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Category Archives: Business Litigation

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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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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Four Tips to Avoid Destructive Partnership Disputes

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Creating a partnership can be a very successful way to build and grow a new business. Of course, as with any other type of business, there is always the risk that a dispute will arise. If allowed to persist, a small internal dispute can destroy a business. This is an especially worrying issue with… Read More »

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Florida Commercial Law: What is a Business Tort?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

A business tort (also known as an economic tort) is a wrongful act that arises out of a business transaction or business relationship. If a company sustained significant financial losses as a result of the wrongful conduct of another party, that company may have a valid civil claim for damages. At Pike & Lustig,… Read More »

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My Company is Being Defamed on Social Media: What are My Legal Options

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

In the business world, social media and online review websites are more important than ever. According to a recent survey cited by Small Business Trends, 97 percent of consumers say that they have read online reviews, and 85 percent of consumers state that they trust these reviews as much as they trust a personal… Read More »

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