Business Litigation

What to Do When Your Business Is Being Sued

October 20th, 2018

As a business owner, you enter the world of entrepreneurship feeling optimistic and excited to pursue your goals. While business ownership offers many rewards, it also makes you vulnerable to legal action from unhappy customers, vendors, or other parties. Make sure you understand the implications of being sued and know exactly how to react to… View Article

What to Do If You Are Accused of Business Fraud

September 20th, 2018

What Is Business Fraud? Business fraud is an umbrella term that encompasses numerous different crimes. It is considered any act committed by or through a business that is intended to deceive someone with false representation of the facts. As such, business fraud can be committed by anyone connected to a business. Most business fraud is… View Article
DUI, Driving Under Influence, FSE

Charged with DUI? The Truth About Field Sobriety Tests

December 8th, 2017

Recently charged with DUI (Driving Under the Influence)? Video evidence taken during a Field Sobriety Exercise (“FSE”), may be the most damaging data to support the State’s DUI case against you.  The State will most likely use this evidence at trial.  The jury will watch the video of the traffic stop in order to decide… View Article

Stages of a Lawsuit

April 12th, 2017

At the Law office of Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A., we understand, whether you are a Defendant or Plaintiff in a lawsuit, it can be a complex, stressful and confusing time.  Therefore, we have put together a basic outline you can use to familiarize yourself with how your case will progress.  Obviously, we can only… View Article

How I Was Called To The Legal Profession

March 2nd, 2017

One summer night before starting my senior year in high school, I was riding my bike home from a friend’s house. Out of nowhere a police cruiser abruptly pulled up onto the sidewalk, cutting me off.  It was so abrupt that I nearly fell off my bike and hit head first into a pole.  The… View Article
marijuana, marijuana law

Legal Marijuana: What You Need To Know To Legally Advertise To This Budding Economy

January 16th, 2017

One underreported outcome of the November elections is that nearly 25 percent of Americans now live in a state where recreational marijuana use is legal. Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada and of course California voted to legalize recreational marijuana, bringing the total to eight states, including Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Colorado, and the District of Columbia, while… View Article
shareholder, derivative, direct

Derivative or Direct Action Against a Shareholder?

December 22nd, 2016

What is appropriate…a derivative or direct action against a shareholder? Many people are not aware of the difference between a derivative vs. direct action against a shareholder and which is appropriate for their lawsuit. A derivative action is a lawsuit brought by a shareholder on behalf of the corporation or company. A derivative action allows… View Article

Thinking of Representing Yourself?? Pro Se?

November 17th, 2016

The term “pro se” means representing yourself in a legal proceeding. This a valid option however, you need to decide if it is the best option for you. There are many advantages to hiring a lawyer for your case. A lawyer knows how to navigate the legal system where as a pro se litigant most… View Article

What “Do Not Call” List??

June 9th, 2015

Many small businesses look to increase sales by telemarketing.  This can be a very dangerous and costly endeavor if done incorrectly. The rules and penalties for violating the Florida or Federal rules for telemarketing can be overwhelming.  State penalties can be up to $10,000 per violation and Federal up to $16,000 per violation.  This is… View Article

Are You Policing The Internet To Protect Your Trademark?

May 29th, 2015

Are You Policing The Internet To Protect Your Trademark? With the dawn of the internet there is a whole new set of legal problems with trademark infringement.   The global nature of the internet has opened “Pandora’s box” to anyone, anywhere to view your marketing materials and rip them off! A business owner should make it… View Article