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Infographic : How You Can Protect Your Trademark?

June 17, 2017

The infographic titled “Protect Your Trademark with Trademark Litigation in Ft. Lauderdale” explains the details of trademark litigation, how a trademark litigation attorney can help you, and stats related to trademark litigation cases. READ MORE

Member-Initiated Florida LLC Litigation: Direct Actions Versus Derivative Actions

June 7, 2017

Florida LLC Litigation: Theft or Other Misconduct by a Managing Member of an LLC

In the context of Fort Lauderdale business litigation, some members of Florida limited liability companies, also known as “LLCs,” learn that the managers or other members of the LLC have wrongfully taken funds from the company, or have otherwise harmed the company by breaching their fiduciary duties to the company.  When this happens, the members’ ownership interests in the company—which entitles them to distributions of the company’s profit—are usually dramatically reduced or completely eliminated.  Understandably, these members may wish to sue the managers and members whose conduct caused their losses. READ MORE

A “Notice of Lis Pendens”: A Valuable Tool in Fort Lauderdale Real Estate Litigation

May 4, 2017

A common dilemma in Florida real estate litigation is preventing the property that is the subject of a lawsuit from being dissipated during the lawsuit.  For example, if A invested money to purchase real estate purchased by B, and B endeavored to sell the property without providing with his proportionate share of the sale proceeds, what could A do to prevent the sale of the property during the pendency of his lawsuit against B for breach of contract? READ MORE

Infographic : The Need for Business Lawyers

March 31, 2017

There are hundreds of laws governing businesses, and every industry has its own rules and regulations. This has generated a widespread need for business lawyers. Most business owners running a small enterprise or business are unfamiliar with many kinds of business laws. READ MORE

Florida Business Litigation Appellate Update: Forum-Selection Clauses

March 16, 2017

Florida Business Litigation Appellate UpdateI recently wrote about the enforceability of forum-selection clauses in Florida business contracts.  The Florida Third District Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion enforcing a forum-selection clause.  A full copy of the opinion can be found here.

The case, Quick Cash, LLC v. Tradenet Enterprise, Inc., involved a business contract between two corporations, one of which filed suit in Florida.  The defending corporation moved to dismiss the lawsuit, because the contract in question provided that jurisdiction and venue would be in another State.  READ MORE

Non-Compete Agreements: A (Potentially) Enforceable, Effective Way to Protect Your Florida Business

March 15, 2017

Non-Compete AgreementsAs a Florida business owner, how would you feel if you devised a fool-proof system of generating profit within your industry, only to find that one of your employees left your business, plagiarized the system that you spent months (if not years) devising, and began directly competing with you?  The answer is obvious—angry, furious, betrayed, disappointed, frustrated.  The list goes on.  Fortunately, however, there’s a solution to this extremely common problem: a Florida non-competition (or “non-compete”) agreement. READ MORE

Are Fort Lauderdale ADA Lawsuits Abusive?

March 14, 2017

Fort Lauderdale ADA Lawsuits AbusiveI have been a Fort Lauderdale ADA lawyer for nearly a decade, having defended numerous lawsuits in the Southern District of Florida in each of the Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach divisions.

I remember watching the below video shortly after becoming immersed in the area. After years of development within the area of the law, it is still one of the best journalistic expressions of the problems surrounding ADA litigation. If you’ve recently been served with an ADA lawsuit in a Florida federal court, then it is a definite “must-see.”

http://stosselintheclassroom.org/videos/ada_law_leading_to_lawsuit_abuse/

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