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Category Archives: dispute resolution

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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Proposed Florida Bill Seeks to Curb Abusive ADA Lawsuits

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) provides important legal protections to disabled individuals. The law is wide ranging, and it affects businesses in many different ways. Overall, there is no doubt that the legislation has produced considerable benefits. However, some Florida businesses have also complained that the law has been abused. More… Read More »

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How Does Arbitration Work?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Arbitration is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that is used in many business law cases. In fact, many commercial contracts actually compel arbitration as the means to deal with any legal disputes. Arbitration is a private process that in many ways resembles a mini-version of a trial. It is also a notoriously… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About the American Arbitration Association (AAA)

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The American Arbitration Association is a not-for-profit organization that handles alternative dispute resolution. This includes both arbitration and mediation. Both forms of dispute resolution can be useful tools for Florida businesses that are facing a potential legal dispute. If you have any questions or concerns about about the AAA, or alternative dispute resolution in… Read More »

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Mediation For Business Contract Disputes

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Unfortunately, with every business contract, there is the risk of a dispute. Sometimes, litigation is required, but often a dispute can be resolved best through other means. For example, in some circumstances mediation may provide fast, cost effective resolution. Mediation is a collaborative, non-binding, method of alternative dispute resolution. If you are involved in… Read More »

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National Enquirer Scion Paul Pope Sues to Get Guns Back (Represented by Mike Pike)

By Michael Pike |

Jane Musgrave, The Palm Beach Post  The legal battle between between Lois and Paul Pope — one of Palm Beach County’s most famously dysfunctional mother-son duos — has heated up again and this time guns are involved. Having followed a court order to stay clear of his well-known philanthropist mother for two years, Paul Pope… Read More »

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Understanding Arbitration and Mediation

By Michael Pike |

Alternative dispute resolution is a trendy new phrase that is becoming more and more popular as companies start paying attention to the rising costs of litigation. The idea behind alternative dispute resolution is that parties can use methods besides litigation to settle their differences. Two of the most common methods of alternative dispute resolution… Read More »

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