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Category Archives: Business Litigation

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Make Sure The Instructions On Your Products Tell The Whole Story

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Let’s say that your business sells a product. You get the product from overseas, or from a separate manufacturer. The product is generally safe, but if used improperly, could cause harm. Or, it’s a product that is meant to protect from harm, like a pool gate, or protective eyewear. So long as the end… Read More »

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Understanding The Role Of The Judge And Jury In Business Law Cases

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If your business law case goes to trial, the judge will determine who is right, and make a decision. Or will the jury do that? Wait-why is there a judge and a jury, and what decisions do each of them make? It sounds like their jobs may overlap, but in fact, they have distinct… Read More »

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Legal Issues Surrounding Drone Operation And Use

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Drones are used both for business, and for recreation. The usefulness of a drone is almost universally accepted, and in many businesses, reliance on drones has become common practice. But there are a number of legal issues surrounding drones, and you should be aware of potential legal pitfalls, so that you don’t run into… Read More »

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Considerations In Settlement Agreements

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

So it looks like you are about to settle that business lawsuit that has cost you time and money litigating in court. Congratulations; settling can often be a smarter, wiser (and cheaper) choice than going to trial. But before you settle, you need to sign a settlement agreement. What should you look out for… Read More »

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Apple Learns Lesson In Magnuson-Moss Warranty Law…And You Can Too

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If your company offers a warranty, that’s fine. In fact, it can be good business to offer a warranty. But like the old adage about having your cake and eating it too says, you can’t offer a warranty, allow customers to rely on it, and then not offer what you’re promising. At least, that’s… Read More »

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Summary Judgment: A Decision Before A Trial

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

You often hear about cases getting determined, before a party even gets a full trial. The parties don’t get the chance to testify, they don’t get the chance to put evidence in front of the jury (if it is a jury trial), and their case ends, seemingly, very early. How is this possible? Summary… Read More »

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Florida Restaurants May Have An Easier Time Selling Alcohol To Go

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The state of Florida is providing some relief to food service establishments that sell alcohol. But like so many aspects of the alcohol and food service industry, businesses should be careful as the new laws contain a number of exceptions and technical requirements that must be followed. Temporary Changes are Now Permanent During the… Read More »

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Storage Unit Evictions And Property Sales

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Your business may have items in storage, and that means that you may at some point have a problem with the storage company. What are the laws that a storage company must follow, and what rights do you, as a tenant, have against a storage unit owner? No Lawsuit Needed As a tenant, your… Read More »

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Locast Case Is A Lesson In Reading The Law Correctly

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

What does it mean to be a nonprofit organization? How important is it to read and comply with the language of federal law? One large broadcaster is learning that lesson the hard way. Getting Broadcast TV As you likely know, if you want broadcast TV in your home—the basic cable networks, like CBS, NBS,… Read More »

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Ben & Jerry’s Director In Trouble For Self-Dealing

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

We have written in the past about the various ways that officers and directors of a company can get themselves in trouble. Often, this includes breaches of fiduciary duties. Certainly, the mere fact there was a bad business decision, or that the company doesn’t do well, does not mean an officer or director is… Read More »

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