, six Florida companies, and one Houston, Texas-based firm have been named in an indictment alleging that they collectively carried out a nearly $1 billion healthcare fraud scheme. In a press release, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) states that tens of thousands of… Read More »

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Popular Sparkling Water Brand La Croix Faces Lawsuit; Plaintiff Alleges that Ingredients are Not ‘All-Natural’

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you have entered virtually any grocery store in South Florida in the last few years, you have most likely seen displays selling the popular sparkling water ‘La Croix’. Fortune Magazine reports that the company’s sales are exploding, with revenue up by nearly 35 percent in the last two years. Young consumers have flocked… Read More »

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Uber Agrees to Pay Florida $8.2 Million to Settle Large Data Breach Lawsuit

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Miami Herald, the State of Florida will receive $8.2 million as part of the nearly $150 million settlement that Uber reached with the 50 U.S. states. Uber is making these payments to settle a data breach claim that the individual states brought collectively against the ridesharing giant. The data… Read More »

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Can You Be Held Personally Liable for Business Debt in Florida?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Starting, building, and growing a business is a great way to support yourself and your community. Of course, owning a business is not without its risks. As any business owner can tell you, not every opportunity works out as planned. It is crucial that Florida business owners know how to protect their rights and… Read More »

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