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Student Debt “Slavery”: A Serious Consumer Protection Issue

By Jeff Brown |

Huffington Post recently did a two-part series on the second highest consumer debt category (next to mortgage debt): student debt; graduates leaving their education with massive debts on their backs. Unfortunately, student debt isn’t just a consumer debt issue, but a consumer fraud issue as well. For example, in 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection… Read More »

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Rent-A-Center Consumer Fraud & Harassment Issues Nationwide

By Jeff Brown |

Regulations are in place precisely so that consumers are protected from harassment from various industries. However, when it comes to the rent-to-own industry, things can get tricky: companies will sometimes try to operate outside of consumer protection laws. One such issue was recently highlighted in an article by NerdWallet, highlighting the many headaches brought… Read More »

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Investigation Reveals Widespread Abuse in Florida Juvenile Detention Facilities

By Jeff Brown |

A Miami Herald investigation into Florida’s juvenile detention facilities revealed harrowing details involving guards provoking incarcerated adolescents into fighting and injuring each other. It also revealed guards bribing and beating the teens, prompting two Florida lawmakers to make surprise visits and inspect the facility conditions. Investigators looked at 10 years’ worth of data from… Read More »

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143 Million American Consumers Exposed In Equifax Hack

By Jeff Brown |

On September 7th, Equifax announced that it had been hacked, and in the process, the data of 143 million Americans was exposed. The breach is, as one senator described it, “profoundly troubling,” and highlights numerous issues linked to consumer fraud and protection from consumer fraud. It also calls into question the process by which… Read More »

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Unforeseen Danger at the Gym

By Jeff Brown |

If you’ve joined a gym, you know the standard contract you sign relieves the facility of liability for personal injury under a variety of circumstances, such as injuring yourself while incorrectly using the machinery. However, Consumer Reports discusses a new type of threat at the gym – one that leads to serious skin infections…. Read More »

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Child Acquires Mysterious Injuries at Florida Preschool

By Jeff Brown |

After one couple’s child came home with suspicious bruises on her cheeks, surveillance revealed that the toddler acquired the bruises due to being force-fed by her teacher at her preschool, King’s Academy in West Palm Beach. The parents are now suing the school for injuring their daughter, as the video explicitly shows the child’s… Read More »

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Consumer Fraud Lawsuits Filed Against Opioid Manufacturer

By Jeff Brown |

On October 5th, the state of New Jersey filed a consumer fraud lawsuit against INSYS Therapeutics, makers of the opioid fentanyl product “Subsys.” The state’s attorney general accused the drug manufacturer of blatant disregard for the law in its aggressive marketing of the drug, which allegedly placed many lives at risk and killed at… Read More »

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November Sees Important Medical Malpractice Decisions Issued

By Jeff Brown |

During the month of November, two particularly important medical malpractice decisions were made, with one of them taking place here in the Florida Supreme Court. Both will have effects on future malpractice and injury claims, as discussed below in more detail. Florida Supreme Court Makes Landmark Decision Preserving Privacy Rights in Litigation On November… Read More »

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Rollback of Consumer Protections in Higher Education Leaves Commercial Litigation Attorneys Busy

By Jeff Brown |

Many are concerned about consumer fraud in student loan debt collection since the new administration has been in place; specifically, about the erosion of civil liberties and consumer protections. As a result of the various actions taken recently by the Department of Education to deregulate protection is for student loan borrowers, there is a… Read More »

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Rule Alleviating Bank Consumer Fraud Potentially In Jeopardy

By Jeff Brown |

A battle over what’s best for consumers who are victims of consumer fraud at the hands of banks and other financial institutions is brewing in Congress: In July, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau banned banks and other financial institutions from forcing customers to agree to arbitration instead of class action lawsuits if they were… Read More »

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