5 BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT COPYRIGHT LAW, ANSWERED

5 BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT COPYRIGHT LAW, ANSWERED

What is a copyright? A copyright is a form of protection granted by the United States federal government which applies to an original work of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. 17 USC 102(a). For something to be protected by copyright, it must be:...
RECOVERING ATTORNEY’S FEES IN A LAWSUIT

RECOVERING ATTORNEY’S FEES IN A LAWSUIT

Lawsuits are expensive. They can get even more expensive when one party is required to pay the attorney’s fees for the other side. The general rule, also called the “American rule,” is that each party pays their own attorney’s fees and costs regardless of which party...
CONTRACTORS BEWARE: PUBLIC ADJUSTING WITHOUT A LICENSE

CONTRACTORS BEWARE: PUBLIC ADJUSTING WITHOUT A LICENSE

Contractors, including disaster clean-up companies, are often the first people called to the scene when a major property damage event occurs. Some contractors are very experienced in handling repairs or restoration work which is related to an insurance claim. However,...
EQUITABLE LIEN: AN ALTERNATIVE TO A CONSTRUCTION LIEN

EQUITABLE LIEN: AN ALTERNATIVE TO A CONSTRUCTION LIEN

Contractors sometimes have a hard time getting paid for construction work done at a home or other property. As a remedy, generally, a contractor can file a construction lien against the property until the debt by the property owner has been paid. You can find...
TRUTH ABOUT NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS UNDER FLORIDA LAW

TRUTH ABOUT NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS UNDER FLORIDA LAW

There is a lot of misinformation about non-compete agreements in Florida.  The big questions typically stem from confusion about enforceability, time limits, scope, and exceptions.  Overall, certain types of employees, as well as parties to the sale of a business, may...