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When can you sue for unfair competition?

There are numerous state and federal laws in place that are designed to keep businesses from engaging in wrongful or deceptive practices that cause economic harm to consumers and other businesses. These practices are generally referred to as "unfair competition."

What are your rights as a tenant if the air conditioning breaks?

If you live in an apartment, you're dependent on your landlord to keep the air conditioning in working order. Air conditioning isn't simply a perk here in Florida. It's a necessity — particularly in the summer. Every year, people across the country die due to conditions caused by extreme heat.

Florida fraternity, students sued for shared photos, videos

A fraternity and five of its members at the University of Central Florida (UCF) are being sued by a young woman who says that one of those students, her former boyfriend, shared intimate videos and photos of her in a Facebook group known as the Dog Pound without her knowledge or permission. That secret Facebook group allegedly contained images of multiple women engaged in sexual activity.

Choosing a professional to administer your estate plan

You know it's time to put an estate plan in place. However, you're single and you don't have any family members or friends whom you believe are up to the task of being the executor of your estate. Perhaps you asked a few people, and they all turned you down.

What you should know before signing a nondisclosure agreement

Nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) have been all over the news in the past year. The NDAs receiving this media attention (those involving disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and President Trump) were designed to prevent people from disclosing alleged bad behavior in return for receiving a large sum of money.

Florida lawmakers seek records from Emeril Lagasse show

A television show once helmed by famed chef Emeril Lagasse is at the center of a legal battle between Florida state lawmakers and the show's production company. It involves the Florida House's demand for records from The Cooking Channel show "Emeril's Florida."

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