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Florida Consumer Fraud Update

By Jeff Brown |

From new litigation against large companies, to actions taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Florida citizens should be aware of the latest updates in consumer fraud litigation (as discussed below): CenturyLink Telecommunications company CenturyLink faces a growing legal battle as consumer fraud litigation has now been filed against them in Arizona, California, Colorado,… Read More »

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When People Are Injured or Killed at State Fairs, Who’s Responsible?

By Jeff Brown |

It’s the type of accident that haunts every parent’s worst nightmares: a ride that malfunctions at a state fair and injures and kills people in the process. On July 26th, 18-year-old Tyler Jarrell was killed and seven others severely injured when the “Fire Ball” attraction at the Ohio State Fair malfunctioned, falling apart in… Read More »

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Consumer Fraud

By Jeff Brown |

Having practiced commercial litigation for many years here in Boca Raton, we’ve seen and helped clients with a fair share of consumer fraud cases. While sometimes your best form of protection is to Google a company before you purchase a product or provide them with any personal information–as well as make sure you read… Read More »

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Another Recall for Takata: Inflators with Calcium Sulfate

By Jeff Brown |

It seems that the Takata airbag disaster is never quite over: On July 11th, Takata added an additional 2.7 million airbags to the nation’s largest auto industry recall in history after a new hazard was detected. Reportedly, a subset of its airbag inflators that rely on calcium sulfate can also rupture while deploying, sending… Read More »

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Florida’s Drug Treatment Industry Plagued by Fraud

By Jeff Brown |

NBC News recently covered a frightening phenomenon happening here at home in Florida: the billion-dollar drug treatment industry that is recruiting addicts, harming them, and in some instances, killing them, all while pretending to be in the business of drug addiction reform. Arguably, it is a new form of consumer fraud which has reared… Read More »

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Florida Supreme Court Lifts Cap on Payouts for Victims of Medical Malpractice

By Jeff Brown |

On June 8th, the Florida Supreme Court held that a 2003 state law that restricted pain and suffering-related damages in personal injury medical malpractice claims violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Florida Constitution, impacting plaintiffs who suffer severe personal injuries (and/or wrongful death) as a result of harm done by medical professionals. In… Read More »

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Injuries & Deaths at Tampa Electric Co. Plant

By Jeff Brown |

On June 29th, two people were killed and four injured in a major incident at the Tampa Electric Co. plant in Apollo Beach, Florida. Workers were reportedly fighting for their lives with burns covering most of their bodies due to molten slag—the byproduct created at the plant when coal is burned for electricity—gushing out… Read More »

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Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against GNC

By Jeff Brown |

As consumers, most of us understand just how important labels and lists of ingredients are. Not only should companies not be able to claim that their products do things that they do not, but ingredient lists can be especially important in protecting consumers, both in ensuring that they are getting the product that they… Read More »

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Another Death during Cosmetic Surgery Procedure Puts Spotlight on Florida Surgeon

By Jeff Brown |

Florida can be a popular destination for those seeking to have plastic surgery done, especially if they require surgeons who specialize in particular procedures, such as particular types of lifts. However, people seeking to have cosmetic surgery done need to be careful and ensure that they do their homework in selecting the right surgeon… Read More »

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Major Consumer Fraud Enforcement Initiative Kicked Off In Florida

By Jeff Brown |

On May 12th, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the office of the Florida Attorney General announced their plans concerning a major consumer fraud enforcement initiative in the state of Florida. The initiative involves filing complaints against companies allegedly involved in tech support scams, whereby consumers are tricked into believing their computers have been… Read More »

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