Jump to Navigation
Email Us

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Orlando Business & Commercial Law Blog

For best outcome in real estate dispute seek legal assistance

Throughout the state of Florida many individuals and businesses own property. Whether the property is occupied by the owner as a residence or place of business, or it is simply an investment, it is possible that disputes regarding the real estate could arise.

When a dispute over real estate occurs there are multiple ways in which it may be resolved. Often, the first step is to try a form of alternative dispute resolution. Mediation and arbitration are two of those methods. Should an alternative approach not work, the case may be taken to trial.

Settlement Reached in Trade Secrets Litigation

The Carr Law Firm, P.A. litigated a case in federal court that involved allegations of breach of contract, trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition, trade secrets and deceptive and unfair trade practices. On July 17, 2014, AVANTCARE, INC., ROGERS W. KIRVEN, JR., ACCESS HEALTH PARNTERS, LLC, FIFTY K GROUP, LLC, PURICORP HOLDINGS, LLC, DECLINOL LLC, PURIDONE LLC, and APIQUEL LLC, jointly dismissed with prejudice the federal lawsuit that was filed by Avantcare, Inc. last year, with each party to bear their own legal expenses and with no party admitting any wrongdoing or liability. Attorneys at the Carr Law Firm, P.A. represented the Defendants in the case.

Florida property owner unhappy with quality of construction work

It is not uncommon for homeowners to make improvements to their homes. While in some situations those individuals are able to complete those improvements on their own, more often they pay someone to do it for them. The assumption is that the business or individual they hire will complete that project in a manner that is not only correct, but of a certain quality as well. Unfortunately, this is not always the way that things work. When a construction project is not completed or poorly done, a homeowner may decide to take legal action.

Basics regarding the use of a non-compete agreement

Many businesses in the state of Florida have trade secrets which greatly contribute to their success. To help protect those secrets, it is not uncommon for workers exposed to the information to be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. Because every business is a little different, these agreements vary from business to business.

In addition to trade secrets, non-compete agreements may be used to protect:

  • Extraordinary or specialized training.
  • Customer, patient or client good will.
  • Substantial relationships with specific prospective or existing customers, patients or clients.
  • Valuable confidential information.

What they all have in common is that they restrict where employees can work when they leave. In Florida, statute 542.335 pertains to non-compete agreements.

Judge rules on contract case involving Florida woman and BET

Late last year we wrote a post on a breach of contract lawsuit filed by a Florida woman against the Black Entertainment Television network. The contract between the woman and the television network involved the woman’s maintenance of a Facebook page that promoted the television show, “The Game.” A federal judge in Florida recently ruled in the matter. He found in favor of the network.

After starting the page independently, BET sought to gain sole control of it. When the parties could not reach an agreement on that matter they struck a deal where the woman worked for the network, maintaining the page as a freelancer.

$14.2M judgment in contract dispute case

Contracts are a vital component to most businesses. Accordingly, when there are issues with a contract, whether it is a breach, or possibly a cancellation, a party may decide to take legal action. A lawsuit involving IBM Corp. and Carlson--a business that owns a marketing company, a restaurant chain, a couple of hotel chains and a travel company--was recently resolved. 

Eminent domain lawsuit against church dropped by city of Orlando

Previously we wrote about the efforts of the city of Orlando to secure land for a new the Major League Soccer stadium. Specifically the city was seeking to get the land upon which a church is currently situated. When the church would not accept the city’s offer of $4 million for the parcel, the city filed an eminent domain lawsuit. That lawsuit was filed as a result of how far apart the parties were on the desired purchase price. The church sought more than three times the amount offered by the city.

$14.5M jury verdict in Orlando mixed-use development dispute

When a business dispute arises there are multiple ways in which it may be resolved. Sometimes the parties to the dispute can settle the matter outside of the courtroom through negotiation, arbitration or mediation. Other times however, a case will be decided at trial. This is how one Orlando based dispute involving multiple parties was recently resolved.

The case was related to the Orlando Gateway mixed-use development, upon which work began in 2009. Once complete, the 120-acre development will include the following:

  • 525 hotel units
  • Six to eight restaurants
  • 140,000 square feet of retail space
  • 200,000 square feet of corporate office space
  • 1,200 luxury apartment units.

Trade secret dispute settles for $61M

In the course of operating a successful business it is not uncommon for businesses to protect certain types of information that it relies upon to run. Called trade secrets, it is important for businesses to keep this information private. In many cases businesses use contracts to keep other parties from disclosing it. When intellectual property is taken and used without permission, the party to which it belongs may take legal action. 

Partnership to create green development near Orlando sours

When it comes to business deals it is not uncommon for individuals or entities to work together as partners to get something done. Such an arrangement can be advantageous for all involved. It may provide one partner with the capital needed to get the project off the ground, in exchange for the other partner obtaining the opportunity to make a profit. When however these arrangements do not work as planned, litigation may be the end result. Two Florida business men are dealing with that reality now.