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Pollard PLLC Wins Major Non-Compete Appeal in US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Pollard PLLC has scored another major appellate victory, this time in the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. The trial court case involved several employees who left Vital Pharmaceuticals or “VPX” (the maker of Bang energy drink) to join a start-up beverage company called Elegance Brands. All of these employees had non-compete

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Pollard PLLC Defeats Non-Compete Injunction in Villages Real Estate Litigation

In a major victory for Pollard PLLC and its clients, the Firm has successfully defeated Properties of the Villages’ bid for a preliminary injunction. The facts of the case are laid out at length in a previous post. To briefly summarize: POV sued several former real estate agents to enforce non-compete agreements. POV claimed that

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Pollard PLLC Launches Investigation into American Heritage School

Pollard PLLC has launched its own investigation into American Heritage School, an elite private school with campuses in Plantation and Boca Raton, Florida. The Firm’s investigation focuses on American Heritage’s use of non-compete agreements among faculty and staff. The Firm has already obtained evidence that American Heritage School (through its affiliated entity American Learning Systems,

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Pollard PLLC Defeats Motion to Dismiss $25 Million Trade Secret Case

On July 30th, a Tampa federal court denied motions to dismiss a $25 million theft of trade secrets case filed by the Firm on behalf of a small printing company against Tervis Tumblers. Tervis is nationally known for manufacturing insulated double-walled cups known as tumblers. For several years, Trinity Graphic, a family-owned printing company based

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Pollard PLLC Sponsors Legal Aid Bridge to Justice Breakfast

Pollard PLLC served as a major sponsor of Legal Aid’s 8th Annual Bridge to Justice Breakfast. Other top level sponsors included Goya, Florida Power & Light, Buchanan Ingersol, and Valley National Bank. The event was held at the Renaissance Hotel, 1617 SE 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In attendance were past and present Florida Bar presidents,

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Pollard PLLC Wins Another Appeal of a Non-Compete Preliminary Injunction

Fort Lauderdale, FL — Pollard PLLC has won another appeal of a preliminary injunction in a non-compete matter. According to Pollard, “It’s another David vs. Goliath case. Another $1 billion company that thinks it can push around the little guy. We’ll see about that.” The plaintiff Hometeam Pest Defense is a pest control company and

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Pollard PLLC Defeats FEDNAT Insurance Bid for Non-Compete Injunction

Pollard PLLC has defeated another request for a preliminary injunction, this time in a dispute between Federated National Holding Company and its former CFO, Peter Prygelski.  Federated is a publicly traded insurance company (FNHC) with a focus on Florida admitted homeowners’ policies.  In March, after learning that Prygelski was working for another company in the

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Pollard PLLC Launches Major Arbitration by Ex-CFO Against Federated National

Pollard PLLC has launched another major arbitration in the fight for fair competition. This is just the latest chapter in an ongoing dispute between Federated National Holding Company, a publicly traded Florida homeowners insurance company, and its former Chief Financial Officer, Peter Prygelski. Federated specializes in Florida admitted homeowners’ insurance policies and underwrote approximately $600,000,000

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Pollard Honored by Super Lawyers for 2nd Year in a Row

Fort Lauderdale competition lawyer Jonathan Pollard has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the second consecutive year.  Pollard, principal of Pollard PLLC, focuses his practice on non-compete, trade secret and trademark litigation. Pollard began his career at the litigation powerhouse Boies, Schiller & Flexner and launched his own practice five years

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Pollard Speaks on Defend Trade Secrets Act at National Bar Association Conference

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, Jonathan Pollard, Principal of Pollard PLLC, spoke on the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 at the National Bar Association’s 30th Annual Corporate Counsel Conference in Atlanta.  Pollard was part of a panel discussion entitled How the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 Affects Your Employment Agreements.”  The panel was

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Pollard Defeats Motion to Dismiss Lanham Act False Advertising Claims

In the latest chapter of an ongoing dispute between two medical staffing companies, a federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss firm client MedTemps’ false advertising lawsuit against an industry rival.  Since approximately June 2016, Delray Beach based MedTemps has been embroiled in multi-front litigation against Boca Raton based Nightingale Nurses. The companies have

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Pollard PLLC Wins Appellate Stay in Massive Nurse Staffing Non-Compete Fight

On Tuesday, Pollard PLLC won a stay pending appeal from Florida’s 4th District Court of Appeal.   The underlying case raises a number of important issues related to Florida non-compete law, tortious interference, agreed injunctions, due process, and contempt proceedings.  The facts are relatively straight-forward:  Firm client ESP Systems d/b/a MedTemps is a nurse staffing company.

