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Do You Have a Right of Publicity in Florida?

How would you feel if someone tried to make money from your name or image without your consent?  This may sound like an issue that only concerns celebrities and public figures.  In reality even those who are not very well-known can experience this type of problem, which is why about half of the states in

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How to File a Claim for Trademark Infringement in Florida

If you are a Florida business owner and someone infringes your trademark, you may be able to sue in federal or state court.  To file a claim for trademark infringement in Florida state court, you must meet several requirements, including registering your trademark in the state and establishing the elements of a valid cause of

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Employee Protections in Florida: Whistleblowers and Retaliation

Florida, like many states, expressly protects employees from retaliation for reporting unlawful conduct by their employer.  The purpose of such laws is to encourage workers to disclose illegal activities they discover in the course of their employment.  In some cases, workers can also sue their employer and obtain damages as whistleblowers.  Florida whistleblower law may

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Can You Legally Record a Conversation in Florida?

Recording a conversation is easy these days – but not a simple matter.  Cellphones have recording capabilities and there is a wide array of electronic devices for recording available for purchase.  Using these features can raise legal concerns, particularly in Florida which has stricter privacy laws than most states.  If you do not understand the

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When Are Non-Solicitation and Non-Competition Agreements Enforceable in Florida?

Non-solicitation and non-competition agreements offer valuable protection to employers to help ensure former employees do not use information they gained from the employer to benefit a competitor.  However, since they potentially limit employment opportunities for employees, there are stringent requirements that must be met to be considered valid in Florida.  You should always consult an

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How to Dissolve a Business Partnership in Florida

Partnering with others on a new business has many benefits, including allowing you to share the workload and financial investment and bring in other perspectives and skillsets.  However, even the most successful business partnerships may reach an end.  It may be because of a dispute, or one of you is simply ready to move on

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When Can You Sue For Breach of Contract in Florida?

When you enter into a contract, the expectation is that both parties will act as promised.  A contract is an agreement between two parties that is enforceable by law.  Assuming you have a valid contract, if one of you does not meet your obligations, that party may be liable for breach of contract.  Suing for

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