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New Report Highlights That Consumers Are At Risk from Contaminated Products

By Jeff Brown |

A new report highlighted by The New York Times reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken too long to get food products off store shelves after associated hazards were reported. Specifically, despite having the necessary authority, the agency did not move quickly enough to protect consumers. The inspector general at the… Read More »

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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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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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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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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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A Look at Serious Consumer Fraud Issue Hitting Florida

By Jeff Brown |

One of the biggest consumer fraud issues that has emerged in states like Florida involves the use of skimmers, which are electronic credit card readers that thieves put into fuel pumps. Once inside, they can capture personal information such as identification numbers, account information, and zip codes when the customer punches them in at… Read More »

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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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