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Traffic Deaths Show Startling Spike Second Year in a Row

By Jeff Brown |

The traffic accident statistics for 2016 were just released, and they are dismal: According to the report, 40,200 people died in auto accidents in 2016 alone, making 2016 the first year—since 2007—to see more than 40,000 people die in auto accidents, and making the recent two-year increase (14 percent) the largest in more than… Read More »

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New Report Highlights Consumer Fraud at All-Time High In 2016

By Jeff Brown |

According to a new report released, approximately 15.4 million consumers were victims of fraud or identity theft in 2016; a 16 percent increase from the previous year, and the highest figure on record since the report producers started tracking these statistics in 2004. The highest increase (up 40 percent) occurred with transactions made online… Read More »

Safety

Construction of Pipeline in Florida Has Those Nearby Worried About Accidents

By Jeff Brown |

Florida citizens upset about the construction of a $3.2 billion natural gas pipeline that will stretch 268 miles (or 829 kilometers) from Alabama to Florida have started protesting against its construction, concerned that it will threaten the environment, freshwater supply, and the state’s future in solar energy. Some are also concerned that an accident… Read More »

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Antitrust Lawsuit Filed Against Cell phone Chip Supplier

By Jeff Brown |

On January 17th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed an antitrust lawsuit against Qualcomm (QCOM), the lead supplier of chips used by our mobile phones. The company has been accused of  conducting a monopoly in the market via their patent-licensing terms with phone partners.; specifically, of strong-arming Apple into using its product in iPhones… Read More »

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The Future for Medical Malpractice Claims

By Jeff Brown |

For many Americans, the right to hold a doctor or other medical professional accountable for any mistakes that cause harm is a fundamental right to justice. When private parties to limit that right, there is typically uproar and reactive forces which seek to restore those rights once again. However, what might surprise many is… Read More »

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Housing That Is Dangerous and Unfair To Consumers

By Jeff Brown |

Recently, the New York Times reported on an issue that is hurting residents all over the country, not only in terms of injury and harm, but also in terms of civil rights, contracts, and consumer protection. The article details the many moldy, decrepit, and unfit homes that have been and continue to be turned… Read More »

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Jury Awards $2.85 Million in Broward County Medical Malpractice Case

By Jeff Brown |

On February 6th, a jury found a Broward County doctor liable for $2.4 million in damages for failing to properly treat a 72-year-old retired police officer—Jerry Pettigrossi—who was suffering from an autoimmune disorder and ended up dying as the result of the medical care he received. Allegedly, Pettigrossi was placed on the regular medical… Read More »

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Lawsuits Will Be Critical in Protecting People’s Rights over Next Four Years

By Jeff Brown |

As the U.S. prepares to welcome in a new administration, advocacy groups are predicting that litigation will be key in protecting citizens’ civil rights under state and federal commercial laws, including consumer protection and employment laws. Because it is anticipated that there will be fewer opportunities to collaborate with the administration before certain laws… Read More »

Malpractice

Florida Supreme Court Questions Whether State Medical Malpractice Law Violates Patient Privacy

By Jeff Brown |

On December 8th, the Florida Supreme Court reviewed a case that could have repercussions for victims of medical malpractice who choose to bring malpractice lawsuits here in Florida. The case centers around a 2013 state medical malpractice law that allows what are known as “ex parte communications,” or communications between attorneys and doctors who… Read More »

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New Study Highlights Toxins in Baby Pacifiers

By Jeff Brown |

A new study just released by the American Chemical Society found that the most popular teething rings contain hormone-disrupting chemicals and toxins linked to an increased risk of developing cancer, obesity, and heart disease. Although the teethers were found to contain these harmful substances—including Bisphenol A (BPA), Bisphenol S, Bisphenol F, parabens, and antimicrobials… Read More »

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