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Tag Archives: Sarasota Business Litigation Lawyer


Why Treating All Employees the Same versus Running a Business “Like a Family” Is Important In Avoiding Business Litigation

By Suncoast Civil Law |

As attorneys who regularly work in business litigation here in Florida, we regularly see CEOs, business owners, and managers of all kinds of businesses—not just 501c3 nonprofit corporations—who  choose to manage their employees “like a family.” From a legal perspective, this can be very problematic. While it makes sense to have sincere concern for… Read More »


How to Avoid Business Litigation When Hiring Employees from Competitors

By Suncoast Civil Law |

While agreements between companies not to hire each others’ employees are increasingly receiving more and more scrutiny, companies also have to be careful about hiring employees from a company that then turns around and accuses it of stealing customer or trade secrets. In sum, avoiding business litigation when it comes to employees moving from… Read More »


U.S. Supreme Court Decision Expected to Have Drastic Impact On Business Litigation

By Suncoast Civil Law |

A U.S. Supreme Court decision made on Monday, May 21 is projected to have a significant impact on businesses, potentially saving them from engaging in excessive business litigation. In a nutshell, the Court decided that employees who sign arbitration agreements regarding any employment-related legal claims  cannot  pursue such claims as part of a class… Read More »


Important spring 2018 Business Litigation Cases & Decisions

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Spring 2018 saw a number of important federal filings, decisions, and updates made with respect to the field of business litigation. Below, we discuss these in depth: Sanctions Imposed For Records Destroyed According to a recent ruling by a federal magistrate judge, a former CEO was sanctioned for destroying documents retrieved from his company’s… Read More »


How to Use an Accounting under Florida Law to Hold a Business Partner Liable

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Daily Business Review recently featured an interesting article addressing the issue of international partnerships in business litigation and how to obtain justice by finding a jurisdictional hook that allows the U.S. company to hold the international business partner liable. The answer lies in what’s known as ‘the right to an accounting.’ This refers to… Read More »


Sexual Misconduct Allegations in Businesses

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The issue of sexual assault has dominated news headlines since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke. Many do not realize to what extent this issue also affects business litigation, as highlighted by the recent gender discrimination litigation filed against Yale University. Specifically, in late January, three men sued Yale alleging that the university’s sexual-misconduct committee… Read More »


Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices: What the Federal Trade Commission Act Requires

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The subject of unfair and deceptive trade practices in business litigation has been in the news of late, especially when it comes to discussions over Bitcoin and supposed claims made to customers about the availability and profitability of the digital currency. Americans spend billions every year, all based on sales linked to labels and… Read More »


Net Neutrality Litigation Begins

By Suncoast Civil Law |

The concept of net neutrality covers many areas of the law, from business litigation and transactions, to consumer fraud and protection. In a nutshell, the concept is used described the principle that all internet service providers should have equal access to content and applications regardless of the source and without any favoritism or blocking… Read More »


Age Discrimination: A Looming Business Litigation Threat

By Suncoast Civil Law |

It might surprise you to find out that age discrimination is one of the riskiest, costliest subjects of business litigation today. It can not only threaten a business, but it can also negatively affect other employees and their productivity. Below, we discuss some major guidelines to ensure that this is not a legal problem… Read More »


Understanding Jurisdiction in Business Litigation

By Suncoast Civil Law |

Understanding how personal jurisdiction works is essential to anyone involved in business transactions and/or litigation because it effectively determines whether a company can sue and/or be sued in a particular state. Jurisdiction is important because, as so aptly described in one article, “not every court is the right place to bring a particular lawsuit.”… Read More »