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Monthly Archives: February 2022


Are Unwanted Telemarketing Texts An “Invasion Of Privacy”?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a federal statute that restricts the use of telemarketing and automated “robo-calls” to make commercial solicitations. Among other practices, the TCPA bans the use of “unsolicited text messages to cellular telephones without the … consent or the recipients.” So if a company is texting you unwanted advertising,… Read More »


Does An Arbitration Clause Survive The “For Cause” Termination Of An Employment Agreement?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Business contracts often contain detailed procedures for addressing alleged breaches of either party’s obligations. Such procedures may include a requirement to submit any unresolved dispute to binding arbitration. Such arbitration clauses are often controversial, with an aggrieved party frequently going to court anyway to argue the clause is illegal for some reason. For example,… Read More »


How Can You Prove Another Business Stole Your Name?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

A business name is not only crucial to a company’s identity. It is also a piece of intellectual property that must be protected. This is why federal and Florida state laws make it possible to sue for infringement trademarks and service marks. Infringement means that someone is either using your protected mark to sell… Read More »


Do I Need The HOA’s Approval For Home Renovations In Florida?

By Suncoast Civil Law |

If your home is in a homeowners’ association-governed community, you may need the HOA’s approval for home renovations. While you probably know that you need to obtain HOA’s approval for exterior renovations, you may be surprised to learn that you may also need the association’s approval for certain (but not all) interior renovations. If… Read More »