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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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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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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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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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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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Discovering Defects With Your Home: When Is It Consumer Fraud?

By Jeff Brown |

Many individuals and families these days are opting to purchase rather than rent, especially in the eastern states like Florida, where paying a mortgage can actually cost less than paying rent. However, dealing with a real estate purchase carries with it a whole host of potential pitfalls, especially when it comes to consumer fraud… Read More »

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Standards Designed To Protect Consumers Expected To Be Rolled Back

By Jeff Brown |

On March 7th, the administration is expected to announce an agreement reached with major auto companies concerning the overhaul of future mileage and emissions standards, regulations that would have required the industry provide consumers with vehicles that meet a target of at least 54 miles per gallon by 2025. The move is a regulatory… 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 »

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Allstate Pays Settlement Linked To Consumer Fraud

By Jeff Brown |

Both Allstate and the Liberty Mutual Group, Inc. settled with consumers and their attorneys recently for improperly advertising programs related to accident forgiveness. Specifically, the companies had to pay for investigative costs and civil penalties, contributing towards future investigations and prosecutions related to consumer fraud issues like these. The insurance companies were found to… Read More »

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