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Re-Opening Florida’s Schools: What Rights Do Parents & Teachers Have?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On July 20th, 2020, The Florida Education Association, a union representing 145,000 educators, filed a lawsuit against Governor Ron DeSantis and the state’s Department of Education in an attempt to stop schools from reopening at the end of August. The lawsuit argues Florida’s plan to reopen schools is unsafe due to the coronavirus pandemic,… Read More »

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Florida Education Association Sues to Keep Schools Closed

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Amid the recent controversy surrounding the decision of whether to reopen Florida’s schools at the end of August, The Florida Education Association, a union representing 145,000 educators, filed a lawsuit against Governor Ron DeSantis and the state’s Department of Education in their own attempt to stop that from happening. The lawsuit argues Florida’s plan… Read More »

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2020 Marks First Year Backyard Fireworks on 4th of July Legal in State of Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Independence Day is this Saturday, and as the weekend approaches, it’s worth remembering that this year, fireworks are legal on the 4th of July. Previously, Floridians buying fireworks have been legally required to sign an affidavit stating their roman candles, sparklers and spinners will be used for agricultural and fishery purposes, specifically for “frightening birds from… Read More »

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Does Business Interruption Insurance Cover COVID-19?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The novel coronavirus and its impact on the global economy no longer need an introduction. The impact of mitigation instituted to prevent the spread of the virus is incomparable to anything our economy has previously faced, and for many, the future is gravely uncertain. For business owners exploring ways to weather the storm, many… Read More »

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Gyms Facing Criticism May Now Face Lawsuits

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As part of the essential lockdown that the US is now facing, state governments have ordered the closure of all gyms amid COVID-19. However, that hasn’t stopped some gyms from continuing to charge their customers. Many gyms have maintained the automatic charges, continuing to remove money from the bank accounts of gym members, even… Read More »

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Pike & Lustig Sets Up Free Hotline for Business’ and Business Owners’ Coronavirus-Related Questions

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Businesses and organizations that are struggling to navigate the coronavirus crisis are turning to their attorneys and other business advisers with questions, concerns and urgent needs for guidance and support. To help provide answers, Pike & Lustig, LLP has set up a free hotline, where businesses and organizations can ask questions via phone. Businesses… Read More »

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Who is Considered an “Essential” Worker during the Coronavirus Pandemic?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As of right now, there are more than 42,000+ cases of coronavirus in the US, and more than 500 Americans have lost their lives to the highly contagious disease. But these numbers are unfortunately increasing by the minute. To help combat the spread of COVID-19, more and more states have ordered their millions of… Read More »

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Are Ballot Selfies Really Illegal?

By Michael Pike |

You may have heard that taking a picture of yourself with your ballot when you vote and posting it on social media is against the law. Well, here in Florida, it may surprise you to learn that yes, it is. There is no federal law regarding ballot selfies in the US, so creating laws… Read More »

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7 Things Lawyers Look for In Jurors

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If you haven’t already, at some point in your adult life, there’s a very good chance that you’ll be called for jury duty. However, the odds that you’ll actually be selected as a jury are much lower. To some, that’s a big relief, to others, it’s a potential vacation with free lunch. But what… Read More »

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Valentine’s Day: How to Avoid a DUI

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

What’s the first thing you think about on Valentine’s Day? After roses and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, I’m sure you’re thinking of wining & dining, maybe some champagne? We may not think of Valentine’s day as a boozy holiday, but the fact is, it is. Although it ranks below New Year’s Eve, Thanksgiving and… Read More »

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