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Tag Archives: Florida Business Litigation Lawyers

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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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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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Florida House Approves Anti-Sexual Harassment Bill

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On March 1st, 2018, the Florida House of Representatives unanimously passed a major ethics reform bill. HB 7007 is designed to prevent and punish sexual harassment and sexual misconduct. These proposed reforms follow a string of high-profile sexual abuse and sexual misconduct allegations that have come to light this year, both inside and outside… Read More »

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Florida Court Rules Against Uber in Trade Secret Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Businesses have the legal ability to protect certain valuable information as ‘trade secrets’. There are often disputes over what types of information can be protected by trade secret laws. A recent case involving Uber raised a very interesting question: Can a private company protect sensitive business information as a trade secret if that information… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Reverses Decision in Breach of Contract Dispute

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On November 29th, 2017, Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal reversed a lower court decision in the case of Merco Group at Akoya, Inc. v. General Computer Services. This dispute involved the alleged breach of a business contract. The appeals court reversed the lower court’s decision on the grounds that the court had misapplied… Read More »

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Preparing for Business Mediation in Florida? Five Tips You Need to Know

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

If your Florida company is involved in a business dispute, mediation may be the best available option to seek a resolution. Mediation offers many potential benefits to businesses, including: considerable cost savings, overall efficiency, complete confidentiality, full control, flexibility and, importantly, a collaborative atmosphere that helps companies preserve commercial relationships. If your company is… Read More »

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Florida Shareholder Case Shows the Complexity of Collecting ‘Lost Profits’ as Damages

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On March 17th, 2017, the Florida Second District Court of Appeal released a decision in the case of ICMFG Associates Inc v. Bare Board Group Inc. This case involved a complex shareholder dispute. As a part of the case, one company sought lost profits as damages from its former shareholders. Though the firm was… Read More »

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Florida Appeals Court Declines to Enforce Online Arbitration Agreement

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

On February 15th, 2017, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal issued an instructive decision in a case  involving a mandatory arbitration agreement. The case, Vitacost.com, INC v James McCants, originated after the two parties got into a dispute regarding the sale of online dietary supplements. By making a purchase on the Vitacost website, the… Read More »

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Thinking of Becoming a Franchisee? The Importance of Due Diligence

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Becoming a franchisee can potentially be a very lucrative business opportunity. Many people throughout South Florida have successful used the franchise business model as an investment tool.  Of course, as with all business opportunities, there will always be risks involved. As such, it is critically important that prospective investors engage in a comprehensive investigation… Read More »

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When Does Comparative Advertising Cross the Line?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The term comparative advertising refers to a form of advertising in which a company explicitly references the brand of a competitor. When done properly, comparative advertising is legal in both Florida and throughout the country. Indeed, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) notes that comparative advertising actually be an important source of information for consumers… Read More »

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