Author Archives: Jay Butchko
How The Florida Blue/BayCare Contract Dispute Was Resolved
One of the most notable recent contract disputes in Florida involved two healthcare nonprofits: BayCare and Florida Blue. This dispute went right down to the wire – putting numerous Florida residents at risk of losing access to their doctors. The manner in which this dispute was resolved helps us understand how similar issues can… Read More »
Miami’s Most Notable Recent Fraud Cases
Miami is a hub for business, and many entrepreneurs became incredibly successful in this area with a wide range of different products and services. Unfortunately, fraud and scams are also common in Miami, and some of the products that are being sold here either don’t exist or are not what customers think. Over the… Read More »
Can You Be Sued For Wrongly Implying Your Products Are Made In A Certain Location?
Certain locations are associated with high levels of quality. Clothes made in Italy carry a certain reputation, and food made in France tends to get the attention of food connoisseurs. But what happens if your company wrongly implies that your products are made in a certain location? Could this really form the basis of… Read More »
Why Are Disney And Kanye West Being Sued In Florida?
Disney and Kanye West might seem like two names on opposite sides of the spectrum. One is associated with controversy, while the other is associated with family-oriented entertainment. But recent lawsuits show that both entities are equally vulnerable to business lawsuits. So why are they being sued in Florida, and what does this tell… Read More »
Can Your Company Be Sued For Affirmative Action?
Many companies want to ensure that they are hiring a diverse workforce, complete with representatives from a wide variety of genders, races, nationalities, and religions. Indeed, there are some laws that force American companies to hire a diverse workforce. But could this so-called “affirmative action” prove to be a legal issue in the future?… Read More »
What To Do If Your Business Is Sued In Florida
For business owners and business operators, there are few things more frustrating than facing a lawsuit. Whether the legal claim was initiated by a vendor, supplier, customer, employee, or competitor, it can be a burden. It is crucial that you take a proactive approach to protect the rights and interests of your company. Below,… Read More »
Partnership Law: What To Know About The ‘Duty Of Loyalty’ In Florida
A partnership is a type of business structure through which the parties (business partners) cooperate to advance their joint interests. There are several different types of business partnerships in Florida, including: General Partnerships (GPs) Limited Partnerships (LPs), Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs); and Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLPs). In Florida, business partners owe certain obligations… Read More »
When Might You Be Sued By The CFTC In Florida?
If you’re one of the many entrepreneurs in Florida who makes money from investment products, you need to be aware of the CFTC. This commission oversees all types of investments in the Sunshine State, and you might face lawsuits from them if you commit certain offenses. If you face a lawsuit from the CFTC,… Read More »
Business Litigation: Your Guide To The Florida Deceptive And Unfair Trades Practices Act (FDUTPA)
The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trades Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a state law that allows individual consumers and businesses to hold parties legally liable for damage caused by unjust commercial practices. It is Florida’s most important business fraud and business tort statute. Companies and organizations that operate in the state should have an understanding… Read More »
Your Guide To Anticipatory Contract Breaches In Florida
Contracts are at the foundation of most important commercial relationships. When businesses sign contracts, both parties reasonably expect that the other will abide by the terms of the agreement. If a breach occurs, the non-breaching party can bring a claim. It is possible for a breach of contract to happen before the actual date… Read More »