Culinary school alums sue school for misrepresentation

By Pankaj Ladhar of Manos • Alwine P.L. When entering into a contract, most people assume that both parties are operating in good faith and accurately describing the likely benefits to be expected from their […]

Sports agent teaching at school he sued raises eyebrows

By Pankaj Ladhar of Manos • Alwine P.L. A sports agent who filed a lawsuit against a university for allegedly interfering with his relationship with an athlete he formerly represented has been hired to teach […]

For intellectual property, is the best defense a good offense?

By Pankaj Ladhar of Manos • Alwine P.L. Intellectual property disputes are an increasingly shaping the music industry. For years now, copyright owners have fought to keep their music from being used or downloaded illegally. […]

Soft costs can be a large part of commercial development

By Pankaj Ladhar of Manos • Alwine P.L. Before the first shovel of dirt is turned over at the site of most commercial real estate ventures, a lot of money has already been spent. Consider […]

Investors, employees and others went unpaid when theatre closes

By Pankaj Ladhar of Manos • Alwine P.L. When a movie theatre opened last year in Florida, employees and others doing business with the owner assumed that the owner would do his best to keep […]

1970s superstars reclaim their hits through copyright law reform

By Pankaj Ladhar of Manos • Alwine P.L. A 1976 reform of copyright law by Congress has the music industry bracing itself as popular artists from the 1970s begin to file claims for ownership of […]

Jersey Shore cast member sued over use of trademark

By Pankaj Ladhar of Manos • Alwine P.L. Michael Sorrentino, a cast member of the popular TV reality program Jersey Shore, is being sued by a clothing company in relation to a trademark issue. The […]

Landlord and restaurant in dispute over lease

By Pankaj Ladhar of Manos • Alwine P.L. A Naples, Florida landlord has filed a lawsuit in an attempt to evict a restaurant that rents commercial space from him. Local news sources report that the […]

Miami cracks down on idle construction sites

By Pankaj Ladhar of Manos • Alwine P.L. In its efforts to shut down inactive construction sites citywide, the City of Miami has filed a lawsuit against the developer of one such real estate developer. […]

Grooveshark in hot water over online music streaming

By Pankaj Ladhar of Manos • Alwine P.L. Earlier this year we shared a story with you about how Google had removed the Grooveshark app from the Android Marketplace. Florida-based Grooveshark is an online music […]

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