civil Lawsuits and arbitration proceedings

Ewusiak Law represents plaintiffs and defendants in lawsuits and arbitration proceedings.  Primary practice areas, which are further outlined below, include (1) fraud (misrepresentation), (2) the sale of securities, investments, or insurance, (3) life insurance disputes, (4) breach of contract, (5) business disputes, and (6) negligence.


  • The theft of deposits into and withdrawals from investments

  • The theft of insurance premiums

  • The theft and conversion of funds by a shareholder of a corporation

  • A scheme by pharmacies, marketing companies, and doctors to inflate the cost of medically unnecessary drugs and services and submit claims for payment to a U.S. government benefits program

  • Deceptive and unfair trade practices by businesses

  • Misrepresentations and omissions of material fact (non disclosures) by owners, real estate brokers, and real estate agents in connection with the sale of residential property


  • The overconcentration of an investment portfolio in one industry sector or investment type

  • Unsuitable investment recommendations by financial advisors based on an investor's objectives, risk tolerance, experience, financial needs, and other considerations

  • Twisting and churning of investments over time

  • Mismanagement of retirement accounts (IRA, 401(k), etc.)

  • Unauthorized transactions in investment accounts

  • Negligent supervision of financial advisors

  • Unapproved investments (securities not held or offered by the brokerage firm) sold by financial advisors (known as "selling away")


  • Disputes among beneficiaries concerning the entitlement to life insurance death benefits (interpleader) due to inconsistent or incomplete change of beneficiary forms

  • Disputes concerning whether a beneficiary allegedly exercised undue influence over the policy owner in order to convince or force the policy owner to identify the beneficiary as the recipient of some or all of the proceeds

  • Disputes concerning whether the policy owner allegedly lacked the mental capacity to designate beneficiaries to receive some or all of proceeds

  • Disputes concerning whether a beneficiary should be disqualified from receiving life insurance death benefits under Florida’s “Slayer” Statute for allegedly unlawfully and intentionally killing the policy owner

  • Denial of claims for life insurance death benefits made within two years of issuance of policy (allegedly false, misleading, or missing information in the policy application)

  • Disputes concerning a life insurance company’s failure to timely pay death benefits


  • The breach of a contract for the sale of business assets

  • The failure of an exclusive sponsor to award prizes to contest winners pursuant to a sponsorship agreement

  • The failure of a successful bidder to honor the terms of an auction contract

  • The violation of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements

  • The breach of franchise agreements

  • The failure to comply with use and access agreements

  • The failure to honor the terms of forgivable loans and promissory notes

  • The breach of a contract for the sale of commercial property

  • The breach of a business lease agreement

  • Disputes involving purchase order financing

  • The breach of a joint venture agreement


  • Disputes among shareholders or members concerning ownership and control of a company

  • The breach of fiduciary duties owed by shareholders or members of a company

  • Disputes among shareholders or members concerning authority to act for a company

  • Disputes with suppliers and vendors concerning products and services

  • Unfair competition

  • Tortious interference with business relationships and contracts

  • The infringement, counterfeiting, and dilution of trademarks

  • The infringement of copyrights

  • False or misleading advertising


  • The failure of a professional to use reasonable care and skill in the course of performing work for a client

  • The failure of a firm to prevent the theft of client funds by cyberthieves

  • The failure of owners, lessors, or lessees of property to protect others from injuries resulting from dangerous conditions on property

  • The failure of a firm to properly transfer a decedent's assets to an estate or beneficiaries

  • The failure of a common carrier to use reasonable care in the transport of passengers