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Category Archives: Business Litigation

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Report: Tampa Bay Lightning Owner Failed to Properly Register Corporation With State of Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Sunshine State News, Jeff Vinik — the owner of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Tampa Bay Lightning — has not registered the Delaware-based company that officially owns the team as an out-of-state corporation. Failure to register is a violation of Florida’s corporate laws. In this article, our Miami business… Read More »

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Florida Court Awards $400,000 in Domain Name Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Florida Record, Palace Resorts — a Caribbean vacation company —  has been granted $400,000 in financial compensation in a trademark infringement lawsuit over “confusingly similar domain names”. In the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Judge Federico Moreno found the plaintiff’s claim to be well-supported… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Denies Company’s Protest of Miami’s Contract Bidding Process

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On February 13th, 2019, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the City of Miami and a private company in a dispute over the bidding process for a local government redevelopment contract. This decision paves the way to allow for Miami’s $80 million Virginia Key development project to move forward. In… Read More »

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What to Do If Your Company Suffered a Data Breach in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Over the last several years, there has been an alarming number of data breaches. Even some of the largest companies in the world have been affected. Prominent examples include Equifax and Marriott Hotels. Of course, not all data breaches make national headlines. Many small and mid-sized firms have also been forced to deal with… 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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Can a Minority Shareholder Force the Majority to Buy Their Shares?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Minority shareholders face certain risks. If you are a minority shareholder, you may find yourself in a position where you simply want to get out of the business. Perhaps it is because you do not believe in the underlying company anymore, or perhaps it is because you believe that the majority shareholders are damaging… 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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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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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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Florida Construction Contracts: What is a Change Order?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Construction contracts are notoriously complex. When negotiating this type of agreement, it is not always easy for the parties to perfectly define the scope of the work that is to be performed. In many cases, contracts will need to be amended during the development. This can be done through a process commonly referred to… Read More »

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