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August 2019 Archives

What exactly is racketeering?

A previous post on this blog talked about how one business was suing another organization, a competitor, under federal anti-racketeering laws. The point of that post was that the Florida businesses have every right to expect that their competitors will play by the rules when contending for a larger share of the market. If organizations do not live up to their basic responsibility to follow the law, those businesses that are law abiding can use the civil court to hold their competitors accountable.

Bankruptcy-related spat brings RICO into spotlight

A recently dismissed federal lawsuit based on the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act or RICO Act, put into focus an important legal weapon that businesses may use to protect their interests against the unfair tactics of their competition. On the flip side, the suit also demonstrates a source of legal liability businesses in South Florida may face.

How does a short sale work?

Previously, this blog has discussed various ways a Florida homeowner or business owner can defend against a foreclosure action. After all, even responsible Coral Springs residents may, due to unforeseen circumstances like a layoff, a medical problem or even a divorce, can find themselves unable to keep up on their house payments or with their businesses.

Why should you always see a doctor after a car accident?

Car accidents happen every day, and the damages and injuries to victims can vary from only scrapes, scratches and bruises to complete property loss and loss of life. In many instances, victims who experience a car accident feel a sense of relief once the shock of the experience begins to fade and they do not feel any pain or see signs of injury.

Key terms in a commercial lease can cause conflict

For many businesses in Coral Springs and other parts of South Florida, it is more economical to lease a building or other commercial premises rather than buying property outright. However, to some extent, there are higher stakes involved in a commercial lease. Usually, commercial property costs more to rent than would a typical house or apartment.

Florida dangerous state for pedestrians

According to recent statistics, walking is a particularly risky activity in Florida. The state has the worst numbers when it comes to fatal pedestrian accidents, and this is by a longshot. Specifically, over the course of 10 years, over 5,430 people died because of pedestrian accidents in this state.

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