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Pollard PLLC Defeats Bid to Send $2 Million Financing Dispute to Arbitration

Pollard PLLC has defeated a bid to send a financing dispute over approximately $2 million to arbitration.  The dispute arose out of a series of loan transactions via which firm client ES American Finance (“ESAF”) loaned $2.8 million to a company called Paytoo.  Paytoo is a mobile wallet solution. According to the complaint filed in

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Pollard PLLC Defeats Injunction in Energy Transport Non-Compete Dispute

Pollard PLLC successfully defeated a preliminary injunction in a non-compete case – this time, in a dispute involving the energy transportation industry. The case comes out of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida – Tampa Division.  The plaintiffs, Tampa, Florida-based QC Energy Resources Texas, LLC, QC Energy Resources, LLC, QC

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Pollard Quoted in Modern Healthcare on Physician Non-Competes

  Fort Lauderdale competition lawyer Jonathan Pollard recently weighed in on physician non-competes in a Modern Healthcare article. A reputable source in healthcare business news, Modern Healthcare reaches 70,000 readers weekly. The article explored the recent increase in physician non-compete disputes. According to a 2016 U.S. Department of the Treasury report, nearly 40 percent of

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Digital Guardian Quotes Pollard on Data Security

Fort Lauderdale competition lawyer Jonathan Pollard was handpicked from a pool of experts to comment on data security in a recent Digital Guardian article. In a hunt for professional knowledge, the data loss prevention software company performed a thorough search for data security experts. The professionals were asked to comment on the ongoing debate of

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Pollard Quoted in Wall Street Journal on Broker Non-Competes

Florida non-compete and trade secret attorney Jonathan Pollard was quoted in the Wall Street Journal – Wealth Advisor regrading broker non-compete agreements on July 1, 2016.  The column discusses broker non-compete agreements, The Protocol (governing movement of brokers between firms) and JP Morgan’s controversial “limited joinder” to The Protocol.  Pollard has taken the position that it

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Pollard Quoted in FundFire on FINRA Arbitration

Fort Lauderdale competition lawyer Jonathan Pollard was quoted about FINRA arbitration in an article by FundFire on May 11th, 2016.  FundFire is the leading source of market intelligence for money managers, financial advisors and companies in that market space. The story, by FundFire reporter Danielle Verbrigghe, chronicled the latest developments in an ongoing dispute between

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Firm Defeats Non-Compete Injunction in Broward UX Dispute

Broward County non-compete attorney Jonathan Pollard and Pollard PLLC have defeated another request for a preliminary injunction, this time in a Broward County case involving the UX or user experience design industry. The plaintiff, Key Lime Interactive, is a company that specializes in user experience design.  Essentially, Key Lime assists companies in developing or improving

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Firm Defeats Non-Compete Injunction in PA Tech Staffing Dispute

Pollard PLLC has defeated another request for a preliminary injunction in a non-compete case, this time in a tech staffing dispute in Bucks County, PA.  The case involves the complex relationship between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, third party companies than manage Pennsylvania’s IT staffing needs and recruiting companies that vie to fill those open positions.

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Pollard Starts Debate Program at Broward County Urban League

Fort Lauderdale attorney Jonathan Pollard began his latest debate venture on Wednesday at the Urban League of Broward County.  During the first session, a group of middle school students were given a list of ten rights guaranteed by American law and told they could only keep five.  The rights at issue included the right to

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Pollard Selected as Florida Super Lawyers 2016 Rising Star

Fort Lauderdale attorney Jonathan Pollard, the principal of Pollard PLLC, has been selected to the 2016 Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected as Rising Stars based on peer reviews and independent research. Pollard focuses his practice on competition law and has

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Pollard PLLC Defending Another Construction Non-Compete Dispute

Pollard PLLC has been involved in numerous non-compete disputes in some way related to construction.  The latest case pits Ferreira Construction Company, a nationwide construction company based out of New Jersey against Buck Thompson, a diver and underwater construction specialist who left the Company and launched his own Thompson Contracting Group, Inc.  Based on a

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Pollard PLLC Defending Tech Company in PA Staffing Non-Compete Dispute

Jonathan Pollard and his team at Pollard PLLC have become involved in yet another staffing non-compete dispute, this time in Pennsylvania. In August 2013, a Pennsylvania-based software development company called Goli Technologies registered with the state of Pennsylvania as a potential vendor or supplier for the state.  This registration was completed online, through a third-party called

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Jonathan Pollard Honored by Southern District of Florida for Pro Bono Work

On October 29, 2015, Fort Lauderdale attorney Jonathan Pollard was honored for his pro bono contributions by the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Pollard was one of less than 200 lawyers in the entire Southern District of Florida who was recognized for volunteering to handle a pro bono case in

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Jonathan Pollard Speaks to Urban League National Achiever’s Society

On Saturday, November 21, 2015, Jonathan Pollard, principal of Pollard PLLC, spoke at the induction ceremony for the Broward County chapter of the Urban League’s National Achiever’s Society. The National Achiever’s Society (“NAS”) is a nationwide academic honor society run by the Urban League’s Center of Excellence.   Membership in the NAS is open to students

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Pollard PLLC Notches Another Appellate Victory

  In one of the year’s most significant Florida non-compete decisions, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeals vacated a preliminary injunction entered by the trial court against a team of software engineers and their Deltona-based company.   At its core, the case involved rival tech firms fighting over the right to perform work for Robbins Research